Friday, April 20, 2012

It's my party Blog hop

Welcome to the It's my party blog hop~

We have a fantastic group of ladies who love to make party decorations and

we are excited to share our projects with you today! If you just happened to

find my blog, thank-you so much. However, so you don't miss awesome 

projects or the chance to win blog candy, you will want to start at the

I'm excited to share with you my daughter's first birthday.  She's such an angel and it makes me sad in a way we will be celebrating her third birthday in September.  This year will be princesses she has informed me.  
Here is a pic of our little angel face September 2010, man how time flies.
There are a lot of pictures, so sorry but I couldn't decide which ones to take out. 
 Her birthday-day cupcake fun :)
 I was a mean mommy, she had to get shots on her birthday, they didn't phase her for long, here she's tearing up the office while we wait :) I made her shirt, and you can imagine trying to get a picture of it was impossible.  The back says "It's my Birthday" 
 Birthday-evening cupcake, bath came right after this one :)
 Her cake that I made, I bought the pan on Ebay and mixed the red icing, if you ever do red icing, make sure you buy the non-flavored red coloring by Wilton, the amount of coloring it took to get Elmo red would have made the cake inedible.  My first time decorating like this, it took me 2 days because my hand kept getting tired, that's a lot of piped stars. I love how it turned out 
 Here's the princess's throne
 Here we are together, man what a difference in both of us just a year and a half later
 She did some good damage and loved every bit of it.
 This balloon was her favorite and she played with him for months, yes he lasted that long.  She was so upset when he wouldn't stand anymore and we had to put him to rest.
 She's so much fun!!
And here is her table scape.  I didn't do a good job photographing the banner I made
Thankfully I kept it and pulled it out of the box so you can see how cute it is :)
 I think I worked for about 2 months on the decorations and invitations, above is a close up of her name on the banner and below is her invitation.  I had so much fun with this cartridge, it's a party in a box!
 This I just used on the table as a decoration, I wish I had made it bigger but it's so cute!
 Here's the Happy and of course Birthday Emily followed but you get the idea right ;) I threaded it onto thin black satin ribbon.
 And my favorite part of the decorations, was this fun reminder I added to the invitations.  I printed the words on the computer.  I still have it on the fridge and she will be 3 this September. 
Time goes by way too fast, I apologize for all the photos, I used this opportunity to be reminiscent a bit.

Ready for the really fun part?
A $20 gift card to Michaels!

To win, all you have to do is comment on each of the designer's blogs. 

Following everyone's blog isn't required but we sure do appreciate it when 

someone new follows our blogs. The winner will be announced on 

I hope you enjoyed my projects and thank you SO MUCH for leaving me some 

feedback, it really helps fuel the creativity!

Head over to Sylvia's blog now to see her party

Here is the entire line up if you would like to start over an make sure you didn't miss anything.

      1. Laurie
      2. Michelle
      3. ClaireR
      4. Ashley
      5. Cyndie
      6. Sandy S.
      7. Gloria
      8. Jessica
      9. Autumn
      10. Sheila
      11. Vanessa
      12. Marji
      13. Sylvia
      14. Wandy
      15. Mary
      16. Jenny R


    Laurie said...

    I am so happy you posted all the photos. Time sure does fly. Austin will be 2 in August, doesn't seem possible. Thank you for participating in my hop. Loved all your decorations too!


    Creative Diva said...

    Adorable Elmo Decor. I just became your 100th new follower.

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

    Pat said...

    Your Elmo banner is so darling! Just loved all the cute decorations.

    Connie said...

    So much love went into all these adorable items!! Great job!

    "Midge" Mindi Palmer said...

    So Sweet! Elmo is a classic and you did a great job!
    Midge :)

    HeatherLynn said...

    sooo super cute! i'm a new follower! whoo hit 101!

    Anonymous said...

    Love all of the decorations. But I do have to say the picture of your little one eating cake is my FAV...

    Gloria said...

    Great decorations!!!! love elmo!

    ScrapMyWay said...

    Emily is adorable and YES, they ALL LOVE Elmo! Happy to see you kept some of the decorations and the pictures will always be a priceless reminder of such a fun time! TFS

    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

    magicwanda said...

    Happy Birthday little one she is a cutie! SUPER cute ideas You did an AWESOME job on all of it!

    Cyndie said...

    I totally understand how quickly time flies! My one & only son turns 4 on May 19th & I can't believe I am already registering him for Head Start! I've been home with him since he came home from the hospital after a 3 month stay in the NICU. I am cherishing EVERY moment we have until he goes to school & I go back to work! I LOVED your Elmo Banner! TFS

    Liz said...

    adorable. Loved seeing all the pictures

    Tammy said...

    very cute...lookos like she had a lot of fun with the cake..heck what kid doesn't at that age

    Mary said...

    Marji this Elmo party is outstanding! I love, love, love the banner! The pics with the frosting fingers is priceless. TFS, Mary M

    CREATIVE M said...

    All the pictures are beautiful!!!!The party Decor "Super cute".TFS


    KAT said...

    beautiful party in a box and beautiful baby emma.

    Expressions By Elaine said...

    Great job on your Elmo decorations!
    Your daughter is precious and the pictures are great!
    New follower:)

    Melissa said...

    Such a cute cake and banner! I love those walks down memory "baby" will be 4 in a few weeks, time sure does fly by!

    KatelynCo said...

    Nice decor! I wouldn't take 2 months. I'm not that dedicated!! :)

    The Crafty Dream said...

    Really nice project!!! Cute

    I am your new follower
    Thank u
    Gaby Beard

    Sandy S. said...

    Happy 1st birthday to your daughter. she is a cutie. Love all the Elmo stuff you made too! Following your blog now. Look forward to seeing more of your creations!


    Maria Matter said...

    awww, so precious!
    wonderful projects, great job!!

    Maria Matter said...

    new follower!

    angel4ever said...

    Such a precious little girl! ♥

    I ♥ Elmo!


    Lucy Kelleher said...

    How sweet are all of your party decorations?!?!? Love Elmo! TFS


    Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

    Your daughter is beautiful!! Love all of your party decortions and fun photos of your little girl. You'll have to scrapbook that! TFS.


    lisacustomscrapbooking said...

    I love all the photos. Your projects are very cute. thanks for sharing.

    MCCR DT, Lisa

    Jenny R said...

    Tons of great decorations...gotta love Elmo! Emily is too cute!

    Patricia Hurlburt said...

    Everything you made is so cute. I love Elmo. Thanks for sharing.

    TeresaK said...

    Marji! What a great party and beautiful photos! You did an amazing job with all the the tablescape!
    Thanks for sharing!
    happiqueen at aol dot com

    cema1cema said...

    Great photos!! She is soo cute!! Love your decortations! Christina

    Ashley Nicole said...

    Thank you so much for sharing her day with us. Such a precious little one and time certainly does fly. I love the Elmo stinkin cute! Nice being in the hop with you.

    Anita Braddock said...

    Supper cute love elmo and love the banner everything is perfect. thanks for sharing

    Anonymous said...

    Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful birthday decorations. They are absolutely darling! My son turns 9 in June, so you have given me many ideas! Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration! Thank you also for a super fun blog hop!

    Homespun Elegance said...

    Oh Marji!! It all looks so good!!! LOL This was just what mason's bday party was like except out in the HOT HOT sun!! lol Cupcakes were wilting :) LOVE your projects and BTW you look just LOVELY :) Hardly see photos of you!!


    Jessica (give Em kisses for me!)

    Wandeezy said...

    Awww, happy birthday to sweet little Emily..... TFS!

    ClaireR said...

    Marji what a wonderful party. The cake looks awesome, definitely worth the pain :) Love your elmo decorations too, too cute.

    Jessica said...

    Wow, you are right...angel face! And she has an angel of a mommy to be so dedicated and talented to make this a memorable moment with these fabulous decorations and cakes!
    Happy to be hopping and I became a new follower, too!
    Jessica S
    Jessica's Craft Shaque

    Michele from MS said...

    What a sweet little angel baby! They do grow up so fast! My birthday is 9/11 too!! Thanks for sharing your super sweet projects

    Tracey said...

    Cute party projects. It's amazing how Sesame Street has stood the test of time. My daughter loved Elmo and she will be 18 in a few months.

    Wandy said...

    OMG!!! I love everything! the elmo cake looks soo yummy! TFS!!
    Your newest follower, Wandy

    The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

    How very clever! You did a terrific job on the cake. Love the banner. Enjoyed all the pics. TFS!
    RecipeScrapper at sbcglobal dot net

    Sue D said...

    Great Elmo decor!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

    Andrea Washington said...

    You are so creative, the pictures told a story and its amazing to see how the little ones grow, the whole elmo scene was adoabrable!

    Esther said...

    Wow, what a fun party!!! Great job