Friday, January 25, 2013

All That Glitters...

What do you do when you want to have a winter wonderland themed wedding and real flowers don't seem to fit in? Our client decided to go with paper flowers with lots of sparkle and shine, reminiscent of snow sparkling on a winter landscape. We made over 80 individual flowers to go in the reception table centerpieces. Some of those are pictured below.

We also made boutonnieres and corsages. We tried to keep the bouts clean and simple with not too much sparkle as to not scare off the guys from wanting to even put them on. :) Our client requested the music note ones for the musicians to wear. :)

The corsages on the other hand...These were encrusted with glitter. Each flower was sprayed with adhesive and dusted with iridescent glitter. Liquid silver glitter glue lined the edges. And as a final touch, gems were added to the centers.

Our client provided us with glittered snowflakes and antique silver cones in various shapes and sizes for the bridesmaid bouquets. We added glittered paper flower petals and white feathers to make the wintery bouquets.

Awesome clients with a very unique wedding and we are so grateful for the opportunity to design their flowers! If you are friends with me on facebook, you'll know that toward the end of the order I felt like my person and everything I owned had been covered with glitter and feathers! But in the end, I won the epic battle with glitter and from what I hear, my client had a gorgeous wedding. If I get any pics from the wedding, I will post soon!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

January Newsletter!

2013 is here! We are so excited for all of the new beginnings and possibilities this year holds. Some of them are coming up right away! We will be doing two demonstrations at the "Scrappin' & Pinnin' For the Cure" retreat this weekend. We will do a demonstration on making tissue poms on Saturday morning at 10:30am at the 4-H Building, and one on mini treat/pocket tags on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. For more info on the event, please contact Julie Kuchera at 1-402-322-0141 or email Here are the rest of our upcoming events:
January 29th: 6-10 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (last Tuesday of every month except on holidays)

January 31st: 4-5 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (last Thursday of every month except on holidays)

February 2nd: Paper Flowers and Paper Rose Wreath Class! Mid-Plains Community College Class, 9am-12pm. $30. For more info, please contact Mid-Plains at 402-376-8033 or email 

February 21st: Mixed Media Collage Class!  (Acrylic paint and paper on canvas) Mid-Plains Community College Class, 6-9pm. $45. For more info, please contact Mid-Plains at 402-376-8033 or email

Instead of our usual DIY project, this month we are having a contest to win this Valentine's Day kit! The drawing will be held on January 31st and there are a few different ways to enter your name. You can like our facebook page and share the link about this contest for two entries. You may also enter your name each time you stop in the store. Good Luck!

Wishing you all the best in 2013!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Some photos for Pinterest

A few photos of some of our furniture and crafts :)

Little Gentleman

I had a lot fun making two custom banners recently. The customer has a little boy that just turned one and had decided on a vintage themed birthday party, even encouraging attendees to wear vintage attire. What a cute idea! She wanted a small banner that said "One" for his high chair and a larger banner to decorate with. I had the perfect paper from Graphic 45's "A Proper Gentleman" collection. I made origami ties for the high chair banner and cut out letters using "Fontopia" cricut cartridge. Then I cut wide triangles for the larger bunting banner. So fun to get to make decorations for her little gentleman!