Birthday Parties: Double Scoop Ice Cream Party!

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Two of my fabulous friends just hosted an joint ice cream party for their two little ones who turned two! I LOVE the ice cream theme, and have been thinking about it for Kate's next birthday (March 2010). Since I did a CUPCAKE theme for her first, and LOLLIPOP theme for her second, it only seems appropriate to stick with something sweet!Previously, I posted the invitation when I designed it, and a ... [ Read More ]

Baby Boy Announcements: Meet Owen!

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Since I posted PINK baby designs yesterday, I thought would only be fair if I posted something BLUE today! My friend, Lisa just had me design baby announcements for her new little bundle of joy! I created a few options and we ended up combining a couple ideas for for the final design! It was really cute because her hubby was so excited to help choose the right one for his boy! The final design is ... [ Read More ]

Pretty in Pink Baby Shower Designs!

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My party-loving friend, Kelly referred Vanessa to me for her upcoming "Pretty in Pink" baby shower! In case you can't tell, I LOVE pink, so this project was especially fun for me. The lighting when I took these pictures wasn't great.....everything looked so much better in person! Oh well, you get the idea, right? Shown above is the invitation and coordinating thank you card designs....Below is the ... [ Read More ]

Sneak Peek: Double Scoop Ice Cream Birthday Party!

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Here's a sneak peek of the ice cream birthday party hosted by two of my friends, for their two little ones, who were turning two! Remember this invitation? One of these days, my photographer friend is going to share her fabulous photos with me so I can post! In the meantime, here these are a few from my camera for your enjoyment!Sweet! :) ... [ Read More ]

Back to School: DIY Printable Thank You Cards ~ Perfect for Teachers!

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It's BACK-TO-SCHOOL time, and what a great way to start off on the right foot with your children's teachers....Give him/her a set of these adorable thank you notes!I just created this new apple design, and you can print as many as you would like HERE for free!{Instructions}1. Print PDF file on bright white cardstock2. Cut page in half (dotted line)3. Fold in half, or score/fold (I use a bone ... [ Read More ]

Cupcake Monday: Mel’s Bridal Shower Cupcakes!

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{photo by live love photography}My friend, Melissa came to town a few weeks ago to celebrate her bridal shower and bachelorette party! I was in charge of cupcakes & cupcake toppers (could you have guessed?) and made these to coordinate with her invitations. Her wedding is in September and she is doing warm, fall colors.Notice something a little different about the cupcakes (and these)? I ... [ Read More ]

Free Printable: August 2009 Calendar!

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To start off my new DIY files, I've decided to post a printable calendar at the end of each month for the upcoming month! For years, I've been making monthly calendars that I print on regular paper. I don't know about you, but I like to see the entire month at a glance on one page.My inspiration for this was Jessica at JP Creative (fabulous graphic designer). She posts an adorable calendar each ... [ Read More ]

The TomKat Studio: DIY (Do It Yourself, Please!)

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I am excited to tell you that the DIY kits are in production for my frames! I am quickly figuring out that I cannot keep up with demand for everything I make, so it's time to put YOU to work!{small custom frame I made recently}The frame kits will include a 12x12 frame (custom made locally for my shop!), hardware, instructions, and possibly paper and flower options to choose from. Adding ... [ Read More ]

Weddings: Aimee's Fabulous Pink Shoes!

I rarely post about weddings, although deep down I am truly obsessed with wedding details. I try to stay away from wedding blogs because I already spend so much time in front of my computer. I try to stay focused on parties, paper & cupcakes! However, when my new blogging friend, Niki over at Papery & Cakery posted about brides wearing brightly colored shoes with their wedding dresses, I ... [ Read More ]

Weddings: Aimee’s Fabulous Pink Shoes!

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I rarely post about weddings, although deep down I am truly obsessed with wedding details. I try to stay away from wedding blogs because I already spend so much time in front of my computer. I try to stay focused on parties, paper & cupcakes! However, when my new blogging friend, Niki over at Papery & Cakery posted about brides wearing brightly colored shoes with their wedding dresses, I ... [ Read More ]

Photography: Looking forward to meeting…..

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....this sweet baby today..... ....and seeing her sweet mommy, too!{Gorgeous photos by Vicki Lynn Photography}See more HERE on Vicki's blog!Check out Vicki's website HERE! ... [ Read More ]

Sweet Customers: The Sweetest Sweet Shoppe Party!

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Bethany, a local Phoenix crafty momma, has been a loyal blog follower of mine for awhile! She wrote me a few months ago about how she loves to plan her daughter's birthday parties and go all out, just like I do! Well, she has been working for months on crafty party stuff for her daughter, Gentry's Sweet Shoppe party...and boy, did she go ALL OUT! Every detail she made is absolutely fabulous! At ... [ Read More ]