Saturday, October 1, 2011


you should have come from sharons. 

i've been super busy preparing for my sons upcoming wedding in october.  i'm happy to share a few things i've made for the occasion.  although there is more to come, this is all i'm 'allowed' to show you for now.  i hope i've inspired some of you, and mostly, i hope you enjoy!

 i created stencils from vinyl to etch the wedding partys intial of their last names. 
it's difficult to pick up the letters in the picture and i've even put a colored napkin inside,
hoping it would show up better.


i made each of bridal party their own placecards. i'm pleased with how they turned out.
the mat was from georg, the font is songbird and the oval is a
spelllbinders petit ovals large.


i made a rather large, 10 1/4" banner.  the 'congratulations' alone will be approximately 10',
therefore because of the weight, we will have to string it up in segments.
i don't think that will be too bad.  it will take up a whole wall. 
i will post pictures of everything in its' place at a later date.

a close up of justin & nicki

another banner i made using BIRTHDAY BASH and BASE CAMP for the font:

i made my infamous little treat boxes filled with hershey kisses.  i cut the triangle mat from GEORGE.

 there are no carts involved with this project.
i just wanted to show you how these $1 picture frames from michael clearance can be used
in addition to your table decorations.  i think they add a million bucks!

for the rehearsal dinner i made a formal greeting for the guests at the entry of our banquet room.
computer generated and an inexpensive but elegant frame, (another gift for the couple).
i cut 'elegant flourishes' from tim holtz bigz die in my cuttlebug to surround the greeting.

i'll scatter these leaves made using ART PHILOSPHY on the banquet table.

these were so easy to stamp.  i just left them on my mat and stamped before taking them off.

lastly. i made this sunflower topiary using the cuttlebug daisy die. 
i'll have a hard time parting with this.  it's absolutely stunning in real life.  this is not the vase i'll be using.  i will purchase a brown vase with a narrow opening, if you can visual.  this will go on the head table at the rehearsal dinner.  later, nicki can use this as a centerpiece in a vase, or hang with the ribbon i've attached.  i hope she likes it!  if she doesn't, hmm, i know where it can stay!  (hee hee)

or, she can hang it.

that's it for now folks.  i hope you enjoyed what i showed you. 
it means alot to me to share and hear what you have to say.
i'd love to hear what you think and if you have any suggestions.

next, hop on over to laurie and see what fantastic projects she has to share!

the lineup:

24. Gayle Schrader-
30. Lisa Newton-Orensky -
32. Kat     YOU ARE HERE!

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Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

Oh My Gosh Kat your wedding projects are fantastic!! I only wish I would of gotten married now and not 16 years ago. LOL. I just think what a Cricut could of done for my wedding. Your son and daughter in law are so lucky to have you and all your hard work. I am so much in love with your flower ball. Have a great time at the wedding.

Tanya said...

Oh have been a super busy lady! Those glasses are just fabulous, love the way they turned out! All the decorations are just beautiful...this is going to be a gorgeous wedding! You will have to post pics of everything afterwards. Lovely projects Kat!

Anonymous said...

Your creations for your son touched my heart, just wonderful! and you are right the $1 frames are just perfect----- all the best to the newlyweds, and some rest for you--- TFS

Mad Crafter said...

Kat, your projects are so lovely. The glass etching is fabulous. I love how those turned out. And the picture frames are such a nice idea! Everything looks great. I can tell you put a lot of love into everything you did. You really ROCK Kat:) I am happy to be on the DT with you!! TFS!

Lucinda said...

These are amazing. The wedding is going to be beautiful. TFS!!

My Cricut Craft Room said...

GREAT JOB I CANNOT wait to see the after wedding pictures! Thank you for being a part of my design team and this hop.

Josie0602 said...

Wow, Kat...the wedding decorations are just gorgeous! I love that flower ball and hope you post instructions on that later!Tracy

Anonymous said...

WOW you have been SUPER busy! Everything is ABSOLUTELY beautiful.. Love the Blackletter etching, makes me wish I had this cartridge.

Crafty and Green said...

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING Projects Kat!! Wow!! I'm so happy to be on this DT with you and get to see your amazing creations! You Rock Lady!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and craftiness with us!! Can't wait to see the wedding pics!!

Many Blessings,

Courtney Larson said...

Wow Kat. You have done an amazing job. Your soon to be daughter in law is one lucky gal. I hope she (and your son) appreciates all the hard work you put into this. Simply STUNNING!

Holly said...

I am completely in awe of all your amazing projects. I love the sunflower topiary and well I actually love everything! Amazing work!


hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

I just know that your son loves and appreciates all that you have done for him!

mjblahnik56 said...

WOW WOW WOW I am a new follower and am amazed at all your projects.

Eva said...

wow, such an abundance of wonderful wedding projects...great job. Loved them!!!
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog

Shirley said...

WOW! What absolutely fabulous projects! You have been busy. Everything is fantastic.

Connie Layman said...

Kat, you are just amazing! This is one wedding I would love to go to! You are truly making this a special day for them! Thank so much for sharing and can't wait to see those pictures!

Liz said...

Your projects are awesome! I think the glasses came out perfect. The bride and groom are very lucky to have you and your great talent. I'm sure it was a lot of work, but the outcome is just wonderful.

Liz said...

These are fantastic and with a daughter having a wedding in a few months you have given me more ideas to bring to her thank you!

heatherhammen said...

Yours is always my favorite stop : )

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

ok kat stewart!! You are such an amazing crafter! I am learning a ton from this DT and so glad that you are on this team! Your son is so lucky to have such an amazing mother! Great Job Kat!!
You wowed me again!!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Wow!! These are all so amazing!!! Love the place cards!!

♥ Laura ♥

AllyBug28 said...

Oh Kat it turned out beautiful and I can not wait for us to get together neighbor!

Rosa said...

You outdid yourself everything is so lovely I'm sure it will all be appreciated TFS.

Bunnyfreak said...

Great projects for the wedding. I love the topiary ball.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Love your projects!!!

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Wow among wowwwwww you did a wonderful wonderful job...I love the pomander!!!!!

DebbyP said...

Your projects are awesome! Your son and future daughter-in-law are sure lucky. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas. Signed up to follow your blog and see what else you create.
Debby. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

Lady Fair said...

Oh my word! Where do I begin? I love the stenciled glasses, so elegant. The banners are awesome, they will look so nice in the reception hall. I love that you made leaves for table scatter in the wedding colors. And that sunflower topiary - so much work, and so beautiful!


Kris Dietz said...

Kat, your projects are absolutely gorgeous! If I ever get married, I'm hiring you to do the decorations. Your flowers are stunning! Absolutely beautiful! TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Kat! I hope when my kids get married, I have half your energy and creativity! What a perfect time of year for a wedding - autumn colors are my favorite! I love all of your projects but my favorite has to be that topiary - and I am not even a fan of topiaries but that one "takes the cake"! Absolutely gorgeous! And that frame idea is so clever - I think that is fabulous! I am a new follower of your blog - could not help myself :)

Crafty Lady said...

Beautiful wedding accessories all around! You should go into business! I am a new follower!

Laurie said...

Kat, you did a fantastic job on all the decorations. I cannot wait to see the rest!

mamawcindy said...

WOW! Love all of your Projects! You did an Amazing Job! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Jenny R said...

Wow Kat everything is so amazing. I wish I used my Cricut more when I got married. I absolutely love that Topiary! I can't wait to see what else you have to share.

gshrader said...

Great job Kat! Your son and daughter-in-law are so lucky to have you helping them! Their wedding is going to be gorgeous! Love the flower topiary! It's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

TeresaK said...

Those are such beautiful wedding projects! How lucky is that bride! What a lot of work you've done!

the purple muse said...

All I can say is "Wow"!

~Tammy S

tammy dot schmitt at mac dot com

Maria (scrap4nat) said...

Kat this wedding is going to be gorgeous!! Everything you've made is beautiful!!!

Suzys Crafts said...

KAT...AMAZING! You have outdone yourself with this wedding. Absolutely gorgeous!! Everything. I am in awe.

Tiffany said...

Wow! You have been busy! I love them all. Especially, the flower ball. Great job!

Lisa said...

wow!! all your wedding projects are just wonderful!!! wow wow wow!!


Lisa G

CrazyCardCreator said...

Kat,your projects are beautiful!

Scrapbooking and Stamping with Michelle said...

Wow! What great decorations for the wedding!


Luanne said...

wow! your wedding projects are so gorgeous. Each one is made really great.
Glad to have hop to your blog and see your great creations.


Marianne said...

You have done a wonderful job! I love everything!!

Denise said...

Awesome projects! Denise.

Yvette said...

Wow! All of your creations are fabulous!!! Your son is very lucky!

Anonymous said...

wow what a wonderful job. Love it all.

shelly said...

oh my goodness kat you were definetly very busy with this! each of these are so awesome and turned out perfectly. way to go :) hugs, shelly