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Wedding Projects Revisited February 21, 2012

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Hi Y’all! Mark and I just celebrated our one year anniversary, and we are super in love. Success!

I just wanted to post some of the projects I made for the wedding.

Mark and I made our volcano, which exploded mentos and soda

Mark and I made our volcano, which exploded mentos and soda

Doing your own flowers is taking on way too much, not recommended

Doing your own flowers is taking on way too much, not recommended

Reception Decorations

Reception Decorations with help from my bridesmaids/man setting up

Froghead Boutonieres

Froghead Boutonieres - Mark's character and my craft combined

I designed our Save The Date

I designed our Save The Date




Cute Clutch Tutorial October 26, 2011

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Been eyeing those cute fold-over clutches? Me too! DIY!

Cute Clutch Tutorial via Transient Expressions

Cute Clutch Tutorial via Transient Expressions


Lace Shorts Tutorial June 29, 2011

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Check out this tutorial over on Honestly…WTF for the cutest white lace shorts:

White lace shorts tutorial

White lace shorts tutorial


Our Wedding Invitations February 26, 2011

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I would like to get back into blogging by sharing some of the projects I have been working on in the past year, and they are all wedding related. Mark and I just got married on February 19, 2011. The first project I have to share is one Mark and I worked on together: our invites! I did the most of the styling design and stitched all the invites, while Mark drew and designed the map, and added elements in photoshop.

Glade and Mark's Wedding Invitation

Glade and Mark's Wedding Invitation Detail


Make Hand-drawn Frames! August 25, 2009


Your frames make me happy, Dale Mackey!

Dale wrote a tutorial on how to make your own hand-drawn frame:

Cost: $10 (includes all materials)

Time: About an hour total

Materials: Wood shape, paint, paint pen, brush.

Today I happily report my newest series- faux frames.  I’m kind of in love with these and so it pains me just a little that they’re up for sale on Etsy.  I put three up this week, but one’s already sold.  I’ll be adding bunches more in the next couple of days, though.  Please do check them out, or contact me directly if you’d like your very own custom frame.  The frame below was a custom order created for a friend of mine.

Step 1) Start with a piece of wood.  You can buy unpainted wood shapes of varying sizes at most craft stores for pretty cheap.  Paint that wood a solid color using any acrylic craft paint.  I usually buy FolkArt brand paint- it’s cheap, widely available, and does the job. I used “metallic red” on this frame.

Step 2) After the wood has dried, find an image of an ornate frame that’s similar to the shape of the wood you have. In pencil, lightly trace the outline onto your painted wood.


Step 3) Fill in the outlined frame shape with a different color paint.  I always use gold, yellow, or orange, but you can use any color, as long as it’s light enough for black to stand out against it.


Step 4) Using the picture and/or your own imagination, lightly draw scrolls, leaves, and other lines to create an ornate design. Go over your design with a black opaque paint marker.




Step 5) If you want to hang the piece, you can buy small hooks to attach twine or wire to the top or back of the frame.  You can display the frame as is, or pin or mount a picture onto the wood.

If you would rather buy a hand-drawn frame, instead of making your own, check out Dale’s:


All Different Shapes and Sizes

The antlers come with!

The antlers come with!

Thanks Dale!


Austin Handmade Market next Weekend April 21, 2009

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If you aren’t going to Eeyore’s Birthday party this Saturday, you should come The Austin Handmade market has been postponed to  next weekend.  On Saturday May 2nd, come to Austin Handmade on South 1st, where they will be having an outdoor market.  I will have a table set up with all the Glademade cards and art.  I hope to see you out there!

Austin Handmade Market this Saturday

Austin Handmade Market this Saturday


Mother’s Day Card March 30, 2009

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Mother’s day is coming up soonish.  This year Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10th.  I’ve been getting cards ready early (finally on top of things!).

I will be posting another Mother’s Day card design later in the week also.

Here is the design:





back and envelope

back and envelope

Hope you like it, let me know what you think!