Sunday, July 24, 2011

Shoulda, Woulda ... Coulda

So the youngest turns 6 and we planned a big bash. I had just received my monthly images from our SSMIS hostess (Lena hosted this month) and she chose THE cutest little dragon space image. It was right in keeping with the Space theme of the party... so I planned to make 12 little cards to send out. This is the proto-type.

I made a slider card.

But it got busy and we ended up sending generic Hallmark invitations (insert horrified gasp here)

And I arranged to have a friend make an R2D2 cake. Here is the picture of the cake before the devastation. Poor R2 was a victim of the heat and died in a heap of cakey rubble. We had a supermarket cake (it was delicious, stop beating yourself up Mary ... he LOVED it).

Then, the party was supposed to take place in the basement of a local store with A/C. But ... there was NO air ... none!

So the darling astronaut costumes that the kids were to wear lasted all of 15 minutes before the kids stripped them off, gasping for cooler temperatures. This is a picture of the birthday boy "using the force" to whack the balloon. He was having a blast because anytime you can whack ... is good!

But the alien cake pops were cute.
The kids had fun.
The birthday boy was excited and happy.
Mission accomplished.

Stamps: High Hopes, Stampin Up
Accessories: Pop dots, copics, Star punch Circle Nesties, ribbon and CB embossing folder


  1. It was fantastic and the card is super cute. You can make one for the kids... They would love to have it.. Especially Alex.

  2. I love the suits the kids are wearing at the party. Hugs to you Joanna, your a super great person, very understanding, and one of the best ladies/friends I've ever had!

  3. Joanna, your card is fabulous. I like the red circle around the moon and the star DP fits perfect. It looks like the boys had a great day !!

  4. Joanna, darling card. Love all the red used to highlite the moon and flag. Beautifully colored and fantastic invitation. He looks pretty cute whacking the balloons.