Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tie-Dyed: Peace, Love and Rock 'n Roll Guitars

Love it...just love it to pieces.

First time we've done tie-dyed looking stars 
with our guitars and I'm just crazy about it.

Fun Mom to work with and she had great ideas.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Feeling of Flying

Stacey and I took "the gang" roller skating for 
a birthday celebration for Ryan.

I'm of the age I had to think....mmmm...aren't you
gettin' a little old to be roller skating???

Obviously Stacey isn't.  Here she is with that
Feeling of Flying.  I captured this moment of her as she 
swung around a curve on the rink.

I remembered that feeling of flying.

That's why I put the skates on.

Uhhh...half way around on my first pass I was
on my butt. Jake slid by and said...Grandma,
you okay? I was.  I fell on my pride.

But I gotta tell you.....a few more passes around and
 I got the Feeling of Flyin' was worth it.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Foamcore layered PARTY NAMES in silver and white

White on silver or silver on white?

I like both combinations.

I think I like the white on silver best.

What I really like is that big swashy "N".

Each cut-out name we make seems to have
it's own personality.

"Nyree" is in a font called "Feel".
"Taylor" is in a font called "Honey Script Semi-Bold"

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Funky Shopping Fashion Girls for Party Centerpieces

I saw these funky little shopper girls at TJ MAXX.
They were made of metal and about 14" high and only $13.

I loved their attitude.

I didn't buy them but I cute 
they would be if they were about 24" or more and made
with foamcore and glitter....maybe even some real
fabric.  Yup...that's what I thought.

I'm keeping them in mind.

Here's a couple of ones we did that fall in that
"funky" fun category of fashion shopping girls.

Monday, December 7, 2009

PARTY IDEA: Snowy Faux Winter Walls

I'm always on the lookout for party ideas.

These snowy winter walls in J.Crew's window
in the Mall stopped me right in my tracks.
Look how big this wall is compared to the mannequins.
It was about 12 ft. high by about 16 ft wide.

What a simple and inexpensive idea for a 
big impact.

I can see snowflake placecards stuck in the
crevices. I can see party giveaways on the

Paper and a staple gun and a support frame
behind it...maybe wood...maybe just foamcore.

The side view shows just how easy it was.

These other walls were carved and painted 
styrofoam.  There were deeply carved and coated with special
foam coating that made it very hard to the touch. I had
to touch them and look at the wood frame on 
the back side. It was very "stage-scenery" like.
I could see chair lift tickets strung on
a big rope draped on it.

Such different materials for each one but such 
versatile ideas for hardly any material cost. 
They both certainly made me stop & look.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Creative Christmas Trees: Paris, Fish and Feathers

Here's the last of my favorites from 
the Festival of Trees.

I can make this flower.
I know I can.
It would make a great base
for a centerpiece....
especially with some lights.

I really liked this Paris tree.
It had everything you could think of that
reminded you of Paris.
If you didn't already "get it", the
words were spelled right out.

This feathery tree was snowy
and elegant.

But my favorite was this one.
I can stop thinking about how
they were made.
It really knocked me out.
I don't have a fish themed party
right now...but when I do....
watch out.