Monday, February 17, 2014

Welcome, Baby!

Good morning! We hope everyone is having a superb weekend so far. Time to enjoy the extra day off, if you're fortunate enough to have it! Our mom was supposed to go to a baby shower this weekend (darn snow storms! Is it spring yet?!) for our cousin and his wife, who are expecting their first baby this year. We were asked to make a card to go along with the gift, so this is what we came up with:
Since they don't want to know the gender of the baby, the hardest part was trying to keep it neutral. Between the colors and the rhinestones, it seems that it could fit for either gender. I'd like to think we were kind of successful in that task. The inside of the card was designed in the same colors:
We wanted to keep it simple, but thought the little ducky in the corner was just the right touch. (Too bad the light bounced off the mirror right into the middle of the picture...) Hopefully they liked it.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Whoo Loves You?!

Happy Sunday!! We hope you are all having a fantastic weekend so far! After days of waiting for the rain, it has finally come. We are supposed to have heavy rain for the next three days. Luckily we don't live in the mountains... These days are perfect for catching up on crafting (and cleaning, unfortunately). Anyway, we have one more Valentine's Day gifts to share with you today. This is the gift I put together for Boy this year. I didn't want to ruin the surprise, so hopefully he doesn't look here today... Unfortunately, my pictures aren't very good today. Sorry!
Owls are his favorite animals, so I went with them as inspiration. It's also easy to come up with a silly pun to go along with. The bag and matching card have the two owls sitting on a branch with little matching ribbon embellishments. And of course, I added googly eyes!
The card is an easel card. Once it's open, the top rests on some 3D hearts. The final touch is a bag topper for the sweet snack:
I made some s'more pretzels (hence another pun!). It also features the two little owls!
Hopefully he'll enjoy this gift. And if he doesn't care for the gift set (because he's a boy...) hopefully he'll like the gifts inside!
We  are entering this gift set into FCCB's "I Heart You" Challenge
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cupcake Saturday!

Welcome back to Cupcake Saturday!! It has been quite a while since we've made cupcakes, and they were totally missed. O our first Saturday back, we made a cupcake perfect for Valentine's Day. These are strawberry cream cheese cupcakes:
They are strawberry cupcakes, with bits of strawberries in the batter. Each is filled with a little of the cream cheese frosting, and topped off with some more. Luckily, we didn't make a lot of them because they were all gone in a few days (although there was a tiny bit of help eating them).
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 14, 2014

You're Tops!

Woohoo! It's finally Friday! We hope everyone has had a wonderful week. Or, at least through the latest storm back East. Hopefully everyone will be shoveled out in time for their big plans with loved ones tonight. Or, watching rom-coms with some pizza and drinks. Nothing wrong with that either.
Anyway, today's project is a set of classroom Valentines for tomorrow:
How cute are these little suckers?! (pun intended!) These little lollipop holders have a few layers to them:
Each holder has a layered heart and and book. The books are complete with googly eyes (of course) and a teacher-related pun. The best thing about these?! They used up scraps and only two new pieces of paper! They are a great way to use up all our small scraps.
We were going to post these for yesterday, but decided it would be better to do it today. There are quite a few kiddos in Robyn's class who frequent our blog. We didn't want to ruin it for them... :) We already have so many more ideas for these! Sometimes being so creative is such an inconvenience.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day with all your loved ones!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Be My Valentine

Happy Thursday!! We hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far. We hope all of your Valentine's plans are all set, but last minute is always good, too! (I mean, it's not like it doesn't happen every year...) So, in honor of all those last-minuters, here is a Valentine's Day card we quickly threw together:
This card turned out to be a lot more elegant than  originally planned. We added some extra lace and rhinestones for some extra special touches. To finish it off, we popped out the sentiment on front. This whole card was whipped together in less than 30 minutes, including design time, but it looks like it took much longer (in our opinion!)
Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for our cutest Valentine idea of the year (granted, there hasn't been much 'competition'...)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hey Valentine...

Happy Wednesday! We hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far. We've been staying busy, trying to catch up with our personal crafting. The latest project we completed was a set of Valentine cards for our sister.
These cuties were pretty quick to whip up. When we first started designing them, this wasn't even near the original idea. After talking to her, we decided to go with the silly animal puns. These little critters and the puns are always a good match for each other. And to top it off, they all have googly eyes! The finishing touches on the cards are the little gemstones for the ellipses. They're a little "little kiddish", but what valentine isn't?!
Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow for another Valentine's Day project!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Superhero Get Well

Good morning! We hope you are having a great day so far. After our weekend "snow storm" (meaning four inches of slushy snow), our rainy winter season is starting. It's supposed to be rainy and windy all week. At the moment, not so much. But with the winter season, comes flu season. Today's card is one I put together for Boy, who has been stuck with the flu for the last week or so. I was inspired by his fondness of Batman (and maybe a little inspiration from all the superhero party supplies we've made over the last week.)
How cute is he?! I'm so happy with the way the little guy looks. The eyes are a little big, but oh well. The hardest part of the card was trying to figure out what to write. That's always the biggest problem. I settled on the outside reading "holy smokes, Batman" and the inside reading "it's about time you felt better!"
Unfortunately, I glued down the inside pieces before figuring out what to write, so I had to write it out by hand, and of course, I messed it up a bit. Oh well, hopefully he'll appreciate it, even though he is definitely not a card person.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Card for a Teacher

Good morning! We hope everyone is having a great day so far. Today's post is quickie we made for a teacher friend of ours:
The pieces are layered, for an extra touch. And the teacher has her little earrings. This little cutie is another easel card.
The top of the card is held up by some crayons. The final touch was supposed to be a scribble of crayon, but couldn't find any. In an apartment full of crafting and teaching supplies, one would think there would be a crayon or two somewhere... Fortunately, we were able to leave it blank, since that's the hardest thing to do. Unfortunately, the card is a bit snug in the envelope. Hope that's OK!!
Thanks for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Go Hawks!

Good Sunday morning! We hope everyone is having a super weekend so far. As everyone knows, today is Super Bowl Sunday. It's been pretty exciting out here. Everything, and we mean everything, has been decked out in Seahawks paraphernalia. It's been Blue Friday for the last two weeks. OK, it's been the entire season. So, I guess it's a good thing the Patriots aren't playing because we don't have to choose who to root for. Not that it was much of a choice out here. So, in honor of today's game, we made a little banner to hang on our mantle:
It's a totally girly way to show who we're rooting for. (We did make a Patriots one a few weeks ago, too, in hopes that they would make it today, as well.)
 Here are the spacers and the two ends.  Our little football player is showing his 12th Man pride, of course. And the middle spacer has some sparkle, of course! Unfortunately, the green isn't quite the "right" color, but it works!
Hopefully there will be more celebrating tonight and tomorrow. If not, it's going to be a sad state. Oh, and it's Groundhog Day! Apparently we will have six more weeks of winter. If the next few weeks are anything like the rest of this winter, we can't complain too much. Now, it's a bummer if you live in the rest of the country...
Thanks for stopping by today! It's time to get our tailgating food and drinks and take in the big game!