Saturday, June 20, 2015

June Birthdays . . .

Happy Weekend Friends ...
Do you have a lot of June birthdays to celebrate in your life?
I sure seem to!
Both of my sisters, my niece, a couple close friends AND
the little neighbor girl Emily!  Oh yes, if you follow my blog, you've
seen Emily's name (and a photo here & there) over the years.  LOL!

Well, today's is Emily's birthday party and I always try to make something SPECIAL for both her and her sister Olivia when their birthdays roll around.  Here's what I came up with for Emily this year.

 I saw the pattern for this adorable little purse over on Pinterest and thought it would be the perfect little 'something' to put some cash in for Miss Emily!

Didn't it turn out cute?

Emily is "11" this year and although in the past years I've always been sure to put the NUMBER on her birthday cards, this year I decided that was no longer necessary since she's turning into quite the 'young lady'.

Although it's cute (and course will contain $$$), it just wasn't enough of a birthday gift.
So, back to Pinterest I went and found directions for this easy to make, fabulous origami box. 
Emily ALWAYS has a flower in her hair, so I decorated the top
of the box with hair flower clips.
I love when you can decorate your gift box with something useful.
She'll love them!!

Emily is a girly, girly kind of young lady who loves the color PINK (and PURPLE)
and always has her fingernails and toenails polished!
So what better gift for her today than some purple sparkly polish and
a new pink digital watch.
And no that's not a pack of cotton balls ...
it's actually a small 'Campfire' pack of mini marshmallows! 

LOL ... let me explain!
When Emily (and sister Olivia) were younger, (they are all of 11 & 13 now) they'd come over to visit
and I always sent them home with either licorice or mini marshmallows!
I thought she'd get a kick out of them!  LOL!
(Of course, that is after she shoots me a look of inquisitiveness!)
A matching birthday card and VIOLA!~ 
We are ready to go to the party tonight!!!

Sharing in the following challenges:
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge - Birthdays
Simply Papercraft Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge - Anything Goes
DL.ART June Linky Party - Anything Goes

Thanks SO MUCH for the visit!
Hope you have a MARVELOUS weekend!
As always ...

Paper:  Graphic45 Botanical Tea design paper, white cs
Accessories:  Homemade flower (Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose die),  Lace, Sue Wilson Gemini Die 'Lyra', Creative Memories Sticker Letters, Zva gems, purple grosgrain ribbon, Wilton paper doily, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Happy' and 'Birthday' dies


Leanne said...

Hi Darlene!
What a wonderful post to read. And look at all the pretty birthday presents. Emily is going to love each one. The best part of the gift is knowing what the individual likes. She seem to have nailed it on the head. (Pun intended. hehehe!) Fantastic job!!
Mahalo for joining the birthday challenge at KBD Aloha Friday challenge. Have fun at the party!

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful tag box and matching card what a wonderful gift set!! I love it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party. Have a blessed day

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous birthday gifts and love the beautiful little purse-Thank you for joining us at Crafting With an Attitude
Carol DT x

Jacee said...

Oh my, these creations are so gorgeous Darlene, how lucky to get such a lovely gift, lucky girl!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Joann Williams said...

Aww these are some awesome gifts Darlene! She will surely love them! And Yes lots of birthdays in June! It's our busiest month of the year. Mine was on the 2nd, my sister's was the 9th, my cousin's was the 14th, today is that cousin's sister's birthday, the 25th is another cousin's birthday, the 26th is my other sister's birthday, the 28 is my niece's birthday and last, on the 29th is another cousin's birthday! Whew!

jrmom said...

Omg I love this!!! I'm sure they will sit on her dresser for a looong time. Well, not the marshmallows...haha. They probably didn't last the evening. I bet she will share this memory with her future children.

Diane said...

Absolutely adorable...what a fun, fun gift and a fun way to present it, love it!!

Chris Parker-Barnes said...

These are just beautiful, I love the colors you have chosen, the lace on the bag is so pretty, and the flowers and die cuts just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your projects with us at Simply Papercrafts.

Cely said...

What a great gift! Thanks so much for playing with us this fortnight at Kitty Bee Designs for our Birthday Challenge!