Sweet Adele is 4!

There’s this sweet girl I know and she just turned 4.  Her awesome momma threw her a spa party and darn it if it wasn’t the cutest thing ever.  Boys were not invited much to the chagrin of the numerous brothers represented by the attendees.  We soaked the girls feet and painted their nails.  Then they got to paint a picture frame and eat cake.  Pretty simple and LOTS of fun!

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I had the pleasure of helping with the invitations.  We took to Pinterest and found some great spa themed ideas.  We chose a sleeping mask shape embellished with a butterfly (the birthday girl’s favorite).  Adele picked out the paper and colors and her momma and I put them together.

Adele03The date, time and address details were hidden under the butterfly’s wings.

Adele01We put the RSVP request on little jewelry tags by hand and tied them on.

Adele02I used my Cameo and the Silhouette Studio (designer edition) software to place every element.  To make attaching the butterfly to the rest of the invitation easier I put in some small circles on the butterfly and on the plain text layer of paper before cutting the shapes out which lined up perfectly later when assembling.  That way we didn’t need to try and hole punch or use a needle for threading the embroidery floss through.

Christmas is just around the corner (as if you needed the reminder).  It’s time to get crafty!  What are you working on for the Holidays?

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Dad’s Birthday Card

Hello friends!  The month of May brings with it four family birthdays.  First is our cousin, Alana then my father-in-law, Brian, followed by my husband, Jeff, and last but certainly not least is my son, Finn.  Today I wanted to share with you the card I made for my father-in-law.  I wouldn’t be the first and am certainly not the last to say that gifts for the head of my husbands family are kind of hard to think of.  He’s so blasted content with life and family that when asked he kind of shrugs his shoulders and says “oh, I don’t know…”  I love the conundrum though.  To be so content with life you don’t really need or want anything more.  The best gift for him seems to be simply being with him as a family.  So, that’s what we do.  For some reason I decided to go with facial hair for his card this round.  Mustaches are everywhere these days and I’ve been looking for ways to use them and a card for my F-i-L seemed to fit the bill.  Enjoy!

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