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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

C's 2nd Birthday Party...and upcoming Europe trip

C's 2nd birthday is finally done!!! It was a lot of labor of love since I'm trying to save up for the food and loot bags for the kids of not only one but two parties: one for school and one at home. Thus, I had to make the birthday banner, table centerpieces, invitation and name/cup tags, balloon stickers, etc. You may think it's easy for a digi-scrapper like me but that fact that I would have to the layout and then later print and make them, so very much like being a hybrid scrapper, which I rarely do with a time limit and to make not only one or two of the same thing but of 10 variation or so...not easy!

See the end products below...

The banner...that took me about two weeks of thinking and making before I was happy with the results. What do you think? I used Mari Koegelenberg's Cutting Files: Banner Set 1

I used the Cutting Files: Rosettes of Mari Koegelenberg.

The Birthday Cake table set-up with banner, three cakes : one I ordered from E's sister, one mom ordered for C and the middle one was a pure surprise that day from C's great grandma. It topped all three! I ordered cake toppers of Pororo from French Kiss Pastries. Love the whole experience and service. I also ordered cupcakes for C's school the day before for a small celebration.

Chocolate with Almond filling Cake...cupcakes were from C's school party the day before by French Kiss 

Great Grandma's cake for C...a real nice surprise!

For the lollypops, I used the papers in A for Awesome, Little Critters, School is Ghoul, School Rules, Today - His Paper Pack all by Mari Koegelenberg.
Creme Brulee Cake from Valle Verde 2...yummy!!!

I'm so kicking myself for not taking a picture of the loot bag table since I did so much also for it...oh might be able to see it below. It's on the left side of the's so small - sorry.

I'm currently preparing for a Europe trip with my folks...which was paid for even before we found out we were pregnant so I was determined to make sure I was ready for the walk and trip in general. Wish me luck!!!

I was able to insert some layouts for Journal Your Life below that I was inspired to document another life altering experience in our family... Check out Journal Your Life by Traci Reed and Mari Koegelenberg available at Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Here's Our Story...
Credits: Journal Your Life by Mari Koegelenberg and Traci Reed available at SSD; Font - Bohemian typewriter