Friday, September 30, 2011

TIE-rrific Table Setting

I was scavenging my local thrift shop for some inspiration when the colors and patterns on some ties caught my eye. I bought all four ties not knowing how I would use them exactly. I laid them on my dining room table and then it hit me, table setting!

To achieve this look, place two ties with the widest part of the ties at opposite ends

Place a runner in the middle of the table, on top of the ties. Add plates on top of the ties. 

I tied a fabric tag to each pumpkin to create a place tag and favor for guests to take home

Monday, September 26, 2011

Batty for Bats and Whisker Graphics Winner

I go batty for bats at Halloween,
They creeeep me out in person, 
but make stunning decorations.

{Bat Sources}

And now the winner of the Whisker Graphics giveaway is....

Congratulations Mayra from In Flight you win the $15 gift certificate for Whisker Graphics! Look for an email from me soon. Thank you Whisker Graphics for the generous giveaway and a big thank you to all of you that entered, I wish I could send everyone a gift! 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Team Sprinkles and Tailgate Inspiration

I love a good tailgate. 
Something about the crisp fall air, friends, and football mixed together. 
For many years, I lived in a college town where football was the weekend plans
I was lucky to win a gift certificate for Smidge and Pinch
imagine my excitement when I saw CUSTOM team sprinkles?
Look what arrived yesterday. 

My very own Penn State sprinkles!!!

Now for some tailgate inspiration

LOVE this tailgate by Amy's Party Ideas

Jars of Popcorn by the Spaceships and Laser Beams

Game Day Mac n' Cheese Bites

What teams are you cheering for this year?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Spooky Treats Round Up

I am always looking for some fun Halloween treats to pass out as gifts for friends and teachers. There are so many great ideas out there, it can get overwhelming. I thought I would share a few of my favorite spooky treats! 

Don't forget to enter the Whisker Graphics Giveaway, enter here.

Chocolate Spider Web Tutorial 

Meringue Ghosts on Leite's Culinaria 

Spider Web Snacks on Mom Endeavors

Candy Corn Marshmallow Pops by Casa Sonrisa

Witch Hats with candy surprise inside!

Spider Web Oreos available in the Sweet Temptations Etsy Shop!

Do you have any favorite spooky treats? Please share, I'd love see them!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Whisker Graphics Giveaway

It's time for a giveaway from Whisker Graphics, one of my favorite sources for divine twine, packaging, printables, and paper goods. I love getting to creative with their products and one lucky winner will to with a $15 gift certificate for anything in the shop!!!

So many fun choices like this 2012 Flash Card Calendar (includes a library card to jot down important dates, metal clip, notebook middy bitty bag, and 12 monthly flash cards)
Little Bitty Bags, Middy Bitty Bags 
and Bigger Bitty Bags


Divine Twine and printables (buy once and print again and again!)


There are 4 ways to enter to win a $15 Whisker Graphics gift certificate 
(please leave a separate comment for each and your email address if it is not visible in your profile)

1. Become a follower of Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line blog or fan on Facebook (or if you already follow both, just leave a comment telling me so)
2. Visit Whisker Graphics and leave a comment here about your favorite Whisker Graphics product
3. Visit the Whisker Graphics Blog and become a follower to receive special discounts, giveaways and craft ideas!

The giveaway will close at 12pm EST on Sunday, September 25th. Winner will be announced Monday 9/26. Good Luck!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Birthday Library

I am sharing over on Piggy Bank Parties today. See how we've turned BOOKS into a family birthday tradition. 

Birthday Library Book for the

Thursday, September 15, 2011

DIY: How to Make a Holder for Party Cups

Looking for a way to display paper cups for your party?
Drink coffee? Then you might have some coffee cans hanging around

Materials Needed:
  • 11.5 oz coffee can
  • scrapbook paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • paper cups
  • paper straws (optional, but oh so cute)

Directions: Cut scrapbook paper to fit the can, tape, and add cups. 
Wasn't that easy?

Linking to: Thirty Handmade Days

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Round Up

Some Pumpkin Inspiration...

Cinnamon Carmel Apple "Pumpkins" from Bakingdom

DIY Sequined Pumpkins and tutorial over at Making Lemonade

Doesn't this make you want to run out and buy some pumpkins?

Monday, September 12, 2011

{Vintage Find} Coach Clutch

I'm not one to splurge on {unpractical} things, 
but this one spoke to me...

While visiting a vintage shop in Newport with my sister-in-law
we saw this gold beauty, 
a vintage Coach clutch

with cute little coin purse and fold over top. 
Not so practical for everyday with 2 boys, but oh so pretty. 

I walked out of the store without it. 
Sad, no?
Oh the regret. 
My sister-in-law checked a few days later, it was still there. 

This time, no regrets. 
It's now in my closet begging for an adult evening out : )
Have you splurged on anything recently?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Meet the Vendors {Little Monsters Birthday Party}

Meet the FABULOUS vendors who collaborated with me on the Little Monsters Party for Bird's e-magazine! They are a truly talented bunch. Remember to check out their sites for products and inspiration when  planning your next party!

Fondant Toppers 

Chocolate Covered Oreos
Monster Cookies 

Favors, Cupcake Wrappers, Napkins & Straws 

Birthday Monster Cake Topper 

Kylie Cake Plate 

Ribbon Garland 

Good Cheer Pom Notes 

Little Monster Birthday Printables
by Bird's Party Shop

And a Special Thank you for ALL the Photography
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