Thursday, February 21, 2008

Spring Sparkle!

Are you ready for Spring? I certainly am!!! I have spent most of my day adding new goodies to the website and listening to the new Jack Johnson album... nothing puts you in the mood for warmer weather than his sweet tunes! I've just listed a bunch of bright and beautiful new products perfect for Spring crafting!!! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

I am most excited about this brand new line of glitter! It is soooooo shimmery and fabulous! Beautiful, high-quality, fine glitter in 8 yummy shades. Very affordable, too!
(Edit: This glitter is NOT glass glitter. I adore glass glitter, but do get nervous using it around kids and on projects that will get handled a lot, like journals or scrapbooks. This glitter is perfect for those types of projects, and provides gorgeous results! :)

How cute are these???

And these yummy vintage posies!?!?

These pastel leaves embellished with pearls are fabulous!

I've listed LOADS of vintage leaves, flowers, and other great embellishments.
You can see all the new stuff by clicking HERE.
More stuff listed in the SALE section as well!

P.S. I've found an amazing source of vintage flowers.
More new ones should be here next week!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Just Duckie

We celebrated my Littlest One's First Birthday this weekend! It was a blast! I LOVE planning my girls' parties. They will only be little for such a short time, so we may as well enjoy it!!! I can't believe that a whole year has gone by since we welcomed our little sweetie to our family...

We did a rubber duckie theme. (As you can probably tell!) She loves taking baths, and has learned to say 'duckie'.

I made her cake using a 3D cake mold by Wilton. I found the blue tub at the dollar store and thought it would be a perfect base for the cake. I added marshmallows around the cake to look like bubbles. This was actually the second duckie cake that I made for her. The party was originally scheduled for the week before. We had to cancel because of a snowstorm. I sent the first duckie to preschool with my other daughter... I am now officially known as "The Cool Cake Mom". Heehee.

I bought these cupcakes froma a yummy local bakery and just put them on the stand and added the duckies.

And these were some of the party favors. These duckie soaps are super easy! I had been saving plastic baby food containers as molds. The soap is just glycerine melt-and-pour soap from the craft store. I filled each container about 2/3 full and let it set for a few minutes. Then I gently pushed the ducks into each. When they are completely set, they just pop out of the containers. Easy peasy.

I found some little duckie appliques at the craft store and ironed them on to pretty blue washclothes.

And this fun stuff is bubble bath confetti. So fun! You add it to running water and it makes bubbles. I bought it in bulk and put it into little baggies. The kids also got a CD of bathtime songs and bath crayons. We also had a "duck egg hunt". Since the party was indoors, we couldn't do the usual pinata, so the got their candy fix from searching for candy filled plastic eggs.

It was so much fun!!! If you are planning a child's birthday party this website has TONS of great ideas!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wishes & Kisses

Sending you sweet wishes...

for a day filled with kisses!

I just whipped up these cute little candy cups a few minutes ago.
I needed a :::ahem:::: super-fast little gift.
Like, a "faster-than-it-takes-the-neighbor-to-cross-the-street" kind of gift.

The base is a clear party cup. I hot glued on a tinsel handle, and wrapped ribbon around the lip of the cup. Added some tissue fringe around the bottom... a crepe ruffle and glittery heart sticker.
Two minutes later, a cute and quick gift!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sprucing up

My sweet friend Hope, of Paper Relics created a new logo for me!!! I wanted something simple... and something that I can commit to. I really like to change the look of my blog and website frequently, but I definitely need a logo that is constant. After a few conversations, she came up with this!!! I really do love it! Hope is so talented, and SUCH a wonderful person to work with!

Once I had my new logo, I decided to play around with making a new blog banner and look for the blog. What do you think? I really do like it, and will probably change the shop's website to match pretty soon.

I wrapped up the Vintage Valentine's Day Tag Swap last week. I wanted to wait to make sure that all of the players had received their books before I shared photos.
This swap was sooooooo much fun!!!! Just look at these amazing tags!

The tags were so beautifully embellished, that they didn't fit into just one book! So, everyone got back 2 books... a shabby pink book, and a darker red book. They are both spectacular! I have a pink feather tree in my diningroom that is in need of some Valentine's Day love. I think I will take my books apart for now and use them to decorate the tree.

These are some of the goodies that I sent to everyone for playing!
Thank you all so much!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Nest Inspiration

Wooohooo! We have over 80 people signed up for the
Sweet Little Nest Swap!

Here are some lovely nest photos from Flickr to inspire you....

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Frilly fun!

The super-fun tissue fringe garland is back in stock!
I know that a few of you have been waiting "patiently"... wink, wink :)
Happy Saturday!

Friday, February 1, 2008

New! Sweet Little Nest Swap

Love nests as much as I do? Then, come join the fun! Create a beautiful nest decoration for a one-on-one swap! Buy or make a nest measuring about 4 – 5” and embellish it like crazy! Ribbons, flowers, beads, eggs, birdies, fairies, butterflies... Maybe a shabby & sweet nest with roses, glitter and tulle? Or a naturalistic nest with birch bark and birdseed decorations? Or a vintage inspired nest with an altered photo and antique lace? So many ideas and themes….

You will mail your nest directly to your assigned partner. Please communicate with your partner about your likes/dislikes, and your progress with the swap. Nests should be mailed by March 1st, so they can be enjoyed for Spring. Imagine your nest sitting in a beautiful glass jar, or on a pedestal, or displayed on a bookcase....

***This swap is now closed. We have over 80 players!!! Partners have been sent. ***

(Feel free to copy the blog button above to add to your own blog.)