Saturday, June 30, 2012

Gymnastics Party!


Today we will be celebrating Abbey's 7th birthday! Since this whole past year she has done nothing but eat, sleep and breath gymnastics it was no shock when she picked it for her pary theme. Let me just tell you there is not a whole lot of pre-made gymnastics party items out there...but with a little bit of searching I did find some cute ideas.
I had every intention of making her cake as usual BUT I had a bit of a disaster yesterday. All was going well until I went to take the cake out of the pan...It totally fell apart! I think this was because I made a 1/2 yellow 1/2 chcolate...they yellow cake wanted to stick...ugh! I tried to "glue" it with frosting but it just made the situation worse. However my local grocery store saved the day!
The cake toppers I did make using Fimo clay. I wasn't sure about how well I could create little gymnasts wearing Abbey's favorite leos but in the end I was pleased with the results.
Of course you can't have a party with out the party favors! I came across the idea of using water bottles from several places online. I decorated them using some simple Spellbinder cut outs and the fabulous gymnastics stamps I scored at Clear Dollar Stamps.
I filled the bottles with a jump rope, lip gloss, hair scruchies (the boys have whoppie cushions & pen lights instead) & gum.
For those that might like to take a break from flipping around the gym I have a quick and simple craft ready. I printed off a bunch of little gymnastics sayings that they can punch out and adhere to bottle caps to make cute little charms.

I still have the invitations and thank you's to share with you but that will be saved for another post. It's time to go pick up some balloons and make sure all is ready for the big day!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
God Bless!
J@

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Howdy!


Good Morning everyone! The kids and I are hanging around the house today. Trying to keep it mellow for our late night of gymnastics entertainment. Abbey has her year end gymnastics show tonight and we are looking forward to watching our little monkey preform!

So, while the kids are busy with their own little craft projects I put together a card using Papertrey's On the Farm set. Love this set...it reminds me of Soule Mama and her little farm. Well, it's time to pop this in the mail to friend. Hope you all enjoy this beautiful day!

God Bless!
J@

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gift Fit for a Girl

School is out and we are ready for some summer fun! The boys are off tromping in the woods and Abbey & I are enjoying some girl time. This morning we plan to work on some crafty stuff for her bedroom that I will share with you all later.

This afternoon Abbey has a birthday party to attend. For Christmas I put together a little set like this for her and she loved it! She thought her little friend would too. It's pretty quick, simple and inexpensive.
All I did was give each item a "face lift" with some pretty matching papers. Then we filled the plastic box with pens, pencils, markers, paper and a how to draw book. Perfect cure for some summer boredom or when on the go!

Hope your day is filled with sunshine! May God bless you today and always!
Thanks for stopping by!
J@

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Accordian Card


I joined a Christian swap over on Splitcoast Stampers. These little accordian cards will go out to give encouragement to others. Let me just say they are so much fun to make! You can find a great tutorial HERE!
Thank you for stopping by our JafaHouse! Hope you have a blessed and beautiful day!
God Bless!
J@