Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dance Dares

I love The Ellen DeGeneres show!  I especially love how she is always dancing and her entire audience all dance and get so into the show.  She has been doing this thing called dance dares, and it is the funniest thing!  She's been encouraging people to do it and send in videos of it.  It's catching on, and a lot of people have been doing it.  It makes me want to do it as well! haha!  If you're having a down day or need a little pick me up, take a break and watch some dance days!  It will surely lift your spirits, and put a smile on your face! 
Happy Weekend!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Some-bunny is coming

Little bunny foofoo, hoping through the forest..The Easter bunny is on his/her way!  Here is a goodie bag that I made, I'm working on a whole bunch of different things for Easter.  I can't believe that it's next week already?! I love all the Easter treats!! There's so much to chose from this time of year!  Peeps, Whoppers, Jelly Beans, Eggums(my fav!), Chocolate bunnies! Eek!! What is your favorite Easter delight?!  Stay tuned for more Easter treats!Photobucket

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sparkle and Shine

For this weeks Tuesday Alchemy challenge, the theme was sparkle and shine!  Something that I am very familiar with! :)  This is a pillbox that I "blinged" out with of course none other then Hello Kitty!  This is a fairly small box, but it did take about 3 hours to complete.  It's made up of all tiny swarvoski crystals.  All the hard work was well worth it!  If I had the time, I would love to do more of these in the future!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Bold Italic

Found this on pinterest!  Just wanted to share!

Happy Birthday in Wonderland

 Front of the card: Castle as the backdrop is actually a sand castle that I cut from the cricut cartridge doodle charms.  The tea pot is from cricut cartridge pagoda.  The hat is from the create a critter cartridge.  The happy birthday sentiment is also from create a critter.  I can't remember what cartridge the crown is from.  The hearts are punches and the rest are stickers.  I just accented everything with silver metallic pen to give it that extra pop!

 The inside of the card, I added things from the story, the caterpillar, the mushrooms and whimsy flowers and butterflies for that woodland flair.  I also added some playing card stickers and stamped different sentiments around the card.  I used glitter glue to accent the inside and make it a little more playful. 

Another birthday card, this time the theme was Alice in Wonderland!  Such a cool theme for a party!  The possibilities are endless.  I absolutely loved making this card!! It really made me think out of the box and allowed me to work with a bunch of ideas and marry them all together.
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are all in harmony."
-Mahatma Gandhi


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Slow Sunday Afternoon Jam

One of my all time favorites!! The melody is soothing and the words are liberating!  Great song!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Letters of love

I made this for my friend that had the baby the day of her baby shower!  It went with her theme of turtles and frogs.  I don't have a picture of what the letters originally looked like.  I got them from a local boutique and they were black.  I thought that black would be too harsh for a baby, so i painted them white.  After it dried, it looked a little to plain, so I added some color to it by drawing lines and dots with green and pink paint pens.  I found the wooded animals at the craft store, then wrote her full name out individually on each animal.  Lastly I glued the animals on to each letter.  There are slots behind each letter to hang easier, or you could also place on a mantel or even a book shelf for a different look.  You could even add pretty ribbons to make it look more colorful and hang them off of pins or nails.  It was fairly fast and pretty easy, it literally took an afternoon from start to finish.  I was very happy with the end result!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Collage Fun

Just playing around with some new things that I'm learning how to do.  Wanted to see how it looks, hoping to punch things up on the blog.
Shown are some gift bags that I made for a customer last year.  It's a nice way to add some fun to your packaging!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Card

Big brother needed a birthday card, so I whipped this one up for him.  The theme was pink and purple, so this is what I can up with.  He's been using my cards a lot, for all different occasions, I guess you could say that he's good for business?! haha!! Nah...I love that he asks me for my cards, it's like I'm his Hallmark! :)


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Everything comes in 3s

This is a mash up of what's consuming my life at the moment.  For me, I often find that things do happen all at the same time.  In this case it really is in trio...I guess I can blame it on myself.  Procrastination has a BIG part of it.  I'm currently working on 3 projects with a couple others lingering in the distance.  Those are not needed immediately, but I'm sure when it approaches it will be accompanied with some others.  I am working on graduation party decorations, a wedding wishing tree and another graduation party invitations.  I guess it wouldn't be as interesting if it wasn't all happening at the same time?!  No matter how far I plan ahead, I find that my best work comes in the final hours.  Do you find that you procrastinate or do you get things done way ahead of time?  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Turtles & Frogs Baby Shower

The invites
 These pics were from a baby shower that I threw last year, the theme was Turtles and Frogs for a baby girl!
The decor
 Here are some decorations, fun and festive balloons!  I'm so mad that I didn't get better pics of the rest of the balloons.
The food
 Since it was a co-ed shower, to make things the father to be ordered bentos for everyone, we also had a lot of other yummy delights!
The favors
 Here's another version of the box with the lollipop treats inside!  Bright and fun! Makes me smile just looking at the colors!
The table
 Some table decor, to add a little something extra!  Turtles, frogs, lily pads, and flowers.
The goodies
 Here are more treats that were on a different table.  Pink & Purple M&M's in mini champagne bottles, more lollipops and sleeves filled with peach frog gummi candy!(oomph featured these yummy treats, and actually inspired this post)
The gifts
 Lots of gifts for the new parents!! Yes that is Christmas wrap! haha! You know guys...I guess we can't ask for much, at least it's wrapped right?!
The games
Once again, leave it to guys to do something inappropriate with an innocent baby shower game!

All in all the party was a success, minus the fact that the mom to be, missed half of the shower because she went in to labor!  Yes! She had the baby that evening, one month early.  Even better, it was on Father's day!  Best gift a father could get!! Now almost one year later, her 1st birthday is on the horizon! 

Sakura Reception Bucket

 This weeks challenge was anything goes, this is what I came up with.  It's a alternative to a reception box.  It could also be used for a centerpiece or even for a gift box.  I love the pinks and browns!  This is very simple and easy to make, and best of all it doesn't take much time to complete.  Check out the rest of the teams entries for this week! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Birthday Box

Birthday Boxes!  This is a fun alternative to a birthday card!  It's a 3-D way to wish that someone special a very happy birthday!  It's filled with bright confetti and happy birthday sentiment opens up to a mini banner.  I've included a card on the top so you can write your special message.  If your gift is small enough, it might even be able to fit in the box!  

Memo Boards

Here are some memo boards that I've made in the past.  It's a great way to keep organized, but still keep things fun!  I've even made them for centerpieces for a birthday party.  It was a hit and a really cute idea, it made the tables really come alive!



I have started a Tumblr page as well.  Please check it out if you have the time.  My main reasoning for starting a tumblr page is because sometimes, I'm not feeling that wordy and I just wanna post pics. I'm still getting the hang of it, but it's mainly just a photo album for me.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring forward with Loungefly

Check out loungefly spring promo!Use promo code Spring for 20% off.. Eek! all the colors! OMG!! Too cute!! I have to admit that I have 3 colors already! Do I need anymore?! Maybe in a different style?  Of course the bag that I want is out of stock! Oh no!! I guess that's a good thing right? It's just too damn cute!! Hello Kitty forever!

March into Spring!

It's Spring! I've been busy trying to think of different things for Easter this year.  This is a spin off of something that I made last year.  I'm still trying to tweak it and make it a little more exciting.  Last year I filled it with treats similar to the last pic.  I could fit 6 of these lollies in the box, so it made a great gift for offices and co-workers!  This time around, I'm not sure if I want to just fill it with grass and treats and make individual boxes or make something similar to last year.  I'm still thinking of how to advance this!  I love being able to use all the colors, it really makes everything POP and look really fun!!  Stay tuned for the finished product!