Thursday, September 30, 2010

♥ Pastels...Hearts...and Pearls! ♥

Hi Everyone! Well, I just couldn't stay away! The Shabby Tea Room got me!! hehe While I should be taking a nap while my 4 yr old son is quietly playing the Wii game and my little guy is finally down for his nap, I decided to stop by my favorite challenge blog just to see what was going on! Needless to say, when I saw this gorgeous inspiration photo for this weeks challenge, I couldn't resist playing along! Isn't this bracelet beautiful!? It sure would look pretty on my wrist!! hint! hint! (hubby) LOL
I decided to make a fun party favor with this theme. I used a metal heart container which I sanded the edges to make a little shabby. I then added some tissue papers, punched hearts, handmade stick pins with crystals and pearls, a bow made from some fabric, a My Mind's Eye ticket, Prima flower, glitter, pearls and chipboard heart. I ran a mauve colored ink pad over the white flower and chipboard heart before added some glitter to them. The basket can be filled with chocolates or whatever little goody you would like. It is perfect for a wedding shower, baby shower, birthday party or maybe a Sweet Sixteen. (Click on photos for closeups)
I actually managed to decorate the front steps of our home for Fall. I have since added some pumpkins. My favorite time of year! Now if only the weather would cooperate! It's still so darn hot! Can't wait for this weekend! It's supposed to be in the 60's!!
Lastly, here are some pics of Antonio and Santino. Tuesday was Santino's 1 month birthday! Boy, does time go fast!
Have a wonderful weekend! And a special thank you to Debbie and The Shabby Tea Room for getting my creativity sparked up again!! :)

Hugs...

26 comments:

sequin said...

I really like this color scheme! Basket wonderful!

Pattie said...

WOW - this is absolutely beautiful! I love the hearts and the bow and the gingham - everything about it is so very pretty! And your boys are adorable too! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week!

Knerten said...

A beautiful heart shaped basked, there, Melissa !

Your baby son is just gorgeous; seriously kissable :-))

Debbie said...

WELCOME BACK, Melissa! We missed you and your fantastic creativity in the Tea Room! Your first project back does not disappoint, wow, what a gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing with us this week :)

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jelonkaa said...

Beautiful Children.

Aussie Loz said...

Oh, I thought your little heart bag was awesome, but your two little cuties have stolen the show! They're gorgeous Melissa, enjoy ♥

kelly said...

Melissa,

This is a lovely project. The photo of the boys is cute too.

Kelly

shari said...

Your project is Beautiful, good luck with the challenge. Your kids are so adorable. Shari (cricutrookie)

Tammy said...

Your basket is soooooooo beautiful. So is that bracelet! I would like to give my hubby that hint too. haha...
smiles...Tammy
Your munchkins are too cute!

Алиса said...

Как красиво! Детки прелесть!

lisa808 said...

So much cuteness in one posting! Your favor and the bracelet inspiration are both gorgeous. The boys look darling.

cbuswell said...

this is just gorgeous, love everything about it!!! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room this week! : )

Kim. said...

Love the party favour, really pretty. Your boys are both so cute and Antonio looks the devoted big brother.
Kim xXx

Juls said...

your make is just beautiful!!!! and your piccys just gorgeous! thanks for sharing! Hugs Juls

PapierGirl said...

Wow...just gorgeous - so many beautiful details and you managed to whip this up in between decorating your porch and putting the kids down for a nap! :) Welcome back and thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

O'skr said...

wow!i'm in shock of this beauty!!

Anonymous said...

We Pray all is well with you and your family We too have wonderful news our brand new niece was born today in Pa if you ck our my blog I have pic posted looks like we will be going to Pa after our Family wedding in July! she is just beautiful and a gorgeous name too,
~Anastasia Virginia ~
~ God Bless you and yours ~
Your son's are sweet.
Much Happiness
~ God Bless ~
Hugs:o)
DsJs

Melissa said...

Wow! Amazing project and what a sweet little baby!!!

Viola Mahr said...

hi Melissa! I'm totally excited to find ya! Another shabby-chic girl! :) That's my *fave* style too. Would love to drop by your blog often, and if you have time, do visit me at www.violamahr.typepad.com, would be wonderful to have you there!

and your boys are adorable! :)

Carole said...

wow Stunning !!!

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Yukkie Jenny said...

Oh, my congratulation! Little Santino is so cute... :)))
And busket is lovely too, but less than children. :)

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This is gorgeous! Love your blog!

I am now following your blog....hope you can do the same!

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Alejandra said...

Hello, your baby is so cute, and your works beatiful...

The Clip Cafe said...

Beautiful pastels - love it all :-) And DARLING boys :-)