Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My first craft show!

Did you ever get the feeling like somethings are not meant to be? Last week my husband and I planned to make a family trip over to the west coast to the Woodland Park Zoo. My mother offered to take the kids a couple days earlier, giving me time to get ready for the JBF Sale this March. Yay! It's perfect timing because I also registered for my first craft show this March!

But things did not work out. Tuesday, I packed the kids up, and was ready to take the six hour drive with the kids. But twenty mintues beforw I was suppose to leave, Rusty called me. His engine blew up! Being that we just spent nearly 2K on the truck for regular maintance, and his truck is a `06 it is pretty upsetting. To our benefit, the engine blew up because the mechanic who worked on his truck ten days ago is at fault- but it means his truck stays in the shop for a few days.

Then it snowed...and snowed......and snowed. Rusty and I knew that going over the mountains in a 2wd van was not going to happen. It's frustrating because I do not have any way to getting four leaf clovers right now, other than going over to the west coast (It's too cold over here). I've run out of clovers that are the appropiate size for jewelry. With a show coming up; that's not a good thing.

It is a good thing that we stayed, because this weekend, Tyler had a fever. I think this is the first fever he was able to express how he is feeling through words. "I shaking" he said..."I icky".

*sigh* Less than a month left, I have to prep for JBF and the craft show. ....still trying to figure out how to cut costs without losing effects of a good booth. Right now, I've got it down to $160 for the supplies I need, but I'm hoping to cut it down even more.

So....if you're wondering where I've been! That's where I am at! Crazy! In the meantime, don't forget to enter the giveaway at Bacon Time ! One of the prizes is my four leaf clover necklaces! Also, take the time to bid on a few items at Luck O' The Irish Auction  including my clover locket and belt buckle!

I'll be in touch soon!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Elephants Never Forget

In honor of Alicia's (My brother's girlfriend), Today's themed party is Elephants. I'll admit I had a little trouble making this more age appropriate, so I apologize if this looks too babyish! Most elephant parties are held for baby's first or showers.


 These note cards are available at Petite Paperie


Naturally, most pick out gray and blue as color scheme, but I opted for something a little different. Don't let me ramble on about how badly I wanted to make the theme purple and gray after seeing these. But once I saw the napkins below a safari feel came about, and I am hooked.  I'm suggesting deep green table cloth, with cream place setting. Centerpieces containing long grass in a hand painted elephant on a clear vase.

If you have ever seen those ceiling banners with mobiles hanging down, I'm envisioning this from this photograph originally from velocity art and design. Sadly, this mobile is no longer available, but surely a talented estian could draw inspiration from it to make it come to life!

Napkins available from: Fly Trap


My food suggestions, surprisingly came easy! Animal crackers, peanuts, and cupcakes with elephant toppers all came to mind. I was overjoyed to find this on pinterest:


Elephant Never Forgets: Pretty simple memory game, won't need much to pull this off.


whole peanuts
feather (dumbo's feather)
small circus ball or elephant hat
elephant figurine
elephant napkin (featured above!)
Circus animal cookies
elephant necklace (featured below!)
Party Invitation (featured above!)
Elephant soap (Featured below!)
Something from the Guest of honor (like something from her purse)
Something from the Host (again, something she has on her)
A serving tray

Set all items on the serving tray, except for paper and pencils. Let guests view this for a full minute. Take away the tray out of sight. Hand each guest a paper and pencil and ask them to write down all ten items. Give them another minute to complete this task, if everyone is really struggling, you can add minutes.

The person with the most correct guesses wins!

The White Elephant Game: I know, I know, I'm not exactly original on this one. But Come on! No one plays this at a birthday party! What a fun way to get the guests involved with each other, and no more worrying about what to give the guest of honor. A basic google search will give you several variations of this game!


Here's the fun part where guests get to take home a little memory of the event! My pick is these adorable soaps made by soapsational favors.

Thanks for coming! Be sure to comment below and wish Alicia a happy birthday!

*if you would like me to design a birthday/bridal party/ wedding/ etc for you or a friend, please email me with the details at meetupdiva@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

More lockets!

We've wrapped up, and now all our lockets are online!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Photo Album Covers

So, I had to take a week off, as I really started to focus changing my shop. I have to start over on alot of things, but not worry, I'm getting back into it, and more ready that ever!

Here's my tri chem post for the week. I'm not entirely sure if I am finished with this or not. I would really like a border around the picture frame.

Unfortunately I can't sell this one. It has a few spots of dirt smears on it, that I don't where from.

But nonetheless, It's fun to learn how to play with the trichem pens. I'm getting really close to have my first class!