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Monday, November 19, 2012

Paper Girls Christmas!


Hi There!!

Challenge time again over at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog! With the upcoming holiday season upon us it's only fitting that this Monday's challenge is to create something that is Winter or Christmas themed!

I have been working on my Christmas cards for this year....and very quickly running out of time before they need to be in the mail!

 
I have been a Club Member over at The Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard for the last year now. I think it was the Septemeber or October stamp set this year was a Christmas themed stamp, so I decided to use those for the cards this year. Using green Distress Ink I stamped my trees and then cut them out. The trunks I stamped directly onto the card base and coloured them in with Copics. To add some Christmas sparkle, I used Stickles on the blue trees and the red tree is Glossy Accents with red glitter sprinkled over top.  The 3 stars I stamped with yellow ink and then outlined black and cut out. They are coated in Glossy Accents and dusted with some pearlescent glitter!
To add a little someting because the card was still looking too white I added a strip of washi along the bottom.
 

I better get crafting! I've only completed one card so far (Jeepers I gotta get my butt in gear!)
Soon they'll be in the post on their way to family and friends!

Be sure to head on over to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog to see the Team's projects and to find out how you can enter your own Winter/Christmas project too!!

Happy Crafting!

M-I-C-K-E-Y.....

A few weeks ago we celebrated our wee one's 3rd Birthday.  First of all I cannot believe how fast those 3 years have zoomed by! Holy Smokes!
To celebrate we invited our family over for a Mickey Mouse Birthday Party. Mr Man is super into Mickey Mouse Clubhouse right now so he was so excited when we let him choose his theme this year!
I even have to admit that I was just as excited as our munchkin was, I think because this year he actually understood what was going on and everyday leading up to his special day he would ask, "Mama is it my Happy Birthdays yet?"

Using my non fancy cake making skills I somehow managed to pull together a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse using rice krispy treats covered in coloured fondant, and with a quick order with the online Disney Store, was able to add Mickey and his Friends to the cake too.


Our Munchkin's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Cake

Thanks to Pinterest I found these uber cute Mickey Mouse Oreos. They were a bit finicky to make but they were so tasty and absolutely adorable! (and after all the work and melted chocolate coating my kitchen after making them....we forgot to take them out of the freezer the day of the party!! Nooooo!!) hahahaha so we had almost 3 dozen Mickey Mouse cookies to snack on for days afterwards ;)

Mickey Mouse Oreo Cookies
 
After the party was all said and done, a few days later I sat down and grabbing some black, red and white cardstock I made some Thank You Cards to send to our guests. They were pretty easy to make and didn't take too long. I traced and cut out the Mickey Mouse Silhouette and then glued a red "pocket" on the bottom half to look like his red shorts. I only adhered the outer edges so that I could put the thank you note inside.
 
 
Mickey Thank You's
 
The note card

Be sure to check out The Paper Girls Challenge Blog for more Thank You inspired projects!