Monday, September 29, 2008

The begining of a Fairy Party....

The Duchess wanted a flower fairy party for her little princess's first Birthday! We found the SU! retired set, Fairy Nice, on ebay for a reasonable price. BINGO! We are in business...let the invitation making begin!


We set it up so that we were each doing something...and whipped them out in no time. Aqua Painters were used to color the fairies! The SU! colors for the party were Green Galore, Real Red, Only Orange and Pixie Pink, along with some retired DP from SU!



Voila! they fairies are done! A little diamond dust on the wings and they are all sparkly!

More to come...

always'
cyndi

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Can you guess???


Bet cha can't guess what game i've been playing??? As soon as possible, i'll post all about it and you will wish you were there!
always
cyndi

Friday, September 26, 2008

a birthday card!



Here's the card i made for my BFF's daughter's first bday. All supplies SU! except for the glittery stuff that i can NEVER get the name right on..sickles? stickles? whatever.
have a great weekend!
always
cyndi

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

BABY shower card


finally a card! i know you are shocked. this is all ST! supplies, except for the ribbon which came from the $1 bin at Michaels. My SIL is having a baby shower this weekend and of course i HAD to actually make a card for that! No Nephew of mine is going to have a store bought card from his Aunt Cyndi! lol I also made a B'day card for my BFF's Daughter's first Birthday Party...I'll post that later this week.
hope you are having a good one!

always
cyndi

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Its not the years, it's the mileage!

Well, as promised at long last here is the Indiana Jones party blog. It was yesterday, and we all survived. The kids had fun and it ended up going well. Although it started off horrid. This is the way the cake started...total disaster. Funny enough, this should have been the easiest cake i have ever made for a party.
When your cake falls apart, you have to redesign it...more on that later.



I found these great messenger bags at Dollar Tree. They made GREAT Indy bags for all the kids! Mine went nuts for them so i knew the others would like them as well.



Here is the food i served. In addition to cake and ice cream, we had a hummus platter with pita, carrots, celery and Kalamata olives, we had sliced and boiled hot dogs as 'worms', trail mix, grapes and sour cream and onion chips.






I scattered bugs throughout the food for effect. Everyone remember that scene in Indiana Jones where they are served bugs? ugh!


When the kids arrived, they went out on the patio and threw sticky frogs...they loved it! They decided that hitting the Tiki masks was worth bonus points!





We had my BFFs husband come dressed as Indiana Jones to lead the kids on an expedition to help recover his stolen treasure!


First they had to go to the Mummy gallery to search for clues...




those clues led them to the snake pit to find the next set of clues...



SNAKES! why'd it have to be snakes???

after the snake pit the clues led them to the Cairo market place...



They had to fight off the 'bad guys' with produce!




Next was a clue hunt in the catacombs...






then, suddenly Indy's father, my darling hubby, got ill and the kids had to save him...




with what else? water in the holy grail!!!!



each child brought Mr. Jones some water to restore him.




once he was revived he led the kids to the final location...the airplane hangar...to get Indy's treasure!


I made this pinata to look like a cargo box.


they swung and swung and finally knocked it down!



here's how the cake ended up...after falling apart a second time!!! but it finally was done!

Happy Birthday to my darling son! He's seven and
I can't believe it! he had a great time at the party with all his friends. it all went well and now i can relax and take a break until May...when it is time for my darling daughter to have another party.
i have some cards coming up soon i promise!
always
cyndi




Friday, September 12, 2008

My new space!!


here it is...TA DAH! My new craft space! as you come up the stairs you see ^ this!
Of course i still have to share it with the kids and i don't have it all just right yet...but it is usable at least!




Here is the storage behind my desk. all those little wicker bins on the right are full of misc embellishments, etc.



I have scrap and extra ribbon stored here in jars by color. I am working on something to store my rolls of ribbon on.



I have this magnetic board and stuff next to my desk!


this is how i have my SU! stamps stored for now. I know you are thinking i don't have enough, right? my husband would disagree!




And this is the little corner for my DD with her craft stuff and kitchen. the kids love to play while i am up there working. I think it is going to work out nicely!
always
cyndi

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remember

I was only a week from delivering my first child. My best friend had 3 month old twin boys. Her parents had just left to return home 5 hours away. I was going over that morning to hang out and to help her with the boys. I heard something going on as i was listening to a radio show that morning, but i couldn't really tell what it was. I am not a person to watch the news or morning shows. I basically live under a rock in my safe little corner of the world. I pulled up in her drive and went inside. I think Sesame Street was on "for the boys". "Turn on the news" i said to her, "something is going on. I think a plane just flew into a building in NY."


I sat and stared at the t.v. all morning. It was almost like it was unreal. Living in the deep south, i was hundreds of miles away from NY or DC. It seemed almost like a foreign land this was happening in to me. Yet rationally i knew, this was here, my country. WOW. I knew i would know people who knew people who were in the midst of this. What if they hit Atlanta? That's not so far. I thought to myself, i will never ever forget this day.
Where were you? What were you doing? did you loose someone that day or in the days that followed? What's your story? Tell it. Tell your kids. don't ever forget what happened on September 11, 2001. I wonder if more people died that day or if more babies were born. i wonder how many people were late to work so they weren't there. How happy their families were to know they weren't in the buildings.
Take a moment. Remember. Pray that this never happens again. Pray for our President and for the upcoming election. Pray for our Military and our first responders. Pray for us all.
always
cyndi

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You heart my blog?

I am honestly amazed that anyone reads this, let alone would nominate me for a blog award. wow, can you see me blushing from here? Michelle Wedemeyer from Michelle's Rubber Room nominated me for this award. Wow! If you don't read her blog...go check it out...see the link below.

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.

2. Link the person you received your award from (http://michellesrubberroom.blogspot.com/)

3. Nominate at least 6 other blogs (This is the hardest part, because there are so many great blogs out there.)

4. Put links of those blogs on yours

5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated
Here's my list:
Confessions of a Naptime Stamper http://www.kirstendubosque.blogspot.com/
I heart to Stamp http://iheart2stamp.com/
This Art that Makes Me Happy http://vickichrisman.blogspot.com/
This is my Favorite Part http://mamadrama77.blogspot.com/
that's all i am gonna list..but there are tons of great ones out there!
always
cyndi

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

new work space!

Well here's the view as you walk up the stairs now into my new improved play room for the kids and craft area for me!
The room actually is getting used now...since i am up there the kids want to be up there too. I will have more photos soon for you! I am doing my happy dance as i go off to pick up my DD from preschool! have a great day
always
cyndi

Monday, September 8, 2008

Quarters

So i took these and NO NO NO of COURSE i didn't eat all the chocolate all by myself! are you kidding ?


and made these! they will hold quarters that my kids can earn...once they are full, the kids can spend their money. Now, i just have to get to the bank and get those dang quarters!

always

cyndi

Saturday, September 6, 2008

August in review


so it turns out not much happened in August....except me messing with my hair! September will for sure be BUSY! Hope you are having a great weekend!

always
cyndi

The invisible woman

Friday, September 5, 2008

THe Adventure continues!



Here's my invite for DS Bday whoopla! I think it turned out fab! More Indy things to come, but i wanted to share this with you today.
I had a great night out to dinner last night with my girlz and have a busy day and a busy weekend coming up. Totally have to get these invites mailed out...so people will actually show up at the birthday party!
Pictures of my new under construction craft space to come. Have a great Friday!
always
cyndi

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

finally! a card! whoo hoo!

i found this blog the other day with the above card! i fell in love http://lilybeanpaperie.typepad.com/lilybeans_paperie/2008/09/sun-kissed.html I was looking to do a Grandparent's day card for my parents, and i liked the sentiment. Then, i fell in love with the whole card.
Below is my take on it...my version of her card if you will. Her photograph is beautiful, her card lovely and her blog amazing! go check it out!

always,

cyndi