Monday, January 23, 2012

{GIVEAWAY} Free Puppy Love valentines day card!

Send me a photo and the breed of 2 of your dogs and I will create a FREE VALENTINES card digital file for you! (Offer expires 01.25.11 at 5:00)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Birds Nest Recipe

If you are putting on a little bird shower or woodland party these little birds nests are a must - and they are delicious too! I used one of my wood circles to display these treats. Another idea is to use custom made flags on toothpicks that stick into the nests.

Makes 12 | Takes 15 minutes to make, plus chilling
100g butter, cubed
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
50g milk chocolate buttons in your choice of color
75g Syrup
4 Large shredded wheat (I used Post brand)
36 mini chocolate eggs (I used M&M's)

1. Put the butter into a medium bowl, then add the cocoa powder, chocolate buttons and golden syrup. Microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds, or until melted, then stir to mix everything together.
2.Hold 1 Shredded Wheat over the bowl and squeeze in your hand to crumble it in. Repeat with the other 3 Shredded Wheat. Stir to mix evenly.
3.Line the patty tin with 12 paper cake cases and put a generous tablespoonful of mixture into each of the paper cases. Press the centre of each nest with your fingers to make a slight dip, then arrange 3 mini chocolate eggs in each of the dips. Chill for 30 minutes before eating.

Chef's tip
For this recipe you’ll need a 4.5cm wide, 2.5cm deep 12-bun patty tin (a small fairy cake tin) and 12 paper cake cases.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Color Of the Year {2012} Pantone 17-1463

Pantone, the international color company has selected Tangerine Tango as the color of the year for 2012.
described as 'a spirited reddish orange', the color provides a vibrancy no matter how, where or when its used. 

As a designer this fresh color pop gets my creative juices flowing. I have celebration I added my ever popular chevron-zigzag design invitation to my ETSY store. This design can be customized to suit any celebration. Go on - I dare you!

Photo Credits:
Photographer: The Nichols
Event Planner: Les Belles Affaires


Romantic Pink

Thank you Derrick for adding my pink and grey baby shower invitation to your sweet treasury "Romantic Pink" This invitation can be edited to a bridal shower or even as a gift card.
What a privilege to be included amongst other fine artisans. The other pink and grey items would make amazing little gifts!
The little owl iphone case is just $18.00 talk about bang for your buck - its made from faux leather. If you would prefer a case without pink RabittSmile has a slew of other delightful iphone cases!
As a mom, the pink and grey headband is irresistible - this would look perfect with little jeans and a cute grey sweater, undoubtedly girly! Jesse of Dainty Designs makes amazing hair goodies ideal for any occasion.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Toadstools Polkadots & Love

Tiffany over at Hand Painted Love Boxes created this most adorable toadstool themed treasury and included my woodland themed invitation! I am overjoyed because I am a sucker for both polka dots and toadstools! So cute!

Tiffany's litle business combines her interest in visual art and her love of literature. Finding the perfect quote, or writing the perfect quote to go inside is part of the charm of creating Love Boxes. When finished, she believes they make a gift of lasting sentiment.

Love Boxes is all original art. Each one is sanded, painted, decorated, finished and waxed by Tiffany and no two are exactly alike. They come in 3 sizes. Large Love Box dimensions: Height 2-5/8" Width 2-11/16" Medium Love Box dimensions: Height 1-5/8" Width 2-1/4" Small Love Boxes Dimensions: Height 1" Width 1-9/19". Each box has a friendly message or quote inside. All love boxes have a little heart and say "love" inside. They make delightful gifts!
Please visit her blog, she is too cite!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Party Favor Tag, sticker and topper in damask and stripe



Party favors are special and should look special too because it is the hostess way to express gratitude to the guests for coming and celebrating in the occasion. When following the proper etiquette, your guests are sure to appreciate the time and creativity that you have invested in presenting them with a unique or delicious treat to remember the well coordinated shindig.

I have designed three options to my grey and pink stripe and damask party decor depending on what you are gifting.

Examples shown above are:
• Brown craft bags are a wonderful option if your favor is a bit boring to look at such as pretzels or biscotti. These craft bags are available at most craft strores.
• If you choose to go with a cute treat such as these adorable onesie's provided by "TREAT" in SF, then it would be a shame not to place the gift in a cute cello package that all may see tied with a color coordinated ribbon and square tag.
• So you decide instead of offering a single favor item such as a candle, cookie or frame to go with a whole bag of delicacies such as hershey kisses, color coordinated M+M's or simple and pretty jordan almonds, then fill the cello bags and staple them closed with my topper card. They are available in stripe or damask.