Friday, February 25, 2011

Feeling crafty.

I've had a few projects lately that I just so happened to take pictures of so I thought I would share...


I saw something kind of like this somewhere so I thought I would try and create an "I am a child of God" picture in Lyndon's room.  I printed it at kinko's for $2. I love how it turned out!




One of my Young Women are getting married in a couple of months. (I can't believe I could possibly be that old.) I went to her bridal shower last week and couldn't think of anything to get her until I remembered this idea from my very crafty sister, Lindsey. The jar is full of date ideas to do for a dollar. Isn't she genius? Things like "buy a kite from the dollar store and go fly it at the park" and "buy a notebook and take turns writing down how you met" and "start a trade-up scavenger hunt with a dollar bill". I typed them in photoshop elements then punched them out with a cute square scalloped punch. Oh, and for the "apothecary" looking jar it's a glass candle stick holder and a glass vase from the dollar store glued together with E-6000 glue.






I'm so excited about this one! I've had my eye on these pottery barn dry erase calendars for a couple of years now. But I just couldn't get myself to fork over the $50 for the board plus $20 for the rod to hang it. So my handy dandy husband made an exact duplicate in Photoshop and I printed it on 16x20 photo paper at Costco for $6. I had this frame that I got on clearance at Target for $8. I put the calendar in the frame and presto, my very own pottery barn-inspired dry erase calendar for $14. I love it.

(this is the one from pottery barn)

(this one is mine)



Hello to all of you coming from the Crafting Chicks! For those of you who are wanting these files, head on over to my photo blog...I will be posting the files there for you to download.

16 comments:

The McGraths said...

I would love the date night jar file! Such a cute idea! cindidotmcgrathatgmaildotcom

Heather said...

Way to go Katie! Those are awesome! That date night jar is super cute! And that is so great that you made that calendar--just as useful and lots less money!

Cammie said...

Look at you! I want to hear more about this book you mentioned too :)
I would love your calendar and I am a Child of God files! Thanks!

KML said...

You are so creative! I love your blog! Would love your calendar file...thanks for offering!

Cammie said...

BTW, I almost died when I saw Lyndon on Dana's blog...of course you would be friends! Lyndon's cute.

The Jen said...

Oh my gosh! So cute! Who who who is getting married?!? I can't imagine any of them are old enough :) Love your blog, your kids are still outrageously cute.

Jamie said...

is there any way you could send me all those files? I'm just a stocker, but I think they're great ideas and all beautiful! jamiewhittier@gmail.com

My Crafty Designs said...

Love all of your awesome & creative ideas. I would love to recieve the files too. Also, quick question under the calendar you have another piece I can't make it out.. could you explain to me how you use it. I'm a new follower and will soon be coming back to visit.

Annette
(AnnetteASalinas@aol.com)

Hayes & Mike said...

Just saw your post on Crafting Chicks. Cute idea. Could you send me I am a child of God? Thanks so much!!
hayesells@hotmail.com

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Katie Evans Photography said...

Hey everyone!! I'm so sorry but the computer that all these files are on crashed a couple of months ago so I'm not able to send anyone the files. Ugh. What a pain...I know!

VICKY said...

Love these ideas, just saw on Crafting Chicks. Wondering if someone who obtained them earlier would share? Rickanvic@yahoo.com

ann d du québec said...

j adore cette idée!

Katie Evans Photography said...

Hey All! Good news...I realized I have all these files in my email from sending them previously! Hooray! So what I'll do is post the files on my photoblog here: http://kevansphotography.blogspot.com/

Give me a couple of days to get it all up!

Arlene said...

Love the date night jar. great way to have fun and save some money. Arlene from theroseyposey dot com

Devon said...

the dollar date night is an awesome idea could you post more ideas for the dollar dates