Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Early B-day D!

It is Dustin's 28th birthday this Friday but we celebrated last night because I got tickets to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I wanted to make him something for his wall (b/c I guess men could care less about the fact that they stare at blank cream walls their whole adult life). I figured it had to be sort of manly, and fun...I have seen ideas similar to this before so I decided to have go at it.

-I collect pics that I love of us...and a great Mountain shot (b/c he loves the Mt's) and then made them all black and white.
-I found a friendly HomeDepot employee who was willing to cut 4-5x6, 3-5x7, 1-8x10 and 1- 4 1/2x11 thin pieces of wood for me to mound my pictures on. (This is one of those days I still wish I lived only 10 min from my grandpa)
-I went to the local art supply store Meiningers and bought some two tack sticky paper that transforms your pictures in to a large sticker.
-I also picked up a 2x4 stained it ebony (this made it a little more manly...and it went well with the black and white pictures)
-I then stuck the pictures to the thin wood and arranged them how I wanted them on the board. I placed a spacer on the back of each picture using Gorilla glue.
-I pre-drilled holes in the 2x4 and the spacers.

-When everything was good and dry I screwed the pictures to the 2x4.

We went to D's favorite restaurant Texas de Brazil and enjoyed some to the best meat on this earth.
Posing for the camera and the blog above...with one of the gouchos below.

After dinner we enjoyed an awesome show by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra...if they are coming to your neck of the woods you should go check it out. One of the coolest things about the show...besides the pyrotechnics, was the fact that they actually keep our Saviors birth as a main theme of their production. It made the songs and the show even better.
We could feel the heat from the stage all the way back here!

The lazer show was unbelieveable!
I was a wonderful night out!


Becca said...

That's cool Ames. I love how it turned out. I have a piece of driftwood, maybe I'll do something like that with it. I like the look of the stained wood. All of your pics are so cute. You're such a cute couple!

Jenny said...

Wow, what a great gift Amy, you are so creative, sounds like a fun date too!

Not Your Average Jo said...

AMY this is too cool!! I really like one of the pics that you put in the wood thing i cant really discribe which one but its my favorite of you two! Yes the trans orc is comming here but i dont got anyone to go with so...yah i dont know that im going to that..but it sounds great! When are you comming home?? Baby Trinity is comming soon to a theater near us!! :)))))