Monday, February 22, 2010

Definitely Decorative

Check out my kitchen wall!

You may remember 2 Christmas's ago I placed some of the StampIn' Up!'s pre-cut Christmas stars in this picture frame. Then in June one of my girls asked if I was ever going to take down that Christmas Decoration, I asked why? Christmas will be here in just 6 short months, and it was! But I finally did change my decor in January, my family is very happy. I just added some Chocolate Chip/Sanded looking Designer Series Paper (retired maybe 2 or more years ago). The flowers are from a big box craft store and the frame is from another Home Decor big box store.

BUT check out the vinyl decor' elements on the wall. The swirly lines are retired, but they brought a similar but fresher look in the 2009-10 Definitely Decorative mini catalog (pg 11, Flourishes, $14.95) , I did add the saying this year (pg 18, Chocolate, Great Dreams, medium, $14.95).

Our Vinyl Decor is inexpensive and so easy to apply. When your ready to change your decor, the vinyl easily comes off. Therefor you can change your decor often. I just love our home decor line, its such a wonderful way to express your creativity in your own home.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Build a Bear

Check out these cut Build a Bear Birthday Cards. I was so excited on how they turned out. I have a few sets of these cards for sale at the Garden City Chocolate Festival this weekend. Come check them out and the other FUN Valentine things I've made!

Stamp Set: Beary Best Friends $18.95, Beary Nice Wishes $16.95
Paper: Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Punches: Word Window, Label and Scallop Trim Border
Ink: Black Staz On
Markers: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Carmel, Pretty in Pink, Real Red

Come Visit the Garden City Chocolate Festival
Saturday, February 13, 2010
11 AM -7 PM
Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Ideas

Just wanted to share a few fun and quick valentine gift ideas with you.

Message in a bottle

It's amazing what you can do with a little Designer Series paper and an empty diet coke bottle. Just write your special note on a piece of paper, tie a ribbon around it and drop the note into the bottle.

Coupon books
My kids look forward to getting a coupon book from mom, each Valentine. I fill each book with special coupons: batch of cookies, staying up 30 minutes past bedtime, skip one chore, choose whats for dinner, pick a game for the family to play, movie and popcorn night... etc.
Just special coupon's from ME!

I will have several blank coupon books for sale at the Garden City Chocolate Festival. You can fill them with your own special coupons for your valentine.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fabric Flowers

Have you been wondering what I have been up to in January. Well here it is, Fabric Flowers. I used my Big Shot and the StampIn Up's exclusive Flower Folds bigz xl Die to create all these flowers. I have created over 50 of these flowers to sale at the Garden City Chocolate Festival this week end. Most of the flowers I designed with a hair clip, but the larger flowers are broaches to be warn on coats, sweater, ... etc. My daughters are very excited to wear these fabric flowers in their hair.

Back of flowers.
I attached hair clips and broache pins using a hot glue gun and some ribbon

Next are some small flowers, I thought could be used for baby's. I didn't sew any buttons on these flowers, but my daughters think I should. I just worried about a baby pulling off the button and swallowing or chocking on the button.
What do you think? Leave me a comment with your opinion.

Have your own Fabric Flower Party
If you would like to gather at least 5 of your closest freinds, some fabric and buttons, I would be happy to come to your house with my Big Shot and flower Die and we could make flowers. As many as time will alow.
$10 per person for 2-3 hours party, a small travel fee may apply.
I would also provide the hot glue and clips.
Just call me to book your party.