Thursday, May 29, 2014


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Today I am sharing a brand new collection with you and it is a very special one! It is one that I will forever hold fond memories of, as it was the theme for my daughter's "5th Grade Graduation Party" I was in charge of this week, and they had a great time! This is the perfect theme for a high school graduation, college graduation or just any graduation party! And really . . . WHO doesn't love a great luau party? Right! ;)


  Graduation LUAU party collection

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Here's what you get in this collection . . . 


1. banners - that says "Aloha" and a couple more sayings 


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2. toppers/ circles - you get this page of 'Luau' themed with different designs ~ use for accents to your table decor - simply cut them out or use a circle punch, glue to lollipop stick or toothpick & done!

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3. signs - comes with 4 different designs OR customize with YOUR info!

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4.  Labels/ Table Tents / Toppers - food & drink - great to use for labeling items on your tables

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5. flags - comes with 2 designs to use in food or attach to drink straws

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You can now find this Graduation LUAU party collection in my Etsy shop!
Have some fun with it  for someone who is graduating this year!


There is also a Graduation LUAU party invitation (of course!)

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This collection is ready for you to grab from the shop & have an awesome Graduation LUAU party for that special someone!

As always, if you EVER have any special custom design party collection idea requests, PLEASE feel free to email me anytime & I can design one for YOU!

Have a great week!

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Looking forward to seeing you again! :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lettering :: CREATE Art Print

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So here it is. This is my first official hand lettered "printed" art print for sale. I have been working on getting some of my hand lettered designs printed but needed to check out various places to see what I would like. This has been a looooooooong time coming, so I hope you are going to enjoy these as I have LOTS more to come! ;) So don't go anywhere as I am hand lettering new ones weekly!

I recently debuted this print at SNAP, (a blogging conference I attended a few weeks ago). I gave them out to people and brands I spoke with. You can check out how I used them as part of my branding package here.
So jump on over to the shop to get your "CREATE" hand lettered art print today. It's just perfect to frame or gift to a creative friend as it IS important to always "create" something new every week if you can - keeps you young right? ;)

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AND as a reminder, I am offering to do CUSTOM hand lettering prints as well. So if you think you have a FAB idea shoot me an email . . . at and we'll chat!
So tell me what you think???

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Friday, May 23, 2014

DIY :: Easy BBQ S'more Kits

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Easy BBQ S'more Kits
by Melissa


It’s bbq season and I can’t wait to start planning all our parties! Memorial Day is coming up and that will be our first “real” bbq of the season!
I always try to have a little something for people to take home with them as a treat after a party.  
This idea came from our camping days and how much fun we all have eating gooey s’mores! 

I had a ton of these “cookie tins” left over from my Christmas cookie exchange and I did not want them to go to waste.  

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I turned over the lids using the silver side.  On my Silhouette machine I created these cute “S’more” Camp Badges.  Don’t have a Silhouette, no sweat!  You can purchase some camping theme stickers at your local craft store and use those to embellish the lid. 

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Inside – marshmallows, chocolate and some graham crackers – just enough for each guest to have a yummy treat.   Other ideas instead of s’mores – granola, trail mix, pretzels or even cereal.

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They are easy to stack and put out on the tables.  If you don’t’ wait to give them out at the end of your party, have your guests use them during the party!  Set up a safe campfire and each person gets their own S’more package.  

I hope you are planning some great gatherings this Spring and Summer!
Until next time – Party On Friends and have S’more Fun!

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Guest Contributor: Melissa Newell

Melissa Newell has been planning and executing parties for over 20 years - parties have always been a passion of hers.

 Melissa’s motto is Go Big or Go Home! She celebrates with her children every chance they get - making each day a celebration of Life!

Creativity on a budget and the attention to the smallest of details is what she is known for.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

RECIPE :: Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
by Kimberley

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Ice cream sandwiches are one of my favorite desserts to serve in the summer when we have friends and family for a barbeque. I love to set up an ice cream sandwich station with different cookies, ice cream flavors, and toppings for rolling the sandwiches. Whether you use homemade cookies and ice cream, or good quality store-bought, ice cream sandwiches will delight your guests. For the little ones, I love to offer Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches that are perfectly shaped and sized for small hands and tummies. 

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Also, don't forget to check out my Bake Like a Pro tip to make your baking and cooking projects easier and more professional.

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches

To pre-assemble the sandwiches, prepare in advance of serving. Soften ice cream at room temperature for about five minutes. Using a small scoop, dollop a scoop of ice cream on one small cookie. Place second cookie on sandwich and press. Fill all your cookies and place on a baking sheet in the freezer until ready to serve.

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Using soft chocolate chip cookies allows you to freeze the cookies until serving and once pulled out of the freezer for about 5 minutes, they will be perfectly chewy. Experiment with all of your favorite cookies and ice cream flavors!

Bake Like a Pro Tip

The simple wooden spoon is possibly one of my favorite cooking tools. I have a set for baking and a set for cooking. They are versatile and friendly to any surface of pan, pot, or bowl. To care for your wooden spoons, hand wash in warm, soapy water. As they age, the wood improves so you can enjoy the spoons for many years.

In addition to wooden spoons, I love silicon spatulas. A relatively new invention for cooking, silicon is amazing for high heat cooking and baking. The spatulas also perfectly scrape inside a bowl, leaving nothing behind. Again, I hand wash my spatulas that have wooden handles to help preserve them.

Simple cooking and baking tools genuinely make a difference in the outcome of your food. Caring for your tools also ensures that they last a long time and save you money.

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Guest Contributor: Kimberley Mulla

My Mom gave me my first cookbook when I was six years old. I have been baking & cooking ever since.

I specialize in artisan marshmallows & confections. I want to sell a product that I would feed my children. The ingredients are simple, often local, organic & fair trade as well.

I love making marshmallows. Every single one. It brings me so much joy to create something unique, tasty, and delightful.

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