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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Review of Wednik; Wedding Management Made Easy

Hello all! I am writing this review to let you all know about Wednik. It is a great service that I have recently discovered, and it has a ton of tools built right in to help you plan your wedding. Oh, did I also mention that there is a free subscription option as well? Yes that's right you get a ton of services including task managing, budget tracking, local vendor search, and a place to easily store and organize wedding items and ideas. You can even get advice from handpicked wedding planners, and there are several levels of plans available from simple wedding advice to completely detailed planning from a personal wedding planner.

This site as an easy to use interface that is well laid and interactive. You can set tasks and assign them to family members, the groom, or your friends. You can send out updates about the tasks while checking your budget or looking at your favorite items. Wednik is a great way to keep all your wedding planning in one well organized place. 

To get access to all Wednik's unique services just sign up here. You enter your wedding date and it automatically provides you with a timeline for all the important steps of planning your wedding. The budget tracker allows you to watch your spending and calculate the costs of everything right in one place. This will save you time and money, trust me!

For more info and reasons about why you should use Wednik watch this quick video!


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Free Bridal Toss Giveaway No purchase required!

Just come hangout and chat at this auction. Let me know you came for the giveaway and you will be entered to win a free bridal toss! Starts at 1pm EDT today April 21st.  The winner will be announced at the end of the auction! The toss is 5" and matches this package. So come have some fun and win something! http://tophatter.com/auctions/19697


Friday, April 12, 2013

Free Butterfly Templates

Butterflies are great for tons of differnet crafts, and since I recently published this how to article on making spring butterfly themed wedding decorations I better post some free buttterfly templates for my readers to use! So enjoy and flutter by butterfly =)



         



            
      

            

      

Yay! Butterflies make me happy; I should do this more often!




DIY Wedding Invitation Kits

So you know I am always on the look out for new and interesting wedding ideas, and DIY is always right up my alley, so when I saw these DIY wedding invitation kits I automatically had to check it out.

On first glance I thought oh I get it; these are like the printable cards you can get from the craft store, but when I read the description I knew I was wrong. The kits include a ton of stuff that I would have never even thought about, but I would obviously need. The kits include all the items you would need to make your own personalized wedding invitations and at a fraction of the price of buying all the pieces separately.

All you need to do is fill in your info and print the cards out! So simple and much more affordable then getting them professionally made. The best part is they will look as good as store made invitations and you can have the satisfaction of creating them yourself!

DIY wedding invitation kits are fun and easy, and I recommend them to all brides. They are also a great project for anyone who is eager to help out!

These are some of my favorite DIY kits from http://www.thankyou.on.ca.


I love this one the classic black and white scroll-work is gorgeous!



The addition of the ribbon and embellishment flower make this invitation so sweet and romantic!

I love the raised daisy flower detail of these invitations. Simple and delicate. 

DIY wedding invitation kits are a great way to add your personal touch to your wedding while saving some money! I hope you all love these  kits as much s I do! Remember to check out http://www.thankyou.on.ca for more wedding invitation kits you can make yourself as well as a ton of other great wedding items! And as always check back for more wedding and craft reviews, articles, pictures, and ideas! 



Brooch Wedding Bouquet and First Sale on Tophatter!

So, I recently joined tophatter.com and my first sale on the site is this beautiful brooch bouquet that was custom made for a special bride. It is watermelon pink and clover green and features silver brooches, clear crystals, pink pearls, and little angel wings.

If you have never been to tophatter.com I recommend you check it out, but more about that later. On to the pics!















Remember if you would like your own custom brooch bouquet you can email me at artforahome@yahoo.com

Monday, April 8, 2013

Homemade Wedding Decorations: Spring Butterflies


Spring is a lovely season for weddings, and this season should be incorporated into wedding decorations. Butterflies first make their appearance during the spring, and they are the perfect theme for spring wedding. This article will provide you with detailed instructions on creating three homemade wedding decorations with spring butterflies as the theme.

Many of these projects use a butterfly template. Please check this post for a bunch of free buttterfly templates.

Garland
A butterfly garland is a lovely spring wedding decoration, and this homemade spring craft can be made easily and quickly. For this homemade spring wedding decoration you will need coffee filters, watercolor paints, a paintbrush, water, pipe cleaners, scissors, and ribbon.
Start this homemade spring wedding decoration by wetting all of the coffee filters and the paint. Add some drops of paint to the filters and the colors will swirl together. Allow the coffee filters to dry completely.
Then fold a pipe cleaner in half and pinch the coffee filter in the middle. Place the folded end of the pipe cleaner on top of the pinched section of the coffee filter and pull the ends through. Wrap the pipe cleaner around itself until you reach the other side of coffee filter and curl the ends of the pipe cleaner to make the butterflies antennae. Cut a long piece of ribbon and hook the butterflies on to the ribbon by their antennae. This homemade spring wedding decoration is easy to complete and it will look lovely on your big day.
Centerpiece
Butterflies make a beautiful spring wedding centerpiece; for this homemade decoration you will need a butterfly template, cardstock in various spring patterns, scissors, glue, fishing line, a clear vase, flowers, and a tree branch. You can use fake flowers for this craft if you like.
Start this homemade wedding decoration by tracing the butterfly template onto the cardstock. You can make a butterfly template easily by finding an image of a butterfly and cutting it out of cardboard. Next cut out several butterflies and glue pieces of fishing line to the backs of the butterflies.
After the glue has dried tie the butterflies to the tree branch so they dangle nicely and fill the vase with flowers. Place the branch across or on top of the vase, and add a little glue to secure it if you like. This homemade spring butterfly decoration will look lovely as a wedding centerpiece.
Place Card Holder
You can make beautiful butterfly place card holders for your homemade wedding decorations. For this wedding craft you will need a butterfly template, scissors, patterned cardstock, a pencil, glue, and a black marker. Start this craft by tracing the template onto the cardstock, cut the butterflies out, and color the bodies and antennae black.
Next lightly bend the butterflies in the middle so the wings are closer together. Add a line of glue halfway up the body of the butterflies and attach two butterflies together. Make sure to leave a space in between the butterflies on top to place the name card. This spring wedding decoration uses butterflies in a creative and fun way.
Spring is a wonderful season for weddings, and it is a lot of fun to incorporate butterflies into your homemade wedding decorations. These homemade wedding decorations feature spring butterflies, and they will make your wedding unique and lovely.


Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Wedding Site Review: Aspire Live; Events by Isaac La Buguen

Aspire Live is a wedding planning company that I recently checked out and decided I should share with my friends, fans, and followers!

The company is run by Isaac La Buguen, and you should check out their Google plus HERE. Why should you check them out you may be asking yourself. Well, because Aspire Live specializes planning, production, and management, and they can help you with your wedding from start to finish.

At first glance, I loved the photos on the google plus account, but  I wanted more so I headed over to their website. There I found a gorgeous album of weddings that they coordinated and a well thought out review of each wedding, the challenge they faced and how they solved this. This type of attention to detail shows a personal standard of excellence that you want for your wedding.

If you are looking for a wedding planning company that is going to strive to do their best and cater to all your needs from start to finish, this is the company you are looking for. So remember to follow them HERE

And now some more eye candy so you can see what Aspire Live Event planning can do for you!



Saturday, April 6, 2013

A Handmade Shop Review: OruAka Handcrafted Wood Jewelry, Accessories, and Supplies


I visited OruAka's etsy shop and immediately fell in love! On first thought I felt soothed and enticed by the great photos and soothing atmosphere, and then I found myself looking longer. This review is for all my friends, fans, and followers out there who love earthy and nature items that are gorgeous and practical. Ok, now let me tell you a litle about OruAka's shop and what you will find there when you check it out. 

OruAka has an assortment of "finely crafted wood jewelry and accessories including buttons;"  What accessories you may ask. Well, there is a large variety including "unique cufflinks, simple and elegant earrings and pendants pieces, barrettes, hair forks, hair sticks," and my favorite part is they state clearly in their shop info that they create custom pieces if you just send the a message to discuss it. 

Also, I have been provided with a coupon code for 10% off for all my lovely viewers. So make sure to head over and use this coupon code : sales10

Ok, enough talking right?  Here are some of my favorite items! On to the good stuff! 

Cedar Wood Buttons

Cedar Wood Wooden Buttons - Perfect Accessory For Your Crochet, Knit, And Craft Projects - 1 1/4" - 513


Bocote Wood Cufflinks And Tie Clip Set 


Bocote Wood Cufflinks And Tie Clip Set - The Perfect Birthday, Anniversary, Weding, Graduation, And Bosses Gifts - 708

Cherry Wood Three Prong Mini Hair Fork


Cherry Wood Three Prong Mini Hair Fork - Great Gift Item - 5"(12.7cm) - 776

These pieces are amazing, and they were only the first 3 I fell in love with. The thing I love most about these wood accessories is the attention to detail displayed in the accentuation of the wood grain. The colors and shape of the pieces combine with the grain in a way that makes each piece stunning in its own unique way.  You are guaranteed to want them all just I like do.

So remember to check out OruAka, and check back with me often for more handmade shop reviews!





Monday, April 1, 2013

Kaizen by Xubrnt Drawn on Life; A Bag Inspired by Life and Catered to Your Needs



Kaizen is a unique product that I would like all my friends and fans out there to check out and help raise funds for. The literal Japanese translation of kaizen is "change for the better" and this bag truly is. It is a wonderful product being created by Xubrnt and she is currently raising funds for a sewing machine she will need for the project.


Kaizen is a unique type of bag created from mini diamond ripstop poly/nylon which is durable and affordable! The bag comes in a variety of colors, and it "will hold your plastic, money, love notes, receipts, chapstick, and your keys with the attached split key ring, that can hang from your belt loop, back pack, or inside your purse". 


Check out this video to find out more! And remember to visit this page to help raise funds and receive something awesome in return. 

Check out this page to find out more about Xubrnt


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