Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring Chicks


Hi friends!! 
This week I created a party from the Trio of Chicks and Happy Spring Title files from My Scrap Chick using BO Bunny Double Dot Cardstock. Cuteness OVERLOAD!! The files are just so easy that you can create an entire party in an afternoon.  So this file has a Card, a Tag and a Gift box...all of which I did not make one of !! LOL.  My thought was, you can make these three pieces that come with this kit and I would give you some additional ideas on other ways you can expand this kit to a complete party theme.  I am going to start with the Chick Gift Box in the kit. To used this file as an "Easter Party Theme" so I would make the gift box into a Favor Box at each place-setting.


The little chickie cupcake pics, are really easy to make and they look adorable poked into cupcakes, danish or even little fruit, jello or pudding cups. I do like to make these double-sided papers from Bo Bunny, so be sure to check those out, but if the opposite side of the cardstock was white...they would look like little ducklings..which would be adorable as well. It would be cute to frost the cupcakes yellow so they look like the chicks body.



Do you love the PEEPS goodie bag topper?  Just fill it with some colorful peeps; nice to give away at the end of party or as game prizes.  (how about "thanks for coming, PEEPS!!)  The topper can also be used on a dessert pedestal or cake plate....such a cute idea! The Happy Spring Title has all the letters I used to spell out  P-E-E-P-S & S-P-R-I-N-G ...so everything matches! I also LOVE those little flowers included in this kit...nice filler to use on EVERYTHING!



The centerpieces, well I have to admit, I didn't know if these gigantic chick centerpieces would work, but I totally LOVE the way they came out. The chicks are about 7" tall x 5" wide.  Their egg shells were cut a little wider than the chick...about 5.75".  I wanted the shell to bow a little so I could tuck in some Easter grass.  If you cut down an empty paper towel holder and push it inside it will help the chick to stand up so you can stuff it full of grass and goodies to use on the center of your table. 


Ok lastly, I made an Spring Banner out of the little tag file, and of course all my favor Bo Bunny Double Dot papers.  I added the chicks and the letters to spell out S-P-R-I-N-G, now I can keep it as a Spring decoration, rather than just for Easter. 



I totally love the cuteness of this file.  Honestly, it would be really cute to use it for a baby shower as well.  So, hop on over to My Scrap Chick for this wonderful file and several other new files this Spring.
I have a bridal shower and an ESPN themed party to build this week. Check back and see the results, I am putting on my creative thinking cap today!!  hee-hee!! 
Thanks for "hopping" by friends. 
~Margie       
    

Friday, April 4, 2014

OMG!


OMG, I am so excited this morning, I just had to run right over and share this!! The My Scrap Chick Weekly Newsletter came out today and I was SHOCKED to see my little Easter Bunny recreated as an ADORABLE Gift BOX!!  I am so, so, honored to have had my design chosen. Little Peter Rabbit came out cuter than I could have ever imagined...he really came ALIVE! Thank you both Val and Kristi for choosing my design and for having me on your design team...I am having the time of my life, I just love our little group!  Hop on over to My Scrap Chick and buy this great cutting file...you will LOVE IT!! 
Thanks for hoppin' on over!
~Margie


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ice Cream Social




Hi friends, I  have been really busy with my Tabletop Shops this week, getting ready for corporate picnics and private parties.   As some of you know, I work for Party Connection Events as a corporate planner.




For the last couple years, I have been tweaking and playing with these new tabletop pieces. These Tabletop Shops have been my passion and I think we are finally ready to move forward. I just love creating tablescapes, but our charming canopied Tabletop Shops are just darling for any themed event.




I recently created this  vintage looking ice cream shop, complete with colorful party serving pieces. Our Tabletop Shops rent with a mix of 25 vessels, pedestals and props as needed for your own personal candy or dessert Shops.  In addition you can rent reserve a nostalgic, umbrella Ice Cream Cart for a complete vintage look. EXCITING NEWS for this year, we now have single-servings of pre-wrapped Ice Cream Scoops (Vanilla Only), which are stocked in our Ice Cream Carts. Sprinkles, toppings, and whipped cream with a cherry on top...everything is included in our deluxe packaging. Two Party Uniformed Assistants will be on-hand to serve your guests.  As you can see, this is just a sampling of what we can do at your event. Give us a call for pricing.


Book early...Summer is right around the corner! The Tabletop Ice Cream Shop is perfect for Employee Appreciation Days, Country Club Events and School/Church Ice Cream Socials! We can serve up Root Beer Floats, Orange Creamsicle Floats and Strawberry Floats as well!!  It's all about FUN over at Party Connection Events.
Thanks for stopping by...
~Margie
   

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Smiles and Sundaes



Hi Friends, 
I wanted to share this adorable My Scrap Chick file with you, it's called an Ice Cream Easel Card.  I LOVE the details on this card...it looks real, doesn't it?   

    
The file actually comes with a spoon die-cut as well, but I added a real plastic spoon along with a bowl of toppings next to it (a real straw added would have been cute too).


I used the Print and Cut Feature on my Silhouette to make the polka dot labels. Super quick and easy. MSC Easel Cards really make adorable menu cards for simple and traditional parties, to colorful theme parties.    
Stop back on Monday, when you can see the entire Tabletop Shop using this same file.  It's funny how one My Scrap Chick file can create an entire party! Thanks for stopping by!  See you on Monday, you are not going to want to miss this one!
~Margie 
  

Thursday, March 20, 2014

My Day with Mary

Hi friends, hope all is well with you and yours.  I am still on Cloud 9 with the  first of the Mary Engelbreit Paper Piecing Kits that came out at My Scrap Chick. The Design Team has been busy at work playing with the new file. I thought I would share my M.E. creations with you each week; I was thinking "Mondays with Mary" would be perfect, but that would mean I would need to post each and every Monday? We both know that's not going to happen, so instead, I am calling it "My Day with Mary"...that way I can post ANY DAY of the week...LOL!!!
   
I just LOVE the first file, Ann Estelle!!!  I can honestly say...there are a LOT of pieces.  I have a feeling that is how most of her files will be, but I welcome the challenge. My first attempt was to use the square card from the Easel Card Assortment.  I just love this look, the black cardstock really makes the colors of Ann Estelle POP!  Isn't she a beauty?  After posting on our DT fb page, I heard that My Scrap Chick made a similar card...hopefully she will share it on the fan page so you can see a different version in shades of pink...it's adorable!!    

I also decided to try my hand at the MSC Birdhouse Trio kit and use the same M.E. theme.  I made a simple version, but it really needed to be DRESSED in the Mary Engelbreit theme...so that's what I did!!  I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE they way they came out.  I used the same color scheme on each little birdhouse so they would all match..and match the M.E. theme in my kitchen...totally me!!  I am all about Bold and BRIGHT!!


So, this first Birdhouse is the tallest of the three.  I made it as tall as I could so the height is just about 8.5" tall from the tip of the chimney to the foundation.  As you can see, I went "crazy" with the details, to give it that whimsical M.E. look.  The black and white checkerboard was some  paper I had in my stash, but have since seen a similar size as a fill paper on my Silhouette Designer Edition program. I just printed the cardstock with the tiny black polka dots and the roof myself.  All the flowers, both large and small came with the kit as well, (I re-sized them). The large flowers on the roof are glued to a small clothespin and clipped roof shingles.   I did this same thing to all three birdhouses.  Love the look! 


The middle birdhouse measured in at 5.25" tall. I actually made two of this size, so I could give one away...but I added to this collection so you could see the differences in the two. I LOVE the little cherries...so cute and simple.  And the roof was just finished with a little white ink on the scallops. As you can see, the roofs are removable so you can fill it with goodies.
   
The smallest of the three birdhouses is actually my favorite of all.  It measures out as 4.5" tall.  I needed to match the papers but I couldn't print the white dots so instead I cut them out and put the white papers behind...it's a cute little polka dot birdhouse with a roof of cherries.  LOVE IT!
Just a few more pictures of the clothes-pinned flowers.  Like I said, I glued the flowers to the clips so I could clip them around my kitchen on several pieces...since my kitchen is actually the M.E. Theme.  So...I have to tell you about this plate.  I got it as a gift from my husband when our kids were little. My husband was in the military so we never had family around us to celebrate "special happenings and birthdays".  I decided to use this plate to create one of our 1st Family Traditions.  If it was your birthday...you got to use it for dinner, if you had a great report card or did something worthy...we celebrated YOU!  Today, I have it displayed on my counter and WE STILL USE IT.  Now, my babies are all grown up, some even have their own babies...so it's really special to us.  I added two M.E. flowers to it...looks so cute!!



  These are my little herb pots I use on my window sill.  I will be planting in them soon, so I dressed them up with the M.E. flowers as well.  




Lastly, I clipped a couple flowers on my napkin holder...really dressed it up. 



Ok friends, 
Thanks for stopping by.  
Next week I will be showing you some Princess Wands, so check back soon.  

~Margie
       

Friday, March 7, 2014

What's going on at My Scrap Chick?


Hey Friends...exciting news this morning!!!  It's here...it's Friday!!    My Scrap Chick, just released the FIRST Mary Engelbreit cutting file!! It is just DARLING!!  I can't wait to get started. Drop in and check it out. Machine or handcut...share your finished pieces on My Scrap Chick Fan Page. Will try to post some finished pieces over the weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
~Margie