Custom Order: Sports Fan

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
My latest custom order was a little different than what I am used to doing, which was a fun change!
 I think they turned out great!

11x14 (set of 2)
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Special touch:  Child's last name on the back of uniform

Special touch:  Child's initials on the front of jersey

Little extras:  all four sides of gallery wrapped canvas are decoratively finished, no framing necessary!

If you are interested in a sports fan canvas set contact me HERE!

With whimsy~ 

Starbucks Teacher Gift

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Tomorrow is the Cutie Patootie's last day of Kindergarten!!  I can't seem to wrap my head around it.  This year has flown by!!  C has learned SO much, and she is SO excited to be a big time first grader next year.

C loved her teacher this year, so for a last day teacher gift she is bringing her a Starbucks gift card wrapped in this creative way:
Starbucks teacher gift card coffee cup thank you printable
I love this FREE printable by alphamom.  Just print, hand write your teacher's name and check the order boxes with a permanent marker,  and wrap around the smallest size Starbucks cup.  (starbucks will happily give you an empty cup when purchasing your gift card.)
I did add a bright red ribbon to the cup to give it a fun pop of color. 

Starbucks teacher gift card coffee cup thank you printable
image and free printable from alphamom

Starbucks teacher gift card coffee cup thank you printable

With whimsy~

Mr. M is 3!!!

It's hard to believe that my little guy is 3 today!!!
At times he can be a hand full, but he always makes it up with telling me he loves me 500 hundred times a day...literally.  He has always been my sweet cuddly little baby that LOVES his mama and daddy.  He is the best mix of all boy playing with trucks, dinos and super heros and then turns right around and wants to hold my hand and hug me constatntly..... I love that about him.  

Happy Birthday sweet M.  

With whimsy~

Real Room: Monkey See Monkey Do

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Here is a look at a custom order that I created a couple of weeks ago inspired by Pottery Barn Kids' Monkey See Monkey Do bedding collection.
I loved how this canvas turned out SO much that I am now offering it in my Etsy Shop HERE

Thank you for sharing your photos G!!! The nursery looks amazing!

With whimsy~

Custom Order: Monkey See Monkey Do

Monday, May 14, 2012

This custom order was inspired by Pottery Barn Kids' Monkey See Monkey Do nursery bedding.
acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

I loved how this canvas turned out so much that I am now offering it in my Etsy shop HERE

With whimsy~

Custom Order: La Ballerinas & Ballet Shoes

Thursday, May 10, 2012
These custom paintings were made to coordinate with the PEM America Ballet Lesson Bedding found at Kohls.

Find this painting in my etsy shop HERE

Find these paintings in my etsy shop HERE

PEM America Ballet Lessons Quilt Coordinates
Bedding:  PEM America Ballet Lessons (Kohls)

With whimsy~

Custom Letter Canvases

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
These letter canvases were a recent custom order.  They were made to coordinate with the Kennedy Tailored Baby Bedding found on ModernPeaPod.  I just love the mix of pattern and color!

Kennedy Tailored Baby Bedding
image from here

With whimsy~

Mama Like: Doodles at Lunch and Dinner

Monday, May 7, 2012
One of my oldest friends gave the Cutie Patootie these awesome doodle pads for her 6th Birthday.
As most of you may know, I LOVE coming across unique and creative gift ideas for kids. 
These are GREAT!!!

Artist and illustrator Deborah Zemke has several versions of these doodle pads out.
The pad is the size of a standard place mat and each page is in fact sturdy enough to be a place mat.  Perfect to use at home,  at a restaurant, or even doodle before bedtime (like C and I like to do).
Each page has an easy step by step doodle tutorial with everything thing from animals to airplanes.  You can find these doodle pads on amazon and barnes and noble, just to name a few.
Doodles at Lunch
image from here

Doodles at Dinner
image from here

Here is a look at the inside of  C's doodle pad.  C loves doodling, and yes, I am guilty of doodling right along side of her.... and yes, I self admittedly have been known to color in her coloring books as well, ha!

Thanks for such a great gift, LB!!!

With whimsy~

6th Birthday PAR-TEE

Friday, May 4, 2012

This past weekend was the Cutie Patootie's 6th Birthday party.   The party had a preppy golf theme and was held at our local miniature golf course.  As promised,  here is a look at all of the easy to create and colorful details:

The Invitation
DIY Printable Mini Golf Putt Putt Invitation
image and invitation design by bugluv via etsy

I just LOVED how these invitations by Jane at BugLuv turned out.  
When placing my custom order I gave Jane just a few ideas I had (argyle pattern, color profile, and punny wording).When she sent the proof to this invitation my way, I was thrilled.... It was exactly what I was envisioning!!!  Jane TOTALLY gets my style!
Thanks Jane!!!!

The Birthday Girl

The Party Details
The party had a preppy golf theme.  As the party goers arrived they each picked out a visor to wear, instead of a traditional party hat.  After the kids played 18 holes of golf they came to the party room to enjoy pizza, lemonade, and cupcakes.

The Table Decor:
Lavender and lime green table clothes were decorated with flower pots of real zinnias.  I loved that the flowers brought the outdoors in.  I created golf balls out of Styrofoam balls to accent the flower pots. 
The tables were sprinkled with golf tees instead of confetti.   Extra visors were spread around the tables to add pops of color.  Lavender, bright pink, and lime green balloons spread color around the plain party room as well.
I created this custom canvas for the food table.  I wanted to reinforce the preppy golf theme by mimicking the invitation design.

The Cupcakes
I made homemade confetti cupcakes with buttercream icing.  I piped the icing on the cupcakes to look like grass on a golf green.  A Holland mint made the perfect golf ball.  The cupcakes were then topped with a golf flag (created by bugluv) with the letter C and the number 6.

The Party Favors
The party favors were powdered sugar doughnut hole in ones. They were nestled on top of grass (Easter grass) in lime green take-out boxes.  The take-out boxes worked out great and kept the doughnut holes from getting smushed.   The adorable coordinating  labels were created by bugluv

The Thank You Notes
DIY Printable Mini Golf Putt Putt Invitation
image and thank you note created by bugluv via etsy

The Golfers

The party turned out great, the kids had a blast, and most importantly the Birthday girl was beaming!

With whimsy~