Friday, January 22, 2010

The Angelina Ballerina Ballet Birthday for my Beautiful 5 year old

Welcome all you Angelina Ballerina Fans!

 Last weekend my daughter had her fifth birthday party. I cant believe my Baby Girl is five now. My outlook has to change about her because as my Aunt informed me, "Five is a big girl! Not a baby. Melanie (my cousin) has a baby. She wears diapers." So I may have to give up the title for "Baby" Girl... my Aunt does have a point... hehe. Anyways. The party was a blast and Trinity loved every minute of it. The cake I made for her as Angelina Ballerina. This was her theme she wanted as she is extremely into all things ballet at the moment.

The next photo here is of me and her and thanks to Miley Cirus' line of clothes at walmart I was able to create a Ballet Grand Dame. I know that seems crazy but the low waisted tutu attached to a tank top with a pair of black leggings underneath was just what I needed to go under this gray top I had. I thought the girls a little ballet dance to a rhyme and we made dancing ribbons as a craft.

This other photo is Trinity being stubborn with her toes where my DH and her were posing he was trying to get her to point her toes and be as graceful as a ballerina... NA she was in a playful mood and would not comply. He is the one that took the pic at the top of this post and did a great job helping me with the party and all the set up.

These are the tutus I made for all the girls... seven of them to be exact. I was able to create these with a no sew pattern and embellish them with some ribbons.

This is a picture of the Angelina Ballerina New Ballet Party Class. They had a wonderful time and it truly was a memorable event. Don't they look great! The life size Angelina Ballerina was made by me and the hubby.

I hope you all enjoyed these. I had a blast making the tutus and the dancing ribbons... but that cake. That was HARD... LOL. Glad you took the time to peek into the craziness that is my mind when it comes to my kid's parties. What can I say. It is the memories that last a lifetime that drives me to be like this.

Check my post with our 3D Tutu Angelina Ballerina Birthday Invitations. They were so much fun to make and I just love how well they turned out.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Scraproom/area Makeover Challenge Invitation

I wanted to invite you all to join me and other scrapers while we brainstorm organizational, decorative and inspiring solutions to our scraproom woes. I will be posting my projects, my struggles and my solutions as I go though setting up my new scraproom at the new house but if you want to participate with the conversation and the other girl's ideas and their solutions then you will need to go to the link and sign up.

Just a quick FYI I am hosting this years Scraproom/area makeover challenge at this forum on Please feel free to invite others to do this too and I hope to chat with you there.

Here are the rules...

"Hello everyone!

My name is Grace and I am inspired by an old scraproom challenge I participated in last year (the 28 day challenge) to organize, decorate and clean up those scrap areas. It seems there is no such challenge this year and I would like to step up and take the lead since I have a new home and my first scrap room not corner or closet to decorate and to set up.

We will begin Feb. 1st 2010 it will end when you have a more beautiful and functional space. It is just for fun and to make scrapping easier.

Who would like to join me in this project? The lvl of commitment depends on how much scrap stuff you have. Here is what I will put forth to help you along the way.

1) One weekly organizational project
2) One weekly creative project (mostly decor or alteration and others)
3) Two or Three Mini Weekday Challenges
4) Fun and inspiration with everything from room colors and decor to organization and storage options ON A BUDGET!!!
5) Encouragement to finally get things organized to make it easier to scrap!

To sign up you will need to do/answer the fallowing:

1) Name/user name
2) Type of scraping area (closet, corner, room etc.)
3) Your biggest problem area that is hard to keep organized
4) The link to your new album to keep your pics in (create a new album in your gallery to upload all of the before and after pics, ingenious ideas and problem area pics)

So come and join me in cleaning up our areas and making the scraproom a place that will inspire creativity and allow us to crop till we drop."

Here are my pictures from last years before and after...