Monday, July 16, 2012

{Introducing} Wedding Tumblers

Wedding season always brings many brides looking for something fun, cute, useful and personalized to give as wedding party gifts.  My personalized tumblers has been a favorite for gift giving since I introduced them so I thought it was time to add some specially for the wedding crowd.

Each tumbler can be customized with any color combination.  Special personalizations are also available.  The initials can also be replaced with wedding party titles: Bride, Groom, Made of Honor, etc...

Count Your Blessings

Last October I wanted to make some sort of "blessing" board.  I wasn't sure what exactly I wanted to do but I knew I wanted to do something and have it ready by November... Well October rolled on by... and then November. 

I went with the dry erase method by using a glass frame.

It was pretty easy to make and has a lot of meaning... I like those kind of projects.

I started off with a 14" x 26" photo collage frame... and removed the collage mat from behind the glass.

I picked up some nifty beige burlap (I think that is what this is called) from the fabric store... with some extras to make a few extra and some cool decor projects.

I put the burlap behind the glass... which was the most challenging part of this project.

I cut a decal with "Count your Blessings" with numbers 1 - 10

And viola!

You can also replace "Count your Blessings" with another saying if you wish (ie; My Favorite Things, What's for Dinner?)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

{Real Event} "Color Me Happy" Birthday

It all started with a scribble...

I asked my (then) 2 year old what kind of birthday she wanted to have this year.  She told me she wanted to color and have her friends color too.  I looked up coloring theme parties but nothing really jumped out at am.  So I turned to the birthday girl and asked her, "what kind of coloring party" to try to narrow it down.  She said like this and ran off to get a crayon and piece of paper and began to draw.  I knew just what to do after that...

I gave her some cardstock and a Sharpie marker and let her do some drawing...

I took the drawings she made, scanned them and then turned into graphic files... which I then turned into decals.


I covered an area in butcher paper as the white canvas backing.  I bought a huge roll so she can continue to use it for coloring. 

 This sign in book is just like the one I made last year for Mya's birthday but with this year's theme. I used decals and my printables to make it.


AshleyandGary Kennedy of Kennedy Kakes baked the yummy cake, cookie pops, cake pops and cake push pops!

I found this yummy treat on Pinterest and just used rainbow dot sprinkles to add color to them.


Cookie pops & cake pops by Kennedy Kakes

I made a cartoon version of Mya that I added to her favors and things.

Rainbow fruits & veggies to balance some of the sweets

Close up of her cartoon self

And here she is with the matching outfit I made for her.  Making that skirt may have been the most difficult part of this entire party.

At the park...

My neighbor, owner of Who Baby Who, made colorful tissue paper pom poms to decorate with.  This is the coloring table with coloring pages of her cartoon self to color.

I added the scribble decals to just about everything

My very creative friend, Robin, of Heartmade by Hand made these awesome paint chip notebooks as part of the favors.

More scribble decals

The birthday girl...

...having fun on the slide.

The family behind Ten23 Designs

Everyone has their own special job to help bring you all the pretties. My son (left - 14), helps tape decals and makes boxes, he is also learning how to do design work. My husband (right) tapes boxes and helps peel decals. My daughter (center -3), puts those bright neon "Do Not Crush" stickers on the boxes and those who get a pretty crayon drawing on your box, that would be her art as well. 

 Ten23 Designs is a mom-owned, family run business. When you support Ten23 Designs, you are supporting a family... and helping to make dreams come true. 

(Thank you Christy Whitehead Photography for taking this very last minute photo for us last night).

Monday, July 9, 2012

Decals and Burlap???

Earlier today, Cocktails & Details posted a beautiful inspiration collection of woods, metals and burlap on Facebook... and it inspired me.

I love anything personalized and burlap happens to be one of my favorite decorating materials... so why not mix the two?  

One of the good things about being a craft addict is that 9 times out of 10, you have all of the materials you need right in your studio when an idea unleashes in your mind... especially if you are like me and cannot do anything else until the project is complete.

I first sewed two small pillows with the burlap material, leaving a corner on each open to stuff.

I cut the decals and peeled out the lettering to make a stencil.  I used the application tape to adhere the vinyl on the burlap how I wanted it.

Then painted.

After it dried (didn't really let it dry all of the way... I was to anxious to get it done)... My assistant helped me to stuff the pillows. 

She smiled almost the whole time and said to me, "this is fun. Can we make more pillows?"

Little does she know... we will be!

After we stuffed them I stitched up the open corner and viola!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

LED Candle Table Numbers

Calling all planners and brides: Looking for table number ideas? These LED candle table numbers are a great solution! Other designs are available on the candles as well (certain monograms, logos, etc). 

These are 6" tall and come in white or ivory. Each design in sealed and can be used over and over again. Planners, this is a great item that you can offer your brides for a small rental fee as well!

6" LED Candle Features "flickering", amber colored led bulbs to give illusion of burning candle. Requires 3 AAA batteries. Runs for 75+ hours before needing new batteries. Features on/off switch.

Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day from Ten23 Designs to you! 
I hope you have a fun and safe holiday!