Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sarah's birthday


My baby girl turned 11 the other day. How did that happen? She is the sweetest thing. Always thinking of others and ....she loves to craft almost as much as I do I think! We have lots of fun making stuff together.
She had a big party this weekend with loads of her friends. I am not a mom that plans the party. I figure, they know what they like to do, so let them do it! I was impressed by what these tweens did. They listened to music, ran around the neighborhood, and played this very creative game on my stairs where they threw a ball up and then tried to catch it as it bounced down all the people. It was so cute! They had it all worked out. Kids are so creative!!
I used Sarah's birthday as the much needed excuse to make a birthday banner with my new Big Shot. It was SO much fun! I used some retired DSP...darling dots I believe, just in case...well...okay! Because I am hoarding all my new paper! I admit it! Besides, the DSP I used IS totally 'darling' and I think, works for girls AND boys, which I have both of in my house. I used the smaller of the two penant sizes and layered every one with cardstock to not only give it that nice scalloped border, but also because I really think it is more sturdy that way. If I am going to spend all that time and paper on something, I want to be able to used it all year! When I was done, I felt like the white letters were a little less than exciting on there, so I went around the inside of each one with clear stickles....still needed more....so I added a row of rhinestones on each one. I don't remember where these stones came from, they are the cheap ones...probably from Joann's or something. I stuck then on using Crystal effects. I didn't even glue my fingers together! ( I came close...) I used random eyelets in all different colors for the holes for the ribbons on the edges and tied it all together with Pomegranate stitched ribbon. It is so fun!! Everyone needs one of these!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well my my my!!! What a show off with all the cute banner stuff!!! Did I mentiont hat I am in need of a truly great new Happy Birthday Banner??? JK I am as always impressed with your artistic talent...why did you get it all???