Monday, February 28, 2011

Sprightly Ruffled Necklace Winner!

We have a winner for the Ruffled Necklace "Sprightly"!!  YAY!
The Winner is Meg from The Loops
With her comment:
Congrats! Please send me an email with your mailing address
to pass along to Stephanie of Luxe Boulevard!
Oh and dont forget to enter the NEW giveaway!
Click the button over there in my side bar---->

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Vintage Crown Glass Pendant Giveaway!

Happy Sunday all!
Guess what today is?
Yup.. Giveaway Day!

Woot woot!!!
Today I am giving away one of my very own creations!
If you saw yesterday's Show Offs post,
then you saw the new glass pendants I have in my shop.
One of you lovely readers will win one of the 
Vintage Crown Pendant Necklaces,
like I am wearing here!

Here it is, in its little "home"... The heart shaped box it will be packaged in! :)

Do you think you want to win one of these??
Yay I hoped you would!
There are several ways you can win!
Leave a seperate comment for each entry!

1.) You must be a public follower of Agape Love Designs
Leave me a comment saying you are.

2.) Tell me what your Favorite item is in my shop.  
3.) Fan Agape Love Designs on FB
let me know your user name 
4.) Heart the Agape Love Boutique
let me know your user name
5.) If you win would you post a picture of 
yourself wearing the necklace on my FB wall?
leave me a comment letting me know that you would!
6.) Visit & Follow my Sponsors!
Leave a separate comment for each that you follow
(ex. "I am a follower of Luxe Boulevard")
Make sure that if you are a new follower.. let them
know that Maria from Agape Love Designs sent you!!
This is good for 5 extra entries!
7.) Blog, FB or Twitter about this giveaway!
Leave a seperate entry for each that you do,
with a leave a link!
This is good for 3 extra entries!
Well there you have it! Over 10 ways to win!! :)
Good luck!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday Show Offs #2

Today I would like to show off a few of my latest creations! :)

You may or may not remember my old post
Well I have found another use for these, and 
while playing around with ideas a few days ago
I created these:

Beautiful Glass Pendant Necklaces!
Now in my shop!

Click the link to view item in my shop! :)

Also you can click all the pictures to bring to a full size, for a better view!

Win one of these Crown Necklaces!
In my giveaway going on this week! :)

This is actually made with real glitter. :)

What do you think of my latest creations??
Id love to know what you have to show off!
What have you been working on lately?
Whats new to your blog and/or etsy shop?
Let me hear from you!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Things I Love #2

Its Thursday again, and time for another "Things I love" Post! :)
My second one. 
Yay me, for keeping on my schedule! lol

Well #1 on the things I LOVE list is
I just discovered her blog, and it totally rocked my socks!
I was checking it out from an old LMM post.
And I got sucked in.. seriously.. like for hours!
Sad I know.. but it was LATE I was waiting for a friend
to arrive from Washington! SO I had the time. :)
Anywho.. she has these Little Bit Awesome,
Little bit Awkward posts she does.
I thought it would be fun to combine my
things I love post with a little bit awesome &
little bit awkward... because what I have to share
today DOES seem to fit into both those categories! :)

So Things I love... that are also totally awesome:
New Hair color & cut!
What do you think?

I love the fact that this was all THE HUBS idea!
The color choice, cut and the fact that its straight for once.
He did good right... well yeah.. he did AWESOME!

I love the attention I was getting from the hubs!
Because I went to get this done alone (he stayed home with the kids) he
was anxious to see my new look, and when I got home, he couldnt take his eyes off me! :)
It kinda felt like when we were young and first in love again. *hehe* 
He was so excited about my new look he wanted to take me out and show me off.
He actually "asked me out" like when youre in high school or something. 
'So.. do you wanna go out with me tonight?'
It was really cute. 
Of course you KNOW I said yes!
Get my hair done, then a date out with the hubs! 
I felt a little spoiled... it was definitely AWESOME! :)

 The fact that this DARK hair actually seems like its slimming on me. 
Like "they" say wearing black is slimming.. it seems that may be true for hair color too. 
I feel like I really look slimmer.
HA! Can we say Awesome...
I think yes...

I Love:
 the awesome way my new color shines a pretty burgundy red when its in the light,
and how that red, makes my hazel eyes look more green side! :)

I love:
 how a hair cut and new color can make you  feel like a whole new person!
Its new and exciting and fun. I some how feel more confident,
flirty and playful...
I love it, and Im still enjoying extra attention from the hubs!
Haha He REALLY likes the new look. And I do too.
Definitely awesome-ness-worthy...

And silly photo worthy! :)

Now for the Awkward!
The silly way your hair looks during the whole coloring process!
Eww and look at my ratty ends.. I was in desperate need of a cut! haha

Awkward: Having to sit for about an hour with my hair looking like a
freaky pink Medusa head! hahaha

Ok maybe those things arent THAT awkward.. but it isnt as fabulous as
the finished product! Definitely worth it though!

Here is something WAAAY more awkward!
After the hubs and my date night, we went to pick up the kids 
from his sisters house. Zander, our youngest (he will be 2 next month)
Threw a hard plastic egg ball thing straight into my eye from about a foot in front of me!

Ready for the REALLY awkward part?
Zan threw the egg ball so hard it actually made a pop sound when it hit
my eye, and it hurt so bad, I let out a huge loud F-Bomb!
I know.. Im hanging my head in shame! :(
It was so unexpected! I couldnt open my eye for about 5 min,
and my eyes were streaming with a water fall of tears.
I wasnt actually crying.. they just started watering and wouldnt stop.
I actually started laughing after the shock wore off.
And when I could finally open my eye, it was completely blood shot!
I was actually worried I would have a black eye!

How awkward would that be to explain...
luckily I didn't have to!

This is my eye about 30 min after he hit me.
Its kinda funny seeing the one eye still with makeup and the other all
wiped off from the "tears" 
Yeah.. this looks extremely awkward!

Its a good thing it was late and we were just heading home for bed. LOL
But my eye was sore for the rest of the night.

I still love my Zander boo though! (duh) You cant really be mad at a face like this:

I am actually proud of his strong arm,
though now we need to make sure he knows not to throw
at people.. especially faces! :)

Its all fun and games until someone loses an eye ball!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lucky In Love Printables

I made these printables real quick this morning and wanted to share! :)
So enjoy!
And be kind.. leave a comment and let me know
what you think, let me you you are taking them, tell me thank you,
idk be creative! hahaha just as long as I know Im appreciated,
and that youre not just taking these and leaving.


You know the drill... double click to see full size, then save as
to your computer! :)

Green background

 Green writing:

Have a lovely day!
Oh and be sure to check out the giveaway
Im hosting! Click that picture in my side bar over there!
or click {here} for your chance to win that adorable ruffled necklace!

Much Love & Hugsm

Sponsor an "In Post" Ad!
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Zebra Print Lamp Shade Tutorial

I am slowly but surely getting Kiahs room and her decor all wrapped up!
For Christmas we bought her a new bed,
and for her Birthday we are buying her a desk
and zebra print chair! :) We have recently bought
her zebra print curtains and sheer purple curtains.
I have made her a zebra print monogram hair clip holder,
I have decoupaged her light switch and outlet covers.
And today I am going to show you how I created
this one of a kind zebra print lamp shade for her!

We already had this lamp base, it was from her old lamp. 
the shade was made of plastic and large sequins... after
a few years it just got detroyed! So I threw it away, but I thought
the base was so pretty, that I was inspired to make her a 
new pretty lamp shade to go with her room!

So I bought a plain white lamp:

Remember the fabric I got for $1 that I used for the light switch covers?
Well I still had plenty left, and laid it down flat on the table.
Started at the end and rolled the lamp to the other side, and traced along
as I went.

When I was done, I had a curved rectangle shape.

I cut it out leaving about an inch extra fabric from the pen line.
This way I could fold it over and glue in place.

I wrapped it completely around the lampshade using alligator clips
to keep it in place as I went before I glued anything down.

I started at the back of the lamp shade and drew a long line of glue
at the crease here. and Firmly pressed the fabric down.

Then I started at the top going back and forth from top and bottom, I glued 
about 2 inched down at a time. Make sure to pull the fabric tight as you
fold and glue it over.

When I got to the metal here, I just cut a line in the fabric and glued
it down around the underside of the metal!

Here i am at the end, I left about an inch of fabric open before gluing it down,
so I could fold it over and made a nice neat line.

Then glue down.

And that part is done! And looking great.

Next step, purple trim lace glued around the bottom of the lamp shade.

I was considering purple lace on the top too, but wasnt for sure about it,
so I used the alligator clips again to get a good look.
I looked cute, but I just wasnt for sure.. so I decided to do something else.

I started making a little silk ribbon rosette.

Then made a lace flower using black lace trim.

Added the rosette to the center and ...

then glued the flower the top of the lamp shade.
It was perfect!

Here it is in better lighting.

I LOVE how it turned out! Kiah was beyond excited about it too!
I love the mixture of the print and the lace, it looks even better in person.

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