Monday, October 18, 2010

Let's Get Ready to Shower!!

This past weekend I hosted a shower for a cousin who is having her first boy!! We had a sports themed event!

Read all about it and see tons of pics HERE!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teacher Gifts

I made these cute post-it note holders for the staff at my daugther's preschool. Since she was graduating I wanted to give them a little something to say thank you. I only got a picture of one (as it was TERRIBLY late when I made the other two) but here is at least an idea.

There are tons of tutorials out there on how to do this but if you would like to see one I can do step-by-step.

It is a 4x6 acrylic frame modified with Scrapbook paper and post-it notes into the cutest little holder!

I'm sure Ms. Erin will love this one! I hope she does!

Preschool Graduate Gifts

My daugther graduated from Preschool on Saturday and I had in my head for several weeks (ok maybe more than that lol) what I would like to give each child as a celebration gift.

This is the bag. I used my newley purchased Cricut for the first time on those tags. LOVE IT!

Inside each bag was a goodie.

This goodie. A personalized pencil box (a required school supply). I bought all the boxes and then purchased the vinyl letters from an Etsy seller HERE. {highly recommend her!!!!}
The application was super easy and I LOVE the way they turned out.

We used polka dots and hearts for the girls decorations

Most of the boxes were girls. In her class there were 13 girls and 5 boys LOL They were definitely out numbered.
Since polka dots and hearts a too feminie we used stars for the boys!

Inside I put a few things. A 24 pack of crayons (another required school item) a little bag of smarties (which I put, Good luck in Kindergarten, Smartie)

A few silly bandz (are these super popular in your area? My daugther has a billion)
And pencils with these cute toppers. I had hands like these, apples, monkeys (seen below) and dinosaurs which were my fav and I didn't photograph. I got them at Michael's for $1.00 for a 3 pack!

All 18 gifts ready to go!

We handed them out on Saturday and each child LOVED them! I have to say that parents were pretty pleased as well since there were a few required school items inside. It was easy and very affordable!

Monday, July 26, 2010


I have to share this site that I love to buy clear all varieties of clear envelopes. I stumbled upon this site a few years ago and I love what she does with her proceeds.

Clear Envelopes by Amber Shaw

She uses all the money she makes off the envelopes to send cards to our troops who are deployed.

I've ordered the A7+ size and have used them for a number of projects. They are awesome. Great quality and great service.

You have to go there today and ALWAYS order your envelopes from her.

Pool time

As hot as it's been lately a pool party is more than welcome in my book!

I created this simple cute pool party invitation for a big boys 5th.

Who's with me to jump in head first? I'm game!
View this invite and more at

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Going Bananas

I was asked to make an invite for a monkey themed party. This is what I made!


The very fun part is that the recipient gets to "PEEL" the banana to reveal the party info! How fun is that?

(sorry I don't have better pictures, I didn't take any before sending to the customer)

Think outside the box for invitations. It can be so much fun!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Candy Wrappers

Want an easy and fun favor to give out at your next event?

How about just wrapping a regular sized Hershey bar with a custom wrapper?

Something you can print yourself at home on regular paper, cut out and tape on!