Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happy Holidays!

I feel like I'm very prepared this cards went out on Monday!  Last year, I procrastinated so much that we were lucky to get a "Happy New Year" card out!  I also cut my card costs in half by designing the cards myself and by uploading the pics and having them shipped to me.  I would have thought picking them up in the store would have been cheaper.  Who knew?!?!?

Thanks to RTC PhotoWork for the awesome family pictures!  Happy Holidays!

Sprinkled with Love

I'm co-hosting a baby "sprinkle" in a couple of weeks.  A "sprinkle" is like a baby shower, but are usually held in honor of the mom-to-be's second baby.  Our theme is "Sprinkled with Love".  We still have lots to plan, but, so far, an ice cream bar and sugar cookies are on the menu!  Here's a picture of the food labels.

 Stay tuned for pictures and more!

Silent Auction

My sister is a fantastic fourth grade teacher that is devoted to her students and school.  Every year, her school has a silent auction and, each year, my sister makes a donation.  The students and their parents can bid on the auction items and raise money for their school.  This year, she decided to donate two excursions.  She asked me to make two certificates - one for mani/pedis and one for a cooking class.  I would have loved to have seen the bid sheets for these items!

Ready to Pop Baby Shower

I LOVED making these goodies for this Ready to Pop themed baby shower!

Pregnancy Announcement


Barrette and Headband Making Station Instructions

One of the food labels.  All of the foods "popped"!

Wishing Tree Instructions

Wishing Tree Tags

Coordinating Thank You Cards 

Holiday Party Invite

Loved making this holiday party invite :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"Gobble til ya Wobble!"

 I was checking out Pinterest during my daily allotted visit (I have to limit myself to just once ;) and came across these adorable wooden blocks and thought I have to make them! 

My hubby had some scrap wood from another project laying round in the garage carefully organized in his workspace.  I showed him the pin and he cut the wood down to blocks that wood fit into a space on top of our t.v. armoire.  While my boys were napping, I used my acrylic paint dauber to paint the top and sides as well as about 1/2 inch border on the front of the block.  While that dried, I cut out my scrapbook paper.  I used scraps of paper from other projects.  To attach the scrapbook paper, I applied a strip of adhesive from my Tombow tape runner so that I could readjust the paper if I needed to.  Then, I used a foam brush to apply Mod Podge under and over the paper.  I allowed that to dry for about 15 minutes.  While I waited, I used my Calligraphy cartridge to cut the letters out.  I love this cartridge.  There are so many font options.  I cut "Gobble" out with one and "til ya wobble" out with another.  To attach the letters, I lightly brushed a layer of Mod Podge on, applied the letter and then applied another light coat of Mod Podge to the entire front side of the block.

Here are a couple of pics:

 ...and a closer shot.

My hubby was so impressed with how quickly and easily we re-purposed these scraps of wood!

Coming shower and baby sprinkle invites and party supplies :)

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