Monday, November 28, 2011

November Blog Hop: An Adventure in Wonderland


Time is up and I'm not sure where the month has gone!  I am excited to tell you that I have started a new job as an Administrative Assistant!  It fits in nicely with my volunteering and Stay at Home Mom gig, but I am re-learning how to schedule my time.  I'm sure I will get everything to fit together nicely soon.

Because of that, this month has been light on scrapbooking.  Boo for that. My daughter's birthday was this month and we planned an Alice in Wonderland party for her.  Actually, SHE did most of the planning.  She had a pretty firm idea about what she wanted.  I love being able to get some milage out of my scrapbook supplies to make some fun home decor items.  My husband loves that, too.  He is so cheap  creative!

From the invitations:
**Hand stamped and paper pieced tea pots, people!


To the banner on the fireplace mantle:
**The banner is a board mini album from Michaels.  I took it apart and painted the pages cream...painted over that with crackle finish....and painted over that with blue paint.  I added some die cuts from my Cricut layered over doileys left over from Valentine's Day projects.




To our garden display:

And our table setting:
**Yes, we had a chocolate fountain!  So much fun!



Oh, yes!  And she requested TULLE instead of streamers.  LOL  I added playing cards, butterflies and some hanging lanterns.  We had a great time!  And I am glad that is over with. 



Last up on our hop is Emily, so get over to her blog to see what she has made for our viewing pleasure.

And don't forget to comment on our Counterfeit Kit Challenge post HERE to be entered in the drawing for the $20 gift certificate from Scraptastic!


16 comments:

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

really pretty party decorations. And a lovely little Alice

Lisa said...

looks like you got a lot of fun out of your supplies and the creativity of your little "Alice"! Great job on all the elements that make up a party wonderland ;-)

Jimjams said...

Had to laugh at your comment about your hubby! It all looks very festive, but you realise your daughter's ideas will be even grander next year don't you!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW! great job sweets! That was a lot of work but I am sure DD loved it! Congrats on the new job!

Helen said...

Cool party ideas - well done on the new job too!

Emily said...

What an awesome party! I love all of your decor- the banner is fantastic. It looks like every detail was planned out very well!

Margie said...

Very fun and pretty looking party! I am sure she loved it!!

Tory said...

What a great party for a special girl. I am sure she was thrilled!!

scrappymo! said...

Love the teapot banner...now I wish I had bought those little teacups!

OneScrapHappyMomma said...

Having a 10-year-old girl myself, I have to agree with Jemma. Once they start planning their own parties, its all over with - they just keep getting bigger and bigger! It all looks wonderful!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the party! love the banner idea--great way to use those chipboard. even fun when add to layout.

mytwoandras said...

What a cute party. And she looks adorable in her Alice dress with the rabbit.

kimberly said...

love the teacup invitations

Tricia said...

Beautiful decorations for a lovely party! Well done. Your little girl is adorable.

S said...

Oh what a wonderful decorating job you've done, I like that banner especially!

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

I also wonder where exactly the month went - but you have a much better excuse than I, god luck with the new job!

And I love all your party pieces - looks like a lovely memory for a little girl :).