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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Tea Bridal Shower Blog Hop

Happy Thursday and welcome to the Royal Tea Bridal Shower Blog Hop! I'm so excited that you could join us today.  We don't want you to miss anything so if you have just wondered by my blog, please march yourself right on over to the start by clicking HERE.

For your viewing pleasure, I have prepared some pillow gift boxes for the royal guests. I choose bright fun colors to brighten your day.  The boxes were cut using the Wedding Cricut cartridge (blackout feature). The flower is from Gypsy Wanderings and is cut at various sizes.

 BLOG CANDY ALERT: How would you like a pack of awesome Post-It craft paper? I will having a drawing for one package of the awesome paper.  In order to be eligible:

1. You must have a U.S. address.  I hope my international sistas can understand.  Times are tough. 
2. Enjoy not only my project but the hop itself.
3. Tell me your favorite memory from your wedding if married or from a wedding you attended if not.
4. Leave a way for me to contact you.

That's it.  I don't require you to follow me.  I want you to do that only if you like what you see.  I do enjoy friends and visit as often as I can.

Now please venture over to Nadia's blog and enjoy her delightful creation. Good day!


Donna said...

These gift boxes are sooo pretty! I did not have a wedding, we got married in our back yard, went out to dinner & then to Lancaster Speedway! It was a fun day!

Jazmin said...

OooO I love those pillow boxes. I'm gonna have to add that cart to my wish list.

Fav Wedding Memory - Getting the ring ;) and my less than traditional wedding dress.


Misty said...

Very pretty! My wedding? The honeymoon...NO, NOT what your thinking! LOL. We camped in a State forest & toured Aberdeen Proving Ground Military Base!
Hummer Hugs,
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Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your pillow box!my fav wedding memories is day my sister got married. it was wonderful.

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Peggysuez said...

I haven't made a pillow box in for-evah! So bright and cheery! Love the framing with the white gel pen.
Wedding memories . . . just glad we got married at all! My poor husband was so sick, he was flat on his back for 3 weeks. Had to change all our plans at the last minute and got married in my best friend's living room. He stood up with me, said "I do." and went back to bed! :) Still counts though!!!

cvjac2009 said...

pillow boxes are amazing. tfs

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cvjac2009 said...

sorry forgot to leave my memory. my fave wedding memory was looking in to his eyes as we said our vows

silvia said...

Beautiful pillow boxes!! I LOVE the bright colors!!
My favorite memory form my wedding is the sunset in Key West.

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

What a clever idea and those colors would really liven up any table! TFS!
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Cathie w said...

so so sweet....TFS!!!!



Amanda said...

I love the bright colors! Wonderful job!

My favorite part of my wedding was when my hubby and I got to the hotel and I put on my comfy clothes and we had a quiet dinner for two--one of the only times I got to talk to him that day!

Amanda (

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Those bright and cheery wedding favors would themselves make a sweet memory at any wedding, including William and Kate's!

As for my fav memory of my wedding, which one? I mean, which wedding/marriage? Ummmm, well, I've been married twice (different guys!) but my fav memories both involve my Godfather, Richard.

At the first wedding to Brian, Brian's aunt Elaine got WAY too tipsy and started to fall backwards. Richard -- ever gallant -- caught her. Perhaps his save (catching her under arms) was indelicate, but Elaine came to and slapped him across the face. Poor Richard!!

At my wedding to John, my DH and forever-hubby, my Richard-memory happened after the reception. Richard, married to Janet, were staying in the same small but elegant inn where our suite was on the first floor, theirs on the second. Janet may have had a little too much to drink too (I detect a theme!). Their room had many doors in it -- one to the closet, another to the bathroom, another to the balcony, another to the adjoining room, another to the hallway. Anywhoo, Janet -- sleeping nakies, we are told -- got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and apparently used the wrong door. Groggy, she had exited into the hallway in her "birthday suit"! She lightly knocked on the door, whispering RICHARD, RICHARD so as not to awake other guests in the inn and thus calling attention to her plight and nakedness. Richard however is hard of hearing and is a deep-sleeper. Panicked, and really having to use the bathroom, Janet found an empty and unlocked bedroom across the hall, went in, used the bathroom, and crawled into bed. A few hours later, Richard awoke to see Janet missing! He did what every guy would (well, maybe not so much) -- he called 9-1-1 to report his missing wife!

The police descended in full force, with blood sniffing canines and everything. Lights and sirens, the place crawling with officers and flashlights in the woods surrounding the inn. In due course in that dead of night, the bloodhounds were allowed into the inn and immediately found Janet safe and sound asleep through the commotion, in the room across the hall! The funniest part of the story (as if it wasn't already amusing) is that our town's not THAT big, so this was front-page news. Poor Richard!!!

Thank you for being a special part of this CardMonkey-hosted Hop!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Jessica said...

I just love your pillow boxes. Pinks and Oranges and Zebra....what's not to love. I am happy to be a new follower of your amazing talent. I am having a lot of fun during the hop. My favorite memory of a wedding I attended was snagging a bunch of the bubble favors from a basket to blow "crazy" amounts of bubbles on the couple as the exited the church. I love bubbles.

Nikki T said...

Oh I love these pillow boxes. Great colors. I'm not married yet (though engaged) but I can always remember my sisters wedding when my dad was ranting about something and my tipsy brother (ok, he was a bit past tipsy lol) said "chill old man and enjoy the festivities". Everybody got a kick out of it except for my dad lol.
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Jennifer said...

Awesome favor boxes, Christel! Love the bright colors!! My favorite recent wedding memory was my daughter's wedding ~ watching her and my Son-in-law nervously say their "I do's" and then watching them dance with her little sister at the reception. Too sweet!

~ Jen @ Musings of A Crafty Mom

Kris Dietz said...

I love these favor boxes. Very pretty!

My favorite wedding memory was my sister's wedding. My son was in the wedding and was young. The guys in the party wore kilts. My poor son, until the day of the wedding, thought he had to go traditional (no undies underneath). He was mortified and was just so funny about it. The wedding was the best too because all our family came together for the first time in years -- it was beautiful and magical.

I'm a new follower. Love your site.


KentuckyGal said...

Wonderful boxes...definitely put me in the mood for SPRING! :O)

I have several favorite memories from my wedding. One was having to change the venue the day before, as well as find a different officiant. Then there was having the wedding at my mother's house, where there was a portrait of my father (he had passed away about 20 years before that) and it was almost like having him there. Then there was my brother holding up DH's and my 5 month old son to catch the garter, as they were the only two bachelors there! *lol*
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Manhattan Mandie said...

Your project is so cute!

Ok, I'm gonna share something very personal now... I got married in the parking lot of an ice cream parlor in the back of a minivan. Yep... had a gorgeous ceremony but got the license in the WRONG county (ugh) so my dad drove us over the border (like 5 minutes away) to legalize our vows, LOL!

Jacqueline said...

TFS - Cute project. My fav memory from my wedding was my dress - it was white with a red trail - it was so pretty.
~ Hugs Jacqueline

Jens Craft Corner said...

Love your site and your royal project! I have such fond memories of my wedding day. Finally being able to marry my Prince was the best! Seeing him at the end of the aisle waiting to marry me was a special moment I will never forget.

Cherie said...

I love the boxes! I love the colors your chose too! So far, I am having a blast doing the hop. My favorite wedding memory was at mine. One of my favorite things is hitting the dance floor with all my sorority sisters. It was amazing, and I will never forget it. Plus I LOVE my wedding pics. They are EVERYWHERE around my house. I also LOVED my cake!

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mamawcindy said...

Oh,I just Love your Pillow Boxes. So bright and Cheerful. I wanted to have a big Wedding.What girl doesn't. But we just couldn't afford it.So we got married at the preacher's house down the road. His wife played the Piano. So glad now that we choose to do that. Wonderful Memory.We have been married almost 27 years now.
I'm already a follower. :0)
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Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Great pillow boxes.
favorite wedding memory was at my daughters wedding, we all lined up and dance to Thriller and had a blast.

Katsews at gmail dotcom

BunnyFreak said...

Love the bright colors. My fav wedding memory is the fact that my hubby cried when I came down the aisle.

Becky Dunham said...

These boxes are great Christel - so versatile! love the bright cheery colors! A favorite memory from my wedding... we were married in my in-laws back yard on their putting green - yes it is true - and it is set down a couple of steps with a little "moat"that goes all around with a fountain in the corner. it was just gorgeous! and we put floating candles in the hot tub which is outside not too far from the green. It was the middle of June and my dress was a Scarlet O'Hara affair with layers of lace and hoop skirt and all but i never even noticed the heat :) That was almost 24 years ago. Thanks for sharing this fun project :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

Beautiful pillow boxes!

The most prettiest wedding I have ever seen was my friends wedding, it was outdoors and it started raining, with all of the black umbrellas it just created such a beautiful back drop...simply gorgeous!

Lillian Child said...

I had a shotgun wedding of sorts and pretty much just wanted to run. But I somehow got through the day and the next eights years, AND had TWO lovely children before I got out of a really bad marriage.

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower! Your little boxes are cute and great colors! My favorites memory is Going down the aisle with my brother giving me a way and seeing how my husband to be was so nervous! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

cowbelleru said...

Love, love the pillow gift boxes. They look very fun and I love the colors. I am having so much fun on this special hop and am not looking forward to it ending. My favorite memory from my wedding(35 yrs ago)is that we had to dress for the wedding in a old closed down gas station across the street from the wedding chapel in Reno. Crazy, huh? TFS!!!

Imogene said...

Love the box, My favorite memory was last week I went to a wedding, the vows were so beautiful!!!

Anna said...

Beautiful boxes. Great job.
Gosh trying to remember that far back...37 yrs this Aug. :) I remember having a live band playing music and dancing... It was a lot of fun.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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Tisha said...

These boxes are so bright and cheery! I am loving this hop and all the creations every crafter has made. One of my fave memories from my wedding was dancing with my husband. I am a follower of yours too!


Theresa said...

I love your pillow boxes, esp the bright, pretty colors.
My fave memory was probably actually the proposal...he really caught me by surprise and it was so lovely and romantic. I am truly blessed.

thekolbes said...

I don't have a favorite wedding memory right now as I am going through a divorce, he decided someone else would be better. I do however LOVE your pillowboxes and the colors.
Thanks so much for sharing
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Christine Real said...

I love your wedding pillow boxes! This hop has been so much fun! What a fantastic group of talented ladies!

Well, I have been married for almost 34 years, my dad begged me to wait until I was 20 to get married so two weeks after I turned 20 I got married...and they said it wouldn't last! I remember we were sitting at the reception and my husband squeezed my hand and said "we're married and nobody can ever come between us ever" and I smiled at him and said "no not ever" and through children, death, sickness, financial crisis, we have held each others hand and said that over and over again.

my crafting creations said...

I love the pillow boxes. Very pretty. I am a new follower now. I am not married but my favorite memory was at my nieces wedding. My dad walked her down the isle and I think he was so excited about that.

Happy Crafting,

kathlee said...

I just love pillow boxes & yours are beautiful! My favorite wedding moment was mine...2 years ago May 23rd. After a beautiful park wedding and reception my hubby and I went to our hotel room exhausted. We lived in town so I just brought a small bag with cosmetics and clothes for the morning trip home. Before I hit the bed I noticed a red light blinking on the phone. Not wanting to turn on the light I groped for the message button. All of a sudden I hear "911-whats your emergency" I explained I had hit the emergency button by mistake. I got into bed and a few short minutes later there at the door was a cute little police officer and there I was wrapped in the bed sheet trying to explain my error. It's a joke with the family...I called the police on my new husband on my honeymoon night.
*Enjoyed Ellen's story!*

brittmartin0910 said...

Adorable pillow boxes! My favorite wedding memory is my cousins. It was very elegant and went off with no problems. Thank you for sharing.

Kaitlin said...

So pretty!:)


Debc06 said...

Great Pillow boxes. Love the flowers on them. My favorite memory from my wedding was when my mom told me right before it started that it wasn't too late to call it off. I should have taken her up on it. That marriage only lasted 3 years.
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Debican said...

Wow, those floweres are great. Great job on this project. Hugs, Debi

nantastic said...

Beautifully bright pillow boxes.
my fave memory was the 150 yr old church we married in. Its sweet doors officially closed 33 years later, but we were able to renew our vows there on our 33rd wedding anniversary.
New follower.
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SueNJ said...

These are so pretty and elegant. I would love to try to make some of these. My favorite wedding memory was the small intimate wedding that we had. This is my 2nd and I married the other half of me. Having our children stand up for us added to the specialness of the day.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
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Anonymous said...

Your pillow boxes are sooo pretty....
My favorite memory of my wedding was the way the hall looked with my and aunt decorating it....
Huggs to you

Suella said...

Love the pillow boxes are so cute! TFS Follow

Gina said...

Love your bright colors on these boxes!
My favorite memory from my wedding (April 2, 2011) was our 1st dance. My husband sang to me the whole time.
I became a follower of your blog too.

Gramjak said...

This are such charing pillow boxes -- the guests will love them. Very colorful. FAV wedding memory: it was soooooooo hot that my veil stuck to my face. No air conditioners in our hometown back then. We were so mch in love and still are almost 49 years later!

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ScrappingHappy said...

well i never been to a wedding and nope that also means never beeen married i love this hop it is fun and im loving the ideas on these blogs that are coming to me keep them coming

LinnsScrapShack said...

Love your project!! The bright colors are just lovely. My favorite wedding memory. It was cheap, we eloped lol.

New follower thanks to Monica from Scrap 2 Treasure, loving the Hop. Linn from Linns Scrap Shack

Melissa said...

These are so pretty and I love the colors you used! Pink and orange is my favorite color combo!

My favorite wedding memory is when the rain cleared off and the sun came out just before our outdoor wedding and the rainbow appeared over the hilltop of where our alter was standing. It was absolutely beautiful and a sight that I will never forget.


grammiej said...

lovely project
a wedding memory is one that I did not actually attend, but I got a video of the wedding so I felt like I was there!

theduchess&thediva said...

WOW! Fun and bright pillow boxes. I will have to add that cart to my growking collection. I love it. Thanks for the encouragement you offer and your wonderful gifts from God that you share.


Gina said...

I love these pillow boxes :) So pretty and cheery! I was happy just to get married to the love of my life (we will be married 15 years in 2 wks). I loved that the whole family was together celebrating with us. I am a new follower :)


Charity Adams said...

So bright and springy!

Adams Acres

victoria99 said...

The Pillow Boxes are so Creative and colorful.
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Thank you for the chance to enter - I LOVE Scrapbooking.

vick6740 said...

I am loving what you made...such talent...i am already a follower. My favorite memory of my wedding is the dance my husband and i had. I cried cause i felt like a princess!!

kristyscraps said...

Great pillow boxes. My favorite memory from my wedding was...we had our pictures before our ceremony so that the guests wouldn't have to wait for us. So, the coordinator cleared the church and had everyone wait outside. Bill was standing at the altar and I entered alone and walked toward him. We were all alone in the sanctuary, in the most sacred of places, each of us a little choked up over it all. It was a very special moment! :)

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Christel, those are beautiful favors--even children would enjoy them!! I really like the embossing--bonus!

In the evening I surprised my new hubby with fireworks inside a mall--we were still dressed in our wedding clothes!
KristaInMN at gmail dot com

Theresa said...

How pretty! I havent tried making pillow boxes yet but I love them lol. I love the embossing.
My favorite wedding memory was probably that I only remember me and my husband to me it was like we were the only people there, I remember his face :)

Lara said...

Love the pillow boxes! My favorite wedding memory comes from a pastor instructing the slightly geeky physics nerd to study his bride as he would study mathmatics. The whole church cracked up. Thanks for the chance to win! lclass003atgmaildotcom

Jennifer said...

new follower! These are great pillow boxes! one of my favorite wedding memories was the officiant gasping when she saw our rings; totally broke the seriousness of the whole thing (which was great!)
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LesleyfromWI said...

Love them and the colors are so cheerful. My favorite memory is seeing my husband's face when he saw me walking down the isle. I will never forget it. Already a follower.
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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So bright and cheerful!

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