Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows, everything that’s wonderful is what I feel?

Ladies and Gentlemen I apologize profusely in advance if by the end of the month you hate rainbows or suddenly on St. Patrick’s Day or Pride next year you’re wondering why you feel colour blind.

August in my little bubble has been rendered Rainbow Birthday Party craft month so if there are a bit more posts with um, never ending rainbows in them and you’re like “Can you please tell me what you’re doing with your kitchen instead?” feel free to mock me about me joining the club of the term that I just read about on a blog, called the modern day overachieving moms (don’t pretend it’s not true, you know exactly what I’m talking about).

Which is really ironic because if you asked my own mother she’d probably tell me in the other 364 days of the year I was trying to win the award for slacker mom of the year. Ok maybe 363 as there is another birthday party to plan for Little C.

This coming from the one half of the couple that told their real estate agent when house hunting that if he showed us a house with a room that’s great to “entertain  in” he’d be fired.

We e-mail our invites to most friends and family but we had some neighbours that we needed to hand them out to. So yesterday it was check mark #1 off the craft list. You do not want to see this craft list. I don’t even want to see this craft list. There is a drying paper mache pinata in my kitchen on top of my freezer right now. Who am I?

Did I mention my printer ran out of coloured ink?

Nice timing.

So no rainbow colored print for me. It was an old school emergency.

Did I also mention I ordered 25 yards (75 feet) of Rainbow ribbon for crafts that we’re going to do instead of games (because I am terrible at kids party games)?

25 yards.  Seventy Five Feet. I could frame an average swimming pool.

Thank you eBay.

I didn’t have cardstock. But I did have leftover bristol board.

On the back I printed up party details, stuck it on a red piece of construction paper and done.

Let’s be honest, I just wanted to test out my new stamp set.


  • Reply
    August 2, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Alex… I have to say that “I REALLY LOVE THIS”. Okay, okay, rainbows are probably more fun for kids, which is perfect for you right now… but seriously I could see this with a very fancy (or basic) “grown up” ribbon and the simple black stamp. Classy, I think! Bottom line – it’s cool that you find a way to get what you want and need by making something special with your own two hands.
    High-five talented lady!

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      Alex @ northofseven
      August 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      I’m blushing. Thank you! I’ve always like tactile items – good printed paper and card stock and books/prints with texture – just because I feel like we’ve moved so far into the other end of things, that a good piece of work (aka your kick ass art all over your house) is something that makes it even more memorable. I do however appreciate having my computer for printing out anything typed b/c my handwriting is a travesty.

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    August 3, 2012 at 9:19 am

    simple. fun. creative. i love it!

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    Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
    August 3, 2012 at 10:36 am

    25 yards is A. Lot. Of. Rainbow.
    The invites are a lovely idea. Simple, but charming!
    Now, what are you doing with the other 24 and a half yards??

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      Alex @ northofseven
      August 3, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Ribbon wands!! It’s one of the crafts for the kids to do. That it’s going around a lot of dish and table ware and glasses.

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    August 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    This is really nice – simple but inviting 🙂 Good work.

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