What a crazy week! I'm sorry that I haven't posted, but I've been unbelievably busy. Both of my kids have birthdays within the same week. Chandler is away with the Navy so he wasn't much trouble. I just had to make sure that his gifts arrived safely. Bella, on the other hand, wanted a special birthday party. In addition to party planning, I also had my parents visit for the weekend and a very packed schedule with patients at the office.
I had planned to bake cupcakes for Bella's party on Saturday morning. However, we woke up to another power outage, so I had to go with Plan B. I made a quick trip to the grocery store and found as many chocolate and vanilla cupcakes as I could, so that I could make this Horse-shaped cake that Bella has seen on Pinterest. It's by no means perfect, but it was the best that I could do under the circumstances. Fortunately, the electricity came back on as we were leaving for her party.
Bella's party was held at Crown Haven Center. All the girls had a chance to ride the pony and Bella said she LOVED it! I also made the party favors for the party, which was inspired by another Pinterest find. These were fairly easy to make and a big hit with the guests.
I've also been working on a few smaller projects for my office manager's upcoming wedding (this weekend!). All of these small projects, coupled with some design deadlines, and I've gotten very behind on Thank You cards for my online customers. I needed a simple card that I could mass produce and this is what I came up with.
The sentiment is from a retired set and the paisleys are from the new Paisleys & Posies stamp set. I created a frame with the Layering Squares Framelits and another piece of Very Vanilla card stock to use as a mask. After stamping the sentiment in the middle of the card, I used the mask and paisley stamps to stamp around the sentiment. I used Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry, and Delightful Dijon to create an early Fall color scheme. A Dapper Denim enamel heart embellishes the "O".
As you can see, I made quite a few. If you would like to receive one, simply place an order through my online store this month. If you've ordered online from me within the last month, keep an eye on your mailbox.
You'll find a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.