Ella started dance classes this year and loves it! I made this shirt for her as a spoof on a favorite song line of hers "I'm so fancy." I changed it up to "I'm so dancy" and made it in reverse so she and her teacher could read it correctly in the wall of dance mirrors.
Selfie in the dance mirror.
For those interested in the crafty part of it: I used Siser easy-weed heat transfer vinyl. Image was designed in Make The Cut and cut on my KNK Maxx Air.
We had Ella's 9th birthday party this weekend and it had been a few years since she has had a party so we tried to make it super special for her. She chose the theme of zebra stripes, black and pink, but no zebras. I had no idea how much stuff was out there in zebra stripes! It's everywhere!
A quick banner for the birthday girl. I started with a blank banner and cut the vinyl wording in removable vinyl so it can be changed to suit the next party or occasion. No zebra stripes on it. It was a last minute creation and I didn't have the time or vinyl to make it fit in with the theme.
While I was finishing up the cake decorating, Ella and daddy were finishing up the balloons.... 50+ helium balloons.
The cake and cupcakes! I can't remember the last time I baked a cake. Decades ago, I'm sure, and even then it was always sheet cakes, never layers, never nicely decorated. This one scared me, but I wanted to give it a go for Ella.
Stripes inside, too! Wasn't sure if they came out or not until the cake got cut! Looks like stripes to me!
Goodie bags with the kids names on them and put some of their name stickers inside, too.
Just a few of the zebra striped gifts!
....and the zebra striped pinata. Almost forgot she asked for a pinata so had to make this for her. First time making a pinata. Wasn't difficult but did take a couple of hours.
She had a great birthday! and I'm glad to be done shopping and thinking in zebra stripes!
National Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up, Tuesday, May 6th. This is a simple little teacher gift that shows a child's admiration for their teacher. For their teacher with super power!
After designing an apple shape with a heart cut out in Make The Cut software, I cut it from craft plastic (0.20 PetG) on my KNK Maxx Air. I then created a 'super' insignia and cut it from red vinyl. It's now ready for the young student to create the card and add their own art and wording for their Super Teacher.
The teacher can add it to a key ring, purse handle, notebook wire, etc.
Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted on my blog. I haven't been doing much in the way of paper crafting, but I did manage to make a few Christmas presents this year. I decided to pull out the old crochet hooks and some yarn and see if I could remember how it's done. It had been several years since I had crocheted. I made a rather big afghan for my father and step-mother, a scarf for my brother, ponchos for all the granddaughters and a hat for the grandson. It was a nice change.
I started out with purchased ear muffs for the girls and chose those colors for their ponchos. The kids were all kind enough to model them for a picture.
Thanks for the continued stopping by on my blog even in my absence. I hope to get back into my craft room this weekend and make some cards.
Hope you all had a great holiday season and have a great 2014.