Friday, January 25, 2013

Recent Birthday Cards

Here are a couple of birthday cards that I created recently.


This one was for my grandmothers 92nd birthday!


This one went to my husband for his birthday this year.

Maiden D'Shade

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Airplane Baby Shower Mobile & Banner

A couple months back, I was in charge of decorations for my sister-in-law's (and future nephew's!!) baby shower.  The theme was airplanes to match the nursery.  I put together a banner, mobile and some 3-D airplanes to decorate for the shower.  I had planned to take a lot more pictures throughout the process but the mobile ended up being WAY more involved than I expected!

Baby Shower Banner

I created the banner and it's components using the "Trace function" in the Silhouette Design Studio.  The small 3-D airplanes on the mantel were from the Silhouette online store.

Baby Shower Banner

For this airplane I traced the outer edges of the design and created a white background 
piece that I could glue each separate piece to for stability.

Airplane Mobile

For the mobile, I continued the plane that was in the banner.  I also added a couple of additional airplane designs (one I made again with the trace function and the other from the silhouette store) along with a 3-D Cloud Design.

mdf floral ring

I hung my mobile using two different sizes (12" & 18") of MDF rings that I found in the floral department of Michaels.  I ran a light silver floral wire through the two rings to connect them and then spray painted the whole hanger in Ivory.

Building Airplane Mobile

Sorry for the poor photo quality.  It was after midnight the night before the shower and I realized that I hadn't taken any pictures of what I was doing.  Since I had my iPhone right next to me I snapped a quick photo.

  While the hanger was drying, I laid out my cut-outs in the order I wanted for hanging.  I did strings of 3, 4 and 5 items to give it a fuller look.  Using a large sewing needle, I strung the cut-outs with some old fishing line that my husband had laying around.  I then attached the line to the wire of the hanger.  It got to be one big tangled mess after I started to hang the lines, so I hung the mobile from my chandelier and that worked a lot better.  Once I connected all of the lines, I spaced the cut-outs to where I wanted them and tied a knot right below the last cut-out and trimmed off the remaining line.

Baby Shower

Food Table at Soney's Baby Shower

I also made a few food decorations using a 2.5" and 3" circular punch. 

MakingSew Chatty
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
The DIY Dreamer

mop it up mondays 

52 Mantels  

Airplane Mobile

Friday, January 11, 2013

Where I've been the last month!

With the holidays, crafting out Christmas presents, work and a vacation I haven't had anytime to blog.  I thought I would do a recap of the last month in our lives with pictures!  I'll post something crafty soon!

Christmas 2012IMG_0376



UntitledYes it's Versatile



Red River