Friday, October 14, 2011

Making Cards

Yesterday I worked on making a birthday card for my Mom.  The first card I made I was following criteria for a challenge on the Cricut Circle Blog.  My Mom loves anything with sparkle and animals so I thought this would be a cute card for her.  The zebra is cut from the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge along with the word "Fab."  The flower and circle shapes are from the George cartridge.  I used Stickles to add some sparkle to the zebra's black stripes and to the word "Fab" and the hearts that are attached to that.  My Mom and I are going to Myrtle Beach next week for a cross stitch retreat so I'm going to take this card with me to give to her with her presents.

The next card I made is the one that I put in the mail for my Mom to have on her birthday.  This one will be her favorite since it's got a cat on it.  My Mom is crazy for cats!!!!  The cat on the card is a layered piece that my Mom brought me back from England last  year.  The pieces came separate and I  used 3D foam adhesive squares to put it together so that she had lots of dimension.  She really turned out cute and it was hard not to keep her for myself!  But, I know my Mom will absolutely love it since it's a cat and has lots of sparkle!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Graduation Time!

My son, Andrew, is graduating in a few days.  I can't believe how fast he's grown.  I still picture him as a little blond 2 year old and here he is with dark brown hair, lots taller than me, and a fine young man.  Where did that time go?

Today we are having his graduation party.  He's invited lots and lots of friends so we are having it at a park.  We'll do a cookout and just have fun playing frisbee and badminton and chatting.

Andrew is as big of a Disney fan as I am and for a graduation trip, he requested a week at Disney World.  Of course, I wouldn't refuse that!!!!  His girlfriend bought him a Mickey Mouse graduation cap when we were there over spring break and presented it to him at his end-of-year drama banquet. 

So, for his party, I made a Mickey Mouse cake with him wearing a green & gold mortar board.