Tuesday, August 7, 2012

First Birthday Card

It has definitely been a while since I last posted anything here on my blog. I haven't had much time to craft but I was able to squeeze in a little time to make a quick card this past weekend for a first birthday party my family and I attended. Hopefully I'll be able to start squeezing in more time for some crafting...it really is such a stress reliever for me! :-)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Halloween Goodies

I can't believe how fast this year is flying by!  Although I started preparing myself for Halloween back in September, I didn't actually complete anything until a few days before!  I swear the last time I had checked, I still had at least a week to get everything done!  ANYWAYS, I made some really quick pouches for my kids classes (85 in all) - and of course, I forgot to get pictures of them before they were passed out!  Oh well.  I did remember to get pictures of a few other goodies I made for my kids teachers and some friends.
I made these for the teachers.  Found the template for them here.
Made a few of these for some GF's after seeing it here.
And what a great surprise it was when I saw Mama at our kids school and she stopped by to give me such an adorable "treat"!  I absolutely love it and all of the other mom's around me were admiring it as well! :-)
Isn't just adorable? There are 5 lollipops behind each of those pumpkins!  I love all the details you added to it Mama!  Thank you so much again!!
Oh, and here's the back!  My DD was so excited when she saw it because we bought her the 5 Little Pumpkins book a few weeks before Halloween and she had been reading it almost daily since then!  She has the words memorized!  So of course after she saw the back of Mama's RAK, she began reciting it all the way home from school! :-)  Oh, and when we got home, she asked me who gets the lollipops!  LOL!!
Well there you have it...Halloween has come and gone and now I'm bracing myself for Thanksgiving, Christmas and then a new year!  YIKES!  We're already starting week TWO of NOVEMBER!!!  Oh boy, I wish I were a kid again and I had the time to truly enjoy the holiday season and all of the joy that comes with it - WITHOUT stress!!  I'm trying to remind myself what makes the holiday season so special for me so that I can stay focused on my family and friends and let the rest of it fall into place accordingly! :-)  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're taking time to enjoy the start of the holiday season!

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 party...here'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!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bridal Shower Slider Gift Card Holder

Here is a slider gift card holder I made for a bridal shower I attended this past weekend.  I went browsing through some blogs when I came across a beautiful card created by Lorri of Confessions of a Stamping Addict.  Her card provided me with some much needed inspiration for this card. 
I decided on a slider gift card holder after seeing a few of them during my browsing session. Here's a tutorial I found on how to make this type of card - really easy!
Card slides open and close - I placed a gift card inside and it opened and closed with ease!
Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you're having a good week!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Birthday Swing Card

Here is a card I made for my MIL a few weeks ago for her birthday.  I used my Mei Lin stamp and some of the other goodies that I won from one of Debi's Sister Stamps blog candy giveaways (thank you again Debi!) to make this swing card.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.  Hope your enjoying your Monday!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Framed Birthday Anya II

I made this 4x4 card for my cousin who recently celebrated her birthday.  I decided to make another folded paper frame card just for fun.  I kept this one clean and simple so that the focus remained on Anya! :-) 
I did hesitate using the folded paper frame for this because it covered up the image a bit much but once I cut Anya's legs off there was no going back!  LOL!

I had fun putting this card together.  I was actually working on four different cards at the same time.  I started one, got stuck, started another one, got stuck again, etc. etc.  I finished my Cupcake Birthday Card first and then this one.  I still have the other two sitting on my table.  Those are the two that I started like last month and they have been almost in the same spot ever since!  YIKES!  Oh well, hopefully I'll figure out what to do with them soon!!

Hope you're having a good week!  Thank you for stopping by! :-)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Some Kisses and Roses

My family and I just went to watch my BF's daughter's (the same one I just made the Cupcake Birthday Card for) dance performance on Friday night.  I decided to make her a bouquet of Hershey Kisses roses after I saw a few tutorials on how to make them on YouTube.  These were SUPER quick to make!!
Decided to just bunch them all together and tie some ribbon around the "stems" since the floral tape left a kinda sticky feel.  I made a quick tag to add to it using some of my SU! supplies. :-)

Can't believe how quick these came together.  I made 18 of them in less than an hour!
Thanks for stopping by!!