Thursday, December 15, 2011

Craft Fair today

Is it really a week until Christmas? My how time flies...I have been so busy, just finished an online class as well as working and taking care of kids and trying to prepare for a craft fair. I only did one craft fair this year. I have only had craft fairs at 2 places, my work and my sisters. This year my work did not have the fair, so that left me with the one, a little less pressure. Next year my goal is to prepare in advance and to try some other fairs...out in public! lol

So, the fair today went well, not too busy, but got good feedback and reviews. Here are some pics of my table.

I was afraid I wouldn't have enough stuff and my table was packed! I did a wide variety, a lot of note pads and journals and then this year I added magnets. A big hit were the magnetic 2012 calendars with the 2 matching bottlecap magnets. Super cute.

Another big seller was the chapstick purses. Those I had seen online and then changed them up a little, they are too adorable!

Well, I had fun at the fair, and even more fun making the crafts.
I hope you all are having a great holiday season and if you need any stocking stuffers or other gifts (don't forget teachers and co-workers) let me know what you are looking for...I have some left. Hope to get it posted to my etsy store, but to avoid fees and shipping costs, let me know and I can get it to you.

Merry Christmas!
Melanie :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Caramel Apples!

Fall is here!
My sisters and I took the kids apple picking the other day and then I came home motivated to play with my new Pure Innocence stamp set from MFT Stamps isn't she adorable?

Actually I have a pie in the oven right now, and it's starting to smell good in here!
But anyway, I made 2 cards that I would like to share with you today.

Both of the images were stamped on whisper white SU cardstock and then colored with my copic markers. Above I decorated the card with buttons, and I used a few rows of scalloped designer paper to add texture.
Below I decided to use my finger to smudge ink around the edge of the white rectangle. Just wanted to try something fun!

Well, I do agree "Fall days ARE fun Days"! And now I'm going to eat some apple pie!
Thanks for stopping by today!

~melanie :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Personalized Birthday Cards

A friend of mine asked me to make some personalized birthday cards for her daughter to give to her friends. I came up with a few ideas I thought were cute. Her daughter is 11 and so she wanted something a little glitzy, but not too childish. So I thought rhinestones in different colors would work well.

First thing I did was to print directly on my cardstock with my home computer the birthday sentiment in different font designs and sizes.
For the first card, I had this great printed paper that had summery fruit and designs over it with sparkles in the paper. I knew I wanted to use this. I used this great green Stampin' Up cardstock and a My Favorite Things die to create the open scalloped background circle. Then I used my Stampin Up "Enjoy" stamp in this bright pink ink and cut it out with my scallop punch. popped up with a little dimensionals. A few rhinestones under the sentiment.

Next, I had these great stiff stickers from Stampin Up in flower and circle shapes in different colors. I randomly placed them on the card front and added rhinestone centers to the flowers. I also had a scalloped border at the bottem. Love the way this card turned out.

The last card I made, may be my favorite. I used this cute cherry paper background square because I wanted to use my stamp inside that says "happy birthday with a cherry on top"
For the cupcake I used my Stampin Up cupcake punch. For the frosting I used some more of that great glittery paper. For the wrapper on the bottem, I ran some brown cardstock through my crimper and cut it out with the punch. I love the texture of the paper. I mimicked the crimp on the green cardstock running down the side of the card. It's amazing what a simple thing like texture adds to a card. I finished the card of with a red cherry topper, a red button and a green ribbon attached only on the left behind the button. The ribbon is stiff enough to hold its shape out to the right, but I did not want to adhere it there as well.

I was pleased with the cards, as was my friend (and hopefully her daughter)!
She used one this past weekend and now I have a job to create more for one of her friends daughters too! I think it is a great idea that she came up with...I plan on making more!

Thanks for stopping by today, the weather has turned cool here and I am LOVING it!
I hope your day is wonderful and I will be back here soon!
Melanie :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

P is for Paola!

This card was inspired by this post on Procrastination Station. I saw these adorable note cards she made and decided I had to make some too.
One of my friend's daughter just returned from a month in Puerto Rico where she was visiting relatives so I thought I would make a card set for her. Paola's favorite color is (or was recently) purple so I knew I wanted to use purple, and I love purple and yellow together, so I chose yellow as well.
I cut the yellow card stock with my Papertrey ink die. Then I used my cricut to cut the fancy letter P. For the background purple, I ran my paper through my crimper. I put it all together and wanted to add a little bling, so I used these cute flower shapes with rhinestone centers that I got at Michael's.
I made a set of 10 with envelopes, so I hope Paola writes lots of letters and everyone enjoys receiving them!

Thanks for stopping by today!
~Melanie :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

masculine cards

I do not like to make masculine specific cards. Maybe I try too much to make them guy-like. Feminine cards are easy, flowers, sparkles, pretty colors like pink <3! So a friend of mine wants some birthday cards for men....I have some attempts....

All men like beer right? (stereotype #1)

All men like vehicles! (stereotype #2)

And who wouldn't like a motorcycle?

I don't know, I guess they are okay, but I don't love them....I need to make something girlie now! LOL
Have a great day!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


As I promised (just a day later) more yoga cards! I am having so much fun with this set.
The card below was originally intended for a challenge over at PTI. It was to use a stamp to create a background image. The green fancy design is actually a cross stamp I had bought at Michael's. I took the stamp and turned it upside down between each stamping. Then I could not figure what to do and put the card stock aside. So, when I started working with this yoga image from MFT, I decided it would go with this card. For the purple strip at the bottom of the card, I used the lotus flower image from the stamp set and did the same process of turning the stamp up side down between stamping. I love the end results of this card.
On the next card I have to share, i used a paper piecing technique. The body image of the "headless woman" is the perfect image for paper piecing, it is not intricate and has clean borders. So I used the same designer paper (from SU) to re stamp the image and cut out the shirt and then glue it on to my original colored in image! So fun :)
See that pretty pink strip behind the flower? That is my fun new SU punch :)

I have been having a lot of fun with this stamp set. I even made 2 more cards last night, but maybe next time I will show you something different.

Well, off to Canobie Lake today! My work gave all employees tickets to take the family for a "Fun Family Day" :) Kind of overcast out there, but I am glad it is not 100 degrees! Just hope the rain holds out for most of the day!
Have a great day!

Friday, August 12, 2011

more yoga :)

I know my last photo posted was a yoga card, but I like to play with a new set when I get it, so I have a few more yoga cards. This card is the first square card I have made! Can you believe I have not made any square cards before?

So, again, I wanted to color with copics. I stamped this image 3 times and colored it with different colors. But, I realized again, that all of my copics are bright colors, and at first I had a hard time figuring how I would make this card. I mounted the 3 pics on a hot pink strip of paper, then I searched my stash and found the other pink polka dot paper, dug through my prima flowers and found this polka dot flower and it just all kind of fell together from there. I like the old olive cardstock and leaves, it kind of grounds the bright colors of the card, don't you think?

Well, I went from looking at those bright colored images for a few days before I came out with this card and in the end I really love it. I hope you enjoyed peeking today, I will show the other 2 cards I made so far with this set tomorrow.

~melanie :)

Human Error

So, a couple of days ago, I was sitting at my computer desk drinking my coffee and browsing my favorite blogs, when.....human error! I spilled my coffee all over my keyboard. I dumped the keyboard off, dried with towel and continued. Then later that day realized that half of my keys were no longer working :( so, I need to get a new keyboard! (Now, I am on my daughter's laptop...and would love to share some work with you, but have no pics on this computer).
So, my goal for Friday after work is to get a new keyboard and then come back and share something new with you!
The weather is beautiful here in Massachusetts, I hope you are having a great day where you are.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Flexible Friends

I saw this super cute stamp set at MFT (My Favorite Things) and knew I had to have it, and knew who I would make my first card with this set for. My friend, Gail, who is my yoga instructor.

I wanted to color the image with my copics, but am new to them and have limited colors, so I went with pink, brown and purple. So I chose pink and brown for my background colors. I like purple, but don't usually like how my cards come out when I use purple paper...(a new challenge I suppose). I also knew that I wanted to sew with this card, this is a new technique that I have been doing and is super fun for me!
The sentiment was stamped on white paper which I cut and mounted to look like ribbon. Finished it off with a big pink button and brown embroidery floss.

Then I popped this beauty in the snail mail. What a nice surprise at the mailbox, huh?

Well, thanks for popping in, have a peaceful day!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Boys and Bots

I love this little robot image from Pink Cat Studios. He is so cute.
I was shopping at Joann Fabrics the other day and saw this cute mat stack of paper from DCWV, and I don't remember the name but it was something boy stack. So I saw these robots and light bulbs and thought I would make a little robot card! And of course I have these adorable screw brads that have to go too. :)
Well, it is Friday, the last workday of my vacation week. I am planning a mild weekend, not much going on :) I do have a baby shower to go to tomorrow. I plan on making cupcakes and some adorable toppers tonight...stay tuned for a peak.
I hope you all have a great weekend.
Thanks for popping in...
Melanie :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pink Floral Birthday

I love this card! It is so simple and elegant. I made this birthday card when a friend of mine asked me to make a card for her sister in laws 65th birthday.
I used a SU stamp in Basic Grey for the sentiment.
I used papertrey inks die to cut the pink and grey swatches and then I had a pink flower that I used in substitute of the other pink swatch.

I love how it came out and the girls at work all said they loved it too. Maybe I should do some more like this. Although, rarely do I ever make 2 cards exactly alike, unless I am doing a card set. I prefer my cards to be originals. I usually will change the color or sentiment or an image.

Well, I hope you are having a great day today, I plan to!

Thanks for stopping by,
Melanie :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wild 1st Birthday

Today we have a first birthday party to go to. And, I wanted to make a great card because the family of the birthday girl is very crafty, so I need something good. I love this card:

AND, I actually can tell you what supplies I used!
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Pure Poppy; SU!, Whisper White, Pool Party
Designer Paper: from DCWV Animal Crackers Matt Stack
Stamps: SU!, Wild About You; Papertrey Ink, Tiny Treats Birthday
Dies: Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics Die, Cricut Machine to cut 1, SU! 2 1/2 inch circle punch
Ink: SU! Blushing Bride and Real Red

I used supplies from 4 different companies! I think they came together wonderfully?
I hope you enjoyed looking today, now I need to go and get my kiddos ready for the party!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Melanie :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

more contest cards

Okay, I decided to post the 2 other cards I made, although they are not really my favorites. These are for the challenge at Papertrey ink today. Check out Nichole Heady's blog for more info!

Below is challenge # Punch a window from you card cover and tie ribbon or twine from the window to the side of your card. I started fooling around with this idea and then saw a big yellow flower I had cut with my cricut machine. So I thought I would use the window as the center of my flower. Then my ribbon would be the seem and petals of my flower. It seemed a little plain, so I chose some lavender paper and used my SU scallop punch in the center of the flower and again punched my center. So I used the lavender ink to stamp my Papertrey ink sentiment of Happy Birthday. Kind of a cute card...

My last card for today is a sympathy card. I needed one to send out this week, so I figured that I would make my card while doing one of the challenges. Below is for challenge # 5 to take a solid shape and create a custom "faux" border! I saw a heart stamp laying on my desk and decided to use it on the bottom of the card. I stamped it multiple times across the bottom of the card and then decided I should trim the edge a little, and I think I trimmed off too much! oops. The stamp for this card is SU, and the sentiment is MFT, a new set I just got.

Well, not bad, I have 4 cards on my first day of vacation. I have a few more cards on my list that I need to make, so hopefully I can steal away to my basement craft room some more over the next few days!

Contest Play

So today I decided to play along with some contests over at papertrey ink. It seems every hour there is a new contest challenge. I have made a few cards to go along with the challenges. Some I like, and some that I hated! May not share those ones. That's the way it goes sometimes, things just don't come out the way you invision!
I have a limited supply of papertrey ink products, so I did try to use what I had, but some of the products are stampin up also.

Above is the first card I made. It is challenge #2. to use razzberry fizz and charcoal grey
The stamps are papertrey, the die that I cut the white paper is papertrey and my cardstock is papertrey. Ribbon is from Michaels and the buttons from SU!.

Next, I did challenge #6 to use punches to make notches in the side of the card to wrap baker's twine around. This card is so simple, but I like it. The sentiment is SU, and the flowers are using Papertrey dies. I used 2 of them and then mounted them with a blue brad.

I must admit, I am notorious for not knowing the names of the colors, supplies, etc. Sorry!

Hop over to papertrey and have some fun.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Boy is it hot here in Massachusetts today! Upper 90's! A real scorcher!
One more day of work for me and I will be on vacation!
No plans to go away though, but hoping to get some good day trips in with my kids while they are on summer vacation (4o days until school starts! lol, but who's counting?)

Speaking of school, I thought I would show a couple of photos of my oldest daughter, my stepdaughter, Emily. She graduated high school this year and is planning on attending UMass Lowell in the Spring Semester of next year! Congrats Em! We are very proud!

This is my husband, Bill, and myself with Emily after the graduation ceremony:

Next this is Emily on her prom night. Doesn't she look beautiful?

What I find as so funny is that I would never think of a patterned dress for a prom, but it was all the rage this year. (does anyone even say that?) But, it did look very nice on her. I think satin and long, but hey I graduated a few years ago. So, let me show you my prom picture and see if you can guess the year:

Well, either the dresses or the hair styles should give you a clue.
Also, I offered to let Emily wear my dress (that's me far left with the awesome black ruffle and hot pink sequin dress) and she turned me down! Can you believe it? LOL.
(I do still have that dress in a closet at my parent's house though!)

Well, I hope you are all enjoying summer wherever you are, and I hope I get to be creative some next week too.

Thanks for stopping by today,
Melanie :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Is it July already? and is the first week of it already gone? It is....and I have been absent from here, but very busy with my family. So today, I was browsing some blogs and decided I needed to create and I was going to need some inspiration. I found it in 2 places: I used a card sketch and a color challenge. First I went to ColourQ and loved the color combo....

Immediately I thought of summer and the adorable SU stamp set that was one of my first purchases, but I have not used in a couple of years! Next I was at Jodi Collins' blog Stamping a Latte and saw this MFT sketch challenge and decided that this was it!

So this is what I came up with:

What do you think? I love it, makes me feel like splashing in the pool.
I also remembered these cute little fish brads I had bought at Michaels a long time ago because I loved them and had never used them. I figured pools and kids = fish, right? My kids are certainly turning into little fish this summer!

Well, I am glad I had time to create and share today...I hope you enjoyed the card and are having a great summer!
Thanks for stopping by,
Melanie :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Okay, last night my 3 year old daughter told me that her nose hurt because there was something up there. She said she didn't know what or how it got there and wouldn't admit to putting anything in there, also she didn't seem too upset. So, I forget and we go to bed (yes i will win mother of the year award). This morning she says it again, but says it is a little football from a shoe. Then I remember that my son's crocs had little ball decorations on them. We get a light and a pair of tweezers and sure enough, I can see it and I pull out a penny size rubber baseball! And I wonder why?

By the way, my oldest twice put a Flintstones vitamin up her nose and my son when 3 had to have a pretzel removed by the ENT doctor! What do they think when they do this?

Anyway, I hope to get crafting this weekend....long holiday weekend...hooray!

The weather should be nice and my 2 older girls are marching in the Memorial Day parade on Monday with their Girl Scout troop! My oldest, went to the prom last night! So much going on this month....graduation is next weekend!

Well, Happy Memorial Day!

~Melanie :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Baby Shower!

My friend's sister is having a baby girl soon. And she asked me to make the invites for her baby shower. I gave her 3 different ideas and this is the one she chose. My other Friends liked this one best too. So, for the last week, I have been assembling 40 of these! They are done and delivered and I hope that she loves them!
I love the pocket card. Below is what it looks like when the invite is put inside.

The baby is a girl, so I had to go with pink. I know a bit predictable, but I love pink. Then I thought the swiss dots in white just reminded me of cute baby clothes. And of course ribbons and a frilly border punched. It was fun to design baby cards. The best part of doing the invites was delivering them because I got to see my friend's 10 day old baby. He was so cute and cuddly! He seemed so small, although he was over 8 pounds, so a good size baby. Well, my baby is 3 years old, so 8 pounds is tiny to me. I tried to take his picture, but he cried, here he is anyway!

Isn't he cute? I get to see him again on Saturday! :)
Well, I hope you all have a great day! I am off work, but my day is full of appts, so I must get moving now!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Melanie :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Blue Birthday

So, it has been a while since I have posted a project. This is a birthday card that I made with felt. I have been having a lot of fun using my Big Shot and felt. With the dies, it is so easy to perfectly cut and it is fun to layer. This is a quick card that I made with faux pearl accents and a happy birthday sentiment.
I have been very busy this week making invites for a baby shower. I hope to finish these today. I hope to post them soon. The sun will be shining and the temperatures in the 60's today so it makes me motivated to get my new i phone is coming today! I am so excited. So, have a great day! I hope to post again soon!
~melanie :)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Made Me Nuclear

Okay, I know that most of you know I am a nurse. I don't know if many of you know that I am an oncology nurse. I work in an outpatient clinic of a local hospital's Cancer Center. This week was ONS Congress, which happens to be a national, actually international, conference for oncology nurses. And, we were lucky enough to have it be held in Boston, MA this year. This is the first year that I had the opportunity to go. In order to make it fair to the girls in our clinic, we were allowed to go one day during the week...because it was so close we wanted to make it available to as many people as possible. So anyway, I went on Thursday, which turned out to be a great day because it was opening ceremony day and which is always very moving and inspirational.

This year the key note speaker was a cancer survivor named Charlie Lustman. He is a musician who is a cancer survivor, and he wrote a whole pop album on being a patient. He began with the phone call from the doctor to tests, and treatment, to being "cleared" to return to "normal life". It is a fun, upbeat album. As a speaker/performer he was fun and inspiring....and I urge everyone to check out his website and his facebook page.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Basket

Just a quick stop by this morning. I have been off of work for a few days because of school vacation, but I go back today. It was hard to get up this morning! The kids and I had been sleeping until 8 every day! Back to reality.
This card was made using all Stampin' Up supplies. I decided to use some yellow accents to coordinate with my bird. I wasn't sure how hot pink and yellow would go, but I love the results. I think this card would make a cute Easter card. I hope the person who receives this card enjoys it.
Well, back to work for me....The sun is shining....Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fun Hair Clips

I haven't made a card in days. I have been off of work and haven't made any cards. What have I been doing, besides spending time with my kids? I have been making hair clips. I bought some clips a while back and have been thinking about it, then this week, I was suddenly inspired to start....and couldn't stop. My daughter, Lily, called my sister on the phone yesterday and said "Auntie Chrissy, my mom has been making hair clips since yesterday morning! She hasn't stopped!" LOL I guess I was having too much fun. What do you think?
These were the first ones I made, there are LOTS more! It really is so fun, and Sophia is so excited to be getting so many new hair accessories! I also added some to my etsy store since I have been going crazy and making tons.
Well, these flowers make me think of spring and sun, none of which we will be seeing today, actually we may get some thunder storms this afternoon. Tomorrow I am back to work, so this is my last day of my mini vacation with the kids. We have 3 Dr appts today, so I guess it can rain if it wants to, we are doing nothing fun anyway!
Well, I hope you all have a good day. Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


I am so excited today! I had my first sale on my etsy shop! Hooray!
I have had this account for over a year, but just in the last couple of weeks, I decided that I wanted to do more business. I started adding my goods to my account, and am so happy that someone liked my stuff enough to buy!
Funny thing is that earlier today I was online shopping (browsing actually) and I thought to myself...I cannot buy any more supplies until I start selling some of the things I have made and use up some of the supplies I have. Then this evening...I sell something! Do you think I should start shopping now? ;)

So, this week is school vacation week for my kiddos. I took a couple of days off of work to spend with my kids, now am just trying to figure what to do. Guess it all depends on the weather and the kids behavior! I DO want to do some spring cleaning, not what the kids have in mind I am sure, but if I am only working 2 days this week, I need to get some other stuff done too. And of course some time for crafting. I have been having so much fun today making hair clips. I made a few as gifts, and some for my daughter's hair and am looking forward to making s
o much more! FUN
But what do I have to share with you today? Well, this card is a cute card that I made with the help of my 3 year old, Sophia. She loves to come in my craft room, as all the kids do, and touch EVERYTHING while I am working. So she helped with this card, she punched out the flowers with me and added the rhinestone centers and placed the flower on the card with dimensionals. I think she will be doing this on her own soon!

Thanks for stopping by today!
~Melanie :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Birthday Butterflies....

are flying by! I have been using a lot of butterflies lately, I know. But, it's Spring! :)
Did not really feel like it today though, a little rainy and cool and raw. But April Showers bring May Flowers right? I told my daughter, lets just think of this as a nice drink for the trees and plants. She agreed. But now they need a little sun! (me too)
About my card today:
So, I used my scallop border punch on the bottom of the blue card stock. Then I used purple polka dotted designer paper behind. I wanted to do some nice yellow butterflies and did a little purple for contrast. The butterflies are made with my SU embossing/die cutter. So cute and full of texture. I used my SU faux pearls to be the "bodies" of my butterflies and to accent my Birthday wishes sentiment.
Inside the card sentiment "there's something fabulous about your birthday (must be you)" sentiment is from SU, actually all supplies for this card are SU, except the one punch I used on the corner of my yellow paper, which is CM.

Inside the card, I mimicked the scallop and purple polka dot design from the front of the card and added a few butterfly accents as well.

Well, let's hope that tomorrow brings us some nice Spring sunshine!
Have a great day!
~Melanie :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

I uncovered my sewing machine!

But not to sew fabric, I have sewn on my first card!

It was fun! I made this cute card, which is perfect for a new baby or a girl's birthday. The image is a digi stamp from Pink Cat Studio. I colored with my new copic markers, I have been having fun with them as well, although I do realize that I need some more colors!
All of the paper for the card is from Stampin Up! And why pink, well, honestly....I still had pink thread in my sewing machine from the last time I used it (years ago!) so I figured, do something pink! I zig zag stitched on the outside and the inside of the card. I think this was fun and I think I will be doing it more soon....maybe in different colors if I get over my laziness and change the thread! LOL :)

Thanks for popping in today, now it is so nice outside - almost 70 degrees, that I need to get out there! Have a great day.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Doily Birthday

I love this card! I have been seeing cards with doily designs all over lately! So, I actually bought paper doilies at the grocery store and decided to make a card with it! I love it.
I love the colors pink and grey together, I found this designer paper from SU in my stash and thought that I would bring out a little of the yellow color as well.
The sentiment was stamped on white card stock and using multiple punches I created a background for the image. I used designer label punch, oval scallop and circle scallop punches all from SU. Then I used my big shot to cut out the grey leaves. It has all been accented with these cute faux pearls.

Inside the card I used my SU punch to create the bottom border and on top I used one of my CM corner punches to do the corners.
Wouldn't this be a great birthday card to receive?
Thanks for stopping by today!
~Melanie :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lowell General Hospital TeamWalk "Firework" (Katy Perry)

Everyone has to watch this video! This is my work, but I was off the day of the filming :(
The video was made to promote TeamWalk for Lowell General Cancer center. The money raised from teamwalk is used to help our patients who may need rides, tube feedings, etc.
Check it out!
Melanie :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tea Party

Recently my daughter Allison turned 8! How can that be? I remember driving to the hospital for her to be born and now she is 8? Time celebrate her birthday she invited all the girls in her class over for a tea party. Above is the invitation we made for the party. We stamped the SU image and punched with the circle cutter, Allison colored the tea pots with SU markers. Then we matted it on Tempting Turquoise scallop circles. The ribbon I bought at Michaels craft store and we used the SU swiss dot embossing folder and my Big Shot to texture the white cardstock. Came out cute huh?
Above is the "Tea Table" I borrowed the table cloth and these adorable tea pots and cute little tea cups and saucers. We had all kinds of goodies including cucumber sandwiches, scallop shaped mini cheese sandwiches and those adorable strawberry sandwiches which were so easy and cute! I used vanilla wafers and whipped cream cheese spread then topped each with a half of a strawberry! Kind of like a mini cheesecake. The girls used tea cups and either had decaf tea or juice. So fancy.
Each girl came in her tea party dresses. We did manage to get one nice picture of them together, although Allison does have her eyes closed (second from left bottom).

Below is what we gave the girls for party favors. Mini composition notebooks, RSVP pens and bookmarks. I used pinks and greens, and the back does have some purple colored paper.
I had made similar goodie bag gifts for a friend of mine for her daughter's birthday party and loved the idea so I repeated. We wrapped them in cellophane bags with little princess crowns.
The after noon was a success, although the girls did get bored after a while and went outside to jump on the trampoline! So funny, the ground was littered with dress shoes and all the girls were bouncing on the trampoline in party dresses!

Well, Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!
~melanie :)