Thursday, February 9, 2012

Birthday for Baby Spice

My sweet girl turned three last month and we hosted a small birthday dinner for her...ordinarily I don't do full-blown birthday decor, unless it's a P-A-R-T-Y. But Miss Thang had it in her mind she wanted cute party hats (perhaps she saw them while I was on Pinterest?) and for those who know me, I just couldn't leave it at that. Especially when I came across this post on Ruffles and Stuff's fab blog, about doing party decor for free with scrapbooking materials. And as we all know from previous posts, I have PLENTY of those around :)

For the hats, I took an old store bought one I had (yes, I hoard like any good crafter), took it apart and used it as a template. I added the ribbon trim while the girls' hats were still flat --I used hot glue instead of sewing...but the ruffles look good, right?
Baby Spice got in on the dessert-making (no surprises here!)

We're a cupcake kinda family, so this year we decided to try cupcakes in a jar, and yes, the yellow cupcakes and Raspberry lemon frosting were homemade! See this post here for the recipe. They were delish!

I had been itching to make some of these as well...yes, more scrapbook paper! They were the perfect wall, well, mirror decor and you can reuse them or hang them in your child's room. Now, how's that for crafting on a budget?
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pinterest Challenge Giveaway Winner

We finally have a winner for the Pinterest Valentine's Day Challenge Giveaway!  Boy, did it come down to the wire or what???  Two of my FB fans hung in there for dear life, and the right guess came in on the last day! Congrats to Kathleen Heltzer for guessing the winning project, "So Pretty!"  Paula, from Scrap Your World sure gave her a run for the $$$!!  Thanks to all who entered.  Kathleen, please email me at cinnamonspice7 {at} gmail dot com to claim your gift.   

You will be receiving this lovely felt-rosette wreath!  The original wreath was pinned by

Now for Part II...I need you, my lovely readers to head over to the EtsyMom FB page HERE and check out all the lovely Pinterest-inspired Valentine's Day projects and vote on your favorite, EVEN if it's not MINE!  They should be posted by tomorrow, Feb 2nd.  You can visit my Pinterest Board here to see the original wreath, {it's a pretty full board, so scroll all the way to the bottom!}. Remember, we all created something outside our normal niche!

Happy voting!