Monday, January 5, 2009

Pink Saturday!



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.

The weather's been so cold, the flowers are looking very sad!

Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/. Please see her blog for the other Pink Saturday participants.


Enjoy!
Diane

27 comments:

Happy To Be said...

Oh Girl your back YAHOO!! now you know I would love those cup cakes how sweet are they?? great Pink Saturday post girl..and Happy Birthday to you hubby..have a great week end...hugs and smiles Gloria

Melissa Miller said...

So pretty and sweet!
What a lovely Pink gift.

Your new header picture is amazing. :)

dana said...

What a fun Cupcake Party that would be!!!

Also, that was a great craft project for your DIL's kiddos to make for a Mother's Day Gift!

Have a great Pink Sat! Dana

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy Pink Saturday my friend.. These are just so darn cute.. Happy Birthday to hubby..
hugs ~lynne~

lisa said...

Diane

Love, love the cupcake plate. Don't you just love Marshall's?

Lisa

Susan said...

Cute! Happy Birthday and Happy Pink Saturday!

Virginia said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!!!

Have a Blessed and Happy weekend,
Virginia :)

Kathleen said...

I love the cupcake theme, just too full of cute-ness. I think the little vase came out fantastic. Well Done, Happy PS Hugs, Kathleen

Smilingsal said...

Cute theme to use. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Lavender Chick said...

Okay - I thought I left a comment, but then couldn't remember... Must be my insomnia!

Happy Pink Saturday! I love those plates... What a find! And now I can't quite thinking of chocolate chip mint brownie ice cream. Yum!

Bo said...

Hi Diane...cute pinkies you showed us today! ;-) Bo

ann said...

I'M SO GLAD YOU DROPPED BY SAMMY JOS,SHE'S SUCH A SWEET AND TALENTED PERSON,AS WE CAN SEE HERE,HUH.GREAT CHOICE OF ALL YOU PUT TOGETHER...ANN

Chris said...

What a cute set you found for a birthday party. I love your vase you made too. I wanted to thank you for your visit as well.

Hugs,
Chris

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Diane, you are sooo clever...love your little vase you made. And the cupcake platter, plates, bowls and card are soooo cute! Susan

prof en retraite said...

So many cute ideas! Love the pinkness!...Debbie

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Good Evening, I hope it was a great Pink Saturday

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Diane,
I did notice the topiaries right away. I love the red vases you put them in.
Very nice job on them.

I'm going to give Pink Saturday a try next week.
I have an idea....

Have a good evening.
~Melissa :)

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Wonderful Cupcake pinks! hope your weekend is blissful! Dixie

pinkkandy said...

happy pink day!
it looks like a fun birthday!
god bless
kandy

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Love the cupcakes...and love the pinks...and happy birthday to hubby...
Hugs,
Mo :-)

KatCollects said...

I saw all of the cupcake items at Marshall's and almost bought them, they are so sweet. Happy Pink Saturday.
Kathy

gabrieladelworth.com said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!

Sweet pinks!


~ Gabriela ~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane, thanks so much for swinging by today. I not only won the spoon but a friendship in the bargain. And those my friend are priceless..I hope you're having a "super" Sunday.. hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Diane, You've been tagged over at my place. :-)
hugs ~lynne~

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Diane.

Those are makings for a fun birthday. I love all things cupcake.

Stephanie said...

It's always fun to get a package isnt it? Love your PINK post!!

Happy (belated) Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

Joy said...

Your cupcake dishes are perfect!!

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