Sunday, June 17, 2012

And the Winner is....

Sorry for the delay in picking a winner.  My Friday didn't work out as planned! 

So without further adieu, the winner is

     Patricia  June 15, 2012 11:45 AM
     Great invitation! Thanks for the chance!

Please email me at patty (dot) cieri (at) gmail (dot) com with your name and mailing address by Wednesday, 6/20/12, so I can get the issue in the mail to you!  Thank you to all who left me comments!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sweet Sixteen Party Invitation and a Blog Hop/Giveaway

I have probably said this before, but I love coming up with fun party decorations.  I love it more than the party itself.  For me, it all starts with the invitation.  The invitation sets the color scheme and the theme of the party.  Then I like to carry it forward with tablescapes, banners and pretty much anything else that I can come up with.

My oldest daughter recently turned 16, of course we had to celebrate!  Isabella loves the color purple so we started with a very pretty paper line by K&Company, Botanicals.  Since it was a Sweet Sixteen party, we went with a candy theme.  Here is our version of a lollypop invitation.

On the back of the invitation, we included the itinerary for the party.

And now for a giveaway.  The folks at Creating Keepsakes Magazine are allowing me to give away a copy of their latest issue.  

If you would like to win a copy, please leave me a comment on this post.  On Friday evening (June 15th), I will randomly select a winner from the comments.  For additional chances to win a copy of the magazine and to get more inspiration, please visit the other ladies on the blog hop.

If you don't want to wait, you can buy a copy of the issues here.  You can get a sneak peek inside of the issue here.