Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hello again! 
Last Sunday my not so little "little boy" turned 12...I can't believe it!  It was the fastest 12 years of my life.  We had a little family party for him with lunch and cake.  We all had a great time!  I say it every year, but I wish I had more time to craft different things for his I wish I had made a banner or napkin wraps or even invitations for that matter, but with school starting and homework being done, time just escapes me.  Plus my son didn't have a particular theme for his party, so we just kept it to his favorite patriotic colors of red, white and blue.  I had a great time making his has been quite a while since I made one, but I think it turned out great!  It was yellow cake with 1/2 strawberry and 1/2 chocolate pudding with buttercream frosting....yummy!!

  I also made some straws with mustaches and the goody bags had a mustach as well.  For the straws, I used red and white striped paper straws and a mustache punch and just adhered them with a glue dot.  I decorated a mason jar with some patterened paper and tied some bakers twin on the rim with a tag that I printed and cut using the silhouette cameo.  The mustache was the same punch and the sentiment was stamped and cut into a banner shape and adhered with pop dots.  I think it was such a fun touch to add to the table and the kids all loved them.

The goody bags were just paper ones and I cut different coordinating pattern paper and used the silhouette cameo to cut the mustaches....I used 2 different ones from the file.  The file # for the mustaches is item # 42306 mustache mania. I  sized them to fit the front of the bag. Like I said, I wish I had more time to carry out the mustache theme, but I was lucky I got that done with making all the food and desserts!  But I'm glad I did what I did because it turned out so cute!
I am entering the mason jar project in a challenge at  The challenge is cardztv go-to galz linky party challenge #4, "Jars, Jams & Jellies".  We had to use a mason could be a die cut, stamped image or an acutal jar...I chose to decorate a jar!  I had so much fun with this challenge and I just love Mary's stamp sets...I recently ordered a cute halloween set that I can't wait to play with!   Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Give Me S'MORE!!!!

Hello again!  I have been MIA for a bit because my family took a small vacation and then the kids started school and have been upset as they are trying to adjust. 
So this past weekend my husband had a fire department muster and every year we make s'mores pops....well this year my 9 year old daughter made over 40 of them all by herself!! 
Here is how she makes them:  put a lollipop stick in each marshmallow and dip about half way into melted chocolate (my daughter melted a piece of her 5lb Hershey bar that her grampy bought her) and then roll it in crumbled grahm crackers. Place in refridgerator for 10 minutes and then they will be ready to go!
When my daughter was making them, I remembered that Cardztv had a "toasted marshmallow" challenge, so I placed 3 in a bag and made a bag topper using the silhouette cameo software and used the cutest marshmallow cut from the store (design # 42905).   i used a fiskars border punch to hide the staples and the stamp is from ScrappyMoms Stamps.
I am entering this in the CARDZTV go to galz linky party challenge #3 "toasty marshmallow" challenge.  I think this fun little treat fit the challenge perfectly!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Bee-day!

Hi there! Here is a super quick card that I whipped up for a challenge on Cardztv.blogspot! It is the CARDZ TV GO-TO GALZ CHALLENGE #34 "COLOR POP"....have to use black and white with a pop of yellow! I immediately thought of a bumble bee and knew that I wanted to incorporate hexagons for a honey comb look!
The hexagons were cut from a hexagon card base that I bought from the silhouette ...but just used the hexagons. The bee is from a digital elements picnic pack from echo park and I used the trace and cut feature to cut it out on the silhouette cameo. I am not sure where the Pattern paper is from as it was in my stash but I loved the mixture of the black embossed paper and the black and white pattern paper. After I popped up the bee and stamped the sentiment I just doodled the bee trail with a thin zig marker.

Yellow card base: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Black mat: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
White mat: 4 x 5 1/4
Hexagons: silhouette store
Bee: echo park digital picnic elements
Sentiment: ScrappyMommy "little critter" stamp set

Thanks for stopping by and go check out the challenge at Cardztv!