Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Shabby Chic Wedding Cake (and some wedding decor pics)

A few months ago I was asked by some friends of ours to make their wedding cake for them.  I knew this would be a super busy time of year for me (STAAR testing week, ack!) but I wanted to bless our friends and the cake wouldn't need to be super large since it was to be a small wedding.  After some pinterest inspiration, here is what I came up with.

J & K topper made by Kristyn, isn't it adorable?!

I couldn't leave out photos of Kristyn's hard work in decorating this beautiful outdoor space!  She created pretty much all of it, enlisting Jason even to build these super awesome wooden planter boxes.
Their favors were jars of homemade raspberry jam!  SO cute!

"S'more Love  ;)

Cake table decorated with cute little chalkboard signs, doily table cloth, and a "Love Never Fails" and "Thank you" banner. 

A family united in love!

Their wonderful take on a guest book, a guest board!  They created this board as well--just sign your name and leave a little blessing for the newlyweds.  :)

 LOVED the dinner table decor!!!  Can't beat gorgeous fresh flowers!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I have been crazy busy but will be posting some paper crafting goodness soon!  :)

Blessings y'all!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Super simple Spring Wreath

Hey there!  Today I have a quick tutorial on a "cutesy" spring wreath.
And I say cutesy because that bunny and bow can't be described any other way!  Lol!  This is my first Spring wreath and with Easter just around the corner I thought I'd let Mr. Bunny make an appearance.  ;)

Here's a quick tutorial on how I created this wreath.
 You will also need: a hot glue gun, wire cutters, and double sided tape.

Adhere the burlap anywhere on the foam wreath with tape or a push pin.

Wrap some of the double sided tape around the entire foam wreath and begin wrapping the burlap around.

Wrap around to where the burlap began, adhering the end of the burlap with double-sided tape.

Place one last strip of tape and adhere the edge.  I used Scor-Tape, which is super strong and works wonders!  :)

Here is the foam wreath completely wrapped in burlap.

Using wire cutters, snip the heads of the silk hydrangea flowers.  I used about nine of them.

I'm always so torn with the possibilities when I create.  I placed just one hydrangea off to the side with a couple of the leaves and I thought it looked great. :)  I'm kinda a sucker for clean, classic, simple looks. 

 BUT, I was wanting a fuller wreath for Spring and Easter, so I added the rest of the hydrangeas using hot glue, and added the frou frou green bow I made using the Bow- E Z, and of course, Mr. Bunny.  ;)

I've never owned a decorative bunny in my life and I'm still on the fence about it but, my little girl loves seeing him when we come through the door, so he will stay for now. :)

Mr. Bunny.  ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Janice :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Scor-Pal "More than one score" Monthly Challenge - Monochromatic

Hey there!  Today I have a really clean and simple card to go along with the April "More Than One Score" Scor-Pal challenge.  Go HERE to find out more about it and to play along!

This month the theme is to make a monochromatic project.  

Now, that is pretty simple, right?!  ;)

I simply scored at the 1/2" line then every inch after that as shown below.  Then cut/adhered the strips in between each scored line.  SO simple!

Stamps: Fun Stampers Journey "Little Big Greetings"
\Paper: Cosmo Cricket "Summer Love"

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to play along with us this month!
Janice :)