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My new Studio

Go and check out my new studio on the Happy Happy Art Collective Blog. I love having a space all my own to create. Oh wait, I have two kids that are constantly in here making messes! Ha ha. And that’s ok, because that means I’m loved and they are creating too. My 8 year old daughter loves to pull out whatever she can get her hands on and create anything her imagination comes up with. And currently my 2.5 year old son loves to paint! And the funny thing is, he only uses purple. So sweet. I love seeing their little minds work to create something completely original.


FREE Placemat Setting printable

As promised, here is the freebie for today! This time it’s a 11×17 inch placemat. Nikki and I collaborated on a Citrus table setting a few weeks ago and this is the result. A simple table with fun details.

I have to warn you though, if you’re going to get these printed at FedEx, they can be somewhat pricey…..I paid $2.50 a sheet. So just be careful where you get them printed.



NOTE: This download is for personal use only. You may not redistribute them in any form or sell them for money. Sorry. If you are going to post about this freebie on your blog, you may do so, but link the original download to this post. Thank you.

apples and pears pattern

Apples and Pears fabrics designed by me / Apple and Pear Fruit Tidy / Jonathan Adler Apple Laquer Clock

Apple Corer (with pop bottom-best thing EVER!!!) / Pear Coaster

Helen Dardik’s Apple & Pear Poster for Hus & Hem / Fruit Memo Pads (found via this site)

 APPLE & PEAR RECIPES (I’d love to try)

Apple Pear Cobbler / Pear, Apple & Cranberry Crisp / Apple & Pear Slaw


Enzo Mari Poster / Pear Cake / Apple Purse / and Apple Purse


Day 4-Free Kids Valentine Card Printable

Day 4 of the free Valentine’s Day Downloads. This is a simple way to let your child’s friends know that you care. Simply print, cut out and add a sparkly glitter pencil. It’s that easy.

Only 2 supplies are needed, paper and pencil. Hooray! I picked up my glitter pencils from the dollar section at Target, but I’m sure you can find them most anywhere. Glitter is hot right now!

Directions: Download this pdf. Print it out and cut them using the lines on the edges as a guide. Make a 1.5 inch cut on each side of the text. I tried smaller cuts, but the pencils wouldn’t fit without tearing the paper. It has to be 1.5 inches!!! Write the names you want and then add the pencil. Easy peas!


If you are looking for the boy version, you can get it here!.


little girls vintage tea birthday party

My daughter, Charlotte, is 4 today! To celebrate we decided to do a tea party with a few of her friends. For Christmas, she got a mini tea party set and has just loved it. So I decided why not? The theme was set now all I had to do was put it all together. I took the pendant from her room (that I made her a while ago) and all of the papers I got on super clearance at a local craft store (that went out of business).

I got my inspiration for the cake here. Mine doesn’t look half as good, but hey, I still think it turned out ok. Tissue pom-poms are super easy to make. Find the tutorial here. I didn’t want the TV as the center of attention, so I covered it up with a large format print. It cost me only $6 to get it printed.

Here’s my princess! Isn’t she sweet!

Super simple menu. It included: strawberries, raspberries, pb & jelly sandwiches cut in circles, cupcakes, animal crackers, crystal light (that was the tea) and marshmallows on a stick. Lots of sugar, sorry moms….

The cake! Doesn’t it look delicious! The center is just the buttercream frosting with coolwhip mixed in. Yum!

This is one of the patterns I designed for the invitation. My dream would have been to get them printed on paper and fabric for the party, but that took time and money, which I didn’t have a lot of right now. I had just got home from ALT in SLC. I’ll tell you more about that later…..

Detail on the napkin rings. I designed them and had them printed on sticker labels. Super easy. Same as the thank you treats, I just used some of the graphics from Char’s birthday invitation and put them on the labels.

I made each of the girls these headbands.

Gift buckets were only $3 a piece and are filled with headbands, candy, bracelet, socks, hair tie, and more candy. Thank you Target dollar section on CLEARANCE!!!! (50% off!)

Marshmallows dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles. Super easy. The girls loved them!