Thursday, December 9, 2010

{{{Amazing}}} Christmas Cards from Shutterfly!

~All pictures in this post are from

Every Christmas season, I look forward to designing and sending out Christmas cards. This year I decided to go a different route. Since I’m busy this year with my 5 month old baby, I decided to use the insert your own picture, already designed type Christmas cards. As I started to look around for that perfectly us Christmas card, I came across They have an amazing selection to choose from! You are sure to find a card that fits the whole family! Check out their great photo Christmas cards here-

Here are few that I am loving on this holiday season…

I can just picture a lovely family photo in the cute card-

I love Christmas tree and the font on this card

This card you can customize as if you designed it yourself! I love it!

Seriously cute card! And room for 6 pictures? Amazing!

How will I ever choose just one design?!?!

The best part is, they don’t just offer Christmas cards, they offer other amazing gifts to give this holiday season!

-Cute Photo Mugs (Seth’s uncle gave these to us last Christmas with pictures from our wedding. We love them! I love to use them for hot coco.)

-Calendars you can personalize to the max!

-Or even Christmas thank you cards to send out after the holiday gifts have been given!

I’ve never personally ordered from Shutterfly but I know many people that have. The only thing I’ve ever heard about Shutterfly is positive. So go shop, browse, and create!

I cannot wait to get my Christmas Cards and send them out!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Digital Photo Cards

Check out what I have been working on:

These birth announcements and Christmas card were made using Illustrator. So simple and fun!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thankful Cards

New Thanksgiving cards! I just went to the paper store and couldn't pass up the Thanksgiving paper. Here are a few of my creations:

Sunday, November 2, 2008

and the Winner is...

Wow, thanks for all the wonderful comments that were left here for the Holiday Card give away! I used to select our three winners.

And the winners are:



Piece of me

Thanks again to all who entered. Feel free to stop by often for more fun giveaways to come!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Give Give Giveaway!

With the Holiday’s coming up everyone could use a few cards, right? This is the perfect give away to starting the holidays off right! I will be giving away three holiday card packages. Each will include five blank holiday cards with room for you to hand write a special message before it is sent to that special someone!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Grab my button on my side bar and post it on you sidebar (Don’t worry, there is a link below the button with instructions how to do it!)
  2. Leave a comment here telling me which card below is your favorite
  3. Contest ends November 2nd
  4. I will randomly pick three winners
  5. Winners will be posted sometime November 2

Want a second chance to win?!?! Make a post on your blog about the giveaway and you will be entered in twice!

Holiday cards to choose from:

Good Luck!!!

I am participating in the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival Giveaway. If you’d like to enter more great giveaways please visit Bloggy Giveaway.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How to…

Make a Three Tier Diaper Cake for a Baby Shower

Step one:

Roll diaper starting from opening and rubber band to keep the diaper rolled.

*Side note- I use size 2 or 3 diapers so that the Mom can leave the cake up for a while before she takes it apart to use the diapers. For the rubber bands, I like to use tiny hair rubber bands that are light colored.

Step Two:
Do step one rolling a total of 69 diapers.

Step Three:
Take eight diapers and make into a circle- 1 diaper in the middle and 7seven around it. And then put a rubber band around all eight.

*Side note- This is the top tier of your cake!

Step Four:
Repeat step three with eight more diapers.

Step Five:
Then take 13 diapers and circle them around the 8 diapers that are already bound by a rubber band from step four. Now rubber band all 21 diapers together.

*Side note- This is the middle tier of your cake!

Step Six:
Repeat step five with 21 more diapers.

Step Seven:
Then take 19 diapers and circle them around the 21 diapers that are already bound by a rubber band from step six. Then put a rubber band around all 40 diapers.

*Side note- This is the bottom tier of you cake!

Step Eight:
Cut a 14” circle of cardboard or you can use a 14” cake round (you can find this at any craft store)

Step Nine:
Stack the three tiers starting with the largest on the cake round

Step Ten:
To hold all three tiers together, insert a wooden dowel through the middle of stacked up tiers.

*Side note- Be careful not to puncture any of the diapers in this step!

Step Eleven:
Cover rubber bands on each tier with ribbon and hot glue at the back of the cake. Make sure to hot glue ribbon on ribbon not ribbon on diaper. This will ensure all diapers are still usable.

*Side Note- Pick ribbon that is thick or else you will be able to see the rubber
bands through it!

Step Twelve:
I like to add something (such as the boa below) on the remain edge of each tier to cover up any coloring on the diapers.

Step Thirteen:

Add accessories (such as flower) for the cake topper. You can also add accessories around the cake.

Final Look:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Cards, Cards, Cards and More...

Here are a few designs I have been working on. Which is your favorite?

Little boy's b-day:
So Pink Thank You:

New Year!:

Thanks Invite:
Happy Halloween!

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