Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ugly Christmas Party

Dave and I had our Ugly Christmas Sweater Party on December 15. We even had a DJ in the garage and a DIY photobooth (black sheet, tripod, and automatic timer on my camera) WITH photo props in my Craft Room. It was a lot of fun! I felt like all my Christmas decorations didn't have to go to waste since we had a lot of people over.

There were like over 500 pictures  from our DIY photobooth. I had to edit a lot of them out. Here are some of them... all our props came from Dollar Tree, 99 Cent Only Stores, Thrift Stores, and our costume box.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

First Letterpress Card

In November we celebrated Sally and Wendy's birthdays. It was a relaxing night with my friends and our loved ones. We talked, we laughed and we just had a good time. The older we get, we're doing less party like things and doing more adult like things. Me likey!

I opened up my Letter Press Starter Kit for the first time ever. If you guys remember, this was one of the gifts that Dave won me over with two Christmases ago. I was actually first introduced to letter pressing by Helen in 2011 when she made her own wedding invitations. We always talked about it but I never got around to actually playing with it. I'm glad I finally did though. If you already have a Cuttlebug or a Sizzix Big Shot, the Epic 6 is really necessary. We asked the lady at Hobby Lobby before we bought it and she said a Cuttlebug would work just fine and it did!

Pros - definitely creates beautiful elegant cards.

Cons - 1. WAY too messy. 2. There aren't enough premade letterpress plates. Custom ones are possible but it's a bit expensive.

I made this card for Wendy for her birthday. I wanted to create my first Letterpress card on my best girl!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Coral Tone Birthday Card

OMG I have abandoned my blog for SO LONG! I just realized that my last post was my “passing-out-at-the-gym” incident. Don’t worry I am FINE! Although I haven’t been back to the gym since! BUT here comes the excuses of why I’ve been MIA! I’ve been VERY busy with work and will continue to be! School ended 2nd week of December but I was been busy decorating the house for Christmas. I decorated every nook and cranny of the house (well minus our bedroom and my craft room). Dave and I had our Ugly Christmas Sweater party on the Dec 15th and we were SUPER busy getting the house read for the party. The party was the blast – pictures to follow (in another post)!

 I was on vacation from Dec 15th - Dec 25th. Dave went to Texas with his family. The 3 days that Dave was gone, I spent a lot of my time with the bestie Wendy. She’s on break from school so she was keeping occupied while Dave was away. We ate a lot and shopped a lot. We visited our friend Thao who lives about an hour away from us. It was a nice cold rainy day spent inside Thao’s beautiful condo. Thao fed us nonstop as we sipped on wine and talked nonstop and it was one of the best days ever! The next day, I introduced Wendy to Hobby Lobby and she’s in love just like I was after my first visit! When Dave came home, we spent the whole day doing nothing and just spent the day together! I haven’t been apart from him this long, only his usual weekend Vegas trips with the boys.

The weekend before Christmas, we went to Santa Barbara to spend Christmas with his family. We saw his niece in the Nutcracker. It was beautiful! I had never seen a ballet before. One of the days we were there, everyone was at the house and coming from a small family, I was a bit overwhelmed with so many kids and adults! I have been making a lot of things and cards and took pictures of it. I just haven’t felt like writing the blog posts that goes with the pictures. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things and I’ll try to post more things.

I'm writing this blog post from a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf coffee shop. I feel kind of cool and lame at the same time. lol I'm sitting by a window with the my laptop screen to the street. So I feel like strangers are walking by are starring at my screen. Although, I'm sure people have better things to do.

I wanted to share this card with you all. It's a birthday card that I made for Sally. Simple but I love it. I'm loving coral/peaches lately. In cards, in clothes, in accessories. Almost everything I pick up.

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