Sunday, January 1, 2012

YaYas Rule!

Hello & happy new year!! I hope you're out doing something fun tonight!! I, of course, am blogging. Lol. My husband fell asleep at 8:30 so it's just me & the dogs eating fancy cheese & having our own little celebration.

My mom has a group of women friends who have been friends for 40+ years. There are 5 of them including my mom. In 2002, when the movie "Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood" came out, they began referring to their group as "The YaYas". As they do every year between Christmas & New Years the ladies hosted a party for all of their families. There are now about 30 of us in this big family. In honor of this event I made a banner & some party favors for them.....
For this banner I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, which I just got for Christmas from my mom! It comes in a bundle for $99 with a bunch of other stuff including 3 stamp sets & these stamps are the best I've ever used in terms of clarity & crispness. You can only order this bundle from a Close to my Heart rep so HERE is the link to do so. I can already tell I will be using this cartridge all the time! Anyway.... the letters were also cut from this cartridge. All of the papers came from the K&Company "Classic K Bailey" and " "McKenna" stacks. The twine is "Honeydew" & "Cappucino" from The Twinery. I used some Stickles for a little bling on some of the letters, using colors "Diamond", "Cotton Candy" & "Stardust".

Now..... on to the party favors.....
I originally got this idea from two different blogs: My Pink Stamper & Pink Cricut. For the candies I used Hershey's Nuggets, which already have gold foil wrappers on them. I used papers from the same K&Company stacks mentioned above & either cut out the shapes with my Expression or used an edge punch. The candies are wrapped with 1 x 3" strips of paper. All of the stamps are "My Acrilix" from Close to my Heart (see above for link). Once again, I must say I love love love these stamps!!! To hold it all together I used little cello bags from my local Michaels store & a stapler. I am definitely using this idea again for my daughter-in-law's baby shower next month (yes, I'm going to be a Grandma!).

Phew!! That was a long one! I hope you enjoyed these projects & thanks so much for taking the time to look! Happy new year!!


  1. i can't see your pictures! but I see it is Art Phil Cart! I soooo want to see these images! :-)

  2. Hmmm.... I don't know why you can't see the pics but that sucks! I know that Internet Explorer sometimes doesn't show some parts of my blog, like my followers for example. Maybe try using a different browser - I use Mozilla Firefox & it works perfect. If not let me know & I'll just email you the pics directly. Thanks!