Updated 4/9/12: The original file had demo text on the invitations page, which was not editable! So sorry! And thank you so much to the reader who pointed this out! I have fixed the file, and now you can edit the invitations as intended. The link is still at the bottom of the post!
Hi again! I finally have a second to post another freebie… My Ice Cream Social Printable Party Pack in the Rainbow Sherbet color scheme! I have had a recent request for this, so I hurried to get it on here. Sometimes with three kids, I cannot find much time to blog – or design for that matter! Please click the links to download, at the bottom of this post, and also make sure to read the Read Me First file that has explanations, etc. in it. Enjoy!
Read Me First File
Free Printable Ice Cream Social Party Pack in “Rainbow Sherbet”
Let me know if you use this party pack! Leave me a link to any photos, blog posts, etc. I would love to see them!
I was thinking how pretty Mason jars filled with a delicious drink are, and how they are all the rage these days. Especially on Pinterest. They are also very old fashioned, however, and make me think of people lazing about on their big front porch, or veranda, down South, sipping on lemonade…. At least, that’s what I’d be doing if I lived down South! I think I finally understand why they invented Mint Juleps! ;-)
These simple little “Grillin’ & Chillin'” invitations are meant to bring that sort of atmosphere to mind. I hope you like them, and make use of them this summer!
The free, printable PDFs come in these three varieties: (see image previews below)
1 – Lemonade
2 – Limeade
3 – Grapefruit Cooler
To download all three colors in one PDF, please click here: Free Printable Grillin’ & Chillin’ Invitations!
Let me know if you use them! – Erin
Well, actually, I don’t. I love fairs and festivals and carnivals. However, the motif is similar, and I have made a cute little freebie for you that is entitled “Circus Tent”, very simply! It is just an A7 invite so far, in 4 color schemes:
1- Gold + Pink
2 – Lavender + Persimmon
3 – Lime + Turquoise
4 – Scarlet + Sky
I will be churning out some cupcake toppers and other goodies soon… Just click on the pic to download the FREE printable PDF.
– Have a great rest of your weekend! Erin
Hello there, I have been gone a long time. I’m sorry! I’m sure you have lots to do this summer too though, and let me just tell you, I have been totally caught off guard by this summer. Kids keeping me super busy! But I have returned to blogging to make an announcement…
I will be offering a lot more free printable invitations, labels, stickers, etc. on my blog. You see, I have so much more fun when I’m making things for free. Like for friends, or to giveaway on the blog. Making things for profit is never as much fun. And having a successful Etsy shop is very hard when you’re a SAHM of three kids. I just don’t really have the time to devote to it right now, to drive traffic to my shop, and I don’t really want to spend money to advertise. Does that make me lazy??? Sorry if it does.
My shop has been more of a fun hobby, and a means to a little extra money, but without the proper time to devote to it, it really is VERY little extra money. And I really want people to use my stuff. I don’t want it to sit stale in my Etsy shop! So, I am seriously thinking of closing up shop, and just blogging and offering my creations for free. So I think I’ll start by putting my entire Ice Cream Social Party Pack on here for my loyal readers. Let me know what you think of it, and if you use it I would especially looooove to see some photos! Here is a small preview image of what you’ll receive in the free printable party pack:
Thanks so much for your patience while I was taking an (unannounced) break! Download link below… And as always, these free files are for personal use only, not commercial, and if you want to share them with your friends, please send them here to download! Thanks!
Today’s Colourlover Friday was inspired by this photo of a gorgeous tablescape featured on Once Wed. So pretty! I used the Photocopa palette builder tool on Colourlovers to make this palette. You just upload a photo, or enter in the url of an image from the internet that inspires you, and you can pick out the colors directly from the photo. Handy dandy! Here is my palette based on that photo:
And some patterns I made out of the palette:
Have a fun weekend everyone!
Just a totally random post today of something that makes me laugh: My 2 year old son.
Here is a montage of the photos I found on my iPhone camera roll of him playing with my phone and discovering the FaceTime camera, which, for those of you who don’t know about it, it is the new camera on the iPhone 4 that faces you, instead of pointing out, for video chats….. Check it out and have a laugh!
Well, I have to apologize for the small selection today. I have had a hard time finding images that I can trace the source of. A lot of the good Spring inspiration pins lead to either a protected flickr stream or tumblr, which is quite hard to deal with. Hardly any sources! And all 3 of my kids are sick, so I don’t have much time today! So I hope that these are inspiring to you, and I apologize for the brevity! And let me clarify the whole Pinterest credits issue: When I post these, I post the source of the image (original) and the person on Pinterest who posted it when I saw it. Not the very first person who pinned it. Because I want to give credit to the person who brought it to my attention. Does that make sense? Is that wrong? What is your opinion? There is so much banter going on around the web about people giving proper credit. I just want to share beautiful things with my readers, but not spend hours on end even tracking the stylist of the photo as some suggest. If people want to know that, I provide the original source so they can check it out themselves…. Maybe I’m not picky enough….???
1. Tutorial on Sisters of The Wild West via Erin Carney
2. Creative Spring flower arrangement on Martha Stewart via Emma Sole
3. Southern Living via Wendy Walker Cushing
4. Great cost effective Easter decoration from Notes from the Heartland via Andrea Hoinka
5. Sweet photograph from Titatoni via Renate Bretzke
6. A Spring-y decorating vignette from Nest Decorating via Erin Holland