Wednesday, February 8, 2012

60th Birthday Party Ideas

My mom celebrated her 60th birthday this past weekend and in her honor we celebrated with a wonderful party.

I created these small purses with my Cricut and used the Forever Young cartridge... purses cut at
3 1/2" so that I could get 2 purses per 12" sheet.  The paper is a g.c.d studios designers paper from the cosette collection that I found at Michael's on sale for $.19 a sheet.  The flowers were cut with a flower punch from Martha Stewart and emblished with a small rhinestone.

I created for her a Money Tree and on the branches I placed bows and scallop circles with the number 60.

Also, we created a Sweets table which was very tempting not to eat it all up before the party started.
We made Tamarind covered apples... which are absolutely delish.  With those we also made candy coated apples, cupcakes, chocolate fountain for strawberries and marchmellows...pretzels, hot cheetos, candies' galore.

It was an amazing party and my mom's joy was priceless.  I am blessed to have a wonderful mother in my life.

Thank you for visiting.. hope these ideas help you too.

Just @ note mini notebook

Hi,  I am so happy... I got a bind it all for Christmas and at the beginning had a hard time figuring it out... turns out that the instructions that came with the machine are wrong.  I finally found the correct instructions online.  I recieved a beautiful set of blank cards from a friend and wanted to send her a thank you card with a gift.  So, I got to work and created this small notebook.

I used a Designer's Paper from Stampin UP!
Stamp Set from Papertrey Ink.

This was my first try in creating a medellion and I am pleased how it came out.

I cut a (2) 12" strips by 1 1/2" and used my scoreboard to score at every 1/2".
I united both strips with glue to create one long 24" strip.... Once they were glued I turned it over and applied it onto a 1 3/4" circle and Viola!... medellion complete.

I used a stamp from Papertrey ink to complete the design.

On the inside, I created a pocket and used My Pink Stamper's (Everyday Sentiments).
For the thank you card; I cut a 6" by 3" strip and folded in half.
Used a scrap of paper for the outer design. 
The pages inside are all 4 1/4" by 5 1/2"... I created a sheet on Microsoft by just applying lines and printing out.. I cut the sheet 5 1/2" by 4 1/4".  Just half and then half again... hope that is not confusing.

Thank you for visiting my blog... hope to hear from you soon.  Have a wonderful and blessed day.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cameo Giveaway !!

 Crafty Friends! would you like a chance to win a Cameo!?   Head on over to Shery K Designs and find out how to enter!!   I am so in love with this machine!!!... I am looking forward to the day I can own one.   With it you can create amazingly awesome cuts.  A crafters dream!   Wishing everyone the best of luck!.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heart Wreath

I saw this awesome heart wreath on this wonderful blog (The Idea room) and thought it was a perfect wreath for Valentine's day. 

I purchased the foam heart at Hobby Lobby and purchased 2 yards of red felt at Walmart.

I used a 2" inch cirlce punch as my guide to cut out the circles needed and pinned them into the foam.  I must have cut more than 300 circle pieces... I lost count after cutting so many. 

The Idea room blog has better instructions than what I have placed below... please visit their site for instructions and inspiration.

Circle Pattern

Felt Circle folded in half and then folded in half again.

Once circle has been folded and refolded a pin is placed thru at the bottom.

Instert pin into foam heart.

Heart wreath almost at completion....

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Zutter Bind It All ( Need Help!!!!!)


I got the Zutter Bind It All for Christmas and I'm having a hard time figuring it out.  I am working on a journal that is 7 1/2 inches (Cover) and the inner pages are 7 2/8ths.... I have followed the instructions on the instruction manual but after I finish punching the inner pages... they do not match the holes to the cover page.    I need help desperately... can someone please send me directions or if you have a video, I would love to see it.  Thank you for your help.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Back to the Gym!


This post has nothing to do with crafting but I just wanted to share it with everyone.  As part of my New Year resolutions... I woke up this morning with the thought of joining a gym.. so I signed up my dear hubby and I.  We went this afternoon and oh boy I used equipment I had never used in my life and my body is feeling the aches.  I had planned in coming home and using my bind it all to create some journals but my bones ache and my daughter still needs to get bathed and into bed.  I will update ya'll on how I'm doing my goal is to get healthy and loose some weight this year.

I plan to work on my journals tomorrow so I will post pics tomorrow.  Good night everyone.