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May 22, 2017

DIY Let's Brunch Sign with Cricut Explore Air 2


Whether you are hosting a bridal shower brunch or a brunch with friends, our Let's Brunch sign will be perfect! To celebrate the wedding season and summer, we are showing you how to create your own Let's Brunch sign with our Cricut Explore Air 2

If you don't own a Cricut Explore Air 2, by the end of this post you will want one and guess what? We are giving one away!! Oh yes we are! More on that opportunity later. 

My Cricut Explore Air 2 and vinyl can help take a project from ordinary to extraordinary! Just think about the possibilities. Before you host your next brunch, create one of these signs and be the talk of the party! 

What You Will Need: 

Step 1:

Spray paint your frame gold with Rustoluem Metallic Gold spray paint. 


Step 2:

Open Cricut Design Space and a new project. Type out Let's Brunch. I used the sweetheart script font for the wording. However, you can choose whichever font you like best. 



Step 3: 

Size your font in Cricut Design Space. I sized the "Let's" to 5.82"x 3.59" and the "Brunch" to 7.35" x 2.97". I had to ungroup the letters and space them so they overlapped. Next I had to weld the letters together to make one continuous word. 

Step 4:

Place your glitter vinyl on your cutting mat and using the paper guides, load it into the Cricut Explore Air 2 machine. Now you are ready to cut your words. 


Step 5: 

Now that your image is cut, you will need to weed out the excess vinyl you don't need. You will use the weeding tool to help you do this. 


Step 6: 

Remove the liner from the transfer tape, with the adhesive side down, gently place it over the wording. Transfer tape is a medium to get the words {or image} from one place to another. Using the scrapper from your tool kit, rub the tape onto the vinyl. At a 45 degree angle, peel the vinyl away from the liner. If the vinyl sticks, simply rub the tape on the vinyl again. 

Step 7: 

To apply your words on the glass of the frame, carefully place the transfer tape with the words onto the glass. Making sure your words are straight. Starting in the center, moving out towards the ends, gently rub the wording onto the glass and peel away. 


Step 8: 

Place the glass into the frame! You now have your own Let's Brunch sign you can use again and again!


This is only one of the DIY projects we created for our Geometric Navy and Gold Bridal Shower  We will be sharing a few more projects, so come back often to learn how to make your own. 

Remember earlier on, we told you about our giveaway? Well, if you are ready to enter for a chance to WIN one of your very own, then click HERE to enter!! Good Luck! 

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I was invited to participate in the Cricut Party Blogger Program Kickoff.  
This experiecne is based strictly on my opinion.  Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above.  I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion.

May 15, 2017

Geometric Navy and Gold Bridal Shower Party with Cricut







I was so excited when I was asked to partner with Cricut to create this beautiful bridal shower. Not only because I love my Cricut Explore Air 2 so much, but because it was so easy to design my table with it!

As my Cricut worked it's magic, my vision came to life!


I immediately created an inspiration board with endless gold details and splashes of navy. This included a white vintage tablecloth and china, brass candle holders, a gold glam runner and beautiful succulents. 

The china I chose, belonged to my husband's grandmother. Isn't it gorgeous? It matched my vision perfectly with the navy blue accents. I love to have fresh flowers on the table, they just make it "come to life".  Choosing white roses instead of a color, helps pull the eye towards the gold and navy and not to take away from the other elements on the table. A bountiful succulent and  boxwood garland placed down the center of the table ties everything together nicely. Simple gold accents are added to give a "pop" to the garland. I used gold vases varying in height, brass and clear glass candle holders, as well as a few gold geometric terrarium candle holders and navy tapered candles.


A few of the necessary supplies I needed:

Glitter Vinyl {let's brunch sign}
Gold Adhesive Foil {names on the pyramids}
Gold Glitter Cardstock {napkin rings and cheers topper}
Navy Cardstock {menu and pyramids}



Staying with the geometric shapes, I created this fun toss me confetti bag! It is made of vellum and I simply used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut the diamond shape and the confetti to the size I wanted.

Ever wonder why we toss confetti at a wedding? Confetti is a traditional symbol of good luck for the bride and groom tossed in the air to wish them health, happiness and a long life together. I incorporated it into the bridal shower for the guests to have some fun.


Adding unique place cards at each setting helps your guest find their seat with ease. The pyramids I cut with my Cricut served as the place cards as well as held a hidden treasure inside. 




The beautiful gold glitter napkin ring not only held the napkin in place but tied in the geometrical element I incorporated throughout the table. 




If you know me at all, you know I had to add a pinch of pink on this table, but it is the sweetest pink ever! Cheers!


Did you notice the waffles are a geometric shape too? Oh yes they are! *wink


I hope you enjoyed seeing this table as much as I loved creating it. Stay tuned as I will share the details of the DIYs I created for this bridal shower. As an extra bonus, you can enter to WIN your own Cricut Explore Air 2 machine!! Yes, you read that right, you can WIN one!! Enter HERE for your chance. Good Luck!



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Styling/Design | Jennifer Kirlin, BellaGrey Designs
Gold Runner, Succulents, Gold Geometric Terrariums, Boxwood garland | Oriental Trading


I was invited to participate in the Cricut Party Blogger Program Kickoff.  
This experiecne is based strictly on my opinion.  Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above.  I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion.


May 10, 2017

Perfect Mother's Day Treat DIY Lavender Blueberry Ice Cream



Mother’s Day is Sunday and that means it’s time to celebrate all of the fabulous moms in your life, including YOU! We created this amazing DIY Mother’s Day treat you will want to serve at your brunch!

As it warms up here in Dallas, my mind starts to think about refreshing desserts to make and serve my family. I made this wonderful Lavender Blueberry Ice Cream! Sure I could use my ice cream maker or simply purchase ice cream from my favorite grocery store, but what fun would that be? 

With only 5 ingredients this is very simple and extremely delicious!  


8 oz. Heavy Cream
14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 Cup Fresh Blueberries
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Lavender Oil

In a mixer whether it be a hand or standing one, whip the cream until it is thick add the vanilla and mix in the sweetened condensed milk and blueberries. Once all ingredients are mixed well add 2 to 3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil. You can add more or less of the oil {to your preference} be careful not to add to much as the ice cream will become bitter. Pour ice cream into a container, we used a loaf pan lined with plastic wrap, place in the freezer for 8 hours or over night to set. 




Doesn't it make your mouth water? It sure does mine! You and your mom will LOVE this treat! 

Happy Mother's Day!

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April 12, 2017

Easter Bunny Party Favors

Easter is FOUR days away, but don't stress! We have your back! We are Easter crafting today in the studio, I just had to pop in and share this fun party favor Bunny Tin the kiddos and I made! They are perfect for the kids class or to hand out at your Bunny Brunch or Easter party! 



They are super easy and come out so ADORABLE! 

MATERIALS NEEDED: 
  • Small round shaped tin favor box {I picked mine up at Michaels}
  • Medium round shaped tin favor box {I ordered these from Hoopla Events}
  • White candy or mini marshmallows
  • Bunny stickers {found these in the Target Dollar Spot}
  • White Pom poms
  • Cardstock {pink and white} **Optional
  • Glue Stick **Optional
  • Cricut Machine **Optional
 

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  • Place candy or marshmallows inside the tin 
  • Add the bunny feet, ears and tails from the sticker sheet or download the FREE PRINTABLE at the end of this post. We used our Cricut machine to help us with cutting. 
  • And you are finished! 
Just like that you have a super adorable Easter party favor!

You can download the FREE PRINTABLE of the Bunny Ears and Feet Here

Please take a peek of all the other fabulous Easter Bunny inspiration that our friends created: 


3. Lori -  Giggle Living
5. Christy - Happy Family Blog
6. Lynnette - Craft My Occasion
7. Alison - Alison Inspires
8. Nicole - The Party Porch
9. Bird - Birds Party



  
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March 31, 2017

Ideas and Tips to up your Mother’s Day Hostess Game


We are sharing a few ideas and tips to up your Mother’s Day hostess game! I love beautiful displays of food and this serving board is no expectation! We’ve teamed up with UncommonGoods to share a few of our favorite items from their Mother’s Day Gifts collection. When designing an appetizer board, such as this ampersand, pull together your favorite crackers, cheeses, olives, vegetables, fruit and charcuterie. There's really only one rule to follow, make sure you include a variety of colors and textures. Appetizer boards are so easy to design and they are perfect for a backyard soiree, girls night in or family movie night. 





This beautiful serving board is part of the Uncommon Collection, which was introduced in 2015 and is an exclusive assortment of products that meet UncommonGoods highest standards for uncommon design, sustainability and doing good. When this beauty was delivered to my house, it was gift wrapped, upon my request. It came in a beautiful navy blue box with a pretty green ribbon wrapped around it and included a note card. 


I love setting a table with fresh flowers, they are so pleasing to the eye, and these Caterpillar Bud Vases are perfect!  I used both sizes, the small and the large, and I like that each glass bubble holds a bloom or gathering of buds. Aren't they beautiful? 



I believe next to the guest list, the food you serve is very important. I chose the Entertaining Platter to serve my dessert! The soapstone platter can be heated or chilled to keep your dish at the perfect temperature for serving, which is very important at a party.  I enjoy making a  variety of options to serve our guests, these delicious toast dessert bites were a hit!  To see more great gifts for mom, visit UncommonGoods







Here's what you will need to make these Toast Dessert Bites: 


  • your favorite rustic style bread sliced
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 3/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Whipping Cream
  • fresh fruit
  • honey *optional
  • sprinkles *optional
  • mint *optional
I used my stand mixer, soften your cream cheese then add sugar and vanilla. Mix until creamy, making sure sugar has "melted" into the mixture. Fold whipping cream into the cream cheese mixture, then mix until it is fluffy and fully combined. Spread immediately on your bread slices and garnish with fruit, honey, sprinkles and mint. Store leftover cream mixture in the refrigerator covered. Enjoy! 



After enjoying the deliciously rich toast dessert bites, now it is time to indulge in some spa water! If you are constantly on the go, like I am, you will love the Flavor Infuser Water Bottle. I love to add all kinds of fruit and veggies to make spa water. Did you know if you add raspberries, grapes and cucumbers that it is said to work as an anti-inflammatory? I had not idea either! One of my other favorite spa waters combos is lemon, mint and cucumber. It is so refreshing. 

It comes as no surprise that UncommonGoods has been awarded for outstanding customer service every year since 2007. In 2015, they achieved the BizRate Platinum Circle of Excellence award, their highest achievement level yet! 

These are just a few of the great gifts you can get mom for Mother's Day, but if you still need additional ideas, check these out! Or if you prefer more home decor or gardening gifts, these are great. Don't forget, Father's Day will be here before you know it too and I am sure you will want to spoil your dad! Take a peek at this great selection for men

Happy Shopping! 
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Designs/Styling | Jennifer Kirlin, BellaGrey Designs
Photographer | Jennifer Kirlin, BellaGrey Designs

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