My real name is Summer, but my husband nicknamed me Sumo when we were dating. (Should I be offended?) Now he’s got all of my family, as well as lots of our friends, calling me Sumo. I think Aunt Sumo sounds pretty great, don’t you? I live in Utah with my husband, my beautiful 16 month old daughter, and we have a baby girl coming this month (she might even be here by now!)
Growing up, I never used to be all that domestic or crafty, so I think no one is more surprised than my mom at how I’ve ended up where I am today! I started Sumo’s Sweet Stuff last May as a place to keep some of my crafting projects so that my personal blog wasn’t overrun with them. Somehow, that developed into a place to host giveaways, share tutorials, share recipes, and feature fellow bloggers’ ideas and blogs! I also use my blog to promote my etsy shop, so if you’re ever in the market for some baby girl accessories, come on over! Every Monday is Market Yourself Monday, where you can link up your latest projects, and visit other blogs to get some inspiration!
Here’s a little peek at some of the things you can find on my blog:
Jamielyn and I decided to swap tutorials today, so let’s get on with it!
When my daughter Reece was born, my friend made these fabulous blocks for her nursery. I still adore them, but since our girls will be sharing a room and it’s not a huge room, they are going to have to be put away until we move into a bigger house.
I wanted to make something new to put on their dresser, and these frames are so simple, and cheap, so I thought it would be a good addition.
What you need:
– wooden frame(s) – these are $1 at Michael’s
– adhesive spray
– paint brush
Start off by painting your frames. I only did one coat because I knew it was going to be covered up and wouldn’t matter if there were some streaky areas.
After your frames are dry, take them outside and spray them with your adhesive spray. Sprinkly glitter all over where you sprayed the adhesive.
Shake off the excess glitter.
I wanted to ink my edges, so I took a paper towel, and in the coordinating colors, ‘inked’ around the edges with paint.
Done! Easy! I haven’t decided if I’m going to put pictures of my girls in there or maybe do an initial. We’ll see what happens! But for now, they are sitting pretty, waiting to be filled!
I love making new blogging friends, so come on over to Sumo’s Sweet Stuff! You can find something different each day:
– Market Yourself Monday: I share my latest projects and invite you to link up yours!
Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.