Wednesday, February 22, 2012
My daughter turns six today. She is a self proclaimed artist, so of cours we had to have an Art Party to celebrate. I made art palletes as the invitations with all of the party info. printed on the back. I used my 1&3/4" circle punch to cut out different color circles to look like the paint and used a glue dot to stick a paint brush to the front. She decided on her own that she did not want to recieve any gifts for her birthday. Instead, she wanted to collect gifts for "the sick kids in the hospital". So, we decided to collect art supplies to donate to a local Children's Hospital. We will be delivering them soon.
At the party, the kids rotated through stations to complete their art projects. They painted a figurine, used spray bottles filled with colored water to "tye dye" a coffee filter to make a butterfly, and they painted their handprints onto canvas. Before the party, I used food coloring to dye three pitchers of sprite into the three primary colors. Before the kids ate their snack, we experimented with mixing two colors of Sprite to see what colors we could make! I think the kids were the most excited about the candy buffet! I filled different colored containers from the Dollar Store with colorful candy and other snacks and used colorful icecream scoops as serving pieces. The centerpieces were mason jars filled with Skittles and floral foam with DumDum lollipops sticking out. It all looked so cute. I think the best part, was the rainbow cake! Even though, we had a minor "caketastrophy" and had to lose the blue and purple layers, it was adorable and so YUMMY!
As favors, each child got to take home their finished art projects and a bag of homemade crayons. The tag attached to the bag said, "Thanks for making my birthday a Masterpiece". The kids were definitely on a sugar high when they left, but I think they all had a lot of fun!
Monday, January 23, 2012
If you live in Raleigh and have never been to SuzAnna's Antiques on Durant Rd., let me tell you ... You are missing out!! It is one of my favorite places on earth, and one that I have to visit any time that I make a trip back to Raleigh! It is owned by a long time dear friend, Jenny Sellars, and her mom, Susie Foster. You never know what you are going to find there. From great antique furniture, to vintage clothing and art work, to old windows and doors. Now, you can add to the list, Whoopsy Daisies!! I am so excited to tell you that I have several of my pins and hair bows, including my new fleece designs, available in B&K Collectibles' booth! Go check them out and if you don't see what you want, call me today for a custom order! Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I started making these adorable hair flowers for Sydney last year. After seeing people's reaction to them, I decided to try selling them. They are so fun!! You can wear them in your hair, clipped to a headband, or as a super cute brooch! I even love to wear them in my hair. They are so cute on girls of all ages. I have seen so many newborn photos with tiny babies wearing large flowers attached to headbands. This one is a three layer flower.
Single Layer: $4
Double Layer: $6
Three Layer: $8
Four Layer (includes pin back)-$10
I can customize to match any outfit. Just let me know what colors you are looking for!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Last weekend, I did a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation with Laura. She is doing lots of fundraising for a run that she is doing in April and when she approached me to help, I was so excited. We decided to do a card holder and assorted cards to go in it. Since the ribbon color for Leukemia is purple, I just new the Cottage Wall DSP would be perfect!! I was really happy with the way the projects turned out. I think Laura and her friends had a great time and were all really happy with the end result.
I will be offering these projects as a stamp camp in April (date TBD). If you are in need of some fundraising help, contact me today!
Each guest also created this card to be donated to patients fighting Leukemia.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I don't know about you, but I am really getting tired of all of the rain, clouds, and snow! I am anticipating warmer, sunnier weather! To brighten my mood, I have been working on my Scrapper's Express pages. I love this Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit! The colors and patterns scream "HAPPINESS!" As I was designing the first page, I was so excited when I discovered that the little birdie die cuts coordinate perfectly with our On Board So Tweet Chipboard! (If only I had read the full description in the catalog, I would have known this!!)
If you would like more information about joining my Scrapper's Express club, contact me today!