Wednesday, February 23, 2011

DIY Bridal Shower ::The Centerpieces::

 As the days until the shower quickly wind down, my project list gets shorter and shorter!  Tonight, I was able to complete the centerpieces and I am soooo excited about them- I struggled a bit because, for a while, I had no idea how I was going to 'finish' them.  But, in the end- I think they turned out pretty well!

Going along with the cherry blossom theme I decided that square lanterns would be the perfect choice for the centerpieces as well as additional decor for the shower venue.  I was completely inspired by the laced luminaria over on Splitcoast Stampers!  But I wanted different sizes and to be able to create them with Kraft paper- so I whipped out my new Gypsy (have I mentioned that I LOVE that thing?!) and created exactly what I wanted.
Sides A & B
Sides C & D
 I created two sizes- a small 4-inch model and a larger 7-inch model.  The cherry blossoms came from the Pagoda Cricut cartridge and I welded together some pretty letters from the Quarter Note Cricut cartridge to create some romantic words.  Some ink, some ATG adhesive, a bit of Zig Glue- and voila!  My lanterns are complete!  There will be 10 in all!
I think they look so pretty when they glow!

Glad these are done!  Up next- completing the shower favors! Yay!

Monday, February 21, 2011

DIY Bridal Shower ::Game Prizes::

So the Bridal Shower is quickly approaching- it's this upcoming Saturday in fact!  While I am certainly bubbling over with anticipation and excitement, I am also feeling that good pressure (lol) that comes along with putting on a stellar event.  I have no doubt that Saturday is going to be a great day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I was approached by one of my co-workers, who asked me to create invitations for his wife's surprise birthday party.  Even though I am *supposed* to be ultra-focused on the DIY Bridal Shower, I couldn't resist squeezing this one request in!  So I pulled out my Gypsy, welded some letters & a rectangle together- and VIOLA! Instant invitations! LOL I heard that the invites were a hit- and I'm so glad that I could contribute to this very special event!

Now my next posts really *will* be all about the DIY Bridal Shower!! Promise! :o)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ol' Skool Birthday Wish

I created this card sometime last year for one of my co-workers and forgot to take a picture of it.  Luckily, he was nice enough to bring it back so I could get a couple of snaps!  My co-worker loves music- especially old school - so I *finally* got to use the cassette tape cut from the Indie Art Cricut cartridge!  He loved the card and I love being the 'Birthday Ambassador'! LOL

Monday, February 14, 2011

Treat Bag Madness???!

So I think that I've been bitten by the 'Treat Bag Bug'!! Robyn, The Pink Stamper, dropped the bug off at my house last week and it's been madness ever since! LOL!  At about 10 o'clock last night, I got the great idea to do something nice for all of my co-workers for V-day.  Since I had plenty of clear cellophane bags and candy left- it was *so clear* what I should do!  So tomorrow all 33 of my wonderful co-workers will receive a cute little treat from 'Cupid'!

The only thing I would have done differently- I would have gotten the idea a little *earlier* in the evening!  LOL! Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Princess Tea Party!

Time has certainly flown by because I can't believe that my God-daughter just turned four!!  It seems like she was just born yesterday!!  But in these short four years, my friend (her mom) and I have made a tradition out of creating a different birthday experience for her each year.  This year, since it's been discovered that she is *very* much a girly-girl, we decided to have a Princess Tea Party!

My friend found a real tea house that caters to the little ones and we knew this party was going to be a hit!  I also knew that I had more than a little bit of work to do to take this party up a notch!

 I designed her invitations on the computer and had them printed as 5X7 photos at a Walgreen's in her area.  Since we live in different states, it's super-convenient to be able to upload them to their website, they print them up and she can pick them up in about an hour!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

DIY Bridal Shower ::The Invitations::

One of my very best friends in the *entire* world is getting MARRIED and I am sooooo excited!!  Oh- and guess what?! I'm her Maid of Honor!  When she told me I was so honored that I was flying high on could 9! wasn't until days later that I started to wonder 'what exactly am I supposed to be doing as a Maid of Honor'??...  Well thank God for Google! LOL! I quickly got schooled-up on all of my MOH duties and discovered that one my major duties was to plan and host the bridal shower.