Friday, July 29, 2011

UL Blume: Grace Collection

Starting today, I will be previewing each of inspirational jewelry collections. First up-Grace.

Just as a small grain of sand transforms into a radiant pearl, we are also made beautiful by every challenge we face. Featuring delicate pearls, silk cherry blossoms, and blue glass briolette beads, each piece in our Grace Collection is a reminder of your own inner strength and anything's possible attitude.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monthly Incentive Decorating Ideas - August

Vinyl Colors Shown:
Matte Black
Materials Needed:
Ornate Mirror (12” x 18” purchased at JoAnn’s)
Instructions: Prep the mirror by cleaning with mistick. Let dry.  Prep and apply the expression.

Vinyl colors shown:
Terra Cotta
Materials Needed:
MDF Board-Pre drilled-White
7 wooden clothes pins
Fabric dye in various colors (can be purchased at fabric stores)
Multi-purpose wood glue
Begin by dying each clothespin in various colors. I used 5 different colors in 5 different containers. I used soup cans and bottles as the dye will stain plastic cups. Add 1 tsp. of dye to each container. Boil a medium size pan full of water. Fill each container about 2/3 full of boiling water. Drop clothes pins into the containers using tongs. Wait about 10 minutes, or until desired color is reached. Remove the clothes pins with the tongs and let them dry on newspaper or foil. Once the clothes pins are dry, adhere them to the pre drilled board using the wood glue spaced about 2 inches apart. Prep and apply the expression.