Saturday, May 28, 2011

Nurse Pinning Printables {custom designed}

Amy from Sugar Chic contacted me to design a printable that she could use for a nurse pinning ceremony in their colors, burgandy and gold. I was so excited to get her pictures and see how she used all of the printables. She did a FABULOUS job and I love how she creatively used the printables for different things!! She used the straw flags also for cupcake flags, she used water bottle labels {punched out} on rosettes for candy jars, bottle labels on the pill bottles, mini signs, popcorn boxes and stemware flags. Thanks for sharing Amy!

I can't wait to see her next event  that I worked with her on for a custom designed high fashion "Alice inspired" printable. I am sure she will WOW me with her use of the printables! Stay tuned for that one!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sunshine Day

Or at least I am wishing for a sunshine day! Here in Chicagoland it has been gray, cold and rainy! So I am in the mood for sunshine!!

Let's talk yellow! Shall we? I am especially loving Yellow with Aqua right now!

Have you done a yellow party? I'd love to hear your ideas too!

Here are some things I have been working on....

{mod}Yellow and Aqua Party Invite

and mactching note card

And a sunny Lemonade inspired Party...all about yellow...with a touch of gray

 Lemonade labeled mason jars with yellow custom straw flags add a personal touch and helps pull the color scheme together

Custom cake topper adds a nice homespun look to your dessert table and keeps with the theme

An added POP of aqua with a picture frame is an easy idea and fresh lemons are a great table decoration!

And don't forget the color coordinated sweets too!

Here's to hoping that I wake up to sunshine tomorrow....or better yet....on Sunday for my daughter's birthday party! Can't wait to share that one!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Favorite Things Party

I am loving this idea for a girls night! When Destiny from A Place For Us contacted me to come up with a design for her annual Favorite Things show I was so thrilled! She wanted the theme to be "brown paper packages" ....which I I had tons of fun designing it! The whole printable collection is now available in my etsy shop here or you can go to Destiny's blog and enter to win a set FREE!  She has tons of great ideas for this party too!

I love this idea for sharing favorite things with friends! You would invite a group of girlfriends over and ask each one to bring thier favorite thing to share with each of the other girls (a favorite nail polish color, a favorite cooking item, a favorite soap, etc). Each guest goes home with a bag of favorite things! How fun! I would have a hard time choosing what I'd give....but I think right now my favorite thing that I think all the girls would enjoy would be this fabulous Pink Mint lip gloss from Bath and Body works!

Here is a peek at the favorite things collection! Serve all of your favorite things decorated in pretty brown paper packaging!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Jennie Walters! You won a PRINTED PARTY from me!

You get to choose any theme you'd like or I will custom design something for you!

Your prize includes:
25 Invitations
Cupcake toppers
Custom Banner
Custom Printed Food Tags
Bottle wraps

This was Jennie's favorite theme when she browsed my shop...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

{new} Personalized Note Cards

I love gift giving! I especially love giving gifts that are personalized....makes the recipient feel special! Personalized note cards make excellent graduation, birthday, wedding, baby gifts! Great to have on hand for yourself too!

Here are some of my new designs all available in my shop now! Thinking you want another color? Just ask! New designs added often!

Friday, May 6, 2011

100 FANS call for a {Giveaway}!


100 FANS call for a {Giveaway}!
Are you having a party? Do you know someone that is? You won't want to miss this giveaway! A printed party can be yours! That will include 25 invites, cupcake toppers, banner, food tags and bottle wraps!

Tell your friends too!!


1. Go to my ETSY Shop and choose your favorite party theme (or suggest a new one to me).

2. Post your favorite by adding a comment on the blog.

3. Go to my Facebook page and post your favorite party theme there.

Next Friday I will randomly choose a winner!

Pass it on to friends too! Every 100 fans there will be a {giveaway}!

We ALL Scream for ICE CREAM!

The weather is getting warmer so what could be more fun than an ICE CREAM party!? I think the ideas for this theme are endless!
Make it easy and pre-scoop your ice cream into colorful waxed cups or white nut cups with colorful cupcake liners over them. Add cupcake toppers to make them festive!

Bright colored sodas wrapped to match the party theme and served with striped paper straws add a punch of color to the party!

Little paper cups with lids are great to personalize with matching party tags and papers and can be filled with homemade ice cream for a take home treat. You can also fill the containers with non food goodies for favors. These containers are now available in my ETSY shop.

Now is the time to check out Joann's Dollar section! The have adorable ice cream lip gloss, pencils, ice cream bar erasers and other fun ice cream themed dollar goodies! the Summer entertaining section they have great priced ice cream dishes, molds, fun straws and more! Check it out!

Find the entire Sherbert Collection in my ETSY shop now! Photos by Maggie Russo.

And I am all about carrying the party theme throughout...check out these fun finds too!

Sweet Stuff Girls Ribbed Tank Top
Adorable ice cream top found here!

GINGHAM RAINBOW set of 7 mini pinwheels
I love these bright pinwheels to add whimsy!
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Ice Cream Parlor Set
And of course the perfect birthday gift! We LOVE this Melissa and Doug Ice Cream set!

Ice Cream Cone Pinata

How about and Ice Cream Cone Pinata? How fun!

I'd love to hear what other fun ice cream goodies you come across! I know I see new ideas everywhere I go!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Blog Giveaway Winner Custom Design

The winner of my Custom Party giveaway from the blogger block party last month has chosen horses for her sweet daughter Abbie. She loves blues so we started with that. She is the lucky winner of the custom design, 25 invites, 12 monogram favor tags/cupcake toppers, 12 horse favor tags/cupcake toppers, a flag bunting banner, birthday sign to frame and table tents for food signs. Enjoy Abbie!

Here is a peak at the finished design (excuse the sorry cupcakes, I had the help of TWO 2 year olds on these messy chocolate goodies!)

For this and other horse designs visit my ETSY shop