Little house with a green door....
Ahhh... where were we?

Sponsored by the number 5....

yes, ok, I watched Sesame Street this morning.  The kids were actually kind of excited to watch tv this marked the end of our "week without tv".  The kids were doing a bit too much lying around watching tv and the noise of it was getting to me, so we decided to just turn it off for a week.  It was should try it some time.  :-)

But, anyway, back to the number 5... we're gearing up for Julia's 5th birthday next week.  She is having her very first ever "friend party".  My mom runs a little tea house and she is throwing a tea party for Julia and some of her little preschool friends.  Julia and I worked together last week to make some invitations to send out.  I kept them nice and simple so she could help with just about everything.  She punched all the circles and cut the little foam "party" words with my Cuttlebug and then she helped me assemble them.  That really cool collage strip of 5's is from the new Graphically Speaking Cricut cart....TONS of fun stuff on that cart.  I love it all and can't wait to play around with it a bit more.

5 Party

And next, I wanted to share a fun project with you.  This is an altered box filled with lacing cards.  I did something similar to this for an assignment a while back and Julia fell in love with it.  But unfortunately I had to send it off and she couldn't have it, so I promised to make her one of her own.  I never got around to it before, so I decided to make it now and give it to her for her birthday.  I cut lots of fun shapes out of chipboard using my Cricut and covered them with patterned paper.  I then used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes around the edges.  The papers are all from the Making Memories Hallabaloo collection (a Target exclusie I think?).

My Sewing Box-1

My Sewing Box-2

My Sewing Box-3

Here is the inside of the box.  There are birds, bugs, a sun, flowers, and a butterfly.  The shapes were cut from a variety of carts...Storybook, Pooh and DoodleCharms.  I included a small tin filled with different colored yarns and ribbons for her to lace through the holes. 

My Sewing Box-4 last little goodie.  Just using up a few more of those scraps I have lying around.  I had some diecut apples left from my apple crate, so I gave them a home on this teacher thank-you card.  The papers are Sassafrass and Collage Press, Sticker by Sandy Lion, chipboard from Scenic Route, diecut "thanks" is Cuttlebug and the apples are of course cut with my Cricut and the Home Accents cart.  I cut them out of red Cricut Vinyl....makes for instant easy stickers.  :-)

ABC Teacher Card

ABC Teacher Card-Detail

Well, I'm and laundry are calling.  :-)