Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's all in the details...

Hi Crafters,

We had our Around the Clock shower yesterday for my best friend.  Here are a few details that I made for the shower.

I used the same colors for the shower for her bride button.  The word bride is from Sweethearts.  I embossed the yellow scalloped circle with my cuttlebug.  I added some bling with the heat affix tool from Jolee's.  I used glue dots to add some white tulle then used pop dots to attach the yellow circle to the blue.

The theme for the shower was Around the Clock.  I got a tank top that said "Just Married" and a classic Victoria Secret gift box just to mess around with the bride.  I made her this card and put for Midnight inside the card.  This cut is from Sweethearts.  I used glue dots for the tulle and pop dots for the bra piece.  I embossed all three pieces with the cuttlebug.

The paper is from the DCWV Sweet Treats mat stack.  The bling was also attached with the Jolee's heat affix tool.  

We had a great time at the shower. Everyone enjoyed themselves and I got many compliments on the decor and gifts.  That always makes a crafter happy!

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Around the Clock Bridal Shower Invites

Hi Crafters,

Here is a variation of a shower invitation I created recently.  The original invitation I used green tulle and I had a wording mishap, which resulted in adding the date of the shower as a tag attached under the circle.

The names have been changed to protect the innocent :wink:

I used the cuttlebug to emboss the heart clock.  When the bride mentioned an Around the Clock themed shower I was so excited because I knew I had the perfect invitation accent.  This is a 2x2.75 embossing folder that comes from the All Love set.

The bride-to-be loved the original version of these!

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, January 22, 2012

VT Diaper Cake

Hi Crafters,

I had my first commissioned craft this past week!  I made this fun simple diaper cake for a friend's co-worker.  The mom is a Virginia Tech fan.  I have to say this was the first time I've ever purchased maroon and orange together for that purpose ;)

I also wanted to include a little house update.  My husband snapped it this past week.  I have not stood in that part of the yard before because of the mud hill that will soon become the front yard.  The two windows up top are going to let in some great light in the craft loft.  I'm amazed at how different the house looks with the porch floor in!  I stood on the front porch in awe of the view.  I can't wait to sit in a rocking chair and soak in the afternoon.  

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sewing Machine Cover

Hi Crafters,

I was able to enjoy a day off in honor of Martin Luther King,Jr today.  It was a very low key day filled with crafting.  I managed to get a few gifts done, which is always nice.

I also was able to get some personal crafting done as well.  My sewing machine came with a plain plastic cover that begged for some vinyl decor.  My husband jokes that even in old age we'll never forget our names because they are etched or vinyled everywhere hehe.  My sewing classes start in February and I can imagine that there will probably be others that have the same case I do.

The bird and branch are from Songbird and the monogram's letters are Opposites Attract and the frame is from Cake Basics.  I have always had 2 middle names, so when I got married I dropped my last name.  I love my name, unfortunately it does not make for an easy monogram!  I have finally come up with a solution that I like!

It makes a great addition to the craft counter!

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Triple Threat Valentine's Day Cards

Hi Crafters,

I mentioned in my previous post that my parents purchased me a new sewing machine as a gift.  My mom specifically chose the Husqvarna Viking Emerald 183 for me because of all the extra stitches it had thinking I could use it for paper crafting as well.  I finally got it up and running after a bit of a bobbin casing user error issue.

I lowered the pressure on the presser foot for sewing on card stock and it did beautifully!  I call these cards a triple threat because they have sewing, cuttlebug, and cricut (on most) of them.

I stitched a heart boarder on the edge of the cards.  I used swiss dots on the white background.  I used several 2x2 cuttlebug embossing folders for the embossed images.  The dicut hearts are from George and Basic Shapes. The ones that aren't stamped on the outside are stamped on the inside with the same sentiment.  The stamp is a studio G stamp and fit the theme perfectly!  Click on the pictures for larger images.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,