Saturday, June 2, 2012

Baby Shower for Jude

Oh the joy of becoming an aunt for the very first time!!! I can't wait until the end of July when my sister, Jessie, finally has her baby boy! I took on the thrill of planning the shower (of course) and I think it went well. This was my very first attempt at making an invitation and it's also what made me fall in love with the process.

I drew the owls based on an owl I found online somewhere. I wanted to do a turquoise background so I used a glue runner to adhere the khaki card stock to the turquoise.



Kraft policy envelopes. I wrapped the address label around the side for some cute character.

Something I learned the hard way: These were 2 stamps/ea. I didn't know this until I got a few back "postage due" after sending them off...UGH. When I took them to the post office to find out what the dealio was she told me they couldn't put them in the reader with the address label wrapped and the twine closure.

And here are some pics from the party!

The cakes

The "it's a boy" banner I made that morning...procrastinator...and the food table.

The baby mama and me

Me, Jessie, my mom, and Brandye

Little Shane :)

Brandye and the boys

hope your weekend is fantastic :)


Birthday, Powered Parachute Ride, & Nail Stamping!

Happy Birthday to ME!

Today was my 26th birthday. Mixed feelings. We (Bryson and I) went to Dallas last night for his birthday present that kept getting rescheduled because of bad weather. 8:30 am we arrived at Future Flight for his *surprise* birthday gift...a flight on a powered parachute! He is obsessed with flying so this was perfect. While the instructor was setting up he asked if we'd like to split the flight (it was an hour flight but we could split it 30 min/person). So we did! Bryson went first...

Then it was my turn!

It was amazing!!! 1000ft up. Sooo much fun. If you get a chance to take a tour like one of it.

In other news, my mom got me a bunch of plates for nail stamping! I've never tried it before but it's pretty cool. She got me a giant thing of nail polish (it "requires" nail stamping nail polish), along with 17 plates, the stamper, and scraper. Really all you need is the stamper and plates. You could use regular nail polish and an old credit card for a scraper. Here's my first try:

You'll need your nails already painted and **DRY**

Paint the stamp you want to really don't need too much, just enough to cover the entire stamp.

Scrap the excess paint off the plate with the scraper.

Firmly press the stamper against the plate...I went right to left as evenly as possible. You'll see the art on the stamp.

Stamp the art onto your nail, just like when you transferred the art to the stamp. And then of course, TOP COAT! My fav is Seche Vite. Dries in like 10 min.

*You'll need to transfer from the plate to the stamper to the nail quickly because the polish dries pretty fast.

Here's another one I did:


Good way to start my 26th year :)