Sunday, May 29, 2011

~* MeRmAiD FeVeR *~

We're all "mermaid crazy" here getting ready for Ava's 8th birthday party next weekend! I've already started decorating! Yes, it takes me a week! Here are just a few fun favors I'll have for the mermaids... starfish wands, seashell filled pouches and "fish in a bag" soaps (for the mermen!!!) Thanks to the talented etsy artists who made these! I'm still unable to leave comments on a few of your hopefully blogger issues will get resolved soon. Hope everyone is doing great. Happy Memorial Day everyone. Thank you so much to our military families - we appreciate ALL you do for us.

Friday, May 27, 2011

~* Castles Crowns and Cottages Simply Irresistible link party *~ Saturday, May 28

Bonjour Mes Amis!!!
Welcome to those of you visiting from my friend Anita's "Simply Irresistible" Paris link party! Here is a little Paris couture from fashion designer Coco Chanel and paper designer moi!

Coco Chanel Couture
"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
- Coco Chanel
Deb Famularo Couture
"The two things every girl needs: confidence and a great pink lipstick!" - Deb Famularo

Please stop by our lovely host Anita's blog Castles Crowns and Cottages for her Simply Irresistible Paris inspired link party! Adieu mes amis! A la prochaine!

~* photographs courtesy of Joe Famularo & *~

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

" Faith is the bird who feels the light....

...when the dawn is still dark." - Rabindranath Tagore This quote describes my dear friend Anita of Castles Crowns and Cottages perfectly. Besides being artistic and a gifted writer, Anita has a beautiful heart. She surprised me with this gorgeous book she created filled with her writings. On my mantle I have it displayed alongside the pretty bird wand that I was lucky enough to win from her. If you get a chance, please visit her blog. She's doing a Paris link party this Saturday and you won't want to miss it! Merci beaucoup mon amie! Such a special gift, and I will treaure it always!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

~* a MeRmAiD CoVe banner *~

I vowed that my HUGE Alice in Wonderland party would be the last big party I'd have for my kids. Wrong! The party bug has bitten me again and now I am throwing a Mermaid bash for Ava's 8th birthday!

From sparkly starfish wands, to seafoam cupcakes, to Ocean Water punch...this party looks like it may be my favorite one yet! I bought the cutest things on etsy which I'll show soon. But I actually got in the spirit today and made this Mermaid Cove frou frou banner to hang over the buffet table.
I'll show pics from Ava's party after the event, and then you'll see how extreme I get with parties!!! (And this WILL be my last big party!) ;)


Thursday, May 19, 2011

*~ i {heart} u *~ Pink Ninjas "ScArLeT bEgOnIaS"

My final project using the Pink Ninjas "Scarlet Begonias" May kit is this "i {heart} u" sunflower card. To create it, I cut paper strips and folded them to make a funky, dimensional sunflower.

I took the polka dot ribbon and bunched it up for the center. The floral ribbon was used for the stem. I handcut three hearts out for leaves. And to make the heart in the title, I cut the letter sticker "w" and pieced it together to form a heart. Then I stickled away! Quick and easy!

You can find "Scarlet Begonias" here on etsy for $30! Hope everyone is doing well......xOxO

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

~* u@2 *~ Pink Ninjas 'ScArLeT BeGoNiAs"

...a layered, glitzy layout of my sweet Ava in her Christening gown at two years old using frames, ribbon and pretty patterned papers from the Pink Ninjas "Scarlet Begonias" May kit.

Monday, May 16, 2011

~* Simply Irresistible*~ - a Paris link party!

Attention all Paris lovers:

My lovely friend Anita of Castles Crowns and Cottages is hosting a link party on Saturday, May 28th where you can showcase your love affair for the City of Lights via your handmade crafts, photos, lifestyle images or decor inspirations. If you would like to join me in attending this party, please leave Anita a comment at her blog!
Paris, Je'taime!

Friday, May 13, 2011

~* So Beautiful *~ the Pink Ninjas "ScArLeT BeGoNiAs"

My third project using the Pink Ninjas May "Scarlet Begonias" kit is a layout of John's Goddaughter, Stephanie, on her wedding day. I loved the photographs of her standing behind the red tulips and knew I wanted to do a layout with them using this kit. So I was pretty happy to see the paper trim with red tulips on it! It also had red Bingo markers with her wedding date, what are the odds! (I won't even mention the pink cabochon rose! Look at her bouquet!) I love it when things work so easily!

You can find "Scarlet Begonias" at the Pink Ninja Addicts shop on etsy!Have a great weekend everyone! (And please blogger, don't lose this post again!) xOxO

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

~* GoTh GiRl*~ Pink Ninjas "Scarlet Begonias" kit

The Pink Ninjas have come up with another exciting kit this month. What I love most about the "Scarlet Begonias" kit is that it is so versatile, I can switch it up from a "soft & elegant" layout to "dark & gothic" layout....and that's pretty cool for one kit! Using the pretty black cabochon rose, acrylic flowers and Maya Road red and black flowers in the kit, I created this gothic bouquet! I topped it off with 3 tiny yellow rosebuds, some red tulle and sparkly pipe cleaners for stems. Don't be afraid of the black roses...there is a ton of things you can do with them. Halloween is right around the corner!
I added the pretty black and white pleated polka dot ribbon to tie around my bouquet and topped it off with the sparkly black apple skull accent! And lastly, the Thickers "Rainboots" letter stickers included in the kit just pop off the page. Love that yellow, it matches all the papers in this kit perfectly! You can purchase "Scarlet Begonias" for $30 on etsy.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

~* Myranda *~ Pink Ninjas 'ScArLeT bEgOnIaS'

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!! I am definitely in the spirit. I have been awake since 5:30 am working on an eight page custom order! And to further celebrate this day, my Pink Ninjas "Scarlet Begonias" kit just arrived! There was no way I could NOT make something today with this kit, even though I am ready to pass out! (That's how cool it is!) So here is a layout of my friend Carrie's beautiful daughter, Myranda. Is she gorgeous or what?

"Scarlet Begonias" sells for $30 and is available on etsy here! To all the wonderful moms out there, I wish you the Happiest Mother's Day!


Friday, May 6, 2011

~* all you need is ...lOvE! *~

On April 29th, John's Goddaughter Stephanie got married. Her mom, Dottie, is one of John's best friends. Stephanie is a "pink" girl like me and had her seamstress add the prettiest pink roses to her gown. I wish I did that! She looked beautiful! Congratulations Kevin & Stephanie! I wish you many happy years together! And Dottie, this heart is for you!!!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

~*scarlet begonias *~

Look at this ~*fantabulous*~ kit the pink ninjas have come up with for May! Scarlet Begonias! It's filled with Sassafras, Teresa Collins, Glitz, Maya Road....How rad is that? I can't wait to play with this stuff! I'll be back with my designs soon!!!!! Love to all!