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

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Diving into the SS stash

(Sigh) I'm thinking that I would be kinda happy if my DH's abs looked like this (the legs kinda creep me out ... but I could do with the six-pack abs). My lovely geeky husband can be called many things but a dumb blonde is not one of them.

I'm sending this card to a friend who has cancer. It's ironic because when she was diagnosed, I kinda fell apart and she ended up comforting ME! My friend is one of the strongest, bravest people I know. Go Team Wendy!

I also wanted to post a picture of the bane of my existance ... Buzz Lightyear. I mentioned to a friend the other day about how I spent a significant portion of my Saturday trying to put this guy together for my soon to be 6 year old. I grew up with Barbies so the finer points of lego building elude me. By the time I started to work on him, the youngest had already lost a piece in his arm and one in his foot. He's together but looks kinda goofy with that replacement red piece in his arm and foot.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

In my next life ...

I've decided that in my next life I want to be Stampabella. She's unbelievable thin, always doing something fun and she just looks like a kick in the pants to know.

I'm kidding.

I had some time to waste and some new supplies begging me to use so I made this card for my bestest friend ever. The new items I used were the baker's twine and the pennant dies from Nestabilities. I used some images that I snagged from my friend Deb. I think it's Cosmo-bella but I'm not 100% sure.

Have a great day

Stamps: Stampabella, SU
Accessories: Bo Bunny paper, copics, nestibilities, ribbon, bling, MS punch, SU hardware