Monday, January 31, 2011
Todays challenge at FCCB is to make a project in honor of a cause you support. For me that is very easy...its to support the troops. My oldest 2 children are both soldiers in the U.S. Army. My daughter is stationed in Alaska and will be deploying to Afghanastan in a couple of months for an entire year. My son is an engineer and is finishing up his school requirements before he gets sent to his next duty station.
We are very proud of both of them but everyday is a challenge keeping strong, keeping them strong, and praying for their safety. As a mom, no matter what, that will never change!
Love you Jon and Amanda
Monday, January 24, 2011
My Disney Mickey and Friends cartridge was the very first cartridge I ever bought. Since it has been forever since I have picked it up, I decided that since the Sesame Street favor cups were such a hit I would create a similar project using Mickey and Minnie for a birthday party. Here is what I came up with. The party hat is from Elmo's party (another cartridge I actually have never used) and so are the birthday numbers. I love working with vinyl. It adds such a flare to almost any project. What child wouldn't love these party favors at their party!!??
Sunday, January 23, 2011
My business is growing and the demand for my party decorations is increasing each week. I am in heaven and I love to create the next perfect party decorations for a special little boy or girl.
This weekend we added dessert size plates to our Sesame Street collection using the same faces that we are putting on the cups. The plastic cup lady I found and I are new best friends! She is a sweet retired lady and her and her husband have this small business on E-bay to help supplement their retirement years. I love the fact that I am helping her small business as she supplies the items I need to help mine. I ordered 144 cups from her mid-week and they won't be here until tomorrow but already 120 are sold~ I will need more this week again!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Today I finished up the decorations for my niece's bridal shower which will be next Saturday. I made a banner, I made pillow boxes emmbossed in hearts with daisies and butterflies for the favors, and I made this centerpiece today...Oh I also made 3 of my purse and compact sets for the door prizes.
Of course I forgot to take pictures of the banner and the party favors and they already got sent to my sister-in-law to set up for the shower BUT I did take pictures today of the finished centerpiece. I usually do all my party centerpieces in plastic pails as you can see by looking through my blog entries but of course a plastic pail is just not elegant enough for a bridal shower so I decided to stack these adorable matching boxes. I glued the top on on the lid of the middle and the same for the middle to lid of the largest. The boxes can still be used by the bride afterwards as home decor or for storage on her vanity. I used the wedding solution cartridge to get my images for the centerpiece die cuts. I tried to use as much shimmer paper and embossing details as I could to make it elegant and not just plain Jane for this centerpiece. I also added daisies in the bottom as the daisies and butterflies are her wedding theme in purple and silver. Finally I added the same ribbon we used on her wedding invitations to the bottom edge of each box and a few pearls and there it is....I love the way it turned out.
When I googled ideas for making bridal shower centerpieces I came up with hardly anything....I hope this will inspire others to make your own centerpieces. I will share pictures after next Saturday of the whole decoration set up so you can see how the colors, theme, etc came together and tied together.
Thanks for reading my blog!!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
This project has been in my head for a long time. I have just been so busy filling orders and holding workshops I did not have time to get it put together. I finally stopped everything to get these adorable cups made up and it came together as I had invisioned or maybe even better.
I had wanted to do big bird too but did not like the way he came out so switched the yellow cup to Bert instead and he is adorable. I am going to get orange cups and do Ernie because, well how good is Bert without Ernie anyway?
These are perfect party favors for the birthday guests and I don't think I could have adjusted the faces as well without my Gypsy...I just love that machine and the possibilities are endless in creating with it.