Sunday, September 6, 2009

birthdays, cards and a whole lot more

My youngest son and his cousin turned 4 years old on August 30th. We celebrated with an afternoon at Tinkertown and then back at my sil & bil's house for cake. I made those cakes too. A football for Reese and a ramp for Carter. (they asked, I answered) We had a great day! Thanks B & C for hosting the party!
I also have some creative goodies to share.
This first one is a top note purse. Too cute and super easy to make. I used the new Christmas Cocoa pp from the mini which is amazing!! I'm sure it'll be on the cards for my card class. Anyway, this top note purse looks like a purse when closed, but you open it to reveal a spot for a few pictures. How awesome is that?? I totally can't remember where I saw a picture of this, I was blog hopping one day, so if it's you, let me know. I just love this idea.
I used Real Red, Soft Suede and Whisper White cs, Oval All and Baroque Motifs sets, lg oval and scallop oval punches and some white grosgrain ribbon.
This other project is a gift card/money holder card. Again, super easy using the big shot. (Man am I glad I bought that thing.) I put a piece of folded cs through the big shot in the top note die (just one side not to the end) and then added a pocket on the inside. I used Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry cs/ink. (these in color colors are really growing on me). I again used Oval All and Baroque Motifs stamp sets as well as the scallop oval and lg oval punches and the the scallop edge punch.
**I'm planning a party at my house for Sept. 15th 7pm. Details/email invites to follow in the next few days. **


Liz said...

Great cakes... sounds like a fantastic birthday for the boys. Love these Top Note projects too!!! I am also so happy with my decision to get the Big Shot (thanks for enabling... lol)!

Leigh said...

How cool that your ds and his cousin share a birthday! I love the cakes you made, Anne!!
And I love the card projects you shared, too. You're so talented!

Anonymous said...

Cakes look good. I really don't know how you can do it. All those little dabs I would be done after 2 and than just squirt out the rest. I quess thats why I leave it up to you!! Oh yeah and the cards are wonderful like usual just once show a crappy card to make the rest of us feel better!! LOL

your sis/advisor
(yeah I am her advisor!! ok fine I just listen while she rambles on and on about what she is thinking and nod my head while she makes up her mind!)