"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cupcake Crop and Happy Birthday to Cre8Joy

Cre8Joy Workshops is where I teach local workshops and we are one year old this month! How time flies when you are having fun! To celebrate, we hosted a 5-hour crop last night, fittingly called the "Cupcake Crop" in honor of the birthday celebration. Can you believe that 98 women joined us?! We had rented the gym in a church and we filled it!

We had two make-and-takes, played Scrapbook Bingo, unveiled our new classes for the upcoming months, gave out over 50 prizes, and, of course, had lots of great snacks and CUPCAKES to eat.

Here are two views of the room filled with lots of happy croppers. (One of the most fun things for me was that one of my daughters from Chicago was visiting us for a few days and came to the crop - her very first! And, I think she's hooked - she's going to return to Chicago and look for a scrapbook store with crops!)

The cupcakes and chocolate fountain were the hits of the party! This was the darling centerpiece that one of our most loyal "customers" - Linda Hahn, who takes just about every class we offer! - made for the occasion. Aren't those little cupcakes just the cutest? They were either huge pompoms or cotton balls stuffed in pink mini foil cupcake liners with a tiny pompom on the top. She also had pink and white layered scalloped circles which said "cre8joy." I wish I had gotten a closeup of this.

This was one of the make-and-take projects - a cute pink, white and black treat holder (can you tell we like pink?) made out of a lunch sack and some cardstock. The Cre8joy was cut on the Cricut. The lunch sacks were cut down to 6 inches tall with two pieces of pink cardstock adhered to the front and back. The longer piece on the back was folded over to the front and secured with a tied ribbon. The white flowers were punched from the extra pieces of lunch sack and they look almost like delicate tissue paper. The other make-and-take was a cupcake tag which I forgot to photograph.

Linda also gave the four of us on the Cre8Joy team these darling gifts, beautifully wrapped.

Inside was this precious, precious cupcake! Thank you so much Linda - you are such a sweetie!Another friend, Vicki Bell, gave us this cute present - it's a neat little box about the size of a recipe or index card holder. She made two darling tags to hang on the pretty ribbon.

And inside was this fun card and a Fiskars fingertip craft knife. I use craft knives alot but haven't tried this one. I can't wait to use it - just hope I don't rub my eyes without thinking! I love the cupcake on this card - this photo doesn't show the tons of glitter on it! Thank you Vicki for your thoughtfulness!

After all that excitement, I "took the day off" to recuperate and did nothing! I'm cupcaked out for awhile... Many thanks to all the wonderful women who celebrated with us.

1 comment:

Linda Manning Findley said...

it looks like y'all had a ball .... love the little cup cake gift box ... got a pattern for that ..... yep I am trying to get ideas for a shower and these would be great ..... Linda F