Jul 27, 2015

All things Frozen!!

All I can say is it is that time of year again!!!

The combined birthday party is upon us!

Since my granddaughters birthdays are less than 7 days apart we have been
having combined parties since granddaughter #2 was born.  Makes things
much easier.  However, we did have to convince the 5 yr old that she wanted
another "Frozen" party since she was in Florida for last year's birthday we sort of did a mini Frozen party for her there.  This year she wanted a Spiderman party.  The 3 yr old still wants a Frozen party.  So I compromised and said I would put Spiderman climbing the castle wall.. Grand #1 is thrilled with this.

I was up till 2 AM cutting pieces for Rosettes for the Happy Birthday banner.
Which I plan on entering in the County Fair prior to the party!

All I can say is the "Summer" version of Frozen is a bit difficult to pull off.
I had to hunt for the right shades of paper (after buying all the ice, snow flake and blue paper)  But I think I nailed it and will be adding sunflowers too.

I received my Cricut Frozen cartridge in the mail Friday so needless to say it will get a workout.  We are also making Olaf parts so the kids can build a snowman on their own treat bag.  

I have made one card so far for the 3 yr old.

This is a cut file from SVG Cuts and super easy to assemble.

I will make another castle for the 5 (turning 6) yr old and try to include spider man..ugh.

I am always amazed at the speed in which they can change their minds on birthday party themes.  The 5 yr old went from Frozen to Bubble guppies, to Spiderman.  Thank goodness we are back to Frozen!!

Have a wonderful day and God Bless you all!

Jul 24, 2015

Welcome to Day 1 of the 

Get ready for some great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas.
Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two and even a couple great decorating ideas. We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year. 

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 and Debra Groh, she is giving away 

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                     Now on with the hop!
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Welcome to my Blog and Grumpy Grandma Creations.
I hope you are having a great time and enjoying everyone's hard work. It is hard to believe we are halfway through the year and Christmas is just around the corner! UGH!! 
Since I have a double birthday party to plan and two more weddings on the horizon I decided to go back and pick some of my favorites from the past year. 

First up is a Kiwi Lane inspired layout. I LOVE Kiwi Lane, and it is always my go to for scrapping my granddaughters books. The big reason I love them is I can use the hoard of printed paper stacks that seem to accumulate on the shelf. 
(you know you are guilty of this too!) 
Don't be intimidated by Kiwi templates they are super easy and most of the time I cut an embellishment on my Cricut and add that to it. So the cost for scrapping a double layout is minimal. Once you try them you will want them all! 

 Believe it or not I traced around some cookie cutters for
the star and ornament for this page. I made my own templates by tracing old cookie cutters onto $1.00 Tree cutting mats. So if you just can't afford a whole lot of Kiwi Lane you can make some of your own. I embellished it with some sweet little chipboards and 3D gift bags. Knowing me those came from Big Lots :) 
I should probably change my name to "Cheap Grumpy Grandma"!! 

My second contribution is a card I made for the holidays this past New Years. 
I have given up sending out Christmas cards. With one son still in the military and no one ever being home at the same time for a group photo I wait till after the holidays when life quiets down, then I send out "Happy New Year" cards. 

 This is a side step card. I previously posted this on Card A Day Challenge Blog (I so encourage you to follow this blog the ladies give such great inspiration!) I can't remember who I got the card template from. The Snowman,cocoa cup,and baby its cold sign are from Miss Kates Cuttables

I used the "Print to Cut" feature for the Cold sign because those little snow flakes just would not cut on any paper or setting.  
The happy new year sign is from Cricut
This is ALL Paper and since I buy it by the pound and it has no Mfg I can't tell you where it comes from. 

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I hope you enjoyed my portion of the blog hop today! 
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if you like. 
Don't forget about day 2 tomorrow! 

Here is today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way.
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Be sure to hop tomorrow too for even more great holiday projects and ideas. 
You can start tomorrow at Theresa's blog