Monday, May 23, 2011

Emma's 3rd Birthday

It all started with an idea on a friendship afternoon! Sara and I got together about a month ago for a visit, and she was showing me the Hello Kitty party items that she had got from her Mom. Well, we quickly turned this into a fun theme! That afternoon we made the loot bags together witht the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge and the Hello Kitty cartridge. We looked for some other neat ideas online. We came up with pin the bow on Hello Kitty. I volunteered to make this, and then I saw these hats a while back that Lauren from Lauren's Creative made. The directions were really easy to follow, and they turned out super cute. They were some work to make, but the children wore them for most of the party, so it was well worth the love and time that went into these!

When I was telling my sister all about the party theme. She told me all about the Hello Kitty cake pan. She offered to make Emma's birthday cake if Sara found and purchased the pan. Sure enough she found one, and my sister spent the evening making the cake. Apparently it took her 1.5 hours to pipe the cake! It was another crafty project!

Us girls need to get into the party business!LOL!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ahhhh...Long Weekends

Well, it Sunday, and I still have one more day off tomorrow! It is super! I am getting a chance to do a little bit of everything! Friday night, I had a movie night with my sweetie pie! We watched the movie the Perfect Getaway, it was a murder thriller, not usually my style. But, this movie wasn't too gory, and had a super twist. It was worth it! Yesterday, I had a lot of fun as I took my 89 year old Grandma for her very first pedicture! I sat across from her, and was able to enjoy looking at all the faces she was making as she took it all in. This was a Christmas present for her! She couldn't believe they worked on her feet for an hour! (Her words...not mine!)

I had a good visit with Grandma, Mom, Dad, and Julie after the pedicure! I brought Grandma back to Mom and Dads. Then I came home and spent time with Andrei before he went to work. I worked on the party hats some more, and then Julie phoned and invitied me to the movies to see Bridesmaid! Oh my was that a funny movie! I had a whole bunch of fabulous belly laughs! It was great to watch! Girl Humour!

I have been looking through my stash.Seeing if there is anything that I can perge because I don't use it anymore! And looking around there are a few things that I can now get rid of! Feels good to perge.

I am off to shop...need to buy present for Emma. Her 3rd birthday party is tomorrow.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Its OWL Good Card Box and 6 Cards

I have been really wanting to make up some different card sets. I thought I had the perfect opportunity to do this using my new Cricut Lite Cartridge Hoot N Holler. I was able to incorporate it into this particular colour scheme. The card box is made from the Spring Cards Cartridge. I was able to alter the size of this box using my Gypsy so that I could put 6 cards and 6 A2 size envelopes in there! The stamp I have had in my collection for a while. I believe that the stamp is a studio g stamp that came from Micheals on a shopping trip to Seattle. It has an adorable owl, that I didn't use this time! The patterned paper on the cards was misc. paper from my station. Ironically, it isn't from the same company as the card box. But, they coordinate very well! I used Tulle to hold the box together, although this didn't really seem necessary!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

3x3 Birdie Card for Set

Of course I just had to make an adorable little card to go into the card box. I made six of these cards for the coordinating box. I also made envelopes to go inside the box as well! These are a lot of fun to make, and then I wrap them up and sell them at the craft fair! That is if I do another craft fair!

3x3 Card Box Set A Little Birdie Told Me....

I just love this idea for a 3x3 card box that I got from Sarah from LiveLoveand Scrap. You can see her blinkie to the right of my blog bar. I have since changed the design of this blog. But, my favourite part of this project is the handmade flowers that I did. Those flowers were made out of five small flower punches and the leaves were made from the daisy punch. It was a tedious aspect of the project. But, just so darn cute at the same time!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Butterfly Anya Card with Rose

I have been having fun making cards! I have had this card made for quite some time. But, just haven't had the time to post them. THis was made with some patterned paper that I had picked up at Micheals on a Whim. I really liked out the papers coordinated so well! I have been able to make quite a few cards with this paper collection!

Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Black Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Anya Butterfly Stamp
Paper Rose (homemade swap item)
Mini Monograms

BBTB2 Strawberry Card Challenge

So, I am having fun making cards again! They are short and sweet and don't take too much time when your busy and on the go! Working hard at keeping the gardening up to par, so not as much crafty time! But, it is sure wonderful to get outside and play! So, I am really enjoying looking to sites for challenges. This challenge by BBTB2 was meant to be. I was looking for my card kit basket, as it is hasn't been used in awhile. I saw that I had made a kit up to with strawberry patterned paper that was left over from anothe project that I had made. I knew when I made this kit that I wanted to use one cricut cut strawberry for a feature of the card. Well, when it couldn't have been more perfect, as I could make this card for the challenge. The strawberry is cut out from the Paisley cartridge.

Paisley Cricut Cartridge
Winter Woodland Cartridge
Zutter 1/2 inch corner rounder
Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Pink Pigment Ink
Misc. Stamp
DCCW Strawberry Pattterned Paper
Green Cardstock
Yellow Cardstock

My Creative Time Throwback Challenge with Doodlecharms

Emma from My Creative Time has a fabulous weekly challenge! I haven't participated in any challenges for quite some time! I have been working on my wedding album, and not making very many cards. But, last night I decided it was important to make some cards! I thought it would be fun to use this Anya stamp that I purchased last year! I hadn't used it yet, but knew wehn I bought it that I wanted to use it for a Happy Summer holiday card for my coworkers. As we are teachers, and I always like to give a little something to the the extra special people that I work with! So, when I read Emma's challenge I knew that this was going to work out perfectly because of the darling sand castle on the cartridge and the fun sun cut! The best part of this card is that I used items all from my stash!

Here are the details for this challenge:
***Use "DOODLECHARMS"cartridge OR if you don't own this cart.
PLEASE incorporate the color BLUE somewhere on any project of your choice!

I used my gypsy to size everything for this A2 size card.
The sun, sandcastle, and beach bag were all cut out from the Doodlecharms cartridge, and the clouds were cut out from the create a critter cartridge. I had almost forgot about incorporating the blue colour into the card. But, in the nick of time I inked the clouds with blue studio pigment ink. I did this after I had used the swiss dots embossing folder on the clouds. I think this turned out darling. Inside the card, I stamped a Studio G Sentiment. It says Hip Hip Horay Vacation! I plan on making 5 more of these cards!

Friday, May 06, 2011

The Fascinator

So I had a chance to get crafty for the Royal Wedding. No, I wasn't invited to this special event....But, our school had a Mad Hatter Day. One of the teachers was hosting a high tea and everything! So, she got her class to host the Mad Hatter Day. I knew that whatever I wore that day...had to be a homemade project. I was sitting in my scraproom thinking about what it was that I could dmake myself to fit this theme. All of a sudden it came to me a Fascinator! So, I thought there must be someone out there that has done a tutorial on them. And sure enough, I found the tutorial, and roped my Mom into making this with me. I Had a matching blue shirt, and did my hair and make up all nice. Very difficult to tell from the picture, but I had a lot of fun, and received a whole bunch of comments.

Although it didn't look homemade, I had a lot of people ask me if it was because because they know that I am crafty! So, I took that as a compliment whether it was intended to be one or not!
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