Vintage Page Birthday Card

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Nov 5, 2008 in Cards, Crafts

We went to a birthday party this weekend for a little girl turning two and I took the opportunity to make a sweet little birthday card.

I found an adorable page in a vintage children’s book that I decided to use as the main focal point.  I added some chipboard, glitter and ribbon…here is the result:


It felt so good to do something creative again!  Between working, kids’ activities and everyday life, I haven’t had any time to just ‘play’ lately. 

But I signed up for a booth at our school’s annual Shop ‘Til You Drop event next Friday night (if any of you are in the Pitman area and would like to stop by, we’ll be at WCK Walls School from 7-9pm on 11/14) and have to start preparing this week.  I want to show off some of the new Stampin’ Up! stamps and products, so I’ll be exercising my creative muscle quite a bit between now and then…


Happy (belated) Halloween!

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Nov 5, 2008 in Family Stuff, Today's Photo

This past weekend was Halloween and I’d like to show you Matt and Emily’s finished costumes.

I decided to re-do the box for Emily’s puppy costume – the first box was way too heavy for her to carry on her shoulders.  So I used a smaller box and some lighter puppies that I found at the Target Dollar Spot:


Matt’s costume had a bit of a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ during his parade at school – the double-stick carpet tape was just not holding the cape onto the alien head.  I took it home at lunch and made a few modifications – I ended up using hot glue which was just what was needed to re-attach the cape:


Here they are at our local town’s Halloween Parade, waiting for candy:


Matt really got into his alien costume (as you can see by the eyes rolling into the back of his head).  In fact, he managed to scare a little girl (about 2 years old) to tears at the parade.  It seems that she thought the alien was really carrying him away – now THAT’S a successful costume!

Emily received a lot of compliments on her costume as well – in fact, her teacher decided to use the same idea for her daughter next year.

By the way, congratulations to the Philadelphia Phillies on their World Series win this year! 

As soon as that final pitch was thrown in the last game (after the very strange 2-day rain delay), we could hear cheering on our entire block followed by fireworks in our street.  Andrew’s school canceled all classes for the day so that the students could attend the Phillies parade on Halloween day.  He’s too old for trick-or-treating anyway…

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