Thursday, March 31, 2016

New projects!

Hi guys!  It's been way too long since I've posted!  About 3 weeks ago, things went INSANE at work, my Etsy store and business picked up big time and I discovered 24 hours in a day wasn't enough to do it all!

We've had two of us doing the work of four and I've been working a lot of overtime.  The paychecks will be nice, but I'm done!  We have a new person starting in 3 weeks, so the countdown is on.  All this overtime would have been tolerable on its own....but for some reason, I got a gazillion orders and projects during this time as well.  Now, I'm not complaining about God blessing my business.  I am just tired!

Since I haven't had time to craft for myself and post, I thought I'd at least share some pics of what I've been doing....

My co-worker asked me to make this "faux" ticket for her to give her dad on his birthday.  She and her sisters got him tickets to the Lakers/Thunder game and this was how they told him.  What a cute idea!  I would have never thought of that I totally enjoyed it.  I laminated it so he could keep it.  She said he loved it!

I also did several Easter baskets.  I forgot to take pictures of a couple, but here are two of them.

Please ignore the bad pics... I took them at my desk at work.

This is an Easter basket for a very sweet, lovely young lady.

 She loves horses and wants to grow up to be a vet. 

Her mom chose the colors to match her room, so she could use the basket after Easter.

This is for her brother, Trey.  He loves super heroes and his favorite is Batman.

One last project...

I made several personalized bunnies for Easter.  This was for a co-worker to mail to her niece.

I have several other projects to share, but not today.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Harry Potter

I don't love Harry Potter.


I really don't.  I have tons of friends who love the books, love the movies and just love everything Harry Potter.  I just don't get it.  My husband read the books, then saw the movies.  I went to the theater for one and ended up sleeping for more than half the movie.  I just couldn't get into it.

For those of you who love Harry, I thought I'd share what I worked on this week...

A lady I work with ordered this wall decal for her daugther's reading nook in their new home.  I hope she loves it!

I have made several wall decals and don't have any in my own home.  Do you?  Since I've had my Silhouette, I have all these ideas and never do them for myself.  I must change that!

I just thought I'd share what I've been working on.  Now, I'm off to work on bunnies and baskets for Easter....


Monday, March 14, 2016

Wedding Shower Fun

A few months ago, one of my dearest friends got married.  None of us are drinkers or big into partying, so a bachelorette party wasn't going to happen.  I decided to throw her a sexy shower instead!

I went with pink and gold for the colors and loved how it turned out!  I thought I'd share some pics with you because I was on a tight budget and was still able to do an elegant shower.

The lighting in this room is really poor, so please ignore the yucky photo.  We sat up the drinks in the kitchen dining area, and this was on that table.  I bought a frame from Michael's and then purchased the gold foil honeycomb paper at Hobby Lobby. I covered the mat with the paper, then used gold vinyl for the wording.   I let the bride take this framed art home but now I want one!  I think I'll have to make me one...

I bought several candle holders at the dollar store and glittered those babies like crazy!  They were everywhere.  Thankfully, my mother has a serious obsession with cake plates, so she had tons we could use to elevate our decorations and make it fancier.

As you can see, I love my gold vinyl! Everything that didn't get glitter, got vinyled!!  I use several paper punches to make dots and then did simple stripes on some.

I also made some big confetti using vellum paper and placed it around the table. This fab candle holder came from a 70% off shelf at Hobby Lobby.

It's hard to see in this pic, but I made ring dishes as favors. I used gold vinyl and put their first initial on each bowl, them put in a cute bag and tied with a bow!

More cheap candles looking all fancy...

The night before the shower, I found this cute cup at Michael's. Of course, I had to personalize it for the bride!

Just a few more shots of the spread...

That's all folks! I just thought I'd share some ideas for an easy and cheap party!


Saturday, March 5, 2016


A decal ready to ship!
I just wanted to pop by and let you know that Pink and Paper is back on Etsy!  I had a store a few years ago, sold a few items and sorta lost interest.  I've been selling quite a bit to friends, relatives and co-workers so I thought I'd go ahead and list my items in my store.

Right now, all I have are decals, but I have several items sitting here ready to photograph that should be up in a day or two.  For now, here are some decals I have to offer...

If you need one, shoot me and email or visit my store HERE.

I'm working on Easter baskets, so I'll be back soon to share them with you guys!


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Marco Rubio is a hottie!

If you live in the USA, and don't live under a rock, you know it's election year!

I'm super patriotic and love my country.  I love that we have the freedom to choose our leaders, even if sometimes our country goes temporarily insane when choosing!  I'm not going to go into who I think should win or why you should vote for a certain party.  I'm not up for that debate today, although I do love a good political debate.  I just wanted to make a point, then I'll jump off my soapbox.

Please, please, please be informed when you head to vote.  I was having a conversation with someone the other day and they were so uninformed about the candidates that it was pretty pathetic.  Here in Oklahoma, our primary was a couple of days ago and this person was headed to vote armed with almost no information about anyone that was on the ballot.  I was told "I'll just decide when I get there!"

WHAT?!?!?!?  Nooooooooooooooooo!!!

I know most of my readers are female, so let me just say.... Ladies, don't do this!  Do you want to live the next 4 years with a horrible president? I don't.  Do you want to see our country go further downhill?  I don't.  Do you really want to be the gal who votes for Marco Rubio because he's a hottie?  I don't.

Mr. Rubio in action!

Isn't he the cutest?  My hubby thinks he has big ears and looks like a little boy but I think he's a cutie patootie!  Why not have a hot president?

Because that's not their job!!!  They must run our country and if they're hideously ugly, but well qualified, we must vote for them.  If I go to my polling place and choose Rubio because he's the cutest, I should lose my right to vote!  I know I'm being silly now, but I am very passionate about this.  Do your family, your country and yourself a favor - study before you vote.  Make your vote count by being informed.  Don't choose based on what's popular, who's cutest or what your friends tell you!

Geez, I sound like a public service announcement.  That means it's time to shut up.  That was my two cents for the day.

One more, just because...

Have a great Thursday!

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Lately, I've been thinking a lot about love.  Not mushy, romantic love, but God's love and loving others.  I could give you the train of thought that brought me to ponder this, but because I'm convinced I have ADD, it would take 6 paragraphs to outline my train of thought and who really has time for that?

I tend to use the word love very freely.  My hubby jokes that I "love" everything... and I sorta do.  I am somewhat over-zealous about a lot of things; an extremist, one might say.  Usually I really, really like something or totally dislike it.  I am not much of a gray area kind of gal.  Although I'm quick to say "I love pink" or "I love this pen", I really don't take love lightly.

God told us to love one another.  Growing up as a preacher's kid, I heard this scripture many times in my life but I don't know that I ever embraced it like I have in the last few months.  After some thought, I decided that I was going to try to actively love and show love to those around me, even when I don't want to.  

This is harder than one might think.

Some people are weird.

Some people are annoying.

Some people are jerks.

And some are just idiots that you want to smack.

A lot of us wouldn't say this out loud, but you know you've met them, been related to them or worked with them.  Loving these folks isn't easy or simple.  It takes effort.  But you know what?  Choosing to do so changes you and them.

I have an acquaintance that fits into one of the above categories.  This lady is one of the most kind and giving people you could ever meet.  She would give you the shirt off her back and all her money if you even hinted you were in need.  She's practically a saint in a lot of ways.  However...She's also pretty neurotic and very, very needy.  Upon first meeting her, it's obvious that she's a little "too much".  From my observation, it appears that most people just tolerate her but don't actually form a relationship or care about her.  I used to feel the same way.  Then, something happened.  

I decided to change my mind.  I decided to see her for what was underneath, not for the surface things or the weird quirks.  That's when I really began to see her.  When I did, I saw someone who has faced several tragedies and traumas in her life.  I saw someone who has recently lost several people she loved very much, suffered an abusive home life growing up and who has such low self-esteem that she can't believe anyone would love her or even tolerate her.  What I saw broke my heart.  

We've all been through crap.  At one point or another, we've all made a bad decision.  We've all done stupid things or run our mouth when we should really shut up.  We've all judged others and been critical.  On the inside, we're all very much the same.

It's been a few months since I decided to try and love this person.  You know what?  She's still annoying.  Sometimes, I still just want to go away instead of have a conversation with her.  BUT... I see her totally differently now.  She doesn't have to be just like me to be worthy of love.  She doesn't have to look the way I want or act the way I want.  She is God's precious creation and I choose to love her for who she is, not what I think she should be.  

I don't think love means we must become besties with everyone we meet.  I don't think we have to invite them all over for Christmas or even spend a ton of time together.  Love can be a smile or a hug.  Love can be a "Good Morning" or even a simple, kind gesture.  I've also learned through this that one of the greatest ways to show love is to simply listen... Even if you don't feel like it.  

And even though it's hard, it's totally worth it.


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Heart Day!

Happy Heart Day, folks!  I have been far from blogland lately, but I'm trying to make my way back.  I got a heat press.  OMG!  I love it.  How did I ever live without it?  

Needless to say, I've been playing a lot.  (And happily working a lot on orders!)  I have several things to share with you.....

I've seen these little bags all over the FB groups I belong to, so I figured why not try them?  I got the bags at Michael's and the hearts from Dollar Tree.  I hadn't seen any with a religious twist, but when I saw this phrase online, I knew I had to do it.

In each bag, I put 5 red hearts and 5 pink hearts. It's a little hard to see, but the arrow is glitter vinyl.  Sooooo pretty!  I love it.

When I ordered my heat press, I got a deal where I ended up with quite a few colors of HTV (heat transfer vinyl) and this is my first try at glitter.  A word or advice - You need a sharp blade to get a good cut on the glitter HTV.  This brand (Siser) is really thick.  It cut very well, but took a few tries to get the right blade settings on my Silhouette.

I'll show you one more project for today...

I made these for my hubby for valentines day!  They are boxer briefs.  I saw this idea online and couldn't help myself.  Now, I will say I made two more pair, but they were a little risque, so I decided not to share them here so as not to offend anyone!  But, hey, I'm married - it's legal!  LOL!

Anyway, I'm just having a fantastic time with this new toy.  I'm sure I'll share more heat projects soon.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Font Friday - Vinegar Stroke

Long time, no blog!!  I have been away forever.  I have to say, I had no idea it had been so long since I'd posted.  The holidays came and I was super busy!  I got several orders for holiday gifts that were totally unexpected and I was swamped.  Then, I started working on my Etsy store and have just gotten engulfed in that world for a bit.

I've missed you guys and had to check back in!  I just received another new toy, a heat press, and I'm excited to share with you the things I'm going to make with it!  Until then, how about a font?

This week's font is....
Isn't it cute?  I love the balloon-ish, puffy letters!  You can download it HERE.

Have a great weekend!