DIY Baby Shower Collage

November 10, 2010 by · 8 Comments
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This past weekend was my friend Jillian's baby shower.  I decided to make her little one a collage for his nursery.  I was inspired by a similar collage that my friend Katie Murphey made for a baby shower last year and Petit Collage found via Martha Stewart.   Check out the easy tutorial and template here. I used vintage wrapping paper, craft paper scraps, the inside of envelopes and even the back of some of my leftover wedding programs to make the different pieces.  Once I had all of my paper picked out, I went to Lowe's and...

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Bridal Luncheon Inspiration Board

October 19, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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This weekend, my friends Nikki, Katie and I are hosting a bridal luncheon for our friend and bride to be, Katie Murphey.   I made this inspiration board to help keep me on track while I work on decorations and favors. I can't wait for Katie's wedding!  It is going to be so much fun! First Row:   Pinwheels, Mustache Couple,   Doily Chandelier Second Row:  Mums, Doily Table Runner, Invitation Third Row:  Apples

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DIY Embroidered Rhino

October 12, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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My friend Jillian is having a baby and her Aunt Trudy is making her a baby quilt.  They asked friends and family members to help out by embroidering a square each having a different animal.  I think this is such a wonderful idea and I am honored to be a part of it.  I can't wait to see this special quilt completed. This little rhino is the first item I have ever embroidered.   Thanks Nikki for my embroidery lessons, you are the...

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DIY Bridal Luncheon Invitations

September 29, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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A couple weekends ago, my friend Katie Doughty and I pulled an all nighter crafting these pretty Bridal Luncheon Invitations for our friend Katie Murphey's upcoming Bridal Brunch.   I am pretty happy with the result. We  designed and printed these at my house, cut the cardstock and cardboard with my new paper cutter and sewed them together.  Once that was done,  all we had to do was punch the holes and tie on the ribbon.  It sounds easy but actually took quite a bit of time and patience.   For...

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DIY Paper Pinwheels

September 22, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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Last night my friend Nikki and I made fun decorations for her boyfriend Michael's birthday party this weekend.   I was in charge of pinwheels. Paper Pinwheels are so easy to make and are really cute party decorations. Supplies: tissue paper, sheet music or any brightly colored paper bone folder (optional, but it makes folding easier) stapler or double sided tape (I suggest a stapler) small piece of cardboard hot glue gun Directions: Determine how many sheets you will need based on the size of the paper you have and what size pinwheel you want to ...

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Prairie Arts Festival 2010

September 7, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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This past Saturday was The Prairie Arts Festival in West Point, Mississippi and it was a blast.  I really enjoyed my first arts festival experience.  Overall I would say our booth was a success but we didn't sell all of our items.  For whatever reason, people seemed to be buying more yard art and polka dotted painted trash cans.  Also our booth was really close to the gospel stage which made it hard to talk to customers or to avoid the day long headache associated with standing near speakers.  But those were my only complaints.  I loved being a vendor,...

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Prairie Arts Festival is tomorrow!

September 3, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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It's all happening.  Or at least the Prairie Arts Festival is happening tomorrow, September 4th.  For the past couple of weeks, I have had entirely too much spray glue in my life.  That being said I am happy with the notebooks and journals I have made recently.  My new notebooks and journals are way better than the first ones I made, so that is exciting. Here is a tiny preview of what you can expect from my corner of our booth.

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Prairie Arts Festival Here We Come!

August 11, 2010 by · 3 Comments
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I found out today that my vendor application for the 2010 Prairie Arts Festival in West Point, Mississippi was approved!!! Two of my friends (Nikki Ballard and Cory Waldrop) and I are going to have a booth at this year's Prairie Arts Festival on September 4th.  I am so excited.  Never in a million years would I have ever thought I would be selling homemade items, much less at the PAF.  The PAF is kind of a big deal.  I have gone to the PAF about ten times over...

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Labels, Notepads and a Calendar, oh my!

July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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I love freebies, so I decided to share a few of my favorite free downloads from the blogosphere. Free Turquoise Meets Gold Labels here from Little Sightings via iDIY Free Mailing Labels here from Creature Comforts Get the Free Birdy Notepad here and the Dream Catcher To Do here both from A Print A Day Get this lovely calendar...

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Italian Cotton Ribbon

July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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It is no secret that I love pretty packaging materials.  I would love to add this lovely Italian ribbon to my present wrapping stash.

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