Well, I have a little bit of a lengthy post today, as I have something to show you, something to tell you, and something to ask you! So let's get started, shall we?
I'm FINALLY linking up to Heidi's Craft Challenge of the Month. Her challenge was to show a craft using monograms. I racked my brain, and just couldn't come up with something for the longest time.
Then finally I had an idea. As some of you may know, I was recently called to serve as the secretary for the Young Women program in my ward. I went from carrying an average to small sized purse for church every week, to needing something to carry all this:
I was on the lookout for something cute, but didn't want to spend a lot of money. I even considered bribing one of you crafty ladies to make me a cute tote.
But then I stumbled upon this at Walmart for only $10!
I decided my new Young Women's bag needed a pink "X". I found the font I wanted, and as per instructions from Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick, I painstakingly cut it out with an exacto. Can I just say, "Sarah, I think you're INSANE for using this method to cut out entire phrases for stenciling onto your walls!"
So next, I tried the stencil thing again. Problem is, the paint ran UNDER the stencil because of the material, and shape of the bag, I couldn't get it to lay completely flat. DANG!
So out came the wet paper towel again. As I am extremely impatient, I didn't wait for it to dry naturally after I cleaned it off, I just dried it off with a dry paper towel.
I ended up free-handing the initial the best I could (which isn't saying much), and the dang paint bled because the fabric was still kinda wet.
I'm not too thrilled with the result, but whatevah...I still wouldn't miss out on Heidi's party for the world...so here ya go!
I also have the privilege with working with the most amazing ladies in the presidency. I look up to them so much, and am just thrilled to be serving with them.
We are going to Girl's Camp in July! Girl's Camp is a "way to help young women develop leadership skills, apply gospel principles, strengthen testimonies, and learn self-reliance and outdoor skills. It also provides Young Women presidencies and advisors opportunities to develop caring relationships with young women." (church handbook: Young Women)
Our presidency and our camp director are ALL new to planning and carrying out camp on our own! This should be an adventure. But I couldn't be more excited and am looking forward to this time where we can really bond with the girls, away from the world and all it's distractions (cell phones, T.V., music, BOYS!), and help them come closer to their Savior. Wish us luck...or pray for us if you're so inclined!
And now on to ASK:
I need some advice. I fell in love with this project from Thrifty Decor Chick.
My question is...will it look bad to have the dark brown sides on the squares that are sporting black papers? Please give me your advice...Thanks!
I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend and are having a beautiful Sunday!