Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Party Planning

My Little One is going to be 9 next month.
That is completely unbelievable to me.
I wish I could stop time just a little bit, but I truly love the "big" girl that she is becoming.
She is such a sweet girl ~ kind, artsy, beautiful, and soooo smart.
We are currently working on preparations for her party.
She's decided that this year will be bakery themed.
Her friends will be decorating chef hats, making pretty cupcakes, and enjoying some fun treats.
We're going with a light pink, peachy orange, and yellow color theme.
You can see our inspiration board on Pinterest.
We've been busy making and gathering all sorts of pretties...
We were inspired by this tutorial to make these apron invitations.
We used paper by Basic Grey and a printable recipe card from here to hold all the party info.
I ordered these amazing cupcake appliques from my friend Laurie.  
She makes the most fun and colorful appliques ever!!! 
They will be decorations on the girls' aprons.
I also picked up these edible flowers from this Etsy shop.  
They are GORGEOUS!  
The hoarder in me wants to keep them for myself in a pretty jar!  Heehee.

I looooove planning parties! 
We are having so much fun with this theme and can't wait to share with her friends!  
We'll have more to share with you too!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Creative Patch

Some exciting news to share....


My friend, Sheila, has been working hard on an amazing new project.  The Creative Patch will feature free tutorials, giveaways, recipes, digi goodies, monthly kits, and other fun ideas to help nourish your creativity.   I was thrilled when she asked me to take part as a regular contributor, or "Gardener"!   Sarah will be there too, along with monthly special guest artists!   Soooo exciting!  I can't wait!  

The fun begins on October 1st with some fabulous giveaways.
We hope that you will visit this inspiring new community and enjoy the many projects that we have to share.
Please help to spread the word by adding this button to your blog.

Enjoy!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ready...

 for Fall!

The three months between now and Christmas are my most favorite time of year.
I loved reading your comments on the last post about the projects that you're working on.
(I was also glad to see that I'm not the only one thinking about Halloween... and...eeeek.... Christmas!)


Here's to lots of artsy-crafty wonderfulness for the next few months!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September Shop Update and Giveaway

Lots of new lovelies on the website!






You can see everything HERE!

For the September Giveaway I have a 
$25 Gift Certificate to Speckled Egg!
To enter, just leave a comment below telling hat your plans are for Fall crafting.
A random winner will be chosen on Monday, September 12th.
Enjoy!

Edit:  The winner is #8
Congrats!!!