Do you remember the Up-cycled art project that I posted on here a few weeks ago?  You can click the link here. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

The finished product hanging over the bed.

The finished product hanging over the bed.

It has garnered beaucoup attention! I mean, like, SERIOUSLY! I posted it on a new website that I found called Hometalk.  (The website is not new, but it is new to me!) My project was seen by 24,000 people in the first three days.  THEN Hometalk featured it in their daily e-mail and the views doubled!!  Look here!  As of this writing  my project has had over 53,000 views! Over 600 people have pinned my project on Pinterest!  That is CRAZY!  And the COMMENTS!  I am getting such a kick out of the comments.  Some people hate my project.  One lady used the words “insulting, appalling and shameful”.  If you know me, then you know no one has ever applied those words to me or anything I’ve ever done!  And so many people jumped to my defense.  It is so entertaining!  It slays me that people bother to take the time to point out to me that they don’t like what I’ve done. I’ve found the whole thing to be a hoot!

Anyway… THEN, Hometalk asked me to curate a “Clipboard” of Budget Wall Decor featuring other projects found on Hometalk. It was soooo much fun!  I found so many great ideas!  I will definitely be trying some of them.  So after I chose the projects, Hometalk made me the cutest little pinnable graphic!

My very own pinnable graphic! Please pin it!

My very own pinnable graphic! Please pin it!

Isn’t that cute?!?!  All my project ideas in one portable little place. I love it!  You can click on the picture above and it goes right to my clipboard on Hometalk.

Have fun looking at the projects and let me know if you try any of them!

 

I need to talk about graduation for a bit here.  My. first. baby. is. graduating! Ack! How can this be?!?!  I know I have joked about the teen years.  I even posted this on Facebook:

A scrapbook page I made for my teenage son.

A scrapbook page I made for my teenage son.

But now, we are done visiting colleges, he is finishing up his final classes and we are just a few weeks from graduation! I’m trying not to think about how I feel about that.  So I tried distracting myself with something I can control: ordering graduation announcements!  We chose not to order the cards they offered through the school.  They were very pricey and not at all personal.

Do you remember the Christmas Cards I ordered from Minted? I loved them, so Minted.com is where I headed to look for personalized graduation announcements.

Holy choices, Batman!!! They have some gorgeous, gorgeous options!  Here are some of my favorites so far:

A screenshot of a few of my favorite cards (so far!) on Minted.com

A screenshot of a few of my favorite cards (so far!) on Minted.com

I need the distraction of of playing with this for a few more days, but I want to post this right away to give you all time to use Minted’s coupon code!  They are offering 15% off graduation announcements until 5/11 with the code: CLASSOF2015 I’ll update this post with some of my samples and our chosen card in a few days.

UPDATE:  Jacob decided he wanted the “Triple Overlap” as seen above.  He wanted it to be blue, but we didn’t care for the shade of blue this card is offered in, so we went with a custom color and just asked them to use the blue that is one of the options for their “The Adventure Begins” card.  Here is how it turned out:

Final Grad Card

It occurs to me perhaps I should not put all his personal info out there, so I smudged, but you get the idea.

Still trying not to think about all of this!  Now I’ve distracted myself with sending these announcements out and planning a party for him…