Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday!

Two weekends ago my mom and I got together to make some beautiful cards out of the most amazing butterfly/fairy paper I have ever seen! I was going to post it last weekend but I was busy with the tea party you will see below. Here is my mom, Ginger, displaying one of her beautiful creations.

And here is one of my favorite cards I made that day. It was a no-makeup day and we all need a break every now and then.

I made some wonderful blueberry crumb muffins and tea for us to enjoy while working on our creations. It was a really sweet time of creating together.

Here are 4 of the cards I made that day. I made several more and they are just as pretty!

I had so much fun making those cards with my mom and I hope we can get together to do that again soon.

Last weekend I invited Maggie, Lucie, and James to a butterfly fairy tea party. I guess the cards I made inspired me.
The theme for the tea table was butterflies, fairies, pink, purple, and glitter!!!

I love how the centerpiece turned out. It is so enchanting and romantic. I don't have the heart to take it down so to this day it is still in the center of my table because I am enjoying it so much. I may just leave the fairies there until Halloween.

I used ivory lace place mats, ivory rose point and pink dishes. I rolled the pink napkins up into roses like my mom taught me to do during our card making day. She always teaches me the greatest things! I poked a beautiful glittery butterfly into the napkin to look like they were hovering over the rose. So sweet! I made each person a party favor place card holder from a toilet paper tube, tissue, scrapbook paper and embellishments. They turned out so beautifully!

I made pink and purple butterfly sugar cookies . . .

and even a special plate of cookies for Mr. Stoops.

Here is the side table that held all of the goodies, including fairy fruit wands, fairy valley veggies and ranch dip, fairy sprite sandwiches, fruity fairy squares, and stained-glass butterfly cookies.

I was so happy about how everything turned out. It ended up being a beautiful, and delicious, presentation.

The girls enjoyed the fairy food . . .

and the tea . . . (isn't Maggie sweet)

and the fun fairy word games we played after our lunch!

I can't believe Maggie will be 11-years-old in December. She will be in the 5th grade this year and she is so excited about school!

Lucie is 7-years-old now and she will be in the 1st grade this year. They start school next week. Lucie had a good summer of learning how to read a lot better. I know her teacher will be impressed because I am sure not many of her classmates know how to read.

James is such a good dad and he is very proud of his girls. I am so excited for him to be a daddy again . . . the daddy of my little bundles of love. I hope that happens soon. I am so crazy about him!

The next day we decided to make fairy houses and we put them in my backyard for the fairies to live in.

That is a real mushroom growing in my rose garden next to this cute fairy house. Isn't it cool!

Maggie's fairy house was definitely the coolest!

She made a bed out of a match box and she made the headboard from pine cone bark. She made a chandelier out of a small pine cone and a little table and chair. It is so cool!

I want to thank Beverly for hosting another fun Pink Saturday. Please check out all of the great blogs there. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and you are able to discover your own fairy fun!

Blessings to you!

Love Tammy

Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday!

Happy Pink Saturday My Sweet Friends!

Iwanted to show you how my first paper flowers turned out. My mom, Ginger, inspired me to make some of these beautiful flowers from old book or dictionary pages. You could use old sheet music paper too!

This is the first flower I made. I just antiqued the edges of the petals with brown ink and I think it is very charming and simple. I love the sweet simple pearls in the center. I glued a small wooden clothespin clip to the back so it could be clipped to a gift bag or other item. This flower is clipped on to a gift bag of goodies I am going to give my mom.

This is the second flower I made and it is huge! There are 20 petals on this flower! At first she was just plain and then I added some pink glitter to the edges of the petals. I let that dry and I still wasn't happy with it so I sprayed it with pink glimmer mist and now she is a lovely rose shade. She will be fun to use to decorate with!

These next two flowers I made yesterday and I had so much fun with them. If you don't know how to make these flowers and you would like to make them, I will give you the instructions below. You should definitely try them. It is so much fun!

This is my favorite flower I have made so far. I love the magenta and pink hues and I love the sweet glass bead in the center of this flower. I wish you could see them in person!

Here are the instructions for how I made these beautiful paper flowers. First you will need: some old paper from a book, dictionary, music sheet; used dryer sheets; tissue paper; crepe paper; a sturdy piece of chipboard or cardboard; a pencil; scissors; 3-in-1 adhesive; glitter glue; glimmer mist; small clothespins; scrapbook paper; redline tape; pearls and other beads.

First, draw a petal shape on the chipboard for a pattern and cut it out.
Trace the petal shape several times (as many petals as you want on the flower) on the old paper and cut them out. Punch or cut out a circle to glue the petals on and begin scrunching and glueing and arranging petals around the circle, one layer at a time until the curcle is covered and you have enough petals for your liking.

Glue beads in the center of the circle. You could use buttons or bling or whatever you like!

Put a piece of redline tape on one straight edge of the clothespin and stick it to the back of the flower.

Spray the flower petals with your color choice of glimmer mist and let dry.

Apply glitter glue to the edges of the petals and let dry. You can embellish it more with bling and more glitter until you are happy!

You can also cut petals from crepe paper, tissue paper, and dryer sheets to give the flowers a different effect. I used dryer sheets for the magenta flower and I LOVE it!

I hope you have fun making your paper flowers. Please let me know if you make some and what you think! Also let me know if you have made them before and how you make them differently. I'm always looking to improve my crafting ability and I love to learn from you!

James and I went to Guthrie last Saturday. We ate at the Victorian Rose tea room and went to several antique and gift shops. I ran out of money after the first stop so James bought me several old glass bottles and some sweet baby shoes that I am going to embellish. I can't wait to show you how they turn out.

James will be starting a new job on August 15th and it is in my home town!!! I am so happy for him and I am so excited for us! We are one step closer to being together and starting our new life together in one location. It is very hard on both of us and his girls to be living an hour away from one another. I know that when he moves here things will be a lot less stressful and I am so excited for that day to come!

I want to thank Beverly for hosting another Pink Saturday. It is such an honor to meet at her place every weekend to see you all. I hope you have a happy Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend!

Blessings to You!

Love Tammy