Friday, February 27, 2015

Double Birthday

 Welcome to the Scrap Our Stash bloghop from Practical Scrappers! ! I hope you arrived from Kristina's blog Mamas Sanity.
 If not you need to go back and check out the blog hop from the beginning! HERE
Things as usual have been beyond crazy hectic.... but after much ado and should we or shouldn't we for the party due to illness and weather forecast. It is now one for the history books. Due to Adrienne's surgery and Zade and Skyler being sick it is a for sure scaled back version and a much more low key party than originally planned. 
  The theme that Skyler wanted was how to train your dragon. Adrienne decided to go with a store bought cake which was a great idea considering the month really just fell apart.
   So on to a few pictures of the few things that I created for the party.
    First off the photo spot for the smash cake. She took white plastic tablecloths and taped them up them we taped on the banners. (disclamer... I had to buy a few sheets of paper for this as there were not enough in my stash)  It worked beautifully and I have a great place in my house to execute it. Zade has been really sick so not his usual jovial self and really was not in to the cake. So the pictures do not show his personality. I loved the photo spot though and know that it will be repeated.

His nursery is Pooh so since he did not have a party themed I made the card Pooh themed. I still can not believe that I am making a first birthday card for this precious little guy!
The pooh is from the classic pooh collection... yep way back in the stash. The shaker balloons were a relatively new addition to my stash. I saw them and had to have them and they definitely worked on this card. The sentiment was drawn on using MTC. And believe it or not the bakers twine is from Dollar Tree!

Now to the "How to train your dragon" portion of the  party.

Here is the store bought cake.

And here are the banners. They were originally suppose to be outside so up against my curtains was not the best showcase.....
Believe it or not All this paper was from my stash.... I am a sucker for the stacks on sale at Michaels. The jewels on the helmet are from way back. the ribbon is part of a huge roll that I bought 3 years ago for Adrienne's wedding Thank you notes
And my fav His birthday card. I am so in love with box cards

I am truly not sure what I was thinking when I bought that green glitter paper!!! It was bought when I first started playing with paper and I am glad to finally have a chance to use it! I used some print and cut figures and then everything else from stash including some of the first colors of distress ink I bought!!!

I hope you have enjoyed a brief glimpse into my crazy, hectic wonderfully blessed life. I hope to see you here again soon. Now you must leave and head to  Ruth's blog. She is a personal friend of mine and so very talented.  I know she is going to have something wonderful to show you!

I you have managed to stick it out this for I have a little giveaway. I had hoped to make it out to shop but it was not on the agenda so I am offering a 10 gift card.. winner can chose Hobby Lobby Joanns or Michaels. To be eligible just leave me a comment telling me something crafty that just makes you smile, a favorite product, something you created or a memory for example.

Have a wonderful week end , do at least  one thing that makes you truly happy!


  1. You always make me smile, Brenda! I'm glad you were able to celebrate the birthdays even with all the challenges that stood in the way! The banners turned out great and the cards are wonderful! You know how to make everyone feel special and that's the best gift! Thanks so much for sharing! Wishing you all the best, friend!

  2. Brenda, I want to party with you. What fun!

  3. What great party decor and cards! For Valentines day 2 of my grandchildren made me heart shaped treats for the birds and I made treat bags for all 6 grandchildren--being crafty with and for my grandchildren makes me smile.
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  4. Wow! Love your projects! Very inspiring!


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