Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Last Birthday Ambassador Card...for this month at least!

March is winding down and it has been mega busy!  But with the last day of the month comes the last birthday of the month- for someone who really is a true lady!
I have to admit, I started on this card a little later in the evening that I had planned, so I realized that I needed to go with a simpler card layout so that I could get it done before midnight! LOL!  Also, since it's a card for more than 40 people to sign, I had to make sure it was large enough to hold everyone's signatures.  With all of this in mind, I decided to create a 8.5" X 5.5" card using the Walk In My Garden (ladybug), Create-A-Critter (clouds), and Paper Doll Dress Up (grass) Cricut Cartridges.  I made the envelope using my Martha Stewart scoring board- one of my *favorite* go to products!

April brings a whole new list of projects; including a DIY Baby Shower!  So staaay tuned! LOL

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Birthday Card for a Busy Bee!!

 March was one heck of a birthday month!  I am finally winding down on my Birthday Ambassador duties for this month and the Create-A-Critter Cricut cartridge is helping me end the month out in style!

Invites, Invites, Invites!

Whoo!! Has this month been a flurry of activity!  Filled to the brim with projects, preparations, and plans!  ...okay, enough with the "p's"! LOL  But seriously- between invitation requests, birthdays, and hosting my very first card swap- there has been a lot going on!  Let's talk invites, shall we?  I had two requests this month, one for a baby shower and one for a surprise party.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Birthday Ambassador Strikes Again!

Wow! Have these last few months been busy, or what?!  I thought that after we pulled off the shower, I would get to 'rest' for a few weeks-- but then I looked at my calendar and realized that I had 4 birthdays to make cards for in the month March!  And many of them are within days of each other!  Whew!  So I donned my Birthday Ambassador cape and got to work...

This first card was my supervisor.  He doesn't like to make a big deal about his birthday and really didn't want a card- but I wasn't going to pass his day up like that!  He *loves* dogs, so the Create-A-Critter Cricut cartridge provided the cute little terrier.  The fence and grass were cut from the Paper Dolls cartridge.  The sentiment was inspired by the 'Ruff Ruff' phrase on usually hidden corny side came up with the rest of the saying...LOL

Monday, March 7, 2011

My Creative Daze Craft Space!

I made a resolution to step up my video/tutorial game this year; I wanted to produce at least one tutorial/informational video a month!  Well, clearly we are well into March and I haven't been able to post a vid yet! LOL  But I wanted to honor my resolution (better late than never!) so I decided to start with a quick tour of my craft room.  It's been a work in progress since I've moved into my new place and I'm finally at a point where I can share some of what I've done with it.  I really enjoy my craft space and I hope you enjoy taking a peek!!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

DIY Bridal Shower ::The Thank You Cards::

The final project for the Bridal Shower, of course, had to be the thank you cards for my friend to send to her lovely guests.  She received some beautiful gifts; some that helped prepare her for her new role as a wife, some that made her laugh, and some that made her blush! LOL  But, yes, they were all wonderful gifts!

DIY Bridal Shower ::The Shower Favors::

"What should we do for shower favors???  ...hmmmm...."  That was the question I kept asking myself as we were planning the bridal shower for one of my best friends.  I knew I wanted to stick to the cherry blossom theme we had set, but I also knew that I wanted to give the guests something...different...than the usual run-of-the-mill shower favor.  So I went to my go-to place for inspiration- YouTube! (lol) and found some great videos on how to make your very own sugar scrub- and I thought "that's perfect!".  What would be a better favor that a cherry blossom scented sugar scrub?!  Nothing!

DIY Bridal Shower ::The Food::

So the bridal shower for my BFF was a HUGE success!! She had such a great time and everyone else did too!  Over the past few weeks I have been sharing the various projects that I've been working on, but in this post I wanted to highlight the amazing spread that we had at the shower.  It was all done by the fabulous Matron of Honor, Tiffany!