Sunday, June 21, 2009

Roller Skating.....for BOYS!

Hello everyone Happy June, maybe at some point the sun might shine. If you read my previous blog about the Roller Skate I designed for my friend Tammy's daughter you know that I do my best designing when there is a request. Merri's party was such a fun time for the kids that she is now doing a roller skating party for her son Nicholas's 7th birthday. I have know him since birth, therefore I knew a hot pink glittered roller skate like I did for his sister would not fly. My thoughts were to use an inline skate, there was just one problem....I had to make it first. I wasn't sure if I would be able to pull it off but as you can see from the sample above....I think it worked out great so much so that I now have it in girly colors that can of course be glittered.
If you have planned a party for a child we all know that after you have picked a place, ordered the cake and invitations it is now onto the dreaded party favor. Tammy called last week she had received a candy bar in her mailbox that was wrapped in a party invitation. She immediately thought what a fun idea for a party favor, I mean what kid doesn't like a candy bar plus it's great for us parents, now we don't have to pick up the destroyed favor bag we all seem to find from the car ride home. Her idea was to see if I could make a custom wrapper we could put around the candy bar that matched the party invitation with a message thanking everyone for I said my best designs come from someones vision, luckily for me Tammy has great vision. The picture above was the result and it came out so great that I am offering it as a part of my custom line. Sky is the limit....I can design a custom wrapper for any candy on the market. So to my friend Tammy....your vision keeps me designing and employed, to Nicholas Happy 7th Birthday, I am sorry I won't be there to witness all the fun.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Paw's in the Park cont.....

You might have seen my previous post about donating invitations for Paws in the Park a great event put on by Natasha Bansfield Events. It raised over 3000.00 dollars for the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem. You could not have asked for a better day and even though my family no longer has a dog the Northeast Animal Shelter so graciously lent me and my kids "Rockie" for the walk. Although he was a little nervous and yes very camera shy we were so happy to been given such an honor.
Angie Rahilly is a photographer out of Peabody who just happen to photograph my niece and nephew. I saw her work and thought it was fabulous, I was able to put her in touch with Natasha and was thrilled when Angie told me she would be photographing the event. She took photos of everyone with their dogs as well as all the great moments of the day and if that wasn't enough she has given everyone permission to download the photos and print what they like. Her photo's really capture just how much an owner loves their dog. Whether you are a cat person or a dog person, animals bring unconditional love in a world that sometimes can be so harsh.
In a time when businesses and people are really struggling it was so heartwarming to see how many donated their time, products and services to such a great cause. To see all the photos from this event just click the title of this blog and it will take you directly to Angie Rahilly's website and to learn more about Natasha Bansfield Events you can go to my previous blog about the invitation, if you click the title it will take you to her site.