Sunday, September 30, 2012

Checking In

Happy Sunday! It is hard to believe that it has been over 3 weeks since I last updated my blog and October starts tomorrow. Etsy orders have been keeping me very busy but today I want to share a few of them.
I finally finished the orange and pink cupcake party last week. I had been working on for 2 months. There were 3 different parts. The invitations, a banner, cupcake toppers, cake topper, hat, photo banner, and finally matching thank you cards. Here is a collage of all the items together. It was the biggest party I have done so far and was a lot of work but I am really happy with how everything came out and the buyer was too.
I also had a buyer from Canada contact me about this oven box I made a few years ago but wanted one that would hold a standard size cupcake. After doing some searching I was able to find an SVG file here that would work so I came up with this version too. 
Finally a return buyer from Spain requested a sailboat card like the one I made here for a  2 yr old boy who is very sick. I changed the design by adding his name and the colors to red and blue.

I think it came out really cute. Hopefully he will enjoy looking at it while going through treatment. My party hats have also been selling like crazy too.
I  received a box of new Papertrey goodies last week but have not had time to make anything with them yet. I am thankful for all the orders but am hoping to get a little extra time soon to use them because I have lots of ideas and really want to make something new. I was also having problems with my Silhouette again but finally got them to send me a new one which arrived last week. Hopefully that has solved the problems. So far so good.
Besides all that our big dog Sophie got very sick last week and ended up at the Emergency Vet. We had been giving her a new medication for her arthritis and think she had a bad reaction to it. She was fine on Saturday but on Sunday I knew something was seriously wrong because she stopped eating. Rich finally took her to the Emergency Vet Monday morning and she had a fever of almost 105. I never even knew she had a fever and found out that is very dangerous in dogs. After running a bunch of tests they could not really find a cause and finally sent her home with antibiotics which thankfully started working about 24 hours later but in the meantime it was very scary to see her that way. I just hate it when animals get sick because they can't tell you what is wrong. She is not that old either so hopefully she will be okay now and will have more life to live. We still need to figure out what to do about her arthritis though.
Yesterday we had a chance to do something else that was on our summer adventure list now that it has finally cooled off here. We went to Berry Patch Farms. It is a really fun place to go and pick organic fruits and vegetables. This time we picked strawberries, raspberries, and plums. We also bought some tomatoes, peppers, and apples in the store  Here are a few photos from the day. It was a lot of fun and a great place to visit if live or or come to visit Colorado and the produce is delicious!
That's all for now hopefully next month I will be able to blog more. My mom's birthday is on the 8th so I will be back soon with something I want to make for her. until then I hope the rest of your weekend is a good one and as always thank for stopping by.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Poodle Party Part 2

Happy Saturday, I hope your week was a good one. It has finally cooled off here. After 71 days of 90 degrees or hotter temperatures the weather has only been in the 70's the last few days and it feels good. I hope the weather is nice where you are too.
Today we went to the Wild Animal Sanctuary It is a wonderful place for large animals that can't be in the wild anymore. Many of the stories about why the animals are there were heartbreaking but at least there is a place like this that they can still live a good life. I am glad that we were able to visit. If you ever come to Colorado you should go for a visit too. Here is a photo that Rich took of one of the beautiful tigers that is there.
I also finally finished up the poodle party that I started and shared in my last post. I have added a hat

A banner; click on the photo to see it close up. And cupcake toppers and wrappers
The patterned paper and poodle are the same as the ones I used in the last post. The pennants for the banner were cut using the SVG file from Perfect Presentation. The rosettes were made using an SVG cut file from My time Made Easy. The Poodle Party is done now Hopefully someone will want to have one in the future.
I am off to finish some circus cupcake toppers and wrappers for a buyer then on to something new. I hope to be back soon to share it with you. I hope your weekend is a good one and as always thanks for stopping by.