Sunday, February 17, 2013

Mom's Fabulous 50th!

I have been planning all the crafty goodness I would do for my Mom's 50th Birthday for quite some time now! There is nothing bigger than celebrating a milestone!

The invitations were created using DCWV's Latte Mat Stack, Cricut's Sugar and Spice Cartridge, and May Art's SK05!

I created this frameable guestbook using DCWV's Foiled Elegance, May Arts' 398-25-16 and 334-09. I took wooden numbers and decorated with cardstock, then framed it with flowers I purchased from my new favorite website, Save On Crafts

My Mom's party favors were created using Lavender buds and Tulle favor bags, again from Save On Crafts!

I created the thank you cards using the scraps I had left over from the invites! What a way to recycle! I was inspired by a sketch featured in DCWV's February Stack-a-Holic Challenge!!`

If you haven't noticed by now, my mom's favorite color is Lavender and we kept that theme through out the whole celebration!

Thank you for stopping by and "celebrating" with us!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day!

The one thing I have always loved about Valentine's Day: Making Valentines!! I am so excited about it, that at times, I wish my son had little classmates so I can make Valentine's for them, too! Let me not get a head of myself though!!

Here is the card I made for Hubby! You can find more details at the May Arts Blog!

This is my final post as an official Ribbonista. May Arts had to make changes, and had to downsize the team. Although it was a sad departure, I will always be a Ribbonista at heart and will never forget the lovely ladies I have met, including the Ribbon Lady!!

Next up is the card for my son

He loves Mickey Mouse, so this was absolutely perfect!

I used my Mickey Cricut Cartridge, cardstock, and Sticko Embellishments.

I love these Pebbles Alpha and the cute American Crafts 6 x 6 Cardstock!!

I used the more cardstock from American Crafts' XOXO for this next card.

I added some Basic Grey and American Crafts Alphas, and created my heart kite with Twinery bakers twine and Studio 112 Bling

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

May Arts Valentine's Blog Hop

It is day for of our Valentine's Blog Hop!

I love Valentine's Day because it is a fun time for crafting! I love making paper rosettes and wanted to make something for Valentine’s Day using these fun embellishments. After arranging and rearranging the rosettes, I came up with a heart! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! I created several different rosettes in different sizes. I positioned them until I achieved the look I was going over. I added ribbon roses to add a variety of textures and other embellishments.

Here is a closer peek at my ribbon roses, using May Arts Ribbon!
A few extra trinkets for fun!

The final product!

Now here is Today's Hop List to help you Navigate

Marie Otake <You are here>

In case this is your first day at the Hop, head back to May Arts Blog to check out the previous days!
There is a giveaway! 4 spools winner's choice. Post a comment on any stop along the way.

May Arts Ribbon: 

Studio G Patterned Paper
Remarks Stickers
Bo Bunny Embelishments

Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Today is day 3 of the May Arts Valentine's Blog Hop! Make sure you are checking out all the LOVEly inspiration!

Also, take a peek at my shadow box greeting featured at the blog today!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

DCWV Top 10

I am honored to have made it to DCWV's January Stack-a-Holic Top 10!
Here is a look at my card that made it!


DCWV Bouquet de Fluer Stack
Kaisercraft pearls
Kaisercraft Crochet Flowers

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Book Covers

 I am in the process of making my son an Alphabet book. Here is a step by step tutorial on how I made the book covers for it!

Cardboard (For cover's base)
Patterned paper (an inch longer and wider than the cardboard)
Patterned paper or cardstock (same size as cardboard)
Score tool

Glue one side of your cardboard onto the back side of your larger pattern paper.

Score around your cardboard and fold the paper

Cut the corners of your patterned paper

Glue all four sides onto the cardboard

Take the smaller patterned paper or cardstock and glue onto the inside of your book cover.

Here is what the outside and inside of your book would look like!

Thanks for stopping in! Please come back for the rest of the Alphabet book!