Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Themed Birthday Card

Well, hello there! How have you been? Good I hope! Do you know where the last several weeks have gone? I seem to have blown right through them and November is right around the corner. It was not intentional to have seemingly disappeared, but I managed to, didn’t I?

I’ve been helping out at school.

Need I say more? LOL

Now that we are at the end of October and we just had our Trunk or Treat on Friday evening, the volunteer commitments should ease off a bit.  Jessica had her 9th birthday in amongst all this too!


She got this neat t-shirt from my friend, Kelly. It’s from Kohl’s and it came black and white with markers in a bag. You can color the shirt with the markers. You wash it and the colors wash out, so you can color it again. Very cool. I was so busy with the party, I didn’t get many photos, except her opening her gifts (lots of Barbie stuff). She had fun and that’s what matters most.

On Tuesdays both girls do an after school activity for an hour(at least until December when Jessica’s ends). That means I don’t have to pick them up until an hour later. I don’t know why, but I feel like I have so much more time on those days! And I’ve tried (not very successfully so far) to use that day for crafting. This past Tuesday, I had a ton of projects I wanted to work on. I had one card I had to make for a teacher at the school and once I was done with that, I was going to work on fun ideas for Halloween.

I only managed to finish the card for the teacher. Erggghhh! It’s been a frustrating process for me recently, this trying to make cards gig.


Here’s my version of this card. Only without the broom. Because I was running out of time! I did use the Cricut to make the shoes. I don’t have the Top Note die, but the Storybook cartridge has a very similar shape, so I used it and fiddle-futzed to get the shape similar. I ended up reducing the size of the same shape used on the shoes for the sentiment, which is computer generated. This particular teacher’s birthday is on Halloween, hence the theme of the card. I just put the card in her mailbox, so I don’t know if she liked it. She may be tired of getting birthday cards that are this type of theme. The edge punch is a Martha Stewart border punch.  I discovered that Archiver’s carries some twine now. This purple and white is on a card with a few other colors geared for Halloween. It’s put out by Doodlebug. So, I’ve joined the twine wagon, kind of.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a good weekend. Happy Halloween!!



Laurel said...

Such a cute card, and your little girl is so cute too!

Sharli said...

Hi Jeanne! Great to hear from you and see how Jessica has grown! I'm glad you're helping at their school - even if it means I get to see you less! They are so much more important!

Your halloween birthday card is so cute! I'm sure she'll love it. At least you're not saying she's a "witch" of a teacher! (tee,hee)


HSCreations said...

Love it!! Please tell Jessica Happy Birthday from us!!!!!!

Anonymous said...


I love the card and I have a feeling the teacher will too.:) Thank you for sharing all your neat cards. I bet Jessica had a fun time at her party.

Love and Hugs,

Alanna said...

Sounds like you've been busy, which is no wonder with such a great Mom and volunteer you are.

I adore the card, super cute.

Well, Tebow and the Broncos were a disappointment but I'm not bashing Tebow. Not fair to put all the blame on one guy, who is still very new. I think he can get better and I look forward to that day.

mE said...

Woo hooo!! Happy Birthday Jessica! That's a pretty cool shirt, too!

I love the witch foot card! So cute!

Hugs to you!


Sparkle said...

What a cool gift! I would of loved something like that a kid! Glad you all had a great holiday celebration and birthday festivities! Your witch shoes turned out fabulous!

Jena said...

Wow, I don't know how I missed your last month + of updates - I need to check my reader and why it's hiding you ;-) I love what you've been up to lately - this card here is so cute, love the witchy shoes. Anyway, glad to see all your crafty bliss again and I'll be sure to check back in more often!

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh, this is an awesome birthday card, especially for someone who has a birthday on Halloween. You are getting a lot of use out of your new toy. Great job!