Wednesday, June 22, 2016

April Showers Bring May Baby - Baby Shower Pictures

     I really wanted to show off the decorations that my friend Kristina did as well as the ones I made. She did an awesome job on this baby shower and I am so happy she asked me to help. It was so much fun not only helping with the decorations and set up but just being at the shower. 

     I am first going to talk about her decorations. She came up with a great theme April Showers come May baby. The baby's due was in May & she had him about a week or so after the shower. She had some wonderful ideas and I was so happy to help her with her ideas.

     She originally wanted to hang this from the center of the room filled with all kinds of party favors but once it showed up it was bigger (or at least had a longer handle) then she thought it would be. So she decided to hang it in the corner of the room and fill it with light blue balloons. She then took some green and blue streamers and hung them from the umbrella to the other corners of the room. It's hard to see in the pictures but we took some shiny ribbon and cut them to hang off the streamers to look like rain. 

     I had some sign from a previous baby shower that was going to work great with the games she wanted to play. So we set up everything for that here on this table. I will start with the farthest thing. At the end of the table she set out a small bag with some diapers in front of so the guest can add a small note or funny message for the wee hours of the night diaper changes. In the middle is a sign I made and there will be more about that later. On this end of the table is the clothes pins for the don't say baby game.

     I made this sign so everyone can add their names to shower the baby with love. I cut everything out with the Cricut Explore. The elephant is from Zooballoo and the umbrella is from (I believe) Create a Critter. The blanket the elephant is sitting on is just a diamond shape that I adjusted the size and put it on at an angle so it would look like a blanket. I then just sized up a circle and cut in off to look like a hill. I add the umbrella that was used on some of the other decorations.
     This is the finished project with the names of the guests. I add the remaining hearts to fill in the spaces. I really love the way this turned out and so does the mama. 

     I made some umbrella party favors. I used a cone shape from 3D Cones. I add some green dots that I just punched out. I used a paper straw for the handle and the hook is from a cricut cartridge but I can remember where I found it. After filling the umbrella up with candy I used some white tulle and wrapped and just used some sheer blue ribbon.
     I have to say this banner was a pain to make and it was my idea too. I love the way it turned out I just didn't know it was going to be so much work. I used the cricut to cut everything out. I then used some fishing line to hang it all. I just add some tape to the back to hold the line to the cut outs. I know its had to see here but it says welcome on the clouds and baby on the umbrellas. 
     Not that this is any better of a picture but here is the banner hang up at the house we had the baby shower at. She even asked us to leave it up so she had it up to bring baby home to she liked it that much. She posted picture of her other two kids holding the new baby brother sitting under this banner.

     I had so much fun helping with this baby shower and my friend did an amazing job. I was hoping to share the diaper cake she made but I forgot to take a picture of that. But it was an amazing job and her first one. Thank you all for joining me on the special post and I hope you all have a great day.

Happy Crafting

Monday, June 20, 2016

Cut It Out Monday - Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Themed Birthday Party Door Sign

     Hello everyone. How's is your summer going so far? Today is our first week of summer vacation. So far its going alright. I have a friend coming over to craft with me today. I am so looking forward to that. My cold is finally gone which is great and my kids are getting their chores done with out have to be asked 20 times. So all in all a great start to the vacation as well as the week.

     Today's project is for my best friend Ashley. Her middle child is turning 2 and her youngest is turning 1 this summer. Now even though they have different birthday days (in fact one is in late June and the other is early August) she decide to have a joint party in July for both the kids. So I am helping her by making the party decorations for the party.

     They are having a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed party. She asked for a sign to hang on the front door. After she showed me what she wanted I was happy to make. I download a font to my computer to use for the lettering and then just cut everything out. Once it was all put together I add a lot of clear wink of Stella to give it some shine. The size of everything is at least 11.5 wide. I wanted them as big as I could get them.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

What What Wednesday - Craftroom Redo 2016

I have finally finished my craft room. Well it has been done for a while now but I finally got a chance to video the redo. I am really loving the set up (but still wishing I had a bigger room lol) and after working in the space i think this is going to be a good fit. So sit back and enjoy my Craftroom tour.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Cut it out Monday - Father's Day Card

     Hello all I'm back. It has been so long since I have filmed or created something on camera to share with you. I have been busy with just life and then this crappy cold that has been hanging around for last three weeks. I am finally tired of trying to beat it myself so I am going to the doctors tomorrow and hopefully they can help get rid of the yuck. This is not how I wanted my summer vacation to start. Where did the year go? It seemed like we just had spring break and now this is my kids last week of school. Not sure I am ready for them to be home all the time lol. 

     Anyways on to the project at hand. Father's day is this Sunday (again where did the time go) and I wanted to make my dad a card. But trying to come up with something for him is not always easy. He's not into fishing but he is into football. He dose have a lot of tool but doesn't really use them much so the typical type of father's day cards don't really fit him. I know I could do a football themed card but then I am stuck when it comes to he's birthday. So as i was searching the web for something, I don't remember what, I found a picture of a recliner and that's when it hit me. This would make a great card for him. Now he no longer owns a recliner but he dose sit in a arm chair and has a foot stool so I think that's close enough to a recliner don't you?

     I found an image of a recliner in Cricut Design Space that I liked. It's a simple image which makes this an easy card to make. I laid it all out on my mat and once I was happy with the sizing it was just a matter of coming up with a fitting sentiment. I used Simple Celebrations font and had the machine do the writing on some Stone colored cardstock which I had cut out to be 4 x 5.25. I then took some scraps of red and black cardstock and cut out the image. I glues the chair together using some Tombow Mono. I took some 110 lbs white cardstock and folded that at 4.25 to make a top folding card. I then used the same glue and glued down the front panel to the card base. Once that was in place I add the chair. 
     For the inside of the card I had the same size stone colored cardstock and using the same font just put Happy Father's Day on it. I then glued that to the inside of the card base and may card is finished.

     This not only makes a great simple father's day card but you can total use it as a birthday card as well, just remove Happy Father's Day. I really love this card. Now i just have to figure out what to do for my husband who is even harder or a guy to make a card for lol. 

     Thank you all for hanging in there with me and joining me for today's card. I will have another video for you on Wednesday so stay turned for that. And hopefully I will be able to keep up with blog post and videos even after the kids get out of school.

Happy Crafting