Friday, April 29, 2016

FREEBIE :: Spring Floral Cupcake Toppers

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Hello everyone!

I am back today to share another FREEBIE that I designed recently that was a super fun project to work on! I was looking to do some designs with a watercolor look, something that involved flowers plus of course a little hand lettering action!

This time of year has so many opportunities to use something like this whether it be a springtime casual get together, Mother's Day, a birthday party, a graduation celebration, a fun tea party and more! 

You can also have some fun with these and use them to adorn the top of a cake or a pie because they are not just for cupcakes! ;) You could create a whole garden of flowers with this freebie and have the perfect centerpiece for a garden party or tea. Use some of the flowers as tags to attach to party favors or use them as namecards . . . lots of ideas for their use, don't you think? Sometimes we just have to think outside the box.

So I give you these fun FLORAL CUPCAKE TOPPERS!

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These spring floral toppers are so easy to use:

1. gather your supplies: cupcakes or baked good of choice, toothpicks, scissors, tape, drinking straws and the print out of the cupcake toppers.

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2. Cut out all of the flowers, grass, stems and hand lettered words from the print out and remember the cutting part does NOT have to be perfect nor right on the lines. Look at mine, I preferred to keep a little white space around my artwork and I like the look of it.
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3. If you like to use the drinking straws (like I do) to add a little bit of pattern play and color, then cut them in half or use a toothpick and simply tape the art onto it. Repeat until you have them all done.

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So much fun right? You could really create so many different 'gardens' of flowers with these and have a good time doing so. How about just using the 'hello' one to give to someone as a kind gesture or a nice suprise - perhaps a teacher or neighbor? Decorate a whole cake with all of them and bring into work for someone's birthday . . . just a few ideas to get you thinking! ;)
Feel free to download your own 'Spring Floral Cupcake Toppers' and enjoy them on your next dessert or party!

**FREE printables are for personal use ONLY and may not be sold or claimed to be your design. By printing any freebies, you are agreeing to these terms.

I would like to remind you that I offer CUSTOM hand lettered prints and decor so feel free to let me know if you have a great idea, please shoot me an email . . . at and I'd love to chat with y'all!

So what do YOU think??!!

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[This print was originally featured first for Craftaholics Anonymous, where I am a monthly contributor.]

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

EATS :: Poo Emoji Brownie Bites

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Hello emoji fans! 

As you may have heard, I threw TWO parties for my daughter that had to do with emojis so I have been sharing some of the ideas and fun things we did! The girl had an emoji sleepover AND a family party and when we were planning she wanted to do something with the 'poo emoji' (of course) who wouldn't as I would bet that it's one of the most used emojis when texting! ;)

After searching for ideas, knowing my daughter's insane love for brownies, the fact that I didn't want to make a ton of treats AND wanting to keep the food 'black and white'-ish, I decided on these:


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I mean, just let me state the obvious, this is by no means a 'recipe' but more of an IDEA that I wanted to share as so many times we 'think' cute party food has to be real involved or made from scratch. Awwww heck no! Who's got time for all that? So here ya go, super quick, fairly easy and definitely a treat that brings the WOW factor and ends up being the most popular treat on the table! (true story)

AND one other thing, please do NOT get hung up on making perfect looking treats for your kids or friends as if they know you made them . . . they will love them. As you will see, these little guys are far from perfect but they were the first to go, tasted great and did their job = success! ;)

Here we go . . . 

1. I grabbed a container of pre-made brownie bites from the store. (Sam's Club to be exact as it gave me enough for BOTH parties)

2. make your favorite chocolate icing recipe OR do what I did, buy some already made in those convenient little frosting containers you can find at any store. ;)

3. place frosting in your dessert decorator (a.k.a. my frosting gun!) OR if you don't have one, just place in ziploc and snip the corner to pipe onto brownies.

4. pipe enough frosting onto brownie bites to form that perfect swirl like an ice cream cone dispenser. On mine I decided to cut back a little bit on the frosting (and not make it soooo tall) since I wanted to keep the 'brownie bites' at the perfect brownie to frosting ratio, ya know . . . #goals! ;) We DID try it both ways and ended up liking a little less frosting on them so that's what we went with, even though MORE frosting looks more legit . . . but hey, we like our poo emoji brownie bites just the way they are! lol 
See the difference? . . .it's all in the height of the frosting swirl. ;)

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5. and of course finish off your creation by drawing a little mouth with a white icing tube small enough to form the mouth and top them off with a couple of edible eyeballs and DONE!
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I will be sharing another fun treat I tackled soon and also some various crafts that made their way to the parties, plus the full party reveal with all of the details. Stay tuned - especially if you are planning or even thinking that you would love to have any type of emoji party! 

Don't forget you can get a full emoji party printable package in my shop and I have two designs for an invite as well.

Which emoji is your fave? Have you ever tackled a fun treat like this?

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Monday, April 25, 2016

COLLECTION :: Emoji Birthday

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Hello everyone!

Today I am excited to be sharing a brand new collection with you and it just so happens to be the theme that my own daughter chose for her THIRTEENTH birthday party this year. Seriously? THIRTEEN . . .I have a teenager now! Ok let's make time stop now mmkay! ;)

I of course took a ton of photos and will be finished editing all of the photos from the parties soon and will have more goodies to share, including all of the details and some fun blog posts detailing how I made some of the things you will see in the party photos. So much fun, this was.

But for now, I wanted to get the invites and the party collection up in my shop so you could snag it if you were planning an emoji party anytime soon. I have had people grabbing copies for parties already! As you will see, I designed this entire collection to be black and white with the emojis being the ONLY thing that is yellow. I think it made it into a classic look that will be around for awhile! ;)


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

1. 3 banners - this collection has three different banners. One that says 'happy birthday' and is smaller than the other two. The other ones say #partytime and #soemojinal - all of them come with the four featured emojis in this collection.

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2. toppers/ circles - you get two pages of themed 'Happy Birthday' designs that also include customization with the person's age and name.
~ use for accents to your table decor - simply cut them out or use a circle punch, glue to popcorn boxes, decor or toothpick & done! 

Also included are a page of thank you toppers. 

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I also made a sheet of THANK YOU tags that you can attach to your party favors or something else.

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3. poster- this poster comes in at a 11x14 size and says I love a Party.

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4. signs - comes with 8 different designs and can be customized with YOUR info!

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5. Table Tents - use these to label food & drink items - great for labeling items on your tables or place cards

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6. thank you cards - comes with this design . . .

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7. photo props - comes with the four featured emojis and some fun hashtags like you see here . . .

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8. paper pack - comes with two designs  - black and white stripes and polka dots

You can now find this EMOJI birthday collection in my Etsy shop! Your kids will LOVE this theme if they love social media and texting as it's the perfect theme for smaller kids to those tween and teen parties!
Have some fun with it & keep checking back as I will have all of the details of my daughter's party on the blog here soon.


Then of course an EMOJI Birthday invitation 

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and a SECOND invite option is available as well. My daughter couldn't decide on just one design, so we used one for her emoji sleepover and then one for the family party!

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

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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! :)