Hello everyone and welcome to another MONDAY!!
Does it seem like there's just not enough hours in your day?? It sure does to me! I had planned on doing this post a week ago and just never got around to it ... so today, I will share with you the 'Craft Case' I made for the little girl next door's birthday a few weeks ago.
Olivia turned 10 and when I ask her what she'd like for her birthday, she thought for a minute then said "Either crafting stuff or stuff for my new puppy" (yes, they got a new puppy - Golden Doodle - named Levi). I'm not a dog lover but I must admit he is cute!!
Well, needless to say, I wasn't buying her 'puppy stuff' for her birthday so CRAFTING STUFF it is! Here's what I came up with and it was a big hit!
I bought the 12x12 handle case at JoAnn's and decorated it by using the Cricut to cut out her name and added a few K&Co 3d butterflies. Of course it is jammed full of all kinds of goodies to craft with. It was the first present Olivia opened and she was thrilled!
A few days before the party Olivia's grandma expressed to me that Olivia was curious if I was going to make her a 'special' card like I had for her past birthdays. Her grandma told her she was sure I would since I had every year for the past 9 years!
Truth be told, I had made a card with Olivia's birthday in mind a few months back for a challenge and put it in a 'safe place' ... well, guess what? It is STILL in that 'safe place' because I can't find it! SO the day of the party I was scrambling to make Olivia's 'special' card and here's what I made.
I just love doing these Tri-Shutter cards and knew she would be fascinated with it too! I had to chuckle when she instructed her sister to "pass it around for everyone to see". What fun!
So a very Happy Birthday to young Miss Olivia!
Now to come up with a really good idea for her & her sister's Christmas gifts! LOL!
OH ... OH ... OH ... Remember I told you I had some exciting news to tell you! Well I still can't tell you ALL THE DETAILS but I can give you a clue ... I'm being FEATURED! Stay tuned ... more details to come!
BUT ... I do have other exciting news to share ...
I'm jumping on a plane next Monday (Oct. 1st) headed to Topeka, Kansas to link up & meet in person, Shelly Parker (Shelly's Images) and spend 3 days with her! I am so excited and can't wait to give her a big hug. We've joked about doing this and I told her I was going to tell Mark I wanted to go to Kansas to meet Shelly. She said "He'll say WHAT?" (which he did) then he said "so book a flight and go". Well, you don't have to tell me twice!!! LOL What a great husband I have!!!
With that being said I'd better get busy and make sure I have all my ducks in a row!!