Wednesday, October 26, 2011

BRAK from Mama

When this week started, I was definitely feeling the Monday blues.  With my DH away for work in Colorado, I have been juggling it all from morning to night (forgot to feed the fishes a few times and almost missed trash day since he usually takes care of that) - YIKES!  So it was such a nice surprise when Mama came by to chat and give me this wonderful BRAK while we waited for our kids to get out from school!  How sweet is she right?   Thank you Mama...I love my goodies and I am truly grateful for your friendship!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Angry Birds Goodie Bags

I had 10 goodie bags to make for my DD's birthday party.  Angry Birds stuff in the stores are pretty expensive - especially when you have to buy a bunch of them.  So I tried to improvise when coming up with things to add to the goodie bags.  I decided to make some tags to add to the goodie bags.  These tags were super quick to make and I think they added a lot to the Angry Birds theme goodie bags.   I printed up the tags on the computer, added a piece of colored CS behind it, and ran them through my laminating machine - EASY!
Since it was a beach party, I picked up some inexpensive beach buckets and scoop nets at Walmart.  I placed the coloring books I made in a clear bag and then added a box of crayons, Angry Birds stickers, Angry Birds temporary tattoos, an Angry Birds eraser, slingshot with fuzzy pompom balls, and water balloon bombs to the bag, tied it up with some ribbon, added my tag to it and placed the bag in the bucket.  When the kids were ready, they removed the bag from their bucket and ran to the beach with their bucket and net!

Well that's it - another birthday party done.  My DD loved her Angry Birds theme party and made sure she let everyone know that she had the best birthday party ever!  LOL!!  I LOVE my DD's enthusiasm and am so glad she appreciated everything my DH and I did to put her 5th birthday party together!  Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Angry Birds Coloring Books

Here are the coloring books I made to add to the goodie bags for my DD's 5th birthday party.  I used Teri's punch art designs for both the Angry Bird and Pig.  It was nice being able to put my BIA to use again since it's been sitting, collecting dust, for quite some time now (I almost forgot how to use it!! LOL). 
Inside of the coloring books.  I found the coloring book pages online - there were like 6 or 8 different coloring pages and I added some blank pages to these books for the kids to draw/write on and to add some bulk to them
My kids went to town with these books after the party was over - I'm glad they appreciated them! :-)  Tomorrow I'll share with you the last of my creations for my DD's Angry Birds party.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Angry Birds Favors

As I mentioned in my previous post, I found an easy (and might I add, CUTE) Angry Birds punch art design over at Teri's blog.  My DD's favorite Angry bird is the red one so it was absolutely perfect for her birthday party.  My DS, on the other hand, prefers the pigs.  As luck would have it, as I was browsing through Teri's blog, I came across her King Pig punch art and knew I had to add it to my DD's party (thanks again Teri!!)  I had to change the punch sizes for some of the pieces so my pigs aren't quite as cute as hers but the kids still loved them.  I used my Fancy Favor Box die for these and placed cookies inside of them and voila!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're enjoying your week.  Stop by tomorrow for the little coloring books I made for the goodie bags!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Angry Birds Invite

My DD recently turned 5 years old.  She told me she wanted an Angry Birds beach's the invitation that I made for her party.  During my hunt for an easy Angry Birds punch art design, I came across Teri's design.  I absolutely loved it and knew it would be the way to go (thanks Teri!). I ended up using her punch art design for some coloring books I put together for the kids goodie bags and for the party favors as well (I'll share those a little later).

Having both my kids in school now has definitely been an adjustment.  Since I'm a SAHM and both of them are in school, I thought I'd have more free time on my hands during the week - um, I was definitely WRONG!  With all of the homework and afterschool commitments on top of my volunteer work in both of their classrooms, I am finding little time to do much else - especially crafting!  But I wouldn't change this time for anything in the world.  Being able to be there for my kids in and out of school (while they still LET ME) is something I'll cherish forever!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Mail

About a month ago I received some happy mail from my GF Brenda (sorry Bren for taking so long to post this!)  It was such a great surprise and I absolutely love the photo book that she made me.  I have already put it to use!!  Thank you again so much Brenda for always remembering and being so thoughtful!