Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Decorations

I hosted a Christmas Eve Eve party for family and a couple close friends. What I forgot was I would be coming back from Vegas the night before and working the following day.  I was extremely tired and luckily my mom pretty much took care of all the appetizers.

One thing she made (which is absolutely amazing) is her chicken salad.  We then cut the sandwiches into Christmas Trees.

 Created a bow and long ribbon and hung all my Christmas cards onto it with cute mini Christmas themed clothes pins.

This is before all the food was set up

Got the idea to tie tulle around a strand of lights from

 Wrapped a couple of my pictures frames with wrapping paper and ribbon...the pink ones never were completed with bows :(

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Christmas Tree 2011

Every year I love my tree more and more.  This year I found a lot more pink and black bulbs and accessories to keep adding.  Lucky for us they just put in a Hobby Lobby only 30 mins new favorite store.

Tried wrapping in 2 different papers...loved the idea I found on

Custom label initials using my Cricut...Mini Monograms and Plantin SchoolBook all different sizes.

No kids for us yet but still had to buy the Elf on the Shelf...everyday either my husband or I moved it as a joke.  One day it was on the moose...some how the moose even become accessorized.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Onesie Baby Girl Card with Owl

Another onesie card using gray and pink to match the diaper cake.  The owl is from Stampin' Up, Punch Bunch stamped in basic gray.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Diaper Cake for Shiloh

Here is a cake I helped my friend make for her friend Shiloh.  I used a hair flower to wrap the bibs and blanket on top.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sorry for not posting

Wow I have been in 7 different states in two separate one week vacations in the month of November, and have not posted in a such a long time.

I promise things should wind down soon and hopefully I can post some Christmas things.

Also I am receiving a lot of comments but cannot write back unless I have your email address.  Please leave me your address.

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and our ready for Christmas.

PS-Has everyone heard of ?!?!  My latest addiction (this is taking up all my time), if you want to sign up send me your email and I can personally invite you so you may get signed up immediately.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Animal Print Onesie Card for Baby Savannah

OK so you might think I am a little obsessed with making my onesie cards, but the cut file is super easy for me.

Here is an animal print onesie card for Baby Savannah who already has a jungle themed nursery.  She is scheduled to arrive 11.11.11 (what an awesome birthday that would make).

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Mary!

It was my MIL on 9-11, and all she wanted for her birthday was for the San Diego Chargers to win the game (they did).  Our entire family has season tickets and usually all carpool down together to our tailgating spots.  My husband and I made up an excuse to her and went down early to decorate our parking spot for her birthday.  Since she is a die-hard fan, and her favorite color is yellow, it made it easy to create a banner in the Chargers colors.

Cricut Dimensions:

Straight from the Nest: 
Banner 7.5"
Border 7.5"
Scallop 4.5" (Cuttlebug emboss "Polka Dots")

Birthday Bash
Letters 1.5"

Happy Birthday Mary banner using my Cricut

I had my 7 year old friend emboss the white scallops, she did a great job!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Scrapbook Layouts Completed at Lake Powell

At the end of August we went on our annual house-boating trip to Lake Powell.  I decided to bring some scrapbooking supplies and was able to complete a couple layouts.  I told myself I was only able to use the supplies that I brought, and would not try to add to them when I got home.

My hubby catching a little air wakeboarding at Powell

Gulf Shores, AL

New Orleans, LA

Lake Powell, UT

Engagement Party for the Pardi's

Sex and the City Movie Night

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

CoCaLo Turtle Reef Baby Shower Centerpieces Handmade

A family friend is having a baby and my mom and I volunteered to make the baby shower centerpieces.

Since the mom to be is having a baby boy she has decorated the nursery in CoCaLo Turtle Reef.  I attempted to make the turtles and fish as close as possible to the bedding.

Cricut Dimensions

Stretch your Imagination:
Turtle 6" (Cuttlebug emboss "Seeing Spots")
Skinny Turtle 9" (Cuttlebug emboss "Spots & Dots)

Birthday Bash:
Turtle 4.75"

B is for Boy:
Fish 5.5"

New Arrival:
Feet 2"

Straight from the Nest:
Scallop 4.75" (Cuttlebug emboss "Polka Dots")

Also my Mom made all the paper filler in the buckets, she used a paper crimper and then shredded.  Next time we will try regular copy paper, rather than cardstock.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's a Boy | Baby Boy Banner

Here is a "It's a Boy" baby shower banner, using the shower colors of blues and greens.

Cricut Dimensions:

Straight from the Nest: 
Banner 7.5"
Border 7.5"
Scallop 4.5" (Cuttlebug emboss "Polka Dots")

New Arrival:
Rattle 2"
Baby Pins 2"

Birthday Bash:
Letters 2"

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Baby Boy Diaper Cake for Ryder | Turtles, Blue & Green

It's funny how all my friends lately are pregnant with girls.  This is my first boy diaper cake.  I thought it would be cute to use the denim diapers for the middle row.

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Baby Boy Onesie Shower Card with Airplane

Here is a card I made for Alex and baby Ryder.

Onesie-Life's a Party cut at 5.75"
Scallop-Straight from the Nest at 2.75"
Airplane-New Arrival at 2"
Cuttlebug emboss-Dots

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Scrapbook Layouts

The cut out of soup, salad, vegetables, chef, meat and seafood all cut at 1" "From My Kitchen" cart.

Benihana Scrapbook Layout 2008

Lake Havasu Scapbook Layout 2008

Used Stampin Up to decorate the paper, and the floral paper brought back from Holland when Nas visited.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happy 30h Birthday Nasim...and were off to VEGAS!

That's right Nas' 30th birthday is tomorrow so we are all headed off to Las Vegas to celebrate.

For her card I welded the 30 from Sweet Treats at 4.5" and also made the Happy Birthday from ST as well.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Baby Shower Card | Bright Colors

Here is a card I made for Christi's baby shower.  I tried to make the card match the diaper cake for baby Kensely.  I used New Arrival cart outfit at 1.25" and layered, and cut out circles from the cart as well.  Embossed with dots, and used "Baby Bundle" congratulations stamp from Stampin' up.

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Diaper Cake for Baby Kensley

Our friend Christi is having a baby girl and has not quit decided on the rooms colors, but is looking for something in the mustard, teal, pink and gray colors.  Since those colors are bold and pop I wanted to make the diaper cake using her colors.  I love using new colors that are not so traditional.

I try to make all my cakes a little different. So this one consisted of 2 layers of diaper and the 3rd layer was her bottles, burp clothes and diaper powder. Throughout her cake was little socks, mittens, teething rings and pacifiers.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

New iPhone App "Instagram"

So I am supposed to be wrapping up a baby shower centerpiece but instead tried taking some pictures from the iPhone app instagram in my scrapbook room. I thought they came out looking pretty cool!

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!

Hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July!!!
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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pink Bling IPad Case

I also just added a little bling to my new pink IPad case.  I love the sparkle!!!

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