Friday, May 14, 2010

"Scrap-Frames" A Creative, Unique, & Fun Gift Idea!

Ever been stuck thinking long & hard about
what to get the person who has everything?

Or, maybe you are low on fund$ recently,
but you want to give a meaningful gift.

Or, perhaps you're just in the creative mood & want to have a little fun ....

I found myself a little bit of all three -
So, I came up with the idea to make my own "Scrap-Frames"!

With a little help from Michael's Craft Store & my imagination, I created two beautiful frames for my Mom (for Mother's Day!) & for my little brother (for his Birthday!).

After digging through some old photo's, I found a cute picture of my mom & I when I was a baby & an adorable picture of my brother & I from our summers out in Shelter Island!

These old photo's were a great addition to the handmade, thoughtful & unique frame!

Want to make your own "Scrap-Frame"?
It's Easy!

Bare wood frame from Michaels

Acrylic Paint (washable)
I used Craft Smart Acrylic Craft Paint - it's cheap & comes in hundreds of colors!

Sponge Brush

Water & Wash Bowl

Wood Glue (dries clear)

Mod Podge (waterbase sealer, glue, & finish)

Scrapbook stickers, decorations, magazine cut-outs, quotes, photo's etc...decorate your frame with anything that will stay glued to it!

1. paint frame & allow it to dry - several coats may be necessary

2. glue on your decorations & allow to dry

3. paint on mod podge over decorations & entire frame - use two - three coats
*mod podge may look too white over decorations, but don't worry, it will dry clear!

This is a fun way to give a gift that shows you care! It's also a great way to spend some creative quality time with kids!

Have fun!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Introducing - Long Island Summer Sitters!

Long Island Summer Sitters
is an on-call babysitting & tutoring referral service
Available to local residents and visitors in Nassau County Long Island, NY.

We offer short-term, overnight, and group babysitting services
during the summer season
*some sitters available throughout the entire year, please ask
Tutoring for children and teens all year long
*we are certified and cater to all special needs

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Product Discovery of the Week!

In my pursuit to make my customer happy and find adorable stationary to host my Witty Words for her Bridal Shower invitations, I stumbled across Emily & her business, Gallard Works!

She was a pleasure to work with - extremely efficient, accommodating, and the turnaround time was great!

My client ordered customized Sunflower Invitations as well as the matching customized Sunflower Note Cards to compliment her "Garden Theme" Bridal Shower Party!
(The note cards serving as perfect Thank You Cards post-Bridal Shower! - great gift idea!)

Sunflower Bridal  Shower Invitation
Above: Sunflower Invitations with matching yellow envelopes!
To be used as Thank You Cards & matching yellow envelopes
Sunflower Notecard Set of 12 - Custom Initial

Emily will customize any order - monogram, initials, or your own unique text!

More Gallard Work's Samples:

Will You Be My Bridesmaid embellished card
Will You Be My Bridesmaid -  embellished card green

Paired with vellum envelopes so that the wraparound design is visible
Gingko - Stationery (10/10)

Himalayan Poppy Personalized Custom Notecards

Visit her her Etsy Store, her Blog, as well as her website to read more and see more samples of her adorable, classy, & unique paper goods!

Let her know that L.A.B. sent you!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Spring Closet Cleaning - Item #2

As I mentioned earlier this week, I am cleaning out my closet & selling off a ton of my designer clothes & accessories - stay tuned for more Theory, Juicy, Kate Spade, & Nanette Lepore...


Monday, February 8, 2010

What is your Favorite Bridal Shower Invite?!?

Sample 1
Can be custom to fit brides attributes (hair color, skin tone, etc...)
Sample 2
Various colors & options for prints

Sample 3
Various color options for middle part of dress (seen here in green & blue)

Sample 4

Sample 5

Sample 6A

Sample 6B

Sample 7

Sample 8
Plus Memory book - created by same artist / designer

Sample 9

Sample 10

Sample 11A
Two color options seen below

Sample 11B

Spring Closet Cleaning!

Hello Friends, my name is Lauren & I am a 20-something professional & self proclaimed shop-a-holic - haha : )

I have a hard time letting go of things - particularly, my nice clothes & accessories, but I am finally ready to part with some things that no longer fit, have never been worn (some still have tags), &/or that I can not fit into the ity-bity closet in my NYC apartment!

Here is item #1 of many more items (clothes & accessories) to come...

Brand New, Never Worn, Theory Pant Suit Size 4

Check back this week for more clothing & accessories from Theory, Kate Spade, Juicy, Joie, & More!



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