Saturday, December 8, 2012

Cards/Crafts of the Month

Amongst the midst of holiday shopping and prepping, I did a crazy thing and had a Stampin' Up party.  And we had so much fun!

As promised, here are pictures of our fun cards and card box gift set.  If you'd like to order the kits ready for assembly (all you'll need is a tape runner and some glue), please email me at  I can prepare a paypal invoice if you are not local and if you are local, email me and I'll let you know when your kit is ready for pickup.  Total is $15.00 for all three card/crafts.  For closer images, simply click on the pictures:

 The box set comes with three cards (already stamped), a sharpie pen and some fun baker's twine for wrapping a card or two with:
Items Used:
       Top of box-
                    Layered Labels "for you" stamp- item #127072
                    Sizzix Big Shot die cut & embosser machine- item #113439
                    Sizzix ApothecaryAccents framelits- item #127003
                    Chocolate Chip classic Stampin ink pad- item #126979
        Cards inside the box-
                     Betsy's Blossoms stamp set- item #126006
                     Retired set used on tree card, substitute Forever Youn item #122572
                     Pool Party classic Stampin ink pad- item #126982
                     Marina Mist classic Stampin ink pad- item #126962
                     Night of Navy classic Stampin ink pad-item #126970
         Cherry Cobbler Baker's twine- item #123125

 The glitter ornament card is on red cardstock, blank inside:
  Items used:
              Cherry Cobbler cardstock- item #124272
              Gumball Green cardstock- item #126840
              Glimmer cardstock- red- item #121790
               Delicate Doilies stamp set- item #122592
              Cherry Cobbler classic Stampin ink pad- item #126966
              Rich Razzleberry classic Stampin ink pad- item #126950
              Gumball Green classic Stampin ink pad- item #126861
              Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon- item #126848
 The button hanging ornament is on white cardstock with a red "merry Christmas" inside:
 Items used:
    Outside of card-
          Card is lightly watermarked (click on picture to see) with Versamark stamp pad-  
                item #102283 and snowflake from Snow Swirled (substitute)- item #127799
          Sweets for the Sweet stamp set- item #122512
          Baja Breeze classic Stampin ink pad- item #126960
          Real Red classic Stampin ink pad- item #126949
          Subtles and Brights Designer buttons- item #119745 & #119747
          To glue buttons down-multipurpose liquid glue- item #110755
     Inside of card-
          Come to Bethlehem stamp set for 'Merry Christmas'- item #120591

If you would like to order any of the stamp sets used, go to  You can click on "shop" from there and just enter with the item numbers provided.  For every $150 ordered, you get $25 worth of free product!

Thanks for looking, have a very Merry Christmas!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Esty Shop Excitement

So if you do a Super Saturday and figure out how to make a whole slew of crafts...shouldn't you get the advantage to listing them in your Etsy shop?

The answer my friends is yes.  Still have more to post, but I'm starting somewhere!


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Sunday, September 9, 2012

College Station 3rd Ward Super Saturday

"Soup"er Saturday

Date: October 13, 2012
Time: 10 AM to 2 PM
College Station Cultural Hall

Lunch served 12 PM to 1 PM

Sign up sheets are being passed around for soup/salad/dessert.  Thank you VERY much to those able to bring items!

Sign up for the crafts you'd like to complete in 
the kitchen after church.  Sign up and payment must be
submitted by October 1st.  
You may submit your order via email:

Please make checks payable to: Kourtney Rivera
Money for crafts will be due October 1st, 2012

We are trying our hardest to have a few babysitters on site for those who would need them.  
If you have a son/daughter who might be 
able/willing to donate a few hours watching the kiddos, 
please pass the word along.  
Sign ups for the babysitter's club will be passed out in 
Young Women and Young Men meetings

We are "SOUP"er excited for our crafty day!

Please email 
or call/text 979.574.7510
with any questions.

Clear Block Nativity (light strand not included): $30
If you would like ribbon to be all same color, please specify which one you would like on your order.  Otherwise, you will receive one color of each ribbon: khaki, maroon and silver.
Estimated completion time: 30 minutes
**Hobby Lobby sells stands specifically built for the blocks, if you want some added height

Coffee Filter Wreath:$12
Estimated completion time: 30-45 minutes

16 X 16 No Sew Pillow Cover (insert not included):$5
Please specify letter or bird.  If doing letter, specify letter.
Estimated completion time: 30-45 minutes

TP Art Shadow Box Frame:$10
You will have the option to paint the TP art and a few different papers to choose from
Estimated completion time (without painting TP art): 15 minutes

Frame with Hanging Ornaments: $16
Have option of painting the frame if you would like to.
Estimated completion time (without painting frame): 15 minutes

Journal & Fabric Flower Bookmark-$3 each
Journal covers may vary slightly
Estimated completion time: 15-20 minutes

Ribbon Christmas Tree: $10
Estimated completion time: 30 minutes

Simple Wood Nativity: $7
You will be able to select your own paint colors
Estimated completion time: 10 minutes

 Crystal Prism Hanging Ornament: $6
Estimated completion time: 8 minutes

 Set of 5 Cards: $10
Estimated completion time: 30 minutes

Letter Monogram Board: $10
Please specify letter and name on order
Estimated completion time: 15-20 minutes

Easter Nest with 5 Modpodge Eggs: $4
Estimated completion time: 45 minutes

Light Switch Cover: $1.50
Estimated completion time: 5 minutes

Gumball Candy Dish: $5.50
Estimated completion time: 15 minutes

 Party Red Circle Garland: $4
Estimated completion time: 20 minutes
Meal Calendar: $25
Estimated completion time: 20 minutes + recipe labels at home

Magnetic Boards: $16
Choose from the black polka dot or black patterned fabric
Estimated completion time: 45 minutes

B-O-O Sticks: $20
Estimated completion time: 45 minutes

Easter Egg Banner: $4
Estimated completion time: 15 minutes
Canvas Diaper Clutch: $5
Estimated completion time: 15 minutes
Glitter Pumpkin Swag: $5
Estimated completion time: 1 hour


4x4x4 Family Picture Block- $5
Estimated completion time: 30 minutes

Corkboard mouse pad- $5
There will be a few different paper patterns to choose from
Estimated completion time: 20 minutes




Saturday, August 25, 2012

One Poppin' Party

 Alright, the 'Sisters formerly known as Hansen' have a problem when it comes to party throwin'.  As in, we really don't know when to stop.  We get a little crazy, but it is SOOOOO FUN!!  And a big shout out to Paige and Laura for helping me with my crazy shower throwin'  obsession.  Laura is having her first little baby in October.  It's a girl and I could hardly contain myself when it came time for the shower....really, ask Paige or Laura, I have issues.

Here's the invites:

 Laura fell in love with the poppy line from Gymboree  and honestly, one look and we were all hooked.  So "POP" became a regular, overused part of our vocabulary.  Seriously....fruit ka-'pops', chicken 'pop' pie, soda pop, jalapeno poppers, snap-crackle-pop parfaits were on the menu.  I tried very, very, very hard to be okay with the "ready to pop" idea for banners and invitations, I just couldn't do it.  It just sounded so....SCARY (not to mention a little too descriptive)....once I put it on paper.  

We got Laura's baby some cute clothes from the poppy line and strung 'em up for the shower:

Anyone who knows me well knows I have a bit of an obsession with circles.  I don't know why I love them so much, I just think they are SUPER why not use them to my advantage?

Entryway to the party: 
Okay, I'm a total nerd and set the stuff up once I got home....yep, I liked it THAT much!

 Yes, I am crazy... I did sew the circle garlands all together!

We (okay, I forced Paige and her mom) to do some tissue pom poms.  Don't recommend doing these at 2 in the morning, you kinda lose your mind.
Something so magical happens with some tissue paper hanging from the Dorothy's poppy DREAMY:

We set up a few good quotes and some stamped envelopes for people to write their name and address on, one less thing for the new mommy to do!  Seriously, one the best ideas on this planet.  Thank you shower genius who thought this one up.  On the left side of the table are the favors for the shower, cake pops!

Here's a close up from when I was making the cake pops:
 Close up on the quotes.....Oh, I just love these quotes!:


 I made a bunch of hairbows and placed them on the tree like ornaments:


The set up at the shower.  I wanted the banner across the table....but alas, the set up was not meant to be.


So I set up the banner at home to show my vision ;)
Pocketful of Poppies, indeed!
And that is one FABULOUS diaper cake!  We love the way this one was made!
Cake topper.  Oh baby shoes, I do so love thee!
Our parfait cups turned out super cute, too bad you can't taste one of these, they were SOOOO good:

Parfait cups

On the back of each pop label was a little tag to write your initials, so you truly know which is "your pop".
Your "key" to a soda poppin' good time: 
If you've never had Casa Linda petit fours, you are missing out. Next time you are in Dallas, so worth the trip.  As a matter of fact, we had these babies imported direct from the afore mentioned Dallas bakery.

Food labels turned out pretty darn cute.  We filled up square vases with black beans, lima beans and navy beans (which oddly enough people kept trying to eat as part of the food!! LOL). We wrapped the vases with crepe streamers and hot glued buttons down the front:

 Don't you LOVE the little red ramekins we found a World Market for the chicken 'pop' pies:

Laura and I share an obsession for the Emma dinnerware collection from Potterybarn:
  And I got a little crazy and made lined cones for the jalapeno poppers:

These are empty, but a little jalapeno popper fits perfectly inside each cone:
A jar full of favor'reds' starburst, for the taking: 

 The most popular item of the day?  Anthropologie's 100% cotton napkins, on a roll, tear-off style.  These are so cool, I cannot even begin to speak my pleasure:                    

 Made a big banner....then had left over I made a little banner too:

 And we made a whole slew of cute onesies at the shower in lieu of playing games.  Smashing success if I don't say so myself!


Well how else would you hang them other than with poppy clothespins?:

Made a TON of pinwheels for the back windows at the party

They are SO sweet for showers, really dress the place up

Kourtney & Laura:

Grandma Arrington, Laura & Paige
                   One of the cutest pregnant chicas I have ever seen (Paige was super cute and tiny like this too)                         

It's a Mexican style dress, my girls will live in these one day
I love that her "hospital box" was so EXCITING!  Look at that joy!  Snickers, cards, creamy soaps/lotions, magazines....oh it IS the little things.

 Here's the cute 6-9 month Aggie outfit we found and included in Laura's "hospital box".  Since baby can't wear that home, I took the liberty of making a onesie (hanging on the line in prior picture) for the lil Aggie, sized 0-3 months.
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