Sunday, August 10

Home from Las Vegas

We're home from Las Vegas. It was a wonderful trip. My BIL is officially hitched.
Here's a picture of the happy couple.

Picture taken at Ceasar's Palace where the wedding was held.

Wednesday, August 6

Flip Flop Card

Today was my boss's last day at work. She was responsible for most of the water conservation efforts of the city. She's did not leave to pursue another opportunity, only to stay home and relax because she's got some health issues. I thought it would be fun to make a flip flop card because what could be more relaxing than flip flops in the summer. We ended up making the theme of her party summer pool type stuff. (Read the next post to see the cute cake I had made for her)

Here's the front of the card. I purchased the ribbon in a spool a couple of years ago at JoAnn, I love how a simple knot looks on the card. I used the Cuttlebug for the Yo Yo Yellow dotted background.

Here's the inside of the card, the alphabet was the retired Whimsical Letters and the chair and Umbrella is from Sparkling Summer also retired. Recipe: Tempting Turquois, Pink Passion, Yo Yo Yellow card stock & markers.

Flip Flop Cake

This was the cake I had made for my boss's going away party. Originally I was going to try to do it myself but with company here and us trying to leave town, I decided my friend Traci would do a much better job. I got the original idea from the Betty Crocker website, they have a video tutorial on how to make it and many others.

Tuesday, August 5

Cute Flip Flops

Look at these cute Flip Flops I just got Micaela!

I wish I could get some for me but I feel like I might get some funny looks. My friend Trina makes these and ships them all over the US.

This is Micaela's second pair, I was so bummed when she outgrew her first pair that I decided to "preserve" them in a shadow box because I couldn't bare to part with them!

Check out Trina's store, "Prissy Princess Bowtique" she's got alot of cute bows for girls. Trina has been Micaela's personal bow maker since she was a baby. When I have a special dress that I need a bow for, I just email her a picture and she makes a bow to match!

She's offering a discount for all my readers, 10% off. Just enter MARTHA in the coupon code box.

Ginger Blossoms Friendship Card

Here's a simple card using the Ginger Blossoms Designer Paper and the Think Happy Thoughts stamp set. I love the richness of the Ruby Red floral paper, I am sad to see this paper retire.
I love using the sentiments from the
Think Happy Thoughts stamp set and layering them with different size circles, the scallop circle and brads. I used the retired Spring Flower punch to make the small flower in the center and my 1/8 inch punch for the circles on the petals.

Ginger Blossoms DSP
Ruby Red, River Rock, Groovy Guava card stocks. Ruby Red classic ink.

Cutie Pie Birthday Card

Here is another card using the Cutie Pie designer paper which is also retiring.

The sentiment is from the retired Friend to Friend stamp set and the candles and Happy Birthday image is from the So Many Scallops stamp set. I used the Itty Bitty Backgrounds to make the dots on the So Saffron layer.