Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!!

This year I decided to keep it simple for Mother's Day. My mom is so hard to shop for so I just made her a little customized present. I bought a simple vase from Hobby Lobby and etched Bee images all over it. She likes bees as a symbol and I thought it was cute for something you tend to put flowers in. :) I used the bread tag cut of a bee from Walk In My Garden and etching cream per the instructions on the bottle. It turned out quite nicely.

I made her card with a cute little fairy cut from Hello Kitty Font and a sentiment from Wild Card.

In lieu of a bow, I dressed up her present with paper roses. I got the paper rose idea from the Cricut messageboards (surprise!) and I just LOVE them! These are my interpretation of Susan's design here: I used the cut seen below from Accent Essentials and incorporated the same method's used on Susan's website.

I made three different sizes and hot glued them together on the top of the package. I also used a few dots of hot glue to keep her card in place with the roses. She loved them.

Graduation Bouquet

My Sister-In-Law graduated from University 2 days ago and I wanted to make her a special little congratulations gift. The flowers were done with Accent Essentials, Kitty Grad from Hello Kitty Greetings & sentiment from Teardrop. She seemed to really like it and I was pleased with how it turned out.

Birthday Bouquet

My Grandma celebrated her 81st birthday on the 30th of April and we had a special surprise party for her. I created this bouquet as a centerpiece for the food buffet and for her to take home afterward.

It was SO much fun to create and I was very pleased with how it turned out. Accent Essentials was used for the flowers, Walk In My Garden for the butterfly, Home Accents for the bird and Zoobaloo for the sentiment. The mixed greenery was from both HA and AE as well. I did the flowers 3D on both sides and blackout backed the non dimensional images so they looked pleasing from all sides.