Monday, April 19, 2010

Perfect Mother's Day Gift!


Mother's Day is May 9th! Get her a gift that's both unique and beautiful! A custom childrens silhouette that she can cherish for years.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cute Easter Decor

Mix Mingle Glow has done it again! This is so adorable!


Check out the instructions on how to create this adorable centerpiece here!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rainbow Cake

I recently came across a fabulous site, OmNomIcon.com. The author is simply adorable and hilarious! I love her!

Here's the instructions on how to make this beautiful, fun piece of edible art:
http://www.omnomicon.com/rainbowcake



Thursday, March 4, 2010

Couture Skin Art! (Temporary, of course!)

I LOVE ...love Meagan, and she got these fabulous temporary skin art tattoos from Chanel, check it out:



Although I love these, there's no way I could justify forking out $75 for temporary tattoos, even if it IS Chanel! We're in a recession, people! So, I took to the Interwebs to find a bargain, and I came across StrayTats.com that lets you choose to either create your own custom temp tat, or choose from their gallery. They have a style that think would make a cute bracelet tat that I am seriously considering:



And at $1.05, I don't even have a hint of buyers remorse!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Popcorn Cake Pops and German Chocolate Cake Bites

YUMMM! Hubby asked for some Cake Pops for his birthday and I was really excited to deliver! I made red velvet cake pops w/ cream cheese icing and vanilla flavored candy melts for coating. And, German Chocolate cake bites with dark chocolate coating sprinkled with candied pecans. I'm glad he took these to work because otherwise I'd be 5 lbs heavier right now!

Check out these pics from the first time I made cake pops for some info on the process:

First, bake a cake according to the directions, and tear it up and put it in a big bowl. Microwave a can of icing for about 30 seconds and stir into the crumbled up cake.



Then, put the mixture in the fridge for a while, approximately 30 minutes to an hour. Remove from fridge and roll into balls and put on wax paper.

Take some lollipop sticks (you can get these at a craft store in the cake decorating section) and dip in melted candy melts, stick it in the rolled up ball of cake and then dip into melted candy melts.



Stick the pops into a cube of Styrofoam (get this in the floral section at a craft store) and let the melts harden - this usually takes about 10 - 15 minutes:



And, here's my final creation for hubby's bday!



You can use any combo of cake and icing! Check out the German Chocolate bites:



For more fun ideas visit Bakerella!

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Cake Pops are coming!!!

Hubby has made a special request for his birthday! Stay tuned!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Speaking of Flower Petals...

You guys HAVE to check this out!!! This amazing woman is off the hook with her creativity (and thriftiness, I might add!) I am in love with anything that has ruffles on it, and this is just out of this world adorable!!!

Inspired by Louboutin petal pumps and bag:



DIY instructions for the pumps:
http://www.lovemaegan.com/2009/05/diy-christian-louboutin-petal-sandal.html

DIY instructions for the bag:
http://www.lovemaegan.com/2009/06/louboutin-petal-bag-diy.html

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Flower Cupcakes

I am so desperate for spring and flowers, I think any type of flower would make me happy right now! Especially flower CUPCAKES! Last year for Sweet Pea's birthday I made these, and they were a HUGE hit! Believe it or not, they were really easy to make, too!



Check out this video to see where I learned this culinary wizardry!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Birthday Tutu! Happy 5th Birthday Allison!

I made this lavender tutu (with the help of my mom!) for my very good friend's little girl, Allison. It was for her 5th birthday and I think she looks simply adorable in it! Doesn't she have the most beautiful red hair?



Badge Albums

Last year for Mother's Day I created these badge albums for Sweet Pea's grandma's (and one for me, of course!) I loved how these fit right on your purse, and you can customize them with the embellishments and design. Time to start thinking about what I'll make for Mother's Day gifts this year! Only a few more months!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pastels Butterfly Mobile

This is another butterfly mobile I made for a friend who is expecting a baby girl. The colors in the ribbons around the ring make this one that is very versatile in the decor it will coordinate with. We chose to give this one clear strings to hang from, rather than using tulle. This technique really gives the mobile a "floating" illusion. Lots of whimsical butterflies floating around, what more could a little princess ask for?



Sunday, February 14, 2010

Random Acts of Kindness

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I CAN do.” -Edward Everette Hale

I recently came across a fabulous event designer who did something amazing to celebrate her birthday. On her 38th birthday, she committed 38 random acts of kindness (RAOK). I am so inspired by this that I've already talked to my hubby about making it a goal for us to go out of our way and do something kind and unexpected for someone at least once a week. I think this would be a wonderful way to teach our daughter compassion, and hopefully warm someone's heart in the process!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Custom Silhouette Giveaway!!!

We are going to giveaway a custom silhouette on March 10th!

Want to win one? Here’s all you have to do:
1) Follow @PrimpStudio on twitter.
2) Simply tweet “Just entered to win a custom silhouette from Primp Studio. Just follow @PrimpStudio and retweet.”

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Personalized Silhouette Baby Shower Invites

These baby shower invites are sure to impress your guests, and your guest of honor! Custom designed with the profile of the mommy-to-be and her cute baby bump, the invitation creates a unique and personalized touch.



To order, email me the following:

1. Profile image of mommy-to-be

2. Wording and details

3. Background, text and silhouette color choices

Within 48 hours I will email you a watermarked proof for your review. Please review it carefully. Once I receive final approval the high-res JPEG file will be emailed to you and you can either print them at home or send to your preferred photo lab.

Price is $19 and can also be ordered on our etsy site here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/primpstudio

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Art for a Cause! Helping Kids with Cancer and the St. Baldrick's Foundation

A good friend of mine from high school has the most gorgeous family! His children are beautiful and you can see the happiness radiating through them in their photos! But, behind all the smiles there is a past that would stop your heart. When their youngest child, Andy, turned one, he was diagnosed with cancer. Andy has been brave and undergone numerous treatments and is now a happy, healthy little boy! (I've once heard little boys described as noise with dirt on them...I wonder if little Andy fits the bill?)

So, to celebrate Andy's health, between now and March 6, we will give 20% of all sales from our esty site to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. St. Baldrick's is the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. At Foundation events all throughout the year, brave volunteers shave their heads, raising funds for childhood cancer research. Like runners in a marathon, "shavees" collect donations from friends, family and associates. The St. Baldrick's Foundation receives these funds and makes grants to research experts to find new and better cures for fighting kids’ cancer.

Or you can make a direct donation to Andy's mom's site here:
http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/participantid/361366

Check out this awesome photo of Andy and his mom that was transformed into a pop art silhouette!



Monday, February 1, 2010

Donnell Probst Photography

I can't tell you how much I adore Donnell Probst Photography! She is the epitome of an artist behind the camera! She shot our very first "official" family photos at Bee Tree Park this year and we have recieved so many compliments! Donnell Probst Photography specializes in custom, natural light photography of newborns, infants, children, high school seniors and their families.

Here is a few of my favorite photos from our session!




Saturday, January 30, 2010

One Crafty Chick!

Have you seen the fabulous items at One Crafty Chick? You have to check them out! One Crafty Chick offers a wide variety of custom created gifts and personalized items. Just send her a message and she will design something for you!

Check out this adorable custom frame she created! This is part of a collection of frames she created, and some are "floating" frames-which are frames without a back so they appear to be on the wall. Personal information has been distorted.



Become a fan today! http://www.facebook.com/OneCraftyChick

Monday, January 25, 2010

Paper Butterfly Mobile

This is a butterfly mobile I made recently for a co-worker who is having a baby girl. She is doing the baby's room in black, pink, and white, and this will be going in little baby Khloe's room. I think it adds such a whimsical, magical feel! I love the way the butterflies flutter with the slightest breeze.



Custom Children's Silhouettes

As seen on DonnellProbstblog.com! One of our favorite projects recently is custom children's silhouettes! The most precious, timeless and unique piece of home decor you could ever imagine! Custom colors and backgrounds make these more than just a piece of art, its a little piece of love that reminds you everyday who owns your heart!







Available at Primp StudioPrices range from $30 - $45

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Fairy Princess Wand

Sweet Pea is on this kick lately where she sniffs EVERYTHING! She even tried to sniff the lamp at Nana's house last night! I thought she might have fun with a Fairy Princess Wand so I made her one last night and was sure to put a flower on it so she could sniff till her little heart's content! I even put a little bell inside so it would jingle just a little bit when she plays with it! What do you think?





$13.00 at http://www.etsy.com/shop/primpstudio

Friday, January 22, 2010

Stay tuned

More to come!