Friday, October 23, 2009

oh Bats!

home sweet home

It may look like Halloween is my favorite holiday, but in reality, its pretty far down my list - somewhere between Groundhog Day and Administrative Professional's Day. Having kids generally complicates matters, in that the pressure to decorate, at least for major holidays, is worse than the peer pressure I received in High School to ditch class. These days, I just expect that if the neighbor's houses are decorated, I need to (remind me to send a thank you note to the neighbors).

Anyway, a couple of weeks back, I noticed Martha had put together this little number, and it has been in the back of my mind ever since.

I love the dramatic effect you can get when you repeat the same element over and over and over and over and over... oh, well, you get it.

So, searching online for a simplified (sorry Martha, your template is way to complex) I did find an outline of a bat, that I then changed to fit my needs.

Next, I racked my brain to figure out what I could cut it out of that would be a least slightly weather proof (I do live in southern California, so its not like we have snow to contend with), and practically free.

Ah ha!

The leftover black plates from the Pirate birthday party! I traced the template onto the back of the plates, cut them out, and used blue painters tape to adhere them to the front of my house.

I did run out of plates for the full effect that I was hoping to achieve, so I think I'll run next door and ask if I can borrow some from my neighbor.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Event Invitations coming out of my Ears

For some reason, I don't really know why, but I've gotten this reputation for being able to design event invitations?

Okay, maybe I do know why... but I still think its pretty funny when my sister's sister-in-law, or my other sister's college roommate call me up for help. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy a good invite now and again, but it is like they say, "When it rains, it hails the size of watermelons directly on your head".

What do you think? Shall we (Paper & Cake) design an entire downloadable tablescape around these invites? or are they just a little on the obscure side?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Parties Parties Everywhere!

I know, I know, it seems as though I've run out of things to say.

But in reality, I've been designing my little heart out! Paper & Cake are bursting at the seams with downloadable party supplies in the making. Baby showers, Birthday parties, Holiday decorations... you name it - we are working on it.

Here are sneak peeks at just two of the parties - hot off the press!

Cute huh?

Lavender & Toile
a baby shower, baptism or first birthday

Sail Away
a baby shower, baptism or first birthday