Friday, January 28, 2011


It's been a really long time since I've actually scrapped some pages. What's even worse is it's been a really long time since I've printed any pictures and that makes me nervous. It means that I am even further behind on scrapping my kiddos pics! Makes me sick every time I think about it, but I just have to do what I can to get ahead! SO, tonight I went onto Shutterfly, I had 200 free prints from the pampers rewards from forever ago. (my last daughter has been out of diapers for a year and a half if that tells you how long ago!) I ordered my free prints and the shipping was going to be $18, BUT if you spend $25 you get free shipping (Code: SHIP25), so I ordered up a couple of their photobooks that were on sale for $13.00 and I spent $26.00 total, but I got 200 free prints and 10 free valentine's day cards along with the 2 books that I actually paid for! What a deal! I love free stuff and it seems Shutterfly has been giving a lot lately!!

Hope you have some bargains come your way this week!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Birthday Party Wrap Up!

Today was my daughter's birthday party! I can't believe that she's 6 already, I love seeing the little lady she's turning into but I hate the fact that time is going so fast! I mentioned before that she had a Hannah Montana themed birthday. We had it at our local gymnastics place where my younger daughter goes to preschool~ Triad. The girls had a fabulous time. They played Hannah Montana songs the entire time, so they were dancing away and the next minute doing cartwheels and the balance beam! Too cute!! The girls that helped us today were amazing at keeping everyone entertained~ what a fun place!

Here's some pics of the girls playing:

Here's some pics of the cake and decorations:

The cake was from Target~ it was delish!


Cheetah plates and napkins

Centerpieces: 12 x 12 piece of polka dot glittered scrapbook paper~ Star glass dish from the dollar store with m&m's and jelly belly's, stars I cut out off glitter scrapbook paper and little photos I printed off of Hannah Montana and a little decorative star centerpiece from the dollar store as well. I love inexpensive decorations!

Align Right

Goodies~ Pop Star Survival Package

Well, it's been a fun time planning and now all the hard work was definitely worth it! A happy birthday girl and I think her friends had fun too!

Coming up this week, office clean up and organization. Got a new piece of furniture on craigslist this weekend (love craigslist!) and now it's time to organize my workspace again!

Should be fun~ have a great week!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Place

I like to keep my unhappy news off of my blog. I've been dealing with unhappiness for the last 2 months and yesterday it finally came to an end. I'm back to my happy place, my positive, my rainbows and butterflies, my dove chocolate place (just threw that in there because I ate a whole bag of those darn things yesterday, not kidding). So I've been in a funk, but now not so much. Enough said.

I'm also excited that my other little craftiness I have going on over at The Petal Girls has gained some further exposure in the last week. My craftiness may finally be paying off! ;0)

In other news, I had to make 2 more of these tonight because my fantabulous friend looked so good in the one I made the other day, I had to give it to her!! This weekend I'm going to make them in all kinds of colors!! Can't wait!! Kind of addicted to them, who knew felt would make such a fashion statement!

So glad I'm back to my happy place!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

In Party Planning Mode...

My daughter turned 6 last week and her birthday party is this weekend! I'm officially in party planning mode. My daughter is addicted to disney and of course super addicted to Hannah Montana. Not sure how I let it happen, but it is a pretty cute show, just never thought we'd be at this stage for a really long time! So, I've got a Hannah Montana Cake, Hannah Montana Balloons, Hannah Montana Invites, Hannah Montana Party Favors and now I'm in the middle of making Hannah Montana table Centerpieces and Hannah Montana Thank you's to put in the Goodie Bags.

Since Hannah Montana is a rock star, I had to find grape rock candy~ I loved rock candy as a little girl (or any candy for that matter). I may have went a little over the top with the goodie bags including laffy taffy sticks, candy necklaces, cotton candy and ring pops! But hey you only turn 6 once right? No wonder my daughter already has a cavity! (topic for another day!)

I printed off some Hannah Montana coloring pages to include in the goodie bags along with some stickers and gel pens to accessorize. I found some adorable little valentine goodie containers at the target dollar spot that are perfect to house all of the goodies (maybe not big enough) but definitely cute enough! I'll post a pic of the final goodie bag once I have them completed.

I love to plan a party! Just hoping that we can get through this party without a snowstorm! ;0)

Wish me luck! ;0)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cute Little Rosette Necklace

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! What a remarkable day in history!!

Over the weekend the girls and I were playing around with felt and making some new little hair clips. I have been wanting to make some of the ever so cute bib necklaces that I've seen on etsy and on quite a few blogs. Here's my mini version of the bib necklace, made with 3 little hot pink rosette felt flowers and a black beaded necklace I had in my stash. The colors remind me of Betsey Johnson~ whom I LOVE!!

Here's the little pink rosette hair clips I made for my girlies:
(don't ya just love the facial expression on the model and her fly away hair! ;0) )

These were fun and easy to make! A little Felt, a few Pearl Beads and an Alligator Clip and Voila!

I am addicted to making these easy little roses! I learned how to make these at the Cosmo Cricket crop at Scrapfest with paper this year and started making them with felt and fabric, the ideas are endless!! Put them on a hairclip, necklace, old t-shirt, lamp shade, photo frame or purse! So cute!!

Hope you're doing something creative today!

Scrap it Swanky Sister~

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Winter, what can I say, I hate it. I need sunshine, I need warmth, I need color, I need a vacation!! I guess you can say I have the winter blues!! I've been in a slump and I need to get out of it. Maybe Valentine's Day will be the key. Oh please, red, pinks and lavender, I need color to lift my spirits!

I think I'll get out the glitter this weekend, that usually makes me feel better!

Hope your January isn't as blue as mine!

Scrap it Swanky Sister~