Thursday, September 8, 2011

Birthday Girl & Other Creations

I have no idea where the time has gone but I already have an 8 year old at home! This week was Abby's birthday and we celebrated with 12 of her awesome friends at the bowling alley.

She had a great time and got lots of new goodies to play with.

I like to do other things besides making cards so I thought I'd show you some things I made for Abby's party. First up is a cake I I'm not an expert by any means but I have to say I do a pretty good job. I mean I only make one a year - for Abby usually.

Next we made treat bags for the guests. I wanted to make bags that represented bowling bags...couldn't really find what I wanted but decided these would work.

I used my Cricut for almost everything. The gift boxes and hearts are made using the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cartridge. I used Doodlebug Type for the initials and bowling balls. I just cut circles and then punched holes in them.

On the back we printed a little thank you and then Abby signed them all. Abby really liked everything and she kept telling me thank you. My heart really swelled when I heard her telling her friends how her mommy made them. It makes it all worth it - these are the things I hope Abby remembers. Plus the extra time I got to spend with her was an added bonus. She seems to be wanting to spend a lot of her free time with friends so any time I can get with her I try and take!


Lee-Ruth-Clark-Cal-Shanna-Haley-Elden said...

What a fun birthday! Love the gift boxes! Yes, isn't it crazy that our oldest are 8? Hope all is well!

Karen Wilson said...

Looks like she had an awesome time and love your goodie bags!!

Molly said...

You seriously win mother of the year! LOVE the cake, you obviously need to start up a side business of cake making. I'll be your first client :)

Sounds like Abby had a wonderful party. Tell her Happy Birthday from us!!

Danni said...

How fun!! Your cake is amazing!! and the little treat bags are fun too and yay for using your cricut!! :)

Anna said...

Don't ya love that Bags, Tags and more? And 8? Seems like I just read the blog post with her in the back seat of the big girl bus! Happy belated birthday, Abby!

Denise Marzec said...

Awwww, she's a cutie. Looks like she was having a lot of fun. Love the fun cake and your treat bags are VERY sweet!

AmethystCat said...

that looks like it was a super fun b-day party! love the cake - you're so talented! and the favor bag is super fun!