What a crazy week, busy busy and full of surprises! First I am helping out with my daughter's Kindergarten Halloween party at school at the end of this week. I told the Mom's in charge that I would love to help out with a craft. I told them that I probably have all of the supplies on hand anyway, so no need to worry about it, I would take care of the homemade paper picture frames. They both insisted that I hand out my business cards to all of the kids and that they would pay for the supplies. UM...NO and NO! I am not doing this to pimp myself nor do I need to be reimbursed for the 9 whole pieces of card stock that I will be using. First...I am doing this for my daughter, second I feel it is kind of tacky to be pushing my business cards. If the teacher wants to write up a thank you for me donating the supplies that is one thing, but I would really feel awkward pushing my cards on people. I know these Mom's are just being supportive which I totally appreciate, but I do wish they would understand this is for my baby and me being there is to make her happy. Is that lame of me??
So the busy busy part...lots of wedding shower and wedding reception projects this week. Both of these projects shown are for couples who are having destination weddings. The banner was to have a beachy feel, so I used some very glittery sand dollars and starfish along with raffia. This will match the wedding shower decorations that will be on each table.
The next items are for a wedding in Jamaica. I used some gorgeous metallic cardstock to cut out the cake slice shaped favor boxes then hand stamped and heat embossed each box. Very time consuming, but oh so gorgeous and worth every minute! The Bride sent me a note and loves them!
Also this week I am getting ready to do another photo shoot with some of my fellow party girls. This time for the Winter Holidays! We have 4 different themes, which means 4 different displays. I can't wait to create, style, take photos and share them with all of you!! Photos will be ready on Nov. 1st so stay tuned for those.
Now the surprise....funny story, I have my Cupcakes & Cocktails
party planned for Nov 13th. OK, I should say HAD it planned for that day. My darling husband wanted to surprise me and bought a plane ticket for me to go to Iowa to visit my extended family. I haven't been back in 3 years and I have been wanting to go back SO bad!! My Grandparents are 87 and 88 years old and it breaks my heart to tell my Grams that I would love to see her, not knowing when I can make it happen. WELL Al conspired with my cousin, Jody and the two of them got a kicking deal on a ticket, which Al bought right away without looking at the calendar. It just so happens that I will now be gone when I had planned my party. After purchasing the ticket Al realizes what he did and of course can't change the dates without fees. SO he tries to be sneaky and makes up a story about work and that he will be gone and I should cancel my party. Of course I am like why would I do that...I could have my Mom watch the kids...blah blah blah. Now he is in panic mode trying to figure out how to get me to cancel my party without telling me, which he can't so he tells me the surprise! I start balling like a baby, because hello how sweet of him. The best birthday present for me ever!! The party was easy enough to reschedule for a week later and it just prolongs the celebrating! I am one HAPPY girl!! Now I can look forward to seeing my Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins!! OH and my cousin Jody, her and I are like twins. We are the only granddaughters on my Dad's side of the family and we are only 3 weeks apart in age. I always have the best time and the best stories of being with her! I SO can't wait for this trip!!!
Speaking of my party...I have two hot little entries for my "Create My Party"
contest in my hand and WOW am I impressed!! I will be featuring these party proposals tomorrow and Tuesday, so keep an eye out for them!! SO excited!! If you haven't started, you still have time to plan...ONE more week!!! SO get your party planning thinking cap on and show me what you've got!! Inspire me by Creating My Party!!
Alrighty, its time for me to run. I hope you all have a great rest of your weekend!