"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fun Birthday Idea for a Friend!

Hi guys! Hope you had a great weekend! Mine was good, until Saturday evening when it turned a bit traumatic. I think I mentioned that my mom was having her new round of Chemo Therapy on Thursday last week. Turns out she fell violently ill on Saturday. I’ve never in my life seen her like that before, and it scared the absolute crap out of me!!! We still don’t know if she caught a little bug or it was the aftermath of the Chemo (which is what I think it was) but it was terrifying! I spent Saturday night and Sunday morning praying like crazy.

Then Sunday after church, I went to check in on her and bring her some soup/jello/gatorade. She looked a lot better, but not 100%. She stayed home from work today, needs rest and to regain some strength. Hopefully she’s getting there. Seeing her like that reminded me SO MUCH of my dad when he was in Hospice (he passed away almost 4 years ago - he was an alcoholic and died at 52 years old of cirrhosis of the liver - it was horrible.). Anyway, it scared me to death. I was so relieved to see her looking better Sunday. I really appreciate all of your prayers and if you could keep them coming we could definitely use them around here.

Prior to that scare I had a pretty crafty weekend. I made several more of the cute corner bookmarks (which I will hopefully share with you tomorrow). I sure am burning through my stash 6x6 pads of patterned paper ;). Today I wanted to share a fun little birthday idea I got from here.

My friend (who also is one of my co-workers) has her Birthday on Thursday and we got her a few cupcake pans (she recently moved into a new apartment and needs kitchenwares - we also got her a pressure cooker). Anyway, so, to go with the cupcake pans I got her a Funfetti cake mix & frosting and created a little “party” for her to take home with her too. Here is the before:
Using a 6x6 pad of My Minds Eye’s Lost & Found 2 - “Blush” and a fun Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, I punched a bunch of butterfly “confetti” - which I put into a small glassine bag. Then I also made her little cupcake topper flags and put them in their own glassine bag. I decorated both bags, and made the confetti/flags using My Minds Eye’s Blush 6x6 pad.
For the flags, I used a toothpick and 3/4 x 4" strips of paper (with wet glue) and then cut a little triangle out
Then I wrapped the cake mix/frosting in Kraft packaging paper and finished them off with some pink twine from The Twinery & Trendy Twine. Fun Stuff. I think it’ll be a cute little add-on to her other gifts. Then when she gets home her hubby & kiddos have all the goodies to throw her a little party ;).

Here is a look at the finished product:

Hope you have a good Monday friends!!! If you can, please keep the prayers coming for my mom - thank you so much!!!


  1. What a sweet gift idea! And I love your packaging!

    So sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with her.

  2. What a cute idea, you make it look like she's received a whole store! I hope your mom and you are a bit better today, thinking of you.

  3. love the gift idea. what a scare with your mom. Im sending you both good vibes...

  4. What a cute idea! You always have great crafty projects :) I'm thinking about you and your mom...chemo sucks. I hope she's doing better today. *hugs*