Sunday, July 29, 2012

Get ready for some cuteness!

Look what we got after we decided to stay in town? I have to say I seriously love these two kittens we adopted. They were at a local vets office since they were so ick when they came to the shelter. It was our lucky day when we stopped by to see them. The kittens were at the vets for their entire lives getting loved and petted by the entire staff and a slew of visitors. That made them so sweet! And yes we had to get two. Daddy couldn't resist his three girls all ganging up on him! LOL

 This is Princess Yuki, or Yuki for short. Any girl kitty we got had to be Princes somebody in order to appease our youngest.
 And here is her brother Othello, the Black Moor, named after the Shakespearean character. Guess who picked that? ;) But there is a compromise at this house and we call him by his chill gangsta name O-Lo kinda like J-Lo. I good with that since it really fits.
 I love how much my girls love them.
 B literally giggles with happiness.
 G is loving snuggling and petting them as well as playing...
 K can pick up any kitty at any time and they melt for her....
 She is cuteness come to life!


He is super chill....


And he loves the camera luckily!

 Yuki, not so much....

And yeah, they own the place already...

But, I love how much joy they have brought to my family almost as much as I love and enjoy them individually....

Don't worry Coco we still love you too!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

June Birthdays 2012 style

Soooooo.....I never really said what has been keeping me form my crafty and blogging fun but our family had faced some big (but good)choices for 2012. We had several opportunities up in the air for my husbands job and we thought we'd be moving. at one point it was Idaho, Califonia or London. But we ended up staying here. :)

But before we knew our decision we had a lot of preparation to do......which meant low key parties for my two oldest daughter is moving back into parties where boys are invited again...argh! But she as even simpler tastes now. In fact she wouldn't even let me make a card in an envelope for her invitation so the compromise was a single piece of card stock decorated and with an announcement of her party that she could hand out. What's a crafty mom to do? New for this year was a simpler cake as well... So I made a banner for the cake, simple tags for the goodie bags and chauffeured teenagers back and fort for a skating party....they also had a chocolate fountain and played Kinect dance games and watched a movie...phew I was tired!
Here some of the stuff before I got it all out my savages wanted to start! At least I can show this since I don't have permission to post the other kids...and the dancing fun.
My younger daughter did allow me to send some invites through the mail so I made good use of a super cute Harajuku Party set of graphics from Lettering Delights in Photoshop to print these cute invites. She let me make some tags for simple goodie buckets which contained fun dollar store goodies for some summer you can see it was still a busy night and we had lots of fun, even if I didn't get to make a ton of decorations...

The graphics are super easy to put together in Photoshop and print out so nicely
Customized in Photoshop...drag and drop. Easy Peasy!
Tags using cut and print after they were customized in Photoshop using the LD graphics set.
 Silver stars were also part of the party theme for the slumber party so we decorated with a few (gasp) store bought decorations and sprinkled some on the the cupcakes. I fumbled my way through making some chocolate crusting butter-cream frosting for the cupcakes with a super jumbo one on was filled with Nutella for the birthday girl. And, a fun time was had by all. :) We skated, had pizza, a chocolate fountain again, and then did dance games and watched a movie....hmmm sound familiar? ;)
Fun but simple cupcakes, with a giant one on top....

Teacher Appreciation Gifts-Part II

Somehow my teacher gifts for the week from my daughter to her teachers was deleted or never posted and that is a shame since I wanted to share a couple of cute projects. Even though our committee made all the other treats, I made a point of trying to send in something each day so that my own daughter wouldn't be left out of the tradition at the school. My youngest sent in some gifts too so as not to leave her preschool teachers unappreciated!
 This was a super simple way to package up some office/school supplies using a fun graphic from Lettering Delights. It is a graphic set that I print and cut using my Zing and then I created a border to make it pop from the bag. My daughter was so thrilled and proud when her teachr peeled it off and put it on her board!
 Next was flowers so it was just a simple run to the garden and a print and cut created with MakeThe Cut and my Zing. The tag file is awesome(from since the hole is actually sized well to fit the ribbon through! The flowers were the teachers favorite colors...lucky me. :)
 Yummy cookies for the teacher....
 So what goes better than cookies and milk? This is a super cute file from Lettering Delights also.  The cut-it set included the graphics and the file to create the "milk carton" I created another decoration for the sides using the cookies from the graphic set for a bit extra something.

The last days gift was a super fun one that I hope to recreate again...A simple set of bookplates! I used a matchbox file from to create the container then using sticker paper and some .png files from a graphics set, I made a few custom book plates that I print and cut to fit inside.

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