Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween, Wedding and Baby Shower crafting...

Hi there!  I've had this draft done for a week or so and forgot to post it.  DOH!  You can tell I'm a little distracted with life.  I have been a busy mom, helping to prepare for this upcoming wedding.  I have managed to find some time for crafting too though.  Woman does not live by wedding planning alone!!  :o)

I found this little note holder at Michael's in the dollar section a while back and I thought it would be a nice little gifty if it was covered in a cute scrapping paper so I picked up two of them.

The first one I did was the plaid one but it was a cardstock from Joann's and it split on the creases.  I went ahead and finished it anyway since I had the paper cut but it's not really nice enough to give away as a gifty.  I used a thinner paper for the second one and it worked great.  I used a stamp set from Stampin' Up! and a couple of punches to make the scallop circles. 

I had some down time in wedding preparations so I got my lace bin out and though I would see what it takes to make a garter for the garter toss.  I had plenty but my lace collection is old stuff from crafting, some from my grandma and leftover from various projects over the years.

I also have a collection of items I have purchased at estate sales and have "yet" to use.  But I found some pretty lace and thought I just needed a ribbon and the right sized elastic so off to Joann's I went.

That's when I found this.......for $2.97 a yard!!!!  Already sewn together and for the prices, woohoo, I can add one seam and a bow and be done!

Actually, I added a Detroit lion to it too.  Dave, the soon-to-be SIL loves anything Detroit because his dad is from there in his youth.  I thought it would be a good way to add "something blue" to Ashley.  I had enough to make her a garter to keep for her wedding night too.  Woo woo!

Then, I just wanted to share this picture my daughter Kelley made for her friend Brenda who is expecting a little boy in November.  We went to her shower a few weeks ago so I grabbed a picture while I could.  Kelley used scrapbook paper for the sail and I believe it is done in watercolor.  The little "sweet dreams" piece is a scrapbook decorator element.  It came out pretty cute and Brenda loved it!

Tonight me and my bride-to-be will be off to get our dresses altered for the wedding.  Only a few more weeks and then life will be back to normal.....or at least back to "Liz normal", which is anything but normal.  :o)