Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hello Kitty Party

I recently worked with a fabulous customer on her daughters 2 year old birthday. Her daughter is obsessed with Hello Kitty. Loves everything Kitty so it was only natural to have a Hello Kitty party. The fabulous customer is also a close friend of mine. I thought it would be nice to spotlight her party on my blog. She purchased some items at the party store, paper plates, cups, blowers, balloons and the rest was created by me. I had so much fun working with her on the Kitty party. Here are the results.
The invitation

This was the sign that greeted the guests when they arrived.

A child size arts and crafts table was set up. Each child got to decorate a drinking cozy with markers, foam stickers, glitter and kitty stickers.

Next the treat bags that I absolutely love. Hello Kitty for the girls and frogs for the boys. A previous customer had requested the frog so I thought I would use it again for this party.
Birthday girls hat.
And we NEEDED ( I stress the word needed) a hair bow when the birthday girl got tired of the hat.

Kitty Cookies by Etsy Seller Cookie Jar
Lastly, the Thank You card that all guests received.

I had so much fun working on this party.

M.A.G. Challenge by the page #45

M.A.G. Challenge by the page #45 is to use the Doodlecharms Cartridge page 105
I don't know why but when I saw the image I thought of the saying Have a Bear-y Happy Valentine's Day. I guess I'm reading too many Dora the Explorer books to my kids. So I made this card even though Valentine's Day is 5 months away! I guess you could say I'm getting a head start on my Valentine cards.
Bazzill, Recollections and Target $1 bin papers
Martha Stewart Punch
Red Heart Rhinestone
GellyRoll Pen
Saying printed off computer Huxtable font

Friday, September 23, 2011

Good News

So today I have some exciting news. picked my BOO Crew treat bag as the winner for Paper Cutz Challenge#109!!! I'm doing the happy dance right now! My name will be entered into the September grand prize drawing. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Today I have a quick card to share. My friend's son is turning one this weekend and we will be attending the party. I made him this cute card using the Cricut Lite cartridge, B is for Boy. This cartridge has so many fun images for both toddler boy and girls. I especially love this Cozy Coupe car. It's a signature outdoor toy for any toddler. My kids love this and use it all of the time.
The tag says Beep Beep Birthday boy coming through.

I have an exciting post coming up, a client feature Hello Kitty party.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #109

Paper Cutz is having an awesome challenge.
Challenge #109 is "Caution - Ghost Crossing!" Make a card, LO or craft project for Halloween using Cricut cut, hand stamped, or digital stamped ghosts, and the colors black, white, purple and orange ONLY!
I immediately knew I had to make a treat bag. They are one of my favorite things to make, especially for Halloween. I only have one Halloween cartridge and that is Mini Monsters so I knew I had to use the ghost on page 42. I always loved the spooky looking fence and knew I would incorporate that somehow. This is what I came up with.
Originally I had the idea of one ghost rising from the graveyard but then when I was putting my kids to bed I thought why not add some kiddie ghosts and then the title Boo Crew came to me. Who ever thought putting your kids to bed would be the inspiration behind a "Ghost Crossing" Halloween treat bag.

Kraft bag orange
Mini Monsters Cartridge
Tomb cut at 2
Fence cut at 2
Ghosts cut at 2 3/4 and 1 3/4
Cuttlebug embossing folder Tiny Bubbles
Plantin Schoolbook- Tag
Boo Crew- printed from computer
Googly eyes
Glossy Accents
Yarn- Unfortunately I do not own bakers twine yet
Jelly Roll Pen

Snug as a bug with my Cuttlebug!

I finally pulled the trigger and treated myself to something that I've wanted for a while, a Cuttlebug! I love the way embossing adds so much to a card. It gives it dimension, texture, and most of all it makes it look ohhh so pretty. I couldn't wait to use it. I purchased the D'Vine Swirls folder before the bug arrived. Michaels had a great sale last week and I thought it was the perfect time to stock up.

My inlaws were celebrating their 40th anniversary so I made this card for them using the D'vine Swirls embossing folder, Cuttlebug,Sweethearts and Once Upon a Princess cartridge. I really wanted to add the saying "Cheers to 40 Years" at the bottom but I couldn't get it to cut right using the center point so instead I opted to use a basic Happy Anniversary stamp. The champagne flute idea came from Swarovski crystal champagne flutes that my sister in law and I absolutely love but not willing to spend the $390 price tag. The Swarovski flutes have crystals on the stem just like mine, Stickles of course. I added some extra Stickles to the bottom too. I couldn't do a card without adding some glossy accents, to the champagne of course. I think it really makes it look like champagne. Well I hope they liked it.

Card-DCWV The Luxury Stack Paper
Bazzill Paper- Blackbird, Fussy
Accent Essentials- p. 79 cut at 3 1/4 and 3
Ribbon- Michaels
Once Upon a Princess- tag p. 68 White 1 3/4 Fussy 1 1/2
Stamp-Fiskars All Year Greetings

Monday, September 12, 2011

M.A.G. Challenge by the Page #43

So I recently discovered a new card challenge, M.A.G. challenge by the page. This challenge blog uses "only the images from the page and cartridge selected for that week." There are so many talented designers on the blog so I'm hoping that particpating, when I can, will help get my creative juices flowing and help me look at my cricut cartridges in a new way. So this weeks challenge was
Challenge #43:
Cartridge: Forever Young
One of my favorite cartridges and images.

So here is my very simple card.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cricut Cardz Challenge #90

Happy Friday! This weeks challenge over at Cardztv was to make a card using any card feature on any cartridge. I don't have many cartridges with card features so I decided to use the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge and the card feature on page 79 in the roly poly style. When I cut the card I didn't realized there would be small dashes on the bottom of the card. Ohhh well as Tim Gunn says, Make it work people. So I did just that. This card is for my neighbor/friend who donated some outgrown clothes to us. They were in excellent condition and the kids just loved them. I wanted to thank her with a card and gift certificate. I know she loves coffee and tea so I thought this card would be perfect for her. I do have one question, does anyone know of a gift card holder punch? I tend to give a lot of gift cards and would love a punch that I could add to my cards. Thanks for looking and happy cricuting!

As you can tell my photography skills, not so good.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back to School Treat Bags

Yesterday was the first day of school for us. There were so many emotions in our house, excitment, fear, happiness, sadness, nervous butterflies and so on. Anyway, I wanted my kiddos to feel special so I had cards for each of them (see previous post example) along with a special treat. They loved it and it made the first morning back to school a little happier (is that a word). Anyway I wanted to share a cute bag I made for some of the teachers. I filled the bag with antibacterial gel, wipes, tissues and pencils. A little treat bag just for them. Enjoy!