Baby Shower – party planning series

Babies are popular and so are baby showers! Today I start a series of videos showing you how to create a successful baby shower.

The first step is to decide what theme your baby shower will be. I chose a Safari or Jungle themed as the mommy-to-be is having a boy.

The first video will show you how to make the invitation. The themed colors are green, chocolate brown, yellow and orange.

Here are some pictures of the shower:

Banner Table set up Guests Gift Table Proud Mommy-to-be Set up Diaper Cake Food table Party layout Party layout (2) Another view of table Paper Lanterns Party favor table Zebra and Girafe decorations Food labels Party favors Customized labels closet up of diaper cake Centerpieces Yummy Cake Close up of Cake close up of centerpieces details of diaper cake details of party favors close up overview of diaper cake cute lion topper another view of cake long view of cake Diaper cake 1Invitation

Here is the video on the card

Invitation supplies

Bazzil Cardstock – baby blue and chocolate brown

Cut Chocolate brown paper in 1/2 to create a 6″x12″ piece. Score at 6″

Cut baby blue mats at 5 3/4″

Stamps: My creative time and Martha Stewart

Inks – Stamping UP

Punches – EK Success- Scallops

Foam tape

Chocolate brown ribbon – Walmart

Green paper – Bazzil – punch 2 3/8″ scallop circle

White paper – Georgia Pacific – punch 2″ scallop circle


Happy Stampin’ Up – Yes! I Now Sell it!

Hi everybody! As yo can see on my blog now I have a Stampin’ Up logo to the right of this post…. That is right… I am now a Stampin Up Demonstrator.¬† I am very excited because this is my first Stampin Up project as a demonstrator.

My goal is to show you how to use you Stampin products in conjunction with whatever other products you may already have.

Today I am making this quick and simple get well card for my friend who is recovering from breast cancer surgery. I hope she cheers up a bit. Please help me pray for Katie so that she may heal soon.

The card is A2 in size. The papers used are: Raspberry Ripple, Poolparty and Whisper white. Stamps sets: Petite Pairs and A Fitting Occasion. Ink: Calypso coral and Old olive. Punch: Petite label. Flower: By LDM Creations store. Cuttlebug embossing folder. ATG glue and glue dots.

Raspberry ripple cut 4 1/2 x 11 and folded in half. Pool party cut at 4 3/8 x 5. Whisper white cut at 4 x 4 3/8 (all inches). Strip cut at 1/2″ by 4″.

Keep watching for more great ideas to come. I have bought a lot of goodies and will be making fun stuff.

Here is the video


Christmas Village Christmas Cards

Hi there! I hope you are getting ready for your holidays. I celebrate Christmas so I decided to do a “wrap” for my Christmas photo cards. I found this website that has this free cityscape SVG files that I used. Essentially what I did was use my ECAL program and welded the desired background to two rectangles. Here is a screenshot:


My machine did the rest

P1020504 (Custom) P1020502 (Custom) P1020500 (Custom) P1020498 (Custom)

For the marquis I used my Storybook cricut cartridge and used the Accent Blackout feature of the image found on page 51. I cut it at 4.25″ wide x 3″ tall.

The stamp is from Ink-a- Doodle and the red ink is from Color Box. I used Stamping Up shimmer mist to give the red paper sparkle. The red paper is from Recollections at Michaels.

Here is the Video

Thanks and have a Merry Christmas!