Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Reception

Kara & Glenn's reception turned out so beautiful...
My Brother in Law Harlen designed, engineered and set up the entire decorations...
When you first walked in this is the view...
Such an elegant presentation. Once inside, you entered a beautiful park-like setting
There were park benches to sit on and two beautiful fountains that just added to the atmosphereBecause it was set outside, the sheer walls just gave you the feeling of being included in a special garden. The center of the space was their cake underneath a lighted archway
The food was simple but also beautiful (and color coordinating) Sheetcake and chocolate dipped sugar cookies (made by yours truly) As it got darker, the walls glowed in different colorsIt was so beautiful and a perfect evening!

Wedding Card

Just thought I'd show the card I made for Kara and Glenn. I wasn't able to use their announcement this time, but I did use their wedding colors.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Young Women Centerpieces

Miranda was asked to decorate small cupcake holders for centerpieces at the Young Women in Excellence. All they asked her to do was tie the bows onto the holders.
They told her that they would be in the center of a table and the girls projects would be displayed around them.
I got to thinking (as I often do) that the cupcake holders would be too short to see around the displays.

So... I tried to think of a way to elevate them.
(hang with me now while I explain my thought process....)

I thought first about the large vases I had that could be a platform for the holders.

Then I thought they would be cute stuffed with tulle that coordinated with the YW Value colors.

Then I remembered they mentioned they were going to put lights under the tables so I knew the vases needed the push lights inside to illuminate and match the decor.
(are you still following me here?)

Next I thought it would be cute to have a pick in the top cupcake that displayed the value name.
But wait... even better... how about cut vinyl out for each value and put it onto the vase.
(Whew... sometimes it's exhausting to think about my brainstorming head)

So that's what Miranda and I did...
She designed and cut each of the names and I adhered them to the vases.
Miranda even had a lesson on bow tying ( she will be able to carry on that family trait quite well as it was passed on to me by my mother)

And so here is the final results....
And here is how they looked with cupcakes and illumination....The girls placed their display around the value that matched their project.Everything looked so elegant and tied into the YW theme so well. I just love to see all the value colors represented all together.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bishopric Wives Dinner

Since Ryan is now in charge of all Stake Activities, I get the opportunity to do help him out. His latest assignment was the Bishopric Wives Dinner.
So I came up with an invitation to set the theme I also designed and put together the favors for each of the wives.
The Quote "Choose This Day" is from a talk from President Eyring.
After arranging the centerpieces, All that was left was the set up.
Fortunately Ryan has an awesome head chairperson who had many entertaining supplies (yep, more than me) She provided the tablecloths, goblets and plates. She planned the menu and did all the shopping.
All the wives had a wonderful evening and loved to feel special for that night.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Flowers and frosting and Cake oh my!

I've been working on flowers and cake for my niece's wedding this weekend.
It's been fun and challenging at the same time.
Everything is finished so thought I'd share .....

4-Grandma corsages..3-Mother wrist-lets
4-Floral decor...(I completely forgot to take photo's of the 6-boutonnieres and the 3- bridesmaid bouquets)

1-Bridal Bouquet...And finally the Wedding Cake....Simple but elegant.
The fondant even came out smooth as a baby's bottom (love it when that happens)

I just have one more project for the reception - making my famous chocolate dipped heart sugar cookies (in purple and blue of course)
It's been fun working with such a vibrant color combo.
Hopefully they are happy with how everything turned out!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Good, Better, Best

So here is a sneek peek at another project I'm working on.
This design is created on 4x4 tile.
I designed the quote using SCAL (love that program!)
It's based on the talk by Elder Dallin H. Oaks, "Good, Better, Best" It's a great message and one that I really need to practice more in my own life.

These are going to be favors at an upcoming Bishopric Wives dinner for all of our Stake.
All the decorations will be in Black, White and Red.
One down.... 25 more to go!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Spooks & Tiles

I ran onto these Halloween colored tiles while shopping for another project. I just couldn't resist playing around with my vinyl to see what I could come up with.
Here is the result

This was my first time playing with two-toned vinyl application for the pumpkin... I think he is my favorite. Although the silver skull is adorable too.
Hummm....can't decide...

Now let's see... I wonder if the tiles come in red and green for Christmas.