Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Moving to a new site!

Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line is moving to a new site! Same crafty content, just a fresh new look & name. Hope you will continue to follow me over at that the new site Craft That Party! I will be hosting a Holiday giveaway very soon (think peg ornaments, eek!). 

The new site was designed by Laura of Eye Candy Event Details. If you are looking for a new logo, website, or graphic design, check out her page. She is amazing and very, very easy to work with!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Minted Inspiration Board Challenge: Merry Travels

The biggest challenge I faced while creating my board in the Minted Inspiration Board Challenge was narrowing down my card options. There are sooo many cute cards to pick from. I couldn't decide. Finally, this card caught my eye, maybe because I saw the map & Pittsburgh written in big letters.

Next, the challenge was to create an inspiration board from this card. Have I mentioned that I love creating inspiration boards? I would be a professional inspiration board maker if that existed (does anyone have this job opening? If so, call me!).

Here's my Merry Travels Inspiration Board...

Merry Merry On The Road by Jenny, see more Minted holiday photo cards

Want to enter? There's still time and prizes to win through 11/18.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Party Dress Magazine 2012 Holiday Issue!

It's almost as exciting as Christmas morning around here! 

The issue is filled with Holiday entertaining ideas, recipes, gift ideas, and craft tutorials! 
Be sure to check out my New Years Confetti Wreath Tutorial on pages 78-81!
I was so lucky to work with the following vendors:
Photography: Studio One Two One
Fondant Toppers, Cake Topper, and Custom Oreos: Love & Sugar Kisses
Cake, Cupcakes, and Cake Pops: Samantha's Sweets
Silver Mermaid Backdrop: Drop It Modern
New Years Eve Printable Collection: The TomKat Studio

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Surprise 70th Black & White and Garden Party

My Mother-In-Law turned 70 this week. Unlike most people, she loves surprises. She always says if it's not a surprise why bother. Sooooo, of course we had to throw her a surprise party!
Party Theme:  Garden & Stripes. Annika of Cakes Like a Party created the most unbelievable Garden and Stripes printable party collection. Annika was gracious enough to grant my last minute request.
Party Decorations: Huge scrolly banners, crepe paper flowers, and black and white fabrics. 
Party Highlights: A Pie Station filled with the birthday girl's favorite desserts

Cheesecake, Apple and  Raspberry Pies

Beverage area with black polka dot plate wall

My hutch transformed with black paper plates and crepe paper roses

Money Saver Party Tip: I bought a twin sheet set in a great black and white fabric. I threw the flat sheet on top of my  Tablevogue tablecloth that I use on my 6' folding table. The fitted sheet fit perfectly on my kitchen table and I also lined the inside of a frame on the wall with the pillowcase, all for $10!

Appetizer Home Run: The most beloved appetizer I have ever made is this Brie En Croute recipe by Paula Deen. It's so easy to make and really tasty!

Some birthday singing to Grammy!

To be honest, I've been simplifying my parties lately. I love a big party, but sometimes it's just nice to keep things small and homemade. I chose to use only one party resource (Cakes Like a Party) and made all the decorations myself for under $15. The party was a huge success because the birthday girl was so surprised, grateful, and surrounded by the company of lifelong friends and family all evening. That is what celebrating is all about.

Lastly, a HUGE thank you to Annika for letting me use your party collection, my sisters-in-law for helping with all the food, and my hubby and buggers for helping with all the party prep!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Giveaways, Giveaways, and MORE GIVEAWAYS!

This week there are SO many great giveaways happening on my favorite blogs,
I had to share the links with you,
hope you will head over and enter. 
I would LOVE to see some of you win!
Giveaway #1

A HUGE THANKS-Giving Giveaway hosted by Magnolia Creative Co.SwishDesignsLa Belle Party Planning and Three Little Monkeys Studio. There are 46 PRIZES for 46 WINNERS!!!

I'll be giving away a $25 credit to my Etsy Shop, so be sure to enter!

Giveaway #2

In Flight is celebrating 2 years and 2,000 fans with a fantastic giveaway with over $538.00 in prizes! There’s a total of 16 prizes including the 1st prize and there will be 16 winners.  I will be giving away this  adorable owl set of 3 pegs!

Giveaway #3

Dukes and Duchesses is hosting a special giveaway to celebrate her birthday!
Head over to win $25 Pick Your Plum Box (one of my favorite online craft resources!)

Good Luck Everyone! Be sure to come back and tell me if you WIN something!!! 

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