"Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to you, each other, your children, your grand-children and others throughout the generations. Remember, the Savior chastised those who failed to record important events." --President Spencer W. Kimball

June 30, 2010

Back in Business...

Yay!  Thanks so much to Marie for getting me back in business!!!  My cord to charge my laptop was fried and my laptop was completely dead....I went around trying to fix my wire and found out that it was like $80 to replace it.... so I haven't had a computer for like a week or so.  I just happened to mention my mishap to my little sister and she said she might have an extra Dell cord lying around from an old computer they had.....I went there hoping and praying and YAY it fits!  My computer is nice and charged and ready for me to blog all the things that have happened in this past week.... hahaha!

First off, I've completed another little home project.... I went with my mother-in-law to Ikea to buy some curtains for my living room, totally had in mind to buy navy blue curtains, but we saw these blueish greenish curtains that we totally fell in love with and so we bought those ones.... that of course changed my other navy blue plans....cause now that just wouldn't match.  My idea to bring the color of the curtain to tie into the other living room was to take my kids pictures in clothes that matched the color of the curtains, and to hang them under the vinyl..... it couldn't have turned out more perfect....I just love it!  :)  I totally scored too because I only went to two stores and found exactly what I was looking for.  At Michael's I found a gerber daisy flower that was blueish green, and then at Children's Place I found shirts for both my boys.  My BFF Talia made the flower into a hair peice for me and it turned out so nice!  We came home and I threw a white sheet over the couch that's on our patio and I took the pictures as Tea was making the kids smile.  In like 15 minutes we got the shots we wanted and so I headed to Sam's Club to get the prints (keep in mind my computer was down so this is exactly how they were taken, I didn't get the chance to photoshop and touch them up at all)  An hour and $4.28 later, I had the 8X10 prints of each of my kids.  I stopped at Walmart and grabbed some cheap $2 frames and went home.  Tea had bought some woven material to make ta'ovala's for my boys a while back and she was going to throw away the left-over material....but I kept it!  Thank goodness I did, because I ended up using it to cover the mat around the pictures and it totally matched the Fangupo vinyl that's on the wall....... here's how my project went:

Here are some of the pictures I took...the ones with the blue background
are the ones I chose for my project...

The $2 frames from Walmart came with a mat...
The woven material Tea was going to throw away...
Glued the material to the mat with a glue stick...
After the glue was completely dry, I cut the material around the mat...
I taped the pictures to the back of the mat so they would stay in place....
Only problem was that I bought the frames that have the glass that pops out of the front, but because the material I glued on the mat was a little thick, I couldn't pop the glass back in, so I went to Ova's tool box and found a roll of black vinyl/electrical tape and I taped the edges!  hahaha... I tried really hard to make the tape straight, hoping it would end up looking like a black frame around the edges....hahaha you can't even tell it's tape! 
And ta-da the final product!!  I love it!  My sister told me about the command strips to hang up pictures so you don't have to use nails and make holes all over your walls!  It's pretty cool because it's like velcrow so you can move and change your pictures around if you want to without damaging the walls!
Now I just have to find time to take a family picture (cause the last one we have, Lautala wasn't born yet) and I gotta put up my pictures of Christ and the Temple and I'm done!  Yay!

7 comments:

Kiki Fangupo said...

Nice! I wish I would've known about those command strips. My walls are so jacked up from all the hanging & moving around I've done.

IONGI FAMILY said...

Love it!!! such a crafty person!!!

Tiff and Kyle said...

That looks INCREDIBLE! Well done. Martha Stewart eat your heart out!

Siu said...

Love it! So cute!!

Siu said...

Love it! So cute!!

Dasl*it Photography said...

Love it.. Your so creative, love the photos the kids are growing up so fast and so beautiful..

Melissa said...

That looks awesome! I need to copy your idea and do that for my kids. Looks really good. I am going to be in SLC July 21-27 so we need to hang out. I will call you and we can get together.