Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy birthday - again!

Things have been pretty busy at our house the last week or so. My daughter had a banquet to go to since she is eligible for a big scholarship at the school she will be attending next year. So, I took a couple of days off work to take her there for two days. Since, I was gone from work, I had to hurry and play catch up before I left to get things done that had to be finished before I left.
But, we're back and I took a break from doing laundry to make a card for Kai's friend who is having his birthday party tonight.
I used a stamp from doodlefactory's The Great Outdoors, called Pogue. He's a cute little guy and I think he looks like he's singing. So, I printed the sentiment using Times New Roman and Opus. The card is made using Poppy Parade (yeah, I'm liking that color!), Night of Navy, some Bo Bunny dp I had and a little bit of green polkadot My Minds Eye paper leftover from Kai's birthday projects.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Double Birthdays

Today is my birthday. So, what did I do? Well, I snuggled on the sofa with my youngest boy, had breakfast served to me by my daughter, listened to the kids bicker (while I reminded them that it is my birthday and I'd like to have a nice day), went to lunch with my youth group (thanks for lunch, Andy!) and finished up the birthday projects for Kai's birthday, which is Thursday.
I posted the invitations and a banner earlier with the same theme. This is the treat bag the kids will each get to take home. I used buckaroo blue, poppy parade, and peach parfait paired with my minds eye dp. I used SU Beary Best Friends and a build-a-bear logo that I printed from the internet.
The bags include a mini composition notebook, box of crayons, 4 mini playdoughs, a bag of gummy bears and of course, the bear that the child will "build" (not shown).
I had such a fun time with these projects, fully aware that this is my last chance to do a "cute" party - although the bears do have karate costumes and John Deere overalls. Next year, Kai will want to do a "cool" party.
But, that's ok, I've been browsing the batman cricut cartridge anyway :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011


My littlest has been sick the last two days. Luckily, my daughter hasn't started classes yet, so she's been staying home with him until my son gets home from school to take over. Then I take the third shift, which means snuggling on the sofa constantly - even potty breaks are difficult. Thankfully, he's feeling better, although he still has a fever. But, I managed to get away this morning and make this journal for one of my daughter's friend's who is having a birthday today. I used my last office max journal with purely pomegranite, baha breeze, gable green and basic grey dp. The cross is cut using the Indie Cricut cartridge. I used a scallop corner punch from SU and I'm not sure where those little gems are from - I've had them forever! Hope she likes it!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Well - I have had good intentions to create when I get home in the evening. However, my hip has been hurting me and it's worse when I sit in my studio chair for a while. So, I sat on the sofa last night with an ice bag on my bootie and rested.
Sunday evening, I did finish the "happy birthday" part of Kai's birthday banner, so now the whole thing is done. Maybe I'll make him feel special by hanging it up early and taking a picture of it.
Hopefully, I can get a card made tonight. I found out Sunday that my vocal teacher from college slipped on ice and broke her wrist and arm, so I need to send her a card.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Banner Day

Used the same supplies as the party invitation from a few days ago. My Minds Eye DP with Cherry Cobler - I think that's I said, I don't remember the new names. I cute the flags using Cricut Lyrical Letters and cut the red freehand using pinking shears. The buttons are from Hobby Lobby. The oval shapes are nesties and the letters are cut with Cricut Classic Font. It is strung on jute. There will eventually be smaller flags to hang above it that will say "Happy birthday". But, I'm tired tonight, so we'll save that for another day.

Here's a pic with a little more detail:
Also - must share a deal I found. I was looking through the Hobby Lobby clearance stuff and found some Spellbinders for $5.39! I bought two and I'm thinking of going back and getting some more!

Monday, January 3, 2011


I made this for the Mojo Monday Sketch for today. The stamps are SU Birthday Bakery. I used SU Blushing Bride and Chocolate Chip with Basic Grey, a floral embelishments flower, ribbon, a dew drop and little gems.
I tried last night to work on making a chore chart with Cricut Chore Chart, but it seems that it's kind of an ambitious project that will take a while. So, no post last night.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Years!

I tried to work on the banner for Kai's party, but ran out of paper. I ran to Hobby Lobby only to find they closed early today :)

So, on to other projects. I made this journal to sketch ideas in. I've had the book for a long time - got it on clearance at office max. I used paper studio dp with black and real red SU cardstock. The Eiffel Tower is made with the cricut cartridge Summer in Paris.
Today is my last day with no children. While, I've missed the kids, I took advantage of the time by myself and did enjoy it. Today, I crafted, watched a movie and took an impromptu nap. Where did the day go? It really flew by!