Friday, March 8, 2013

New Blog

Thank you all for visiting my site! I am excited to announce that I have a new website. Please visit me there for updates on what's going on and sign up for emails to stay in touch! 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

How to Assemble Cupcake Toppers

       1. In order to cut the cupcake toppers neatly, you need to use a 2.25" Scallop, 2.25" Circle, or large flourish square punch. You can get these at your local craft stores.

If you would like a recommendation on what brand to get, here are the ones I like and personally use:
EK Success Circle Punch,
EK Success Scallop Punch,
EK Success Flourish Punch

       2. Flip the punch over so you can see the area that will be cut. Line up the punch in the right spot where there will be an even border all around. Now punch out your circle.
cut cupcake toppers
3. Turn the cupcake topper over and place a 4-Inch Lollipop Stick Lollipop in the center as shown in the picture below. Now tape in place.
how to cut cupcake toppers
If your party table is going to be against a wall, you are all done! However, if the cupcakes will be sitting in a spot where people can see them from both sides, you can punch out another cupcake topper and tape it on the opposite side.
how to cut party circles
So easy, right? You just have to get a good punch and you are all set.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Free Easter Printable Tags

Don't you love Easter?  It's such a cute holiday and I always love the fact that picnic weather is right around the corner.

Today I wanted to share some free printable Easter tags I created from the Easter collection I am putting together. 

The first tags come in yellow and purple colors and you can punch them out with the 2.25 inch scallop punch or circle punch.  You can get the punches from your local craft store if you don't already have one.  If you just want to use your cutting board, print out the second tags instead.

To print:
  1. Click on the link below
  2. Another link will appear that will say Easter tags 1 or Easter tags 2, click on it
  3. Hit print
Free printable Easter tags
Click here to print the purple and yellow Easter tags
free printable Easter tags
Click here to print the multi colored Easter tags

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Beautiful Easter Party

I absolutely LOVE the look of this party.  The daisies, the umbrellas, the colors- it's so pretty and delicate.  The yellow and green palette just warms you up as it reflects on the fact that Spring is right around the corner.

Nice touches, like the softly colored Easter eggs in a "nest" and the Easter egg lollipops in a basket with grass and a cute ribbon really set it off. 

The Williams-Sonoma team did a great job!  You can get the lollipop recipe and see a few other tips on creating a pretty Easter party on their blog, just click here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! (Free Printable)

I may be a little behind the trend, but I thought the alphabet with the I U in it was too cute.  So I made up a little printable of my own.  If you would like to print one out for a loved one, click here.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bright and Beautiful Butterfly Party

Here is a bright and bold Butterfly Birthday Party that I love from a site called A Blissful Nest.  It's one of the first parties I saw when I started looking online for inspiration.  Click here to see more of the pretty details.

Don't you love the table cloth with the ribbons?  Click here, Rebekah, the site owner, shows you how to make your own!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Set of Thank You Cards Now Available

I now have a set of thank you cards available in my shop for purchase.  There are 2 different options for them: 

- a professional printed set of 8 cards and envelopes sent to your home, or 
- a printable version to print at home as many times as you want!

** Or if you want, I can replace "Thank You" with initials, a first name or a last name for customized cards, great for gifts.** 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Figure Skating Collection

I absolutely LOVE this newest collection.  A lot of it has to do with the fact that I used to be a figure skater when I was younger.  I couldn't get enough of it either.  It was my favorite thing to do in the world.

So, as you can imagine, I was so excited to work on this party.  For this particular collection, I teamed up with Audree from Petittatti.  She has some amazing graphics and was a pleasure to work with.

Items in this collection include:
- 5 x 7 printable invitations
- 2.25" cupcake toppers
- cupcake wrappers
- 2.25" party favor tags
- food signs
- 3.5x5" thank you cards
- Happy Birthday sign: 5"x5" panels
- Welcome sign: 8" x 10" 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Make Your Own Gumball Machine Party Favors

You are in for a treat today.  These super cute, super creative party favors are easy to make and would be great for a sweets party.  Hand out these "gumball machines" to all your guests.  You don't have to use gumballs either as shown above, any small candy will do- m&m's, skittles, etc. will do just fine.

Click here to go to Living Locurto's website and find out how to make them.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pink and Brown Owl Birthday Party

I tested out my first party set up today.  So fun, but so much work!!  I love using simple foods like the mini Snicker bars and just putting them on a cute plate.  It makes the set up a little easier.

I still have to figure out the lighting situation too.  But I think this collection is so cute!  It inculdes:

- Happy Birthday Sign
- Welcome Sign
- Cupcake Toppers
- Food Signs
- Cupcake Wrappers
- Party Favor Tags
- Invitations
- Thank You Cards

Sunday, January 27, 2013

2013 Calendars are up!

March 2013 calendar
March free printable calendar
April 2013 calendar
April free printable calendar
May 2013 calendar
May free printable calendar
June 2013 calendar
June free printable calendar
July 2013 calendar
July free printable calendar
August 2013 calendar
August free printable calendar
September 2013 calendar
September free printable calendar
October 2013 calendar
October free printable calendar
November 2013 calendar
November free printable calendar
December 2013 calendar
December free printable calendar

I have already posted the January and February calendars, but wanted to get the rest of the calendars done.  So I dedicated this weekend to putting the final touches on them and here they are, starting with the March free printable calendar.

Now I can relax and not have to worry about them for the rest of the year.  My goal is to get next year's calendar done by December.  I hope you like them.  Print your calendar out now:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

You Are My Sunshine Print

I made a fun You Are My Sunshine print for my little guy's play area.  Who doesn't love the song?  It seems to be so popular. I grew up knowing it and now have been singing it to my little guy.  The first 25 prints I am offering at a discount.  So make sure to check it out. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Owl Birthday Invitations

Here's a look at a new collection I've been working on.  Owls look so sweet on party decorations.  I just had to make my own version of them.  This is the girl's birthday one, but I am also making baby shower girl and boy versions as well.  Look for those coming soon.  

Saturday, January 5, 2013

January and February 2013 Calendars

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I am sorry the January calendar is late.  I had some unexpected things come up, but I don't ever want to miss out on blogging again.  I love it too much.  I promise in a few weeks I will put up the rest of the 2013 calendars so you can get them all at once.

Click here to get your January calendar


Click here to get your February calendar

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Decorating for Chirstmas

Have you put up your Christmas decorations yet?   I have my tree up, but I need to get the rest of my decorations out.  Here is a little inspiration for you to get your house looking festive.  These are a few of my favorite decorations and party favors from HGTV's site.

Use a metallic spray paint on an inexpensive wreath to add a little glamour to your house.  It will work well with your New Year's Eve party as well.

I currently have a blue and silver combination for my Christmas tree and decorations.  I am looking to change it next year to the more traditional color scheme, especially now that I have a young son who's just learning about all the festivities.  I love this rustic tree.  It has a simple yet understated elegance about it that's just very appealing to me.

 Following the same idea of simple (and neutral) elegance, the look of this living room is another great example.

Love the use of the traditional color scheme for this front door.  Even the lighted outdoor present decorations match and will shine at night.

Beautiful and delicious party favors = Chocolate-covered Oreos.  According to HGTV, they are easier to make than they look... I sure hope so because I sure hope mine turn out like this!

These are the instructions on the site: "Simply cut a round piece of a chocolate-transfer sheet featuring a coordinating design (available at baking supply shops) to fit the bottom of a straight-edged flexible cupcake tin. Pour some melted chocolate on top and chill until set. Add an Oreo cookie, then pour more melted chocolate on top to cover the cookie. Chill until set and remove from the molds to reveal a beautiful and tasty treat."

 Such a cute idea for a party favor- your very own Christmas tree!