birthdays, Imaginisce, layouts, Xyron

More layouts

I’ve been working on challenges and sketches the for the last two days, so I thought I’d share some more of them with you!  These are both based on sketches from Scrap Chicks.

These were both made with Imaginisce papers and embellishments, and my Xyron adhesives.  The new mega runner is awesome!  This line has the cutest embellishments that go with it, and I love their little stamps.  It’s a good thing that I have so many more birthday pictures to scrap 🙂
Baking, birthdays

The Party!

Man!  This party took a lot out of me!  The house still hasn’t recovered. 
I think things went well.  Tucker seemed pretty happy with it.  The kids were excited for all the sugar (and then they ran around the house like a wackos they are).
Here are a few pics…

The table!  Stars are paper ball things were from Oriental Trading.  Mickey balloons were from BrithdayExpress.com.  Mickey stuff was from party stores around here.

He didn’t smile in the first picture, so I showed it to him and told him to smile.  This is what I got (because he’s a goofball).

Didn’t want to buy a Micky pan and have to do all those stars, so I did this.  The shape was fine, but the color didn’t work.  I’ve used the color spray before and got a deep blue with the blue can, so  I thought I could get black with the black spray.  Not so much.  Oh well.  I knew that if I colored all the frosting black all the way through no one would eat it so this was my idea.

Treats and bubba teeth.  It’s a fancy combo 🙂

Candy!  Mini swirl pops are Oriental Trading and almost everything else is from the candy store.  Pinwheels were three for a dollar at the dollar store (and I need to get more because the kids stole them).

Happy guy during the birthday song.

Any questions about something specific?  Just let me know!

Baking, birthdays

Birthday decor/treats

Cute, right?  I saw this idea on a blog a while back and thought that it would be perfect for Tucker’s party (or any party that I throw for that matter, because I get all OCD about the colors I use at a party matching).  They were so quick and easy to make!


I bought the pre-colored candy melts at the store and just melted them and dipped the Oreos in them.  I do have a dipping tool, and that does help.  I used it for the brownies I dipped at Christmastime too.  I also used color-coordinated sprinkles (shocking, I know). 
I’ll be sure to let you know if they’re a hit 🙂
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Birthday Treats

Tucker’s 4th birthday was on Tuesday and because I’m not having his party until Saturday night I have all week to get ready.  The first bunch of goodies I made were the treat boxes for him to take to school and give to his friends.  Now, I had a crazy weekend and was short on time so they aren’t nearly as cute as I had hoped (not to mention that I couldn’t find boxes that held individual cupcakes so I had to work with these ones).  The kids liked them and the moms did too.  Cupcakes to take home that are wrapped up in a box?  Not too shabby for moms used to food all over the car 🙂

The boxes were with the cake decorating stuff at Michael’s and the papers were on clearance.  I’ve actually had this ribbon for a long time and I got it at Costco.  If I’d had more time I probably would have drawn Mickey ears on all the dots (because I’m crazy like that).  I cut the tags by hand from white card stock and hand wrote on them.  The Mickey is a punch that I got.

This is what was inside.  Tucker picked strawberry banana cupcakes and I made my butter cream icing.  The toys are all from the party store.  I sent the extra dozen cupcakes in so they could have one in class without having to open all the boxes. 
Anyway, I’ll post more treats tomorrow!