Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Ozsome Story

Where did my blog title come from? I have been an avid Wizard of Oz fan since I was in the 5th grade where I got the role as Dorothy in the school play.  I was not a good singer however, and so my teacher split the part between myself and my understudy, I did the acting parts and my understudy did the singing parts. **My daughter does not get her singing talent from me. :-)** Over the years I have collected many Wizard of Oz collectibles. At one point I had them all displayed, but most of them are packed up in boxes now.  I have a few ozzy artifacts floating around, but nothing like I use to.  I still have my "I love OZ" coffee mug and my Character tumblers displayed in my kitchen.

This is an original movie poster I scored at a yard sale when they released The Wizard of Oz in theaters back in 1998.  The back of the poster is also the back sides of the Oz Characters. I have it hanging in my scrapbook room right now.

 I've taken on the name of Ozsome, a play on words obviously of awesome. When I decide to start my little blog I came up with Always Ozsome. It fit perfect. My friends at work knew of my love for the Wizard of Oz, so on my birthday one year I came in to the office to my desk decorated with me as Dorothy!  Yes that is me in the photo with the original characters.  Of course I had to scrapbook the page and it's one of my favorites!

 If you know me you know my passion for the Wizard of Oz.  I even went so far as to dress my 3 year old and one year old up as Dorothy and the Scarecrow one Halloween.
My babies..Emily is now 16 and Daniel is 13!
 I also decorated Emily's room in the Wizard of Oz theme.  She had a gingham blue bedspread with a white dust ruffle that I sewed a strip of red sequins on. She also had white curtains with blue gingham trim and a ruby slipper throw rug that I found at the Warner Brothers Store. It was my dream room for a little girl. It lasted maybe 2 years and then of course she wanted the pink girly room.

Emily is now auditioning for the Wizard of Oz in a local theater group.  Call backs were this week and she was called back for Dorothy, the Witch, and Glinda.  I am so excited to see what part she gets.

Not sure what my following is but if you're an oz fan like me, I'd love for you to leave a comment on this post.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sweet Sixteen Card

I made this cute card using the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. 

I love this cartridge. It has some great things on it. I used Stickle to make it sparkle. One the inside I used the celebrations cartridge to cut out the numbers and also Stickled that.
Then I typed up a special message and printed it out on a piece of scrapbook paper and adhered it to the top.
She loved the card. 

Playbill Poster for Sweet Sixteen

My daughters Sweet Sixteen theme was Broadway. I came up with this idea to make a playbill poster will all the shows my daughter has been in plus more. I then created a questionnaire to see how which guest at her Sweet Sixteen Party knew the most about her acting career.  The poster came out so cute.

I went to google images and downloaded pictures of all the playbills that I wanted.  Then I printed them out on cardstock, cut each one out individually and matted them with black and yellow paper and put them on a giant poster board that I got for .50 at the dollar store. I then cut out letters using my Cricut cartridge Alphalicious to spell out Broadway on the top.  I also used Stickle to give it some sparkle on the letters.

Then I created the questionnaire with the help of my daughter.  Some of our questions included how many of these shows did she perform in, and some were more specific like Which Show did Emily play a girl and a boy in.  The guests had so much fun trying to figure out the answers and my daughter loved to see them struggle to figure it out.  My daughter has been in 18 shows so it was a bit hard.

Here's the poster and the questionnaire. I made the questionnaire in my Hallmark card studio.  I used the birthday themed stationary and then just printed it out on card stock.