Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Board Games: Clever Storage & Make Your Own

Here is a way to cut the clutter of game boards, use them as art but double as a storage space. Behind the game board are all the game pieces stored in a ziploc bag. Beckie from Infarrantly Creative is the mastermind behind these clever art pieces.

The back of the board stores all the board pieces.   Check out Beckie's tutorial on how to make frames and game board storage art

Fun ideas making your own games....
The Thrifty Chick shows how-to make your own personalized checkers game board.

Clever, clever! Family Yahtzee would make such a wonderful gift. It would also be a blast to play.

Another wonderful tutorial from Thrifty Chick on how to make your own family Yahtzee

Childrens' Board Games The War of the Roses Decoupage or Gift Wrap Paper 20 by 28 inches, One 

Scrabble Champion Edition

Original Game Saver Orange

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Shabby Chic: Girly Baby Nurseries

Sentimental charm describes shabby chic to me and it is a such a wonderful way to decorate your little girl's nursery. Shabby chic typically starts with white vintage style furniture or soft pastel furniture. To create a soft feminine feeling, begin with delicate fabrics and add vintage pieces. Rose fabric is a natural choice for a shabby chic room. Fresh coat of white paint on the hutch can make drab into fab. I'm really loving the pink door! image © Bill Matthews

Could this pink dresser be any cuter?

Randi House sent me these darling images of here daughters shabby chic nursery. Randi says, "A dainty, shabby chic nursery designed around Tanya Whelan's ava rose fabric.  Shades of pale and medium pink and soft blue adorn the walls and bedding. My husband painted the contrasting stripes and added the chair rail as well as hung a chandelier and cornice board.  We had a local friend custom make her bedding."

A blessing dress or confirmation gown adds such a sweet touch to a baby nursery. Thanks Randi for sharing.

Occasional Table Shabby Wood Chic: Home Furniture - Home Décor 

Shabby Chic Wood Shelf 

Classic Shabby Chic® Armoire - Sour Cream 

6.5" AVA ROSE Tanya Whelan Fabric Squares

By the Yard TANYA WHELAN Fabric ROSE DAMASK Rose TW06 

Check out our custom Art Piece Giveaway $215

Monday, June 28, 2010

Any Suggestions? Shopping In Utah....and Lunch?

Hi Dear Friends,
First of all - I wanted to thank all of my Design Dazzle followers and readers - I am so very appreciative of all the followers (over 3,000+)!! I am very grateful for all that make this blog possible.  If you are a new follower, welcome, welcome!! So thank you readers, for supporting this blog, dropping by and making comments : )

I'm headed to Utah next week- Salt Lake City, Holladay, Provo....anyone have any great ideas for shopping or good eats?? I love boutiques (Dear Lizzie)... mainly home style/decor boutiques. I won't be shopping for clothes on this trip. Are there any must see stores/model homes/bakeries?? I'm into really good quality sweets and a store that says WOW!! Please leave a comment for some fun places.

Anyone want to meet for lunch? I'm thinking of Thursday or Friday, July 8th or 9th maybe Normandie Cafe in Holladay or ??? Please email me toni @designdazzle(dot) com if you want to meet up! Would love to meet you : )

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tween & Teen Party Ideas: Surf's Up & Bollywood!

Surf's Up theme is a surfer-inspired fun party event. Brooke Milam designed this party for an eight year olds big day - but this  surfer theme is perfect for any age party. Here are her surfing party ideas to get your creative juices flowing.......

Fondant is a simple way to add cool decorations to cupcakes and cookies.

Check out Milam Space for more clever ideas.


Bird from BirdCrafts came up with this incredible anniversary party Bollywood style. Wouldn't this make a great tween or teen party?

Such an amazing array of colors!!

Dance Party