Sunday, July 29, 2012

Baby shower in a box?

Hi there!  Here is a little sampling of what I made for a baby shower yesterday.  I think this should be called "Baby Shower in a Box".  What do you think?

Big tissue paper flowers, and pink and white streamers to put it all together.  
        A basket filed with 3 different party favors.

Potted pinwheels to go on the tables.  I used the baby shower napkins and modge podge to decorate the terracotta pots.  There was also an "It's a Girl" banner to match (sorry forgot to photograph that!) and lots and lots of little paper butterflies on the tables.
It was a fun to decorate for the baby shower! 
(I used the Stampin' Up elegant butterfly punch, scallop envelope die cut and the petal cone die cut for these projects)  Nothing was difficult!
  Do you need a "Baby Shower in a Box", or would you like to learn how to make your own?
 Contact me and I can show you how!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Be inspired to create!

(Halloween is around the corner, I have some exciting news to come as well as some simple projects)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A bright Birthday Card for Dawn

Monday was my craft buddy Dawn's birthday.  I made her this fun little card with nice bright colors and two of my favorite elements, pennants and polka dot embossing!  (inspiration came from a card I saw at convention)
I was also able to use one of the new free stamps I got at convention for the sentiment on the inside.
This sentiment describes my friend to a tee! Those darling little dahlias were also a giveaway from convention! Yea! Gotta love the giveaways!

Hope your are having a great week!
Be inspired to create!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stampin' up 2012 Convention--AWESOME!

I am having a hard time trying to determine what the best part of my little Salt Lake City getaway was:

1. Good times with my good friends who share my love of Stampin' up
(from left to right me, Judy, Dawn, Julia)

2. The wonderful speakers, demonstrations and workshops

3. The oodles of ideas that I was able to photograph
4.  All the great stamp sets and other goodies I brought home
5. Coming home to a wonderful husband who had this sitting on the counter for me.

I just don't know, I can't decide, because they were all so great!
In addition we were able to visit Temple City and see Katherine Jenkins sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (amazing!) and tour the Temple City grounds, had a fabulous 3 course meal at Christopher's,  had Margaritas and delicious Mexican food at the Blue Iguana and shopped at the new City Creek Center. What a beautiful place!

I had such a wonderful time!  I laughed til I cried with my friends, I learned valuable lessons for business as well as life, and I was inspired!  It was amazing and I can't wait to go again next year!!!

Be inspired to create

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

How to make a gift bag POP!!!

I am so happy to say that I am on vacation this week!  YEA!!!
I took the week off because I am heading to Salt Lake City tomorrow for the Stampin' Up convention with my crafty friends Julia, Judy and Dawn.  Can't wait!!!
But for fun today, I took the kids to the Galt Flea Market.  They had a lot of fun buying bargains!
I had a lot of fun buying some crafty supplies!
I bought several different patterns of tissue paper, gift bags and cellophane bags.
Here is an example of what you can do with a bag and tissue paper.
I cut a long strip of tissue paper just a little wider than the Stampin' Up 2 3/8" scallop punch and folded it up several times to make several layers.  Then cut that with the scallop punch, punch a small hole in the center of the layers and put an antique brad through it to hold the layers together.  Then separate and scrunch every layer of tissue paper to make a pretty flower! Pop that right onto your bag and put matching tissue paper in the bag and there you have a darling gift bag! Very cute to use for bridesmaids gifts, or bridal shower game prizes or just a gift for a friend! 
Be back soon with details of the Stampin' Convention!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Be inspired to create!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

I could not get to my 4th of July decorations yesterday, there was too much other stuff all around it and I chose not to dig out the container!
However, I needed a banner for the fireplace!  Couldn't be without one!
So I grabbed the patriotic cocktail napkins from a few years ago, some modge podge (nearly used a whole bottle of this stuff in the last couple of days!) a small hole punch, red and white bakers twine, the  Stampin' Up Perfect Pennants Bigz L die cute, cardstock and adhesive and off I went.
Came up with this adorable banner!  It was very easy to do! (I did modge podge the napkin to cardstock and let that dry before I ran it through the die cut machine.)
Happy 4th of July!
Have fun and be safe!
(please contact me if you would like to make your own banners, or favors, I can show you how!)

Monday, July 2, 2012

4th of July Craft Fever!

 I got quite a late start on my 4th of July craft fever.  Note to self: start on Halloween projects soon!
It all started with these cool patriotic napkins that I had leftover from a project a few years ago.
I also had several small terra cotta pots leftover from a previous project.  Add some modge podge and you have the cutest little planters.  You also need floral foam, wood skewers, Stampin' Up real red and night of navy cardsock, brights designer buttons and red and white bakers twine to finish these off.  They will look very nice on the 4th of July BBQ table!
The next project starts with 1 recycled wine bottle.  A small circle has been cut out in back for a small string of clear lights.  I modge podged the same napkins onto the wine bottle.  Wrapped a little red and white bakers twine around the neck. Made a flower with the Stampin' Up 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, real red, night of navy and whisper white card stock.  Held the 3 scallops circles together with an antique brad.  Now there is a cool little patriotic nightlight to put in the backyard on the 4th!

Lastly we have a soup can turned vase with real red, night of navy cardstock and white ribbon. For a little interest I used the stripes embossing folder on the night of navy paper and the perfect polka dot embossing folder on the real red paper.  I also used the scallop trim border punch on both edges of the real red cardsock.  Glued a piece of floral foam in the can, used a wood skewer to attach a 4" pinwheel to.  Lastly, added a red button with red and white bakers twine and finished this last project.
I hope you have a Fabulous Fourth!
Be inspired to create!
Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information on these projects .


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Summer Fun!!!

Yesterday we took our little rafts to Discovery Bay to participate in the attempt at the largest non motorized floatilla in the Guiness book of world records. 
There was everything from intertubes to paddleboats out there.  And lots and lots of super soaker waterguns!  The kids had a blast!
After the floatilla event we had dinner at my brothers and the kids swam and kayaked and we played Texas Hold'em.  It was a great day!!!

The last few times we have been out on the water I have noticed these cool stand up kayaks.
I am dying to try them!  I have done a little web surfing this morning (no pun intended) and found that I can rent one nearby.  So stand up kayaking is now on my bucket list!  Can't wait to try it.
Have you tried it yet? If so was it easy to standup?