Friday, November 25, 2011

Brag Party - November

My GraficO Arts and Crafts Community is having brag parties offering new Freebie clip arts we can use to create new scrapbooking art. I don't do traditional but I really like the tree they were offering this time so I immediately thought why not a family tree wall hanging so here it is,

this a simple 8x10 picture I will be printing and framing to hang on my wall, love it
Thanks for looking and if you have any questions talk to me

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Merry and Bright - New Holiday Card

My new holiday card design, traditional design with a modern feel.
Available for order on Ideal Accents Design site and my Artfire Studio

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Christmas Card Designs

Our new Christmas Cards designs at Ideal Accents Designs, and our ArtFire Studio
'Tis the Season again!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Mantel

Halloween is in just few days and the little Miss was helping me decorate our fireplace mantle to set the mood a bit more.

For the circle garland I used
1 sheet of 12x12 orange card stock paper
1 sheet of 12x12 black card stock paper
2 and 1.5 inch punch and I hot-glued them to a
rustic twine.

I was going to sew them thru the middle but I broke my sewing machine and the poor thing is at the repair shop for now so I had to improvised. Glue gun always saves the day.

The bats came from website. The template was big and I didn't like that so I scaled it down on a photocopy machine to the size I wanted it and cut it.
I didn't use card stock but a bristol board (aka poster board)as it`s cheaper.

Hope you like my Halloween Fireplace Mantel - can`t wait for Christmas so I can go really crazy on the decor

And here is a picture of the Little Miss hard at work on her craft while I was taking the fireplace pictures btw... the hairdo was her own masterpiece don`t blame the mom

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

*New* Christmas Card

A new Christmas Card design in my shop. Loving the simplicity and modern style of this card.
Remember the colours can be changed to suit your style
- traditional - red and green
- modern traditional - turquoise and red
- fun modern - pink, lime green, yellow
just to give you some options

Now available at Ideal Accents Designs on Artfire and

The beautiful photography was provided by a very talented Calgary, AB based photographer Jody Ann from J.A.C. Photography

Go visit her website she's truly talented - Thanks Jody!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Banana Muffins

I keep wondering why I buy bananas, ever time I do nobody eats them and then I have to throw them out but if I don't buy them everyone want one so I buy them and the vicious cycle continuous...
Yesterday I had 4 brown bananas at home and said to myself I have to make something out of them since it's such a waste to keep throwing them out.
I didn't want banana bread first of all because only daddy will eat that and daddy's not home and second of all the recipe I have for banana bread isn't all that great, so I have to find a new one but that means experimenting and I didn't think Little Miss would be up for making something that she can't eat later just in case, so I thought muffins.
However I find muffin recipes somewhat complicated so even though I didn't want to experiment I opened the laptop and thought I'm going to make the first "easy banana muffin" recipe I can find and I found it Awesome Banana Muffin Recipe at Cat Can Cook blog.
Super easy, and even if you don't bake you can't mess this up (ha, ha, ha)
They were super moist and super delicious just like Catherine the blog owner promised.
Confession... I had two and LOVED them and I don't eat starchy food or anything made with flour.
I love her blog and recipes, and here is the link to her Awesome Banana Muffin Recipe again.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ghost in a window

Halloween is near and I thought I start setting the house up with some fun a spooky decorations. Little Miss is not very fond of the scary stuff and neither am I so we go for the fun ones.
Last year I saw a project at Ghost in a Mirror on Martha Stewart website and thought this would be great.
So here is my version of the ghost but in a window.
All you need is the template from Martha's website and a sticky film, she recommends the frosted-glass window film, I didn't have that but I did have a roll of a white dry eraser film from the DollarStore so I used it and I think it turned out fine.
And if you're planning to do the ghost on a mirror like she did a white piece of paper would work too.
Have fun making your Ghosts in a Window!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Paper Pumpkin

It's a Thanksgiving weekend here is Canada and some of you are having your Turkey dinner on Sunday and some on Monday but if you're still looking for that last minute home decoration or a table centerpiece before your guests arrive, consider this paper pumpkin it took me all 45 minutes from start to finish, the embellishment I think took longer then putting the shell of the pumpkin together.
I found this super cute and easy tutorial on Craftiness is not Optional blog just took it up a notch as I was making this as a gift for my aunt.

So the fill is a piece of coppery organza plus I added some leafs and and used two types of paper as you can see the patterned paper is much thinner(NOT recommended) so next time I'll be using the thick scrapbook paper for sure.


Linking Up

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What's new at Ideal Accents Designs

Well it's October, the weather get colder the leafs are turning, my favourite time of the year but no matter how had you try not to think about it Christmas and Holidays are slowly starting to be on everyone's mind.
And soon enough there it's going to be time to send those Christmas and Holiday Cards again, no worries they have arrived.
Starting now I'll be adding new designs and styles to my Ideal Accents Designs on Artfire store Ideal Accents Designs almost daily and always keep in mind that if you don't see anything you like, ask, I do custom orders too.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

*New* Ballerina Birthday Invitations

I was MIA for few weeks, and been pretty busy here trying to get ready for Christmas - I know I said it - new Christmas Cards coming soon, however, before I put them out I have a brand new Birthday Invitation for all those lovely little girls who love to dance and are having a dance or ballet themed party.
Available on Artfire Ideal Accents Designs on Artfire
Are they not just adorable

graphics supplied by BabyStarDesigs

Also today is my and hubby's 8th Wedding Anniversary so I want to celebrate this by offering my customers a 10% discount on all Etsy purchases starting today through to Sunday - October 1st. All you need is a coupon code 8YEARS - Enjoy!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Summer's Over

It's been busy and crazy around the house since grandma left and today is Monday of the Labour Day Weekend and tomorrow is back to school day. Everyone is so excited about their kids going back and the kids seem very exited too, even my own who's only starting pre-school.
Wow, where did the time go, she's already 3.5 but it seems like it was yesterday when she was born...
Don't get me wrong I'm excited for her, I'm excited for the new friends she'll meet and for all the new things she'll learn, and she's beyond thrilled
she bought a new backpack and she's ready to go - bless her heart

And on one of the blogs I follow I{heart}naptime I found these super cute printable for back to school pictures, I'll be printing out so I can take Natalia's pictures before she leaves.

I know I could make my own but they were just too cute so why improve on something already well done.

I'll be posting my own back to school printable too but that's tomorrow so please come see me then.

Monday, August 22, 2011

So it ends...

Today, is a sad day for my little princes... after almost 2 months of fun, watching the softball practice every evening, long days in the park and strolls grandma is leaving for home tonight.

This is going to be a huge adjustment for both of us, for Natalia because she had a total and uninterrupted attention and constant entertainment for 2 months straight and for me because I had the freedom of working almost anytime I wanted without worry.
Natalia with a picture she drew for her "babcia"

Now the countdown to our Poland trip next spring, begins.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Giveaway on Polka Dot Bungalow

I'm having another giveaway on a beautiful Polka Dot Bungalow Blog! YAY!
I fell in love with Stephanie's blog about a year ago and I've been following her blog since. She's extremely talented and in her posts she comes across as a very kind and positive soul.

So please head over to her blog and take a stroll, enter my giveaway and enjoy!

Monday, August 15, 2011

*New* 1st Birthdays

I know "1st Birthdays" are important and we all want our kids to have the best one even though they won't remember a thing. My previous post showed I'm turning 1 - Party Invitations showed a simple yet stylish 1st Birthday Invitation and here we have two more examples of more traditional but showing baby's 1st year in pictures options all available at or Ideal Accents Designs on Etsy

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I'm turning 1 - Party Invitations

I'm turning 1 -Well, not "me" and not necessarily 1 - ha!ha!ha!
But you know what I mean when you look at my new designs for a birthday invitation.
Seriously, they would work perfectly for a anyone turning any age since all my invitations are very customizable the numbers and colours can be changes accordingly.
I know you want one, so go to or Ideal Accents Designs on Artfire to order.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

*New* Cute Little Owls

Here is another birthday invitation that with a very popular 1st birthday theme.
Owls! Aren't they cute?
You can order the customized invitation on Etsy or my website

Saturday, July 30, 2011

*New* Cupcake Party Invitation

So it looks like everyone loves the ">"Year in Review" - 1st Birthday Invitation I offer so much that I've done this invitation with almost every theme available, butterfly, monkey, zebra pattern, etc.
But it looks like someone just proved me wrong and I've realized I haven't done the most obvious one Cupcake!
I was so excited about it that I've done few other ones too. All available on Ideal Accents Designs or Etsy

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Under the Apple Tree - Chudleigh's

Even though apples are not ready for picking yet until some time in mid-August, Chudleigh's Entertainment Farm is open to entertain. Check out their website.
They have giant and I mean giant slides for the kids - I tried one myself and it's FUN.
Farm animals "Zoo", huge sand box, hay maze, rope swings, wagon rides, and the list goes on and on.
I took my 3 year old daughter and my mother in law there yesterday and we had a blast. Natalia loved it and when I asked her about her favourite part of the trip, she sad the baby animals and the wagon ride! She's my kid, because that was my favourite part too, well, that and their AMAZING, to die for Apple Blossom!
I have to say the smells of the farm (some not so nice) and the setting got me a bit nostalgic... this is what I grew up with.
My summers were spent sleeping on the hay, working the wheat fields, riding the tractor, and playing in the orchards.
Thank you Chudleigh's for a really great day, we'll be back!

Monday, July 25, 2011

*New* Mommy Love Baby Shower Invitations

My new Mommy Love - Baby Shower Invitations. I just love those flowers that make this card look so fresh and whimsical.
You can order them at Ideal Accents Designs on Etsy as a printable or on my website
Don't forget that there is a 10% discount code for here for all ETSY orders from July 23, 2011 - July 30, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Coupon Code - JUSTFORFUN

SORRY - No longer active

Just because I felt like it LOL - I'm now offering a 10% discount on any Ideal Accents Designs Etsy orders. Just add JUSTFORFUN code at check out to receive a instant discount.

This code will be valid from July 23, 2011 up until Jul 30, 2011 11:00pm

Thursday, July 21, 2011

*New* Chevron Baby Shower Invitations

Chevron is the latest design craze so lets jump on the bandwagon and add these modern and stylish Chevron Baby Shower Invitations.
Available at Ideal Accents Designs on Etsy or our website

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