Friday, March 27, 2015

Aime's custom candle lantern wraps and place cards

Nothing makes me happier than a repeat customer! Sure, i love "meeting" new people, but when someone comes BACK to my shop, i know they really liked our products and customer service enough to use us again and trust us for yet another important event! That just makes me smile :)
Aime is one of those repeat customers!

A few years ago, i made her custom printed wraps for candles-- and this past month, i had the opportunity to do it again for a birthday party!  I'm so thankful she sent me pictures from her decorated table and is allowing me to show them to you!

We made/designed the wraps for the candles- i think they are a beautiful accent for their table decor!  The candles are also functional as use of a place card and party favor too!  i love when you can double-dip functional and fun together ;)

thanks for shaming Aime! i hope your guest of honor had a great birthday party!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Kiwi Sketch challenge- "celebrate"

It's been WAY too long since i have...
1.) blogged
2.) had some kid-free time
3.) Scrap booked

Thanks to a Strawberry Shortcake DVD in the adjoining room, I decided to take off the afternoon from my normal responsibilities and fix my lack of all three :) ... and before you judge me for sticking my kid in front of the screen for a while,  i think i deserved some "me time" since i am 5 days away from my due date with Baby #3... and let's face it... free time is going to be a luxury i probably will not partake in too often ;)

So, with that, Kiwi Lane's blog and sketch challenge was in my radar!

Here is my interpretation!

The Wildcat Dash is the main fundraiser for my daughter's PTO- and I am so excited to be a SAHM to be able to attend these type of events ( and, of course, be "Mom-arazzi").  The kids have a great time running around the obstacle course to raise money for the school.  Go Cats!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Kristen's 2nd birthday scrapbook page

Hello again!

Now that the kids are back in school, i took some "me" time today and pulled out the scrapbooking! ( yay!) I was able to work on my daughter's 2nd birthday party.

Special thanks to Kiwi Lane's first challenge of 2015 for the inspiration!

Of course, i had more pictures than the sketch, soooo... i also added a double sided pocket page, and another corresponding 1 pager. I am now happy to report, i can cross that event off my "to-scrap" list ;) whoo hoo!

Kiwi Lane DT doodle challenge

Y'all know how much i love Kiwi Lane and their templates, right??? ... well... in case you didn't? I LOVE THEM! They make scrapping pages "cheaper" by using papers instead of expensive embellishments and stickers. They make scrapping with scraps a breeze because you rarely use full sheets of paper- they also cut down on the number of "matching" sheets i need for the same reason. 
.... But do you know my favorite reason for loving this company??? THEIR SKETCHES!  yes, that's right, i love a sketch with multiple photos. it's a great start to my scrapping.  like all crafters, i get in a comfort mode ( aka... a rut) and my stuff starts looking the same.  the templates give me a starting point- and it's usually different than "my standard page(s)".  

well, over the course of 2014, Kiwi Lane provided 24 sketches to the scrapping community with the challenge of completing one every other week.... and all 24 by the end of the year.  Although i didnt make the timing for the weekly challenge, i DID complete all 24 sketches. 
I didnt end up winning the grand prize, but i ended up with 24 completed projects/pages and that feels SO GOOD!  I do plan on keeping up this year, and let's see if maybe (one day... like 100 years from now...) i can catch up on my scrapping.... it's a dream, at least ;)

below are my submissions for the DT doodles (as well as a few from their "basic sketch challenge"- same idea, just not part of the year-long challenge). i hope they inspire someone!