Monday, March 19, 2012

Birthday bash

Well, as I previously are the pics from my grandson's 1st bday party.

Here are the invites...all cardstock is from American Crafts - Primary colors.  They measure about 4.5 all around....
Characters are from the Bump in the Night cartridge.  I alternated the colors for the invites and the monsters.  Information is printed on white copy paper and washi tape is on the bottom. 
This is by far my favorite character and I'm upset with myself for not taking a better picture when I had the chance, this picture below is courtesy of my cousin who was kind enough to snap pics of the day while I entertained the guest.
He measures 23in. in length and about the same in width.  I used my gypsy to cut him and split the image in two.  The idea was to play "pin the eye on the monster".  I used random scalloped circles that I had and put the child's initials on it.  Of course, everyone was a winner.  This little fellow here is my cousin's son and he was so super happy when he placed his 'eye' in place...I think this was my favorite part of the day....
I can't remember what cart I used for the banner but the letters are from the Don Juan cart. They are cut at 5in. I love this font...the "1st" is cut with Alphalicious and measures about 10in. in length, the word "birthday" is from 'Create a Critter' and it spans about 23in. in width.

Now for the party bags, I cut 3 of each character.  The idea was to have the kids match their monster to their party bag and to their drawing space.  The largest was cut at 5 in. because it was supposed to be part of their party hat but once the kids were here, we decided that putting it on a string and hanging it around their neck worked better for matching purposes.  These are some of the characters, laid out on the table so that each guest could pick their monster.

Here's how they looked on the party bags

I stamped Thank you  on the bottom of each bag before filling them up with goodies.
 Close ups of the bags.  The aunt of the bday boy, my oldest daughter, did all the faux stitching....
The image on the bags was cut at about 3.5 inches and so was the image that was placed in each child's designated drawing area.  I don't have any pics but I placed 11x17 white copy paper with a monster on it, on the wall in random spots around the house and every guest had to find their matching monster and draw a picture.  Again, it was a great hit with the kids.

On the cake, I placed an extra monster I had because the cake was a plain one and we couldn't get the sprinkles to stick to the sides without risking dropping the cake.
I had planned for a few more things like monster toppers for the cupcakes that were served and drawing the monsters with Cricut markers on several sheets to make a small coloring book for the kids but ran out of time. 
Now one last pic...
The bday boy stuffing his face with a mini cupcake...he really enjoyed it! 

Well, if you made this far...a big thank you...I know it was long...
Thanks for stopping by!
Sending you crafting wishes,

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Basketball Treats

Hello blogland....I made some quick party bags to give to the girl's basketball team at work.  All of the girls were first time players and although I didn't see any of the games, I've been told they played their hearts out.  The school teachers and staff decided to give them a small party to celebrate their great season! I didn't get a good picture with my camera because I was short on time...had to snap a quick picture with my phone before the bags were given out....
There was a total of 12 bags.  I used Once Upon a Princess  cart for the girls and for the clothes and basketball I used Everyday Paper Dolls.  On the hair and eyes, I used Viva Decor Pearl Pen to add dimension. I also used my gelly pens in both black and white to add the faux stitching.  The girls measure about 5 inches.  They were a big hit with the girls and the staff.

I'll be back sometime this weekend with pics of the decorations and favors I did for my grandson's 1st bday party.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sending you crafting wishes,

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Simple Things #2

Hello my dear readers...just stopping by to share a pic I'm linking up to my latest favorite site, The Simple Things.  As I mentioned in this post, Carly Robertson, is hosting a photo challenge every Friday.  She gives a theme and readers are encouraged to link a photo that relates to that theme.  I check every week and I've loved every theme so far but have been unable to participate every week.  This week I decided that I wasn't going to wait until I had my camera with me and just snapped a picture with my phone.  

The theme this week is Everyday.  Meaning, snap a picture that reflects your everyday.  Well, my photo is just that...everyday, I go in to work and in less that 5 minutes my desk is a mess.  It's re-registration time at the school where I work as well as time to complete applications for scholarships so I'm bombarded with paperwork. The pile seems endless.  By 12pm, I'm dreaming of being at I can do laundry or craft or just spend time with my dogs....crazy I know! Most people want to run from their laundry...but I'll gladly take laundry duty over deadlines!!  

Well, this is all for now...can't wait to see what Carly's theme will be tomorrow!! It's just a great way for me to get to know my camera....and do something else I enjoy, photography....

Thanks for stopping by!

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