Friday, October 3, 2014

I knew I wanted to make some crafts for two expecting moms. I saw this button elephant and I knew this would fit in with one of the nurseries that was Jungle themed. First I needed my canvas and buttons.





That's my assistant, Chloe. I decided I needed to sort the buttons by color so I could easily find the color and shape button I was looking for. I used an ice cube tray to sort the buttons by color and size.



I googled elephant clip art and found a few that I liked. I cut them out and placed them with my canvas to decide which one I liked best.




I decided on this guy

I traced him onto the canvas and painted that a color similar to the color buttons I was using.


I turned on some Angel on netflix and started glueing buttons



Here is the finished elephant



Once I had completed the elephant, I made a monkey inspired by the Rockstar Monkey print that my other friend's nursery was themed with.



I really like how these came out and the moms did too. They were fun and relatively easy to make. The hardest part was placing the buttons and not burning my fingers on the glue coming out of the holes and all the hot glue stringy pieces.
10/03/2014 02:55:00 PM Danielle
I knew I wanted to make some crafts for two expecting moms. I saw this button elephant and I knew this would fit in with one of the nurseries that was Jungle themed. First I needed my canvas and buttons.





That's my assistant, Chloe. I decided I needed to sort the buttons by color so I could easily find the color and shape button I was looking for. I used an ice cube tray to sort the buttons by color and size.



I googled elephant clip art and found a few that I liked. I cut them out and placed them with my canvas to decide which one I liked best.




I decided on this guy

I traced him onto the canvas and painted that a color similar to the color buttons I was using.


I turned on some Angel on netflix and started glueing buttons



Here is the finished elephant



Once I had completed the elephant, I made a monkey inspired by the Rockstar Monkey print that my other friend's nursery was themed with.



I really like how these came out and the moms did too. They were fun and relatively easy to make. The hardest part was placing the buttons and not burning my fingers on the glue coming out of the holes and all the hot glue stringy pieces.
A while back I had pinned this on my Pinterest board. The link to the original tutorial is long gone now it seems but I thought I'd post my projects anyway.







Here is an example of one in progress




To start this project I typically went to Michaels and bought the two pack of 8x10 blank canvas. The rhinestones came in a giant pack of like 1000 from Joann Fabric. The large gems are actually jewelry pieces that I found for super cheap on clearance. The ones on the H canvas are just scrap book stickers. I took the font Scriptina and wrote out the letters in the size I wanted and then printed and cut them out. I placed those on the canvas first and then added the big gems. After that it was just gluing down all the different colored rhinestones. One of these is mine and hangs in my office at work, the second one was a bridal shower gift and the last one was a present for my sister.
10/03/2014 02:46:00 PM Danielle
A while back I had pinned this on my Pinterest board. The link to the original tutorial is long gone now it seems but I thought I'd post my projects anyway.







Here is an example of one in progress




To start this project I typically went to Michaels and bought the two pack of 8x10 blank canvas. The rhinestones came in a giant pack of like 1000 from Joann Fabric. The large gems are actually jewelry pieces that I found for super cheap on clearance. The ones on the H canvas are just scrap book stickers. I took the font Scriptina and wrote out the letters in the size I wanted and then printed and cut them out. I placed those on the canvas first and then added the big gems. After that it was just gluing down all the different colored rhinestones. One of these is mine and hangs in my office at work, the second one was a bridal shower gift and the last one was a present for my sister.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Last week I decided it was time to order a Clairsonic. I decided on the Mia 2 since it had 2 speed settings and came in purple. I ordered it from Drugstore.com with a coupon last week, got free shipping AND got this Sally Hansen bag FULL of beauty products. I just wanted to share what was in my bag.


Here is a look at the entire haul!



Hair Products

  • PSSST dry shampoo
  • Rock Your Hair hairspray
  • Neutrogena Triple Repair shampoo & conditioner
  • Klorane Shampoo


Body products

  • Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub - Coconut Lime
  • Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs - Medium
  • Atopalm Intensive Moisturizing Cream
  • Caldrea body lotion
  • Love & toast perfume - Paper Flower
  • Katy Perry perfume - Killer Queen


Makeup Products

  • Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara
  • Nyx Curvaceous mascara
  • Nivea kiss of shimmer
  • Sally Hansen Salon Manicure - Tutu Pretty



Face Products

  • Hada Labo Skin plumping gel cream
  • Hada Labo Replinishing Hydrator
  • Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths
  • Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mask
  • Blum Naturals towelettes
  • Neutrogena Men Invigorating Face Wash
  • StriVectin Anti-wrinkle cream
  • Vichy Calming Cleanser


Other items
  • Diamond Dazzle Stik
  • Primetime Smile Smile Fresh Pen


I knew there was going to be a lot of stuff in this bag but I didn't realize the variety of items I would be receiving. If I enjoy any of these products, I'll be sure to come back and show them on the blog.
8/19/2014 08:48:00 PM Danielle
Last week I decided it was time to order a Clairsonic. I decided on the Mia 2 since it had 2 speed settings and came in purple. I ordered it from Drugstore.com with a coupon last week, got free shipping AND got this Sally Hansen bag FULL of beauty products. I just wanted to share what was in my bag.


Here is a look at the entire haul!



Hair Products

  • PSSST dry shampoo
  • Rock Your Hair hairspray
  • Neutrogena Triple Repair shampoo & conditioner
  • Klorane Shampoo


Body products

  • Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub - Coconut Lime
  • Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs - Medium
  • Atopalm Intensive Moisturizing Cream
  • Caldrea body lotion
  • Love & toast perfume - Paper Flower
  • Katy Perry perfume - Killer Queen


Makeup Products

  • Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara
  • Nyx Curvaceous mascara
  • Nivea kiss of shimmer
  • Sally Hansen Salon Manicure - Tutu Pretty



Face Products

  • Hada Labo Skin plumping gel cream
  • Hada Labo Replinishing Hydrator
  • Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths
  • Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mask
  • Blum Naturals towelettes
  • Neutrogena Men Invigorating Face Wash
  • StriVectin Anti-wrinkle cream
  • Vichy Calming Cleanser


Other items
  • Diamond Dazzle Stik
  • Primetime Smile Smile Fresh Pen


I knew there was going to be a lot of stuff in this bag but I didn't realize the variety of items I would be receiving. If I enjoy any of these products, I'll be sure to come back and show them on the blog.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Andrew and I got engaged on 11/28/2013. We spent Thanksgiving 2013 in New York City to watch my brother Larry march in the Macy's Great American Band. Andrew had been planning the proposal for a few months with my family to find the perfect place to propose on this trip. After the parade, Andrew and I took a walk through Central Park toward FAO Schwarz with my parents, Ira and Tracy and their friends Bruce and Dee. Andrew mentioned that he wanted to stop somewhere and take some pictures so he lead the way with the GPS in my iPhone. Oblivious to what was going on, I walked in the back of the group with my Dad enjoying the scenes of Central Park.

When they arrived at the Gapstow Bridge, Andrew lead me over to the water's edge. He had removed his furry winter hat and gloves and took off my furry hat as well. I figured they would be taking some nice photographs with the bridge  in the background so it made sense to remove all the crazy warm hats and thick gloves. The rest of the party stood off to the side. Close enough to snap the pictures but far enough away that they had a private moment.

Andrew's first sentence started with "Five and a half years is a long time." I knew right away what was going on. This was such a special moment that is captured forever in these photographs.










1/07/2014 11:41:00 AM Danielle
Andrew and I got engaged on 11/28/2013. We spent Thanksgiving 2013 in New York City to watch my brother Larry march in the Macy's Great American Band. Andrew had been planning the proposal for a few months with my family to find the perfect place to propose on this trip. After the parade, Andrew and I took a walk through Central Park toward FAO Schwarz with my parents, Ira and Tracy and their friends Bruce and Dee. Andrew mentioned that he wanted to stop somewhere and take some pictures so he lead the way with the GPS in my iPhone. Oblivious to what was going on, I walked in the back of the group with my Dad enjoying the scenes of Central Park.

When they arrived at the Gapstow Bridge, Andrew lead me over to the water's edge. He had removed his furry winter hat and gloves and took off my furry hat as well. I figured they would be taking some nice photographs with the bridge  in the background so it made sense to remove all the crazy warm hats and thick gloves. The rest of the party stood off to the side. Close enough to snap the pictures but far enough away that they had a private moment.

Andrew's first sentence started with "Five and a half years is a long time." I knew right away what was going on. This was such a special moment that is captured forever in these photographs.










Monday, January 6, 2014

It's been a long time since I've posted here at WithaSparkle. Since the last time I blogged I have

  •     Got a cat

  •     Spent Thanksgiving in New York City

  •     Traveled to the Outer Banks in North Carolina

  •     Got engaged to my boyfriend of five and a half years


I really wanted to start my blog back up in 2014 to share all of the projects I plan to be making for my wedding. I'm working on a post with our engagement story. I hope you enjoy sharing this journey with me.
1/06/2014 02:23:00 PM Danielle
It's been a long time since I've posted here at WithaSparkle. Since the last time I blogged I have

  •     Got a cat

  •     Spent Thanksgiving in New York City

  •     Traveled to the Outer Banks in North Carolina

  •     Got engaged to my boyfriend of five and a half years


I really wanted to start my blog back up in 2014 to share all of the projects I plan to be making for my wedding. I'm working on a post with our engagement story. I hope you enjoy sharing this journey with me.