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Monday, September 25, 2017

Bunny 1st Birthday Party

We can't believe our baby girl is ONE! And, her first birthday party has come and gone. We had such a great day celebrating with family and friends. Our house was packed, and we were thankful to see so many people who love and support our little Josy!

We decided on a bunny theme for the party when we found these invitations designed by June Arbor Designs! 

We planned the color scheme from this little bird cake topper from Joann Fabric. 

I cut the number "1" and word "one" from glittered scrapbook paper for the other cake toppers. 

Our flowers were from Albertsons! They have the best selection of market bunches every week. My sister in law Abbie made pretty little arrangements in like 5 minutes for us! 

I was so excited to find a new Etsy shop Northwoods Daisies with custom embroidery hoops! This initial hoop turned out so lovely! Stay tuned to see more about it and how we used it in Joslynne's nursery later this week on Instagram. ;)

In May, Wes and Josy sent me to a Cookie Decorating class with Me Oh My Couture. I couldn't wait to try the skills I learned for the party. :)

The cloth backdrop and cake plates are DIY's I have shared on the blog in the past! 

We made goodie bags from paper bags. You may have seen bunny goodie bags like this on Pinterest that are tied. We left ours open so each person could add piñata candy later. ;) 

I have always LOVED honey sticks. I couldn't pass up these flavored ones I found at the farmer's market that matched the decor!

Joslynne didn't mind everyone singing "Happy Birthday" to her, but she wanted nothing to do with her cake! After one taste of icing, she refused it. So, in all her photos, she's eating grapes! Haha! At least she's healthy. ;)

I hot glued silk flowers onto tulle to decorate Josy's highchair! 

I made this scalloped Photo backdrop from scrapbook paper for photos of Josy and a photo of each couple with her! Tutorial coming soon!

Joslynne's bib and velvet bow were handmade by my mom! She makes the most gorgeous bandana bibs! I love how they look like part of the outfit. :) Send me a message if you'd like more info on how to order one!


Cloth Back Drop- Tutorial
White and blue cake plates- Tutorial
Bunny Piñata- Tutorial

Custom "J" Initial Embroidery Hoop
Bunny Invitations
Mylar Number Balloon
Gold letter Banner
Dark Pink Cake Plate
White Eyelet dress
Ombre Eyelet shirt

Party Hats- Similar
Party word confetti- Similar
bird cake topper- Similar
dark pink vase- Similar
Mint clip board- similar
Gold polka dot straws- Similar, Similar

It was a perfect day! I think Jos had a great time, she wouldn't stop partying to take a nap all day! ;)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Ladies Night Out Art Class

This month I had the opportunity to host and teach my first Ladies Night Out Art Class! I teach Elementary art classes and private art lessons throughout the school year. Some friends have mentioned that they would love to learn more about how I do some of my work, so I thought it would be fun to try an adult class as well! 

We had a awesome time! I am so happy we had such a great turn out. I held the class on a Friday evening in my home. We did two art projects that touched on two different art skills. There was also plenty of eating and chatting, so basically it was a party. ;)

Each lady had a seat set up with all her supplies and marked with a personalized watercolor journal. Upon arriving, everyone found their seats and started visiting and eating. 

The first project we worked on was a marbled watercolor State painting. Each person let me know which State, or Country she wanted to paint beforehand while signing up for the class. I had each State/Country printed out and included in the materials. I loved seeing all the different places each lady chose that means something to her. It was awesome to see all the different color schemes that were chosen. 

These all turned out beautiful!

The second project was a personalized wooden sign featuring each lady's take on modern calligraphy.  Each seat included a guide with the alphabet and a sheet to practice writing the last name. The ladies also chose the color wood they preferred upon signing up for the class. This is one of my favorite projects! I loved the creativity each person had, and how some wrote something completely different than their names!

Each attendee went home with a bag that included one of our "thank you" cards, chocolate, her watercolor journal, and the hardware to hang her wooden sign at home. We also had a drawing giving away 3 of our graphic phrase pencil bags full of more goodies. ;)

I loved having this class and the opportunity to be creative with so many amazing ladies! I am excited to host another class in the Fall. To follow along with the Ladies Night Art Classes on Instagram, check out #lnoartclass. Be sure to tag #lnoartclass in any photos you share from the night!

What art skills would you like to take a class on?