Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ahoy! It's A Boy! Paper Bag Scrapbook Album

My sister-in-law asked me to create an album for a friend's upcoming baby shower. The baby's room has a nautical theme. So, anchors and whales were a must, as I found these coordinating materials. Then, the magic started as the album came together! Here it is! The Front Cover... The whale on the front cover opens up... The Back Cover with pocket and pull-out tag... Ribbons on the spine... Tie Ribbon to close... Inside pages... The pull-out tags... Lil card to go along with the gift! Oh what fun to make! Hope she likes it! :)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Living Room Redo!

Summer brings some remodeling and rearranging in our house. Here are some before pics of our Living Room.
We sold our old couch, bought a new piece of furniture, and purchased these old window panes.
Well, here it is! The remodeled Living Room!
Love how the window panes turned out and the room is cozy indeed! There is never dull moment around here! Off to work on more projects! I hope to find some time to rest on the new couch! :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dad's 70 Years of Memories Birthday Surprise!

My sweet Dad turned 70 this year! However, he was a little under the weather on his special day! That didn't stop him from a lil celebrating! We decorated his sitting area with a lil d├ęcor, as you can see.
Prior to his big day, I secretly sent emails and letters to friends and family asking them to recall a special memory with Dad, write it down, and either email or mail the memory to me. Well, it didn't take long for the memories to start pouring in! The memories ranged from Dad's childhood to him in school, from his career as a police officer/ sergeant to trips he had taken-Some people even included pictures! I ordered some special envelopes and bought some large number stickers to number each of the envelopes 1-70. I placed each memory in one of the envelopes and was able to fill all 70 (I even put two memories together in some of the envelopes as family and friends were more than generous to share)-Incredible! I bundled them up as shown and created a lil tag for the front. Finally, I wrapped up the bundle of memories.
When it came time for him to open the special present, he wasn't sure what to make of it until he started opening the envelopes.
Needless to say, Dad had many laughs and even some teary eyes while reading all of the memories! Yes, the envelopes took a while to open, but it was so worth the expression on Dad's face with each memory he read!
All who participated in making this gift possible, helped make Dad's 70th birthday one to remember!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Spring Bling" Bridal Shower

Whew! What a weekend it was! Back-to-Back Wedding Showers! Here are pictures from the Bridal Shower I hosted in honor of my future sister-in-law! Here is the entry table, with the "Spring Bling" shower agenda and name tags.
Here are some of the decorations...
The food: Veggies and dip, croissant sandwiches, fruit in bridal dress boxes, and chips...My husband helped me fold and wrap and bling all of the bow napkins!
Here are the bling cups and straws...
The Dessert Table...I made diamond ring shaped sugar cookies, with decorative sprinkles to put in little baggies. The cake was from our local bakery-so good!
We played two games and passed out lil favor boxes filled with candies...
Here are the invitations I made for the shower...
What an amazing celebration for such a special girl! Can't wait to have her as an official part of the family!