Friday, August 31, 2012

Pinterest Picks

Hi y'all!  It's another Pinterest Pick Friday:

Awesome Map

Spray Painting Chairs

Turquoise Eiffel Tower Necklace

If you want to see what else I'm pinning lately follow me on Pinterest!

Follow Me on Pinterest

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cup Cake Topper Round Up

Today I want to show all of my favorite  cup cake toppers that I have made:

Enjoy!  Maybe one of these will be fun for your next occasion! :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Little Sister's After Surgery Video... Hilarious!

Hi everyone!  I know that yesterday I said that I was going to put up a project today... I have a super darling card to post, but my camera is having some crazy issues!  It says that the battery isn't charged, but it is!  Ughhhh.... so, instead I'm going to share with you a super funny video.  My little sister Amy tore her ACL playing soccer.  Super huge bummer right?!  Anyway, this is Amy coming out of anesthesia:

She really loves One Direction!  This made me laugh so hard!  Poor thing!  Although she laughs about it now :)  

Monday, August 27, 2012

Hiking Adventure

My friend Alex and I went hiking this weekend.  We actually missed the turnoff for the waterfall... yep we hiked for 45 extra minutes until we finally decided to head back.  We spotted a random hiker and he showed us where the turnoff was, so to make a long story short we finally found the waterfall!  (I was so sore the next day!)  Here's a pic of the waterfall:

Check back tomorrow for another craft project!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Butterfly Nursery Art

Hi Everyone!  Today I want to show you some simple and easy nursery art.  Wouldn't this look darling in a new baby's room?  Here's a close up:

I love these little butterflies!  I think that they are so cute!  And this project takes less than 15 minutes!  That's my kind of project!  Here's one more shot of my project:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

DIY Birthday Gift

Have you ever needed a little something for a friend really quick, that isn't too time consuming?  I certainly have, and this little birthday gift fits the bill for me.  Now, I just need to think of whose birthday I missed recently :)  Here's a close up:

Friday, August 24, 2012

Pinterest Picks

Hallelujah it's Friday!  Wahoo!  So here are my Pinterest picks this week:

Birdie Pillow
Crocheted Baby Boots
Friend Quote

If you want to see what else I'm pinning lately follow me on Pinterest and find out!

Follow Me on Pinterest

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Birthday Card Case

Today I wanted to show you one of the cards that we made at card class.  This card might look familiar, because I made one that was very similar for my sister's birthday:

I decided not to do this exact card because I knew that I didn't have enough Pumpkin Pie... so, I went with Marina Mist instead, and voila!  Here's a close up of my card class card:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Card Class Moment

Hello card class!  I just wanted to share a quick picture of my card class!  It is super fun to watch these ladies get their craft on!  Thanks to everyone who was able to make it!  If you are interested in attending my next event feel free to contact me!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Paper Welcome Wreath

Hello everyone!  I am really excited to share this wreath today with you!  I originally saw a wreath that inspired me to make my own version.  Thank you Alecia Connelly for coming up with an awesome original design!  Ok, on to the tutorial:

The first step is to make a base.  I made mine out of a card board box.  All I did was trace a bowl in my kitchen and then cut this out with an box cutter.

The next steps is to fold 8x8 squares into cone shapes.  For this layer I used a glue stick to get the paper to stay.

Then I glues the paper cones to my base using hot glue.

Here's the back of my wreath... just in case you were wondering...

Sorry, this picture is a little bit messy... anyway, then you are going to fold your cones out of 6x6 squares and attach them to your original layer of cones with hot glue.

Then I embellished my wreath with some lollies.  To learn how to make lollies click Here.  I also made a distressed vintage flower.  To learn to make one of those click Here.  I also added a fun little welcome banner.  Here's one last shot of my wreath:

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Simple Graduation Gift

Ok, so remember how I made a card for my friend Holly's graduation two weeks ago or so?  Well, I still haven't given her the card... oops!  I felt a little bit bad, and I know that she loves snickers, so I made up this cute little treat bag.  Here's a close up:

I love the vintage feel of this stamp set!  It makes me happy.  Here's a shot of my simple graduation gift with it's matching card:

I promise to give this to Holly by tomorrow!  I need to be a better friend, but on the bright side I think that the final result is pretty cute.  

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pinterest Picks

I love Fridays!  I'm pretty sure that I say that every single Friday, but it's so true.  There is something about the weekend that is so liberating!  Ok, anyways onto the Pinterest Picks:

Blue Piano

Old Fashioned Lemonade Sign

Driftwoood Star

I would love it if you would follow me on Pinterest and see what I'm pinning now:

Follow Me on Pinterest

Thursday, August 16, 2012

You're Amazing Card

Happy Thursday everyone!  It is only one day until Friday!  I love Fridays... anyway... this is one of the cards that everyone will be making at my card class tonight!  I think that it is pretty fun!  I would love to receive this card.  Here's a close up of my card:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Jana Kramer Concert!

Last week my friend Emily got some free tickets to go and see Jana Kramer!  This is a picture of me and Holly having fun at the concert.  Here's my picture of Jana:

I love her song "Why You Wanna"... I swear that every girl has felt that way at some point.  Anyway, I had a blast!  Check back tomorrow for another fun paper craft!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Saying Thank You To a Friend

I've decided something... I need to say thank you more often.  There are so many people in my life that do so much for me.  I am going to turn over a new leaf and try and say thank you more, but also write down my thanks.  Good goal right?!  Ok, I love this card... is that bad to admit?  I just love the Summer Starfruit and flags together.  Anyway, here is a close up:

Monday, August 13, 2012

Pinterest Picks a Few Days Late...

Happy Monday everyone!  Has it been a rough day for anyone else?  And it just started!  Well, today I want to share with you my Pinterest Picks from last week... sorry I'm a little behind.

Chevron Quilt
Cheesy Ranch Potatoes 
DIY Doors Upcycled to a Bench
I would love for you to follow on Pinterest and see what I'm pinning this week!

Follow Me on Pinterest

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Origami Kusudama Ornament Tutorial

I am super excited to share this darling ornament today! My friend Elizabeth taught me how to do this.  It is a time consuming project, but it is super cute!  My dad saw it and said "I would hang that on my Christmas tree".  That's when I knew that this was a pretty good project.  Here's a close up:

Ok, now on to the tutorial.  The first step is to cut 60 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares.  The square in the pictures that will follow is 3x3, because I really wanted you to be able to see each fold.  Here's what the paper looks like that I chose:

The next step is to fold this piece of paper in half:

Next you will fold the two corners up to the top:

The next step is kind of tricky.  You will take one of the wings that you have created and open it up and then fold it down.  Repeat on the other wing, so that it looks like this:

Then you will fold down the tops of the outside triangles:

Then you fold the two side triangles in half:

Then you'll hot glue the two sides together to make these cone shapes:

Then you will need to glue 5 petals together to make a flower.  It'll look like this:

  You will need to make 12 flowers total.

The next step is to glue the flower in groups of four like the picture above.  You will have three flower clumps.  The next step is to hot glue the three clumps together.  Here is one more view of my ornament: