Sunday, August 28, 2011

Matthew turned 5!!! ARG!!!

Well, my little man is a whole Hand now :) He is 5 and I can hardly believe it! His birthday was a few weeks ago and I'm not going to lie, there is a lot of stress on this momma to have a fAB party since I happen to help others do that on a daily basis!
We had a great turn out at the park in the Kentucky heat and his closest friends and our wonderful family showed up to help him celebrate!
I had the picnic catered by Mark's Feed Store- they have FAB BBQ! We had Pork, Chicken, Buns, Green Beans, Potato Salad,  Cole Slaw, and Buttermilk pies!
The kiddos enjoyed chicken nuggest and a fruit arrangement from Edilbe Arrangements!
Here are some pics from the evvent!
This was the sweets table!
 Included above are red velvet cake pops, pirate face cookies, anchor cookies, fruit arrangement, cupcakes, chocolate pops, favor cups, brownies and nuts! Not to mention his cake!! The cupcakes were red velvet and yellow, so the cake was top carrot and bottom white!
 Here is his cake! (Cakes by Lisa E) There was a fondant pirates hook on top, but it broke the day we picked it up. Oh well. He needed a candle somewhere!!
 If you notice, there are edible cupcake toppers that are pirate faces :) The favors consisted of red adn white striped boes with an eye patch around them. Inside were pirate coloring books, crayong, hand clappers, pirate wristbands, red hots, lemon heads, pirate paddle ball, etc. and custom suckers in covers that said Matthew is 5!
 My yummy cake pops!! The tags say Matthew Is 5!
 Pirate Face cookies!
 Adorable anchor cookies!!
 Serving up cake to a hungry pirate :)
 The bouncy for all the kiddos!
 Opening presents! (And a little hot from playing!)
ANd these are my lovely girls from high school from made the hour and a hlaf trip up for the party. We have always had it at my parents every year in my hometown, and with this being the first year not down there, I felt so loved that they and there kiddos came up for the day! Between us we have 8 cute kids :)

Wish I had gotten pictures of the rest of the decor, but oh well! There were paper fans in red, black and white.  Red and white polka dot fabric table runners. Polka dot ballons, personalized centerpieces, etc! Shew- just not enough time to get it all!!

I hope you all have a fab week!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A card (Yes, you read that right ;)

Okay, no one promise to faint :) I actually have some cards and layouts to share in the next couple days!!! Back in July, I got to spend the weekend at a FAB crop with some of my favorite gals, including my little sis :) I seriously only worked on 2 "work" related projects, and that wasn't until the last day! I got like 6 cards, a gift bag adn tag, and about 15 layouts done!! Vacation is scrapped folks! Shew! :) So now for the whole thing that started my love for paper.....a card :)
I am IN LOVE with this October Afternoon paper, cat eye chalks, Studio Calico wooden buttons, SRM stickers, and PTI Twine :)
Heck, what am I not in love with???
Well, I promise I am in LOVE with this little guy:

Yep, he is 5 now! ANd I have a birthday load of pics to show you of his party! (Which wore me out by the way!!!! :) Unitl then..... create something!!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Photo Clips

Hi everyone! I hope this finds you well! Somethign new to my shop that I want to share!! First Year Photo Clips!
You pick the theme!!!!

 YES! That is my little man in the blue pinwheels pic :)
Have a fab day!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cricut Vinyl Tutorial Revisted & New projects!

Hi there!! Hope all is well! i have had  a few people ask me about vinyl lately, so I thought I would show you a tutorial I put together a while back! You can see it step by step here .  (I did this for a design team I was on at the time!) I will note that your blade should be set on a 2, not a 6 as I typed in the article originally.
Vinyl is fabulous to work with! From baby gifts, home decor, and so much more! The possibilities are really endless!
Here is one of my latest favs I made with vinyl this summer!

Love it!!!!
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