Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Ta-Da Blog Debut

I am an official blogger on my first design team.  I am currently just a "topper" which means I only get to post once a quarter.  I had a blast doing it and I hope it goes over well.  Here is my page using TaDa products from the Abode A La Mode line.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

THE Communion Banner

Well, as long as I am updating my craftiness, I should include the craft of all crafts.....

Emma's Communion Banner:

So it may not be as crafty as it could have been, but I couldn't outshine everyone there =)

I used a placemat I found on clearance at Kohls.  Then Emma and I ran to the craft store to find things she wanted on her banner.  We made the chalice by cutting out a cardboard template and covering it in fabric she chose.  For the host, we used foam that had a bit of sparkle to it.  When we headed over to the ribbon department, Emma stayed with the gold theme and found the fringe and jeweled ribbon.  The cross, dove, and letter are all iron ons.  The jewels at the tabs are brads from my collection. 

The first thing Emma wanted to know is why all of her siblings' names were on the banner?  Truthfully, I was afraid I would lose the letters if I did not place them on now =)

Sp to please her, we put three things that define her now and the date of her special day.  She chose swim goggles, a swim medal, and a peace sign.

EOY Gifts

I know it has been a long time since my last entry.  I am bombarded with life and time to actually document all of the fun things I craft is at a minimum.

However, I did decide it was important to show all of you my newest idea for End-Of-Year gifts.

I took some big binder clips and used scrapbook paper the same length and width as the clip.  I then use Mod Podge to glue the paper to the surface of the clip.  I chose coordinating ribbon, flower, and jewel to embellish.

Then it was ready for the final touch....a picture or a gift card.