Archive for: July, 2011

July 21, 2011

Burlap Flower Tutorial

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates
We had so many emails about the burlap flowers from Tuesday’s Sweet Baby Shower feature from the ladies over at Spaceships and Laserbeams that I asked Stephanie to provide us an exclusive DIY tutorial.  They are incredibly easy, inexpensive and a great way to provide that vertical element. Here’s her step by step account: The materials needed are items practically anyone has access to: burlap, yarn, a thin black marker and pinking shears (you can…
July 20, 2011

Back To School Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We’re on to our third school related post of the day.  I know that school is starting for some of you in a couple of weeks (for us, not until after Labor Day), so when I saw this I thought it was the perfect time to share. One of the things I love my most about my “job” is that it allows me many opportunities to give back.  I have always been a big…
July 20, 2011

Medical School Acceptance Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We can’t get school off of our minds today. Earlier we shared a fun, DIY project that we created for Disney Family Fun while kids are out of school.  Here is our second submission of the day brought to us by Monica of The Creationz Studio. Monica created this table for her cousin Christina who just got accepted into medical school (congrats!). Her cousin is a HUGE fashion enthusiast {hence the “I will not read…
July 20, 2011

Moon Day – Fun DIY Project

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Kids, Recipes
Just over a week ago, the Atlantis lifted off and became NASA’s final space shuttle flight. Isn’t it a little bittersweet? How fitting that the end to this program dovetails with its beginning. Today is Moon Day, the day that Neil Armstrong uttered that famous phrase, “It’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”  The day that he and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the…
July 19, 2011

Sweet Baby Shower Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
The ladies from Spaceship and Laserbeams have done it again.  Stephanie sent us these photos of a beautiful baby shower that she threw for her one of her best friends.  It was a small, intimate party for some of her closest friends.  The mama to be is a designer herself, so Stephanie felt the pressure to make it sophisticated and stylish.  Sophisticated and Stylish…..check!  The theme of the party was “Our Precious Gift” and naturally,…
July 19, 2011

Old Fashioned Patriotic Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
I know that Independence Day was a couple of weeks ago but there were so many cute DIY elements to this party that we wanted to share it with you.  Keep it in your pocket for next year or switch out the colors to make a really cute vintage party for any occasion. This was sent to us by Lauren Souder of Creative-Stations.  We love the old Coca Cola sign. Lauren used an old potting…
July 19, 2011

Nautical Themed Bridal Shower Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
This nautical themed bridal shower had us swooning. It was designed by Heather Equitz of Heather Equitz Designs. The bride and groom were going to be married on a boat so Heather decided a nautical themed bridal shower would be perfect.  Well, the backdrop could not be more picturesque, right?  If you do have the benefit of having a scenic natural landscape like here, take advantage of it!  The transparent netting gives the table an…
July 18, 2011

Hambly Studio New Prints

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
We love Hambly Studio Prints and their silk-screen products, and their newest collection is no exception.  They incorporated mini bunting designs {trendy for many parties lately} as well as a trellis-y pattern for overlays. I love using overlays like the ones below for editorial styling.  They work great for surfaces. Check out the complete Hambly collection here.…
July 18, 2011

WH Hostess Giveaway & Discount

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
We are back today with another great giveaway for your guys. Kelly of WH Hostess is giving away a $100 gift certificate today so get your party shoes on!  Not only does WH Hostess create unique stationery, but each of her modern collections also includes about 15 coordinating items. We love a one-stop-shop for entertaining!  Below is a peek of her collections, but check out her site here for more.  You can check out her…
July 15, 2011

Flying High Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
Leanne from Sweet Style in Australia sent us this really creative table that she created for her daughter’s 2nd birthday.   I love the kite, tree, and cloud background.  Notice how Leanne kept the palette simple and clean, with white playing a big role.  The dessert table included mini cheesecakes, panna cotta and macarons for the adults.  There was also marshmallow pops, cookies and candy for the kids.  The original cake was made by Jacki from …
July 15, 2011

Carnival Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We love carnival themes.  When we saw this bright and cheery dessert spread from Cake Designer Marisa Simon, we fell in love.  Our favorite detail on the table?  Those ice cream cupcakes!  We love the technique Marisa used to make the frosting look like ice cream!  The clean detail work of the diamond, striped, dotted cake is also fabulous.  Marisa bought all of the vessels at the Container Store.  She also made the paper decorations…
July 14, 2011

Amy Atlas Moment: French themed baby shower

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
When Grace from Grace Happens shared with us her “Amy Atlas Moment”, we fell head over heals EN AMOUR. In sticking with the French Theme today in honor of “Bastille Day”, we thought today would be the perfect day to share these stunning photos with you.  Grace threw this party for her friend, Alexis’ babyshower.  She invited 16 of their friends (who all happen to be bloggers) and spent the day enjoying good food, laughing…
July 14, 2011

Happy Bastille Day & Sweet Origins: Macarons!

By: Amy Atlas, in Sweet Origins
Happy Bastille Day! Today is French National Day, a commemoration of the storming of the Bastille in 1789. Festivities include fireworks over the Eiffel Tower, a parade down the Champs Elysees and a picnic of 10,000 people dressed in white at Versailles. We say, where there’s a party in France, there must be the beloved macaron! In this “Sweet Origins,” we explore the history of France’s favorite dessert. Macarons are delicate round cookies made with…
July 13, 2011

Chic & Shabby Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Our second post today is from Abby Barnett of Flair Designery.  Abby styled this party for a baby shower for a little girl. We love all of the mix and match patterns, as well as the Chic and Shabby signage that Abby created.  Since the mom is having a girl, guests were served bambina burgers.  Another fun item on the menu included  petite grilled cheese and tomato soup.  The colors are happy and it looks…
July 13, 2011

Pretty in Pink Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We received this perfectly pink submission from Kelsey Anderson.  Kelsey designed this party for her daughter who loves all things PINK and wanted a candy shoppe party (maybe with a little coaxing from MOM) for her birthday.  Her daughter’s birthday is the month after Easter so Kelsey was able to get a plethora of pastel candy. The FIVE layer cake alternated between pink and white so that it would look like candy stripes when cut…
July 12, 2011

Fancy Food Show RoundUp

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
We just came back from The Fancy Food Show and are here to share a roundup of some of our favorite discoveries. The show is usually held in New York, but this year we trekked to Washington, DC for the big show.  We go to a lot of trade shows, but this one is our baby.  We’ve been going there for years and it is at this show where we meet so many of our…
July 12, 2011

Sweet Vintage Wedding

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We have been waiting for another submission from Kristine Shin from Kristine Shin Designs for a while.  You may remember we featured a Veggie & Fruit Table that she helped style back in November.  I have to say…it was worth the wait. Kristine styled this backyard wedding reception. Tara Wang from Events Plus was the Event Coordinator and the two together created something I am sure their client will always remember. The party had a…
July 11, 2011

“Glamping” it Up Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
We recently featured this Vintage Red Wagon party from Elisa Stone of One Stone Events so we were excited when we saw here name pop up in our inbox. Elisa created this ‘Glamping’ (glamorous camping) party for a very active, very girly 13 year old. The girl hadn’t had a party in four years so Elisa wanted to do it right. The color palette was purple, turquoise and lime.  She spray painted the lanterns and…
July 11, 2011

Amy Atlas Moment Feature – First Birthday Party

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids
I was really touched by all of the “AMY ATLAS MOMENT” emails that we received after this post.  We are still sorting through them all and will start to link up to them shortly.  In the meantime, here is one of the Amy Atlas Moment emails that came in from Susana & Clara of Dulce Sobremesa in Valencia, Spain. I just love that little elephant with the balloon and the colors just jump of the…
July 08, 2011

Feeling Green Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Going green/eco-friendly has finally become more mainstream.  I know that I am constantly trying to do my part to be eco-friendly.  A few things I try to do…I always bring my own bags (or recycle ones I have) when I buy groceries, unplug all electronics when I am not using them, and make sure I separate all recyclables when disposing of garbage.  This submission came to us and we thought..WOW, this is gorgeously green