Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hot cocoa, warming up by the fire, snuggling with little ones, playing with new games and reflecting on the year that we have lived.  The last week of the year gives us that chance of reflection on the year that is about to close and perspectives for the new year about to come.  I am really excited about what I can bring to you all this coming year.  Here is a sneak peak of what is to come in January and February.  Yes...it's for Valentine's Day.  I am perfectly okay with celebrating a holiday that promotes eating chocolate.  Yes, sign me up.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Peppermint Christmas Table

I have always loved red and aqua together.  They make such a classy color pair.  When creating a new printable party line for Christmas this year, I decided on going with this color duo to vear from the traditional red and green.  Earlier this week, Amy Atlas featured Mon Tresor's Christmas Table with her use of the red and aqua color scheme.  It is truely a lovely display with simple and sweet touches.  I was beyond thrilled that Mon Tresor has used my Peppermint Printables to use on her table.  The hanging red paper fans really add a powerful burst of color for the backdrop. 
White platters and plates are essential for any dessert table but you can really dress them up using scrapbook paper as plate liners.  This works well if you just have a few items on your plate that don't have a lot of color to them.  I love how she incorporated this idea with the little gingerbread cookies.
And of course, the candy tags are a delightful touch to any dessert spread. 

Photos courtesy of Mon Tresor

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Camping Party

I am loving this camping dessert buffet featured on Amy Atlas yesterday.  The ladies from Ruby Ju designed this very cute party with all sorts of creative touches.  The burlap tents are so darling!  I love the fondant hedgehog cookies and cake pops.  Perfect party for your little camper.

 Custom candy bar wrappers created by Green Apple Paperie :)
Photos courtesy of Amy Atlas and Ruby Ju.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Giveaway - Custom Stationery

We are well into December and getting your shopping done is probably on a to-do list somewhere.  I am here to help you out!  For my next blog giveaway, I have something cute and sweet for the little guy, gal, teacher, friend, roommate, sister....just about anybody that loves to have a personalized gift.  Up for grabs is a set of 10 cards and 10 envelopes from my stationery line.  Did I mention I am doing the FREE shipping thing also? 
There are designs available for little guys, like this pirate which will make any matey happy.
Or perhaps you need a simple gift for a special teacher.

Lots of fun and simple designs available which you can view on my Flickr site. 

1)sign up to follow my blog and leave a comment on which set you like best
2)invite your friends to follow my facebook page.  Leave me a comment letting me know you sent an invite out to your friends and which set of cards you like best.
Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 8th at midnight EST.  Open to US residents only.
Winner will be announced on Thursday, December 9th. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm Blogging!

Who says you need it to be January 1st to start a new project or goal?  I'm really excited to join the blogging world.  I have been running my Etsy shop of party items for almost three years now and I have a lot of ideas that I can't wait to share.  Of course, why not share some free printable items as well, right?  Oh, don't worry...I'll be doing that too! 
To get the blog rolling, I will be offering lots of free items over the next couple weeks.  First up, are some printed Christmas Holiday gift tags.  The first set is from my Rustic Christmas Table.  Wrap up your gifts with some natural kraft paper and tie on one these tags with some natural or some red bakers twine.  Use the small circle tags for smaller gifts or for a little package of cookies you give to your neighbor.

The next set you could win is from my Peppermint Christmas Holiday Collection.  These tags are a little fun with a little retro mixed in.  I just love pairing up aqua and red. 

So how do you get them you ask?  All you need to do is sign up to follow my blog and post a comment letting me know you signed up and which set you like best!
Deadline to enter is Thursday, December 2nd at midnight EST.  Open to US residents only. (Sorry!). Two winners will be chosen at random on Friday, December 3rd.  Each winner will receive 18 large tags and 12 small tags of either the Rustic or Peppermint style. Did I mention, I will ship them for free too??  So, free tags AND free shipping. 
Sign up, win and get wrapping!