Thursday, June 12, 2014

life's a beach...party!

It's always so much fun for me to work with Marlyn (Montreal Confections.)  Last year, we did a woodland party for her daughter's 11th birthday (click!) and this year, Jessika had the most beautiful day for her beach party.

life's a beach...party!

It all started with an invitation.

life's a beach...party!

We chose our colors, I pulled lawn fawn papers and colored crabs and sandcastles aplenty.

life's a beach...party!

I used the new lawn fawn set, "life is good" for all of the paper decorations, and no black outlines on any of the stamped images.

life's a beach...party!

There's a video on the lawn fawn blog today that shows how I colored my images by stamping them first in a very light color. I wanted the entire party to look airy and... beachy!

The new louie's abcs and party banners were so perfect for creating the focal point of the entire table.

life's a beach...party!

ok. who am I kidding? the focal point of the table is always the cake,

life's a beach...party!

with the bright flip flops on top.

life's a beach...party!

I can't wait to learn how to make these waves.

life's a beach...party!


life is good...

life's a beach...party!

I love that crab topper!

life's a beach...party!

I found an amazing tutorial on Studio DIY for making these "beach balls."  She put hers on a garland, I put mine in a watery-blue dish. I love them.

life's a beach...party!

I only made a few food labels, and mostly just to pull the same darker blue outline that you saw on the banner to the front of the table.

life's a beach...party!

I didn't properly blend the waves on purpose. promise.  I thought it looked more interesting, like choppy waves.

life's a beach...party!

For the favor bags, I cut a silhouette beach bag shape and attached simple tags.

life's a beach...party!

I hope you've enjoyed the glimpse into our beach party! It was so much fun to create!

♥.

14 comments:

  1. Awesome party, Elena! Those beach balls rock!

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  2. Wow. Your party themes are always executed so well!!! LOVE IT!!!

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  3. WOW! Awesome party theme! Love it!

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  4. leaving you some love over here too because... well because you are awesome!! and you inspire me and I love love love this :)

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  5. Amazing, you can do a party for me anytime! Yours idea are always so creative and super fun!

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  6. Another amazing party! I love the bright colors and all the little details, you pay attention to every single one!

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  7. Wow, Marilyn, it looks amazing!! You are so creative!

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  8. Wow, Marilyn, it looks amazing!! You are so creative!

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  9. I just wanted to let you know that we loved your project and we gave it a shout out on the Paper Crafter's Library Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/papercrafterslibrary

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  10. Oh, wow! Once again, you've amazed me!

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  11. Hi how did you do the cup cake rapers

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    1. hi there! I have a machine that cuts them out for me :)

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  12. Wahou ! Quel excellent travail, c'est très impressionnant. Félicitations c'est génial ! :)

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