Friday, January 27, 2012

Hugs & Kisses

This year I have decided I want to decorate for each holiday, big or small, but I don't want to buy manufactured items or spend a lot of money. My first holiday is Valentines Day. I bought these letters at Joanne's on sale, scrapbook paper and used some leftover modge podge to create.....
these X and O decorations. I am picking up the perfect dresser this weekend that I plan on repainting and using in my living room. This is where I will be displaying all my holiday craft decor. Pictures of the furniture, wall display and holiday displays coming in the near future!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Baby Cakes

I first saw these adorable Baby Cakes when a friend of mine made them and then found them on pinterest with instructions. Basically, you just take a receiving blanket, onesie or burp cloth and fold it into a strip and then roll. Put it into a coffee filter and hold in place with a rubber band. Cover rubber band with a ribbon.

These are for the newly expecting mom's in my MOPS group, so I made them all gender neutral, as no one would know the sex of their baby so early on. I originally made them just like this picture,
but then decided that they needed something more. So I went ahead and made cupcake toppers for them. I put mine in a cupcake/muffin pan, but if I was throwing a baby shower, I would arrange them on a treat stand and then display them on the desert table.
An up-close picture of the cupcake topper.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Animal Theme

This little kitty card is paws-atively precious. With the floral background it reminds me of a Victorian style card.
This little pig is sitting on brown "mud" paper with a blue sky. He has wiggly eyes and a stamp inside that says Hogs & Kisses.

Turtley Awesome. Cute turtle on a southwest style paper.
What a cute little ladybug. She is two layers and resting on some embossed leaves and flowers with wiggle eyes.
Jellyfish swimming in blue water with bubbles.
This squirrel would be great as a Fall card or for a man.
I love how elegant this little deer appears. He and his little butterfly are Besties Always.