Thursday, December 22, 2011

canvas fun!

you may have heard of christy tomlinson well she is a mixed media artist, and she makes some amazing art! taking some inspiration from her "she art" i have made 2 of my own. one for me of a preggers she for myself when i was pregnant this last time and this one i made for a friend of mine who has a baby belly right now.
so i think it turned out pretty cute...

Friday, December 16, 2011

christmas card pictures

hey how was your thanksgiving? since i have not posted since then? hope it was great and filled with lots of family and food!

ours was good, we got the kids all dressed in some festive clothes and tried to take some pictures for our Christmas card this year. if you have kids you know how that is! i can take anyone's pictures except my own kids, 1. i'm mommy they don't listen to me much anyways so when i say look at me it's no different, lol! 2.there are 5 of them, so eye contact and smiles all at the same time ha! well after about 15 minutes or so, and like 80 shots or so, i said okay we are done mommy will just ahve to do do some eye opening or head swapping in photoshop.

i didn't get to work on our pictures or cards until this past week...too many client work! good problem to have! after working on it here it is...

i used the awesome digital kit from jessica sprauge's site and designed by my MOST favorite scrapbooker the amazing heidi swapp

here is the link to the kit and to heidi's blog

maybe later i will post some outtakes...funny stuff!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

free thankful printable banner...

here is a free printable banner for thanksgiving or any other time you want to put it out and remember to be thankful!
just save it, print it, cut it out and put it on some bakers twine or ribbon! then hang it up on thursday, and if you want to get a little more crafty, add some glitter or ruffled crepe paper, maybe even some burlap flowers!
hope you enjoy your thanksgiving with your family and remember to be thankful!

subway art...

something i have been playing with, and this is my 1st one

Saturday, November 5, 2011

lucy's paper doll party part 2

so lucy's party went well and she had a totally fun time! her party had a ton of diy stuff i did. i thought paper dolls would be a hard theme to get stuff to match but i ended up with quite a few things to really make it personal and special!

i wanted a vintage feel to the paper doll party, so i searched paper dolls online and found a cute one that i think was from the 50's. i save the picture of it and then in photoshop erased the dolls head and turned it into my daughter lucy! i LOVE how it came out. so the invites, pin the sweater on lucy doll, and the favor were all made from that paper doll. for the favor though i made each of the little girl guests her own paper doll. so i put their heads on the doll, printed them on magnetic paper cut them out and bought vintage serving trays from the thrift stores to put the magnet paper dolls on. the girls liked them, but i think the moms played with them more than the daughters!

i also bought the snap bracelets from my childhood, they were not so pretty though, so i made covers and flowers for them...and we had some slinkies, old fashioned candies, and i also found little doll necklaces at forever 21. so i covered their packaging with some paper and wrote out each girls name like lucy you're a doll on it. i made wreath for the front door of the party location,i love how it looked! wrapped seam binding ribbon around it some tulle and put a cut out of the paper doll i used through out the party.

oh my goodness, there is a lot i did for this party, but what else is new, haha. i also had drawn, cut out and painted a paper doll dress and bow for the girls to hold in front of them for a picture, i made some cute party noisemakers with some icky looking ones from walmart, transformed into cute girly ones, so easy and cheap! made the garlands from cut out paperdolls printed from the internet and doilies., also used the same paper doll dresses for the cupcake picks.

all i all it was a good party! if anyone has any questions on how to do any of the stuff leave a comment and i can try my best at a tutorial!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Lucy's paper doll party
part 1......

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


catching up on some blogging...i took my oldest daughter out for a princess session for her 3 year old pictures, and these are my faves!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

more wedding details...

so the bride was not a big fan of real flowers, so this was our alternative...fabric flower bouquets. they were beautiful plus they last forever! i lost track of how many hours it took to make 4 bridesmaids bouquets, a flower girl mini one, a toss and the brides...along with the boutineer's and mothers corsages, but the bride LOVED it all and that's what matters!

Monday, September 26, 2011

wedding details

i just did all the decor, bouquets, and little details for a huge wedding. fun, hard, lovely work!!! here is the cake topper i made for the cute couple...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011


got this fabric at joanns...fell in LOVE majorly with it bought 3 yards or so...had my mom make the two older girls skirts and my new one a dress and bonnet

Thursday, January 27, 2011

best baby food ever!

so i have posted about the best baby toy ever but now i am sharing the best baby food ever!

none of my kids ever really cared much for baby food, and i think it's awesome if you can make your own, but i have neither the time nor patients to do so. and i found this baby food while i was in manhattan in september...and my youngest lucy LOVED it! she previously wanted nothing to do with baby food...but this was it, she wanted to eat it and eat it and eat some more!

finally 4 months later we have it here in florida, and even thigh she is 1 now and too big for stage 1 baby foods...its is a great snack in the afternoon for her! not to mention the packaging is genius! you don't need a dish or a spoon, just plop it in a cup of hot water if you want it warm (not necessary, my daughter loves it right out of the cupboard) so easy so good LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

more party pictures...

i have been insanely busy since lucy's 1st birthday,(not that 4 kids, photography, and being preggers with our 5th has anything to do with that!)and i did post some pictures from her fair in paris but i wanted to add some more.

there were so many diy projects for this party and i would love to share if there is any interest just let me know.