Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sensational 16 Wrap Up

Good Morning Friends, Family, Followers and Fellow Crafters,

I am in the final stages of wrapping up my daughter's Sensational 16 Celebration.  Well, at least wrapping up the swag bags for her sleepover guests.  I was waiting on photos from their photo shoot.  The only thing left will be to make mini albums for myself and my daughter.  That could take forever but I hope to at least finish hers, this month.

Anyhoo... I've wanted to learn how to sew for 15 years now.  I finally gifted myself with a machine for Christmas.  I had some one on one help, when I presented my idea to a friend.  I thought pillows would make a nice favor for a sleepover.  I have A LOT to learn but for my first project, I did ok. Maybe the other 2 pillows will get done before this school year ends, lol!

Sleep Mask, Pillow, Candle, Photo Album

Nickname are what my daughter calls them

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Happy 16th Birthday!!!!!

Good Morning Friends, Family, Followers and Fellow Crafter,

December was busier than most!  My daughter's birthday is shortly after Christmas and this year, was the BIG 1-6.  I put a lot of detail into her dinner party which she and friends loved.  At the end of the weekend, I was exhausted...  heck, I'm still exhausted sitting at work right now.  It's all worth it though.  She had a great time and seemed to be appreciative of everything.  She even stayed up late with me 2 nights in a row, to help.

Here are some pics:

Full Invitation

VIP Pass for hotel guests

Chip Bag Party Favor (I had to use one that was left behind after the contents were emptied, which is why it's torn.)

Back of Chip bag

Transformed my living/dining room or as we call it, Multipurpose Room

Place Setting

Hershey Candy Bar (this was inside the chip bag)

Tees of cours
My professional photographer friend, stopped by the hotel to take pictures.  He sent these two and I am looking forward to the rest and completing a scrapbook for her.

Thanks for stopping by.  Coming this spring... My site is getting a makeover.. Stay Tuned!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Happy Holidays!!!!

Good Evening Family, Friends, Fellow Crafters & Followers,

I've been very busy in the Cafe.  Below are my 2017 Holiday projects.  Let me know what you think?

Sold in a set of 10

Sold in a set of 10

Sold in a set of 10
Sold in a set of 10

Sold in a set of 5
Sold in a set of 5

Ornaments for your tree. You can also pickup personalized name ornaments.

Emoji Love

M & Ms (won't melt the tree)

 Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

60th Birthday Celebration

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers and Fellow Crafters,

Last weekend we celebrated my dad's 60th Birthday.  It was a lot of last minute planning, since I'm the only one of his children, who lives in the area but we got it done.  Big thanks to my bestie and sister-in-law for all their help.

My dad is a simple man, only requesting a backyard bbq.  Fine by me, but I needed to add a few touches.  I decided to reach out to my siblings and the grands to come up with 60 reasons why we love and appreciate him.  The result was an 18x24 board which will hold a group photo, in the center.  I never give a party without favors.  I searched high and low and finally found the perfect match.  It's an 8oz plastic soda can.  I created the Pepsi label (dad's FAVORITE soda) and easily inserted it in.  Filled the can with tissue paper and reese cups.  They were a a big hit!  Of course I had to make dad a shirt.  Didn't get a good pic but I will the next time I go over.

Kids, In-Laws & Grands

I'm currently working on a 90th Birthday celebration but I'll be back next week with a mini.album.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Good Afternoon Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters!!!!!

Long time no post, eh? I haven't been able to craft since the first week of July, thanks to a pinched nerve, in my neck.  It's been an awful experience, with several trips to the doctor, various prescriptions and A LOT of sleepless nights. I sure did miss the use of my right arm and hand.  I am healing slowly but surely and was able to finish this birthday project with the help of my 15 year old, who I trained on the heat press, lol!!

I created a chip style bag invitation, using Silhouette Design Studio and placed the black t-shirt inside.  My client made my day as she and her daughter were thrilled with the results.

Be back real soon.  I really will because just before the pinched nerve, I had completed 3 mini albums.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Month of Mini Album - Week 4

Good Afternoon Family, Friends, Followers and Fellow Crafters,

The month of May is over and the celebrations in my life have calmed down.  My power cord for my Surface died so I didn't get a chance to post the last album for May.  This is my son's 6x6 Everyday Life Album.  The tutorial is from Paper Phenomenon.

Paper Used is Say Cheese I and II by Simple Stories.

Thanks for stopping by.  Next week, I will hopefully share the resized 6x6 to a 10x10 album.  My pictures were shipped today and I am hoping for some Sunday downtime.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Month of Mini Album - Week 3

Good Morning Family, Friends, Followers and Fellow Crafters,

Now that my birthday shenanigans are over, it's time for this week's post.  This tutorial is also from Paper Phenomenon.  It's the Everyday Life Small Album (6x6).  I have a trio of albums to share in this series.  First up is album for my daughter from our Florida vacation 2 years ago.  Although the album is completed, I am sharing it before the pictures were added.

The paper used was Say Cheese II by Simple Stories.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll see you next week with my son's version of the same album.