Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Louisa is 2!

Louisa loves Kitty!  "Where's Kitty?" is the first thing she asks when I go get her out of her crib in the morning.  He's so patient with her and will even follow her around.  She likes to give him pretend tea.  I don't know what he thinks!

So we had a black cat themed birthday party for Louisa.  Which is also perfect since her birthday is so close to Halloween.  We just used pink and teal as the accent colors instead of orange.

Here's a look at the buffet top.  

Strawberry cake and black cat sugar cookies!  Yummy.  We ate cake at the party and sent cookies home with everyone in the little cat bags.  I found the cute black cat bags at Target.
The cat face made an easy decoration for the top of the cake.

Here's Louisa enjoying her cake at her little table (which used to be her mommy's).

I added bows and party hats to black cats and made a tiny card with cat buttons.

I wanted to use the cat buttons, because Louisa loves playing with all my buttons.  She sorts them, carries them around and calls out the colors.  I think her favorite activity is deliberately dropping them on the floor, saying "Oh, no!" and wanting us to help pick them up!

We had so much fun at Louisa's birthday party!  

She was adorable when my mom and dad left: they said "Bye!" and she said, "Happy Birthday to you!"

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Black Cats for Halloween

Louisa loves Kitty.  Who just happens to be a black cat, of course.  While she was here this weekend,  Louisa carried around my black cat cards and she kept picking them up  and saying "Black Kitty."

You can download this cute Little Fortune Teller with her black kitty below.

This adorable black cat is a svg file.  Fun for a last minute Halloween card or making multiples.  It doesn't take too long to put together and if you like cats, it's purr-fect!  Couldn't resist!

I love this cool cat.  He's a little scraggly, which I think is really cute.  This is also a svg file.  I think it's really pretty.  I covered the cat in black glitter and gave him green eyes. I ended up making this card 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 - it's really large.  One reason is because of the intricacy of the cuts.  

Louisa has been so cute identifying all the pumpkins (on the porch, in her Halloween books, at restaurants, etc...)  Her first ever gluing project was to glue a jack o' lantern face to a colored pumpkin.  She caught on to squeezing the glue pretty quickly and we had to wipe up just a little bit extra.  She must have put on and took off the eyes and mouth about 6 times!  Doesn't she look serious?

Download Little Fortune Teller HERE.

I just have to tell you about my daughter's Autumn Festival Cookbook on Kindle:

Lauren just published a wonderful history-filled cookbook called Revel.  

Okay, yes, I'm the mom.  But still...this is a wonderful read.  If you love to learn things, if you love history or if you love holidays:  this book is for you!  Even if you have no interest in the actual recipes, you will enjoy the fun information!

Lauren has done a LOT of research on traditional British food and late autumn holidays.  She tells you all about the history of the holiday (great conversational tone) and each recipe features a picture and the recipes are tried and true.

You can download Lauren's book, Revel, HERE on Amazon.  (It's only $4.99.)

Thank yo for stopping by and for letting me tell you about Lauren's cookbook.  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Double Square Overlap Window Cards + Video

Hi,there!  Oh, my gosh.  I've been so busy!  I had one of my show and sales that I had to get ready for, HAD to have fun with Louisa and had to finish an order of 5 haunted houses and 5 halloween lanterns by today.  Phew!  

Here are a couple of cards I finished earlier.  Love these!

Double Square Overlap Window cards are fun and easy to do.  I've got a video for you below.  

It's really cool how the squares overlap and how just a little bit of the image shows in the squares and then...

opening the two flaps reveals the entire scene.  Isn't she sweet?  A Little Miss Muffett character you can download below.   I embellished a bit with some stamps colored with copics.

The Christmas one is just delightful with the gold embossed left side and the fun pattern of the right side.   And then...

a Meowy Christmas!  (This stamp set is from last year - I couldn't find it available anywhere.)

Here's the video:

Download Little Miss Muffett HERE

So glad things have slowed down a little.  Still have lots of goodies to make for orders from my show and have to make Louisa's birthday invitations over the next couple of days.  Shouldn't be too hard! 

The Double Square Overlap Window card would work for just about every occasion.  I'd like to find time to make a few more.  Are you going to make one?

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