Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Red, White & Blue! A Friend So True!

 Hi Everyone,
So my friend Karen Allen ... No, not that Karen Allen ... the "real" Karen Allen ... The one I see everyday! was in need of some little flags. Little 2 inch flags. I knew the perfect way to make them. I just printed them on inkjet fabric using my DSA2.  Awesome, look at me I am a flag maker!
And then she took them and made us all this little somethi'n, somethi'n to brighten our day!
Look how cute this little flower arrangement is.  I don't know which I love more, my flowers or my friend Karen! Silly Rabbit, my friend KAREN of course!
Thanks Karen, Your awesome crafty goodness made my day!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Day After The Party

Hi Everyone,
 I simply can't believe it is May 28th!  This month just flew by.  I have been so busy with things that the last three weeks have been a blur.  We (the family) have done so much around the house, getting things in summer mode.  I have also been crafty but wasn't able to post any pics in the event Mom checked my blog.  We celebrated Mom's 80th birthday yesterday and it was a blast! Now I can post the pictures of her invitations.  I loved how they came out.  With all the compliments I received yesterday I think everyone loved them as well.  Here is a picture:
And here is the inside:
And we played a couple of games.  Regina created a candy counting game and even gave prizes to the winners. I can't believe I missed getting a picture of the candy filled jar.  It was so cool!  Then we played an "All about Fran" question game that was a lot of fun.  I made a little question book so all could play.  Here is a picture.
My SIL, Regina made awesome chocolate covered marshmallows on a stick and I made a stand for them. Here is a picture of the stand:
Once, Regina added her awesome marshmallows it looked amazing! Here is a picture of the finished display:
It came out beautiful! And a yummy shout out to Regina! The mallows were delish!!!!
And best yet was the Birthday girl!!! We would all be nothing without her love and support!  We love you Mommy!!!!!!
A shout out also to Maryann and Vin who worked so hard to ready their home, created a fantastic menu and put this whole party together.  It was a lovely day.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Wedding Buttons - Out For Delivery!

The buttons have been done for weeks, but as always I hit a snag! DO NOT and by that I mean DO NOT!!!!spray paint a wicker basket with enamel paint.!.! I say this not because it is bad paint, I say this because it takes about 3 weeks for the smell of the paint to dissipate. Yes, it is true. No matter how much airing out or potpourri or even dryer sheets or baking soda is involved you will need 3 weeks for the smell of the enamel paint to go away. Lesson learned, from now on it is sponged on water based acrylic paint for me! I am now able to put the basket under cello wrap for delivery. Here are the pictures of how the basket came out. I am happy to deliver this basket of goodies to my friend Donna. I hope the Bride, Groom and guests are as happy as I am about how the buttons came out.
 I enjoyed making these buttons because it was such a large scale project.  I was able to print the 200 graphics with my HP 7500a printer, cut them with my KnK ZING using the PnC registration, followed by 200 bag toppers printed with the HP and cut with the ZING. Bagged in a standard Wilton candy cello bag and then tied off with ribbon.  It really made me happy to see 200 items all made by me!
Thanks for stopping by and remember I still have Kristen's shower favors on my crafty list of things to do.
Have a great week end!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I'm Here! Just Lost In Spring Cleaning

Hi Everyone,
I am in awe that it is May 1st! I have not left my craftroom, I just have not had a minute to post. As a family we have been busy, busy, busy! Can you believe it is only 50 degrees or so and the pool is open! Paul, the awesome hubs dude, needed to fix the pool heater so that involved an official pool opening. WOW, we worked for two weekends to get the house in summer mode and we are still not done. We have a new screen house going up this year and with a bit of luck I will be power washing this weekend. Now for my crafty review (sorry no pics) I have started the shower favors for Donna, made the invites for my Mother In Laws 80th. Made 12 miniature American flags for Karen (co-worker pics to follow), A baby onesie template for a friend that is making an awesome baby shower gift (hi Ellie)(Can you believe I practically begged the woman to let me cut the onesies for her) Ellie, you go girl, don't let me be a crafty control freak!! My SIL, Regina are planning some awesome crafty goodness for Mom's 80th (had to tell her about my crafty control issues as well) but I am super excited about those as well(ummmm Marshmellows!). The craftroom is still a hopping and I hope to post some picture soon. Thanks for staying with me,