Monday, August 26, 2013

A Princess Party

As I'm prepping for Jack's 8th Birthday party - I realized I never posted pictures from Maddie's "Princess Party".  Her party was so fun to plan and craft for and best of all Maddie and her princess friends loved everything and had a terrific time. 

Many of the decorations I made were inspired from things I saw on Pinterest. Don't you love Pinterest?  What did we do without it?  I can't remember...

This was the Princess Treat table.  I made white chocolate covered pretzels (pink and purple of course) with "fairy dust", chocolate covered popcorn, giant chocolate covered marshmallows with paper straws, and some other goodies.  The pink puffs created a dreamy scene and the girls loved them.  Maddie now has them hanging from her chandelier in her bedroom - cute!  In the left corner of the pic you can see the crown favor boxes I made using my cricut.  These were really fun.  Maddie and I decorated each crown with sparkly gems and stamped "thank you" on each crown.  We filled them with chocolate candies wrapped in purple.  We also made a few yellow and blue crowns for the boys.  She was really excited to pass these out.

Here is a close up of the magic wands we made.  I found a tutorial here that was really easy to follow.  We added a few gems to really make it "magical". Maddie helped place the gem in the middle and she also helped paint the sticks. 

The delicious cake was made by a friend - Stephanie.  She did an amazing job and captured everything Maddie asked for.  The kids were so excited to eat it and best of was SO good!  You can see on the sides that I found little purple and pink scoops to use for serving the snacks.  These were perfect - they kept sticky hands out of the bowls and also allowed the kids to get their own treats. 

It's a little hard to tell from this picture - but I created a banner using my Cricut.  This was a simple banner but incorporated the colors of the party.  I used the felt stars on both ends of the banner.  There were also balloons going along the arch welcoming guests.  I have to admit that the banner and balloons stayed up for several weeks - who doesn't want to be welcomed by a banner and balloons day after day? 

We also had Apple Annie at the party.  She provided a magic/bubble show.  She did really cool balloon animals and did face painting as well.  The kids LOVED her.  Best of all...she provided an hour of entertainment for the kids!

For the end of May it was so chilly and windy - but the kids had a blast.  I borrowed princess tents from friends and placed them around the yard for the kids to play in. 

Our little Princess sure is enjoying being 4!  I'm off to start planning Jack's party.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Yowza!  It's been a l o n g time since I've written a blog post.  Leave it to a massive blizzard, some Christmas music and a cute set of stamps that were calling my name to get me in the crafting mood. 

We have been so busy with work projects, new jobs, new schools and everything else, that I have not touched a craft project since July.  There is seriously something wrong with that.

Last night I painted Maddie's fingernails for Christmas and put stripes of red & white on two of her nails to look like candy canes.  Well, it was so cute that I had to do it to my fingers too.  :)  I think that's what officially got me in the creative mood.

Here's my crafty project for the day!  Who couldn't resist molasses and chocolate chip cookies?  Yummy!  

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fancy Circles

The "Circle Circus" stamp set is so fun to work with! Pairing the colors pool party and rich razzleberry creates a crisp and cheerful card.

Stamp Set - "Circle Circus"
Paper - whisper white card stock, pool party card stock, rich razzleberry card stock, international bazaar designer series paper
Punch - 1" circle, decorative label Pin It

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A sweet card for a sweet baby

I created this card for our friends who recently had a baby girl. I was inspired by a card that I saw on-line, and then made it my own by making it into a baby card. I struggled picking the colors I wanted to use and finally landed on the pink and yellow combination.  I'm loving the brightness!  

Texture Tip:  I used a boning folder to scruff up the edges of the white rectangle behind the patterned paper.  I then used daffodil delight ink around the edges.  This technique adds dimension to your card.   


Stamp Set- A fitting Occasion Paper - whisper white card stock, melon mambo card stock, daffodil delight card stock, international bazaar designer series paper

Folders - chevron and perfect polka dot, Dies - top note bigz, Punches - Curly Label, 1" circle Ribbon - 1/2" scallop dots ribbon in melon mambo Pin It

A simple "thank you"

I created this card for a girlfriend of mine that has a soft spot for owls. I wanted the card to be simple, yet fun and colorful.

I am totally in love with the new Stampin! Up "Fancy Fan Folder". I just can't get enough of it. The "International Bazaar" paper is also a new obsession of mine. I already need to order a new pack! It's so colorful and full of eye catching patterns.

Supplies Used:

Paper - whisper white card stock, pacific point card stock, tangerine tango card stock, rich razzleberry cardstock, international bazaar designer series paper

Stamps - "A Fitting Occasion"

Tools - "Fancy Fan Folder", "Curly Label" punch, "Decorative Label" punch, "Modern Label" punch, 1" Circle punch

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Sunday, July 15, 2012


I love this new stamp set called "Happy Hour" from Stampin! Up -  It's a versatile set that seems to fit many occasions.

I created this card for an upcoming birthday!


Whisper White card stock
Rich Razzleberry card stock
Summer Smooches designer series paper
Fancy Fan embossing folder
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

A "whale" of a Birthday!

I created this card for my sister-in-law, who just happens to be a marine biologist, so I thought the whales were fitting. 


Stampin! Up card stock and "Summer Smooches" designer series paper
Chevron Big Shot folder from Stampin! Up
"Up in the air" (balloons) - stamp set
"Fox and Friends" (whale) - stamp set
"Party this way" (happy birthday) - stamp set 
Stampin! Up cupcake punch for the clouds
Stampin! Up modern label punch
flocking stick / heat tool

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