Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Birthday Gnome and Bears card

Birthday cards continued -

Gnome stamp with mushroom stickers, Stampin Up ribbon.

D.O.T.S (aka CTMH) retired bear stamp and frame.

Birthday Cards with Animals

More Birthday Cards but with furry friends  -

Flower cut with Cricut, Hedgehog stickers with a gate fold.

Panda stamped with Stazon.

Spring Birthday Cards

Some more birthday fun cards -
Bare tree cut out with Cricut then added flowers from Stampin Up punch.

Flower stamped on acetate paper with Stazon and Tim Holtz ink.

Birthday Celebrations!

Some recent birthday cards I made for friends -

Punch out circles, adhere onto card, then run through an embossing folder.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Indoor Camping Birthday Party

With a little bit of imagination and some ol'fashion fun you can have a fun filled birthday at home.  We've done the pizza place parties ect... and the kids had fun but they didn't do activities that really got them to interact.  I remember as a kid making forts out of sheets and furniture.  And like mother like daughter, mine came up with the idea for a sleepover style.  So for my daughters 11th birthday we had an indoor camping party! Including the lake (above ground pool) Campfire (portable camping stove) and a tent (made from 5-6 queen size sheets and the entire living room).  The only thing different was we set it up so they would have the t.v. as there theater.

Cricut cut out of a tent and campfire.
We used the couches, and 5 queen sheets, and strong twine cords to hold up the camp. It was easy to clean up as well. :)

No camping party is complete without SMORES :)

Nancy Drew Birthday Party

My daughter LOVES Nancy Drew. So for her 12th birthday we set off to figure out how to decorate Nancy Drew style.  We started with Pinterest and there were some awesome ideas.  That is where we got this one.  She is one lucky little girl as her dad works for a wonderful printing company called Biltmore Proprint.  They were able to recreate a book style invite with great detail. All the way down to putting her face on the cover and volume 12 (for her age) and initials on the tree.  The girls were on the case they read the clues and it lead them to a pinata filled with goodies.  A fun time was had by all. 

Front Cover

Each guest received a secret detective pen it had a stamp at one end, and leave top secret messages in invisible ink. We were able to get these from our local dollar store along with the mini composition books to write down clues in. We had a lot of fun making these. All the girls who received one were so excited to be on the case.

Oh, and to add to the party I used svg files and my Cricut to cut out Nancy Drew silhouettes along with question marks and magnifying glasses.