Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I have been planning this party for nearly a year (since we attended some graduation parties last year).
I have been crafting since January for this party knowing I would be super busy once baseball season began.
Tyler is attending Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, IA in the fall to play baseball. We are super proud!!!
Both cakes came from Hy-Vee and were delicious!!! We have so much left over :)
Tyler and Mike right before graduation.
Tyler and I right before graduation.
I made this banner to hang in the entryway of our home. It has a tennis ball, bowling ball and baseball on each end as well as a T for Titans. You can see how I made this (as well as close up photos) HERE.
I saw this on Pinterest and wanted to make it for the entryway table. You can see how I made the pennant HERE.
Here is the back side of the pennant.
In my basement, I usually have toys and kids. We transformed the basement into our Tyler Shrine! My daycare kids love T-Bird and we made a banner with their handprints (footprint for the baby) to hang with his photo boards.
I included pages from his scrapbook and some 8x10 photos on the poster boards. I used some baseball cuts from the Silhouette store to complete the posters.
Since our party was the week after graduation, I included a board with Tyler and several of his friends taken just after the ceremony. I used my cameo to make the Class of 2013 and Congratulations Graduate signs. The photo canvas did not photograph well (the same image is on the cake above) but it is super cool - our favorite senior picture!
The baseball moms made posters for all of the seniors for senior night. Tyler is our catcher, so I used the catcher for him from Baseball Cricut Cartridge. We used infielders, pitchers and batters for the rest.
I included a 2-page layout for Tennis.
I also included a 2-page layout for bowling along with his bowling shirt.
We had a popcorn bar set up in the basement kitchen. We had plain popcorn, blue popcorn, m and m's, skittles, licorice bits, sweetarts and hot tamales! My favorite food item and Tyler's evening snack!!
I left the Word Wall up but replaced the daycare words with words that describe Tyler.
I found this banner at Wal-Mart and replaced the graduation cap with this Titan cap I found at Nobbies (Oriental Trading).
I created a Photo Booth with a sheet and some fun props. Some props I purchased from the Silhouette Store, others I created on my Gypsy. I purchased the glitter top hats from Target (dollar section) and had two feather boas - blue and black.
Here are a few fun shots:
We are very proud of Tyler! His academic success in high school will serve him well in college!! We are grateful for everyone who came to celebrate with us at his party! Even with the rain and the AC acting up - it was a great time!!
And now that graduation is done, I will be able to craft non-graduation projects!!!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Today is my day to design at CricutDIVA!!!
I found these 45 records at the thrift shop and thought they would make fun mini album covers!!
I re-created the record on my Gypsy using two circles sized 7 inches and 3 inches.
I used vinyl for SUMMER FUN using the font Cherry Limeade sized to .75 inches.
I sized my letters by leaving the layer with the "record" on it open. That way I knew my title would fit.
I cut out 3D flowers from Atriste sized from 3 - 5 inches out of sheet music and cardstock.
I inked the sheet music to match the cardstock. I used my tweezers to roll up the flowers and liquid glue to adhere them. I attached them to the cover with glue dots.
I traced and cut out chipboard circle pages and covered them with sheet music. I painted the edges of the pages with a bright blue acrylic paint.
I made some photo mats and cut out some flip flops and beach tags to attach to the corners.
I cut out a wave and some fish and tied the tops with twine.
I like to make a pocket for my mini albums and include tags or coordinating paper scraps.
I cut out layered flowers from Mother's Day Bouquet sized from .88 - 2.53 inches. I cut them out of sheet music. Cutting did not go well as the paper is on the thin side, but I got enough to make my flowers.
I cut out some images from Life is A Beach. The flip flops are 1.82 inches. The tags are 1.75 inches. The gecko is 3 inches. I cut the images out in cardstock.
I tied a little twine on the tags.
I attached the gecko to the back cover.
I hope you like my unique mini album. I had a lot of fun making it!!
Monday, May 13, 2013
I hope all of my mom and grandma friends had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday!!!
A friend recently had a baby boy and I made this mini for her.
I started out with a chipboard album from Michaels that was burlap on one side of each page. I flipped every other page over to have a burlap cover and back, as well as the middle two pages both burlap.
I cut out the boy pieces from my Cricut Imagine Nursery Tails cart at 2-3 inches each.
I painted the edges of the book pages with a bright blue and inked the images with the same color blue ink pad.
I covered these pages with a green leaf paper from my stash. I cut out a star from George and trimmed off the pieces that hung a little over. I included a photo mat on the next page for a crib photo right next to the key information (height, weight, length and date). I included a little twine.
I used a brown patterned paper for photo mats and pop dotted these baby boy images to the edges.
I like to make a pocket in all of my mini albums and add tags and small pieces of matching papers for additional photos and notes. I used my ATG gun to adhere the sides and bottom of the pocket to the page.
I added another photo mat and image to the last page.
I put some brown paper on the back of the album and tied ribbons to the rings.
This mini album can be used as a brag book for mom or grandma!!
I am sharing this project over at The Bug Bytes today also!!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Welcome to the Celebrate mother's blog hop!!! If you are hopping along with us, then you should be here from Jessie. If not, then go back to Lynda's blog at Memories in Tyme for the very beginning - you don't want to miss out on all the GREAT idea's along the way!!!
Mothers - we all have one...or are one - they are a necessary part of our existence - and today, we celebrate THEM! We have our own mom's, our mother-in-law's, step-mom's, surrogate mom's, our sister's who turn in to a mother figure, Aunt's and Grandma's..... People who are in our lives that help us to become the women we are today - this blog hop is all in celebration of each and every one of them!!!
Blog hop lineup is:
1. Lynda - http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
2. Deborah - Http://www.scrappingmamma.net
3. Inga - http://mommahobbit.blogspot.ca
6. Lori - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/****HERE
7. Lisa - http://lisakelly110803.blogspot.com/****NEXT
8. Jessi- http://www.mylifeinartsncrafts.com
Now on to my project:
I started out with a chipboard album from Michaels. One side of each page is covered with burlap. I flipped every other page so I had two sets of burlap pages together, and two paper-covered chipboard pages together (plus the covers).
I grabbed the phrase "Home is where your Mom Is" from the Silhouette Store and cut it out in pink and light green. I made an offset shadow and cut that out in hot pink cardstock. I layered some 3D flowers from the cricut cartridge CTMH Art Philosophy with some recollections flowers and butterflies from Silhouette Store.
I tied ribbon from my stash to the rings.
I wanted to keep the inside plain. I painted hot pink paint to all of the page edges. I inked some cardstock squares (for photos) and added a butterfly and crocheted flower to these pages.
The next set of pages were covered in fun papers and hot pink photo mats. Again I used a paper butterfly and crocheted flower to accessorize.
I like to make a pocket in each of my albums, usually towards the beginning or the end. I added "Mother" from the Silhouette Store. The pink photo mat on the opposite page has another butterfly and crocheted flower.
Here is the back.
I love making mini albums to give as gifts. I have a special mom in mind for this one :)
Thanks for stopping by, your next on the lineup is LISA!
Now for the fun part - the blog candy!!! One lucky winner will receive $20 in free patterns from Scrapping with Lisa Designs!!! Lisa has so many awesome patterns for both card making and scrapbooking - and a design team who brings you so many different ideas each week! I love being a part of her team, and am thankful for her for giving us this great giveaway today!!! Now, in order to get your name in for the drawing (to be held on 5/15, so make sure you check back for the winner on Lynda's blog) you will want to do:
1. Leave a comment on everyone's blog... This is important as we all love nice comments on the things we have made!
2. "Like" Lisa on Facebook at - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrapping-With-Lisa-Designs/130882060268842
3. "Like" Lynda's Memories in Tyme on Facebook at - https://www.facebook.com/Memoriesintyme?ref=hl
Thanks for joining today, I hope you get a lot of great idea's and inspiration along the way!
In addition to the blog hop, my good friend Sheila is featuring my mini album on her blog today - thanks Sheila for having me over!!