Sunday, May 22, 2011

Party Table

Ask anyone who knows me.  I often have my camera in my purse or within reach but I get so distracted that I forget to use it.

I am so bad at remembering to take photos of anything - especially before, during and after shots!

Last night we held a birthday party for my Mother-in-Law and since it rained here (in Vancouver) we had to rethink our outdoor dining plans and move it inside.

My dining table (with the small extension table) looked amazing and actually sat 11 people!

I meant to take a photo of the table laid out (before) but I got sidetracked with the guests.

So this "after" shot will have to do.

I bought a chocolate brown table cloth (my MIL's fave colour), rented Apple Green napkins (so cheap at the rental place!), rented some folding black chairs (thanks for the tip Shelley), and made some quick centre-pieces out of Granny Smith apples & votive candes!!

One of the guests graciously brought me this GORGEOUS floral centre piece and it went perfectly with my colour scheme.

Until Next Time!

My Guilty Pleasure...

I don't watch much reality TV but I do enjoy the Bachelor/Bachelorette series.

The next season starts tomorrow night - Monday May 23rd - with a new Bacheloreette (a finalist from the last Bachelor season).

I can't wait!!

I watch the show on PVR most times but when I get the chance to watch it live I follow along with the live blog and I like to join the fantasy pool on CTV.

There are some great prizes and if you haven't checked it out yet HERE is the link.

Until Next Time!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Have you got a Grad?

Do you have a student graduating this year?

I do and maybe that’s why I’ve noticed lots of fun projects to make for grad decorating, cards and gifts lately.

I'm posting some links below but if you find something "grad" that might be helpful to others please post a comment here (with the link) and we'll all check it out!

Check out these links for some fun papercrafting graduation ideas:

Graduation Card using scalloped square die

Graduation fun fold card

Graduation Mini Album

Graduation treat boxes

Here’s another fun fold version of the Grad Card

Graduation Money Card

Here’s a Pop Up Grad card tutorial and template.

Graduation Cap Box

Here’s a tutorial on how to make an origami Grad Cap money box.

This is an easy one if you have a Cricut and the Wild Card cartridge.

This one is a cute little grad cap pop up card.

Here’s a link to another blog with more fun Graduation Ideas.

How about some cute treat ideas!

Click HERE to see how these above pop treats are made!
 Click HERE to get the printable version for these picks above.

Photos from Pinterest.

Until Next Time!