Monday, April 13, 2015

Congrats on your Retirement card

Recently my husband's old boss was retiring, so I made a retirement card to give to him for his sendoff.
Madcap Frenzy Yippee Skippe hooray retirement card
The front of the card
Madcap Frenzy Yippee Skippe hooray retirement card
I just love this cute balloon.
Madcap Frenzy Yippee Skippe hooray retirement card inside
The inside of the card
I ended up liking the balloon image, so I decided to make another card to keep in my stash. I just find this Stampin Up! image so cute.
Madcap Frenzy Yippee Skippe hooray retirement card
The other card I created with the same image and sentiment
Hope you're having a great day!
-M

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wedding card and gift for a friend

So not that long ago, a friend of mine got married. I met her while doing a show- where we played "sisters" in a production. It was such a lovely wedding.
Now that she's married, I can show off the card and gift I gave her.
First, her card was using a cute Stampin' Up stamp set I came across while on the Stampin Up getaway weekend with my mom.
The bride had mentioned to me previously that she loved jewel-tones (which the wedding was themed around) and that she loved things in the honeycomb shape. So that is what I went with for the theme.

Madcap Frenzy's wedding card

Madcap Frenzy's wedding card inside

For the gift, I decided to go more "cute" theme. I decided to go with a picnic basket/bag with cute tag sayings on the items included. I came across these cute printable tags I found here, and I tweaked many in Photoshop to fit my needs after finding some adorable additions for the bag. (I even managed to figure out what font they used so it all matched).

Madcap Frenzy's wedding gift for Life's a Picnic

What was one of the best/cutest items you've gotten as a wedding gift in the past? One of my favorite items we got for our wedding was a "1st Christmas" ornament set, which we still put on our tree to this day. I always love the thoughtful gifts you get in your lives.
As the spring/summer continues, more and more weddings happen. Here's a toast and many well wishes to those happy couples.
Have a great day!
-M

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Stampin Up! Crop in the Winter: It's a Birthday Party cards

I know, I am extremely behind in posting these projects, but I honestly completely forgot I didn't share these with you. The most recent Stampin Up! getaway weekend I attended with my mom was hosted by Jill Hilliard and was all about the Birthday theme. Here are some of the cute creations we created in Make & Takes or were given to us as "pillow gifts." So cute!
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Birthday mouse box
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
So cute!
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Birthday box.
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Fruit basket paper and birthday balloon pick
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Birthday gift box
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Birthday gift box tag
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Happy Birthday card- to hold gift card
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Birthday card and envelope liner
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Birthday card
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Happy birthday card
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Birthday card
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Birthday bow card
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Birthday tag
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Birthday cake scrapbook page (minus the photos)
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Birthday scrapbook page (minus the photos)
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
Birthday scrapbook page (minus the photos)
I had a blast creating various cards- it helped me really beef up my card stockpile- you always need many types of cards in your stash. We had a blast, though it was a little nerve-wracking- as it was snowing majorly outside. Luckily it cleared up a little the day we had to leave.
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday papercrafts
It started to majorly snow while we were there.
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! wall art
Wall art created with a Stampin Up! kit.
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! Birthday getaway
We got birthday cupcakes over the weekend- which was great, since it was right before my birthday coincidentally. I also got a lemon drop drink from the bar- makes the stamping night go. lol
I also created a few Thank you cards during the weekend.
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! thank you cards papercrafts
Thank you cards
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! thank you card
instagram/Polaroid style thank you card
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! thank you card
instagram/Polaroid style thank you card
Madcap Frenzy Stampin Up! thank you card
instagram/Polaroid style thank you card
I feel like I always need Thank you cards- so I can never get enough. What type of cards do you always need in your stash?
I'll show off some of the other cards I created later- wedding, anniversary and a birthday calendar.
Have a great day!
-M

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Celebrating 30 years: 30 Below Birthday Party

For my husband's 30th birthday birthday (and my 29th birthday- hence the "below" party of the party) we had a combo birthday gathering in the theme of "30 Below." We got the idea when we went to Vegas in September- we went to an Ice Bar with our friend Mike, and when sitting in the ice bar, we thought- hey, why don't we have a 30 below party- all icy and frozen?! And this party was born.
Now, the decor was a lot more simply than our New Year's party, since we just didn't have the time, but it was a fun time.

Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

We had snowflakes and ice all over the place (both outside and inside)- luckily the weather was warm enough to not be unbearable outside, but cold enough to have snow still on the outside.
Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party


We had a hot chocolate bar (where you could spike it if you wanted to).
Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

We had S'mores outside by the firepit, among other food we had inside.
Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

I made blue-velvet cake pops- which were a big hit for the night.
Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

The other big hit of the night was what we now refer to as- "the blue juice," as well as the ice shot glasses we had outside.
Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

And we also had, of course, ice cream birthday cake.
Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

I also put up banners to finish off the party decor. 
Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party


We asked friends to bring food instead of gifts, so the above food is just a small fraction of the food we ended up having. It was a great night, and I thought a fun way to celebrate the hubs and I's birthdays.
Madcap Frenzy's 30 Below 30th birthday party

I used Printables from a "Baby It's cold outside" set was designed by Belinda from  Giggles & Grace Designs and I made the celebrate banner from a Stampin Up! banner kit.

Party on everyone!
-M

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Subscription Box Review: March Ipsy Glam Bag

Welcome to another Subscription Box Review! Check out my previous Subscription box reviews here.
I know, I've been away for a while from the blogosphere. Life's just been very crazy, as things have picked up work and theater stuff- I know, excuses excuses. We are in the midst of auditions for Shrek (which hubs and I are directing) so it's been so crazy. But, I'm aiming to get back into the blogging world to keep me sane once things pick up in the theater world. lol
Now, on to the subscription box review.

Marcy Ipsy Glam Bag:
So this month's Ipsy (I know I"m late to share this) was themed "Floral Fantasy." I had some loves, some oks and some ehs. 

I LOVE the shade of NYX Cosmetics butter lipstick I got. Reminds me a lot like the MaryKay Dusty Rose (which was my color for years). 


I wore it paired with the Velvet 59 lipgloss I got from my January Ipsy bag to a friend's wedding last weekend.

Used the lipstick and gloss to my friend's wedding last week, among a few other Ipsy products. :)
I also liked the Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Duo- great neutrals. I always need a good brown and tan- since that's my go-to eyeshadow color combo. I'm not a huge makeup person (I wear makeup only on major occasions, when I'm being photographed for something special, or on theater) so I'm all about the neutral colors.


The next item I got was Pur~lisse Beauty's delicate gentle soymilk cleanser and makeup remover. I used it mostly as a cleanser, but I'm sure it does the job as a makeup remover too. 


Next, onto the other things I tried, but not sure how often I'll use them: Coolway's Glow Oil Treatment and Boo-Boo cover-up medium shade. I tried the boo-boo to cover up a big blemish I had on my forehead (but luckily my bangs cover most of it). It did it's job, but nothing that special- but then again, I don't have a lot of major boo-boos to cover up. I also tried a few drops of the glow oil on my hair for the wedding I went to- gave me some shine, but again, nothing earth shattering.



Overall, I got some good solid products in this month's glam bag. I was glad to get the eye shadow and lipstick the most, as well as the cleanser (I was in desperate need of a new cleanser).
Looking forward to next month's glam bag. Have you tried Ipsy? If so, what's your favorite item you've received?
Have a great day all!
M