Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Custom Gift Certificates

Today I finished up a batch of custom gift certificates for Platinum Performance Horses.
I think they turned out great, and are a gorgeous alternative to the standard sheet of paper. Contact me via Facebook  for more information, or to order a batch for yourself today!

Friday, December 7, 2012

A few Holiday projects

Here is a card I made with the Cricut "Winter Frolic" cartridge:

And here is a cute Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer tag:

These items and more are for sale via my facebook page. Look for more designs coming soon!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sharing Wednesday: Recent Project

"Happy Birthday" card in Yellow, Grey and Black.

I absolutely love this color combination!! Look for a tutorial on this card layout in the next few weeks! It's my go-to style for a quick simple card.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Tutorial: Dress Alteration

I bought this dress in March to wear to a wedding, bonus it was $4 on sale at Ross. After wearing it with a cream colored sweater, I wasn't really that enthused with it.
Excuse my mirror pic...
The dress is a little too busy for my liking and wasn't the most flattering (I've also lost a bit of weight since March - so it is a little big on me). I loved the ruffle v-neck still, so when I got a chance, I decided I would alter it into a shirt I could wear with a sweater for casual fall attire.

Step #1: Turn the dress inside out. This dress actually had 2 layers, so I knew I would have to do the under layer (black) first, then the patterned layer.

Step #2: Use pins and pin the dress up to desired shirt length. For me this was 12" (actually first I tried 8" but I didn't like the length once I put the shirt on, so I had to redo it at 12"). If you press this new seam, it will make it easier to pin and sew as it will stay in place much, much better.

Step #3: Sew along your new "hem line". I used the 5/8" mark on my machine as a guideline. 

Step #4: Repeat Step 2 and 3 for the next layer (this happened to be the floral pattern in my case).

Step #5: Trim off all your excess fabric and use a zig-zag or blanket stitch to make it all neat. IF you have a serger, you can use that too!
Voila, a simple - 1 hour alteration project to get a super cute new shirt! I added a thin belt for a little extra flair.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wedding Festivities

My best friend got married on September 6th, and she kept me busy the latter part of the summer helping with favors and trinkets for the wedding.
Here is a sneak preview at a few of the items I created for her festivities:

Some of the table decor, before all the food was added
Bride banner, mini poms and flags

"Kickstart My Heart"

You may notice I added a new widget to my page, it can be found on the right hand side. It is a link to the fundraising page for a sweet friend of mine, Krissy. She is raising money to help with her rising medical bill costs. If you take a moment to read her story, you will most definitely be touched by her perseverance and strong will to overcome her medical battles.

I will be starting some product auctions in the upcoming weeks which I will share here, on my facebook page and on Krissy's facebook pages. 

Stay tuned for more details!