Monday, January 31, 2011

A Circus Invitation Suite

Well I don't know what it is with me lately...
I've just been designing invites/cards up a storm...
I'm obsessed with digital clip art on Etsy...
There are so many adorable images...
I become overwhelmed with which one to order first...
This paper pack has been calling my name...
It keeps popping up everytime I click on Etsy...
I took it as a sign that I really needed to create with it...
So I did...
A precious little Circus theme...
Done in traditional colors, I think it turned out quite sweet...
What do you think?
With coordinating wrap arounds...
 A personalized user friendly thank you note...
and of course you must have toppers...
Available now in Goosie Girl's Etsy shop...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sweet Friday

Here is some "sweet" inspiration
for the weekend...


Paper Straws ............   Bubble Gum Pink Striped





Enjoy!


{Images via Sweetapolita, Potter and Butler, The Sugar Diva, Sugarcoated, Goosie Girl}

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pretty Fairy Princess Ensemble

When I grow up, I want to be a Princess...
I still get excited seeing princess items in stores...
I'm so sad that Goosie Girl has grown out of this phase...
We've had a lot of princess moments...
Hopefully they'll come back around...
In the mean time, I created this Fairy Princess ensemble...
I just needed pretty in pink...
The invitation...
Not only will the guests be anticipating the upcoming event
but their mothers will be too...
Of course it comes with matching wrap address labels...
I mean a Princess can't send something 
unless it's completely buttoned up, right?
And then it's only proper to send thank you notes
after throwing a fabulous birthday party...
These are Princess friendly meaning they just
have to fill in the blanks and sign their name...
And what's a party without toppers?
Attach them to anything and everything...

And then finally, since a Princess' schedule is always full...
They must be ready to attend a royal engagement 
at the drop of a glass slipper...
Therefore they need personalized Present Enclosure Cards
ready to pop on that perfect gift...
You can find all the princess items here...
Oh and by the way...
I would add a tad of glitter to her wings, dress & crown
for a little bling...
And perhaps a crystal to her wand...
The best and only glitter that I use is Stickles in Diamond...
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It is phenomenal!  It's so easy to use and I dab it on anything
that needs a little sparkle...
You can order it here...

Happy Ever After!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

An Unbirthday Tea Party

As I was perusing through old posts 
that I had bookmarked...
I came across this DARLING Alice inspired tea party
from No Fuss Fabulous...
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Her attention to detail is superb wouldn't you say?
These flowers with the googly eyes just take the cake!
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I love how she took regular tea cups 
and blinged them out the Alice way...
Brilliant & inexpensive...
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Pop over here to read how she came up with and executed this inspiration....

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine Table Centerpiece

Have you ever visited The Crafting Chicks?
If not, you really should...
They always have the most unique things to make
that are simply magnificent...
Like this centerpiece...
Isn't this gorgeous?
And what's so wonderful is they always provide
step by step directions (with pics)
so that you can recreate their masterpieces...
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These photo ornaments are divine!
They even have an inscription on the back...

And these little paper hearts are the sweetest...


Want to know how you can do this?
Pop over to their site for the full how to...
You will be amazed at their creativity!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Are You Ready For Some Football? Free Printable

With Superbowl taking place in two weekends,
I thought it would be fun to serve up
some free football fun...
These toppers would be perfect to go in or on
anything from cupcakes to brownies, 
sandwiches to chicken wings,
goodie bags...you name it...
Done in basic football colors they will coordinate with any venue...

Click here to download...
Perhaps these inspired you to have a party...
It doesn't have to be fussy and expensive...
Get some yummy football food, snacks, drinks & desserts
and voila instant success...
I also whipped up some invites to match the toppers...
Everything is personalized and ready for you 
to print as many as you need...
I'm even throwing in the wrap around address labels
 that add just the perfect touch...
Want to be earth friendly?
These would be perfect to email...

Now there's no reason for you not to host a Superbowl soiree...
Click here to order your printable invites...
Address labels will be automatically included in your order...
Enjoy!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Sweet Friday - Monster Poms

Look at these sweet monster yarn poms
Don't they just make you smile?
They really are not hard to make
and kids love them...
Remember when I made these as toppers...
Simple & fun...
Above is the same as below 
just with a few embellishments...

I'm going to make some for my class
to go along with their "monster" valentine
that I will share next week...
All you need is to make these sweet little creatures is
the Clover Pom Pom Maker
just follow the directions which are easy peasy...
basically all you do is wind the yarn around & cut...


 regular old yarn in whatever color you'd like, 

googly eyes...

and poms for their feet...

All of which can be found at your local craft store...
(or click on the item above and it will take you to JoAnn online)
Put them all together and you get...
instant sweetness...


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Valentines And One Charming Party

Have you ever popped over to One Charming Party?
It is truly one of my favorites...
She always designs such pretty parties & crafts
and then breaks them down into steps
so everyone can understand the how-to...
I'm just adoring this gumball necklace...
Of course she gives us directions on how to create this
lovely masterpiece...
I've always liked the girls to do a craft at Goosie Girl's parties...
This would be perfect & inexpensive...
You would just need a little prep before hand to get
everything ready...
Okay...next...
I'm just giddy over this pizza...

Really...
Heart pepperonis...
Have you ever seen anything so darling in all your life?
For a special occasion this might be fun to do...
It certainly is precious!
How does she think of these things?
Take a trip over to her blog 
and be inspired...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Conversation Starters

We've all been at parties and/or showers
where there is a mix of people who
don't know each other...
Sometimes it can be rather awkward...
Here is an ice breaker that can get people
feeling more at ease...
I especially like this one because it's all about 80's music...
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These are beautifully done too...
I was thinking it would be fun to break up into groups
and the first group to get all the right answers wins...
You could have inexpensive prizes for the winners...
What do you think?
Doesn't that sound like fun?


{Game via A Remark You Made}
{Found via Bump Smitten}

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Puff Of Penguins - Free Printables

Goosie Girl told me that she wanted
 a penguin Valentine card...
I know Valentine's Day isn't for a month...
but I wanted to get a jump start designing because Lord knows
how long it'll take to get it right for her...
On the first attempt, she told me it looked like a bookmark
and she didn't like the wording...
So I redid it...made it wider & shorter...
kept the wording simpler...
She liked...I got the approval...
Of course we will add some treats
to the card but we haven't quite gotten that far yet...
And then of course we needed a label for the front of the envelope
because how boring it would be without one...
Find the perfect 4.25x4.25envelopes here...
So since she's on this penguin kick
and she has a few thank you notes to write,
I thought I'd design a flat note for her
with the same penguin motiff...
And yes indeed we needed coordinating
wrap around address labels...
So...
No sense in keeping these sweet little things to myself...
I'd like to share...
 If you'd like to download any of the above
click here for the Valentine cards...
click here for the sticker labels
click here for the flat notecards
click here for the wrap around address labels...
Enjoy!  

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sweet Friday

I could think of nothing more perfect
for Sweet Friday
thank this Valentine photo shoot from Anders Ruff...
They were introducing their darling, new 
Valentine printable package
(which I've already purchased)...
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Could it be any sweeter than this?
I think not!...
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It's time to be impressed...
These are made from paper plates...
Gasp now...
They even give us the directions on how we can do this...
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These cookies from Allyson Jane tied with pink ribbon...
Too precious for words...
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Simple bottle wrappers...
Remember, it's all in the details...
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These homemade flowers make me happy...
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I bought this "sweet" printable set for these...
Fortune tellers...
I'm going to print them out for my class...
What 4th grader wouldn't love this?...
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Pop over to their blog & Etsy store...
They are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!...
Have a "sweet" weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Vintage Birthday Party

Look how sweet this vintage birthday party
(designed by Kami Buchanan) is...
I just love old timey looks like this...
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How precious is this invitation?...
Loving that headband!...

You need to read how she created this flower broach...
brilliant idea...
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Loving this sign...especially the color...
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Of course no party would be complete without sweets...
Reminds me of what a dime store would look like...
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Please pop over to her blog where you can read all the specifics
and see more eye candy...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I had such an unexpected, wonderful surprise waiting for me 
when I got home from school yesterday...
It came at such a great time too...
I truly L-O-V-E blogging...
reading & following talented people,
finding beautiful inspirational parties, products & designers
 and sharing them with you...
I was questioning myself though 
asking if I was just another ordinary blog
or if people enjoy reading what I love to write about...
and then I got this...
Can we say flabbergasted? 
What an honor thanks to Elizabeth from Be Joyful Always...
When I clicked on her blog,
the first thing I came across was this verse...
"BE JOYFUL ALWAYS; PRAY CONTINUALLY;
GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES,
FOR THIS IS GOD'S WILL FOR YOU IN CHRIST JESUS."
1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-18
I truly think that this was God speaking to me
telling me to keep my creative passion/vision going...
So okay...let's go!


This is how the award works:
Basic Guidelines:
1.  Link back to the person who gave you the award.
2.  Share seven random statements about yourself.
3.  Award 8 bloggers.
4.  Contact those bloggers to share the award.
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1.  Elizabeth from Be Joyful Always awarded me with this award...
You should definitely pop over and check her inspirational site out!


2.  Seven random statements about myself...
this is kind of weird but here goes...
a.  I could drink Starbucks regular coffee all day everyday
b.  I love Blackstone Merlot
c.  My favorite book (series) of all time is Twilight
and I'm definitely for Team Edward
d.  I have a Boston Terrier named Spooky (we got him at Halloween)
e.  I never have enough will power to pass up any type of dessert
f.  My ultimate favorite food is simply spaghetti & meatballs
g.  I actually like to watch Disney & Nick shows on TV


3.  Bloggers that deserve the Stylish Blogger Award:
In no particular order...
Anders Ruff
Sugarcoated Events
Icing Designs
Lauren McKinsey
Truly Smitten
Pink Paisley
P is for Party
The TomKat Studio














Thank you so much!