Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My abandoned blog

Hello and welcome back!  I got a little lazy over the holidays, and a little first trimester-y, then just plain out of blogging habit, so my little corner of the world wide web was altogether abandoned.  But not forgotten!  I decided to bring it back to life (again) and be a SUPER BLOGGER until everything that I wish to share with the world is permanently etched in url.  So get ready for overkill.

To kick it off, I thought I'd share a couple of pics from a baby shower for my dear friend Kristin.

I wanted to fancy-up the cupcakes for the shower and found this great FREE cupcake liner template on Skip to My Lou.  Then I just used a stamp, circle punch, and lollipop sticks for the flair.  And although for some reason hardly anyone ate them, I was secretly thrilled to have LOTS of leftovers for the girls and myself :)

My girl Martha helped me out with some cheap and easy decorations....Tissue Paper Pom Poms.  Awesome.  And the link includes an easy step by step tutorial, so I will save some steam and pass on repeating, just click and learn!  The only thing I did differently was that I simply used leftover twist-ties rather than "floral wire".  Who besides Martha Stewart has floral wire sitting around?

I also made some fun gifts for the new baby....freezer paper onesies (more on that later) and this little piece of nursery art inspired by the incredibly talented Ashley of Lil Blue Boo.  It is a mixed media hodge podge of fabric, acrylic paint, paper, painted paper, marker, cardboard, and one of my FAVORITE products- Mod Podge.  The little monkey and owls were giving me trouble so I ended up drawing them on paper, painting over the drawing, cutting them out and mod-podging them to the canvas.  I love how it turned out!

It's good to be back!  Letters of the week coming soon.....

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