Friday, May 20, 2011

Mudpie Goodie Bags...

Woohoo! Last post with the Mudpie goodies. The weather has been terrible for shooting pics, so these seem a little washed out, but the colors are very vibrant in person. The goodies bags also coordinate with the other Mudpie decorations I've shared this week. I bought these striped bags from Baker's Bling on Etsy. They come in a variety of color stripes and Baker's Bling carries all sorts of cupcake wraps too. I bought them just to have, but when we came up with ideas for the party, these bags were the first thing that came to mind. When making items for kid's parties, I like to keep them fun yet simple. We all know they will just get tossed out once the candy has been devoured. For the cupcake bags I started with the close pins and covered them with lime green cs and stamped in versamark with polka dots. I cut the circles with my CM punch and the cupcake is punched from SU! Just added a little bling on top of the cupcake and clipped the close pin right on the bag.Now, since a few boys will be at the party, you've got to make them something just as fun...without the girly stuff! I couldn't resist this little SU! pirate stamp. Some of the pirates I wanted to make special for Mom since she is an Eastern Carolina Univ. Grad. (ECU-pirates) so I just used my copic markers to color in the school colors. To make the sword 3-D, I simply added a small dab of crystal effects and it made the sword nice and shiny.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mudpie Birthday Banners...

Another fun post with Mudpie colors! Today's post is all about banners! The table/wall/fireplace banners are something I'm pretty familiar with, but this was a first for a high chair banner. The high chair banner is my version of 'fun size'! I dusted off my trusty Cricut and cut out the letters as well as the large cupcake in the center. The top of the cupcake actually had holes already cut into the design, but I didn't like the placement, so I covered them with punched circles and added stickles glitter glue. The frosting looks so sparkly and ready to eat!The letters are from the Storybook Cartridge and cut at 4 inches. The black letters are cut slightly smaller at 3.5 inches to give a POP out effect. I stamped the pixie pink(SU!) cs with polka dots. Each letter panel is strung on black satin ribbon and accented with little snippets of coordinating ribbon colors.This is the my new 'fun size' banner! I didn't get a pic of it on the high chair, but we measured and this will fit perfectly across the front. If I get a chance, I will grab a quick photo this weekend at the party.The letter panels are cut out with my nestibility dies. I also did whole panels in the blue and pink and cut them in half then accented with the lime green strip. I cut the letters from the same Storybook Cartridge and added the white dots.Another mini cupcake accents the banner on both ends. In my next post on Friday, I will be sharing the last Mudpie post on goodie bag ideas with cupcakes AND pirates?!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Enjoying Life with a little Mud Pie...

Hola! I know its been quite some time since I last posted. Shortly after my last post, we had some terrible weather here in Eastern, NC. I had just en joyed a wonderful afternoon at a stamping class and decided to head home right after as I knew we were in for some bad storms. The skies didn't seem any different from other thunderstorms we've had here in the past. Shortly after 8 p.m. that evening I received a call from my Dad in Oklahoma letting me know we were having tornadoes here! We had been watching movies with the kids so I didn't have any idea we were under tornado watch. Now I know it sounds odd to those of you who may have never been through a tornado, but in Oklahoma we have sirens that are very loud(like a tsunami siren) and you have plenty of time for cover. There are no such warnings in NC and for as much damage as we sustained over many, many counties, ours was very fortunate to not have any deaths. Our home did not sustain any damage, but we do have friends who lost everything. On our way up to VA last week for spring break, we passed through several counties where the damage was unimaginable. A house was lifted from its foundation and literally sitting in the middle of the highway!! Mother Nature can be the wrath of all destruction and I really have trouble with the phrase, 'we are very fortunate to not have had any damage'. I feel God made us fortunate for another be able to get up the next day and live another day. He made my family fortunate enough to be able to help others. Never take anything for granted!

Although it has been rather quiet on the blog, I've been quite busy behind the scenes. I'm currently working on some fun decorations for a 1st birthday! All the decoration concepts came from THIS Mud Pie onesie. I love all these BRIGHT colors and they matched the colors perfectly from the onesie. All papers are from SU! and the only stamp set I used was PTI's-Polka Dot Basics. The cupcake and sprinkles are from the SU! Cupcake punch. The party info. is printed from my pc on PTI's Basic White CS. Since this CS is pretty thick, I do have to hand feed it through my printer, but it looks so nice and the ink does not bleed as opposed to other white cs. The only request for the invites, was to incorporate a photo of the birthday girl. She is just adorable and even her hair bow matches the colors! Stay tuned to the blog this week where I will share the other coordinating decorations with Mud Pie inspiration!