Monday, August 23, 2010

Holiday Card Designs - It's that time again!

Oh, is that time again and I've been working and playing around with new designs. Let me say that I'm very excited about my design collection this year. I'm really hoping to capture a wide variety of customers but, still staying true to my design self. This will be my 3rd Holiday season selling on Etsy. I will have some of the more popular ones from previous seasons but, there are also new designs. I will be adding them here and there over the next month. Speaking of past favorites I just started listing yesterday in my Etsy shop and already sold this one today. It's never to early, right? I must say that I've already gotten a few Christmas gifts boughten. That never has happend with this gal. I have to admit I'm pretty darn proud of myself with that one!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stunning Calligraphy

I'm always looking for inspiration for color trends, patterns and etc. When I was browsing this blog and saw this calligraphy by Maria Thomas I think I literally had to pick up my mouth from my desk. She does custom work for Rag & Bone. Absolutely stunning!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Holding onto Summer

Yesterday we did some back to school shopping. I must admit that some days I cannot wait to have the fall schedule back. The kids being together in hour clumps can get on my last nerve with the bickering and whinning. BUT, it is sad to think that we have 3 weeks left of our summer vacation and it really has been a VERY relaxing summer.

3 things I'll be missing...
pretty painted toes in sandals

frolicking in the water

cool refreshing beverages

Thursday, August 5, 2010

LEGO Party Part 2 and Downloadable Bag Topper

This is it for the LEGO party. I wanted to share a few photos from the party itself. I do have to add that I did not get many of the actual party. Handling 6 year old boys(neighborhood girls were pretty easy) kept my husband and I busy so, I did not always have my camera on hand.

The kids had a great time breaking open the pinata. We also played a game where they kids had to collect as many balloons as they could in 30 secs. Afterwards we let them run around and break the balloons.
We were hoping the weather would hold out with no rain since we were going to rent a huge inflatable waterslide. The day ended up being pretty nice but, because of all the rain we got prior to the party our backyard was a mess. We opt to do just water balloons, water guns, and a slip-n-slide. The had just as much fun.

This party was soooo fun to create. I can't help but share another printable with you. These are for the bag toppers. They fit a 3.75 x 6 treat bag which you can find at craft stores. Enjoy!