Iâ€™m working on our family photo book and I realised Iâ€™ve actually been feeling very creative the last few months â€¦ Iâ€™m so darn tootinâ€™ proud Iâ€™ve decided Iâ€™d show it off!Â So go away if you like or just sit back and let me bask in the glory of me.
1.Â Thanksgiving table
I made up â€œI am grateful forâ€ tags for each guest and, mutilating a paperclip to be a placeholder, stuck it in a pumpkin.Â I also printed up â€œTHANKSâ€Â letters and wrapped them around old spaghetti jars and put tea lights in each one.Â (If you want to duplicate, make sure you put a T on the other side of the S and a K on the other side of the H and so on, that way the people on the other side of the table arenâ€™t reading â€œSKNAHTâ€
2.Â Vanilla extract labels
We made vanilla extract this year and I hunted down some old-looking medicine bottles and made up apothecary-style labels to adorn them.
3. Weâ€™d love to stay and chat but we really [moustache]
For some of our friends that we thought would enjoy it, we made up little party photo kits.Â Each kit had about 5 or 6 moustache styles, a couple pairs of glasses, a hat, a pirate patch and a few word art sticks.Â They were all put in a glass filled with Hershey Kisses and we added a little card.
4.Â Thanks a Latte
To come once I find the photos!
5.Â Pirate Party
I think this will need itâ€™s own post.Â Iâ€™ll link here when itâ€™s done.
6.Â Viâ€™s birthday
It was Viâ€™s 70th birthday and Julieâ€™s 40th birthday a couple weeks ago.Â Julie didnâ€™t want a party (I totally get it!) but as expected there was a big blow-out for Vi.Â For her party I made a big collage of photos of her in the shape of a â€œ70â€Â (thank you Pinterest!) The photos were from her as a baby to present day and I think each number was about 3 feet tall.Â If you want to do this, here are my tips.Â (a) allocate a lot of time!!Â I thought it would be a relatively quick job but it took me about 6 or more hours in allÂ (b) invest in loads of tape.Â You canâ€™t tape it enough.Â When you think youâ€™re done, tape more.Â (c) Make sure you have many different sized photos.Â It made it easier to fill gaps, etc.
P.S.Â Fashion faux pas alert: Andrew and Mark are wearing the same shirts completely be accident!
7.Â Baby shower invite
As you may or may not know my sister-in-law is going to have a baby in October.Â YAY!!!Â While her mother is throwing the main baby shower my mom wants to throw one for my momâ€™s friends.Â As a result she asked me to create the invites.Â She had bought some pre-cut vellum invites and I designed something to go with that, but she had some major difficulties printing so I just designed something else and had it sent to Staples where my mom could pick it up, already printed and cut.
aaaaaand, I think thatâ€™s it.Â Apart from scrapbooking â€¦ Iâ€™ve been doing a boat load of that too.