Wow, I miss y'all! Life is so busy this summer! I spent this weekend creating stuff for Sarah's baby shower.
First I made 50 party favor boxes....(they were pre-cut from Walmart. I just had to put them together. Which took longer than I thought, but I enlisted Scott's help and he was great!) I filled them with Hershey Cookies and Creme and Reese's...blue and orange colors...to match the shower. I cut orange onesies (1") and glued them to the bottom of all but one and whoever gets the one with the green diaper gets a door prize. Then tied them with ribbon.
Then, I made a banner. I borrowed my friend's Expression this weekend, so I could cut large items. The triangles are from Celebrations....10" each. The paper I chose was too thin, so I had to cut 17 more in plain white and glue them together to give it weight. The letters are from Cuttin' Up. You can read it much better IRL, but it says "Welcome Baby Holden"
With the leftover paper from the banners I made these 24 water bottles. They were super simple!!! Remove the original wrapper, cut an 8.5x11 paper into 6 strips and they fit around a bottle perfectly with no trimming! I adheared with a tiny strip of glue. Then I cut "thank you" and glued that on top.
This is 8.5x11...it will go on the door entering the building for the baby shower
I am going to set this card next to a basket of diapers and colorful Sharpie markers:
I couldn't find a poem online or anything, so I made it up. Not pleased with the wording, but I am too sick of trying to fix it. lol
This card will be the one from us hostesses. We pitched in and bought Sarah a stroller, so I thought this cut would be perfect.
The update: My friend (with all the carts) gave me my bday gift early and she gave me SEVEN more carts (Heritage, Sentimentals, Elmo's Party, Cuttin' Up, Independence Day, Create a Critter and Designer's Calendar)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is just unreal to say the least! I call her my "over-the-top friend". I have had a BLAST going through them this weekend. Crazy huh? As a thank you I made her this card:
"over the top"
and her bday card (she also has a July bday)
just a fun one
And I cut an extra cityscape for a bday card
Sarah's bday card
My MESS during all this!! hahaha, Keepin' it real!!!! Obviously I didn't know DH was taking this! I think he thought the mess was picture worthy.
Cohen is already 5 months old! He laughs, rolls over and can get to whatever he wants, and is starting to sit up. Time goes much too fast. :/