Friday, June 14, 2013

Tea for three sneak peek and flash giveaway!

At the beginning of May, my littlest baby turned 3, and we hosted the sweetest tiny tea party.  She's not big on crowds, so it was a family-only event, but I still wanted to make it special.  

The most special part for me was being able to help design the stamp sets that I used to craft the party!  I submitted clumsy sketches of what I was envisioning and Steph Zerbe (CSS' illlustrator) made it all come to life.  I couldn't stop smiling for days when I saw the finished product.

I will be showing off the entire tea party tomorrow, here on the blog, and giving the opportunity to win all 3 tea party stamp sets, and a matching tea bag die.  The giveaway will be for 2 days only - Saturday and Sunday - with the winner being announced on Monday, the first day of the new CSS release.  There is so much to get excited about!

I may be providing some sneak peeks on my facebook page and on instagram today - you can click on the icons at the top of the page to like my facebook page and follow me on instagram.  

The night before her party, my husband and I worked like little magical tea party elves.  We moved the sofa, arm chairs, and coffee table out of the way to create a party space that Maia would love.  It was a huge gamble - she does not usually enjoy surprises.  We were so worried that she would start crying when she saw it all.... deep breaths...here's the moment of truth:







I love the huge morning hair.

I think she likes it.  

See you back here tomorrow for the full party post!

17 comments:

  1. Sneaky indeed Missy!! Can't wait to see your sets!! Congrats!!!

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  2. Aaaaw! So sweet! Happy birthday to Maia! Can't wait to see the whole party!

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  3. She looks super happy! Can't wait to see the party! Congratulations on designing some stamps.

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  4. You are so sneaky! I'm so excited to see your images - Congratulations, so happy for you! Love Maia's reaction too!

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  5. Aw, look at that smile! I love it! I can't wait for the reveal tomorrow!

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  6. What a little cutie she is!! Can't wait to see her party ;)

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  7. Elena that is SO exciting!!! I can't wait to see the stamps, because I know they're going to be just perfect. I am so happy for you!

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  8. Oh, how cool that you got to design some stamps-- I can't wait to see them!
    And I'm glad your daughter enjoyed the surprise-- what sweet photos!

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  9. Oh, I just LOVE her smile in this pic...Bless her heart, she's so happy! Congrats on seeing your 'vision' come to life! I'm really looking forward to seeing tomorrow's post :-)

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  10. Oh wow!! Gorgeous pictures!
    Can't wait to see the rest!! Your party ideas are always super fun!!

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  11. So exciting about the stamps and the pictures are priceless!

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  12. Looks very promising!
    And isn't the smile of your beloved ones the best reward ever!!
    Enjoy your teaparty!
    Bye from the Netherlands,

    Marjolein

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  13. omg...love that pic!! what a wonderful experience for your daughter! can't wait to see more!

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  14. Elena!! This tea party is perfect! Pure, chic & beautiful! You are talented beyond words ~ cutest tea party ever!!! Happy birthday Maia!

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  15. So cute, I love how excited she is coming down the stairs! What a cutie with her bed head and on the carpet in love with her party!

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  16. So adorable! I loved reading your description of the preparation and Laos's bug hair and reaction! And you know we are all so proud of you for designing stamps - there is no end to your talents!!

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  17. oh my goodness. what darling photos! I love the big hair too! So darn cute!
    Amazing photos my friend!

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