Friday, July 24, 2009

Show us your life Wedding Dress

Hey everyone! I have been out of the country for over a week now and having the greatest time. While I was here I did not feel good. I went to the hospital and had all kinds of exams done. They did find out I had asthma, which I had no idea that would be the problem. Thank God everything is under control and I am taking my medication. How are you guys doing¿
I will be back home in a couple of days.
Kelly .@ Kellys Korner is having a Show us your life Wedding Dress. Here are some pictures of our wedding day. It is from Maggie Sottero Victoriana Wedding Gown. It is beautiful. It was a big dress which I loved. It was strapless, corset style.Everyone loved it. I still have my dress at home. Im wondering, what did you do with your dress.
Enjoy the pictures and I will be back home soon!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Flower McLinky Party

As I promised here is the Flower McLinky Party! I want to see what you have created. I love flowers and I use them a lot in my work. I have used paper flowers, fabric flowers, plastic flowers, silk flowers, bead flowers and more!

Today I want to show you how easy it is to create this paper wrinkled flowers. Really, so easy!


Scrapbook paper
Ink Pad
Embellishment ( I used a button you can use anything)

1. Cut 3 circles out of the scrapbook paper. You need to cut a big one, medium and a small circle.

2. Scrunch up the circles really good. The more wrinkled they are, the better. If they rip from the side, thats ok. They look better like that.

3. Using your ink pad, lightly rub around the circle and in the center. It gives it an awesome look.

4. Now using your permanent marker, draw a line around the circle. Make sure its not to close to the edge.

5. Glue all three pieces together.

6. Embellish the center of the paper flower. I used a button but you can use glitter, rhinestones, ribbon etc...

Final step is to add the flower to your artwork.

I finally finished this collage. I have been wanting to make a funky collage for ever. I finally did. I created this pop art print to use in my collage. I really had no idea how I was going to do it. Everything came together the moment I stood in front of a blank piece of wood. Its a picture of my niece when she was about 7 months old. Its going to look perfect in my craft room. I am liking this idea of making funky collages. Its really fun. I will be adding this piece to my Etsy shop soon. Its beautiful!

Now its your turn to show everyone your flower creations. Rules are simple. Add your link to McLinky showing what you have done that involves making a flower. It could be a paper flower ( like the one I did), ribbon flowers, fabric flowers anything that has to do with flowers. Even if you decorated something with flowers. I cant wait to see your creations.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Birthday Cake Table Idea

Kelly @ Kelly's Korner is having a Children's Parties - Party ( If it makes sense ha..) You know I have no children yet and I've never really planned a kids party. I do have some great ideas! Actually, my niece will be turning 1 in August and I've been planning little by little but I still have nothing to show. She will be having a Tinkerbell party! I am excited!

I do have something to show that I made today that would be great to decorate a cake or candy table. I made one that says Happy B-day. It turned out great! Another great idea would be to decorate a table with the birthday boy or girls name. Each letter holds a picture. So for my niece I am thinking of putting one picture for each month. Wouldn't that look nice? They can be done any colors any style. I will be adding these to my Etsy Shop soon.

They do take some time to make since you have to hand cut the base, sand, prime, paint, decoupage and embellish! What do you think? Good idea? Im thinking of adding ribbon and tulle to make it look cuter!

Another great thing to have at parties for decoration are these huge pom-poms! They look wonderful. You can make them any colors, any size. Here is a great tutorial if you are interested in learning how to make them. I made the ones shown in the picture for Mother's Day.

POM-POM Tutorial

I think a candy buffet would look great! I especially love this candy buffet because of all the beautiful colors. Doesn't it look great!

Those are some of the ideas I have for a children's party. Hope you have enjoyed them.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In Rememberance of Stacey @ The Thrifty Chick

I just found out that Stacey Wolfley @ The Thrifty Chick suddenly passed away on Monday July 13th, 2009 due to a stroke. I have never met Stacey in real life but I was a follower of her wonderful blog. Two weeks ago, she had her beautiful baby boy. She had 4 children. My heart is aching for the family.

Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers and if you can, please leave a comment for the family.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Flower Clip Tutorial and a Party!

I've been home too long! I had my follow up appointment yesterday, I am getting better. :)

For the longest time I had been wanting to try a ribbon flower for my hair. I finally did! It is super easy. It might take a longer time if you don't have a sewing machine, eh, but it wont kill you! I love flowers. Silk flowers, ribbon flowers, bead flowers, plastic flowers, paper flowers you name it! So I want to try this flower party for next week. I hope you participate!

You have one week to create any craft, project, card anything you'd like with a flower theme. It needs to somehow have a flower. You can create a box with a flower, a greeting card with a flower, a flower necklace, a purse with a flower, a tissue flower anything that has a flower counts! I cant wait to see all the great projects!

Here is the flower tutorial:

Materials needed:
Fabric ( 44 in strip - 1 1/4 wide)
Clear Glass Flat Marble
Alligator Clip

1. Cut a strip of fabric. 44inches long- about 1 1/4 wide.
2. Stitch along the very edge completely on one side.

3. Once you have completed stitching, slowly pull the thread and the ribbon will begin pleating forming your flower.
4. Start forming your flower and stitching in place.

5. Glue a flat marble bead to paper and let it dry. After it dries, cut out around the bead.

6. Glue the clear marble to the center of your flower.

7. Glue a piece of felt and alligator clip to the back of the flower. Enjoy!

You can wear as a brooch.

I love how it looks in my hair! Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! Very easy to do. Now its your turn to create a project with a flower and share next week!