Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wedding Part 1 - Showers, Halloween Projects, Last Day for Linky Party!

Hi Everyone,

It's Sandy and I'm back from my time off and have a bunch of things to share with you! Big thanks to DT Leader Kathy Clement who has been a huge help posting here on the Blog for me! I said I would post photos and a few tips we learned planning my daughter Chelsea's wedding and realized I needed to share some photos of her bridal shower and 2 showers I attended this summer. I also have a new Free Gift when you place an order until Oct 1/14.

I will post Part 2 with wedding photos tomorrow, plus our new 2015 Free Calendar and Linky Party Winner. I also have some great Halloween projects to show you and a reminder that today is the last day to enter our Sept Linky Party! 

Here some photos of the bridal shower Chelsea's bridesmaid's threw for her. They painted teacups they got at Ikea with gold paint pens and set up a fun photo booth. 


Two of my daughters, Holly and Chelsea with flower girl nieces.  Bridesmaid Kristy created this great backdrop with a romantic wording she wrote out.


They did a real glamour style decor with lots of sparkly gold and an amazing lunch spread!


I helped my oldest daughter Katie, the maid of honer at her friends wedding, decorate for her a 'Evening in Paris Dinner Stagette Party' she hosted at our house. The bride, a French teacher who loves Paris much preferred this over going bar hopping. It proves you don't have to be conventional and you can create a theme that suits the bride best.

I printed a bunch of old french images (I need to create a French digital collection) and used our old Eiffel tower pattern and printed it on white card stock to make 6 Eiffel towers for the table decor.  They also had a candy bar and we decorated the bags with French Label Stickers. **NOTE: I made our Eiffel Tower Pattern our Free Gift until Oct 1/14 and then it will be a $1.99 download. So until Oct 1, you can add it free to your cart if placing an order.


 Here's what the Eiffel Tower Pattern looks like and you just print 2 copies on card stock.


 Here's a shot of the dinner table laid out just before the girls all sat down.


Close up of one of the Eiffel towers.


I also attended a fun Alice in Wonderland theme Bridal Shower this summer that my dear friend Debi (mother of the groom) threw. She is very creative and look at this cute Alice croquet set she made!


A friend of the bride is an amazing baker and made this whimsical cake and all the cookies. I love the tea cup on the cake

 

There was a tea party theme and all sorts of fun decor.  If you missed the other Alice Party I posted about you can see it here. 



The sugar was colored, there were little bottles of "Drink Me Punch' and a cool mix of eclectic decor with miss matched chairs, tea cups.


These cake pops were yummy but I also loved the presentation


This was such a fun idea to use chalk paints to draw Alice's dress on a mirror they set up in the bathroom. Our daughter Chelsea couldn't resist taking a photo with her cell phone.


Okay, now I have some great Halloween projects to show you like this cool Tutorial by DT Member Sheila Rumney using the Shape Tool in Photoshop Elements.


How about this fun Shutter Halloween card by DT Leader Kathy Clement, she created using our Halloween Scraps and CD 4 Creating With Vintage Halloween.


DT Member Darelene Pavlick used our Halloween CD to create this fun Halloween card and gift boxes for a couple of her fave trick or treater's.  You also have to check out the cute School time Card Darlene made!


DT Member Diane Hoover made some adorable Halloween Spoolies using the Halloween CD and you can see the others on Diane's Blog.


DT Member Shantaie Caudell Fowler made an adorable Halloween card you can see here but I had to show you this poppy card she just made with our Digital Poppy Stamp set!  I love how she colored it and used her Cameo Silhouette to create a cut file.


I will be back tomorrow with wedding photos, plus our new 2015 Free Calendars and to announce the Winner of our Sept Linky Party and you have until 12 midnight tonight that you can still enter!

Wishing you joy and creativity
Sandy  Redburn
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4 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW what fabulous party ideas and helpful hints!! Your daughters are beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos and tips!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow! Sandy, it was so fun to see all that you've been up to this summer. What wonderfully creative ideas, and such fun parties! Thanks for sharing all of that with us. I agree...we need a Paris set!!! Oooh-la-la!

Diane said...

What fun, fun and more fun showers...WOW...lots of creative-ness here...LOVE the Eiffel towers...a great idea!! Looks like the DT has outdone themselves again...wonderful creations my team-mates!!!

benilhalk said...

Superb wedding shower!! The golden sparkles are my favorite and you worked greatly with the sparkles. I like everything about this party. My bridal shower was organized at one of the best party city locations NY in the last week. My maid of honor arranged the wonderful party for me.