A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Vintage Country Wedding Lingerie Shower Invitation Prototypes

Hey guys! I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend! Mom and I went to a crop in Red Bay, AL. We had a blast! I think I did a lot more socializing than scrapbooking, but hey, I had fun! Tee hee! I made a whopping 3 cards during the 2 day crop! A good friend of mine, Tara, has asked me to create some invitations for her. She is hosting a lingerie shower for a friend. The wedding, from what I understand, is going to be a vintage country wedding. The couple will be getting married in front of an old barn and Tara was thinking she might like to incorporate that theme into the lingerie shower invitations. I told her I would create a few different prototypes for her to choose from. Here is what I came up with:
Lingerie Shower Card #1
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Core'dinations, The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With A View
Rhinestones: The Paper Studio
Twine: My Craft Spot
Electronic Cutter: Cricut Expression (Provo Craft)
Cartridges Used: Create A Critter, Pretty Pennants, Joys of the Season, Tie The Knot, Forever Young
Software: Cricut Gypsy (Provo Craft)
Adhesive: AdTech, Tombow, Provo Craft
This one is a shaped card in the shape of a barn. I wanted to create an open door look on the front and added a dressform with a corset on it.
 To make the 'door', I used the Pretty Pennants Cartridge. The curtains at the top are a cut that was for the top of a pennant. Then the doors are a pennant that I cut in half lengthwise and added to the door frame.
 Lingerie Shower Card #2
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Core'dinations, The Paper Studio
Glitter Glue: Stickles (Ranger Industries)
Rhinestones: The Paper Studio
Electronic Cutter: Cricut Expression (Provo Craft)
Cartridges Used: Gypsy Wanderings, Yee Haw, Forever Young, Tie The Knot, Slumber Party
Software: Cricut Gypsy (Provo Craft)
Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)
Embossing Folder: Large Dots (The Paper Studio)
Adhesive: AdTech, Helmar, Tombow
For this one, I added a barn in the background. I then made a 'clothesline' of sorts strung between two trees. On the line, lingerie is hanging. And I added a sentiment.
 My clothesline
 Lingerie Shower Card #3
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Core'dinations, The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins
Rhinestones: The Paper Studio
Ribbon: Offray
Twine: My Craft Spot
Electronic Cutter: Cricut Expression (Provo Craft)
Cartridges Used: Tie The Knot, Forever Young, Home Decor, Stretch Your Imagination
Software: Cricut Gypsy (Provo Craft)
Adhesive: AdTech, Tombow, Provo Craft
For this one, I was going for a lingerie boutique look. This one was my favorite to make!

Also, I thought I would share the dress I made this morning. This is Mollie's gown for the Yorkie Talk Valentine's Day Ball.
And here are the girls ready for the ball! This year the ball's theme is 'a winter wonderland.'
Katie Scarlett
Thanks for dropping by! Y'all have a good one!
Happy Scrappin'!!!

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Oh my! She scrapped!!!

Hey guys! Long time, no see! I hope you all are doing fabulous! I have been so busy and so many things have changed since I blogged last. I really got into my sewing and my Etsy shop that I hadn't scrapped in months. I missed it terribly, but just could not find the time to scrap and sew. AND we moved!!! We finally made it back home to Alabama! We moved around the first of December and are totally loving it. Mom and I are sharing one big craft room now and it is fabulous! It's sooo good to be near family again! I just am so thankful!
Well, last night, Mom and I went to a crop! Whoo hoo! We had such a wonderful time and met lots of nice ladies. It felt kind of weird to scrap. I need to get back in the groove. We are going to another crop this coming weekend, so maybe I'll get the feel for scrapping again. I only made 3 cards last night, but I thought I would share them with you guys.
"Delight In The Little Things"
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With A View
Chipboard: Studio G
Flowers: The Paper Studio
Rhinestones: Queen & Co., The Paper Studio
Ribbon: Doodlebug Design
Border Punch: Fiskars
Sticker: source unknown
Blank Card Base: The Paper Studio
Adhesive: Ad Tech, other

 "HB" (Happy Birthday)
Supplies Used
Cardstock: The Paper Studio, Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: (you know...I can't quite remember, LOL)
Flower: The Paper Studio
Pearls: The Paper Studio, Queen & Co
Ribbon: Ribbon FX (Hobby Lobby)
Tape: Pink Paislee
Embossing Machine, Folder: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)
Circle Cutter: Creative Memories
Electronic Cutter, Cartridge: Cricut Expression (Provo Craft), Storybook
Blank Card Base: The Paper Studio
Adhesive: Ad Tech, other

"Happy Birthday"
Supplies Used
Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Die Cuts With A View
Flowers: The Paper Studio
Rhinestones: Queen & Co
Electronic Cutter, Cartridge: Cricut Expression (Provo Craft), Gypsy Wanderings & Let's Party
Blank Card Base: The Paper Studio
Adhesive: Ad Tech, other

AND...here are a couple of the cards my Mom made!

Thanks for dropping by! I'll try to blog again soon! Y'all take care & Happy Scrappin'!!!

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

My Latest Creation

Hey y'all! Long time, no see! Sorry I have not been blogging much. I have been so busy sewing that I haven't scrapped much. I hope I can scrap sometime this month though. We will see. Sewing is just so much fun, I can't get enough! Tee hee! Well, anyways, I wanted to share my newest creation with you guys. This is a doggy carrier that has a coordinating pantsuit to match. This will be going to a very special little girl who will soon be joining her furever home!
 I added a flower embellishment to the flap that keeps the carrier closed. The flowers are from Imaginisce. The button and bow are from Hobby Lobby.
 The carrier has a clip inside so that you may secure the puppy's harness to the bag so they are safe.
 I put my doggy model in the bag so you can see what it would look like with a pup inside. I made a XXS and a XS pantsuit to go with this carrier so as the puppy grows, she can continue to coordinate!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you guys have a fabulous weekend!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Custom Party Favors with Momenta

Hey y'all! If I could pick just one sheet of patterned paper from Momenta (almost impossible, right? LOL) to craft with it would have to be this pink Zebra print! It is so gorgeous and so fun! It has my 2 favorite prints....zebra and polka dots. How could a girl go wrong? Well, this single sheet of paper was the whole inspiration behind a recent birthday party I hosted. My baby, a Yorkshire Terrier named Katie Scarlett, celebrated her 1st birthday this past July. Here was our party room....
Now checkout all the nifty ways this amazing sheet of patterned paper from Momenta help to jazz up our party favors and party decor!
We used it on our treat favors!
 Wrapped around Hershey bars!
 Finishing off some zebra themed pretzel rods...
 To coordinate with the hot pink/zebra cookies!
 On the custom drinks...
 We used it to jazz up a banner...
 And on the party sign outside to welcome guests inside!
The party was a huge hit!
Have a great weekend y'all!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Katie Scarlett's First Trip To The Beach

Hey guys! Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a grand day! I wanted to share a little slideshow I made with a few pix I took at the beach last week. We went to Gulf Shores with our family and had a fabulous time! Katie Scarlett just loved it! I can't wait to take her back! Click on the link below to see the slideshow:

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the week!

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Altered Mini Notebook

Good Morning my crafty friends! I hope all of you are having a fabulous week so far! The hubby and I are making the last leg of our journey on the road to home today. I can't wait to be in my own home again! Vacation is fabulous, but so is coming home and getting back in the groove! :)

I have a project I wanted to share today. It's a small, simple project. It was lots of fun to create though! I found this itty bitty notebook that had a pen attached in my Mom's altered stash. She let me use it to work with and I altered it using some Momenta goodies. The notebook is about 3 x 4.5 inches. I thought Mom could set this back and have on hand if she needs a quick gift for the upcoming school year.

"Just A Note"

Supplies Used
Cardstock: The Paper Studio, Die Cuts With A View
Patterned Paper, Stickers, Bling: Momenta
Ribbon: RibbonFX (Hobby Lobby)
Adhesive: Zip Dry, AdTech

Here is the front of the notepad:
Here it is up close...

Isn't that tiny pen the cutest? I have a thing for itty bitty object! They tickle me! LOL
And the back...
I will do my best to share some beach pix and more sewing projects this week with you guys! I've got a list a mile long! Gotta get busy busy busy! Yay!

Happy Crafting! :)
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Monday, July 30, 2012

'Happy Birthday' Card

Hey guys! Happy Monday! I hope you are having a great day so far! I just got back from a week long vacation at the beach with my family. We had such a good time! I wish we had another week to lounge in the sand and surf though! LOL! But, I got up this morning to scrap a tad. I thought I'd make a couple of projects using some Momenta goodies. I'll share one project today and the other tomorrow. First up, a birthday card...

"Happy Birthday"

Supplies Used
Cardstock: The Paper Studio, Die Cuts With A View
Patterned Paper, Stickers, Rhinestones, Card Base: Momenta
Stamp: Stampabilities
Ink: Stampin' Up!
Punch: The Paper Studio
Adhesive: AdTech, Helmar

This card was created using one of the Card Kits from Momenta. I was able to pull this card together pretty quickly with the use of the card kit. I love the card kits from Momenta! They are awesome! I hope to see more designs of them in the future! :)
Here is an up close view of the card front. I used some foam pop dots to pop up the butterfly a tad.
 I stamped my sentiment on the inside using a rubber stamp.
Thanks for stopping by today! I am hitting the road again today. The hubby and I have to make the 2 day drive back home. It's time to get back to reality I reckon'. LOL. But I am looking forward to being home and getting back to sewing and scrapping!

Happy Scrappin'!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Katie Scarlett's First Birthday

Hey y'all! Well, we celebrated Katie Scarlett's first birthday yesterday! I can't believe my baby is already one! She is growing into such a beautiful little lady! Of course we had to celebrate her big day! And you know me....I tend to go over the top, but hey, it's a party! LOL! That is my story and I'm sticking to it! We held an all pink/black/zebra print themed party for her special day! We had my parents and our neighbors over to celebrate her birthday. We ordered pizza, had lots of yummy goodies, and played with KS. It was so much fun! I took lots of pix and wanted to share them! So here we go....

Katie Scarlett in her big girl bed resting before the party.
 "Mom! I think the guests are arriving!!! Let's get our party on!"
 We transformed the man cave (aka...my hubbys room) into a special place just for her party. Brandon affectionately coined the room party central. LOL! He was so sweet you guys! He and my Daddy helped me rearrange furniture in our house so I could make the room into just what I had envisioned. It all turned out so perfectly! I can't wait to throw another party! Here is the room as you walk in the door...
 Totally girly, totally frilly, totally Katie Scarlett! I love it! I wish I could keep it up all year long but something tells me the hubby would kill me! ;)
 This wreath is hanging on the door as you go into the room. My Mom made this wreath. It is made out of over 250 black/pink/white deflated balloons. It is simply gorgeous in person!
 Here is the wreath from the front. Isn't is amazing?! I love it!
 Mom added a big bow with tulle and ribbon. To the center of the bow, she added a flower embellishment I found at Hobby Lobby.
 The back wall of the party room. The zebra print banner was purchased at Target.
 We spoiled our fellow party goers with lots of sweet treats! I bet they all left with a sugar high! LOL
 Strawberry Kiwi drinks personalized for the big day. My Mom designed these labels with a program she has on her computer called Wrap Candy. They say 'Happy 1st Birthday' and have a silhouette of a Yorkie on them.
 Yum! The candy table...
 We created lots of custom party favors in the pink/zebra print theme. My Mom made all the labels and I either bought or made the treats that went inside the baggies. All of the labels were made with the use of the Wrap Candy software and Cricut cutting machine.
 Chocolate dipped pretzels, Hershey bars, and Sixlets candies....
 Here are the Sixlets candy packs. I found the a pack of pink/white/black Sixlets at Hobby Lobby. We put 1/8 of a cup in each mini treat bag before sealing it shut with the custom label Mom made.
 Here we wrapped Hershey candy bars with a 'thank you' message for our guests.
 Can I just tell you how much I adore these pretzel rods!!! They are so yummy and were so easy to create. I bought the pretzel rods at Wal Mart. They are the 'Rold Gold' brand. I then used my Wilton Chocolate Warmer to melt down some pink chocolate disks. I dipped the pretzel in the pink and let them cool. Then I heated some black chocolate disks and added them to a pastry bag and drizzled back and forth to create the zebra pattern. The little chocolate colored disks are from Wilton as well and I purchased those at Hobby Lobby. Mom made the labels for these as well with the Wrap Candy software. These are so yummy. You bite down and they are sweet but as you start to chew you get that salty kick...oh my word! Yummo!!!!
 These are little peanut butter cookies I made. I found this idea on Pinterest. I took pre made chocolate cookie mix that I bought at Wal Mart and mixed hot pink food coloring in with the wet ingredients. I then added the dry ingredients and mixed until it formed a dough. I then rolled rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into a ball and coated them with pink sanding sugar. I baked for 8 minutes and as soon as they came out of the oven I put a Hershey Hug candy in the center of each cookie. I then let them cool completely on the pan before packaging them. These were so cute and tasty!
 Here are all the cookie favors in a glass bowl.
 Party Favors
 More party favor pictures....are ya getting hungry yet?! :)
 These paper laterns were puchased at Hobby Lobby and were hung above the candy table.
 My Mom created the custom banner on the wall. We started with a pre printed zebra banner that I bought at Target. She then added the embellishemnt to it. The banner has a crown on each end for my princess and then spells out Katie Scarlett. There is a Yorkie with a '1' in the center of the banner. Isn't this so cute?! I love it!
 The Cake Corner
 This wooden sign was created by my Daddy, Mom, and me. Daddy cut the party hat out using wood and sanded it. Mom then painted it pink and hand painted the zebra stripes. Last, I hot glued on the pink fur trim and added the vinyl embellishment to the center.
 I plan on hanging this in her doggy condo for the year. It's so cute!
 I jazzed up this dressform with tulle, ribbon, fur trim, and jewelry.
 The cake table! This cake was for the human guests at the party.
 I made the cake myself. This is my very first 'topsy turvy' cake. The cake has slanted, uneven layers that resemble the topsy turvy cakes you would see in the 'Alice In Wonderland' movie. I used the Fat Daddio's 'Mad Dadder' cake pans to bake the cake. You can find those cake pans HERE. The tiers are 6, 8, and 10 inch. I supported the tiers with fat boba straws and a wooden dowel going down the center. I created homemade buttercream icing and colored it to suit my needs. I frosted each tier myself. Then my Mom helped me with the piping work on the cake. I was very pleased with our first cake attempt. I am sure I have lots to learn, but I can tell you now...I've picked up another hobby! LOL!
 The 'K' and 'S' cake toppers were purchased at Hobby Lobby.
 Didn't Mom do a fabulous job of piping the zebra print?! I think it made the cake! I don't know what I would do without my Mom! She is amazing!
 Up close...still need to work on my icing technique, but it was yummy!
 I bought this pink cake server at Hobby Lobby as well. Mom tied a zebra print bow on it for me.
 We added matching window coverings for the big day too.
 Here is another view of the ceiling.
 The table...
 I bought this candelabra in the party section at Hobby Lobby. I added pink taper candles to it.
 I created the table confetti myself out of paper and bling.
 All of the partyware is from Party City.
 More of the table...
 We used black tulle to tie a black bow around each of my Parson's chairs.
 More of the ceiling. I used pink/black/zebra print crepe paper.
 I bought this chandelier in the party section at Hobby Lobby.
 Another view of the party room...
 Here is a little grouping of items my Mom has made for Katie Scarlett's doggy condo...an ice block night light, a treat jar for dental bones, personalized subway artwork, and a post it note holder.
 Mom made this sign to hang outside on our lampost.
 We laminated this one to protect it from the weather.
 Just love the little zebra!
 We added balloons to the light past as well.
 Me and the birthday girl!
 We had such a wonderful time!
 I sure do love my Yorkie! She is the biggest blessing in my life!
 I made her outfit myself. I mixed a pantsuit and a tutu for this one.
Here is the outfit after I finished it...
Me and the birthday girl by her cake...
 My Happy Family...Brandon, Katie Scarlett, and Me
 I love these two! They mean the world to me!
 Here is Katie Scarlett's custom made pupcake for the party. I had this custom made just for her from The Gourmet Doggy shop on Etsy. It is made with all organic, dog friendly ingredients. I added the cake topper myself.
 They made the top zebra print and put pink 'icing' on the side! It was perfect!
 "Mom, I want to sit here!"
 "Ah, that's better! Now I can see all the action!"
 "Growing into such a pretty little lady!"
 Me, Mom, and KS
 Best Buds For Life!
 My parents; Ronald and Carol
 Katie Scarlett loves her grandparents!!!
 Here are our sweet neighbors...Jake, Kara, and Amon.
 We all had a blast!
 Katie Scarlett digging into her pupcake....
 She loved it!
 "Yum! Mom, this is so good! I shall lick all the icing off first!"
 "Yea, hold it for me...that's better! Yum, Yum, Yummy!"
 Next, Katie Scarlett helped me 'cut' the cake slices for our guests!
 We have so much fun!
 After the party, I had one tuckered out pup! She had a blast though!
I hope my baby girl had the best birthday ever!!! Mommy loves you sweetheart!

And thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you all have a fabulous day!

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