Friday, August 26, 2011

Looking to start a CP Crop every 2-3 months. Anyone interested? I will start looking into locations once I get some numbers of interested ladies. I hope to keep it around $25/crop.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Breakfast Bridal Shower

My mom and I hosted a bridal shower for my aunt recently and I was in charge of theme and decor. I chose Bed, Bath & Beyond, pampering the Bride. The Bride and Groom have 6 kids between them and all they really need is time alone together.

We chose a breakfast shower on a Sunday morning (10-12). The timing worked perfectly.  The food was prepared my my mother, one of my aunts and one of my uncles. The food was so delicious and beautiful I might add. I got my inspiration for the food online and the cooks took it from there making each dish their own.

I wanted everything on white dishes, white tablecloths, white decorations with a hint of the wedding colours which were pink and blue. I didn't do as much paper decor as I had planned due to bad time management on my part, but I think it all worked out fine. Here as some pictures to enjoy.

These were made with 5" styrofoam balls, a wooden dowel, flowers, straight pins and some ribbon.
Oh and of course, mason jars and sand. Simple and beautiful.

Tissue paper pom poms. Gotta love them!

These were paper lanterns that I had at the store for my window displays along with some satin ribbon. It gave an elegant touch to the yard and was beautiful with the wind blowing through.

I used one of my mixed media pieces here. How fitting!

Never underestimate tissue paper! It was a great filler for the vases.

Working on Elgin's Crop 2011. Have you registered?

I will post a list shortly of our numbers and registered vendors. If you are interested in teaching a class or doing a demo, please contact me.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Out with the Old, In with the New!

Hello everyone, happy long weekend to you all! This is Designer Brenna sharing a layout that I created with Scraps ONLY! I am excited to see what new CHA products and new releases will be coming to Scraptease shortly and really wanted to clear out a lot of my old product. I have piles of beautiful scraps hanging around and packages of letters with only about 5 or 6 letters that certainly don't work together to spell anything comprehensive! Throw in a couple of random brads, some ribbon ends and you may end up with a fabulous and frugal page!
Quick tip: I used the packaging from my Tim Holtz Grungeboard to create stencils for my arrows. You could use mist or sponging, paint...anything you want but I went with a simple marker to accentuate this page's theme: Up!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend!