Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Bag Place Settings

Hi, friends!
Today I have a simple project for your Easter brunch table. These bitty bags can double as a place card setting as well as a favor bag. I used the Whisker Graphics kraft  Little Bitty Bags as a base and embellished them with Melissa Frances Easter Die Cuts. I added a few enamel dots to the bags and printed out names for the place settings. 

                                                      Fill with jelly beans and chocolate bunnies! :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Brocant Bag Is On SALE!

Melissa Frances has a  great deal to share with you today.  The beautiful Melissa Frances Brocant Shopping bag is currently on SALE 50% off!  Regularly $60, they are currently available for only $30!

Our Brocante bag is soft, roomy, stylish and oh so feminine. With its adjustable strap it can be worn cross-body or over the shoulder for maximum versatility. While the bag can be left exactly as is, the solid colors allow for creatively minded purchasers to alter and embellish it easily. The bag is made of 100% cotton and has a zipper closure. It can be used as a purse or school bag, to tote scrapbook supplies, as a diaper bag or would even work wonderfully as a summer beach bag! The bag measures 20" x 17".
To order retail on-line, click HERE.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sunshine Goodie Bag

Hello, Sunshine!
Once in a while someone you know may need a bit of cheering up. I love to surprise a friend that's sick or maybe feeling a little down with a bright and cheery gift to lift their spirits. These goodie bags from Whisker Graphics fit the bill perfectly with their bright and happy colors and designs. 

I attached a diagonal stripe bitty bag on top of a polka dot middy bag and embellished with buttons, embossed die-cut, ribbon and aqua Divine Twine

A unique way to attach a little note to the recipient is to cut a tag pennant style, place a  bird silhouette sticker to it and tie to a paper straw using aqua bakers twine.

  I used a plain white cup and cut a  blue diagonal stripe bitty bag in half and wrapped it around the cup. I then attached the bird silhouette pennant to the straw using aqua divine twine.
                Fill your treat cup and goodie bag with fun items your recipient loves! It's sure to bring a smile to their face. :)
                                                        Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hello, Cupcake!

Are you as in love with The Sweet Life collection as much as I am?  This vintage cupcake image was begging to be put on a party hat and I happily obliged. 

I used the pink stripe pattern paper from the Sweet Life collection and made it into a cone shaped hat. I then attached pink tissue paper garland around the bottom of the hat. A bit of white netting, a feather plume and a pink organza flower embellish the top of the hat. I then attached a vintage cupcake journal card and few pretty glass buttons and pearls
I think this yummy pink hat is ready for a party! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Birthday Banner


Today I have a fun project using several awesome elements from Whisker Graphics. My handsome, hilarious, smart and creative husband's birthday is coming up and I wanted to make a decoration that also doubled as a gift for him.  I decided to make a birthday banner using Little Bitty Bags because they are the perfect size to tuck in gift cards to his favorite places. Inside each Bitty Bag, there are tags that my daughter and I wrote what we love about him and a few of our favorite memories together. My little girl also drew some cute pictures of Daddy on the tags as well. :-)

I then embellished the tags using Petite Stickys and tied a few different colors of  Divine Twine through each tag.

This is a pretty quick and simple project and I love that it serves as a decoration, present and card all rolled into one. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine Goodie Bags

I'm thrilled to share that I am now a part of the amazing Whisker Graphics Design Team! So excited to be among such talented ladies and designing for such an amazing company. Woohoo! 
With Valentine's just a few short days away, I thought I'd share with you a couple goodie bags I made using these ADORABLE bags and bakers twine from Whisker Graphics
These little treat bags are darling just on their own or you can dress them up a bit like I did. 

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Valentine's day!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

CHA Winter - Collection #2: Glamour & Grunge

From the Melissa Frances Blog-   " The collection Glamour & Grunge is about a bouquet of yellow roses, freshly ironed linen, ivory brocades and laces on burlap table runners, cappuccino with cinnamon and warm whipped milk, with golden stains of coffee on some parchment papers, it's about faded rose blossoms and textured papers, ink  bottles and pearls turned yellow, treasury boxes with kitschy gems and  cut-outs from old newspapers with news long forgotten. Objects with souls whisper and are witnesses of times gone by. When crafting with Glamour & Grunge, these designs share your passion and have moments of joy -- so love, and tell it with your most wonderful crafts!"
This collection comes with matching tags, treat bags, washi stickers and mini album.
Here is a beautiful layout that my friend and creative director for Melissa Frances,  Carolyn Peeler, designed using photos I took of my sweet daughter, Averi. 

Here is more of the line in action. Isn't it just stunning?!

If you will be at CHA, come by to see this gorgeous collection in person at booth #1220. 
Have a wonderful day!