Monday, April 21, 2014

My Biggest Haul Ever 2014

Hello everyone. I know I was suppose to post this last week but thing have been super busy here. We have been trying to get our cable, Internet and phone changed over and that was a pain. Then I started filming all this and would have to stop for one reason or another so a video that would have taken me one day to fill took me 3. But everything is filmed and edited and ready to go. Now it is a long video and I tried to cut out as much as I can but it is still pretty long and for that I am sorry (I did not know how long it was since I had filmed it 3 different days until I edited it together), next time I will make sure to keep the short. I will post links to everyplace I bought stuff not only at the Scrapbook Convention but online as well. I hope you all enjoy and I can't wait to really start use my new goodies.

Links to every place I shopped


At the Scrapbook Convention

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Baby Shower Small Diaper Cake

Hello everyone how is the month of April treating you so far? So far so good for us, I have the scrapbook convention this weekend (super excited about that), hubby has been on his new schedule for about 2 weeks and he has put is name in for the lead position of his group (so proud of him), and getting all the baby shower stuff done. I am looking forward to next month and seeing the look on my friends face when she sees everything that I have done for her and her family.

So before I get in to this project I just wanted to say Thank you to everyone that follows my blog or subscribe to my YouTube Channel or watches my videos on here and follows me on facebook. It really means lot to me that you have stuck in there even if stuff does not go up or when I only post once a week. I am hoping after the baby shower is over that i will be able to get back to making cards and other projects.

OK now on to today's project. This was so much fun and I love the way it turned out. I now know that 524 diapers was way way way to many (but I think knew that this might be when I bought them but better safe then sorry right) she is getting them all anyway. This one is the smaller one of the two I made (I will post pictures of the other one after the shower i want my friend to be surprised). Still not sure if i want to keep the flower on the top but for now I think it look beautiful if I do say so myself.
Once all the rubber bands are around the diapers I just took my brown, pink, and purple ribbons around the layers to hind the rubber band. I just used glue dots to hold the ribbon in place. 
I used my cricut to cut out the oval and scalloped ovals in brown and pink cardstock to help cover where the ribbon has glued together and just held those on the with glue dots as well. For the bottom and top layers of the cake I used some of the purple ribbon and tied it into a bow and used my We Are Memory Keeper Paper and Ribbon Slot punch with the Making Memory Instant Setter (I will have a picture of each with a link to them at the end) the half circle and just punch the slot so the ribbon would go through to look like i used the purple ribbon and just tied the paper on.
For the middle layer I cut out the baby initials (which until my oldest asked why I cut her initials out I had not realized that they have the same initials) in purple cardstock and just glued them on using my tombow mono. For the base I just went to my local dollar tree and go some white foam board and cut two circles out (one for this cake and one for the other) much cheaper then buying the cake boards.

I think even though I did not add alot of baby items to this it looks great. I cant wait to see everything put together. Now this will be that last post about the baby shower stuff until after the shower. I just want ot make sure that everything gets done and is ready to go. I might post pictures on my facebook page and maybe even on here but i really want everything else to be a suprise for my friend. Thank you all so much and look for my HUGE HAUL video next week. I will share everything I got over the last couple of months and at the Scrapbook Convention.

Happy Crafting

The Instant setter and slot punch i was talking about.
Making Memory Instant Setter

We Are Memory Keeper Paper and Ribbon Slot Punch

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Baby Shower Diaper Wreath

Hello everyone. Hope everyone is or has enjoyed their spring break? We had a great time at my parents but the rest of the week at home it rain a lot but that did not stop the kids from wanting to play outside. I did take them to a trampoline place called Sky High (they have floor to ceiling trampolines its a lot of fun) on the last day of our spring break. Now it's back to normal routines getting up to get my oldest ready for school, household chores and hubby is on a new work schedule which will be more fun during the summer time than now but we had this schedule before just takes some getting use too.

Anyways on to today's project. I had worked on this over the weekend and had planed to get this up sooner but you know life. I was able to finish the second part of my pinterest inspired project. It really (if I knew what I was doing) would have only taking me a couple of hours but this in fact took a couple of days from start to finish. The hardest part was changing my original plan once I knew it was not going to work. But never the less I am very pleased with the way it turned out. Now that I know how to make one of these I might be willing to do it again but a bit smaller in size I think. So here it is all finished with the nameplate too.

I used a green styrofoam wreath from Joann's (the green one was cheaper then white) and i just covered it with white seamaid 2 1/2 in ribbon to not only stop any green from showing but to also stop any styrofaom flakes getting on the diapers. I then took my rolled diapers and covered the rubber band with ribbon in the baby shower colors, pink (which is hard to see), brown and purple. Now the way I was going to attach them was but using a long needle and sewing the ribbon through the styrofoam and tying it to the back but the diapers kept slipping out and a knot on the back of the diapers made it hard for them to lay flat. So after a lot of searching the web (well YouTube really this is also why it took me a couple of days) i final realized that the best way to attach them was with hot glue. Now i did have to sleep on this idea but once I realized that my friend was going to be ending up with a ton of diapers (I thought I would need a lot of them so I bought 524 size ones) that if she could not save these 18 diapers that would not leave her stranded. So I only put the hot glue on the ribbon with minimum diaper contact. Once they were attached and cooled I held the whole this upside down to make sure they were stuck on and would not fall off.

I then took some of the purple ribbon and used the needle to make a loop in the back as well as extra on the inside for the nameplate to hang from. I just tied a knot and then hot glued then in place so nothing would move. For the small baby products (I found most of them on clearance in the travel section at my target) I used glue dots to hold the ribbon to the bottles so the would stay put then very very carefully made sure that the hot glue stayed just on the ribbon part and attached them to the ribbon on the diapers.
I did the same for the bottles on the sides but I had to use to rows of ribbon since these took up to diapers. I then used a micro glue dot to attach small bows on the bottles and then made some bows for the other diapers but with longer tails. I thought that this just finished it off. Now i is hard to see (which is a good thing but i want to share it with you) I had to put a piece of the purple ribbon through the middle on the side going across the inside opening behind the nameplate because it kept flipping a round and I just did not like that. So the ribbon is just there to stop that from happening.

I think this is just to cute and cant wait to display it at the shower. I hope this helps give you an idea of how you can make a simple but beautiful diaper wreath. 

Happy Crafting