Monday, May 25, 2009

Your PURPLE is showing...

Head on over to my other blog - "It's Just Me...and my coffee..." to read about my "not so shabby", SHABBY friend and this beautiful LYDIA JAR she sent me. You can also read about this very special jar and the story behind it HERE.

I am sure you will see some beautiful altered art very soon, thanks to my generous friend! Thank you so much Lea! HUGS!

Fun mail...

Look what I found on my doorstep last week! Lee over at Lemons2Lemonade had an extra one of these and wanted to share the wealth! She asked that in order to be in the drawing, we'd need to ask her a question. For every question (up to 5) you asked, she'd enter your name that many times. My name was drawn!!
It's a really fun Journal Notebook with pages you can tear out to use on your layouts or projects. Can't wait to play with these! Thanks, Lee! You can find the original post HERE. The questions and answers are in the posts following that one.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

If you know me at all...

Some super easy photo or gift card holders I made with large binder clips and a quick graduation card I made using the Tassel Time set from SU. know I love all things hand-made. Well, just about all things... Anyway, here are some awesome etsy giveaways here at PaperCakes!! Go check them out!

Speaking of etsy...I will be getting some new and fun stuff in there really soon! It will be a mix of all sorts of things, but be ready!! =]

Have a great new week and in the mean time, think on this:

Ecclesiastes 3:11~~"He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Here birdie, birdie!

Ever since I made the theme "Bless Our Nest" for our ladies banquet, I've become obsessed with birds, nests, cool cages...anyway, I think I mentioned all this before.
So, I stumbled upon this blog when I googled some info on nests. Lots of fun and creative information and she's also got a giveaway going on. Go and check it out.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bless Our Nest...

Our ladies banquet theme this year was "Bless Our Nest". I've taken quite a liking to birds, cages, nests...
I thought I'd share some pictures of what I came up with and put together for centerpieces and such.

This cage was borrowed, I'd love to find one like it, but I added the nest, baneer, bird, ivy, etc.
This was the main centerpiece.

I had 4 of these - 2 green and 2 cream. The verse on the tags are Psalm 84:3

These were branches that had a little grapevine wreath nest on them and I added some plastic eggs, real feathers and little birdie.

This was the group of them. They looked great on the tables.

Here are some Edible Bird's Nests that we made. You just take chow mein noodles (the crispy, salad bar type) and pour melted chocolate on them. Mix or toss quickly and then carefully form them like nests on wax paper. Place jelly beans or chocolates to resemble eggs. Paste them on with peanut butter. Yum. We had one at every place setting in cellophane bags.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Thanks to Feeling Scrappy!

Just wanted to say "Thank you!" to Jayne and everybody else over at Feeling Scrappy. My name was drawn during their blog party and I won some beautiful rub-ons. LOVE me some rub-ons. I am looking forward to some play time real soon. I promise to share what I come up with!!
I also got another package on the same day, but I am not quite ready to post about it all just yet. I've included a picture, just to entice you to come back and read more about it. Hahaha!
I will say that this package has really helped me with a post over on my It's Just Me...and My Coffee blog. The person that sent this boat load of blessings is a friend that I've never met in person. She and I have discovered that we just might be Kindred Spirits!
Anyway, here is a peek. Come back soon to read all about it.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Fruits of the Spirit...

A very good friend of mine was attending a Ladies Tea and was in charge of decorating three tables. I was happy to be able to help her out with the favors. The first table was a fruit theme and she chose the verse from Galatians that speak on the fruits of the spirit. She provided the jar candles and this is what I came up with.

The little cards were placed on each plate.

Here is the table all set up!

Here are some cards I made for her Candy table. The theme was Sweet...verse from Proverbs.

I love the bright, cheery colors.

You don't have to spend a whole lot of money to make a table look nice. Add a personal touch to favors without spending a ton of money!