Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy 13th Birthday Aaron

Hello everyone,

Yesterday we celebrated our grandson, Aaron's 13th Birthday.  Boy, the years have really gone by.  I can remember the first time I saw him, it was LOVE at 1st site!  I did not want him out of my site.  Eventually we had the opportunity to get Guardianship of him . We've had our ups and downs but I have not regretted it.

He's had a birthday celebration every year of his life (we didn't when we were growing up).  So this will be the final big BD celebrations until he's 16.  We decided to rent out a Gym Room in the local Park District, for 3 hours.  I made invitations (tutorial to follow) and he passed them out to all his basketball friends.  Well they had a ball!  I mean we had to stop them from playing in order to eat and then they went right back to playing.  It tired me out by just looking at them.

I think this party was a success and he'll have fond memories.

Here are some pictures from the party and a tutorial on the BD invitations:

I used very thick black card stock and 12x12 Basketball card stock paper

I cut these shapes on my Cricut Expression using the Sports Mania cartridge.

I used Microsoft to print the party invitation info, then used Spellbinders circle Die to cut them into circles   

Here is everything ready to be assembled,

The inside of the invitations

I used Recollections chipboard stickers to embellish the invitations

I made a total of 16

Aren't they adorable?

I used my We R Memory keepers Envelope maker to make the envelopes.  If you don't have one'd better get one!  LUV IT!

Here is the Banner that I made

                                                               Aaron and his players

Gift candy bags for the boys

 A few of the boys stopping a few minutes to eat.  Aaron is the one standing.

Since he is a Miami Heats fan, we had cupcakes made with their colors and logo.

Here are some of them lined up for the "3 Point Shoot Out"

Birthday Boy -AARON-

Back at home after the party.  Nobody wanted to go home.  We had 4 to sleepover.
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So this is how we are celebrating our Memorial Day weekend.  Hope you have an enjoyable weekend.  Thanks for lookin' in! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

PURPLELISHIOUS theme for Outlawz challenge

Morning wonderful people,

I slept really good last night thru the rainy storm.  Felt even better when I noticed no water leakage in the basement.  We've got a old house and we're constantly patching areas in the basement to prevent seepage of water when it rains heavily.  My husband and our finances believe it's best to, do it yourself,  if you can.  Our prayers go out to the families in Oklahoma that lost family members and their homes.  We are so blessed and don't even realized it.

The Outlawz challenge for the Monday Greeting cards challenge group is to make a card with purple colors and tones. I chose to use Bugaboo's digi image: Stella Nursing-It Won't Hurt Much.


Here are 2 views of my card.  I like both, but prefer the one with the black background.  I need a course in Photography  and a new Camera. LOL

Material used:

Bazzill card stock
Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Pennants
K & Company Dimensional Stickers
Copic markers
Webster Pages Bloomers
Cuttlebug Embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by and sharing some of your time with me!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Shaped Card for 613 Avenue Create

Hello everyone,
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.  Both of my adult sons responded, showing their appreciation and love.  My husband topped it off by taking me out to dinner.  (Which I love to do)

 I don't know how it was where you all live, but I think every Mom in the city was out to dinner yesterday!  LOL   You had to wait in line, wherever you went!  Hey, I didn't have to COOK so I was HAPPY!

Here's a DT card I made for  This is a Rick St. Dennis digi image called MoonBeAm the flower child.  Our challenge was to make a card out of any shape other than a square or rectangle.  I chose to use a flower shape for my card base to go along with the flower child image. It was cut from the Ribbons & Rosette Cricut  cartridge. I welded the 2 flower images together, using my Gypsy and then folded it into a card. I used Spellbinder Dies and eK pennants punch.  The other embellishments I used came out of my stash.


I'll probably enter this in several challenges.  Just don't know which ones at this time.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Another Mother's Day card

Good morning friends,

I just mailed out 5 handmade Mother's Day cards.  I made special envelopes for most of them using my  We R Memory Keepers- Envelope Punch Board.  If you don't have one, you should get it.  Makes perfect envelopes for any size card.
 I wrapped each one with the thin sponge sheets you get in your packages, so they don't get messed up.  I paid almost $9.00 to send those card.  They better be in tip top shape when they reach their destination.
Here is a photo of one of the cards I made using Bugaboo's MOM Word digital image:

I love making non-traditional cards.  The card is made on a Center Step card base using black card stock.  The DP is from DCWV -Lemon Flower Stack collection.  The small pre-cut flowers were a gift I received awhile ago.  I blinged them up with Swarowski crystals.  An eK punch was used for the bottom border and a Webster's pages bloomer on the bottom right.  The I love u sentiment is a Stampabilities rubber stamp.  Can't remember who made the metal tag.

I think I'm just about finished with Mother's Day card.  What about you?

Friday, May 3, 2013

Mother's day card

Here is my 1st card I've made for Mother's Day.  I've got 3 more to make. I'm entering this card at for the Mother's Day challenge.  The image is from Creative Bug Digitals:
I am so far behind, comparing myself with some of the other card making ladies. 

I think today is National Scrapbook Day.  I think I'm going to cheat and make cards instead of Scrapbooking!.........maybe on National Card Making Day, I'll cheat and scrapbook!  LOL

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

Inspirational card for 613 Avenue Create

Hello fellow crafters, I haven't blogged lately.  I've got to get into the swing of things again.  Sometimes I don't have that much to say or feel like what I have to say is not that important.
That is not the blogger spirit.  I promised myself I'm going to do better.

 613 Avenue Create's   Photo Inspiration #1  Cinco de Mayo

This is the inspirational card I made using, some of the colors in the photo:

I used Shelly's Image - Kings Proclamation
Spellbinders- Floral Ovals, Ribbon Banners, Fancy tags
Copic markers
 Embossing folder- Dots
Cloud 9 Design Rhinestones
Green, Pink, yellow, black, turquoise card stock
Happy Cinco de Mayo day to those who celebrate it!