Sunday, December 14, 2014

Party Time

Merry Christmas!  Here is the tree I decorated for our store.  I wish I would have taken a closer picture of it, but for these pictures I was focused on the fireplace.  For our company Christmas party, we had an Ugly Sweater theme.  One of my assignments for the party was to come up with a backdrop for pictures.  So I decided to make this fireplace... nice and cozy next to the tree with everyone in their sweaters... the classic family photo.  I found this ugly sweater for Cow at Target.  It's actually a dog sweater, but it fit great!

How to make the fireplace... I taped together 3 boxes for the base of the mantle.  Then covered it in black butcher paper.  The brick is a flat cardboard covered in red.  I used masking tape to make the lines.  The mantle ledge is 3 of the same size boxes as the base, but cut in half and turned upright.  Covered once again in black butcher paper.  The back edge of the ledge is cut so the piece can slide OVER the brick sheet.  Did you follow that?  The kids absolutely loved it!  As you can see one of them tried to fall into the fire.

6 boxes
Butcher paper - red, orange, yellow, gray, brown
Masking tape

Monday, December 1, 2014

Merry Christmas!

HoHoHo wrapping paper
Tinsel - from the Dollar Tree
Font Cricut cartridge
From the Kitchen Cricut cartridge
Holly punch
Hot Chocolate cup -  from November's board.   I just switched ribbons and medallion
Cookie bag - puffed out 
Cookie picture from official website - copied
Santa Chick-fil-A Cow plush

Christmas tree - from Hobby Lobby
Foil wrapping paper - from Hobby Lobby
Cardstock - black, white
Cricut cartridge
Mini bows
Chick-fil-A merchandise

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hurry! Get Your 2015 Calendar!

Our calendars fly out the door every year!  So hurry and purchase ours before we sell out!

Cardstock - white, raspberry, orange
Cricut cartridges
2015 Cow Calendar

**We sold out of calendars faster than usual.  This Community Board is located where the customers stand in line to order.  I believe being able to see the fantastic free items the calendar card offers, they sold out quickly.  We even received another shipment and it sold out!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Brrrr... I need hot chocolate

Oh man!  It's starting to get cold.  Time to break out the hot chocolate!  The wording did show up better in person.  But you get the idea.  :)

Autumn fabric
Cardstock - chocolate, brown, tan, cream
Font Cricut cartridge
Birthday Cakes Cricut cartridge
Love You Latte Cricut cartridge
Vellum - for the steam
Heart punch

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Breakfast Time!

Breakfast time!  This month we are doing a breakfast giveaway every Wednesday.  So here are my two community boards.

Cardstock - white, orange, green, black
Cow print scrapbook paper
3 Birds on Parade Cricut cartridge - ghost
Chic & Scary Cricut cartridge - spiderweb
Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge - pumpkins
Font cartridge

Cardstock - black, white
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut cartridge - bats
Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge - creepy fence
Font Cricut cartridge
Black & white checked ribbon
Google eyes

Monday, September 1, 2014

It's a Circus Around Here!

The circus is coming!  The circus is coming!  I'm so excited the circus is coming to our area and we have partnered with them!

As part of the promotion, each restaurant in Utah was assigned to decorate their store in a circus theme.  There were three required elements - a big top, a tight wire, and a trapeze.  Check.  Check.  Check.  And a few more surprises!  It was so much fun decorating!
Community board
Red & white striped tablecloth
Ringmaster & Circus tent - Dustin Pike/Doodle Dragon Designs
Mickey Mouse Font Cricut cartridge - ticket stub
Carousel Cricut cartridge - circus font
Designer's Calendar Cricut cartridge - September
Butcher paper - blue, green
Cardstock - white, black
Martha Stewart Grass Edge Punch

My favorite circus decoration!
An official Ringling Brothers clown came to our store for a private performance for our guests.  He was amazing and so funny!  They had supplied free circus prize giveaways, I added free meal cards and some Cows to the swag bags.

The circus has been on my bucket list for several years now.  This year I was able to check it off!  Yea!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Let's Party Wubbles Style!

Dustin Pike aka Doodle Dragon Studios just released this adorable set named Wubbles!  Perfect timing for a birthday party card!

Doodle Dragon Studios image - Wubbles
Orange ribbon
American Crafts birthday paper
American Crafts cardstock
Pop dots

Friday, August 1, 2014

Home Run!

Baseball fever is in the house!  The season is wrapping up, so what better way to end it!

Green butcher paper
White boarder
Cardstock - black, red, white
Create a Friend Cricut cartridge
Mickey Mouse Font Cricut cartridge
Plastic bat - from the Dollar Tree (cut in half)
Wooden painted baseballs - from Hobby Lobby
Paper bags - put empty plastic sacks inside them to fluff them out
Baseball sticker

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cow Appreciation Day

Before the big day!
Lots of great fun!

Proud Mother Moment... my daughter (on left) and her friend

Freedom to Choose

The freedom to choose is yours!  But whatever your choice... it will be delicious!  Enjoy!

White butcher paper
Red/sliver foil border - also used on words (freedom & July)
Cardstock - white, blue, red
Red & white striped scrapbook paper
Tinsel hat & stars - from Dollar Tree
Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge - freedom
Font Cricut cartridge

Sunday, June 1, 2014

More Good Moos

Simple and sweet... end of the school year thank you cards from schools in our area.

Red butcher paper
Cardstock - black
Cow print scrapbook paper
Black boarder
Mickey Mouse Font Cricut cartridge
Minis Cows - open the back seem and take out 1/2 the fluff to make it so they are not mashed in the cabinet

Voted #1

In our area, a local newspaper has a "Best Of" contest.  We voted #1 in two areas!

We had a big company training, so we took the opportunity to take a group picture of our team.

White border
Font Cricut cartridge
Award ribbons
Spellbinders Oval Scallop Nestibilites
Heart punch
Mini plush Cows

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Congrats Grads!

with our graduates picture

Black butcher paper
Red border
Cardstock - white, red, blue, green, yellow
Foil cardstock - red, blue, green, gold 
Graduation kit - from Dollar Tree
Don Juan Cricut cartridge - words
Mickey Mouse Font Cricut cartridge - numbers

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Breakfast is EGG-cellent!

Promoting breakfast... April = Easter = Eggs + flowers... seems to go together!

Blue butcher paper
Easter wrapping paper
Cardstock - white, black, purple, orange, raspberry, green
Plastic grass
Pipe cleaners - orange (for legs)
Font Cricut cartridge
Flower punch
Circle punch

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Grilled Chicken Tasting Party

We invited a bunch of our favorite food bloggers to a Grilled Chicken Tasting Party.  Take a look at the festivities!

Party of 15

Bottom of the grill filled with mints and fake fire

Close up of mini grills put on the table
Chef Cow hiding all the gifts
Party gift for each of the ladies
Our blogger friends!

Quick lesson on how to make the mini fires:
1.  Cut crepe paper in 3 inches strips
2.  Place them together
3.  Fold in half, then fold creased edge two more times
4.  Cut in thin strips (I used Martha Stewart's fringe scissors)
5.  Crinkle loose ends to create texture

TaDa!  Fire!

**Actual party on April 16th.