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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Re: Bringing Las Vegas home suprise PARTY! on: February 16, 2009 05:31:03 PM
I just realized I never posted the pictures!!!!  Well ignore the drunk shenanigans, but below are some...

I did end up having the party inside and out - unfortunately the outside pictures didn't turn out, but I hung Christmas lights on my patio.  Then I made styrofoam board signs pertaining to Vegas and poked hole into the signs so they lit up... they were awesome!

I got most the party supplies at Party City and then found a few other Vegas inspires art pieces to put up around my house..

The biggest hit was a "Photo Booth" I set up out of PVC Pipe and shelf that I named the Wedding Chapel... inside I put a bunch of little props and a few disposable cameras - i think everyone fake married each other!

Here's my friend at the beginning of her suprise!



Party Goers!




Wedding Chapel Fun!









From now on I'm going to set up a 'photo booth' at my parties with themed props - everyone really gets into it...
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Arrrgggghhh - my cat's pirate ship play station! on: February 16, 2009 05:03:36 PM
I found this little cat play station at Ross for $7!!!

Since I named my animals after the great songs of music legend Elton John (My cat is Rocketman and my fish is Bennyandthejets)  I decided to name this little beauty the USS Crocodile Rock!





He LOVES it!!



Arggggggh!!!



Thanks for looking Smiley
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Bar Station :) on: February 16, 2009 04:56:25 PM
I collect shot glasses and originally had them on my little wine hutch thingy, but they were taking over and my cat decided to start using them as toys... I found this shelf at a thrift store for like $8, I painted it black and waaaaahlahh - a display for my many shot glasses =]



Then here is a hutch thingy with a wine rack underneath that I found for $45 at Salvation Army!!!  Usually a lot more full of bottles underneath - going through drought right now =[



Enjoy!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / My non-over-the-top Disney/Retro kitchen! =] lots of pics on: February 16, 2009 04:50:31 PM
I started collecting Disney stuff and Retro stuff - Thank gosh they're both in the Red color scheme!  Well here is my recently 'somewhat' finished kitchen =]  I tried not to go over the top with the Disney stuff, I didn't want it to be considered childish.

I took all of these pictures from a bar that seperates the kitchen from my dining/living areas.









Here is a part of my retro bottle collection - check out that skippy jar!!



My cookbook collection with retro star shaped fly swatter..



Coffee Station



The side of my fridge was a little boring, so I cut up an old calendar and made these magnet fridge art



I made these magnets out of old cookie cutters!




My Recipe box and my salt and pepper shakers!



Then some the rest of my counter space...




I have a few retro Mickey Mouse posters that I am going to add to the wall space by the fridge that match all the colors pretty well..

So what do yall think?
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / The Valentine I sent to my buddy :) :) on: February 16, 2009 04:40:22 PM
This year I adopted my friend for V-day and sent him this little gift...

He is a Eagles fan and I am a Charger fan - so I made him this picture frame specific to our friendship...  (I had a better picture for the frame, but conveniently my printer wouldn't work =[)



Inside are home-made heart shaped sugar cookies with V-day decorated frosting (I didn't get a picture of the cookies =[)



Then all of it together...


6  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Valentine's tree decorations (lots and lots of pictures!) on: February 16, 2009 04:32:04 PM
So I have a beachy theme to my dining/living area - so instead of doing a Christmas Tree I decided to put up a year-round artificial palm tree.  I usually decorate it for Christmas with regular decorations and for the rest of the year use it as an extra light source...  This V-day I decided I was going to try and keep it decorated for all the other holidays...  So these are my Valentine's ornaments.

I just used the little wooden shapes from Michaels - I think like $.50 per piece, painted on each side, hot glue gunned ribbon to the to and embellished as needed.  My cat LOVES have a new holiday to attack the tree!

















Then below if my little fishy bowl - in spirit of love day!




Thanks for looking!
7  California / California: North / Re: sacramento area on: January 29, 2009 04:25:57 PM
Hello all:

I am a year into my new adventure in Sacramento, have always been a craftster and am new to this thread!  Had I known this was on here I would have been searching for all you fellow Sacramento-ers!  I'm big on all types of crafts and willing to learn, share, and meet anyone interested in Sacramento County!  I'm living close to downtown right now..

Feel free to check out my myspace www.myspace.com/chelsers13   - of course I have an album specific for my projects!

-Chels
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sterling Silver Futuristic Sphere Ring *4 pics* on: December 15, 2007 10:53:07 PM
Where did you get the ring form?  I've been looking for a good adjustable ring form, but all I can find is the split metal forms- like key chains.  I'd really like something you have here.
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Bringing Las Vegas home suprise PARTY! (pics added!!) on: August 31, 2006 02:20:12 PM
My best friend is turning 21(FINALLY), and I'm going to throw her a suprise party for her birthday...  The original plan was for our group of friends to actually go to Vegas, but some hardship hit her family and she thinks she's completely unable to celebrate her birthday...  Well I plan to bring Vegas to her... but I think I might need some crafty ideas to help it move along smoothly.  Here's the plan.

-Its a dress up party, I've asked the guests to dress as though they'd be going out to a nice dinner.
-There's about 15 people going to come.
-Dinner will be served (I'm thinking pasta, salad, lasagna)  Italian seems easy... anyone have good Italian snack ideas, she's a Vegetarian...
-Obviously Alcohol, its her 21st... any specific drink scream out Vegas to you guys?
-Appropriate games will be played, in my games room we have a poker table, pool table, a black jack felt, as well as a Bingo set...  I'm afriad no one will really want to "gamble",  what should I give as prizes?
-I've been to Party City and checked out their collection of Vegas stuff, anyone have any original decoration ideas that I could possibly make myself?

OH.. and it might be an inside-outside party... so anyone have any outdoor ideas?

I'll post pictures!
10  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Re: Craft party ???s on: April 09, 2006 06:42:07 PM
Thanks for all the ideas... I love the invitations and the wine charm warm up idea.  I hope I can be a good hostess.
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