Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day BBQ & Blog Candy


Memorial Day seems to be synonymous with a barbeque. Is it just me or does everyone have a giant cheesburger and homemade potato salad on this holiday? I sure do. Looking forward to my mom's baked beans, too. She puts bacon and brown sugar in them. She also puts egg in potato salad, which I find a real asset. I am getting sidetracked, aren't I?

Our very talented design team member Mara Campbell came up with a series of projects, perfect for anyone throwing a Memorial Day (or summer) BBQ. You may remember that Mara's knack is for creating a series of cards or a suite of projects. She is excellent and creating coordinating items. Up first, she created an invitation. I love her use of patterned paper, the twine from The Twinery, and of course – the chair & umbrella stamp from PSA Life's A Beach Peel & Stick™ stamps. She also used Red Holiday Ink in her PSA Stamper. Funny – I always think of that particular ink for Christmas, but it's great to see it for summer holidays!




She also created buffet table cards. I could write: "Mom's baked beans", "Homemade Potato salad", "Creamy coleslaw", "apple pie", and all of my favorites. Wouldn't it look fantastic on a checkered red and white table cloth, with food abundant?   I just love the crisp black and white impression of the stamps against the white and red/patterned paper.



Here's another thing I think is quite genious. Treat bags! Make some homemade cookies, put them in these adorable bags, and send them home with guests who are too full to enjoy immediately. Mara's used the same stamps to keep things unified.



Use these little flags in cupcakes, or stick in drinks. How festive!




Lastly, Mara created a banner to display in the kitchen, dining room, or even outside by the pool. A banner makes any party more exciting and a homemade banner is so personal!





I told you she was fantastic at creating a cohesive group of projects! Let us know what you think today!
 

20 comments:

  1. OMG. I have never been first. I am so excited to see your blog. The Girls from 1825 sent me. I am now a follower of yours. I would love to try out your stamps. I am a stamp a holic and have a true love of ink and paper. Now I'm off to check out your facebook page as well. You never can have too many entries!

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  2. Love all the coordinating party elements. The treat bags are such a great idea. So cute.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  3. looooooooove all these ideas!

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  4. visiting from 1825, LOVE all of your designs and stamps!

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  5. Oh, how cute. I love having everything coordinate when I am having a party. I love all the ideas. I think my favorite is the little treat bag. I would use mine for cookies, since cookies seem to be the easiest thing "to go". thanks for sharing.

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  6. I'm here from eighteen25 and want to tell you how fantastic I think these stamps are! Love, love, love them! Can't wait to get my hands on some!

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  7. Great ideas, I love the little tags and the banner is awesome!!!

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  8. Oh I love everything, so much fun! The bags are a fabulous idea, and I always love banners, I really need to make one myself, thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. These are gorgeous!! I love the banner.

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  10. Love all of the projects. Sure makes me wish summer would get here. It is raining and cold here.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  11. I just love every project made with these stamp sets. Thiose little goodie bags would be great with a few cookies in them.
    katieoscreations@gmail.com

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  12. These projects are great! Love the invitations!

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  13. These are amazing projects. I love the idea of the goodie bags.

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  14. totally amazing. I'm not creative but I am a great copier.

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  15. New follower from 1825--love this idea! :)

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  16. So cute! Love the way everything coordinates!

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  17. Hi, I just found your blog courtesy of eighteen25, the girls sent me. I love your items! :)

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  18. I love it!!!
    I am always making cookies
    and wanting new Ideas to make goodies a
    little more pretty!!
    Thank you for Sharing the beautiful creations!!
    If you don't mind I think I will try to recreate the project!!


    I am just saving up for a peel and stick stamps but I think I can
    create the Idea with out for the time being!!!

    Thank you again for Sharing!!

    Aloha,
    Shar

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  19. Love these projects thanks from the girls!

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