Friday, April 2, 2010

Caitlyn's 15th Birthday - muchas crafties

Wow....who knew I'd craft half my daughters gifts. :) We gave her a ticket to SanDiego to vacation with her grandma as well as Drivers Ed. So as you can see...I needed a creative way to give these gifts as they were just pieces of paper that told about what was to come. A plane ticket & a certificate for driving school.

The first thing I made was from a blog that I follow. Denise from Paper Pastime made an adorable purse mini album. I am completely in love with it.  I was going to try and make the same design in DS, but someone else already did it. Karla Campos-Hunt, from the cricut MB designed a DS file, and I used it, and it worked great. Thanks to both of you for all that you do. Denise...I absolutely adore this project and can't wait to make more. I used paper that would be good for sun and surfing and would match my daughter's trip. This way she can put her pictures in here and also journal about her trip. What a great idea. I also noticed that cricut projects are often small due to the 12x12 size...but this project because you do it in pieces and put a wonderful size.

Second thing I made....I designed myself. I designed a word book. It said fif t e e n ....because my daugher was turning 15 of I had a different theme for each page. The front a picture of her, next...her name and the meaning, next...her drivers ed certificate and matching pics, next her friends, next her family and things we remember from the last year. :) She loved it!! It was a hit. :)

And last but not least I made her a wall picture board. I've always wanted to make one, but then I saw Karlee from Wannabeascrapper make one step by step, so I followed her instructions...and it worked perfectly. The card on the left I made and the cake card on the right, my 8 year old made by herself using my Cricut.  She choose the design, cut it, glued it...etc...all by herself. She is totally gonna be a crafter like me. :)

Lets else did I do?? Oh yeah....I made cupcake pops for the party. :) Another idea from another site that is AMAZINGGGG!!!  What a fun way to do cake. You have to check out Bakerella !!

So....I think that's about it for  I have more crafting to never really stops does it?lol I love doing it. Aside from the birthday earlier this week, it has been Spring Break for my kiddos...and we have had an amazing week. We went to the beach...and today we head to the movies. :) Hope your day of crafting or relaxing or working or whatever you are doing is nice.

Denise Hill said...

What fabulous projects! You did an awesome job. Your daughter must have been thrilled. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

Doanz said...

WOW! What a memory for her! So fantastic, Nicole!