Thursday, July 26, 2012

Crave The Wave!

     Happy Friday everyone! Boy is this summer going by fast isn't it? Fridays @ My Cricut Craft Room is the place to showcase our scrapbook lay outs. This week's theme is either Dance or Sports and mine is sport related, ie, surf boarding.... sort of.
     We spent the 4th of July week in Colonial Williamsburg, VA with our entire family, 24 of us in all! We stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge and had a blast. One of the draws to this place was that they have an indoor waterpark which also included a simulated surfing area. Both of our sons and one of our grand daughter"s decided to give it a try. Luckily I got some great pictures. Here's how I scrapped them:
     My favorite go to cart for the summer and anything water related is Provo Crafts Life's A Beach.The waves are from the border feature. I cut 4 to make a border on the top and bottom of my 2 page LO.I just love the chevron look of this background paper. It comes from DCWV "the Tradewinds" stack. It really give the feel of the waves don't you think?
     I found the perfect sentiment on this cart. Under the Title words also on page 45, you find this great phrase which I cut @ 2.75" out of silver and mounted on a piece of dark blue card stock from my stash.
The pictures were all triple mounted: Silver, shimmer blue and white card stock. The beautiful shimmer card stock is from DCWV Shimmer Stack.
     I wanted a tag that would go with the sport so I used the surf board on page 74 and used the hide option to conceal the detail cuts then cut them at 2.75". Now they were ready for some stamping. I used K Andrews Splash-tastic Summer set and Stazon Black ink. Wow is this ever a great stamp set! You can purchase them over at Erica's Store. Just a brief note about Erica's Store. She is having a moving sale so now is a fabulous time to check out her deals.
     I hope you have enjoyed my project for today and encourage you to head back over to My Cricut Craft Room and see what the rest of the Design Team has to share with you. Yeah for the weekend!!!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Charlie's Elmo Party

     Happy Monday everyone! Saturday we had a wonderful time celebrating our youngest grand child, Charlie's 2nd birthday. I love the fact we have a summer birthday since our big months are October and December. We also have a couple in the spring but the winter ones are the toughest.
     I used the Elmos party cartridge to make a few things. The banner was cut using 8.5" x 11" card stock fit to length. The only problem with this is that the letters for Happy Birthday are placed on the mat at about 4" high so I had to use the 12"x24" mat and my expression in order for the length of the phrase to fit. I love when I was hanging the banner Charlie squealed "Elmo".
     Of course you need goodie bags! I decided to try as many different Elmo's as there are on the cart. 
There are 18 bags in all.
These were all cut @ 3.5". I didn't want him to just be suspended in air so I did a little green doodling.
I thought this  running Elmo was a little big so for this image I cut the rest of this shape @ 2.5".
     I didn't do the cake this time since Joelle wanted to do it this time. She thought she should at least make one of her boys cakes, lol. She did a great job.
It was so yummy!!!!
     Now for a fun treat that I thought of. It's my take on the frozen chocolate covered bananas-Elmo style!
     I actually bought the red chocolate wafers from a cake supply shop I know of. She even had the candy eyes (I was going to make my own). Be sure to use ripe bananas when dipping.
     Needless to say, big brother Ben sure loved them as well as the other kids.
     What would a party be if I didn't make a card? Hmm could it be Elmo?
     I loved hearing Charlie giggle. That makes it so worth while when you make your own cards, just seeing the sheer joy on their a face.
Here is the Birthday Boy himself. Happy Birthday Charlie!!!