Wedding Ideas- Welcome Table

Good afternoon,

So I have just completed a wedding and will share some things with you that we did that might help you. The color scheme of the wedding is Black and Champagne.

So when the guests arrive…. are you thinking about what they will see?


(I took a snap shot of this as we where creating the guest table or welcoming table for privacy of the members attending.)

We had white linens on the tables, with this beautiful champagne sequin runner on it. I used a cute chalkboard easel that welcomed guests and gave them further information. We found letters at a craft store and spray painted those in black and attached them on a wooden board. We also used beautiful flower arrangements in the back ground to complete the look.

Guest Book: Instead of using a book for them to sign, we used wooden pogs, black sharpie markers, and a shadow box found at our local craft store.  The guests signed the wooden pogs and dropped them in. (more on this coming)

Table Assignments: Instead of making individual place cards we decided to use the easels for table assignments. So that the guests could find which table they were at for dinner.



  • I started with black paper using the framelit that was decorative and the big shot and cut those out. Tip: You might try using a dryer sheet or wax paper on your framelit and run it through first before paper so that the paper comes off easier from the framelit. 
  • I  then typed table numbers & names in MDS (My digital studio from Stampin’ Up) on shimmery white paper and cut those out.
  • Adhered the white on to the black with glue or glue dots.
  • To make set up easier… I hot glued the back of the black paper to the easel. This way they wouldn’t fall off and I could set them all up pretty quickly and stored them nicely in a small tote.



No longer

For those of you who have been following me, thank you.  I just wanted to let you know that I am not a independent Stampin up Demonstrator any longer.  It’s been awhile since I have blogged and will take me a bit to over haul my site. My plan is still to show you how I create items and things that I have come to like.  I do still purchase some items with Stampin Up and some items I purchase at my local craft stores.

I just recently created lots of items for a bridal shower and wedding invites, programs, table numbers etc. for a wedding and will show you that.  I think you will love it!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a great day!

B&B challenge #20- Happy Halloween

Get ready, get set Trick or Treat…. 

Today’s “treat” was made for my son’s Halloween party at school today.  I am also submitting this idea for the Blooms and Butterflies Challenge #20 as well.

treat bags 1

Size of the bag: 4″ (length) x 1 1/2″ (wide) x 4″ (height)

So you can get an idea I fit in 2 fun size candy bars, a package of fruit snacks and had a pencil peeking out.  You could probably even fit in a couple more fun size candy bars inside.treat bags 2

I did use up all my Pumpkin Pie Designer Paper that I had on hand to make the bags.  These would be cute if you have the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper #132185 $10.95 (from the holiday catalog).

Now on to making the bag: 

Start with paper cut to 5 1/2″ x 12″score lines

Score at 4, 5 1/2, 9 1/2 & 11 turn to portrait and score at 1 1/2″

cut lines

Cut up each score line to the score line of the 1 1/2″.

tape and punch

I then cut away a piece of the bottom since it’s not used and metered a few of the corners so the bag fits better together. I  punched the top for a handle and added some sticky strip to the side and along the back side at the bottom.  See next picture.

sticky stip

The striped paper shown would be the back side on where to place the sticky strip tape.  The flower paper shown would be the front side on where to place the sticky strip tape.  ( I hope that helps)

Fold at crease lines, assemble the bag and decorate as desired.

Other options: If you don’t have a wide oval punch then you could use ribbon or paper for the handles as well.

treat bags 3

Decorations on the bags:

I used the Halloween Bash stamp set #130577 wood or #130580 clear

Pumpkins and Ghosts: sizzix die that I have. Tied it together with some Black and orange ribbon.

(Since these were going to the 4k kids party, I didn’t want the bags to be to “scary” and I thought the ticket stamp was perfect for the occasion.)

To see the rest of the design team creations click here

From our house to your house I hope you have a Happy Halloween!

The Most Wonderful Time of Year- MDS

It’s the most wonderful time of the year-30% off select holiday downloads and print products!


What’s included?
A variety of festive downloads to help you get a head start this busy season. Click Here to see them

Once you’ve designed your holiday projects, you’ll need to print them, right? You can also get 30% off photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, and individual pages. View pricing here.

The Fine Print

  • You can place orders on a demonstrator or online order only (but remember with the Hostess Code, online orders can be added to a group workshop order).
  • Bulk pricing not included.
  • Offer deadlines:
    • Phone: Friday, November 29, 2013; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX or online: Saturday, November 30, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)

Creating Pretty Packages On Sale


Dates Available:  October 29,2013 thru November 19,2013

Looking for some packaging ideas for the holidays?

Our two Tag It bundles include the tags, the ribbon, and the boxes to make your own pretty packages.


Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle


  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)



Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle


  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

October 29, 2013- Weekly Deals

Click on the below link for this weeks deals!

I can tell you I do have the Stampin’ Piercing mat and love it!

I have found that when using just my table to stamp my images don’t always turn out as sharp as I would have liked.  Now that I have the piercing mat, I get more even pressure and my stamped image doesn’t get faded out.  In addition, it works wonders when piercing. Part of this weeks deals you can get the mat for $3.71 which is an awesome deal.