Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Thanks to Erica from Sweet Prints for creating this amazing card!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Making Lemonade Giveaways

Making Lemonade is hosting lots of fun giveaways today! From Pear Tree cards, CSN, Rachel Claire Jewelry, Leen Machine and many more.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wordle Word Art Teacher Presents

Wordle is a fun, quick way to create subway art of your very own. I used it to make presents for J Bugger's teachers this year. I just added the names of all the students, teachers, and some extra words J Bugger picked, and voila!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Countdown Potter + Butler/Hank + Hunt Style!

For the very first time Potter + Butler is offering a FREE printable Gracious Garland Countdown Calendar that coordinates oh so perfectly with their Gracious Garlands. Adorable, right?

Jenny over at Hank + Hunt decided to put her own little spin (and color) to it. I was lucky enough to win TWO gracious garlands from Potter + Butler on Jenny's blog. My garlands are white, so I thought it would be fun to use Jenny's printables for some color.

And to think, not long ago this hutch looked like this:

P.S. Santa if you are reading this, please bring me a circle punch for Christmas!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Giveaways, giveaways, and MORE giveaways!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway at Cinnamon Sticks!

Cinnamon Sticks will feature 12 different artist per day. Each Artist is offering one of their creations.
In addition to the prize offered by the artist, there will be one piece of jewelry given away each day. One person will win each day for 12 days!!!  Now go enter!


 Invitation Consultants giveaway at Mama Must Have It!


One lucky reader will win 50 holiday cards and 50 return address labels from Invitation Consultants!

Mama Must Have It

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Marvelous Mommy Giveaway

Mavelous Mommy is having a fantastic giveaway right now featuring Terri's Treasures!

Terri is offering one lucky winner their choice of one dozen cake balls OR edible image cookies
her entire printable ladybug collection!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pigs, Pigs, and Baby Showers

There are little pigs and big pigs,
pigs with long snouts and pigs with short snouts,
pigs with ears that stand up and pigs with ears that flop down.
But all pigs are beautiful.

-All Pigs are Beautiful book by Dick King-Smith

My SIL LOVES pigs, so I have thrown some ideas together for her upcoming baby shower.  I am thinking gingham or polka dot silhouettes of blue pigs. Lots of various (navys and baby blue) fabrics, vintage and country fair feel.  As I am sure you can guess, the guest of honor-to-be is a boy!

Love the fabric garland, picnic baskets, and love this animal cracker display!

She adores children's books, so I would like to incorporate this hanging book idea near a bookshelf where guests can place their book gifts.

I am redoing a bookshelf for this purpose. It's primed and ready for paint. Here is the before. I will post the after as soon as I finish it. The amazing Amanda from Our Humbled A{Bowe}d  has shared some tips with me to help me get started. She is an expert with colors and demo! Wait till you see the print Amanda sells in her Etsy shop that matches the color theme perfectly!

Demo started right here with these plastic dividers!

Stay tuned... and would love your opinions and ideas!

Photo Credits:
Pig cookies: sweetopia.net
P is for Pig
Candle, clotheslinem, and paper garland. & animal crackers:
Hanging books: pottery barn
Pig invite:
Rag garland: oncewed.com
Picnic basket: delish.com
Gingham Pig: thefairground.co.uk

Friday, November 12, 2010

Why I love Shutterfly...

Shutterfly is no doubt my go to store when I need photo cards, calendars, and photobooks made. I love giving photobooks as gifts to family members. You would not believe how many compliments I have received on my photobook gifts.

Every Christmas I make photo calendars for our families. It's become such a hit that this is the only gift on my brother and parents' Christmas lists! We unknowingly started a new family tradition that is now considered a must by our families!  I love it because it cuts down on the amount of Christmas shopping I have to do!
I have to be honest, I have been thinking about our Christmas card since we returned from our beach vacation this summer. Shutterfly has so many options that it's hard to narrow down my favorites. Seriously, I'm overwhelmed here. Here are my top three. I am really loving the Top 10 Moments of 2010 because it is so whimsical and colorful (mostly because it gets me out of having to write a family Christmas letter!).

Shutterfly also offers:

·         photo holiday  cards to http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery  
·         Calendars to http://www.shutterfly.com/calendars
·         new years cards to http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/new-years-cards
·         personalized Christmas cards to http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/christmas-cards

Bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly. Learn more: http://bit.ly/sfly2010

Two Savy Sisters: Lovable Labels Giveaway

Two Savy Sisters currently is having a great giveaway with Lovable Labels. Go enter to win:

  15 Multi-Purpose Stickers, 40 Slimline Labels, 12 Shoe Labels, 24 Press N' Stick Clothing DOTS (6 Large, 6 Medium and 12 Small) and 2 Mini-Metal Tags. Everything you need to cover the basics and more!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sneek Peek at our Christmas Card...

Tree Topper Red Christmas Card
Shop Shutterfly.com for elegant Christmas photo cards.
View the entire collection of cards.
So there's your sneek peek at our adorable Shutterfly card. I just love it!

Cupcakes and Cutlery Lockheart Challenge UPDATE!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cupcakes and Cutlery Lockheart Inspiration Board Challenge!

Cupcakes and Cutlery and Lockheart have teamed up to create a very fun challenge. Create an event Inspiration Board based on this beautiful Caprice Lockheart purse. 

So here is my vision for a party inspired by the Caprice!

But then in the middle of the night, I realized I needed more Moroccan!  Ahhh...
but alas, it was too late to make changes. So here is the board I couldn't use...

Which one do you like better?

I even created an inspiration board for the outfit I would wear WITH
the Caprice purse to this fabulous party!

The judges will narrow the entries to 5 top choices. The grand prize winner will be announced Tuesday, November 9, 2010 and will be sent their very own 'Caprice,' which retails for approximately $465!

There are also MORE chances to win prizes by checking back on Monday, November 8th and commenting on the top inspiration boards. Visit here for more details and rules.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy 1st Blogversary to Bird Crafts Party Blog!!!

Like all first birthdays, it's a HUGE milestone to celebrate and Birds Crafts Party blog is doing it up big for this event with a giveaway worth $360 in prizes!!!!
Head over and read all about it!
Bird Crafts Parties

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things Holiday Happenings month of Giveaways!

One of my favorite blogs to read is A Few of My Favorite Things. For the next month AFOMFT will be hosting Holiday Happenings filled with recipes, crafts, gift ideas, and atleast one giveaway PER DAY!!!!  So get on over there and enter!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

Our litte cow and shark 

 Boo pumpkin and ghost lights

Best part of Trick or Treating is the parade of FIRE TRUCKS through the streets!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Party Starter Pam's Create My Party Challenge!

Cupcake and Cocktail Birthday Party Inspiration Board

It's Pam's Birthday from Party Starters and she wants US to create HER fabulous Cupcakes and Cocktails Party!  I wanted to create a romantic, elegant, modern, and chic party for Pam. Here are a few ideas if I was designing her birthday party...

Colors: Cream, gray, and leafy green. I would use gray and cream as the main colors and leafy green as an accent color to be highlighted in the flowers (love the use of kale here and the leaf wrapped vase), green ribbons on the backs of chairs, and gorgeous Emma Leaf cupcake wrappers.

Damask (a must for Pam!): found throughout the party in gray/cream napkins, the invitation, and menus.

Decor: Gray and cream poms floating down over the main table. Sheet music inspired circle garlands hanging behind the bar. This cream colored crocheted tablecloth from Anthropologie would be beautiful!. Sheet music wrapped votives lining the tables, bar area, and cupcake station for a romantic, soft look.

Invitation: Something like this gray damask invitation from Jean M. I would love to see the name of the party "Cupcakes and Cocktails"  highlighted in sage green. I would use this design to create menus and party favor boxes.

The cupcake station would feature vanilla almond, dark chocolate with raspberry filling, and triple chocolate brownie cupcakes. Icings would be kept simple: butter cream, chocolate, and cream cheese. The toppings would include caramel, dark chocolate sprinkles, silver crystal sprinkles, nuts, and dark and white chocolate shavings. A framed menu (in gray damask coordinating with the invitation) would be on the table displaying the dessert options. The cupcake wrappers would be Emma Leaf Cupcake Wrappers, simple yet would bring in some color and texture. Other desserts on the table would include frosted sugar cookies, chocolate dipped oreos, and homemade marshmallow squares.

Cocktails: Three signature drinks would be offered, A "Trienta y Ocho Mojito", Lime Cosmopoli-Pam, and a Chocolate Pam-tini. I would also offer an assortment of wines and beers that compliment the desserts so that there are a few less sweet drink options.  Again, the bar would have a gray damask framed menu displaying the drink choices.

Favors: Cream boxes filled with a cupcake mix for guests to take home. The box would have a sage ribbon and the gray damask "Thank you" label on the top.

If there are comfortable couches or big chairs for guests, I thought gray ruffled pillows would be the perfect finishing touch.

So that's your party, hope you like it! Happy Birthday Pam!

Love, Jenny

Inspiration Provided by:

Ruffled Cake Stand Sur La Table
Charcoal grey ruffled pillow by Hettle; $22 on etsy
Silver Sugar Crystals Cupcake Social
Romance Tea Lights Papernstitch
Gray Damask Invitation by Jean M. 
Emma Leaf Cupcake Wrappers by Koyal
Anthropologie Crochet Collage Tablecloth
Green and White Gathering Flowers by Winston Flowers
Harvest Marshmallows from Have It Sweet

Monday, October 25, 2010

Milk Gallon Ghosts

Our next free and kid-friendly project was making ghost lights. The kids created faces on milk containers using sharpie markers (yes, sharpie markers make me a little nervous in the hands of a 2 year old-- but they did great!).  I cut 2 holes on each side and strung icicle lights through each.

I first saw the idea of Spirit jugs on Eighteen 25 where they lined the spirit jugs up on the ground. But I decided to string mine from the front porch. Maybe I'll do some more and line the walk ways for our trick or treaters....

This little face on the far left is my favorite by J Bugger.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Trick or Treat Mustache Crayons

J Buggers's preschool does not allow candy, so I had to think fast for a non-candy alternative to my chocolate mustache lolly pop idea. So, we did MUSTACHE CRAYONS instead. They were super easy to make and adorable!

I used these free DIY printables Hallween gift tags from Hello, Good Gravy!

We also made Martha Stewart inspired pumpkins filled with spider rings and tootsie rolls.

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