Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Just in case you were wondering . . .

where in the heck I've been lately! My time has been at a premium because of these beautiful little girls --

Our daughter, age 5 (who was registered for Kindergarten on Monday).

Morgan, 9 mos. old

Her twin sister, Jordan

Our niece Layla, 20 mos. old.

And her little sister, Lexie who is 4 mos. old.

I'm not babysitting the twins right now, but my gorgeous nieces arrive at our house every morning at 6:45 sharp and depart around 4:15 in the afternoon. And then Auntie Jen takes a well deserved nap after a much-needed frozen cocktail (I wish! LOL!). I have managed to squeeze out a few "freezer-paper" t-shirts over the last two months. I promise that I will try and get them photographed and up for your viewing pleasure in the very near future! Hope you are all having a wonderful summer. Only 27 days until school starts, but who's counting . . .

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Birthday Cards

Demi had another birthday party to attend for siblings in her Pre-K class recently. And since my time has been at such a premium lately I didn't make their gifts. (GASP!) I know, I know . . . I'm slacking. However, I did make their cards (am I forgiven?)!

I would love to claim that these are original ideas of mine, but they aren't. I scraplifted (or perhaps cardlifted is the appropriate term) these two cuties from the Circut messageboard some time ago. Unfortunately I didn't make note of the creator's names to give them credit where credit is due, sorry! I made several changes to each card based on the supplies I had on hand.

The first card is for a little boy -- hence the frog theme! I cut the scalloped circle and the balloons using the George & Basic Shapes cartridge and my Cricut. The frog and the text are computer generated. Several of the balloons are pop-dotted to give it some dimension and the balloon strings are attached to the balloon and then to the froggy's outstretched hands (I used white sewing thread). I also used pop-dots on the scalloped circle.

The next card is for a girl -- and she is a girly-girl! The scalloped background for the cupcake was cut using the George & Basic Shapes cartridge and the Cricut Design Studio. The cupcake is from the Doodlecharms cartridge. I used ribbon and adhesive backed rhinestones to give this card some dimension. Had to have some bling for this girly-girl! The text is computer generated.