Monday, June 27, 2011

so... 40 SUCKS! lol

Tonight was a friend (Shirley) from Church surprise 40th birthday party. No gifts required but gag gifts acceptable. So I FINALLY got to make the 40 Sucks bouquet I saw a year ago online. (I wish I could remember where I saw it so I could link back to it.) But the whole thing cost me less than $5. The 'pot' was from some gourmet popcorn we had bought at Costco at Easter that I covered in paper. I bought 2 packages of suckers (because I had to have 40 lol) and a package of straws at the dollar store. I had the florist tape, and floral 'foam'(not sure what exactly it's called but it disintegrated fast from touching it)

My boys helped me wrap the straws in floral tape, then I poked them into the foam. Cut the flowers out on my Cricut, poked the sucker stick in the middle then into the top of the straw. I love the way it turned out.

Close up of sucker flowers

Design Team :(

Recently Jen announced that she will no longer be blogging much as she has gotten a job making cards for her local florist, so there is no more Design team :( I was really enjoying getting out of my comfort zone to make some of these challenges. AND it really made me want to craft again. I've not really been doing much in the last year because of my schedule at work.

I had already made my card for the week I just hadn't posted it. We were suppose to use a digi stamp by Tiddly Inks. They have some very cute digi stamps and some very unique ones too. I chose to use the teacher themed set with a stair-step card. I colored it with watercolor pencils. I think it really turned out cute!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday's Theme Challenge at POM

Today's theme is Father's Day/Masculine at Pieces of Me

This is my all time favorite Father's Day card. Several years ago a very talented lady (named Angela Sgro) was in the same card swap that I was in, and she made the cutest Hawiian shirt. I turned it into a Father's Day card. You can get the template for the card here. The key is using a paper that is double sided. I didn't have much time this week and this was very easy to make.

See you next week!