Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wedding bouquet

My cute little sister asked me if I would make a wedding bouquet for her. She's not getting married (it's a long story...) but sent me this picture of her previous bridals, as a guide to make it.

And this is what I came up with. I LOVE it. I did it a little fuller than her first, real one...but I think it is just beautiful.
Pretty close....for the synthetic version, don't you think?
So I had to get a few shots of it, enjoy!

I hope she likes it as much as I do!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Feeling Patriotic?

Let me start off by saying I LOVE my country! L.O.V.E. LOVE all the brave men and women who have and continue to fight for our freedom and comforts....well having said that, I never decorate for the 4th of July. I don't like the colors, and have never felt inspired to decorate my home in them...well I've been on such a decorating kick this year, and I am VERY patriotic, so I got over my issues, and made a few decorations, with more to come of course.

Framed art

"Freedom" banner. My friend picked out the paper, and asked if I wanted to use her extra's to make one of my own! Well I just loved the papers she chose, so I made two!

And "liberty". I Can't wait to hang them up, and make more to go along with them.

This was the best shot I could get of the white paper. We embossed it with a script print, that just looked perfect for this theme!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thread organizer

My poor stash of "floss" has looked like this for a while. Just shoved into one of my sewing drawers. A while back I came across the cutest little printables for winding thread. When I finally got around to having time, I couldn't find the website where they were. I was SO sad. But randomly another blog I follow featured the printable because they had just used it. YAY! I had it again. And I was ready. So I took this crazy pile...

These cute guys...
And started winding. I love their cute little face, smiling up at me. It just made me so happy as I was winding...
and winding...
and winding...
and winding...
and winding...I did get pretty sick of it, but my pile turned from the above picture...
to this....
and this....and then nothing.
I took all my newly wound, cute faced floss, and put them into one of my million organizers.
Another project, done!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


These books have been on my "to-do" list for a while. And now that I'm not as busy, I am finishing projects, getting things out of the way...I got this paper over two years ago, and still haven't finished, until now. At least it's in time for my second to enjoy!

I made a few of them, and they are all a little different.

So far my girls LOVE them. The others will be gifted.
Book two. I got the idea HERE. I knew I wanted to do it, just a little differently.
I wanted to back all the paint chips on paper so you didn't see the ugly bar code and writing on the back, but that gave the book extra pages, so I just cut out letters and put all the names next to the color.
Then I took it to Office Max and had it bound for $1!
I also LOVE how this turned out, and it already has some good use from the girls. My oldest asked why there wasn't a page for gray. (It's her favorite color....)
All the colors I have are:
Pink, white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and black. There are enough hue's to do light and dark. colors, but I went for simple....

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Potty Chart

My two year old is ready to potty train. So I made her a simple chart to put stickers on as we attempt to do away with diapers....

Hopefully soon the pink will be covered in stickers and no more trips to Costco (for diapers) will be required!

More projects

More projects for my MIL. She's announcing her leader that is recently pregnant by hanging this banner at mutual tonight. I used birthday banner printables that I already had, then I just printed off the new letters I needed, and covered up the birthday letters.

From the same printables I used the cupcake toppers and covered up the images with my own. I glued them at different heights on popsicles sticks, and stuck them in glass jars full of split peas. Super cute and easy.

Then, for a 5K the Young Women are doing, my cute MIL wanted to give them a reminder on Sunday. So she wanted to make a cute water bottle label to put around their own bottle.
I had her pick her favorite design again, and this happened to be an easter one. There is a bunny hiding under the label. She gave me all the information and I formated it to fit right in the design. Turned out pretty cute.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Kit Kat cake

I made this kit kat cake for Mother's Day/my daughter's 4th birthday. I saw the idea HERE. I knew I had to try it. It was fairly simple, but for the record you need 11 pkgs. of kit kat's, and at least two bags of M&M's..
I made it with two 9" round cakes stacked...pretty easy.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day present

A simple box of cards for my MIL. I picked out papers that reminded me of her and made simple but beautiful cards. She is a card person and always has oodles on hand. A while ago she showed me a sample of this simple card with a coordinating strip around the middle and told me she would pay me to make some for her. I pretended to forget/be busy...and "never got around to it" until now. She loved 'em, and I had fun making them for her.

Mother's Day cards

These are the cards I wipped up for Mothers day.

I love the detail of the embossed writing on the brown.
I think they turned out pretty.