Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wedding Gift Baskets

I just wanted to share a special project my dear friend Jody and I made for our dear friend Patti.  Patti's son is getting married this weekend and she wanted to have gift baskets in the hotel rooms for all the out of town guests. Since we live in South Florida, Patti wanted to stick with a beach theme. So of course, Jody and I offered our services!  Everything was purchased at the dollar store except for the picture frames which were purchased at Michaels. Included in these beach pails were 2 bottles of water, pretzels, cookies, candy, mints, sunscreen, SPF chapstick , hand sanitizer, Advil, Alka Seltzer, mini sewing kit, a local map/vacation planner, a local magazine, a picture frame with a photo of the bride and groom, an itinerary of events along with pertinent phone numbers and directions to the events.  Each pail was then shrink wrapped, tied with a bow and of course, a Cricut tag in the wedding colors was added to the pail.  The champagne glasses on the front of the tag are from "Stretch your Imagination". Each tag had a special note on the back thanking the guests for coming.  I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Recipe Book

I would like to give a shout out to Kathy over at Paper Phenomenon for all her fantastic designs and creations.  Kathy is an awesome artist and has so many wonderful projects to share.  If you have not been to her blog, you can visit her at  I promise you will not be disappointed! I would also like to thank Tuki @ Tuki's Place for converting all of Kathy's designs to DS files.  Without Tuki I would have never been able to complete the recipe album!

I have been in the recipe book mode lately and was looking for ideas when I came across Kathy's videos.  So after spending several hours watching her videos and taking notes, I attempted to create her Recipe Book! This book was so much fun to create and Kathy has so many helpful techniques. I also love how she makes regular items become interactive with pockets and such. My book is pretty much the same except for the paper.  I used DCWV Nana's Kitchen and the cover pages are from the "So Delish" series by The Paper Company. I purchased my charms from the Charm Barn and found the rolling pins on Amazon.  All my cuts were from the Cricut  "From My Kitchen" cartridge.  The border on the front of the book is a border I found and printed through SCAL.

Thanks for looking and remember to check out Kathy and Tuki's blog!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cinch Giveaway!

In honor of National Craft Month, Consumer Crafts is giving away a Cinch Prize Pack tomorrow morning!   The prize includes a Cinch binding machine, Cinch pliers,Cinch Wires and Core'dinations paper - everything you need to get started!

Just click on this link Consumer Crafts Facebook Page and click 'like", then leave a comment on the giveaway!  A winner will be chosen and announced tomorrow morning.  Good Luck!