Friday, April 15, 2011

On april 16, 1971 I said forever….


Back in the seventies it was garden hats and flowered dresses, an off white Victorian lace bridal gown and an orange car to drive us off,
my taste has changed over the years however my love for him and for pink roses remains Steadfast ...

Now on to the next 40....

  “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”      Pooh

a touch of Gatsby  to enlarge

 Deco bracelet                                                               Gypsy Road Studio
 pink rose bouquet design & photo by             Sakura Photo
 Deco Wedding Cake                                              Martha Stewart Weddings
 Photo booth                                           
 Swan bar                                                      a-artfurniture

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Keys....with The 3 muses....

To more keys....with the three muses

at last...........

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Japanese Art Party….

The Formula

Tween + color + Japanese paper doll = Japanese Art Party
                                                       add to that
A touch of traditional + a touch of todays Japanese style
A blank wall becomes party ready with a collage of colorful paper fans.

Art Activities:

A medley of fun from origami, candy making, painting, scratch art and cut and spin tops.
 1. Scratch art is a fun and simple art that can be done at any time during the party. For the tween set I would suggest cutting some of the sheets down into fourths and ATC size (2½" × 3½") and make available a few stencils to get the girls started.

  • mix scratch art and tape from activity 2 and decorate cards and envelopes ...
               ATC size cards  and scratch paper from Blicks
   • buy inexpensive bamboo frame from the dollar store to frame art
  2. What could be trendier than to make your own Japanese color tape. Find out how to from Julie K in Taiwan.
    Use to decorate:
   • treasure boxes
   • tags
   • cards

3. Next we have a little traditional origami, you can either buy a kit from Yasutomo or learn how to fold Kusudama style from the Folding Tree.

4. Candy who doesn’t love candy! This Japanese art candy will be a big hit with any age group. Candy making from {the decorated cookie}.

Meagan ever has a recipe for marshmallow fondant that can be prepared before the party. Fondant recipe here...

5. Starburst candy + tween = tiny paper cranes
I found this SoCraftastic! youtube and fell in love with these tiny paper cranes.
Perfect for a tween party I must say. 

6. Paper tops are pretty and fun, printable from Creative Park .....