3D Robot Invitations

Several of you expressed interest in learning more about how we put together the robot invitations.  One reader, Sharon, figured out the basic concept, and already made her own version. The nice thing about robots is that they can look like whatever, and are usually made of basic shapes.  I designed Bob and left off […]

Boy Birthdays Revisited–Part 2

(cont. from yesterday) No. 3–Trenton’s Truck PartyThis is where we started inviting friends, and things got serious.  Well,…seriously fun! Here are a few images from the day.  You can read the full report here: No. 4 – The Rocking Rocket Birthday Overall, this may have been one of the best parties I’ve done.  The rocket […]

Inspiring Invitations

I was recently asked by a reader to re-create this Nancy Drew invitation for her daughter’s birthday. I originally designed this invitation for my daughter’s 7th birthday and posted about it here.  This isn’t the first time I’ve had this request from a reader.  I’ve done 4 or 5 of these invitations for little aspiring sleuths and […]

Tea Party Revisited

All photos (except invitation) by Jodee Ballantyne   Last week, Shannon from My Baby Clothes Boutique did a guest post (and a GIVEAWAY) about having a tea party with your toddler. So much of what she said reminded me of this party my daughter and I threw for her friends. It wasn’t her birthday, or […]

Party Party Finalists Revealed!

Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! I know they always say that picking winners is so tough, yada yada yada, but this was really SO TOUGH! That’s why I am glad you are doing the voting for me to pick the final winner of the party party, that will get $30 to Paper […]

The 2nd Annual Party Party (and a Wild Party Post)

OK, everyone! It’s time to celebrate two years of blogging madness! It’s party time! I’ll go first: Back in the middle of November, when everyone was frantically posting about Thanksgiving and Christmas, we threw a WILD surprise party for my sister-in-law, Kristin. Of course, I didn’t get a chance to blog about it then, but […]

"Goodnight, Baby" Shower

My sister seems to throw a lot of baby showers. And since we don’t live in the same state, there is a lot I can’t help her with, but I always seem to get involved in the brainstorming, and design of the shower. We’ve loved the idea of doing something centered around children’s books, ever […]

Pirate Files-Invitations and Other Old Paper

I think I missed “talk like a pirate day,” but I still promised to share some of the behind the scenes, DIY tips from my pirate party. It might be fun to go pirate for your Halloween party this year. (See this cool party for inspiration). We delivered messages in bottles for our pirate party […]

Kira’s Fishy Birthday (a PBP)

First of all, what is a PBP? It stands for “Pre-blogging Party.” You see, I’ve been crazy a lot longer than I’ve had this blog. Lately I’ve been looking at photos of parties from years past, and I’ve realized that without a digital camera, and the plans to blog about party details, my pics leave […]

Shanda & Preston-Summer Fun Wedding

Yesterday was my sister’s 4th wedding anniversary. She asked me to send her some wedding photos (since I have them all, since I offered to scrapbook them for her. What? It’s only been 4 years! I have a page or two done already!) Looking through the pictures I was reminded of what a fun wedding […]