Monday, April 27, 2009

Another Easter Cutie . . .

I finally got around to photographing the little Easter "baskets" I made for each person that came to Easter dinner. I "borrowed" the idea from Jen Wuthrich, a contributor on the Bitten by the Bug site; and made a few modifications of my own. I think they turned out really cute and everyone loved their bunny treat at dinner!

The Criciut cartridges used for this project are: Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (the popcorn box); Doodlecharms (the bunny); and George & Basic Shapes (the scalloped circle). I used ribbon for the handle and attached it with small pastel brads. The bunny's eyes are mini-pastel brands. Ink and chalk were used to give the bunny it's details and finishing touches. The tail is a small pom-pom and is attached with a glue dot. The circle inside the scallop was done in Microsoft Publisher with WordArt and clipart. A little bit of Easter grass and a bag of jelly beans completed the boxes.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hoppy Easter!

Check out these cuties that Dee made today! I stumbled across a blog called "Bakerella" not too long ago and showed Dee some of the things she has made. Bakerella has some of the cutest edible art you've ever seen!

Basically they are chocolate covered cake. You make a boxed cake mix (Dee used white cake) and crumble it up. Mix in a can of cream cheese frosting and then form it into balls. Refrigerate for a little while and then dip it into melted chocolate and decorate. Really sweet -- NOT for those with sugar/glucose issues!

Check out Dee's take on Bakerella's Easter treats . . .

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

And Now We Are 5 . . .

That's right, she's 5! Or as Demi stated, "Momma, I'm a whole hand now!"

We had a wonderful birthday party on Saturday at a local park with children from her Pre-K class, their parents and siblings, family and friends. The theme was "Under the Sea" which is code for "Little Mermaid" -- "Momma, we can't call it a Little Mermaid Party if boys are coming!" Dee and I made the invitations using the Cricut and the Disney Dreams Come True Cartridge. Thirty-two invitations later we were finally done . . . Whew! A lot of work, but they turned out so cute!

I made a birthday banner using the Design Studio pennant I created with the George and Basic Shapes cartridge. The letters are also from George and the Little Mermaid characters are from the Disney Dreams Come True cartridge.

The kids had a blast playing at the park, playing the silly games we came up with (Fishing with Flounder, Sebastian's Shell Hunt, and Scuttle's Sandbag Toss), eating cake, and demolishing the pinata. And the adults enjoyed visiting with one another and watching the kiddos play.

Demi had so much fun and declared from her car seat on the way home, "This was the best day of my whole life!" Quite a compliment from the new five-year-old!