ladybug sweets

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We created a new Ladybug collection this week and I can’t wait to style the photo shoot! As always I browsed the web for creative ideas. I ran across these beautiful cupcakes and darling cookie pop on flickr. Here’s a list of these talented sugar crafters, from left to right:

Our new Ladybug collection, and our new Little Sailor collection, will be showcased here next week, but if you want a sneak peek, join us on facebook and let us know what you think!

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featured in Mom magazine

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The 2Q 2010 issue of Mom magazine showcases our bugs & butterflies birthday party collection. Mom editors used our collection to style a “real” planting birthday party they hosted using the Mini-farm Box growing kit. {Excited giggle!}

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Here’s page 2 of the article and more about the Mini-farm Box.

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And on page 3 you can see our bug cupcake picks and cupcake wrappers, along with our polka dot cake plate and table runner. These items and more of the bugs & butterflies collection can be found in our shoppe. Oh, and if you can’t read the 4 pt. font in these screenshots, you can check out the complete article on our press & praise page.

Happy Monday everyone!

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butterfly birthday

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I have a serious case of Spring fever and the only thing I could think of to curb a very strong desire to book a flight to a tropical island was to blog about a beautiful Spring birthday party.  I envision a backyard soiree complete with 75 degree weather, cucumber sandwiches, pretty Spring colored dresses and giggling girls.

  Oh, I’m so glad it’s finally March. Happy Tuesday everyone!

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busy bee birthday

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Not all birthday parties have to be bright primary colors, especially before your little one is old enough to have his/her own opinion about the theme and decor {wink}. So if you have a very busy bee running (or crawling) around your house, consider some of these fabulous ideas:

As always, I hope you’re inspired!

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bugs & butterflies printables

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I get a little clostrophobic this time of year. I’m originally from the South, where flowers are starting to pop out of the ground by now, while I sit here snowed in up to my ears… Oh well. Expanding our bugs & butterflies collection is my way of kicking the season off early in my winter wonderland.

Plus, I’m so excited to announce that Mom magazine will be featuring this collection in the 2Q 2010 issue. I can’t wait to see how their photo shoot goes on Monday and share images with you! While we wait, here are a few pics from ours.

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I’m really loving the mix of patterns in our new bugs & butterflies cupcake picks and cupcake wrappers. They go so well with the new mix of color plaid plates and napkins. By the way, when you buy this template you’ll receive all four designs so you can just mix and match away!

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Here’s a close up of the cupcake design with the green and white stripe wrappers.

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And here’s a close up of the cupcake set made from the yellow beehive design. 

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We also created straw slips. This is just one of the four patterns you’ll receive with the template. Others include green and white polka dot with butterflies, yellow and green polka dots, and green and white stripes. Each has space to write the child’s name or you can just use the colors to mark the cups.

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And we tried out a few napkin rings for the Mom magazine photo shoot, settling on the green and white dragonfly version. But what this means for you is that you get all three with one template. {wink}

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The other standard you’ll likely find with all of our future collections is the placecard/food and candy table markers. Are these not adorable?!

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Oh, and we can’t forget favors. We created bugs & butterflies cello bag toppers.

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Here’s a closer look at the “Thanks for buzzing by!” design. They’re such a quick and easy way to wrap up yummy treats for your guests, and

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last but not least we created these fun “Thanks for buzzing by!” goody bag tags. You can find all of these in the bugs & butterflies collection later this week. As always, I hope we’ve helped inspire your next celebration!

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your guests will be buzzing

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We have been feverishly working on a new design that I lovingly call “Buzz.” It will be beautiful for all the “B” occasions: baby shower, bridal shower, birthday, bachelorette and even brunch! {I think I have a new favorite girlfriend gathering collection!} As you can see, the invitation will be a combination of black and white damask and yellow polka dots, with a fun little bumble bee near the bottom. It will have your guests buzzing with anticipation! {wink}

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This collection will offer everything from black & white plates to black crepe placemats to yellow tablecloths to a host of printables.

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 Including candy bar favor wrappers,

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 beverage wrappers that can easily double as candle or hurricane wrappers,

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napkin rings and so much more. See all the details in the shoppe and as always, I hope we’ve inspired you for your next celebration.

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butterfly cakes

We girls love our butterflies and done correctly they can be both whimsy, like our “butterflies” custom invitation and decor, and elegant, like our “blossoms” custom invitation and decor. In honor of both styles, I went in search of the perfect cakes.

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I really love these first two. Both are super simple and come with step-by-step instructions. Yep, you got it. The first one from BrightIdeas.com is M&Ms! All I can say is yum! The second, from BettyCrocker.com, is very smart. I love the use of the candy stick for the body and the jelly bean embellishments.

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The first thing that comes to mind for this second group from NickyGrant.com is… stunning. I really like the simplicity of these. You’ll need a steady hand with fondant, but the butterflies could easily be pulled off with a food safe version of floral wire and cloth butterflies from the craft store. Just beautiful and perfect with our “blossoms” invitation for a baby shower, bridal shower, or big girl birthday {wink}.

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introducing pink & black couture

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I previewed the decor for this new design a few weeks ago and now I’m proud to say that the design is complete. And not only this one, “Blossoms,” but we also designed two more invitations, below, with this same color palette. All three designs and decor will be available for purchase early next week.

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Introducing “Divine,” a splash of whimsy flowers perfect for a tween or teen birthday party, a baby or bridal shower or even a garden party. And introducing “Bubbly,” a fun martini glass overflowing with the bubbly stuff. This one is perfect for a bachelorette party or even a girl’s night in. My book club would dig this one too. And yes, we do read books. {giggle}

Can’t wait to get them in the shoppe! No later than Monday, June 29, I promise. {wink}

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birthday party all aflutter

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Looking for a colorful way to celebrate a birthday or a new baby coming into this world? Think butterflies! Here are a few ideas to get your party planning started:

The custom polka dot butterfly invitation is ours {gush}.  The background is a pastel pink polka dot and the butterflies are blue, purple, orange and red polka dot. {Yep, I’m a polka dot fan!} Check out all the detail and even personalize it with your party details.

The table décor, a mix of pastel and fuchsia polka dot plates and cups, are also ours. And of course that is not all we have. We offer a beautiful paper (thick as cloth) tablecloth, cookie cutters and balloons.

The favor bags are from MarthaStewart.com. Read all the details on how to pull off these super fun goody gifts and then fill them with yummy candies or scented soaps.

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bugs and butterflies birthday party

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Our “bugs and butterflies” birthday party theme is all the buzz with dragonflies, bumble bees and butterflies.

And since the décor is a polka dot mix of yellows, blues, pinks and purples, it’s perfect for both girls and boys, especially when the guys are little. Hand them a bug net and set them free in the backyard. They will be all giggles as they search for that unsuspecting lady bug. {wink}

As for treats, there are so many super cute cake, cupcake and cookie ideas waiting for you in our bugs and butterflies archive.

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