Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ribbon Crown Tutorial

I am a Pinterest addict!!
I have been planning to do a photo shoot for a newborn. Her mamma has been sending me photos that she loves off Pinterest!! Well her baby arrived early before she could make some adorable props for the photo shoot!! I decided to go ahead and make some!! They ended up being so easy to make,  I decided to make some for my kiddos!!! I added my own shortcuts to make it even easier!(there are a lot of tutorials out there, not sure which ones I looked at..Please let me know if you do find the original and I can give credit!)
These would great for a princess party!! Each girl would have their own crown!!
Aleene's Fabric Stiffener 
*you can even find a tutorial on how to make your own*
Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks 
 Fabric Stiffener Aleene's Stiffen Quick
Cut your ribbon to desired size.  I made mine roughly 3-5 inches across. (I just made a circle and measured inside the circle to five inches..make larger or smaller depending on what you like)
*My sample photo has 5 inches for the girl and 3.5 inches for the baby.*
*This mini crown is 2 inches across with double layer of ribbon and diamond strand ribbon... 
She is the cutest baby EVER!!*

Spray your ribbon with the fabric spray. I spray and coated my ribbon on a plastic lid, so everything wouldn't get sprayed. Arrange in circle and let sit and dry.( Instructions say you can throw in microwave a few seconds... I was all up on that...ME=NO PATIENCE)
When dry *or semi* Spray another coat.  
Repeat steps until you get desired stiffness.

Hot Glue together in a circle for crown.

Add ribbon to your base ribbon crown!
There is a option of Painting with acrylic paint! Just paint your crown with acrylic paint. (You would probably  need four or five coats)
Painting means of course, I added my own step - another layer of ribbon!!!
Add ribbon to base crown.
Two layers of ribbon added to base crown. You can also add a inside layer if you need more volume!
Here are some I came up with!! You can make a ton of these and use for a princess party!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Cookie Decorating Party Theme

Every year my kids going to their Auntie Mindy's for a decorating party!! It is a great time for shopping as the kids get to decorate Christmas Cookies!! 

Each plate is a workstation!!
 My sister puts the O in Organised! Each child had there own station with colors so it didn't turn into a big color mess!!
Undecorated cookies

Sprinkle Station!! Go to a bulk food store and they have TONS of different options!!

Plastic cups for each child!

Ice cold milk drinks!!

My kids ask every year when cookie decorating time is..(even the 16 year old)
Have fun!! This year I am inviting some girls and boys from my kids class. We are going to decorate some plates and send home some cookies to put them on!! 
Here is the cookie decorating invite from my party store

My cookie party clip art elements found on and

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New DIGITAL Clip art and Papers

New Commerical use Clip art! Grab in my Etsy store or website

Friday, November 16, 2012

Digital Clip Art and Papers NEWBIES

Check out this weeks new clip art and paper packs!! Love everyone of them!! Great for all projects!!
Find in my Etsy store and Website!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pottery Barn Berry Wreath Pillow

I just saw this on pinterest on today!!

It looks so similar to my modern Christmas  holiday set!!
This would look great on pillow with emblems for your holiday gifts. I will be posting a tutorial this week on how to make a fab Monogram Pillow Transfer!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012