Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine Kisses, sort of.

I was playing around in Picnik and created this Valentine for my littlest bugger. Picnik is a free download and can be used to edit pictures, add backgrounds, or just create something completely new.

To make this card:- First, took pictures of little bugger against a white wall blowing and catching kisses- I chose four pictures and added them to picasso using "create collage", cropped and saved draft- Took the saved draft and chose the edit in picnik option- Then chose picture pile to create the staggered look- Changed the pictures to the instant camera frame in the picture background option- Added text and hearts (I used the fade options to lighten the hearts). - Viola!  A homemade Valentine!

Picnik also has a mustache application that I am dying to use!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Beautify Your Blog Results

Momma Go Round

I have been learning leaps and bounds from Nina over at Momma Go Round  during her Beautify Your Blog series. HTML code doesn't seem so daunting anymore! I was able to change my template, widen the page, center my widgets, diversify fonts, and add a signature. I am still working out the kinks on a button and header.                                         
Thank you Nina!
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Arrr! A Treasure Fer Me Hearty! ... Pirate inspired Valentines

We were late celebrating Christmas with my family this year, so one gift in particular was still sitting on my kitchen counter and was the inspiration for my son's school Valentines this year. Do you ever get these beauties on St. Nicholas Day?
We do.
This, is now this!
Cute right? Aye!
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

All Pigs Are Beautiful Baby Shower


All Pigs Are Beautiful Baby Shower

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



Dessert Table


{No Sew} Onsie Bunting

Lunch menu



Party Cracker Favors
Animal stamps hidden inside the party crackers
Mason jar candles wrapped with fabric
Paper straws and mason jar glasses

Homemade Apple Pie






Personalized place mats for the children's table
Coloring page from Twisty Noodle

Fair prize ribbon cupcake toppers 
and Two Sugar Babies cupcake toppers

 Cake Pops by Terri's Treasures
This weekend I had the pleasure of throwing a baby shower for my future nephew! We traveled 10 hours to get there the day after New England got hit with 24 inches of snow! Luckily the roads were plowed and ready for us and we made it there safely. The shower was so much fun.
Highlights of the shower:
  • We asked guests to bring a book for the parents-to-be rather than a card. We included a matching bookplate in the invitation for guests to sign and place inside their book.
  • Cake pops from Terri's Treasures were a huge hit!
  • Favors were pig shaped gingerbread cookies tied with twine and matching thank you tag.
  • A family of metal pig silhouettes greeted guests outside as they arrived (forgot to take a picture!)
  • Food included soups, salad, chicken salad, croissants, and homemade country fair bread.
  • We set up a children's table with personalized place mats and poppers. Inside the popper party favors were farm animal stamps to take home.
  • Mason jar drinking glasses and paper straws
  • Mason jars wrapped with fabric used as candle holders
  • Onesie bunting hanging in front of the gift opening area
  • homemade apple pie
  • twine fabric garlands
Special Thanks to the following people:
Invitations and party graphics by Social Butterfly
Cake Pops by Terri's Treasures
Cupcake toppers by Two Sugar Babies
Farm Animal Stamps from Oriental Trading
Fabric from JoAnns
Piggy Banks: Dollar Store
All baked goods: Grandma Jan

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Baby Shower Prep



The baby shower prep work is nearly complete, with a few surprise additions waiting to be added at the last minute. We are just waiting for weather reports. Boston is supposed to be getting a nor' easter of 17 inches or more.
Special thanks to Jennifer at Social Butterfly Ink for the amazing invites and special touches. I will post more pictures after the festivities.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Reason 101 why I love mini clothes pins

They make such good clamps! Working on some cupcake toppers for an upcoming baby shower!
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