Meowy Christmas!

IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!  WHO’S EXCITED!!!!!!!!!

Not me…definitely not me…

Before we actually get to Christmas I wanted to show off some pictures of my Christmas kitties!  These first two I took myself.  And it will be quite obvious haha.

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I love their “backdrop”. I added so many pink Christmas items that I had and they looked so cute with it.  Amelia (the calico) looks absolutely thrilled since I had to change the lighting like 5 times before I got that picture.  I think she was losing patience.  And Target (the tuxedo) was trying to get to the treats that I had in my hand.  She usually does things for treats (main word usually), so obviously she wanted them as I was shaking the bag to get her attention.

And I also took them to work to get pictures done as well.  If you don’t know, I work at a pet hotel in the local area where we can take our pets to work.  How cool is that?  We also get a small discount on all of our picture events which means I most definitely paid for their Christmas pictures.

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They both look scared out of their mind!  I don’t take them to work that often, so that’s number 1.  Number 2, they normally just stay in their room no in the lobby where the pictures were taken.  And number 3, they just don’t like their pictures taken.  But I Love Them!  The pictures…my love for the cats is questionable sometimes.

I’m kidding I love my cats.

So that’s it!  I hope you enjoyed looking at my cats and laughing at their dismay in their photos.  I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and we will see you next week!

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Navy, Red and White Table Setting

It’s almost July! How did that happen? Here in the states we are getting ready for Independence Day, or 4th of July. One of the best memories I have was,  from 1976, the U.S.A.’s bicentennial year. We went to Disneyland that summer, and what a firework show they put on. I remember the amazing parade and all the red, white and blue. If you can believe it, we even camped in a truck and camper in the parking lot! That was a long time ago!!! We have been to Disneyland many times since, but there has never been a firework show quite like the one in 1976.

I started this tablescape with the traditional white tablecloth and then layered a navy and white table runner across the middle and then a place-mat at the edge of the table.

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I layered the plate and bowl, starting with a white and red metal plate at the bottom and then adding a white bowl on top.  I placed a blue cloth napkin between them.

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I love these little navy bags from Target. It’s fun to put a special little treat in them for visitors. Succulents in little white pots and layered on wooden blocks give the table a summery feel.

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I added this fork stamped with U.S.N., United States Navy. Love it! It’s fun to use a little something special on the table.

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I’m ready for the fourth or any summer get together! Thanks for stopping by today!

 

99 Cent Store Valentines Day

Hello everyone!  I hope you have all had a wonderful week because it is almost the weekend!  Does anyone have any exciting plans for the weekend?

Well as you may know, Valentines Day is coming up in 2.5 weeks and we all need to start the major pink and red, hearts and love decoration fest!  And for me, being a broke college student, the 99 Cent Store is a great place to pick up decorations.

And boy, do they have a lot of stuff!  Lots of pink and red colored hearts, boxes, and signs.  So, I bought some stuff to help decorate my roommate and my apartment.

The first thing I bought was this cute little white sign.  I thought it was really simple and pretty and it goes perfectly under our cute family board.

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The next thing was the awesome XOXO sign.  I love the different colors and that it is on a black background, not white.  It looks great on the table, even if the cats don’t agree.

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Next…is this adorable little mailbox!  It is tin and it’s probably supposed to hold candy, but maybe I will send secret messages to my roommate.  Or I will just keep looking adorable right inside my door.

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Now onto yet another sign.  This cute little arrow sign is perfect for any room of the house.  I love it in my room on my bookshelf.  Because, arrows are still in style right????

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And, onto the door.  I bought this red heart sash thingy that I wrapped around my wreath.  It looks great and is very festive for Valentines Day.

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Finally, this cute little box.  I bought it to fill with candy for my roommate for Valentines Day since we are both single.

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Maybe we will celebrate Galentines Day……..

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Valentines Day by BlitzyBlingArt

Hello everyone!  I have a really easy project that you can make just in time for Valentines Day!  I hope you enjoy!

So I am currently working on a bunch of artwork for a craft show that I will be attending in March.  As a part of attending the craft show, I need to give a small donation for a silent auction.  Because of this, I made two small canvass that go together!

(I must apologize because I made the first canvas before I thought of taking pictures for the blog.  Sorry.)

I decided I was going to make a heart and an XO.  Now, I made the heart before I took pictures, but I will show yo how I made the XO.

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First, I started with I drew out the X and the O to make sure they were the right sizes.

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Then you place the glue.  I followed my lines because I somehow fit the letters perfectly.

And finally TAKE PICTURES!

But, I couldn’t take just normal pictures.  I had to attempt to take pictures of my two miniature canvases with my cats Target and Amelia.

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I swear I spent way too long trying to get these pictures….

But I think the tiny canvases turned out so cute!  And I mean, my cats love each other and I love them so it works out perfectly!  Especially since I am the conductor of the single train for life…………………………………………..

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Adding Some Dazzle to an Old Pair of Shoes

Hello everyone!  Is it fall yet?  Because out here in California it is still 90 degrees almost all week and I could really use a rainy cold day.  Wouldn’t that be nice?????

Well, this weeks blog was an experiment for a present for a friend of mine.  I wanted to try this on something that I had before I put I worked on something and I didn’t like how it turned out.

So, I want to bedazzle a pair of shoes for my friend, but wanted to bedazzle a pair of my own shoes to see if I liked it or not.  My supplies included a pair of shoes that I drew on, Jolee’s Boutique scrapbook embellishments, and fabric glue.

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Now, I already had the design drawn on the shoes, so I didn’t have to worry about messing up.  But, I definitely suggest drawing on the shoes before doing anything else.  It makes your job 100 times easier.

And then I didn’t know what would be easier to put the black gems on.  If I put the glue on each gem individually, or if I smeared the glue on the shoe and then stuck the gems on.  So, here’s my verdict.  Putting glue on each gem individually makes the line nicer, but smearing the glue on the shoe is much faster.

So it’s up to you what you what you want to do!  The picture on the left is glue on each gem and the picture on the right is the glue smeared on.  Don’t worry, the glue dries on clear.

And after you spend however long sticking your gems on the shoes, you will have a completed look!  Whatever you decide to put on your shoes, or whatever you decide to bedazzle, it will look awesome!

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I love how the turned out!  Obviously, the glue hadn’t completely dried in the picture, but it did dry completely clear and they look awesome!  I am happy with how it looks and cannot wait to compete the project for my friends present!

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