I have two exciting things to share today! A happy customer & my newest sponsor!
Fist I want to introduce my new sponsor, Cate from Ciao Bella Photography. Cate photographed this beautiful Baby Shower that was designed using my Little Man collection for the mom-to-be and she graciously contacted me and offered to share her pictures with me. One look and I immediately said yes! Cate has a special gift for capturing the perfect shots. Just take a look at her blog and you will see what I mean! She lives in Utah and offers her services for engagements, weddings, bridals, family and individual portraits. Cate has also taken some amazing design photos and is focusing on branching into commercial photography. That's where I come into play. Cate and I are looking forward to some future collaborations where I will design the events and she will photograph them! Oh, this is going to be FUN!
I know what you're thinking... "What if I don't live in Utah?" right...? Well for the rest of us, Cate has an etsy shop full of beautiful pictures! I absolutely LOVE her style. So light and fresh! You definitely need to check it out!
Have fun checking out these adorable pictures from this Little Man baby shower. I'm so happy I got to be a (small) part of this new and exciting time for the mommy-to-be!
Note, all photos in this post were taken by Cate and are property of Ciao Bella Photography. Please do repost images without Cate's permission.
Posted by Belva June at Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Happy Saturday (night) to you! Hope your weekend has been a good one so far. We spent the day catching up on some much needed cleaning and laundry today. Aaahh, doesn't it feel good to sit in a spotless house? But the true highlight of my day was checking out my feature on Shwin & Shwin. As one of their new sponsors, I am offering a FREE printable collection to one lucky follower of their blog. Go check it out and enter to win!
Posted by Belva June at Saturday, June 11, 2011
I am so excited to be featured on one of my favorite sites, Baby Lifestyles. They always have the latest and greatest on party ideas, room decor inspiration, Hollywood mom gossip... Pretty much everything baby! I have been visiting their blog/website for quite some time and always find MORE than what I was looking for. I was thrilled when Tara, Baby Lifestyles Editor, invited me to show some of Hailey's Vintage Cowgirl party pics and gave me the opportunity to share some of the details with their readers! Go check out my article, and when you're done take a peek at their very first issue of their online magazine! Be ready to get inspired!
Check back soon to see Jake's "Little Man Mustache Bash" party featured on Baby Lifestyles as well!
Thanks Tara, for letting me share my passion with you!
Posted by Belva June at Wednesday, June 08, 2011
I am IN LOVE with the newest collection coming to the SHOP. It's near and dear to my heart because it was created for my very own "Little Man." I had so much fun collecting inspiration for this event and creating a party that reflected my "little-big" guy!
Posted by Belva June at Sunday, June 05, 2011
Once it dried I made a template out of construction paper for the pattern.
This is actually the "what-not-to-do" portion of the tutorial. With a pencil I traced the pattern completely from one end to the other. I recommend not doing that! I had to be very tedious with my taping job to make sure that I exposed the lines to be painted over and I missed a few spots. Instead, try making a "dot-to-dot" from the high point of the zig-zag to the low then line your tape from one dot to the other. It will save you a lot of clean-up later!
Once your template is applied to the board you will need the following items:
And paint color of your choice. The project is small enough that I just bought two paint samples and had plenty left over. I originally went with Better Homes and Gardens BHG103 Aqua Inlet (very light blue) then I COMPLETELY changed my mind and went with Glidden's Mustard Seed. (So glad I did!)
This is what your taped design should look like. Tape the top and bottom of each zig-zap that you want to stay white, and really I should have taped the middle too because I still made some oopsies.
Start painting away. Apply a first coat and let it dry completely then apply another.
Once dry peel the tape directly back over the path it was applied if that makes sense. Don't pull the tape away from the pattern or it may take some paint with it.
Apply a few hooks on the back and display your lovely piece of art work!
I am so glad I changed my mind and went with yellow! I love yellow and it really makes a statement in my "inspiration" room. It's one of the first things you see from the front door and it feels welcoming!
I'm also excited because as I was driving down the street the other day I saw some "weeds" on the side of the road that were this beautiful bright yellow. I'm sure people on the road thought I was crazy but I pulled over and picked a few and now have them in my office. They are a lovely to accent the chevron painting.
Posted by Belva June at Thursday, June 02, 2011