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Tinkersofi's Planning Thread - Azul Fives August 13, 2015

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I hope you dont mind that I am following your bag progress very carefully, since I went out and grabbed the same bags. LOL My Fi and I had the stencil/how to paint them conversation last night. Reading your posts now has my not so creative juices flowing. 

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@@TinkerSofi yay, I can't wait to see what you've bought. I absolutely love Nordstrom because they have a nice selection and carry our size! Yes, please post a pic when you get a chance :)

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I hope you dont mind that I am following your bag progress very carefully, since I went out and grabbed the same bags. LOL My Fi and I had the stencil/how to paint them conversation last night. Reading your posts now has my not so creative juices flowing.

Absolutely! They do look very nice. I think I'll go with the pen for a number of reasons. It's a lot less messy because I have more control of where the paint is going. On the second picture I really didn't take my time to place the stencil properly and yet it came out ok. And also because I have two pens so the two of us can paint them at the same time, cutting the time it takes to make them :). Finally I don't need to wait for a nice day to paint them outside and can just do it in my spare time :)

 

 

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@@TinkerSofi yay, I can't wait to see what you've bought. I absolutely love Nordstrom because they have a nice selection and carry our size! Yes, please post a pic when you get a chance :)

Yeah I hadn't been there before because I live so far but they had a lot of size 5. Which is nice. I went through the shoe stores in 2 malls and no one has any 5s left! It's not even the middle of summer yet haha.

 

 

 

 

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Can I find paint pens at Michael's?

That's where I got them. They're sharpies white paint markers. They were behind the counter where I got them.

 

I want to try and wet the bag to make sure it won't come off before committing to the pens 100% :). Im sure it will be fine but I always need to make sure haha.

 

 

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Awesome. I might go tomorrow and pick one up to play with. We are still trying to decide what we want to do for a stencil. Sean is very artsy, I am NOT. Every design he draws is so detailed and perfect. Everything I suggest is very basic. We are trying to merge the 2. 

I also watched several youtube videos last night on stenciling, and I noticed that the majority of the people in the videos are using a sheet of plastic for their stencils so I might try to find some of that tomorrow as well. 

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I got so much done today. I'm exhausted :P. I had the day off so I decided to knock a few things off my DIY list. Then my dad is taking an online course in photography and he was practicing so I asked him to take some nice pictures of my finished projects. Which means I finally have some decent pictures that don't come from my phone! hahah  :D

 

First: I finished the flowers. I wrapped the bridesmaids' bouquets in ribbon, which will also double as the centerpieces. And I took a picture with them in the jars they'll be going in for the tables (which I had previously also wrapped in the same ribbon and lace). 

 

I also put together the smaller flower arrangements that will go in the votive holders as centerpieces. 

 

The pictures are missing the lanterns, but I posted those earlier, so you kind of get the idea ;)

 

Second: I finished the Emergency kits, including the little envelopes for the Tylenol and the tags. I made the envelopes on Photoshop, then printed them and glued them together. 

 

Third:  I worked on the stencil once again, this time with more success. I used the cricut and my computer to make a mock stencil with cardstock and then painted a piece of fabric with some spray food coloring. The image came out much clearer when using a large stencil, even though I didn't glue the stencil on to the fabric. I also decided that I'll be using one of the cartridges I already have rather than spending more money and buying a new one which I'll never use again. I'm waiting for a nice day to finally be able to go outside and try a real one with paint. I think they'll look pretty awesome :)

 

I'm feeling accomplished :D

 

Updates on other things: 

I'm starting to freak out about shoes. I've gone to a few different places and no one has much selection. Correction, much selection on mid-size heels. I love the look of super high ones but I know I'll be in pain within the first half an hour and I want to enjoy my night. I hope that all of the summer stuff is not out yet and there's still more to come.

 

Then comes my next problem, no one ever has my size. I'm not kidding guys, just this winter I've been able to replace my winter boots...after a year of searching for some place that would have my size :(. I'm a 5, which means many shoes are not even made that small, or they bring like one pair and unless you're at the store the day they get them in, good luck finding them, especially if they're pretty. It's actually been to the point sometimes that I want to cry and give up on ever finding shoes again hahah. 

 

One of Juan's friends is ready to book! yay!! He's thinking of staying at our hotel, which is great. He asked for a quote, and my TA told him $2000  :blink: for double occupancy. Of course now he's kicking himself for letting another friend convince him that they'd find something cheaper close to the date instead of booking with our group. Now the friend backed out and he's left with super high prices. Oh well, nothing we can do as we warned him before but I hope he still comes, even if it's to another hotel. I know it would make Juan very happy. 

 

Love the flowers! They turned out so pretty! Your little bags are very cute! Everything looks great!

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Awesome. I might go tomorrow and pick one up to play with. We are still trying to decide what we want to do for a stencil. Sean is very artsy, I am NOT. Every design he draws is so detailed and perfect. Everything I suggest is very basic. We are trying to merge the 2.

I also watched several youtube videos last night on stenciling, and I noticed that the majority of the people in the videos are using a sheet of plastic for their stencils so I might try to find some of that tomorrow as well.

I found some stencil paper at Michael's too. It came in a roll. It's Martha Stewart's and you can make any drawing and then cut it out to make your own stencil. Then you take out the back paper and stick onto the material you want to stencil on. It's pretty good but can be a little tricky to stencil perfectly. If you guys are good at drawing then they'll look great!

 

 

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Love the flowers! They turned out so pretty! Your little bags are very cute! Everything looks great!

Yeah I'm pretty happy with how the flowers turned out. Especially since they're fake haha

 

 

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I plan on going to the post office today. I'll let you know when they are in the mail :) 

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