Saturday, March 20, 2010

my mom's {birthday celebration}

Happy Saturday, all! Hope you're enjoying your weekend so far. Today, we celebrated my Mom's birthday and I got to see a lot of family I hadn't seen in a long time. It was good times, good food and good company. In preparation, I wanted to make some favors for this little soiree, so here is what I created. Thanks to the handy dandy Big Shot, I was able to get these all done last night! Here's a look at the production process.
I used the Sizzix Bigz XL Box #2 die and filled these goodies with some grass and eggs (I know it's not Easter, but it's springy). These yummy chocolate bad boys were quite the hit!
All told, I made 21 of these favors. They didn't all fit in this little basket. Here's a look at a few of them. All have the Extra large fancy flower, but I used an assortment of brads for the centers to make each of the flowers unique. For the box itself, I used Certainly Celery and stamped the outside with the Central Park stamp set in Old Olive and Certainly Celery. Then I tied it all up with the pretty satin Old Olive ribbon and viola! Cute little favors! Here they all are. Easy peasy!
And last but not least, here I am with my Mom, after all the festivities. It was quite a day!

Thanks for stopping by! I do appreciate the visit :)


Tany Sol said...

Awesome project Rose!!!
Happy Birthday for your mom!!!!

Silvana Gerlach said...

Cute Boxes!

Cindy Lee said...

Hi Rose...I'm looking through your blog and you sure have lots of great stuff here!! Love your work! I will be back more often :)

Nancy L. said...

really cute favors!! happy birthday to your mom!

Ruby said...

Ooh what lovely favours Rose! I keep looking at the Big Shot box dies and think should I indulge. I think you've just convinced me that I should! They're fab! :o)

Jane said...

Gorgeous boxes!! LOVE them!! You and your mom look so BEAUTIFUL!!

Kathy Janicki said...

Love them!
Makes me want to buy the Park Ave set immediately!

Tfs, Kathy

Julie Ranae said...

Thank you for stopping by The Open Window and leaving such lovely comments. It's always nice to meet someone new.

These boxes are FaBuLoUs! Wonderful work, Rose : )

If you are up for a challenge, please visit The Play Date Cafe...we would love to have you!

AnnMarie Lonas said...

Beautiful favors Rose! That personal touch is such a special way of showing just how much you care. Wish your mom a Happy Birthday for me!

Anonymous said...

Such cute favors!
Beautiful picture of you and your mom!
Take care!

Helen F. said...

Fabulous favors, Rose. Love the photo of you and your Mom, you both are beautiful ladies~~definitely frame this one!