8.10.2010

it's just so easy

my little sister is going back to college (college of charleston) this weekend so we had a family going away party last night. i decided to make her something so she would remember her old, lonely sis once she got to college since she'd be doing so much drinking partying boozin  studying.
i bought a 12 x 12 shadow box frame (i couldn't find a normal frame so i went with the shadow box), a book of scrapbook 12 x 12 paper, markers, and some velcro. 
i was going to paint the outside frame a different color but then i decided the black looked good with any background since you could always switch out the background paper according to your mood and favorite color.
see?  check out all the choices!  the scrapbook paper was perfect and it was adorable.
tah dah!  here's the final product!  i made one for myself as well.  as soon as i find a place to hang mine up, i'll show you but for now you can see it just standing up on the counter.  i velcroed the marker to the side of the board but it's hidden enough that you can't see it when it's straight on. 

do you like it??

how did this picture get in here??  ohhh reggie. you little sneak :)

so, it's a simple easy project, you can always change it, you can paint the sides if ya want, and scrapbook paper is always great to have around!  and what college student person doesn't need a new whiteboard?!

6 comments:

Lindsay said...

How very creative of you! This is something your sister is going to cherish forever :)

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Look at you Miss Crafty Crafterson : ) So cute! She'll love it!

JennyMac said...

This is fabulous! I bet your sister LOVED it.

Valerie said...

That's adorable and so creative! What a great gift for your sister. I'm sure she loved it.

How exciting that you're taking up yoga!! These are my tips:

1. Stay hydrated (especially if you're doing bikram).
2. Wear comfortable, fitted clothes. I say fitted because if I wear tops that are too loose, they fall up over my head when I'm in down dog or doing inversions. But anything too tight drives me crazy and then I can't focus on the yoga. So something fitted but with breathing room is best, I think.
3. Don't compare yourself to your neighbors. It's not to do this, but you don't want to try something that's out of your reach and injure yourself just because someone else can do it.
4. Focus on your breath, it will help you get through the hard poses more easily.
5. Stick with it! In my opinion, yoga is best when done multiple times a week. It's a tough learning curve, but you'll soon start feeling stronger and then you'll actually start looking forward to each class and getting excited about doing new things that you never thought you could.
6. Go easy on yourself. Rome wasn't built in a day and it takes time to build strength and balance for certain poses.

Good luck! Let me know how it goes!

xo
Valerie

Jennifer said...

How cute and creative! Go Jayme!! I'm sure your sister loved it! :)

Valerie said...

I'm so glad you liked your yoga class!!! Good for you for going! Can't wait to hear how you feel about it after you go for a while. :)

xo
Valerie

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