Skip to main content

Celebration Season Begins

You may recall from my last post that I am in the middle of "party season" with my family. I thought that today I might share some of the cards and invitations I am making as part of the celebrations. 

With this card I am also linking up to the Fantabluous Cricut Challenge  "Fun in the Sun" challenge.  I used the "Life's a Beach" and "Create a Critter" cartridges to make this card for the upcoming birthday of a beach lover.  The papers I used were mainly scraps- I promise to take better note of my materials in the future- I am still new at this blogging stuff! 

One of my dear cousins had a birthday this past week and I sent her this card to convey our wish for her special day. The stamp is an old one from Michael's that I found in their dollar stamp bin and get a lot of use for, including decorating cake boxes. The paper and ribbon are from Michael's as well. Of course, I had to put a bit of bling on the cake (it was difficult to resist putting a rhinestone on the beach card, but I just couldn't figure out where!). 

This card is for the upcoming birthday of an airplane aficionado. I made it with the "Art Deco" Cricut cartridge.  The nose is of course, a rhinestone, but it looks like it needs something else.  I'll keep working on it. 

We have a big 20th birthday party planned for "my baby" next week.  Here is a sneak peek at the invitation.  More on that celebration later.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope that you are having a wonderful summer full of fun and family too! 



  1. very nice fun in the sun card! love the colors.

  2. Very nice cards! Love them all. Great use of your 'dollar stamp bin' stamp!

  3. Your cards are all fantastic, Cynthia! I love the variety & all the details. Thanks for joining us at FCCB!
    Have a fantabulous day!

    Diana ♥
    Leelee Card Designs
    FCCB Design Team

    1. Thanks Diana! I appreciate the opportunity to join in the fun!

  4. Lovely cards! The crabs are so cute!
    Thank you for joining us at FCCB!
    The Leaf Studio


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Mother's Day Challege Blog Hop and Give-Away!

Many of you know that I am a proud member of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team.  We are so happy to announce that it is-  The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's300th Challenge!  We are having a BLOG HOP to celebrate!

Challenge #300
Make a project about Mother's Day!

One lucky commenter will be chosen (from all blog hop comments on each blog, plus this one) to win this-

a Brand New Cricut Explore! Courtesy of

of Denton, Texas

ALSO- The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring TWO $25 gift cards at
We also have:

$15.00 Gift Certificate
And two $10 gift certificates to-

Dreaming Tree SVG's To qualify for the gift certificates, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cuton your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

There is a limit of three entries per person.

Be sure to visit each Design Team member leave a comment and become a follower - those will …

Happy Halloween Tablescape

I love polka-dots.  They make me happy. So does Halloween, beautiful fall weather and the fact that my oldest daughter is visiting.  With that in mind, I decided to enjoy a happy little Halloween dinner on the deck. It has been a long time since I posted a table scape and I want to share this simple little happy table.  

A couple of weeks ago, I grabbed up the remaining yardage of this polka dot fabric from Walmart, of all places.  I wish I had bought more when it first came out.  It is perfect for a Halloween tablecloth, quilting or a number of other projects I can think of.  

This candelabra came from Target. I had a difficult time finding Halloween taper candles, finally stumbling upon them at Michaels (for 50% off!).  Again, I should have shopped in August, there were more options available then, but I really like the orange with black stripes. (Somebody remind me next year!) I made the witch hat last year (you can see that on my Halloween Eve post here.) There was quite a breeze on…

Bee-Lated Again! (And a Free-Bee!)

You may remember that I promised to tell you about the party favors from my daughter's "Bee-lated Birthday". Not only was I late with her birthday party, but I am late with the promised post as well!  With the bee theme that we had for the party, and my new found fascination with making my own bath soap and sugar scrubs, I decided to make little bee-themed soaps as a party favor.  

I have shared with you a couple of times how easy it is to make your own "designer" soaps. For these, I got a bee soap mold, some goat's milk soap base and my new favorite Honey Almond soap scent.  I purchased all of these from Micheal's (don't forget your coupon!), but I am intrigued by some molds that I found on Amazon.  Be sure to shop around and find what makes you happy. 

They are simple to make- melt one pound of the soap base in the microwave according to package directions (30 seconds, stir: 30 seconds, stir, etc. until completely melted).  Add your favorite scent, …