Monday, April 23, 2012

Diaper Cakes are a Thing of the Past

Recently we were blessed with another family party - we were thrown a wonderful diaper shower by our family and recevied many necessities.  One thing we got just takes the cake and I had to share it.  Rather than make a typical diaper cake, my Aunt Pam really stepped it up an notch and made us this:

It is a diaper cement truck!!!!  Our baby's bedding set is little boy construction and his daddy is a mason, so this was perfect.  Such a clever idea and I thought it was just too cute not to share.

Friday, April 20, 2012

She's Ready to Pop!

Recently, my mom, sisters, and aunts threw me the cutest baby shower. They had found the "She's Ready to Pop" theme on pinterest and ran with the idea. I love, love, love fun projects and events like this, therefore it was very hard for me not to get involved! I was able to design the invitations and left the rest up to them. Here are some of the highlights of this adorbale, thoughtful and all around awesome day:

I have a love for bright cheery colors, so I had to make these invitations colorful. I wanted the invitations to fit with the "POP" theme so I added some bubble looking graphics to the invitation. The final look was a bit retro, a bit funky, and all around cute:

The shower featured the cutest "POP" bar - it was sort of a take on a candy buffet, featuring all items that used the word "Pop".  There was POPcorn, POP rocks, cookie POPS, Ring POPs, and Rice Krispie Treats because they Snap, Krackle and POP!  The display, the ideas, the colors, everything looked so nice, they did such a great job!!

 The other shower details were just as awesome.  Again, I love color, and my sisters were sure to highlight that in the decor.  The tables featured pastel colored napkins in green, yellow, and blue.  At each place setting was a favor - a bag of microwave POPcorn with my expected POPPING date on the label.  The cetnerpieces were lolliPOP topiaries and each table had balloons that guests got to POP in order to see if they won a prize.  Every detail was so thoughtful and cute!

And I do have to share one last Pinterest idea, though it was not related to my shower at all.  Earlier in the year when my husband and I found out our baby's gender, we invited our relatives over for gender reveal cupcakes.  The idea was so fun:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lots of Goodies!

Over the past month, I have been busy, busy, busy!  I am still very busy, finishing up wedding and shower invitations before the arrival of Baby P. in May.  I have lots to show you so, here we go:

Earlier I blogged about the legacy inviation set, which was initially used as a pocketfold invitation.  Here, the same invitation design was used, without the pocketfold.  This invitation is simple and classic and looks nice with any color scheme.  The bride chose a royal blue, which popped and looked clean and crisp with the white background of this design:

This next invitation set is a twist on the Modern Floral design.  The bride and groom chose the Modern Floral design, however we customized the floral image to reflect the color and type of flowers to be used in their wedding. The orange and blue color scheme offers a contrast that allows the image to stand out on this invitation set.  The corresponding RSVP card perfectly complemented this invitation:

I have done several bridal and baby shower invitations over the past few weeks.  This invitation was created for a baby shower for a little girl.  I loved the green and pink color scheme!:

 Next up is a pair of some of my favorite invitations.  This design, "Love Birds" was designed just this year.  The design is so cute, it has tons of personality and is such a modern and fun design.  The first invitation set featured a cornflower blue, which added elegance and softness to the design.  The most fun part of this invitation set was the RSVP card.  In order to add a little fun to the RSVP card, the bride and groom chose to use this wording for their RSVP card: -Will attend (with bells on) - Will attend (undecided about bells) - Will not attend (heard there will be people wearing bells) - Will not attend (regardless of bell controversy).  I just thought this idea was so clever, creative and different.  I love the little ways that a bride and groom can add a little spice and personality to their wedding.

The second color scheme for the love birds set was a clover green and canary yellow.  The bride and groom chose a serif type font for their names, which totally changed the style of the invitation and expressed their style.  The colors looked great with this invitation as well:

And lastly, I have to share a simple and beautiful shower invitation.  I have been working with this bride (who just so happens to be my super sweet cousin!) on her entire wedding suite and the bridal shower invitation was next on our list.  This invitation is simple, classic and perfectly coordinates with her wedding colors:

I have a lot more to blog about, so I shall return soon with more to share.