Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"Love Soars" Bridal Shower Invite

My brother is getting married in just a few months and so I, along with a few others, am hosting one of the bridal showers. I am so excited and cannot wait! 

This is the invite I made and if you have been following my blog for some time you might have seen my "Love Soars" bookmark I made for his fiance a while back. It shows how I did the resist technique you see here. I also added some screen material to give it a more rustic feel. Each invite (all 27) were hand inked with the very famous Tim Holtz's distress inks along with the use of his stamps. 

I am also obsessed with inserts so I added one to this invite. Fairly easy to do. 

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by! =)

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Quick Fabric Light Switch Tutorial

Other people have done them, I have done them, everyone has done them! =)
I know this is not a new thing but I still think it is a fun and easy way to add a little color to any room.  Here is how you do it.

You will need: 
Fabric or paper of your choice
Mod Podge (either matte or gloss)
Paint brush
Light switch plate

Step 1: 
Trace your light switch plate.

Step 2: 
Cut out what you traced. It is better to cut outside the pencil lines than to cut inside. You can always trim off the excess.

Step 3: 
Place your fabric over your light switch and Mod Podge over the fabric. The Mod Podge will push through the fabric to make it stick or will dampen your paper to make it stick. 

If you prefer to apply the Mod Podge to the light switch and then apply your fabric, that is fine too. I prefer the outside so that I can wipe off smudge marks. 

Step 4:
Once dry, you can trim off the edges and install it to your wall.
Now you have a little splash of color in your room!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Our 4 Year Anniversary

Four years ago, today, my husband and I said "I Do." It is still the best day of my life and I can't believe where the time has gone. We have both accomplished so much since that day. I love remembering his face on our wedding day. He was so serious and was trying not to cry. I couldn't stop smiling. He was so sweet and sincere. What a magical day.

My husband has a weird obsession with car washes. So, yes, we went through a car wash on our first day of marriage! We started out squeaky clean, I guess. =)
I love you Peep! <3

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Floss Threaded Garland

Because I had to bring the party boy to the surprise, I wasn't able to get all the pictures that I wanted. Here is my pile of floss threaded garland after the party! When this stuff gets tangled, it's over! There is no untangling this mess! At least it's a pretty pile. =)


This is what it looked like before the party. Nice and garland-like. The above picture...not so much. This was a great party filler. It hung behind the candy bar, on the candy bar and on the display table. We also hung it in the center of the room around a pillar. I think I may have found my new obsession!

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Graduation Banner

Here is a closer view of the congratulations banner I made. You can see how the ends of the banner match the table runner from the candy bar. 

In some of the pics you can see that I hand stitched the floss through the whole thing. Surprisingly, floss works really well for things like this. 
Who would have thought!



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Monday, June 20, 2011

Surprise Dental School Graduation Party! (Picture Heavy)

Check out the story behind it all here!
He was utterly shocked! I love it! I still can't believe we got him.

The Candy Bar!


"Dr. Rohl needs your business! Have some CANDY!"
For some details about the table runner, click here!


"FIlling Removers"
Gummy Teeth

 "RED & BLUE Sugar Bugs"

"Slobber Stoppers"
Chocolate covered marshmallows

 "Crown Crackers"

"Lost Teeth"
Tooth shaped milk chocolate

"Rotten Teeth"
Chocolate Rice Krispie Shaped Teeth

 "Spare Set"
Milk Chocolate and Rice Krispie Shaped Dentures

All my goodies in my candy cone!!

Display Board
If you haven't seen the invitation, check it out here!

"Words of Wisdom for Dr. Rohl"

I made 12 centerpieces for each table. All of the centerpieces featured a different dental comics in the frame which made it fun for people to go around to each table and read them all as well as mingle and meet new people.
This picture was taken right after decorating so the toppers weren't in the cupcakes yet. =(

 There are the yummy cupcakes with their fun toppers! =)

There was a full sit down meal including Lino's amazing house salad, pasta and of course spumoni. Also, there were 2 pizza bars on each side of the venue. I think everyone ate very well! The food was great!


Lino's Restaurant! YUM!

Congratulations to my amazing, hard working husband! 
I am so proud of you! 

To all of you who helped keep this a huge secret and for all of your help...Thank you! We are SO GOOOOD!!!!

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Table Runner & Matching Display Boxes

I don't have a sewing machine...yet. So I must make do with what I have. A glue gun! I cut the size of the table runner and then lined the sides with ribbon. It worked perfectly! 

A little something was added to the table runner so the surprise wouldn't be spoiled. So, check out the next post to see what it is.

I also cut and Mod Podged 2 boxes with the same fabric. I then lined the box lid with ribbon and viola! Display boxes.
The table runner ribbon at the bottom matches the congratulations banner that will be in the next post.

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Candy Cones

The Candy Bar was called "Sweet Tooth" which I thought was very fitting for the theme. I made 170 cones for the candy. Everyone looked so cute filling up their candy cones full of goodies! Definitely a hit!


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