German Phrase of the Day: Erklarst du mir das bitte? = Could you please explain this to me? Why did I decide to fly to California, return home the day before my daughter's fifth birthday, and plan her party for the day after her birthday? What was I thinking?!?
Julia's birthday party yesterday was an apparent success, based on the fact that there were 11 kids (9 party kids and 2 younger siblings!) running around screaming and saying lots of things in German that I just didn't understand!
The party was at one of those indoor playgrounds for kids. You know...the places that look like a giant habitrail? The place is called "Jungle Town" so we had kind of a jungle theme going which I started with the invitation I posted back here. For the goodie bags I wanted to use my new MFT stamps that I received while in California. They are so much fun to use, although coloring in all these animals between 11 and 12 pm is not exactly fun when making 10!! Oh well. Now I have to make some fun cards with the set so I"ll still love it! ;-)
I decided to just make a card front I could attach to the bags thinking that would be the quickest and easiest solution. So, I stamped on white cardstock with black ink for the animals, added the branch with basic brown, and then stamped the leaves with mellow moss and always artichoke. The grass on the bottom was artichoke also. Lastly, I colored them in with markers thinking it would be faster than watercoloring. Not so! I'm much better with an aquapainter than I am with markers. Oh well...I think they still turned out OK...and Julia was thrilled when she saw them in the morning. Her direct quote was "Just what I wanted them to look like, Mommy!"
Now...to make the the cupcakes to take to Kindergarten tomorrow! A mom's work is never done, right?
Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: It's a Jungle out There by MFT
CS: Whisper White, always artichoke
Ink: Basic Black, always artichoke, mellow moss, close to cocoa, more mustard, going grey, basic brown
Acc: small white gift bags