Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Watermelon Birthday Party

For my daughter's baptism and first birthday I decided to throw a watermelon themed party. Watermelon is her favorite food so I thought it would be cute and the hot pink and bright green color combo is so much fun. Here are some details from the day!

                                                         Birthday banner detail pic
Banner hung on mantle - so bummed this is the only picture I got and the lighting is horrible.
                          Mason jar "place cards"/ adult favors filled with watermelon taffy and hard candy
                          Bucket favors for the kids including watermelon glasses and twirly straws
The most amazing birthday cake
Watermelon and "one" shaped sugar cookies that my mom made!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pumpkin Birthday Banner

Every year I offer to help my friend out with decorations for her girls' birthday parties. This year her daughter who is turning two is getting a fall/pumpkin themed event. She asked if it was possible to make a banner shaped liked pumpkins. I had never done it before, so I was excited to go outside my comfort zone. I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Thank You Card

A friend of mine who was once an avid Stampin Up girl decided it was time to downsize her inventory as she is looking to quit crafting. :(  I purchased some ink pads from her and since she knows how much I love paper, she threw in several packages of unopened SU cardstock and spools of ribbon. I still can't believe she just gave it away, but she wanted it to go to someone who would appreciate it. I took her out to dinner and made her a card from some of the supplies she gave me.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The "Magician" Card

This Amuse Magician stamp is one of my all time favorites. He has a very uncanny resemblance to a certain Hogwarts wizard. So without saying this is Harry Potter, this is Harry Potter! Made this card for a big HP fan. Coloring was done with Copic Markers.

Monday, November 4, 2013

8x8: Fishing

There is something mystical about the early morning fog on the Lake. Unfortunately, it does not mean you are going to catch anything. I snapped this picture of a hopeful fisherman pulling up a whole lot of seaweed.

The highlight of this page is the paint sample card - the first paint name reads "Quietude" which sums up this scene perfectly.