Tuesday, January 25, 2011

{Giveaway} Happy Valentine's Day!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day, which is only weeks away! So on that note… our friend Stefanie from Anna and Blue Paperie blog is offering a giveaway of her gorgeous printables!

Stefanie, a stay-at-home mum of two girls and the owner of anna and blue paperie, an online shop specializing in personalized prints for everyday events. Her blog is an extension of her shop that features cute creations for all occasions.

With February around the corner, Stefanie wanted to "create a Valentine Themed Party table that could be styled for a children’s or adult party. The printable collection is versatile so that it can be used for a Valentine’s Party, Baby Shower, Wedding Shower and more! My goal was to create a party that was affordable. Many items were easy DIY creations including the popcorn cones, chair covers, paper fan accents, and cupcake liner flowers".

So the theme of the party is "All You Need is Love".  The gorgeous colours used for the party are light pink, dark pink, light gray, dark gray, silver, along with patters of damask, polka dot along with birds and hearts.

Stefanie tells us below how she created this gorgeous party theme -I filled the center piece vase with fibre fill that I had left over from a recent sewing project. It gave the look of snow with the sparkly branches.

"The girls held on to the DIY cupcake liner flowers with lollipop sticks that were a fun activity we made one afternoon.

Boxes were wrapped with wrapping paper to give the centerpiece and apothecary candy filled jars some height. A ribbon was added for a little, yet simple decorative touch.

The fan accents on the apothecary jars were made with pearlized paper that were cut into small strips, folded accordion style, turned into a circle and then hot glued in place.


A garland was created for the children’s table by adding party scallop circles from the printable collection to ribbon.

 The backdrop fabric was my daughter’s sheet purchased from the Shabby Chic collection at Target.

The backdrop paper was from Pottery Barn Kids and was also used to wrap the boxes under the apothecary jars.

The linen used for the dessert table was from our guest room that was purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond".


So with a little imagination and some gorgeous printables from Anna and Blue Paperie you can now create your own Valentine's Day Party... The “All You Need is Love” printable collection are currently on sale at the anna and blue on-line store.

But here is the good part...... Stephanie is kind enough to offer 5 READERS a chance to win the "All You Need is Love" collection!!

The "All You Need is Love" collection consists of -

         1. "Happy Valentine's Day" Pennant Banner
         2. Pennant Banner without text
         3. Bottle Wrappers
         4. Blank Gift Tags/Labels (4 designs)
         5. Valentine's (To: , From: 4 designs)
         6. Sandwich/Snack Bag Toppers (4 designs)
         7. 5 x 7 Alphabet Love Art Print
         8. 2 Inch Party Decor(2 sheets)
         9. Place Cards/Tents (4 designs)

So here is the fun part - to enter all you have to do is leave a comment when you....

• visit anna and blue paperie blog and follow;

• follow our blog (if you don't already);

• follow anna and blue paperie on facebook;

• follow Petit on facebook;

• tweet or post on facebook

...and please don't forget your name and email so we can contact you if you are the WINNER!!!!

Please Note:  Winner will receive an email of the files in PDF format

{Giveaway ends 1st February 2011}

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

{Auction} QLD Flood Appeal

As you may be aware many communities in QLD have been affected with devastated floods.  Thousands of people have lost their homes and belongings having to evacuate as quickly as possible taking minimal things with them.

We can all help out in some way, and around the social networking sites there are many auctions happening to raise funds to donate to the QLD people.

One auction that we have donated to is the Handmade Kids & Rudy & The Dodo Flood Appeal who are holding an on-line auction and all funds will be donated to the QLD Flood Appeal.

The Auction will commence at 8am (WA Time) / 11am (EST) on 14th January 2011 and will end at 9pm (WA Time) / 12 midnight (EST) on 17th January 2011.

Below are just some of the many gorgeous products being offered for auction -