Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Treats

It's Christmas time and I've only done a few things this year for the Holidays. Trying to sell a house during the holidays stinks! All my stuff is boxed up and my crafting space is no more, so sad. But I didn't let it completely stop me from creating a little something. I made these frames for my good friends who I am going to have to leave behind once we actually move. So I thought a small memento of us together would be appropriate. I'd love to get a more professional picture in there but the snapshot will have to do.

Also Christmas wouldn't be complete with out my Christmas candies that I love to make and eat! They turned out really yummy and I'm excited to share with all my family that I get to spend Christmas with.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cocoa Party

I had a wonderful time at our annual cocoa party and even more fun planning and working on it. Our theme this year was a snowy winter wonderland. Inspired from This winter wonderland tablescape from Inspired Bride that we saw on Hostess With the Mostess (one of my all time favorite places for inspiration)

For the invitations we used the "Sweet Treat" cups from Stamp'n Up to add a little more snow to the invitation.

I saw this idea once on Martha Stewart quite a while ago and they turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself. I took styrofoam balls and sprayed them with spray adhesive and rolled them in fake snow.

We took the branch idea from Inspired Bride and sprayed these branches with the snow in the can and they "looked" great but when it came time to use them the snow started flaking off. SO, I should have used the instructions from Inspired Bride and spray painted them white- note to self. We also hung snow flakes from the branches for a more wintery feel. Love how they turned out!!

I am a huge fan of Amy Atlas and love her simple yet amazing table scapes she does. So in her honor, I tried.

We tried our hand at cake pops from Bakerella, they're really not too difficult and are super cute so if you ever need a fun new sweet to try you should really give these a go. (I'd do chocolate cake next time instead of yellow)

We also got together to decorate snowflake sugar cookies that turned out really cute. (and yummy)

We also had ordered powdered sugar doughnut holes (cause they look like snowballs) but didn't get exactly what we were hoping for so we improvised and rolled our glazed doughnut holes in powdered sugar.

After last years party we decided we needed something to counter act all the sweet things so I made a cheeseball and we found snowflake RITZ to go with it.

And to finish off the night we sent everyone home with more cakepops to enjoy later. We put these bags together using American Crafts Merry Mint paper and hung a snowflake in the window.

A big thanks to Dacia and Lynne for all the fun times we had putting this together and co-hosting. I can't wait for next years! Thanks again girls.

Monday, November 9, 2009

in limbo

As you may have noticed it's been a while since I posted here. The reason being that my craft room is all packed up. I'm now playing the waiting game. I'm waiting to see if our house sells, I'm waiting to see if Todd gets any offers from the two companies he's got second interviews with, and well just waiting to see where life is going to take us. I have a sinking feeling my next home will not be equipped with a craft room, : ( So I guess it will be a while before I'm back. I may of course do some random posts about who knows what but we'll wait and see.

Friday, October 23, 2009

I'm a winner!

As you can tell by my "favorites" blog list on the side there that I have many places I like to visit. One of them is a blog from the makers of CARDS magazine. I LOVE this magazine and any time I stop in my local craft store I pick the newest one up for inspiration. I would love to have a subscription to this magazine but they are a little pricey for me right now. Someday. Anyway I left a random comment on one of there giveaway posts and was randomly selected as the winner! What did I win you ask, well I'm not really sure. It's a Halloween pack of goodies from Helen Dardik, not too familiar with her stuff but hey not complaining. I'll share what it is I won once it arrives. Until then I'll be stalking my mailman.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

pumpkin topiary

This is something we did for my sister's ward R.S. meeting (use to be enrichment) to got with their fall theme for the evening. I think they turned out pretty cute. I'd love to put a bigger version with lots of leaves and berries on my front porch. Thanks for letting me help Lacey.

Couple of cards

First is my R.S. birthday card for the month of October

And this one is just one I made a good friend for her birthday.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bushels of Blessings

Big sigh! Yeah I made it through, it was close though. I thought for sure I would be moved by now and wouldn't be doing the Activity Days dinner, but here I am. Really though it wasn't that bad. I decided on the theme "Bushels of Blessings" and using apples. This wasn't quite as over the top as last year but I think the girls enjoyed it as did their parents.

I did digital invitations this time instead of my handmade and they turned out pretty cute.

I also use some of my digital stuff from fabulous Kristin Aagard's "Sweet Apple" collection, for my program cover. Love her stuff!!

Centerpieces I found these great tubs at Target in their dollar section for only $2.50 and that scrapbook paper was also in the dollar section and was perfect!

For a treat for the girls I made them each a caramel apple with chocolate and sprinkles. I also found these baskets in the dollor section at Target.

Kara from "Kara's cupcakes" did these super cute cupcakes and they went perfect with my theme, thanks for the help Kara! I used them for decoration on the food table, everyone was anxious to get their hands on these.

The food wasn't anything super fabulous, ham, funeral potatoes, salad, rolls, and apple crisp for the adults.

It all went really well and everyone seemed to have a good time. I only had one hiccup, the ham wasn't warmed through when it came time to eat so I just cut off the warmed outside parts. It didn't look very pretty but no one seemed to mind.

I'm almost positive this was my last activity days dinner but you never know, maybe I'll be in activity days again when I move.

(for those who don't know what activity days are in our church girls ages 8 to 11 meet twice a month for an activity and do work towards their "Faith in God" award, if you'd like more info please visit here)

Disneyland giveaway

How cool would it be to win a trip to Disneyland! Like to give it a try go to these two sites for two chances to win. Sweet Life in the Valley & Out and About with the Family
Good luck!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I've found another giveaway that I'd like to share. Kim over at TomKat Studio, a place I frequent often, is giving away some super fun things from Papaya Art. What is Papaya Art you say, well check out all there fun things here.

Just a small sample of what they carry

Then you should really hop over to TomKat Studio to enter to win yourself. Good luck!

Friday, September 18, 2009

New Moon

Yes I'll admit it I am a member of team Edward. I've been looking forward to the New Moon release coming in Nov. but now that I've seen this compilation of previews I'm SUPER EXCITED to see it. I'm even going to go as far to say that I'd be willing to go to the midnight showing. Here's the link to the 6 minute preview" NEW MOON". Warning though if you haven't already read the book, it pretty much goes through the whole thing so if you don't want the ending to be spoiled don't watch. Do I have any other takers for the midnight showing, you can answer after you've watched this trailer. I think this calls for another party, what do you think ladies?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

temorarily closing shop

I've decided to put my party business on hold for a while. I've got to many other things that need my time right now to give much time to the party stuff. But I do have some toppers, wrappers and banners for sale that I did up for a booth this last weekend. All are either Halloween or Christmas. Jump over to my positively perfect party blog to see pictures of what I have for sale. And some day I'll be at this again. Till then . . . . . ta ta for now.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

have you been here yet?

Have you been over to Kara's Party Ideas yet? No? Well you are seriously missing out. This girl can throw a party! She has amazing ideas and all kinds of party posts to look through and to be inspired by. And if that wasn't enough she's giving away $25 to Favor Affair. She is a must see so go and check her out.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A little change

I've made some changes on my party blog. I have so much fun changing things around it's hard to keep the same thing for very long, but I think I'll be hanging on to this one for a while. You can see a little glimps there with the new button. Do you have one? You really should, have a button I mean~ : )

Thursday, August 27, 2009

not a big fan of white

As I do my birthday cards each month I try to come up with something fun and different. I am always looking for a color to inspire me and to use as my base for the card. Well this month I had an idea in my head and I got what I thought I'd need to put this idea down. BUT when I went to make the base of my card all I had was white. White just doesn't do it for me, it's just blah in my opinion. But I had nothing else to use at the moment and needed to get theme done, so I used white. Sorry for anyone getting this card this month, it's not what it should be but it's cute.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


The winners have been chosen! Go see who the lucky girls are @

Friday, August 21, 2009

last day to enter

Today (Friday) is the last day to enter to win on my party blog. So get over there and get your name in to win 24 cupcake toppers, 24 cupcake wrappers, and 8 goodie bag tags. These will be custom made just for you!


Friday, August 14, 2009

VOTE for this AMAZING party

Have you ever been to Kara's party ideas. This girl has some FABULOUS parties!!
One of my favorites, her big top circus party, has been placed in the top 5 on a contest on Hostess With The Mostess, another amazing party site, and needs your votes. You must be on facebook and then become a fan of Hostess with the Mostess to leave a comment and vote. So while your up late on facebook while you should really be in bed, give her your vote. I know how much I appreciated all the votes my cocoa party got and I know she'd appreciate yours too.

and this is just a small taste of the party, you gotta see the rest.


Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm in trouble now

This is sooooo not good (but really it is). As if I need one more thing to occupy my time. I have fell in LOVE with digital scrapbooking and stuff. My favorite designer is Kirstin Aagard.

And this is my very first digital layout.

And these are my favorite kits.

And you can see more of Kirsitn's super cute designs here.

I also have to add this invite i did, using her kit, for my Activity Days activity. Can I say again I love her stuff!!!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

well it's something

My husband has recently purchased Photoshop for our computer and I am so a newbie at it. Thank heavens for Google. We had pictures taken this last weekend, as you can see from the post below, and I had a vision. Well this is sort of my vision come to life. It'll take practice and patience but I'll get the hang of it. (disclaimer: I am NOT a professional)



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