Archive for August, 2010

August 10, 2010

Getting Ready for the Holidays

This year I will be adding several Holiday designs to the shop for both your family Christmas and Hanukkah cards, as well as matching party printable party supplies!!

Here is a sneak peek of some of the Holiday Cards you will see soon in the shop!

{Photos used in the cards taken by Courtney Vickers Photography}

All Designs Copyright Paper & Pigtails 2010



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August 5, 2010

Time for a Harvest Party!

It’s almost time for the FALL and that means a Harvest Party!! Do you remember the apple inspiration board , well here is the result.

When the custom order came in for a birthday party that was being held at an apple orchard, I was SO EXCITED! Then, when the designs started coming together I was even more thrilled. I can’t wait to add this Harvest Party Set to the SHOP.

Be on the lookout for the whole set to debut here and in the shop late next week…but until then, I would love to show you these little sneak peeks.

I think these could easily transcend a Birthday and be used for a rustic wedding, shower, or as I plan on doing – a Harvest Party! What kind of party would you use it for??

August 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

Somehow, three years have past since I rushed to the hospital nervous, excited, and in a LOT of pain to have my first baby. I remember that day with astounding clarity…from thinking to myself at 9am “I think today will be the day” to the phone call I made to my husband to say “I think I am in labor, but no rush…enjoy your lunch” , to being eternally grateful that he didn’t listen and came straight home. I remember the car ride to the hospital and being rushed upstairs…I remember not really being certain how to understand the change we were about to face in our lives, and finally…I remember holding this beautiful, perfect, angel and looking at my husband in shock and disbelief that she was finally here.

Now, I am in shock and disbelief once more. My “baby girl” is really not a “baby” anymore. When she turned two, she still couldn’t carry on a true conversation and she was in diapers…I was able to tell myself she was still a baby. Now, as she turns three, she is a girl. She doesn’t need diapers or someone to cut up her food. She can carry on a conversation with just about anyone who takes the time to listen.

We spent yesterday morning outside playing in the back yard and taking the time to just talk and spend time together. Then, before she went to bed last night she said “Mom, am I a baby girl?”. I responded “You will always be MY baby girl” and she smiled and climbed into my lap….It’s funny how she seems to know just what I need.

Happy Birthday Baby Girl, You are my Sunshine, My Only Sunshine.

August 2, 2010

{Good Press} from In Good Company

Although I am fairly certain many of you have already seen the amazing Woodland Fairy Party that came from Kate Landers, {if not, look at it here} I wanted to share some amazing PRESS that came to Paper & Pigtails from designing graphics for the party. I worked closely with Kate to bring her vision for the paper items and my artwork to a perfect meeting point.

I was thrilled for Kate to discover that the party had been featured in a beautiful online magazine, In Good Company.

{In Good Company}

The online magazine is just stunning, and the products and website are fabulous! That’s why seeing “Paper & Pigtails” name and photos included in the feature made me squeal! It’s just darling!

Check it out!

And check out this tutorial on how to make the Chocolate Bird’s Nests that Kate used at her party!

Thank you so much to In Good Company for including Paper & Pigtails in the feature and to Kate Landers, LLC for allowing me to work with her on such a fabulous party.