Thursday, February 26, 2015

Birthday Celebration w/ Lots Of Crafting

We recently celebrated my sister, Maryl's birthday with our usual activities: eating, crafting, laughing & playing! Below is a picture of all the projects we made.
As you can see, we worked on a variety of items: Anna Griffin pop-up cards, Catherine Moore paper dolls and wire heart necklaces.
Below are some of the paper dolls we made with the latest doll stamp from Catherine Moore's, Adventure in Tea line.
 These are some wire heart necklaces everyone made...
My sister Frances was generous to let us use her supplies of Anna Griffin pop-up cards to make these beautiful greeting cards. We added some of our own images as well.
Maryl made this beautiful and delicious angel food cake...
Frances made our mom's famous walnut cookies...
We all had a great time the laughter!
Happy Birthday Maryl! Frances, thanks for hosting a great party!

Now onto another note, I'm still into planners and I used the Kate Spade Wesllesley planner last year - see picture below. It was lots of fun buying all the planner accessories and decorating each page.
Then I purchased several new ones this year from Heidi Swapp and Target, as I've shown previously.
Now, I'm hooked on watching filofax planner videos and building yet another planner. I recently purchased the Filofax Pocket planner in patent duck egg.
Love the color, mint green and the size is very small, something I can carry in all my purses. Now, I'm on the hunt for matching accessories and to my delight - the Target dollar spot had these items to match my pocket filofax perfectly.
I just love all the coordinating items from pens, to sticky notes to file folders - which will be transformed into dividers in my pocket planner. I've used planners on and off for the last 20 years and it's amazing how they've evolved and become not only an organizational tool, but a creative outlet as well!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Wish I could have been there to help you celebrate Maryl's birthday. The Anna Griffin cards are beautiful and I always like making paper dolls. The heart necklaces are fantastic. As always, you've given me inspiration to try
    and make one. You're planners are fun to look your doodles and different color ATC cards. It's nice that you're color coordinating them with accessories.

  2. Thanks, everyone for a wonderful birthday! I had a great time and appreciate all the love, gifts, and treats.

    Connie - Love your planners! I like to fill mine with momentos of places I've been and things that I have done as kind of a reminder. It's fun to look back.

  3. Lovely party and wonderful cards and necklace...I just got the pop up Anna Griffin cards and I am anxious to use...Everything looked wonderful Connie...Consider a class sometime soon :) Happy Saturday XO Laura H

  4. Had a great time at party and loved all our projects! Thx Connie for providing extra projects. Looking forward to our next celebration. F