Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Barbie Pajama Glam Party Favors

The Pajama Glam Barbie Sleepover was full of fabulous Barbie party favors for the girls.  So many in fact, that they deserved a special post. First, the girls each received custom made beauty masks. I love the hot pink elastic, so glam!  The beauty masks helped the girls get some well needed beauty sleep and they also wore them when playing pin the beauty mask on the Barbie.

Beauty Masks by Created By Emma

This party favor was SO fabulous that it doubled as a party decoration!
The Sweetest Affair created a custom Barbie inspired lamp for the party!

The lampshade was decorated with paper flowers. 
If you look closely you will see the birthday girl's name on the petals. 
The centers of the flowers were filled with delicious pina colada lolly pops. 

The Sweetest Affair

The birthday girl received a special party favor of her own, a vintage Barbie silhouette t-shirt from Brown Bird Boutique
Custom Barbie T-Shirt by Brown Bird Boutique

What fashionista wouldn't love a keepsake favor box like this?
Black and White Favor Boxes by Cakes and Kids Too

Barbie Silhouette Confetti by Pinch My Cheeks

Inside the favor boxes were matching I ♥ Barbie Bracelets

The birthday girl received a very special bracelet of her own
All Bracelets by Stargazinglily

Ready for some great news?!!!  Stargazinglily is offering Crossing The Bugger-Dixon Line readers
10% off all orders with promo code:  BARBIE11

I have to confess, I have already used this promo code to order the matching "me and my American doll" bracelets for my favorite niece! 

A HUGE THANK YOU to The Sweetest Affair, Pinch My Cheeks, Brown Bird Boutique, Stargazinglily, and Created by Emma for the most unbelievable party favors ever!!!!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Vintage Barbie Pajama Glam Party

Party Theme: Vintage Barbie Pajama Glam Sleepover for a sweet 7 year old fashionista
Colors: Hot pink, light pink, black, and lots of sparkles
Design: Gwynn Wasson Designs modified her fabulous Vintage Barbie party collection to include some pajama glam
Highlights: Barbie shoe fondant toppers, Barbie inspired lampshade made of paper flowers and lolly pops
Activities: Playing Dress up with shoes from "Izzy's Closet" (a hutch I transformed into a shoe closet), Pin the beauty mask on the Barbie, and topping the night off with a special Barbie movie viewing.

The dessert table featured glamorous fondant Barbie Shoe Cupcake Toppers, Pajama Glam Pillows, Dolled Up Candy Apples, Beauty Rest Sugar Cookies, Coconut Cake, and Get Your Sparkle On chocolate cupcakes.

The Invitation

Barbie Shoes Cupcake Toppers by Edible Details

Edible Sugar Jewels by Candied Cakes

Glam Pajam Pillows (pink and white striped strawberry marshmallows)

Dolled Up Barbie Inspired Candy Apples by Absolutely Apples

Beauty Sleep Cookies by Jenn Erickson, Rook No 17

Cake Flags by The Purple Pug

The girls played dress up with all the shoes (who knew I had so many heels!?)

Pink Heels + Donuts = Heaven!

The beverage station featured Strawberry Blond Lemonade, ruffled cups, and matching black and white striped paper straws. Even the pink and white candles matched the decor.

Custom Barbie Inspired Lampshade created by The Sweetest Affair

The lamp made by The Sweetest Affairs was gorgeous. The lamp shade was made of paper flowers with lolly pops in the center.
The girls were able to take home the paper flower and lollypop favors, genius!

Favor boxes by Cakes and Kids Too
Vintage Barbie confetti and confetti diamonds by Pinch My Cheeks

I ♥ Barbie Bracelets by Stargazinglily

The girls received Beauty Masks favors by Created by Emma

{free} Barbie Print by Sweet and Simple

Guests were greeted at the front door with this glam boa wreath that I made with materials from the Dollar Store

A very happy birthday girl wearing a Vintage Barbie T-shirt from Brown Bird Boutique 

I lucked out with a lot of great thrift store find for this party:  two pink bed canopies (I used one as a table cloth and one as the backdrop), pink and white striped candles, candle holders, white ruffled dishes, and glam candy bowl. I even found the hot pink metal basket on clearance at TJ Maxx.

The Ultra Amazing, Talented Party Vendors who made Operation Pajama Glam a success:

Barbie Printable Party Collection: Gwynn Wasson Designs
Lamp Centerpiece with Paper Flower Lollypop Favors: The Sweetest Affair
Fondant Barbie Shoe Toppers: Edible Details
Cookie Beauty Sleep Masks: Jenn Erickson, Rook No 17
Beauty Sleep Mask Party Favors: Created by Emma
Edible Sugar Jewels: Candied Cakes
Cake Flags: The Purple Pug
Vintage Barbie Confetti and Confetti Party Diamonds: Pinch My Cheeks
Barbie Silhouette T Shirt: Brown Bird Boutique
I ♥ Barbie Bracelets: Stargazinglily
Black and White Party Favor Boxes: Cakes and Kids Too
Candy Apples: Absolutely Apples
Styling, concept, and photos: Jenny Dixon (Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line)

Linking to:
30 Handmade Days

{How to Make} Barbie's Shoe Closet

You know I love to show you the behind the scenes of my parties, right? Remember this post about my hutch? I am at it again transforming it in minutes. No paint required. To create Izzy's Shoe Closet, I lined my hutch with beautiful pink wrapping paper, added some of my heels and a cute sign, voila!

Here are a few pictures of my hutch used for other parties...

 Anything in your house can become party decor with some creativity.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Paper Straw Wreath {from Woman's Day}

I was so excited when I saw this paper straw wreath on the cover of the December Woman's Day Magazine.  It is so simple, yet stunning! Why didn't I think of that?

I can totally picture a Thanksgiving paper straw wreath in brown
or a New Years wreath in gray and white stripes
or pink wreath for Valentine's Day

So many possibilities! 

For more paper straw projects, see my paper straw garland

Update: Some of you are asking where to purchase paper straws, here are a few shops that carry them:

The Sugar Diva- tons of color/pattern choices
The Gray Goose - great price, in polka dots and stripes
Sweet Lulu - oh so sweet colors
Polka Dot Market - sells stripes and polka dot straws
Cakes and Kids Too - sells really cute color combination packs

Thursday, November 17, 2011

So Thankful Candle {Whisker Graphics Project}

I have so many things to be thankful for...

Free printable from Whisker Graphics tied with Brown Sugar Divine Twine

So Thankful For...

my son's love of reading
Yankee Candles
a cozy fireplace
my brother-in-law coming from this week after 7 weeks in this hospital
this blog
a creative spirit
a loving and young at heart husband
crepe paper ruffles
A New England Thanksgiving Dinner with my family

What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Whisker Graphics and E.A.D. Designs Blog Hop: Quick and Easy Holiday Countdown

Welcome new visitors from the Whisker Graphics and E.A.D. Designs Blog Hop! My name is Jenny, I am a member of the Whisker Graphics Design Team. So g
lad you stopped by!  Today I am showing you a quick and easy way to create a "Days Until..." Countdown for the Holidays. The best part about this project is that you can completely customize it to match your own Holiday color scheme. 

"Days Until"  Countdown 
using E.A.D. Designs Chalk-it Tags

I cut out a piece of wrapping paper to fit my 5 x 7 frame. I then placed an E.A.D. Designs chalk-it tag on the outside of the glass. A simple and elegant way to count down the days until the Holidays!

Want to win your own Chalk-it Tags with a $10 credit to E.A.D. Designs
There is still time to enter my current Giveaway!!!


Join me in the blog hop and visit these blogs for more fantastic projects & giveaways!

Monday, November 14, 2011

E.A.D. Designs Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. The winner of the $10 credit to EAD Designs is.........#35 Kat:

Kat said...
I love the "first we had each other" baby wall art!

I am excited to introduce you to E.A.D. Designs, an online retailer for custom vinyl lettering, wall art, stickers, rub-ons, and more. They have a huge selection of choices and designs for all your creative and crafty needs!

So many designs to chose from. They can even customize something for you in the Design Center. Here are a few of my favorite items that just beg for a special project!

I have these and LOVE em'! I put chalk it tags on everything I can my hands on (boxes, toy bins, canisters!)

Wouldn't these be darling in a kid's room?

Polaroid Rub-Ons are great for scrapbooking


One lucky reader will win a $10 Credit for E.A.D. Designs
(and free shipping for the winner on all rub-ons or stickerz)!!!!

TO ENTER: Visit E.A.D. Designs and leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite item.  Please, pretty please leave a visible email address on your entry. 

Additional Entries (Up to 3 extra):
- "Like" E.A.D. Designs on Facebook 
-  Follow the EAD Blog, leave a comment here
"Like" Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line on Facebook

Rules: This giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, November 20, 2011 The winner will be selected by and will have 48 hours to respond to our notification email before another winner is selected.  Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Holiday Guide: Recap of Giveaways

Here's recap of all the giveaways currently going on this week! 

$25 Credit to Georgia Blue
Ends Sunday, November 13th

$30 Credit Towards Printable Party Items 
Ends Monday, November 14, 2011 

2 Pairs of Earrings from 
Ends Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hope you've enjoyed the Crossing the Bugger-Dixon
Holiday Guide 2011!

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