Sunday, May 16, 2010

Butterfly Invitations

A while ago I created some invitations for a little girl's birthday party.  She's not all that much of a girly girl (read: no pink or frills) and the theme of her party was butterflies, specifically monarch butterflies. 

May 2011 issue

The butterflies are all colored with alcohol ink, paper and rhinestones.

The base paper is embossed in my Cuttlebug.  Don't use it often but LUV it when I do.

The flags are glitter, prismatic, and alcohol ink-colored pieces on which I wrote You Are Invited and stitched them on.

May 2011 issue

I'm not a big fan of cardmaking but sometimes I actually like what I make. 

I'm currently reorganizing my craft room.  I share the room with the kids' playroom.  I have sooooooo much stuff I'm sure there's no way I could ever use it all myself.  So, as I'm organizing, I'm setting aside stuff for donating, some for possible future giveaways, and a lot for the kids to use.  I've told them that this stuff will be available for their use but for now only with my supervision.  I want to make sure they learn to respect the product.  Inks must be closed tightly, and stamps cleaned between colors and uses so as not to mix colors.  Patterned papers are special - not to be used for confetti or "wrapping" action figures in the course of a fight scene.  You get the picture.  I've told them this summer they can start their own scrapbooks.  Cute!

So this is kind of where I started...

Yes.  I'm a HUGE slob.  Actually my scrap area has usually been really organized and reasonably neat but over the last few months (as I'm sure you've gleened from my occassional blog rantings) I've just been so busy that I'd been grabbing, scrapping, and dumping.  NOT a great idea. 

Hopefully I'll feel confident with the outcome to share those pics with you, too.  LOL

OOH!  OOH!  Yesterday before my son's basketball game my husband made a deal with him.  We would go to one of his favorite restaurants for lunch if he did ONE of the following during the game: 

* get a rebound
* dribble down court past the foul line
* made a basket.

He did ALL THREE in his first possession!!!!!!!!! 

Of course, I've been taking video and pictures of every other game and thought I'd give the camera a rest and just watch the game with my eyes (as opposed to on the camera screen as I'm filming) so I MISSED IT on film!  Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!  I swear if you look up Murphy's Law in the dictionary there's a giant picture of me next to it.  (Someday I'll tell you about my TPIR 3 Strikes game theory.) 

So the above action shots are from an earlier game.  (My son's #15.)

Hope you are having a great weekend!



Jeannie Phillips said...

OH I love the invites they are just adorable... thank you for sharing your "mess"...made me feel better!!! honest...I just love honest know those people that say oh my house is a mess...and its spotless...not a dust drop anywhere... they can make me crazy.... you you refreshed my day!


Jennifer Campbell said...

LOVE those invites!!! How fabulous!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

totally side track here...but this is why I hate az...I come to your blog at 7:50 PM and dangit woman U have the weather on here :( I see that in *bleep* az it is STILL 97 degrees at this time of night...UGH....hate it!! anywho....side track over! Girl ... we should soooooooooooooooooooooooooo go to that museum some saturday morning...seriously loveeeeeeee it friend Valerie (hopefully U will meet her in June) has season passes...and I am seriously considering that....I see something new everytime I go...and they have a new feature opening on the 21st of this month! :):):):):):):) Ok...on to the topics at hand!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY son for having a FAB GAME!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!! And OMYGOSH woman!! I love love love love love those invites....did U handwrite on the banners???? very cool!!!! and ok...I will say it....cuz U know I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee think I can see why U couldn't find the stickers! LOL!! Playing!! LOVE U! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

lisa said...

Can't wait to see the 'after' photos of your room : )
Beautiful invites. I always forget about about my embossing folders.

Jocelyn said...

Love the invites...they are just adorable!!!

Wow...I so wish I could get in and do something with my looks like a bomb went inspire me please!!!

Love the pics of your son playing basketball...Evan played in the winter and I just adore it! Of course you didn't have your camera.....I do the very same thing!!!!

Wishing you a great week!!!

Diana Fisher said...

Congrats on your son's b-ball awesomeness!!!! And girl, you need to clean that space, OMG!!! I never saw that in my head when I imagined your scrappy space. I'll fly in immediately to help you! :)

Beth Crocker said...

WOW! I love love love your cards! Excellent work!

lauren said...

re the murphy's photo law: (which, i agree, yeah, BUMMER!)


MAYBE it was the fact that said super b-ball star had his mum's 100% full attention and support that gave him extra super confidence to perform such a feat!!! i feel like sometimes i am missing half the *FUN* with my nieces if i am photo-ing...cause you just CANNOT *be there* in the moment, in the same way, i think!

(however you slice it, it was a AWESOME day for the whole fam, i am sure!!!) :)

lauren said...

arrrrgggh! i got so involved in the basketball story i forgot to say HOW AWESOME the butterfly invites are! love♥LOVE♥love those!!!!!!!

Sweet Escape said...

Heidi!!!,,,,im laughing sooo hard right now!!!,,,dude!!!,,,my scrapbook room looks exactly like that!!!,,,i have to pack it all up pretty soon to move and i'm scared to see whats underneath it all!!!,,,i can't even find my blythe doll!!!....she's buried somewhere!!!,,,i soooo cannot wait to see the finished product!!!!