Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I've started to prepare for Maddie's 4th birthday party. I have a few weeks yet but, I'm the first to admit that I would procrastinate right up to the day if I didn't get things roll'n. With school almost out I know this lady will not have near as much "me" time.
Maddie is taking her first ballet class and absolutely loves it. I think the dressing up part has the edge to all of this. When I asked if she wanted a themed birthday party - "Ballerina" was blurted out. She also really likes bright colors so I thought I'd add more of a brighter ballerina color theme to the traditionl pink. So I added fuchsia, lime green and orange. Most ballerina themes that I've seen out there are the traditional pink color so I thought this little twist would be fun!
I've ran into these adorable table top paper dolls and it gave me an idea for her birthday invitation. I changed up the template a bit to make it my own by flaring out the dress a bit more, adding ballet shoes, clothing pattern and adding a fun little tutu(tulle). I really like the way they turned out and Maddie is excited to send them out to her friends. They were a bit time consuming but, thank goodness I only had to do a few.
Stay tuned because I can't wait to share the rest of the party with you!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
On a side note: The Winks and Daisies giveaway didn't go as planned but, thank you to Amy who did comment. I really was not fully prepared and I know I need to "put" this blog out there more. Amy, please contact me and we'll set up your free design. :)
Thursday, May 13, 2010
And if there is a cookie recipe that is to die for it would be this one. Really, I get requests for this cookie ALL the time. Here is the recipe if you wish to make them. Do it please...your family will thank you!
- 1 cup margarine or butter, softened
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 12 oz. chocolate chips
Mix butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs and mix well. Blend in oatmeal and dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 to 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Form dough into small balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until cookies are a light golden brown. May need to let cookies cool a couple of minutes before removing from cookie sheet. Makes 3-4 dozen. Enjoy!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I've had a few requests for more "themed" type of birthday party invitations. So I've just a listed a few in my Etsy shop. Also I've added a few new birth announcements as well!
I have a Giveaway going on...so don't be shy and enter. You get to choose a free digital card design!!!
Friday, May 7, 2010
I thought I'd post today since Sunday is Mother's Day and I'd like to spend the weekend being what I love the most, MOM! And speaking of what I love...another is to have a GIVEAWAY! In celebration of Winks and Daisies First Year Anniversary I'm giving away a free digital card design($15 value). It can be any that are in my shop. If you are the lucky winner you may redeem it anytime. So no worries if you don't have an upcoming event to use it on yet.
How to win? Simply comment to this post to what favorite design you like in my Etsy shop by Saturday, May 15th. I will announce the winner and post it here on May 17th. So be sure to check back to see if you have won. Good luck!
Have a great Mother's Day!!!