Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Travel Theme at The Paper Variety! Challenge 48!

This week's challenge over at The Paper Variety is a TRAVEL THEME or a Transportation Project!

I created a layout for one of our stops on our Babymoon last year! This one was Las Vegas! I had a lot of fun working on this layout, and added some Vegas touches such as real play cards and dice! I painted over the paper some to tone it down a little..ruffled up some ribbon and added a CHERISH rub on..

Our fabulous sponsor this week is The Paper Trail
Check out their fabulous products and kits! Karen is awesome to work with!

Hope you join us this week!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Don't forget to check out the blog for TPV's blogaversary, blog hop, daily challenges and prizes extravaganza is only a few weeks away!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August Shabby Challenge at Global Scrappers!

This month's challenge was to distress, use ink and musical paper!
I distressed the outside edges, and the 6x6 and photo mat.. I inked the edges and over the page..I also washed the paper some with beige paint, and the Musical Paper was from the new MME Lost and Found TWO... I also had fun making the pins, I bought all sorts of beads yesterday...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August Journaling Challenge at Global Scrappers!

I have been wanting to do this for a while, and after working with all the digital stuff for Isabella's birthday, I said this is perfect to try. This month's challenge is to journal on your PHOTO directly! I used PICASA and wrote the text on top and then sent my picture to get printed. Be careful if you do that not to put the text too close to the edge.
One lucky participant will also get a RAK from me.
Join me HERE!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August Scrapping your Girls Challenge!!

My challenge this month for you over at Global Scrappers is to make a layout with either your baby picture or child under the age of 10 preferably!

I was 4 years old in this photo at my cousin's baptism, and I was laughing not crying! LOL! Glad I outgrew that smile/laugh!

Please join me this month! One lucky participant will also get a small RAK from me!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Paper Variety- {{Citrus}} Color Challenge

Join me this week for another fabulous challenge over at the Paper Variety! This week's challenge is a {{COLOR}}challenge!
Your paper project MUST be primarily green, orange, and yellow. Small amounts of neutrals is okay of course, but your project should be clearly inspired by the citrus color combination.

I enjoyed working on this journal for a friend! I used misc. paper, embellies, and ribbon...

Come join the fun for a chance to win our wonderful prize from Citrus Tree Studios!

Link up by Sunday evening for a chance to have your project/blog featured and before Tuesday at noon EST for a chance at the prize. One entry per person, please.

Do you want to be a guest designer? Add your project to our Facebook page as well!

Can't wait to see what y'all come up with!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Owl Themed First Birthday Party!! Isabella is ONE!

My baby girl turned 1 on Saturday! Where has the year gone???!!! I cannot believe it.. we had an amazing year and it was so much fun planning for her party!
I started designing the invitations back in May, and worked on the labels for the cupcakes, and everything else!  I thoroughly enjoyed it and thank all the help I got pulling it together the last few days!
Here are some highlights! We had a blast!

To Check out Isabella's 2nd Birthday Party: Click here!



The CUPCAKE TOPPERS AND WRAPPERS and a picture frame I made for this were PUBLISHED in CRICUT Birthdays Idea Book last year- JULY 2012.

 Book this was published in!

Appetizers- Corn Salsa with Chips, Piggy-in-the-Blanket, Fruit Salad, Veggie Tray, Lenny's Subs
Cake Table
Cake Table
Smash Cake!
1 year album from Shutterfly
Notes for scrapbook
Fresh Flowers from Costco and Marietta Flower Shop
Baby Book
Photo from 1 year photo shoot
Birthday Banner-Created with the Cricut

Owl Favor Cookies!Labels in my Shop!

Gumballs and Flowers..
Water Bottles Labels in my Shop!
Signature Mat!
Raspberry Lemonade!
Pasta Salads, Shrimp, Broccoli Salad, Chicken Salad Croissants
Smash Cake! After singing happy Birthday!
Pinata time!!
Pinata Time!


Shrimp and Flowers
Broccoli Salad and Chicken Salad Croissants
Misc Drinks!

You can buy this at my shop!
Have guests leave a special message for your child!

 Water Table for kids outside to enjoy!
We set up a slip and slide for the older kids, and also had water guns and bubbles!

Personalized Plates!

Cute owl pillow dress!

Banner and OWLS:
Cricut Expressions- Various Cricut Cartridges.
The letters were done with STORYBOOK. I played with the size until I found one I liked. I used good scrapbook paper for these, picked them out first before I started. I pop dotted the white blackout letter and the letter on top.. You can also find the owls in my Etsy store or might have to do a CONVO and I will create a custom order for you.

Invitations, Cupcake Toppers, Invitations and Food Signs:
To purchase the invitation and misc. items: GO HERE
I used the digital scrapbook kit to create the cupcake toppers, and the signs, and invitations.. I got them printed at Office Depot, and cut them out. I cut out most cupcake toppers with the Cricut so I can mass cut a whole 12x12 sheet at once, but a hand punch would suffice also, just a lot more work.
For the invitations I used Microsoft Publisher. The digital Scrapbook Kit I bought had all the graphics and papers used.

Cake,Cupcakes and Stands:
The cake and cupcakes are from Miss Mamie's.
The cakes were Strawberry Flavored and the Cupcakes were Strawberry and Cheesecake made with fresh fruit!
Cake Stand: The cupcake tower was Wilton from from Amazon.
Cupcake Wrappers:
I also bought a Wilton cupcake stand on

The Dress and Tutu set was from Etsy.
Polka Dot Pillow Dress with Matching Head Band:
Tutu Set and Hat/Bib/Bloomers:
Shoe: Stride Rite

Favors-Cookie Favors:
The owl and #1 cookie favors were also from Etsy. TSCookies! They arrived in excellent shape and were a hit!
Each guest got one cookie each! 

I made the arrangements with flowers I bought at Costco and also some fillers I bought at Marietta Flower Shop.

Most of them from Party City, but the Pom Poms were hand made research any Martha Stewart or Similar POM POM online tutorial. Pink and Green Gumballs from Party City. Vases from Walmart. Ribbons from Michaels. The umbrella's came from Hobby Lobby. The best table covers were from Party City, which were used as back drop also. The table covers from Walmart were not good quality and very transparent.

Photo Book:

Baby Book:
Babies R Us

Signature Frame:
Mat, Frame, Backing and Glass from Michaels. Owls cut out with Cricut Create a Critter. I used Making Memories Scrapbooking Alpha's for the letters!

Owl Pinata was from Celebrate Party Express...

Customized Plates:
Party Express/1st Wishes

Owl, #1 Balloons:
Party Express

Foil Balloons were filled at Party City..

Corn Salsa with Chips
Fruit Salad
Veggie Tray

Chicken Salad Croissants (Costco)
Macaroni Salad
Pasta Salad
Misc Subs
Broccoli Salad

Water Bottles
Soda and Apple Juice
Fruit Punch
Raspberry Lemonade

Outdoors I had water slip and slides, water table, and water guns for the kids. They had a blast. Make sure you warn the parents ahead of time to bring change of clothes and towels.

We had a great time! Message me if you have any questions!