Bridal Shower Cupcake Dress

We recently had a bridal shower for my sister Dana, and I have so many pictures to share.  The invitations, the decorations, sunflower cupcakes, hand-painted wine and martini glasses and thank-you cards.  Everything was crafted to a sunflower theme.  My sister, Mandy, our family bake-a-holic couldn't resist making wedding dress cupcakes.  We had more desserts at this shower than we knew what to do with! So for now, here is the gorgeous dress.  Didn't she do such an amazing job on the roses?  Almost too good to eat.  

Cards for Soccer Teammates

Domenic's soccer tournament was last Saturday and man did they play hard!  His team won all 3 games!  Woo Hoo!  Go Black Dragons!  He wanted to give his teammates a card since they may not all be on the same team next year.   Here's what we came up with, using all Stampin' Up! products, including this really fun new stamp set called Simply Sports.   We used the Banner Framelits dies and the Yippee-Skippee clear stamp set.  The splatted background was done using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The Border Chevron Punch was Domenic's favorite part of the card-making process.

 Using the Itty Bitty Shapes punch, we punched out the soccer ball and used a Stampin' Dimensional to give it an airborne look.  Some of the players have black embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Giraffe and Zebra friends

Hello friends!  I have a cute card to share today, just because.  The two cutie pie critters are from the Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies set.  I saw this paper stack at Hobby Lobby and it had this background that I thought was just perfect for the Zoo Babies stamp set.   So I headed over to Mom's house to hijack a few of her Stampin' Up! supplies and got right down to business.  The orange card stock is from the new catalog.  It's called Tangelo Twist.  Such a great summer color.  I stamped the animals to match their color on the bg paper.  Tangelo Twist and Basic Gray.  Punched a circle and then punched that with an itty bitty flower and used an orange safety pin to tie it to a yellow gingham ribbon.  Easy as can be and now I have one more card on hand for when I need it.  Oh, the sentiment is from the Timeless Talk stamp set.  

Baby Leopard Shower Invitations

Hi all!  Here's the latest and greatest!  Samantha's Baby Shower is right around the corner and she is giving the nursery a baby leopard theme, so what better idea for a shower invitation other than an adorable pink baby leopard.  

The Silhouette Cameo worked overtime on these.  The image is from the Silhouette Store and there are several layers.   We used several different types of card stock in order to give added texture and dimension.  The pink Bazzill card stock has a slight shimmer to it. They are quite pretty in real life.  The nose is coated with Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects and rather than use the eyes that were part of the original cut design, we just had to use wiggly eyes.    All of the pertinent shower information is on the inside.  It was a piece of cake to add the text to the shape of the leopard in Silhouette Studio.  Then it was just a matter of printing and then back in the Silhouette to cut it out.  
Be sure to check back in a couple of weeks to see the matching shower decorations, favors and thank you cards.
Ribbon Carousel - Party Time
Die Cuttin Divas - Wobbles or Add Dimension
Crafty Bloggers Network - Pink and a Bow
Craft-Dee Bow Z - Anything Goes w/Handmade Bow

Easter Cupcakes

Oops, I almost forgot to post these sweet cupcakes that Mandy made for a fundraiser.  She mentioned something about the lacy brocade wrappers and her Cricut, but I'm pretty sure these were store-bought and that she would make them next time with the Cricut.  It was very hectic at her house that morning and I wasn't quite paying attention.  In any event, I thought I'd share, just in case you need some last minute inspiration before Easter Sunday.  

Pretty Easter Treats

Mandy was very busy the past couple of weeks, bagging up treats for all of the kids' Easter baskets and making them all look so pretty.  Don't you just love the happy colors of these pastel treats?
The Peeps fit nicely into a Ziploc storage bag and the toppers were made using a very old set of punch-outs.
I'm not really sure if that's candy or chocolate-covered pretzels, but either way, I know they'll be a big hit with the kids.  They are almost too pretty to eat.
The pastel M&M's are nicely packed into Stampin' Up treat bags.  The flower toppers were done on the  Cricut and the bunnies are actually the negative cut from an old Silhouette Store Easter egg.  Glad we didn't trash those!
We'd like to wish you all a beautiful Easter!  Hopefully, there will be no more of this snow so the Easter Bunny can make an appearance and the kids can have their Egg Hunt at Grandma's house.  April 16th and we had snow overnight….what the heck?!
Feeling Crafty - For a Child
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes
Cuttin and Stampin - Easter
Scrap Creations - Easter
Oldie But Goodie - Easter (paper punch-outs on Peeps - very old)
Papertake Weekly - Happy Easter

Mini M&M's Treat Card

What a fun Birthday Card to make and probably even more fun to receive!  Everything I used is from my mom's Stampin' Up! stash.  Oh, except for the mini M&M's, of course.  
The mini banner flags are a punch with coordinating stamps.  The sentiment is also a punch with a coordinating stamp.  The red scalloped circle is a die cut, sized to fit, using My Digital Studio software and cut on my e-cutter.

I am entering the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Dies and Punches
4 Krafty Girls - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - For a Child
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes

Orchestra Treat Bags

My sister, Mandy, made these delicious treats for my niece's orchestra concert, for a post-concert dessert.  The coffee cakes and chocolate covered strawberries were also made by Mandy and I made the bag toppers, using nest abilities dies and lots of different colored Stampin' Up inks.  The sentiment is also a SU stamp, from the Simply Celebrate set.  The little music notes are a Quickutz die, simply called Notes.  The treats were a huge hit with both the parents and students!
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes with a twist - dies

Leprechaun Trap

This was such a fun project to work on.  Domenic's class is discussing Irish folklore and they had to get creative and come up with an idea for a leprechaun trap.  Covered up an empty cardboard carton with some felt, felt stickers, handcrafted a sign and ladder using bits and pieces of twigs from the backyard.  There's a pot of gold on the top, but beware, while you may be tempted to climb the ladder after that pot of gold, remember -- it IS a trap!  The lid will collapse under the weight and just like an unlucky leprechaun, you will be trapped inside.  LOL!  

Bella's Pretty Dress Up Card

Happy Wednesday!  Yesterday was a snow day at Grandma's house and the kids were busy crafting away.  Bella loved the dress cards I made so she decided to make one herself.  I have to say, she did a wonderful job!  She even did a little inking along the edges and had fun using the edge punch.   The dress and dress form, card stock, inks and sentiment and ribbon are all Stampin' Up!  She used a polka dotted background stamp to create her own designer paper.  She wanted to add some texture to the dress so she used a polka dots embossing folder and even added a wide band to the dress.  

All of us girls are busy working on a few projects right now.  We will be sharing some baby shower favors and decor this weekend and we also have a couple of St. Paddy's Day treats for the kids that hopefully will be done early next week, so be sure to stop by.