Welcome to Pink Saturday! A birthday gift and craft projects are my contributions to Pink Saturday this week. Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.
Last week while I caught up with some my favorite bloggers, Ann, @ Life at Anns Place, mentioned Sammye Jo's giveaway at her wonderful Etsy shop, http://62cards.blogspot.com/. I popped over to visit Sammye Jo and fell in love with all of her creations. I ordered a Cup Cake card for my daughter-in-law's birthday, 50 circles (which I don't have a project for yet, but my DIL is a kindergarten teacher & wouldn't a child's picture be adorable in a circle), and a grab bag of goodies. It was like Christmas all over again when the package arrived. I had a card, but now I needed a birthday gift. While browsing in Marshall's I found the cutest PINK cupcake tray and footed cupcake/party hat/balloon bowls. A few days later I found the small plates that are part of the set. Wooo hoooo! I have a mostly PINK cupcake party theme! I also bought an awesome PINK beaded heart basket and valentine dish towels to wrap the gifts in. Then added a few Valentine hearts for next month's decorations.
This set is so sweet and whimsical! Grace's birthday was the 9th and she loved her gift! Of course I had to also include chocolate chip mint brownie ice cream for everyone to try out the bowls! I helped my then, future DIL trial craft projects for her first year as a kindergarten teacher. I used a cute little jam jar, torn pink tissue paper from a gift bag and Mod Podge to make a vase for Mother's Day. To cover the top threads, I beaded a length of wire and wrapped it around the top. I was so pleased with the way it turned out that I kept it.