Thursday, May 15, 2008

My shower card

Ok - so - with the way cool gift I had to make a way cool card....so - with the colors I had to design something myself for the background - so after getting my DDSS10 card - I thought - "perfect!" and used the shaving cream technique...I made a criss cross card - and I almost forgot to take a pic, but my friend Judy held it up for me to shoot...not the best pic - but you get it....

I used two ribbons that I used on the clothes pins on the belly band and some flowers I found in Michael's (I had a gift card that was burning a hole in my lovely purse!!) that were orange - when you find it and "its IT" you gotta go with it!! So - not all SU which is why its over here!! LOL

The only laugh I got out of this was that the card completely smelled like my grand-dad!!! I used the less expensive shave cream and forgot all about the scent! We all chuckled! I told Jenn it was a scratch and sniff card!! LOL

The CD crate project for my mother...

OK - so here is another (as Jantink says) YILMS* craft projects...I bought these CD crates at I believe Michael's...I didn't want them to be exactly white so Bob said, "whitewash 'em!"...wow - what a great idea honey - so I did!!! I love that man!! Anywho...I used the acrylic craft paint in white - added some spring water (lol) and swished it aound in my paint bowl....really chemically correct, eh? LOL

So here is one completely whitewashed twice - to which I had to use my emossing gun on to help dry...

Then I decorated it using craft inks - I used the retired set of the sunflower (sniff, sniff)....I colored the chipboard letters with artichoke and glued them on with a lil dab'el'do'ya of crystal effects...MAN does that stick!

So - I made one for my mom and one for Stephanie's other grandmother...... so here are two done...

Then off to Lowe's for flowers!!! So here they are on the front porch - ready to be delivered! At the dollar store, I found a 6 pack of these plastic flower things - I actually have no idea WHAT you call 'em...but you put the flower pot in this like "plate" or "bowl" so that when you water the plant the water doesn't go all over....the plastic had a lip and my friend Candy said - cut the lip off and I bet it fits....well I did and it did!! LOL Thanks Candy!!

So here is the final shot of a complete crate complete with flowers....YILMS!! LOL

* = yes I love myself!! LOL

My shower gift

So - here is my gift for the pink and orange bridal shower...it pretty much ('scuse my french) was kick-ass if I do say so!! LOL Sometimes when I have ideas and I finish putting them together - they come out better than even anticipated - and I scare myself!!! Just who lives inside me, anyway!!! LOL OK - so here's the deal-ie-o...On the register were white towels and washcloths so that's what I got - really fluffy....So I went to the store and got a laundry basket, clothes pins, ribbon, laundry rope/line, and some odds 'n ends (an orange monogram can that I put candy in and a white and pink butterfly "puff")....I rolled the towels (and washcloth) and tied each one with this big ribbon before placing them in the basket...then in the front of the basket I put this orange plastic handled carrier and inside THAT I put some household products...also a frame with the following poem I have posted at the end of this post... then I threaded the line through the edge of the basket in the front and put the clothes pins on there - about 12 or so - and you can only see them a little through the netting...but I hot glued either pink or orange dotted or striped ribbon on each one (you can see them really well if you double click on the pic and it gets really big) ....then I wrapped the whole thing in netting or tulle, tied it with more rope and my last swig of ribbon (is swig a word? do you kwim?) and added at the top a lil bouquet I put together with orange and pink flowers....its a great presentation if I do say so myself....as JanTink on splitcoast would say - YILMS (yes, I love myself!) and in this instance - I really do!!! LOL

Here is the lil poem I wrote with the accompanying products. The poem was in a white washed decorated wood frame from Michael's...

A Marriage Poem for You

As Jen and Fred PLEDGE


with their vows, and become

married together -

let us offer them some “how”s…

When days seem long and

the sun is not near,

You must look in yourselves

for happiness and CHEER.

When work has you tired

and looking for rest,

just look to your partner

to recover your ZEST.

Find happiness and JOY ,

be content and have fun,

Remember the heart

you so eagerly won.

And if ever you find

what you feel may be trouble,

Don’t forget the loving

power of the SNUGGLE!


Here is the destination wedding invite...

So this package arrives at the house - and I did not recognize the bride's last name on the package - so I made Bob open the package very far away from me (LOL)...and he says - "you're gonna be sorry you didn't open this!" And so inside is the coolest wedding invitation you have ever seen. Now I have 54 first cousins and even if I am at the bottom of the age range, I have been to may fair share of weddings. So - anywho - you open the gift box which is inside the package and you see this bright orange covering.......Next....

You see this when you open it...have you ever?!?!?!?! WAY too cool, eh? Its a real friggin star fish, man!!! WOOO HOO!!!

And then here is the inside....totally love it! And the colors of hot pink and bright orange look so cool together....who'd a thunk it?

Friday, May 9, 2008

Check this out, baby!

This is the cool shower invite I got from Candy for her soon-to-be daughter-in-law. The wedding is in June and is a destination wedding to the Mexican Riviera. I GET TO GO!! Yahoo! Bob and I had to wait to see if there would be a room left for us as I needed that tax return in my hand in order to book....trying like H-E- double toothpicks to not use the credit cards any more unless its an emergency. YKWIM? Lets see how long that lasts! Anyway - Candy found this stamp but it had long hair and Jen has a cute short crop - so Candy exacto'ed off the curls - and wallah!! Ain't it cute as a button! The colors of the wedding are bright pink and orange....it looks really cool...Candy also used the sandy spray on stuff for the beach.....totally love it!!!! I have some other stuff to show you about this event, but here is the invite for now....

This is a card I CASE'd from an old Idea Book

Pretty, Eh? I was upset when these tulips were retired, but I still use them....how can I not? This was the first card I demonstrated at my very first workshop - that was mostly done with/by my up-line - WHY? Not REALLY 'cuz I'm a baby - but my foot was still broken with no pressure to be placed on it - and I had to hop into and through the house and over to the table where the demo was going to be - and I had to bring a stool to sit on as I could not stand at the table the whole time....so Tracy, my mamabear, did the party for me....was very good - my first and only $2,200 party!!! And I think everyone bought this set and supplies!!!