Mexican Cantina Themed Party

Happiest of Saturdays to everyone! I hope everyone had an awesome food & family filled Thanksgiving ❤️ I’m 6 hours south from home visiting family. But, I didn’t forget about you guys!

I’ve got another themed birthday party for you. With a video! I love this colorful Mexican Cantina theme. I made a set of bright paper flowers for the dessert table backdrop.

Please enjoy the video! Like & share ❤️

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Beauty & My Beast

Happy Saturday friends! I love today’s project 🤗 there’s a video to enjoy!

It was an outdoor Beauty & The Beast themed birthday party for my God-daughter. I made a cake table decoration and a photo frame.

I used a yellow trifold display board. I printed images on cardstock, colored them in with Copics and Sharpies, and fussy cut them. I freehanded and painted in the “Be Our Guest”. These are my first paper roses! I love them.

The photo frame is also cut from a red trifold display board. Colored another set of images and made a small flower to go along with the theme. The letters are also fussy cut. The handsome model is my husband, Jerry ❤️

Please enjoy this awesome clip I’ve put together. The photo frames are gaining popularity. Please share any photo frames that you’ve made! See you next Saturday 😘

 

Party Card Box

Hello again, my lovelies! Two weeks in a row!?! Oh yeahhh! 💪

This week I’ve got a Card Box for you. It was for a gorgeous Quinceañera event. I absolutely LOVE making these! It’s so intricate and lots of paper measuring and folding ❤️

I followed the same design concept as the last one. Just different embellishments and color scheme. 

Has anyone else made card boxes like these?

Let me know what you think. Leave a comment! Until the next crafty project, my friends 🤗

Lots of String!

Hey folks, it’s been a while. Lots of work and hardly any play 😖

Today I’m sharing my first attempt at string art. This one comes with a story …

A childhood friend of mine had a baby many years ago. When the baby was born I hand painted a wooden name plaque. It turns out that they’ve held onto the gift all these years ❤️ Her baby is now 15 years old! She contacted me and requested a new updated name plaque for his birthday. I was beyond honored to fulfill such a beautiful request.

Below is the original wooden name plaque. Clearly has 15 years of use on it.

Below is the new name plaque I created. Staying in tune with the original it has that hand painted feel to it. I had recently become obsessed with string art videos and thought I’d take a crack at it. The plaque is a bare wood display from Hobby Lobby. Use the 40% coupon! I used Varathane Wood Stain in the color Kona.

Below is a progress photo. I printed the name on a sheet of copy paper and nailed right through it. In retrospect I wish I HADN’T done that. After tearing the sheet off I sat there with tweezers trying to pull little specks of white paper that was caught under the nail 😣 super aggravating. Avoid doing that!

Hope you enjoyed this project! I’ve got two other posts coming soon! Muahhh 💋

Large Paper Flowers

Hello friends! I made these gorgeous giant paper flowers to adorn a dessert table at a sweet 16 party. They are all flat-back flowers hot glued onto a worn fence for that country feel ❤️ enjoy the video, folks! Love and miss you guys 💋

A sweet BABY GIRL!

Hello! It’s been a long time folks.

I wanted to share my newest project. I helped a lovely coworker with her first baby shower. She’s having a girl that she has named Leahna ❤️

I made large paper flowers, a paper fan display, and a guest book. She and another co-worker handmade the centerpieces , flag banner, and invitations. It was gorgeous!

The flowers were supposed to be gathered on a curtain like this, but the stand didn’t work out. So, they decided to spread them out along the focus wall.

I used Kathy Orta’s Hidden Hinge Binding System for this album. I used Tyvek IN the page hinges and in the cover hinges for a strong hold against tearing. There are 8 double sided pages, 8 double sided inserts (not pictured, but you can see them peeking through the half circle punch. They are just baby themed patterned paper with 3 guests cards per side), 86 total guest tags.

I’m just happy to be a part of something sooo cute! Congratulations to the new parents 👣👶

Craft Desk UPDATE

Hello Friends! I’m super excited to share an update on my craft room. I’ve added another work surface and changed my stamp storage. Not a complete overhaul, but I just cleaned it and fell in love with it all over again! I think all crafters get excited and take pictures of clean work areas 😝
Here is a link to my original post showing you my craft desk: My Creative Workspace.

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I purchased this large table from a clothing store that was shutting down in the mall for $50!!! I couldn’t walk away from such a deal.

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It fit like a glove! My design paper storage slid perfectly underneath it. Two storage cubes sit on top with my solid cardstock and special paper pads. My cutting mat and large paper trimmer sit on it, as well. The containers on the right are my large sizzix dies, texture plates, sprays, and medium gels. My die cutting machine finally has an assigned spot that’s out of the way!

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In my original post I had binders that stored my stamps. Nothing was wrong with that system, it worked. However, I fell in love with the fridge containers and Elle Pockets that Jennifer McGuire kept showing off. Love, love love! So much easier to use at home or travel to crops with. The dividers are heavy cardstock with labels. Easy peasy!

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This is still the same as before, but I wanted to show how much more I’ve added to it! The top round spice containers are from IKEA and the rounds ones near the bottom are from Dollar Tree! Eh, the magnets aren’t as powerful, but they stay put.

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Ta-da! Full view of my work space. I’m head over heals for it all. Everything is within reach. Having two different work surfaces is amazing! I don’t have to constantly move things out of the way when I bring my trimmer or scoreboard out. My Project Life layouts don’t get shoved around (because then I forget how I had it) when I’m trying to work on an individual card. Love it!
I thought about getting a stool for the taller table, but I’ve managed well so far without it.
Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for visiting!