Saturday, October 17, 2009

Goldfish Soap In A Bag

Remember winning goldfish at the carnival "back in the day"? My son is having a carnival themed birthday party and I made these as prizes for the goldfish booth. The kids have to throw ping pong balls in little water-filled fish bowls. When they win, they get their own fish for a prize. I think it's a more animal-friendly prize because those poor goldfish would always die as soon as you got home. Now they can peel off the plastic wrapping and take a bath with it! Stay tuned for more party creations!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Austin Shoebox Swap Doorprize

Here is my doorprize for the Austin Area Shoebox Swap that was held this weekend. I used a Lauren Meader template for the stationery box. I got the clear paint can from Archiver's and added some designer paper (K & Company), a belly band, and ribbon to give it some extra pizazz. I filled the paint can with fun ivory/black embelllishments from Archiver's.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Big Top Invitations

Here are the invitations I made for my son's circus/carnival themed birthday party. I really wanted to use red and white striped paper for the tent, but I couldn't find it anywhere. I think I like the mulit-colored striped paper better after all. For the clown, I used the Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge. I love that cartridge because it's so versatile. The peanut on the inside of the card was made from a bikini top on the Cricut. I just cut off the straps to the bikini, drew some lines, and sponged it with brown ink. You probably can't tell from the photo, but the balloons are shiny. I made them shiny by adding crystal effects. I made 30 invitations and it took me 3 weeks. I am so glad to finally get to work on something else!