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Friday, September 27, 2013
colourQ challenge. I found these amazing hot pink glitter Thickers at Archiver's and thought they would be perfect on a black and white background. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today - have a great weekend!!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
As usual, I only had ONE of the colors in this week's colourQ challenge! But I winged it and pulled out some colors that may or may not be comparable (Tim Holtz Festive Berries and Vintage Photo distress inks, Cameo Coral), then I added copper Stickles for some razzle dazzle! This is the first time I've used my new PTI set, Bigger Blooms, and I think I'm really going to like it. You will likely see this set more and more in my color challenge submissions. Thanks for stopping by! Can you believe two posts in one day!! And it's been SOME day!
Make It Monday Challenge is one that is near and dear to my heart! I have made lots of cards and tags using the layered scalloped border technique. It is simple but absolutely beautiful! I am once again on the Scrappin' in the City design team and this was the perfect project for the store, too. I used a beautiful line of paper by Carta Bella from the Rough & Tumble collection by Samantha Walker (LOVE the stripes and polka dots) along with my very favorite Papertrey Ink birthday stamp set, Stylish Sentiments: Birthday. Seriously, if you do not own this set, you must go RIGHT NOW and order it! I use it all the time and it is fantastic! Thanks for stopping by - have a great hump day!!
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
I must admit that I have been thinking about throwing a Very Hungry Caterpillar party for Morgan for more than a year. I was going to do it last year for her 2nd birthday, but all of the ideas I found on Pinterest simply overwhelmed me. I didn't know where to begin! So, I made a list of the details I definitely wanted to do and tried to stick to that list as much as possible. I still searched Pinterest for new ideas DAILY, but I wasn't as tempted to add to the list once I had it written down. There are lots of items on etsy (here, here, here, and here) that you can buy and print out at home or at your local photo lab, which is a tremendous time and money saver. I also decided at the beginning the details I wanted to splurge on (the cake and the cookies) and the ones that I needed to be more frugal on. Also, since I am a rabid papercrafter, I already had lots of things I could use for the party - cardstock for the banners and bean bag toss game, lots of paper punch and templates for the circles and ovals, cellophane bags for the party favors, felt for the bean bags and did I mention lots and lots of cardstock?!?! Here are some of my favorite pics from Morgan's Very Hungry Caterpillar Third Birthday Party!
|The beautiful and delicious cake from Rita's Bakery. I took in several cake pics that I found on Pinterest for them to go by.|
|I made this bean bag toss out of a box an a giant piece of red paper I got from my church. The details are made from cardstock.|
|Cookies that a friend of mine made. TOTALLY worth splurging on! They were delicious and absolutely adorable!!|
|Our precious niece sharing a Cheeto with the birthday girl!|
|I also made Morgan's party hat out of a store-bought hat, lots of cardstock ovals, and bits of ribbon for the tassel.|
|We have exactly zero funny candid photos of our family so this is my favorite shot of the day!!|
|Morgan's new wheels that her cousin, Samuel, loved more than she did!|
|Poorly framed pic but cute of my baby!! I made the banner and the balloon centerpieces.|
|A kiss for the caterpillar!!|
|The younger kids LOVED the bean bag toss!!|
|I adore how the food table looked! I framed a pic of the birthday girl and personalized subway art that I bought on etsy (link above) and used the book as table decorations.|
|Reading the story before supper was served.|
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
I am constantly on the search for the perfect floral stamp set. I see beautiful cards made with a variety of flowers on an almost daily basis which convinces me anew each day that I must have the exact stamps that each designer uses in their creations. But since I can't afford to buy EVERY. SINGLE. SET. I compromise (not really) by buying a cheaper set locally and calling it a day. BIG MISTAKE!! I realized recently when, after about three years of coveting, I bought PTI's Daydreamer set that it is truly the PERFECT floral stamp set! I have looked (and wanted) ALL of their more current floral sets as well as several Stampin' Up! ones, but I am so glad I broke down and bought this set that I had used only once before. It has a wonderful variety of flowers and TONS of sentiments about dreams. I love that PTI stamp sets almost always have a good mix of images and sentiments. All of the flowers on this card came from the Daydreamer set, while the sentiments are from PTI's Stamp-A-Faire exclusive stamp set, Reasons to Smile (it totally ROCKS!!!). Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!!