Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tears of Joy!

Favors for the guest.

For those that attended the rehearsal dinner, we gave out these tears of joy tissues. I found a template that I liked from Little Miss Wedding Planner. I was able to download the template in MS Word and then change the colors to match the wedding. I used my Xyron to run the labels through and wrapped the tissues. I bought the tissues at the Dollar Tree. They come in an 8 pack for a dollar.

You can design these tissues to what ever occasion you are celebrating.

I am so happy for my brother and Nicole. Nicole, welcome to the family!!

I am linking up to Somewhat Simple, Finding Fabulous, It's FUN to craft!, Made By You Monday and The Shabby Chic Cottage.


The Head Table

Jennifer and I set up a head table for the Bride and Groom! Nicole (my new SIL) had bought these Love name place holders. They came with name place cards and we decided to make our own.

The black and white damask background for these cards were cut out of note cards bought from Michaels. Jennifer took green scrapbook paper and printed out everyone's name. Then, with the cricut and center key, we cut out the shapes around the names and then distressed the edges and glued them on the cards. Click here for the link to Jennifer's page with more instructions for the name place cards.

For the Bride and Groom, I made these paper cut-outs of a wedding dress and a tux. I found some templates online, printeded them out and put them together.

For the dress, I put the cut out through my Sizzix - Texture Boutique and then I ran the white for the tux shirt through as well. I tied ribbon around the waist of the dress and added beads and a cute decoration to the tux.

This banner was made with the cricut and so were a bunch of letter "B" for candles that lined the windows.

One more and I promise to quit!


Another Wedding Post

At the rehearsal dinner for my brother, Jennifer and I set up a photo table. This is one of the photos we set up. I bought this frame at the Dollar Tree and the glass had black printed text on it that was smeared. They gave me a discount for the frame and when I got home, cleaned the glass and it was perfect. With the cricut I use the Storybook cartridge and cut out the " A wish came true" font and glued it to the mat.

Here is a wider view of the table. We had two photo tables set up, unfortunately the table with more photos is not on my camera. I hope my little one didnt delete it.

The ferns were purchased at Lowes and we put them in galvanized tins that came from Ikea. In this bottom picture, the wooden placque that says family was made by Jennifer. You can click here to see how she made it!

On to more photos!


How can I go so long and not post!

My classes end this week and my brother is now married so maybe I will start having a little more free time to create!

On April 24th, my brother Robby, the last of the 5 kids, married his campmeeting sweetheart. You know that feeling when you JUST KNOW something is right. Well, Robby and Nicole are just right. They are so made for each other.

Many of you know that most of the time, when I have time to craft, I love to craft with my Sister (in love) Jennifer. So Together we teamed up to decorate for the rehearsal dinner.

One of the first things we did is set up a table for all of the children. Jennifer lined the table with butcher block paper so that the kids could color and draw. The galvanized pails were purchased at Ikea. We bought the pink and blue cups from Michaels. With the cricut and SCAL we cut out the names of all the children with contact paper. Im not sure how long the paper will last, but the kids loved having their own names on the cups.

From the dollar store, we purchased fun pads and pencils and put them in the pencil boxes. I really scored last year with these boxes, I got 180 of them at .10 at Office Depot. They have really come in handy to use with kids crafts. The names on the pails were printed out on white card stock paper and then using the center key on the cricut we cut them out. We inked the edges and ran the names through the xyron sticker maker and attached them to the pail. The kids were very pleased and kept them all together at the table.

This turned out to be such a wonderful treat for the kids!