Saturday, December 31, 2011

Baptism banner and then some

Hello again!  I'm on a roll here.  Three days in a row of posting.  I must admit...I wrote them all the same day and scheduled them all on different days.  I was taking advantage of my free time.  It's hard to come by these days.  Anyhow,  I had never done a baptism theme so when someone approached me with it I was thrilled at the new challenge.  I'm also very fond of the person who asked me.  She was my son's first teacher and I owe some of his achievements to her.  So, when she asked I quickly jumped at the chance to help.  I made cupcake toppers, wrappers, invitations and a banner.   Here are a few pics!!  I took them at different locations so the lighting does not look the same but everything matched.

I love these invites!!  I will say that I did not do all of this.
I only take credit for the writing and assembling of it.

Designed these on Gimp

This banner was much longer than this.  It said Sophia's Baptism

LOVE THIS CROSS!  I used the same image from the toppers and cut it
out and shadowed it with my Silhouette.  For the scallops I used my Imagine

I used the Cupcake Wrappers cartridge for these cuties!!  
Have a great day!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Mouse!!! Gotta love them

Here are a couple of Disney themed parties I had  during this busy holiday season.  I first had 2 Minnie Mouse centerpieces, tags, and food labels....someone saw these at that party and ordered 4 more centerpieces, cupcake wrappers, tags and food labels.  My cricut was my savior!  Thank God for the Mickey and Friends cricut cartridge.  The base on all the center pieces were 8".  I first coated it with primer then painted them blue or red.  I used the giant lollipop sticks to hold the Disney elements.  For the tags I cut them large enough to fit a 1.5" label on them and personalized them using my GIMP software.  I also used my Silhouette for the Disney font.  Made 40 double layered polka dot cupcake wrappers using the  Cupcake Wrappers cricut cartridge too. Thanks to Cricut, Silhouette and my Gimp software!  Here are a few pics!  Enjoy!
The base

Must add the primer!!  Makes a world of difference..

see!!!  look how pretty

some of the materials I used.

One of the blue pots!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Holiday Crafts Recap

hello!  I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you all a great new year!

I'm so happy to be able to take a breath and sit down and share a post with you.  Although I haven't posted much of anything recently I've been extremely busy!!!  here's a recap of a few things I made while on my blog hiatus.  Much more to come non-Christmas crafts coming up.

these were a hit!
made over 300 of these.  Phew!!!  

took over 20 orders of these personalized tags.  

made over 150 of these poinsettia's.  embossed, misted and stickled.
see card below. :)

made 24 of these!!  not as easy as it looks!

This is a very bad picture of a Merry Christmas banner
but yep..i did this too.  I had it hanging on a craft fair table I
was in.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Paper Hoarders December Design Team - Layouts

Hello!  I know it's been a couple weeks.  The holidays are INSANE for me.  Every year I try to do everything on time and somehow I'm always running out of time.  Anyhow, I did find some time to be part of Paper Hoarders Guest designer for December.  The theme for this week was layouts.  Here's a layout I made using some Christmas paper I already had.  I'm super behind on my scrapbooking so this is 2006.  Every year I save all of the Christmas and make it into a layout and then put it in our family album.  It's so nice to go back to it and see how everyone's changed.

For this layout I used some paper I already had in my stash.  The two big poinsettia's are embossed and misted to give it a sheen.  I then added viva pearls rose color to the center of it.  The picture on the far left is of my now 5 year old.  The  bottom one is of my now 7 year old..  ENJOY!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Calendar blog hop winner

Hello!   Yes, a little late with this...Using   The winner of the calendar blog hop is

JESSICA!!!  Congrats!  Please email me at which so I can get your personalized holiday tags to you.  Have a great day!!!

Jessica said...
Wow, this is adorable. I love this idea.
Happy to be joining your hop, already a follower!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What table are you sitting in?

Hello!  I hope you are all having a remarkable week.  A few months ago I was asked to make some invitations and a seating chart for a December wedding.  Well, the wedding is this coming weekend.

She didn't want the traditional tent cards all lined up on a table.  She wanted something a little nicer.  Me being me, I never say no to anything and although I had never made a seating chart quite like this, I was fairly confident in my abilities.  So I started researching and researching.  Time went by and before I knew it she was sending me the list of guests.  I had the idea in my head now i just had to create it.  I thought about using poster board and quickly changed my mind. (it just looked too cheap)  So I went with a 16x20 canvas. here are the pics with a few descriptions.  ENJOY!
empty canvas.....

it was stark white!  This baby needed color.  

started gathering my materials.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks Antique linen
Vintage Photo.  used some card stock with coordinating ribbon, coffee filters.....

Here is the guest list with their table.  I created this little template
using GIMP software.  I then matted it to card stock

My first attempt at a coffee filter flower.  I used some
glimmer mists and distress inks until I got the look I was
looking for.
Here's a close up of the flower completed.
added this brad in the middle and I think it gave it the perfect touch.  
These were tough to put on!  I also glimmer misted the letters
to give them a little shimmer.  although I don't think you can
see that here.

TA-DA!!!  I cut the letters out using my Silhouette Cameo.
It was great to be able to cut out using my own font.  

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Calendar Blog Hop

Click here for Tanya's Surprise birthday blog hop.

Happy Friday everyone!!  Welcome to my blog and the Calendar Blog Hop hosted by ScrappyZeni.  This isn't your usual type of hop.  We have a whole group of VERY talented ladies.  If you've just arrived from Monica's blog Scraps 2 Treasures then you're on the right track.  If you just happen to see this post then go ahead and start from the beginning by clicking on the button below.  You won't be sorry!  Lots of great ideas here.

For my  project, I made a birthday calendar that I can hang up.  What better way to remember someone's birthday than in a pretty handmade calendar.  I used my silhouette cameo for the tags and months.  I used an old frame that was just laying around.  I distressed it with some black soot and vintage photo.  The background paper is from a DCWV stack I've had for a while.  It was originally a plain bluish color and I stamped around the entire page to give it a vintage feel  For the tags, I used again my Tim Holtz distressed inks vintage photos for the edges and orange marmalade.  I also used it for the top sign.  The flowers are from my stash.  I ran two strings across to hang the tags.  The mini clothespin are from YEARS ago. (when I first started crafting)  I always thought they would come in handy so I never threw them out.  :)  I also stamped the tags with the lines and borders.  This way I can write down the names of people's birthdays in each month.    I can't wait to hang this on my wall.  
ENJOY!!  Apologies for the quality of the pics.  Hope to get better ones up soon. 
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So you think that's it?  OF COURSE NOT!!! 

If you leave a comment on this post one random winner will win a personalized gift tag set of 20 stickers from me.  
Here's a sample....(it will be customized to you!)

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