Monday, August 23, 2010

It's a pre-Party with Virginia!

At my house, I am counting down the days before the start of school! We've heard the song, "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" I love the wit of the song and it makes me laugh every time I hear it! To make back to school fun for the kids this year, I decided to make a fun banner and some straw decorations for a marshmallow fiesta! As an added challenge, I wanted to only use scraps of Urban Lily paper!

Here are my projects! First up is the banner. The picture shows only 3 rosettes but the banner goes all around the girls' homework/craft/everything table. The flower rosetes were made with strips of Urban Lily paper and accented with the Urban Lily chipboard circles.

A front view - this banner repeats around the table - this photo only shows one side of the banner.

Here is a close-up of the rosette.

Here is a side view of the rosettes.

Now for my second project, the straw decorations! My girls love marshmallows. To them, it is the ultimate treat. As a treat on the first day of school we have "Marshmallow Drinks" - this year, they will be just a wee bit more fun!

Here is my youngest demonstrating the Marshmallow sundae.

Here is my daughter succumbing to the temptation!

And here she is enjoying the moment to the fullest!

I think the Urban Lily papers have made our pre-Party a fantastic Party; don't you???