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Thrifty Thursday

Handmade Wedding Invitations? I DO!

Starting with my SAVE THE DATES; If you are pinching pennies and your Wedding Invitations are important to you as it is to me, maybe it’s not a bad idea to take it back a few decades and hand make them. I will tell you this much, everything I liked would of been $600++ just for Wedding Invitations. That’s wild to me since most people throw them in the recycle bin when the wedding is over. To each their own! If you are a crazy craft lady like me and you think your bridesmaids would love to spend their free time slaving away in your sweat shop well this project is definitely for you. I know you can walk away with maybe spending under $100 If you follow my steps! Assuming you have watercolors, paint brushes already, hot glue, scissors (Which could also be found marked down) you basically will be spending money on stamps, envelopes, translucent paper and watercolor paper.

#1 Watch this video on how to make your own watercolor craft paper.

#2 Go to the Dollar Tree and grab their packets of watercolor paper. 9/10 stores they have it. If not, you can purchase nice quality paper at Jo-Ann’s and Michael’s make sure you get their 40% off coupon. I have found really nice packets of 20 for $1.49 at Target as well.

#3 At Michael’s, I found really pretty white envelopes on sale. They are sturdy enough to watercolor over and were only $10 for 2 packets of 50!

#4 Start with baby steps and have a watercolor day. Get all your girls to color endless amounts of paper and cut them into the size you want.

#5 Design two different styles of paper. One for cutting different shapes and gluing on top of the card and the cut outs for the invite. The ones with triangles I spent more time adding gold or salt on it so up close you could see the texture.

#6 Now Create! Glue and piece everything together. You can’t go wrong.
I hope you like! Let me know what you think and leave me a comment! be sure to share with your friends and family! Thanks so much! I will keep you posted on my process and how I will create the envelopes next week!!

 

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Fashion Friday

Bri Bridge – Make a Statement

Bri Bridge is a fresh and funky innovative clothing line. Ready for summer? Because it just began! We are doing another free give away. Subscribe to my YouTube and you could have the chance to win a glittery hat made by Bri Bridge! Go to her website now and see how glam they are! www.bribridge.com

Director, Photographer: Angela Lavelle
Filmed By: Anthony Bergeron
Editor: Chase Boyajian
Designer: Bri Bridge
Wardrobe Supervisor: Lynsey Longo, Natalie Fuentes
Hair & Makeup: Angela Lavelle
Model: Ashley Meisener

Do It Tuesday

DIY Beach Anklets

It’s summer! Time to hit the beach! I decided I wanted to make some chunky anklets to wear when I go barefoot. These are super easy and fun to create.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Beads (enough to fit around one ankle)
  • Bead Stringing Wire (.30mm)
  • Toggle Clasps (the circle part only)
  • Crimp Beads
  • Tulle or sheer thick ribbon
  • Pliers

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First, just simply string on the beads with the wire. Add the circle part of the toggle clasp on each end with a crimp bead. String through the ribbon. Slide your foot through and tie a bow in the back! Super cute and easy!

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Photography: Anthony Bergeron

Director/Photography: Angela Lavelle

Makeover Monday

Ballet Bun

Slicked back buns have two extremes: they are both elegant and exotic. Whether you plan on keeping them simple and traditional for ballet or adding a twist for more fun, you can’t go wrong with this hairstyle for any occasion. I know I intend to wear them a lot this summer! I had a lot of fun styling this bun, and don’t be alarmed if it looks too complicated! Check my Makeover Monday for a quick tutorial on how to easily recreate twisted buns! It is really just about being creative with your twists and pins!

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Soak Up Saturday

Soak It Up

This week was an eventful one! I am in a huge transition in my life, I am not sure about you but I feel most of us are. So many people are going through their daily dose of crazies. This weekend I am in Pittsburgh doing hair and makeup for Natalie Beth’s Wedding. I am so excited to share this day with her. For those of you who missed out this week or the last two weeks, make sure you take a moment and view her jewelry. Each piece is hand made by her and they all have something different and unique. Here’s to Natalie Beth starting her new adventure. Cheers! WITH LOVE, Angela.

SOUL FOOD SUNDAY

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MAKEOVER MONDAY

DOS DAY TUESDAY

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WIND DOWN WEDNESDAY

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THRIFTY THURSDAY

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FASHION FRIDAY

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