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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Matchbook Baby Shower Invitations on: July 17, 2011 03:36:04 PM
My sister-in-law and I are throwing a baby shower for our other sister-in-law.  I finished the invitations yesterday!  (:

They are matchboxes covered with scrapbooking paper. Inside there is a tiny (3/4 inch) scroll or folded invite and 4 beads (just cause I liked them). 

Let me know what you think (:

The opened invites are actually printed on velour paper, but I forgot to take a picture of them before I rolled or folded them up. I love that the paper is kind of see-through, so even when it's rolled up, you can see the print backwards.

2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Carson's Mario World Nursery **pic heavy** on: April 05, 2010 06:38:21 PM
This is our son's nursery that we have recently finished!  I made the crib mobile and my husband and I designed and made the wall mural ourselves.

Door Sign:

Husband working on the 1st wall:

Husband working on the 3rd Wall:

Close-up of the Crib Mobile:
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Origami Baby Shower Invitations! on: June 29, 2009 03:15:52 PM
Okay, so I had never thrown a baby shower.  When my fav co-worker got pregnant with her 2nd, another co-worker and I decided to throw her a baby shower.  

One of my responsibilities was the invitations.  I didn't want to do something boring or something I had seen before (plus do you know how expensive odd-shaped envelopes are?  Sheese!).  So, one day I was looking goofing around on the net for something entirely different, and I came upon an origami lily.  I was in love.  So, I designed the invites, found some pretty ty-die looking origami paper, printed them all off, then got to folding!  About 1/3 of the way through folding 28 invites, I told my husband this hadn't been my GREATEST crafting idea.... READ: it took a LONG time!  (:  But, everyone at work loved them!  And most importantly, I felt I really gave my friend something special...my time.  (:

Enough talking... On to the pictures!  (sorry for the blurry camera)

What the finished flower invitations look like.  

This is either all of them, or nearly all of them finished, ready to take to work. You can kind of see what the paper looked like before being folded in the background.

Once people got them, they had to take the flower apart and open it to find the invitation.  

I designed the invitations with photoshop brushes that can be downloaded.  I can't remember exactly where I got them, but I got the inspiration to use them from Kaffrin's wedding invitations here:


Somewhere in the Comments for the post she says what they are called/where she got them.

*** So, the one thing I'll say about doing the invitations this way.... No one wanted to destroy their flower!  It was both a compliment and a frustration.... I mean, THAT was their invitation... if they didn't open it, how would they know where/when the baby shower was?  The Answer?  A group of the girls would get 1 sucker to open THEIR flower, then the others would just look on hers.  Dirty.  (:

4  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / Need Help to Recreate Giulietta Cardigan! on: August 02, 2008 06:48:24 AM
So....here's the thing.  I saw this sweater/cardigan and IMMEDIATELY fell in love with it!  But, the place that makes it only produced and sold it for one season, and now I can't find it anywhere!  Now, I love to sew and make purses and such, but this is WAY over my head!  As you can see from the pics below, the sleeves are really complicated (that's why I love it!), and there are "curly-cues" at the bottom points of each side of the cardigan that I have NO idea how to replicate!

So, that being said, I would LOVE to have someone make it and then I could just buy it from you?  This is my first post, so if I'm not allowed to buy something directly from another craftster, someone please let me know!  (:

I also LOVE the beret as well, if anyone is that talented!  The color (which I would love to be the same), is said to be a woodsy Loden Green, and the fabric used is a cashmere/Silk/Wool Blend.  I would love to buy this from someone near the middle/end of September of this year.  The pic that has the outfit in grey is just to show the back of the cardigan.  And, I'm not sure if you can tell from the pictures, but the ends of the sleeves have the thumb-hole things at the end that cover your entire hand.

Please PM me with a price you feel is fair!

Thanks guys!

I'm 5"2, and if it matters, I wear a Medium/Large by Old Navy's standards.

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