Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My baby turns 5...

My baby turned 5 years old yesterday and he wanted a construction birthday party. I forgot to get a picture of the invites. (I must be losing my mind, all these pictures I'm forgetting to take.) It was a 4 x 4 card, in orange and I used the retired Little Trucks stamp set. It turned out awesome of course.
I made 2 signs for him which he thought were pretty cool. I cut out 4 x 4 squares (mini construction signs) and the black letters with my bigshot. Quick and easy. I glued the "sign's" on the packing paper I get in my orders. Carter thought this was awesome.
Here is his company sign. lol
Then of course the cake. It didn't turn out quite like I wanted, but oh well, the best that we get for a 10pm cake. The 5 holes are from the candles. (see, almost forgot a pic of the cake lol) Carter did love his cake though so it was all good.
Last but definately not least, goodie bags. I was hoping to find some orange cones/pilons at the dollar store but no luck. (although I've seen them there before) So we settled for lunch bags decorated. Pretty awesome party all around. Ahhh, and now I'm partied out. lol

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Eight 10year old girls

Wowsers, what a party!! I think the party girl had a blast. My niece Ashley asked to have a build-a-bear birthday party so this is what I came up with. I think you can click on the pictures to make them bigger.
First the cake, or cupcakes as it ended up being. They all had a bear paw print on it in the build-a-bear colors of yellow and blue. I jazzed up the muffin tower 'cause, well, you know!! Lucky me, my order came yesterday too (with the Li'l Paws die in it) so I quickly cut out a few bears to stick into a few cupcakes.
I also made Ashley a birthday banner. Gotta have one of those. I thought it turned out pretty awesome. There is a bit of non-SU! stuff on there but that's okay. (just the glitter cs and ribbons)

Here's a close up of the "A".

I also had a matchbox for each girl. In it there was a sticky note pad, clip (which I decorated) and some jelly beans. My sister also had 3 mini gel pens for each girl, beside the box. I'll see if I can get Eva to take a picture of the clip. It was a silver clip and I made little pink flowers and glued them on. Very cute.
Here is my sample of the canvas project the girls did. I picked up some 7"x 9" canvas's and a few bottles of paint. The girls could chose what color they wanted to paint their canvas. As it dried the girls then picked out some pp for the clothes their bear would wear. I had all the bears done a head of time. I also let them use the nonSU! glitter cs for the title on their canvas. (It was easier than letting them use glue and lose glitter.) I also let them pick out some flowers or punch hearts/stars/flowers/butterflies with the punches and pp.
They got really creative with the paint and pp embellishements. I'm sure some of them would have stayed all night if they could, they had a blast.
I managed to get the girls to settle down long enough to take a picture of them with their canvas's. What do you think? Pretty creative hey?
And last but not least, Milo after the girls left. I don't think he's used to such 'high energy' in such a short amount of time. lol

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A new technique for me

In the magazine I get as a demonstrator they showed us a technique I had never tried before. Take a peice of felt and put some random drops of different colored reinkers on it. Then use that piece of felt like an ink pad. I used that technique on this card. The reinkers I used were Old Olive, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron. I like the effect I got. Very cool. You can't tell in the photo but I stamped the tower and then cut it out.
For this card I tried another new-ish technique. I've done reflection cards before but used wax paper. For this one I used the smooth side of my stamp-a-ma-jig to create the reflection. I sponged the water and then used a marker to make the ripples.
This is a simple card, pretty self explanitory.
I love this new embossing folder, Vintage Wallpaper. There are a few other new things on this card too, including the vintage brad, cardstock and the stamp set.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A few to share

This card was for a challenge on a scrapbook site I visit when

can. The challenge was to use Navy, Teal and Orange. I didn't like the way this card turned out but recieved a few compliments on it. I don't know, maybe it's the way I used the colors.

This next card was my attempt at something 'vintage' looking. Seems to be all the craze right now and it's not totally my thing but I do like it. So anyway, here it is. I distressed and tore and inked and crinkled. It's okay but not great either. Yikes, maybe I shouldn't be sharing at all these 'failed' attempts. Oh well, I guess not even I can keep you fooled that I'm not perfect. hehe

I love this bird punch, way too cool. Gotta find a reason to use it more.

I am totally getting into this build-a-bear thing. Okay, with the big shot dies anyway. I made this card for my neighbour who turned 2 on Saturday. He was more impressed with the bowling set I got him than with this card....lol

I'm working on making a build-a-bear canvas. My niece wants to make one with all her friends for her birthday party. She'll be my trial run. If things go well, I'll be offering it as a birthday party class.

Until next time...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Butterfly pansies

I found a tutorial (actually several) to make these pansy flowers using the butterfly punch. Of course I had to try it out. It was very easy and fun to make.
On this first card I tried Tangerine Tango on my flowers. I think I distressed the flowers a little much. (but I was experimenting :) ) I ran the WW top note through the big shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Very quick, very easy.
This other card I used Rich Razzleberry ink and cardstock.
The difference on this card is I used the lattice EF instead of the Vintage Wallpaper, the scallop oval and then added leaves to the flowers. Which I think looks much better.