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  • Families First – A Sweet Mother’s Day Gift



  • Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for April 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This … Continue reading


  • Easter Card Ideas and a Blog Hop



  • Welcome to our Blog Hop! Easter and Passover are quickly approaching, and today we have some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to for you this Easter or Passover holiday as you move along through the blog hop. You may just be … Continue reading


  • Handmade Valentine Cards and a Blog Hop


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  • Welcome to our Blog Hop and a happy early Valentine’s Day to you! We have some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to for you to have some fun this Valentine’s Day as you move along through the blog hop. You may … Continue reading


  • Giving Thanks


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  • Welcome to our Blog Hop! This time we are focusing on all things Thanksgiving! Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to as you move along through the blog hop. You may just be starting the blog hop or … Continue reading


  • Reese in Wonderland


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  • This year, Reese’s birthday party theme was a spin on Alice in Wonderland. Only problem, we got rained out. So all of our themed ideas had to get pushed aside. Still, this was a reminder to me as a mom and … Continue reading


  • Fall Fun is Right Around the Corner


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  • Welcome to our August Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on Fall Fun!! Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to as you move along through the blog hop. You may just be starting the blog hop or … Continue reading


  • Lawn Yahtzee!


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  • Well, the trend for lawn games continues in a very big way for weddings and events alike, not to mention in my own back yard! And we just added giant Yahtzee to our list of games you can buy too. … Continue reading


  • Summertime Fun!


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  • Welcome to our June Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on Summertime and Family Fun activities. Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop. You may just be starting the blog … Continue reading


  • Father’s Day Ideas


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  • Welcome to our May Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on all things Father’s Day…it’s only a few weeks away! Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop. You may just be … Continue reading


  • Nautical Enclosure Card


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  • I’m participating in The Paper Players Color Challenge today – #PP244 to use these colors – This is the time of year for showers, birthday parties and get-togethers of all types, so when I saw this color challenge, I knew … Continue reading


  • Simple Hostess Gift Presentation


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  • This past weekend I put together this gift for someone special on Mother’s Day and as I was packaging it, I thought, “this is the perfect hostess gift too!” And it really is. Something someone can use in his or her home … Continue reading


  • Something for Baby Place Cards


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  • I love showers of all types, but baby showers are particularly fun to incorporate cute and sweet elements throughout. So today I just want to share simple, yet perfect place cards for a baby shower that you can easily create! … Continue reading


  • Watercolor Mother’s Day Greeting Card


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  • Create a handmade greeting card for your mom that looks like a real artist created it! All you need to do is stamp the sentiment and the flower designs, then take a watercolor brush or aqua painter (pictured below) and … Continue reading


  • Mother’s Day Ideas


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  • Welcome to our April Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on all things Mother’s Day…it’s only a couple of weeks away! Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop. You may … Continue reading


  • Lawn Games – One of my Favorite Wedding Trends


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  • Welcome to our April Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on our favorite wedding ideas to help you in the process of planning your wedding or event. Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along … Continue reading


  • Stampin’ Up! Spring Card Ideas and Inspiration


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  •   Welcome to the March Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating spring. This month we are featuring spring related projects for Mother’s Day, Easter or any other occasion that celebrates winter coming to an end. You may just be … Continue reading


  • Milk and Cookies? Yes, Please!


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  • The Pinterest find of the week is having cookies and milk for children at your party!  We love this idea because it is not limited to just one event.  Cookies and Milk can be served to kids at Weddings, New … Continue reading


  • A Candy Table for All Ages!



  • A fun trend that is still quite popular for weddings and events alike are candy tables and buffets!  This idea is simple and SWEET!  Your candy table will be a definite hit no matter the age of your guests! And we just love … Continue reading


  • A Crafty Valentine Party for Kiddos


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  • It has become an annual tradition in our home to host a craft Valentine card-making party for my daughter Reese and her friends. This year was a lot of fun once again. Enjoy the pictures, details, and crafts below to … Continue reading


  • Pinterest Find of the Week :: Doily Charger and Name Card



  • The Pinterest find of this week is using a calligraphed doily as a name card and charger (of sorts) for your wedding from Martha Stewart Weddings! Don’t you just love how simple and elegant this idea is?! It’s perfect for a wedding, shower or brunch …. … Continue reading


  • Pinterest Find of the Week


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  • Are you unsure about what you want thrown as you leave your wedding or reception?  We have found the perfect idea for you!  Instead of having bubbles, bird seed, or those beautiful-but-sometimes-dangerous sparklers (you know some people should not ever be near … Continue reading


  • A Simple Valentine from Stampin Up Occasions Catalog


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  • Welcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this … Continue reading


  • For the love of Succulents


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  • So it’s no secret that succulents have been a HUGE trend for this year’s weddings… and I have been a huge fan of succulents since I discovered the “hens and chicks” variety back in 2004. I’m obsessed with having these … Continue reading


  • Fall Stampin’ Up Crafts


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  •   Welcome to the October Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating an early Halloween and Harvest season. This month we are sharing Halloween and fall projects using our wonderful Stampin’ Up! supplies. You may just be starting the blog … Continue reading


  • New Hues Review Blog Hop


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  • Welcome to the July Pals Blog Hop. This month we are featuring a New Hues Review. Let the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors for 2014-16 inspire you – Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, and Tangelo Twist and we hope … Continue reading


  • Burlap and Lace Baby Shower


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  • I had the best time planning, designing and crafting all the details for this Burlap and Lace Baby Shower …. for our very good friend Mackenzie and her little baby girl. We also did her wedding a little over a … Continue reading


  • Nautical Summer Party Inspiration


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  • Today, I’m featuring the fabulous “Sea Street” stamp set and some simple and fabulous ways you can use them for some of your nautical soirées this summer!  How to Make the Cupcake Sails: I’m not gonna lie, I took this idea straight from … Continue reading


  • DIY Book Page Garland and Wreath


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  • So two weeks ago, I discovered The Nesting Place – a super cool, very fabulous book about creating a beautiful home that’s not perfect. And she inspired me. With her words, her pictures, her experiences, her ideas. And then I … Continue reading


  • A Child’s Carnival Birthday Party


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  • Thank you so much Mary Fish for having me as your guest blogger once again today and featuring this Carnival Birthday Party on Stampin’ Pretty! This is a party I created for my little girl’s 5th birthday. At the time, … Continue reading


  • 50th Birthday Party Dawg-Style


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  • This was a Surprise Party thrown for my stepfather’s 50th Birthday. We won’t mention how many years ago this took place!  😉 Let’s just say it’s been a while. But this party was a lot of fun to plan with … Continue reading


  • A Country Wedding Welcome Dinner


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  • This wedding welcome dinner for Stan Stanfill and Apryl Hughes Stanfill was full of fun with friends and family at their family farm. These guests had a blast as they danced the night away with the Kinchafoonee Cowboys Band to … Continue reading


  • Tiny Banner Accents 3 Ways


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  • Welcome to the May Pals Blog Hop. This is the first hop on our new day – the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Before we celebrate the release of the new Stampin’ Up! catalog next month, we want to take … Continue reading


  • Girls’ and Guys’ Night Out Fundraiser for Hope Haven


  • Girls and Guys Night Out Hope Haven Fundraiser

  • For a few years, I helped plan, design and create Hope Haven’s Girls’ and Guys’ Night Out Fundraiser. These were very lucrative, fun-filled fundraisers we created with Hope Haven of Northeast Georgia! I hope it helps to inspire you for your … Continue reading


  • Cocktail Party and Fundraiser


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  • This was a cocktail party fundraiser we planned and designed for a local political candidate at a private home in Athens, Georgia. I just love this colorful and vibrant party with Asian undertones!   Party Planned, Designed and Styled by … Continue reading


  • Aviary Inspired Party


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  • Aviary everything is huge right now, and parties are no exception. We created this style shoot featuring aviary stamped crafts using Stampin’ Up! products, and bird accessories from Michael’s to get your creative juices flowing for your next occasion. This … Continue reading


  • A Lakeside Soirée for Southern Living Magazine


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  • We planned this very casual and fun lakeside soirée for a Southern Living Magazine corporate retreat at Lake Oconee. This is great inspiration for an informal rehearsal dinner, shower, birthday or really any lakeside occasion! Catering by Hallie Jane’s and photos by … Continue reading


  • A Vibrant Spring Bridal Shower


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  • This was a beautiful couples’ bridal shower we planned at a funky little gallery. Photography by JetKat Photo.           © 2003-2014 Soirée! Ltd./Natalie Bradley Events Want to use this post in your E-newsletter, blog, or website? … Continue reading


  • Housewarming Parties



  • {As originally published by Natalie Bradley in Southern Distinction Magazine, May 2005} Housewarming parties are the perfect celebration of choice to show off your new home to new neighbors! This occasion is fairly simple to get started in your planning … Continue reading


  • Wedding and Event Sparkler Tags


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  • Sparklers are a popular and fun way to be sent off at the end of the night, and we have created these sparkler tags to inspire you to help make your send off extra special! You can also create these … Continue reading


  • Paper Flower Wreath Tutorial


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  • This paper flower wreath is perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower, or floral birthday party! We made this paper flower wreath was made using coffee filters. It’s quite simple to do, but very time consuming.    What you will need: … Continue reading