Sunday, May 31, 2009

Even More Fun with Paper!

I really wanted something fun and bright for a summertime display. I had been seeing a lot of ideas for paper flowers lately, and so one afternoon when my mom came over, we made the paper flowers. They looked really great (although certainly not perfect, but I think that adds to the appeal), but it was missing something. Hence the striped "artwork" was born. We did all of this with tissue paper, and I have to say, I am very pleased with the results!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Fun with Paper!

I love scrapbook papers, but I really don't like scrapbooking. That means that I am always looking for creative ways to use the beautiful papers that I can't help buying!

Here are some of my latest projects:

I made this because I needed something on the wall to finish my Easter decoration. I was very pleased with how it turned out, although if I were to do it over again, I would make the bird with a different paper so it would be easier to see.

This is my inexpensive "art" in my dining room until my money tree starts producing. These are $5 frames of $.20 paper. I wanted something modern looking since my home is decorated very traditionally, and I love the look of modern touches to freshen it up.

This is a stool that I decoupaged for Quinton. I bought this stool unfinished at Michael's. Then I cut out the designs that I liked from some scrapbook paper I had on hand. I just free-cut t - channeling the clouds from the PBS show WordWorld.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Menu 1 - Morphing

Here it is!

I tried to format the menu in a user-friendly way, keeping all recipes for each day on it's own sheet, with a summary sheet at the beginning.

In an effort to organize my ideas, I have decided to highlight a different menu-planning technique or food-preparation technique with each menu.

I have included an estimated cost for the menu, using my shopping philosophy as detailed in a prior post.

Please let me know how you like the organization, and of course, the recipes! Any comments would be appreciated!

Meal Plan 1 Meal Plan 1 RLQuesada