Archive for September, 2011

{Real Parties} Cibella’s Elegant Bayou Party Invitations

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

When Cibella informed me that she wanted a “pretty swamp”  theme for her birthday party, I must admit that I was a bit perplexed.  How was I going to make a swamp girlie and pretty?  Finally, it hit me!  I used inspiration from Princess and the Frog; the artwork portraying the bayou was incredibly beautiful!

While the focus of the party, as you will see in my next post, did not focus on the princess aspect, I used a silhouette of a girl kissing a frog with dragonflies surrounding the party details.

I used the lyrics to Down in New Orleans for the opening lines of the invitation:

The evening star is shining bright
So make a wish and hold on tight
There’s magic in the air tonight
And anything can happen…

My daughter requested the use of greens and purples, so I choose an avocado green paper and contrasted it with the use of lavender and plum details.

I  decorated the backside of the invitation with a triple layered seal featuring my daughter’s initial and a dainty crown

Since she couldn’t choose which envelope she preferred, we opted to send half of the invitations in avocado and the other in lavender.  I was fortunate that the USPS had Mark Twain stamps featuring a riverboat which lended to the bayou theme.


Stay tuned for all of the wonderful party details as we party down on the bayou!

Ten Years Later, We Still Remember

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

{Congratulations} Newlyweds!

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Congratulations to our latest newlywed couple, Jean & Jacob who were married on Saturday in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey.  We had the honor of designing their wedding programs.

We hope you had a gorgeous and memorable wedding day and wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

{Back to School} 1st Day of Kindergarten

Monday, September 5th, 2011

It’s official!  My daughter is a kindergartner!  Her first day was on Friday, and she was beyond excited.

I fell in love with the chalkboard signs that other bloggers have been using to mark their children’s 1st day of school, and decided to do this as well (my little guy will get his own chalkboard on Wednesday when he begins Pre-K).

Waiting for the school bell.

With a quick kiss, off she went!

And when I picked her up …

First Day a Success!