Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday Extreme Domestication!

Wow, I can't believe the first year of blogging has gone by! Thanks to all the loyal followers out there. Hopefully this year brings you many hours of crafting and fun!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Boy Birthday Cards

Spring means several birthday parties. I am always short boy cards, so here are a few I whipped up today. I used the Cricut Plantin Schoolbook and Home Decor cartridges for the shapes you see.

Bee card: black card stock, brown netting sheet, Cricut for the bee, and white card stock with printed "happy birthday." Green card stock, gingham ribbon, and Cricut for the circles, parentheses and scallop.
Brown, yellow, light green, and darkk green card stock, green netting sheet, Cricut for the arrows, orange brads.
Blue sparkle sticker cardstock (I freehand cut the tie), white out pen for the smiley, ribbon scraps, strapler to attach the ribbon.
Green patterned, orange, and black speckled card stock, Cricut for the oval, eyes and the attenas consist of a dash and circles.

Gray speckled card stock, Cricut for the city scape, white card stock with printed "Happy Birthday."

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sparkle Dazzle Boutique

This new boutique next to my daughter's dance studio in Mesa, AZ is awesome! I have been looking for a place closer to my house that is comparable to Body Language. This boutique has adorable dancewear, clothes, and jeans and purses and jewelry for us moms. Prices are okay. They also host parties for your little princess. Such a great store if you want your girl to stand out.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Easter Table Display

Love Easter! I love the candy and all the bright cheerful colors. It is a time of family, going to church, doing egg hunts, and eating a big family meal.

This table display is a warm welcome to your home. Most of the items are ones that I already had and everything else I purchased at the Dollar Tree.

Your list: feather boa, large basket for center, large bunny or chick to place in the basket, ribbon, various easter decor (I used old stuff and spruced them up with glitter), fake flowers, Easter grass, glass jars, candy, sparkly Easter picks ($ store), eggs, pastel fabric

I added topiaries I already own to break up the sea of pastel colors. Use books as risers to give your display dimension and different levels.

This is my "before"

Make your flower arrangement with floral foam. Stick the flowers and sparkly picks in randomly.

This is some minky pink fabric I had in my closet from my daughter's old nursery

Super old bunny I spruced him up by using pink glitter glue on his nose and ears
Another really old decoration. I used Elmer's glue and covered each letter with the cordinating color of glitter.

I added a felt egg to the basket behind the bunny (again from the $1 store) and a huge yellow bow to the basket.
You can sling the boa over a picture on the wall or lay it on the table.

The little chicks and bunnies are from Target years ago.

Use the glass jars as candy holders. I stuck a pick in them too.
This tree was from the $1 store and I bought 2 packages of egg ornaments too. The carved wooden ornaments are from Michael's

This is what the display looks like without the green topiaries. It still looks okay but I like the topiaries mixed in better. I think it gives it a more expensive look.

Happy Easter!

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