Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rustic Wedding

 This venue is just a little bit amazing!!!  I loved the rustic yet charming feel of this place Its truly a little jewel inside of Lindon Utah.  
I was  hired late in the game  I had only three weeks to get this wedding together but boy did it come together.  First I loved the idea of bring in fun furniture where guys could hang out or take photos with the Polaroid camera.  I hung my darling vintage windows from a burlap and ribbon wrapped 2x4  (thanks honey)  and placed my old getting ready to reupholster chair in front with an old step stool and the little ring bearers chest on the step.
The bride was having a small wedding so the gift table was small and sweet with another turquoise trunk for the cards.  maybe at the end of the post there will be a free printable surprise for you. 

 Next I had to create a cheese cake table.  The bride wanted cheese instead of cake!  I love doing a whole cake or pie table instead of one single cake its rustic and not to mention extra tasty with all the choices you have!  My doors keep get more and more rustic as the years go by LOL  but come on there is no way you can recreate those vintage knobs and colors.  I used my tree stumps and little jars of succulents to soften the edges and reused the flowers that were on the chairs in the chapel tucked around the edges. 

 Between the two of use we had 13 lanturns and boy did we use them.  I loved that by placing them on the floor it added so much color and light to higligt all the lager pieces. 
 The sweetheart table was so pretty I wish you could see it in person!  we took the swag off the mantel in the chapel and add photos of the bride and groom when they were babies and now,  adorable.  we used more jars of succulents and her bouquet to add the color. 

 I love it when the florist will leave some of there extra flowers that we can use in places that need extra love.  and my favorite look is a just picked from my garden look.  where I just grab a few extras and pop them in a vase  kind of a messy casual look.  Thanks Audrey!!
And speaking of Audrey who was the florist,  Amazing!  I love when a client I can dream up and idea and the florist says sure I can do that!  I mean who puts driftwood and succulents together and tells the florist to make it work?  But she did and it looked amazing  I mean look at that chapel with eucalyptus and roses (I know 80's)  but it looked soooooo modern and smelled like heaven!

 One of my favorite things to do is food table centerpieces.  The food was so delicious I mean melt in your mouth I'm not suppose to sneak this but I can't help it delicious!  B you are supper woman in the kitchen!
 Always Always Always have a killer entry way.  It sets the tone it gets the guest excited it welcomes everybody in.  I love all my vintage and a few new (Ikea)  finds that were just perfect to hold the flowers and back yard finds wrapped in paper at the entry doors.

 Thank sweet Emily for letting me  help make your wedding dreams come true in just three weeks:)

ok freebie time.  I'm letting you print my "cards" letters you can thank Emily later for let me share this with you.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Sweet Punkin baby shower. and printable

Having a baby around a Holliday is not all that fun.  Take it from me I had two kids a week before Christmas!!  This little baby girl shower was not going to be black and orange just because her birthday was around Halloween.  Instead I used the pumpkin idea and softened up the colors a bit.  Pink and gold anyone? 

If you can believe it I bought the cutest pumpkins to get ready for this shower and they were all stolen off my porch WHAT!  I know I was so upset.  But alas I broke out the card and bought a few more.  I'm not letting my kids carve them so I get my moneys worth out of them till November!! 
 Going to a second pumpkin patch might have been a blessing because it introduced me too pink pumpkins   can you believe it?  Just the cutest things ever!  
 I don't have a wall to display my banners so I hang them from a dowel and put them in large gars filled with rice so it doesn't fall over.  I love how it's just the center piece of the food table  AKA my island.  
 Always always, always, have cute framed or in my case on a gold clip board, art work.  I like have the theme and using it every where. One printable and you can make tags sings door hangers picks  banners.  Its well worth the investment of someone designing you a cute  graphic.  and yes I did spray paint those dollar store pumpkins pink.

 These were my inspiration and I have loved having them out for fall and dressing them up for Halloween.  Can you spy another bottle holding yet another banner behind my couch. 
  I love Project life cards  I use them every were  just propped up they are adorable
 Ok so here is were I got lazy I hated taking down some of my black Halloween stuff so I let this bewitched banner and just added a pink and gold ribbon banner over it.  There is only so much I can do in a day. LOL
 again my graphic and a project life card  hello no brainer!!
I love hanging just a few lanterns from my railing above the guest and a little peek of my repurposed banner that said "things your little pumkin might say"   Screech eek and boo!
here is my printable for you if you ever need a cute little pumkin baby shower!  Your welcome.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sweet glitzy Hallween deco pumpkin style studio 5

Come on who doesn't want to have sweet little jeweled up pumpkins sitting on their coffee table?  Ok not my four boys who asked if they could add blood dripping off them.   This project is not for everybody it does stray a bit from the traditional and that's why I love it I suppose. 

 Do you have a glue gun?  if you do then you are golden that's all you need plus  a few craft supplies to make this magic happen..  First to make the tutu  I laid a ribbon down of my gluing surface and just gathered up a few yards of that cheep tulle you can find on a spool.  make sure you have enough ribbon to go around your pumpkin to tie it all on! 
 This pumpkin was the cutest and the easiest by far.  I bought some rind stone ribbon and just glued it down each little indention of the pumpkin.  I glued at the top middle and bottom tied a bow on the top and finished with a    boo sticker  took about 10 min!!!  its for my cute little "punkin" baby shower.
 Printables there are a million and one on the web.  But all you need to dress them up is a fun edge.  You can use anything crate paper tinsel yarn glitter a row of rind stones, ribbons, ruffled fabric coffee filters basically anything that you have and fits your style and color scheme 

Vinal all decked out in rind stones on my gallery wall  sorry family portrait! 
 last but not least take those fun party cones and turn them upside down for a fun cute witches hat  I think the fun upgrade from last year is the word banners I'm putting on everything.  I'm so in love with the fun words and phrases. 
here are links to my free printables  make sure you add a bit of your own something to make it special

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sweeten up your Halloween decorations and free Printable

Sweeten up your Halloween decorations and I don't mean with a  milky way bar!!  This year I wanted my Halloween deco to be really whimsical and sweet.  Hello I have 4 boys who love blood guts and zombies but for my piano room where I teach singing lessons and living room I wanted a little bit more glam and less gore, (the boys can have that in the basement). 

The first of a few projects I'm going to show you this month is my cute flags.  You can stick them in a bottle or a plant any where you need height and sparkle. 

First I started with printing off words on my computer.  I use 11x17 sheets of card stock.  If your printer wont print this size Fed Ex will do it for you for about a dollar. 

then its all about the layers I love to use book paper and eyelash yarn as the way to frame the edges.  I like  A LOT of layers as you all know.  LOL   I start by inking the white paper with chalk then cut the edges in a dove tail.

 I love my German glass glitter and yes it is expensive but I had to use it on this project because it just makes this whimsical Halloween decoration more magical.  And now to layering.  Mount your word strip on a piece of patterned paper,  hot glue the book paper onto the back and then hot glue the eyelash yarn onto the front edge.  I like using hot glue because I'm impatient and I can have my project done in just a few min instead of waiting for each layer to dry. 

 On this little word strip below I used it as a flag on a cone that I will hang on my dresser in my piano room.  I only used the glitter to outline the words.  I always use white glue with glitter not the hot glue as I do with the rest of my layers. 


 here is the printable for  my words I saved them as and 11x17 but you can resize them in your programs or just send them to fed ex to be printed in a larger size.  Happy Decorating Sweet style
here is the link to my dropbox for a free copy of these fun Halloween words