Thursday, October 17, 2013

Put a Bow on It!

Not sure if I have every shared that "Put a Bow on It!" was what I originally planned to name my bow business, but when I searched Facebook in order to create my page, I realized that there were several versions of that already in use.  Thus, I came up with "Let's Hear It for the Bows!"  I do tend to get a lot of encouraging compliments on my name, though, so I think it turned out the way it was supposed to.  

Today, I have a few recent special order bows to share with you.  These all start with 1.5" gross grain ribbon as the base.  It is my favorite, and in my opinion the easiest to work with.  It allows me to make several different sizes of bows, which is best since not everyone likes the huge bows Amelia tends to wear.

I love using buttons as a way to fancy up the centers of my bows.  Gives it just a little something else.  Another thing I found today, was a multi-crafting blog that is having a challenge requiring the use of buttons.  Not sure, if hair bows are exactly what they had in mind, but I thought I would give it a shot anyway.  The blog is Ruby's Rainbow and it is challenge #65.

Also, thanks for looking and here is the link to my Facebook.  Come look around a bit!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Six again!

Hello Again!

Okay, so Book Fair is open today now, but I have a bow order I must get to.  Thus, I stayed home this morning to make a bow (and blog).  I will be heading to school shortly.  So, I will just share quickly the other birthday card (that I made at the last minute) for a little friend of Conner's, who turned six this past weekend.

I have been on a roll with using up scraps, pieces and extra preprinted digistamps, which is exactly what I did this time, too.  Makes me feel resourceful when I do that!  I know it is a super easy card.  However, since it was for a child, I thought it fit.  I think the stamp might be a Bugaboo stamp, but again, I can't say with certainty.  It does, however, meet the requirements for a few challenges!

Thanks for looking again!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Another Birthday Weekend

Well, today is the last day of Book Fair, so maybe my craft room won't feel so lonely after today!  I certainly have a few bow orders I have to catch up on before anything else crafty can be done!  However, this weekend was another one jammed packed with Birthday Parties.  The catch was that this weekend included parties for Conner's friends.  He has been waiting for the day when he was one the invited to the birthday parties, and Sissy had to stay home.  Needless to say, he started off with a bang!

Here is the card I made for the party on Sunday.  The party was for a girl in his class, who he refers to as his "Super Good Friend".  Too cute!!

I was totally late in getting this card made, so I headed straight to the scrap drawers and my binder with all of the preprinted Digi Stamps.  I never just print one image at a time, so I will load up a page with other images.  Even if I don't plan to use it right at the moment, it helps me to be prepared and save time when situations like this come up.  However, the bad part is that I can't even tell you where I got the stamp from because it has been printed and sitting for so long!  I also took out my notebook where I make note of some of the challenges I may be interested in joining.  I knew I had copied down a sketch challenge, so it was a "no-brainer" on what the layout was going to be.  Like I said, all of the paper was in my purple scrap drawer.  I know that the patterned paper was left over from a mini book I got from Creative Memories YEARS ago!  I colored the image with colored pencils, and blended away, to help cover the lines because I colored so fast.  Here are the challenges I am submitting it to:

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 7, 2013

I have a good excuse!

I know it has been days since I have blogged, but I have a good reason.

We were at Disney for a few days!  Sean won a free night's stay at the All Star Sports Resort.  We were there to try out the new Magic Bands!

It is so strange to have your room key, park ticket, Fast Pass, charging abilities, and your Photo Pass all on your WRIST!  We ran into one small problem on our last Fast Pass, but overall everything was just breezy!
Of course, Amelia and I needed matching Disney Flip Flops!  Can't tell you how many compliments we got on our shoes this past weekend!
I am going to try to catch up some more on the blog, but this is the Book Fair week.  So, I will be spending a lot of time at school.  I do have some hair bows to share.  I had a rush last week on orders.

Thanks for stopping by!