I love doing invitations. It is such an easy way to make an event extra special. Recently I was asked to convert my Astronaut invitation into a Galactic Ball invite for five year old twins. I got fantastic direction from a NYC party planner. I love how they turned out!
Our seven year old is an incredible artist. He has amazing focus and attention to detail. Just recently I created a Pinterest board for him. Above are the creations he came up with just minutes after looking at his new inspiration. D’s work is featured in my Monster Birthday invite. His monsters also grace our living room walls.
Thanks to Pinterest, it seems like every holiday is now full of “printables”. This is my first venture into this world. I am not sure how I feel about it, but I am happy to make my little holiday girl happy! M wanted to give bubble gum and Hershey’s kisses. And she wanted to say “blow you a kiss”. We were a bit skeptical about the first two words of that phrase, so we rearranged it to “blowing kisses your way”. I love how it turned out!
To download the PDF, click here >>> blowing kisses printable. There are 8 valentines to an 8.5 x 11 sheet. Each one has small grey trim lines to help you cut. Enjoy!
Our five year old LIVES for holidays. She often asks if we can join all religions so that we can share their celebrations. Her birthday is the be-all end-all of yearly parties. I dropped the ball BIG time last year and had a small gathering of friends with very little hoopla. So this year we had to make up lost ground. She chose a camping party, which can be difficult in the middle of November. The Great Indoors was the theme. Our fireplace became the campfire to roast s’mores. We made a teepee out of a drop cloth. Michael’s had animal masks to decorate. And bead necklaces were a favorite craft. The favors were firefly jars … mason jars with small dots of glow-in-the-dark paint.
After all the guests left, M said “Mom, what do we do now that my birthday is over?”. Start planning for next year. I should actually start planning her wedding. Visit here to see my prep board for the birthday.
My obsession with potato printing stops at nothing. Poison Ivy, The Grim Reaper and Little Bat have their own special treat bags that started as $2 canvas totes from Hobby Lobby, two russets and some acrylic paint. Martha Stewart helped me with skulls. The leaves and bats were my own creation. To see more printing techniques, check out my Pinterest board.
I actually made the Minted deadline! My incentive was that the artwork was not mine but actually my son’s. Davis is a killer artist and I could not resist using his creations for this Children’s Artwork Challenge. Enjoy and please vote!