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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Be Merry!

Happy Wednesday!
Over at Pink by Design, we are continuing our week of Gift Tag Inspiration!  Today's technique is using Shrinky Dinks!!  If you would like to see the tutorial, head on over here!!

This was my first time using shrinky dinks, and I wanted to try the new PBD stamp set called "Trendy Alpha".  I used a Staz on ink pad and stamped them out on the film.  They shrink down in the oven to this cute little size!!

The tag and reindeer are from the Silhouette Store and the twine is from Pink by Design!  I LOVE this stamp set because I can make any words I want!!  Now that I have figured out Shrinky dinks, I can shrink them down to this smaller size when needed!! I used my snowflake cuttlebug folder for the background to add a little more detail.

Don't forget to come on over this week and link up with us for the Gift Tag challenge!  Entries must be in by Saturday Night 11:59 p.m. CST.  Click here to link up!!


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Pink by Design Gift Tag Challenge

Hi Everyone,
It's finally beginning to feel like Christmas here in Arizona!!  We are in the 50's today ;-)  Today, we are announcing a Pink by Design Gift Tag Challenge.  You can upload a homemade Gift tag anytime before Saturday Night to be entered to win a $10 gift card to Pink by Design's Store!  The Linky for this this challenge is over here at Pink by Design!!!  We will announce the winner on Sunday!!  Spread the word! We would love to see a bunch of entries this week!!

Here is my tag!

The tag, poinsettia and leaves are all from the Silhouette Store.  I inked the edges and added some colorful ribbon and brads!  The Pink by Design sets I used were "Scripted Year" and "Everyday Banners".  I used Pink by Design twine to hang it from my Christmas Tree!

Now it's your turn!!  I can't wait to see all your tag ideas!!  Head on over to Pink by Design to see what some of the other designers came up with for this challenge!!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Angry Birds Birthday Party!

Hi Everyone,
Life has been extremely crazy since my last post and I am finally finding time to start posting again.  My oldest just turned 5 a couple weeks ago and he wanted an Angry Birds Party.  I had a lot of fun creating everything and my son loved t!!

The invitation!

I used my cameo's print and cut feature for the back of this invitation.  The font is called "Feast of Flesh"

I found this fun game on pinterest and knew I definitely wanted to do the same thing.  I used chunky soup cans and martha stewart acrylic paint for this project.  I free handed the pigs faces (wasn't too difficult).  I found the ball at Walmart for $1.50 and just painted on the birds face with acrylic paint.

It was a real hit at the party ;-)

My husband and I worked together on the cake.  He made the fondant and I created everything you see on top of the cake (except the twix!)  We used marshmallow fondant and wilton food gel.  It was actually not too difficult to make!

I used my silhouette cameo to make the sign and the TNT box.  The rocks are from Duff at Michaels.

The twix were perfect to build with and looked like wood :-)

 Here is an up close look at the pigs!

For party favors I decided to do ornaments.  My son's birthday is about a month from Christmas and I wanted to do something that everyone would want to keep.  I found these plastic ornaments at Hobby Lobby and got a great deal with my coupon.  I glittered the inside red and then used vinyl to put the faces on the outside.  On the back side I wrote "Thanks for Crashing Zach's Party" and then I added the date :-)

I love doing centerpieces for my kids' parties.  I whipped these up on my cameo and cut the "5" out of vinyl to personalize it a bit more.

I also try to have the food fit the theme.  I made little signs and had them sitting next to the different food on the table.  We had Dorito flavored pig ears (chips).  Cheesy Pig tails (spiral mac and cheese)  Shredded pork, and pigs in a blanket.  I didn't get a close up of those but they are on the front of the table in the next picture.  The bucket to the left was from the dollar store and I just added a face with vinyl.

I got most of his balloons at the dollar store (much better deal than party city) and the angry birds balloon from Walmart.  I used vinyl to personalize the balloons.

Another thing I sent the kids home with were Angry Birds Graham crackers that I found at Walmart. I put them into little baggies and made toppers for them that said "Thank you".

The party was so much fun!  I rented a bounce house and the kids never got bored :-)

Here is a picture of the birthday boy!  I made his shirt too :-)

Every year I get a picture with just him and I at his party!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pink by Design New Release Sneak Peek!

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are enjoying all of the sneak peeks from Pink by Design.  If you are coming from Julie, you are in the right place :-)

I was in a really bad "hit and run" accident last Sunday so this is really the first time I have been able to step into my craft room.  I can't be up for very long but couldn't wait to play with one of the new stamp sets.  I have had a lot of people helping me since the accident and wanted to show my thanks to them.  I went to Bath and Body Works and found cute little Christmas candle holders.  I snagged a couple and put a yummy smelling candle in each one. They even gave me the bag and ribbon when I checked out :-)

This stamp set is called Trendy Alpha, and it awesome for a quick and easy gift tag!

The snowman face is from PKS and the "Thank You!" is from one of the PBD sets that will be released this week!
I used my scalloped punch along one edge to give it a little detail, but it was so quick and easy to do.

This is just a fun little way to say "thanks" to someone.  I am now going to send you over to the talented Sabrina for your next sneak peek!  Don't forget that all the new releases are available right now in the Pink by Design Store!!

Thank you for stopping by today!