Monday, December 23, 2013

Fabric Canvas Picture Frame

For the Stampin' Up Christmas Party we had to come up with a gift to swap. Even though it was a Stampin' Up party, we didn't have to use only Stampin' Up products.

4x6 wooden frame
And any other embellishments to decorate with. 

One Direction Birthday

My oldest daughter celebrated her 11th birthday and really wanted a One Direction birthday. Here are some pictures of the party decorations and some of the things the girls did.

These were filled with gum ball sticks I made and I just put them on the table. 

This was something I also put on the table. I just printed a bunch of pictures off the computer and put them on large lollipop sticks and put them in a jar with large gum balls. 

Party favor bags that I filled with a bunch of One Direction stuff I found in the Target dollar bins. 

This was her cake that a friend of mine made for her. We found the little figurines at target. They didn't have all 5 so we just got the three. 

She wanted to do a photo booth so I just used a space on the wall to set up a little "booth" . I used black plastic table cloths and just stuck a bunch of paper stars I cut out with my Cricut, all over them. You can't see it but I marked the floor with some tape and made a box for where they can stand to make sure they were in the camera's shot. I just set the camera up on a tripod and put it on timer mode so they were able to take pictures themselves. 

On the side of the "photo booth" I placed the props table. We found a bunch of really fun things at party city that were really inexpensive. I also made some talking bubble signs that I cut out using my Cricut. I just wrote different sayings on them and glued them to a wooden dowel. And of course I made some mustaches, also cut out using my Cricut. I also posted a list of some rules with using the camera and props.

I also found life size cardboard cut outs at toysrus. This was a great find. They were on clearance for $5 regular price $30. Yay!! I figured the girls could use them in the plot booth if they wanted. 

These are a few pictures from the photo booth. 


File Folder Gift Card Holder

I went to a Stampin' Up team Christmas Party and everyone had to bring a make and take. I decided to bring a gift card holder using the file folder card look. I found the tutorial on YouTube I'll post the video at the bottom off this post.

Whisper White Card stock- 100730
Old Olive Card Stock- 100702
Very Vanilla Card Stock- 101650
Season Of Style Designer Paper- 132340
Color Me Christmas Stamp Set- 131742
Oh, Goodie! Stamp Set- 131886
 Envelope Punch Board- 133774
Dimensionals- 104430
Snail Adhesive- 104332
Basic Rhinestone Jewel Accents- 119246

Glitter Paper
Green Satin Ribbon
Tim Holtz Rosette Die

Thank you Brianna for posting the great video tutorial!

Jingle Bell Boutique Craft Fair 2013

This December I participated in the Jingle Bell Boutique Craft Fair for the third year. This was my booth space.

This chicken wire screen I had my husband make. I found a tutorial on a blog from My Little Sunshine. It was really inexpensive and I was happy with the outcome. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Elf On The Shelf Is Back!!

Look who's back?! It's Bilbo our Christmas Elf! This year Bilbo came and surprised the kids with a fun breakfast and he even brought a package all the way from the North Pole for the kids =)