Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Newest Halloween Rage!

Check out this coffin treat box!!! I found this template on Martha and a few other blogs as well. Seems it's all the rage this halloween. I decided to give it a whirl. HOW C+U+T+E is that! I think I will make one for each of my tea ladies for the Halloween tea party. It only took about an hour to put together. I embossed the top of it before I glued the flaps together with a CTMH stamp from a couple of Halloweens ago, it's called Creepy Cobwebs (D1319). The inside is just some old halloween paper I had in my stash, you could use anything. I thought it turned out so cute.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

MoJo Monday #157

Good afternoon peeps. Hope you are having a great Saturday. I had a great day. Went with my friend Sandra to the Garden Festival in Plant City today. They had so many really cool and unique plants. I bought a mexican petunia (bluebell). I'd have put a photo up of it but the only bloom it had fell off in the truck on the way home so it doesn't look like much right now. After it gets a few more blooms I'll take a picture and put it up. Then we went to some of the antique shops in downtown Plant City. Found a really cute dress for cheap and it fit to a tea, lol, for my tea parties!! Then we stopped by a friends place and had a cold beer and visited a bit. It was a nice relaxing day and we had a great time. I finished my card for MoJo Monday after I got home. It turned out pretty good. I used the "unforgettable" paper pack from CTMH. I have had this paper pack for a long time and never used it so decided to break it out today. I do like it alot. Made a rosette (by hand) then ordered the Tim Holtz rosette die. We'll see if it works as good as he says it does, lol. I also used the box pleat on the border piece (thanks Annette for the inspiration). I did a Martha Stewart border on it first then pleated it in accordance to the border valleys and mountains. Hope you like it! Hugs, ~Jody

Friday, September 17, 2010

PDCC #47

How ironic is that? I woke up this morning with my mind already going mach speed. I had the new Play Date Cafe challenge colors in mind but also had just finished up an order for one of my message boards from a gal at work. AND THE COLORS, you guessed it, were almost identical to what the new PDCC colors were for this week, (my true red is more hot pink but the flowers in the photo look more pink to me anyway). So.................I decided to use it as my entry for the challenge. This is a magnetic message board made out of a cookie sheet. The little dragonflys have magnets on the back of them and you can post messages to your loved ones or yourself, i.e. dr. appt Friday, 2:30 p.m. if your mind runs too quickly to remember all those little details, like mine does. I sell these at my etsy shop, and one of the gals at work saw them and ordered one for her sister. You can check out my etsy shop by clicking on the left side bar, Unique Unicorn Designs. I may try my hand at the challenge with a card (and true red) and see what I come up with. I really should be scrapping in my daughter's album but this seems to be way more fun. Hope you have a great Friday everyone! Hugs, ~Jody

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Got it, Kinda!

Well, I got it on there but it's not right yet. Had it on the side with the profile and other stuff but it was too big and only half of it showed. Will have to have my daughter help me. But at least it's there, lol, twice now!

Honorable Mention

First of all, I would like to thank the academy!!!!!! lol No, seriously, this is the first time I have been recognized, I think is the word. And I'm TOTALLY EXCITED about it, YAY!!!!! How Fun! Now if I could just figure out how to put that little thingy they call a badge on my blog, I'd really be thrilled. I have placed it here for the time being. Have consulted a couple of gurus so we'll see how soon it will appear in the right spot. Thank you everyone for all your lovely comments. And yes, I thanked my sister for talking me into "playing at the PDCC". She actually didn't have a clue what I was talking about, guess she hadn't read my blog for a couple of days. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a grrrrrrreat evening!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Play Date Cafe Entry

My sister talked me in to doing "The Play Date Cafe" challenge today. When I got home from my tea party I tried it and it did turn out pretty good. The colors you were to use were black and white with a "splash" of color, and the color could be pink, copper OR gold. I made this card with scraps from the scrap bin, I think it's quite pretty. Let me know what you think!

Newest Creation

Good Morning peeps, here is what I have been working on for a couple of weeks now. I wanted a new frilly dress for my next tea party and I couldn't find one in the stores. Not that I looked REAL hard, a shopper I am not. I decided to make one. Went to the fabric store and found this cute little number, not realizing that it had no buttons or buttonholes to be made, no zipper, no snaps, no hems, etc. It is a wrap around of sorts and so that's all that was needed, two sashes to tie with, yeah! The more I worked with it the better I liked it, easy-peasy!! Of course, I'd be making the one that has purple in it, lol! No really, the pink one doesn't have any sleeves and let's face it, I am getting old lady arms, so have to have some sort of sleeve. The b/w one had a regular longer sleeve, which I thought was too much for the airy feel of the dress so I went with the cap sleeve, perfect! Oh and BTW, have you seen the price of patterns lately??? OMG, I paid almost as much for the pattern as I did for the fabric. Will watch that in the future. Coupons, ladies, coupons!!! It said they were on sale but the original price was over $15 so the sale was not that much better. If I plan on doing any more sewing, I will definitely not be buying a pattern without a half off coupon or something!!! The fabric I found was a medium brown color with pink flowers and blue leaves. Sounds kinda weird hugh, but it was really pretty fabric. And it was on sale at Hancock's, works for me. It only took me two weekends to get it done. The hardest part, if you could call it that, was sewing the seam binding on all sides, which made for no hems. I did the light pink seam binding, really, really cute and so easy to do. Anyway, here's the dress. I'll take more pictures at the tea party so you will actually be able to see it on me. Hope you have a great Sunday! Oh yea and GO BRONCOS!!! Wouldn't you know that one of their very few TV appearances would be during my dang tea party, crap!!! Actually, I don't really know that they are going to show that game, but they are playing the Jaguars in Jacksonville, (wish I had tickets to that game) which are a FL team so it would only stand to reason that they would show that in FL, right?? Especially since they have blacked out the Bucs game today. From what I understand you can't GIVE AWAY Bucs tickets these days, lol. Maybe they will have a TV on at the tea room, lol!!! Hugs,

Monday, September 6, 2010

MoJo Monday #155

It's been a while since I have done a MoJo Monday. It's been a while since I have posted too and now twice in one day, on a roll here. I'm off work today so I thought I would try the mojo today. Needed another card today, this one for a birthday. I actually need several birthday cards this week, I think I have a friend having a birthday every day this week. I don't have addresses for all of them so will have to send some via the computer but I do have an address for my best buddy, Missssser Gary, I call him. His birthday is Wednesday, hopefully his card can arrive in one day, it's just going to St. Pete, across the bridge for those of you who are not from around here! Anyway, here's the card. It came together pretty well. Used scraps from the pile so that's a good thing. Hope you like it!!

A Loss

We had a death in the family yesterday. Uncle Bob passed away after suffering a stroke and a heart attack. He was upwards of 70 years old if my memory serves me correctly. He was my mother's sister's husband and a very devoted family man. They had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary about a week ago. So sad, our thoughts and prayers go out to them today! Rest In Peace Uncle Bob.