Our first project is a birthday banner. Stampin Up sold banner kits last fall that use 5 x 7 canvas panels and a heavy jute. I had purchased one as well as a replacement pack to make a second banner but had not even opened them yet. What better reason???
I have to add some adornments and photos through the year but pretty satisfied with how this part turned out.
I also started playing with a chalkboard to record her statistics.
Another party idea is to wrap miniature candies with some pink party designs.
While I was in the craft room I got a bug to sort through all my designer series paper. How much is too much ??? I have lots and lots and decided to divide into some groupings like juvenile , feminine, floral, geometrical, plaids and stripes, nostalgic, fun and games, etc. while sorting through that I pulled out some odds and ends to make a few cards - you know I can't play without making at least a couple cards.
I had a random scraps of this Tangerine Tango design so grabbed my color coach and one of the color combo suggestions. The one that I liked used Pacific Point and So Saffron. I stamped up a bunch if Fabulous a Phrases and started putting them all together.
I pulled out some Early Esoresso for a few cards.
Another combo listed Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise. I used the print for some paper piecing.
I got pretty creative in the kitchen too (Tom had lots of cleaning to do after supper - that's our deal, I cook and he cleans up afterwards. I do try to clean up as I go but he dies the dishes that need hand washed and always wipes down the countertops whether I do or not )
Broiled salmon with avocado cream, broiled asparagus, orange rice and cheesy tomatoes. Pretty delish!!