Friday, 17 June 2011

My Birthday Girl & her Cards







I missed The Colour Room challenge again this week because I haven't had a spare moment until the public holiday today (Youth Day in South Africa) & spent the whole day at the "Gateway to Fame" auditions with my young budding starlet today :)  This evening (after the last episode of the season of Desperate Housewives♥♥♥) I spent hours on my blog design again, locating images all over the web, and finally settling on exactly what I want.  Boy am I a fussy customer - I hope my web designer can put up with me!   I guess it could be better having a customer who knows EXACTLY what they want than someone who leaves it up to you though hey?!

♥♥♥ Looking forward to my blog makeover that's for sure ♥♥♥


School holidays start here at the end of next week so my girlie is having to have her party a little early to accomodate those that are going to be away over that time, which means I had to get the invitations done & today will be organising everything from chocolate cake to "kid's bubbly"!

I used paper from my box of "old stuff" that the kids get to use for school projects,etc, but found some perfect Fiskars birthday print.  I don't buy themed papers anymore...  Simple but sweet :)

She is having a pamper party & I have my beautician popping in for an hour to paint little toes & finger nails.  Cami is over the top excited and is having her friends to spend the night as well.  I remember also loving "slumber parties" when I was little.  I know that will mean much happy giggling going on until the wee hours...


A bad night photograph but I like the background so thought I'd add it anyway.  It is my little shabby chic entrance area & I have been working on it all year, adding appropriate bits & pieces here & there, the latest addition being that decadent lamp with the distressed wood base & the gorgeous feather boa trim. 

I'm hoping to have a scrappy weekend this weekend as next week my darling daughter arrives home from University & I am so completely excited that I get to have her for a whole FIVE WEEKS that I just want to look at her the entire time - I miss her so much.  I keep myself busy but that doesn't ever fill the hole in my heart that I have when she is gone.  And now my little one is going to be 11 soon.  3 teenagers and a pre-teen!  Lucky for me I am blessed with good kids that bring {almost nothing but} JOY into my life!  

HAPPY WEEKEND CREATIVE FRIENDS :)





14 comments:

Heather Jacob said...

sounds awesome have a fun time happy birthday to your daughter ..ENJOY !!!!! LOVE THE CARDS !! hugz x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sounds like an AWESOME party! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that photo of her and loving the cards!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

The pamper party invites are superb...I'm sure the girls are going to have a fantastic time. Enjoy having your oldest daughter home next week...I can't imagine what it must be like to have her off at varsity and all grown up...I can only imagine just how much you must miss her during the term. Have a lovely weekend...

aussiescrapper said...

Oh wow, what a great idea for a party, a pamper party, I know exactly what you mean about them growing up so fast, I only have one and can only imagine the pain of him growing up and leaving home, enjoy everything, love the blog too. Melxx

Lynette said...

Pamper parties for girls are simply the best. Hope the mommy enjoys it too.

Stefanie said...

I wanna come too.
Sounds really great and unfair. I would love to have done this type pf party, mine wanted wipeout though. So much further out of my comfort zone.

Cathy said...

How sweet are those cards Helen!! The Pamper Party sounds wonderful.. Happy Birthday to your darling daughter :)))

Vicky Varvadouka said...

I am very happy for you Helen! Now that I have children, I know how it feels to be separated.....Have fun!!!!!

scrapbookertink said...

Hi Helen, I remember my DD having them not so long ago, soooo much fun but very tiring, you will need a week away after the event LOL. Super to have your daughter back home soon, I know all the universities have more or less broken up here for summer we only have another five weeks of school. Love your invites and I remember having to do goody bags too, enjoy!!!!!

Jolanda said...

Happy day!!!!Beautiful!
Have a nice weekend sweet Helen!!
Enjoy!
xx

Diana said...

I can't wait to see your blog makeover too! I also worried I was stressing out the blog designer. I think it's par for the course.
I want a scrappy weekend, haven't had one in ages and can't see one coming for a loooong while... sigh... .

Craftylicious said...

How awesome to have a pamper party for your DD!!! I can't wait till my lil missy A is older!! *lol* lovely cards u've made and ur shabby chic entrance is looking real cool from the bit I can c!! :)

sandi said...

Can't wait to see what you have come up with for your blog makeover! Those are cute little cards there. The party sounds like fun...you better get extra sleep the night before! Love what you have done with your entry way...looks fab...very inviting!

Eila Sandberg said...

Could do with some painted toenails and pampering myself. Ooooh slumber party, yay for that! I was just wondering about the feathers, how wonderfully decadent to have a shabby chic entrance! our's just a plain messy hall with shoes everywhere and piles of my scarves. So looking forward to seeing your new blog design, I know it will be totally fabulous! xoxoxo