Monday, June 30, 2014

Birthday Celebration

This weekend we celebrated my husband's 40 something birthday! It was filled with family fun. From supporting Mike at his Belfair "Breakfast at Wimbledon" Event, to some arts and crafts, to a party with my in-laws, it felt action packed. Molly and I created cupcake toppers, cards, and some other decorations for our family party Sunday night and of course, we found a way to use PSA Essentials in our crafts! I made cupcake toppers using my PSA Essentials Whimsy Cakes Peel & Stick stamps and they turned out cute! Here's a quick look at all of our fun...

Belfair Country Club in Bluffton, South Carolina sits on the beautiful Colleton River and it's one of the most beautiful places in the Lowcountry. The grass tennis court was erected a few years ago when Mike started this event.  Now members use it for a practice court. Molly and Connor were excited to go watch Daddy play tennis (and have lots of sweets by their talented chef and pastry chef!)

When we got home, Connor went for his nap and Molly and I worked on our crafts and decorations! I stamped using my PSA Whimsy Cake Peel & Stick pack on white cardstock. As variation on my usual cupcake toppers, I colored the stamps in and sealed them with Sparkle Mod Podge.

Sunday it was time to party! My in laws came for dinner. Please note the amazing napkins I found...

What a fun weekend! We are gearing up for 4th of July celebrations later this week. Cannot wait for a few days off to celebrate summer with our friends and family. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cupcake Topper Tutorial

Someone's wife at PSA Essentials is having a baby, and seeing that we haven't gotten together as a company in awhile, I thought it would be fun to surprise him with some cupcakes and also to celebrate his baby girl due next week. I used the opportunity for an afternoon activity with my kids, Molly and Connor, and we crafted some cute and easy cupcake toppers using my PSA Essentials Carriage Peel & Stick stamp set.  Here's a quick tutorial on how to make these fun and easy toppers for your next party!

You'll need the following supplies for your cupcake toppers:

Start by stamping on cardstock. Use your helpers! Molly and Connor love stamping projects. 

When you have finished stamping, take your EK Success Scalloped Edge Punch and punch out. 

Use your hot glue gun or heavy duty adhesive to adhere the toothpicks to the paper. 

I got the cupcakes from our favorite bakery, Ronnie's Bakery in Bluffton. 

There were a few cupcakes left over which I was happy to bring home to the kiddos who REALLY enjoyed a mid-week treat out of nowhere! 

Congrats to the family expecting a baby girl! Be sure to share your cupcake toppers on our Facebook page or let us know any questions you might have here on our blog. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Summer Fun Giveaway

It's been awhile since we have done a giveaway here on our PSA Essentials blog so today I thought we'd giveaway a Peel & Stick pack that's fun for summer.  Remember, you can use our Peel & Stick stamps as middles in your personalized stamp or you can use them alone on an acrylic block -- just like any other clear stamp for crafts.  What will you stamp with these adorable Hello Kitty designs? 

To enter, you can like us on Facebook, Tweet about the Giveaway, or leave a comment on our blog post. This giveaway ends 6/30/14.  Good luck! 

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Bachelorette Party

This weekend I had the chance to celebrate my sister-in-law, Meghan, getting married. It was her Bachelorette party weekend here on Hilton Head and she came down from Boston.  We were joined by friends from New York and Chicago and it was an absolute blast!  Meghan is getting married to my husband's best friend, Jack.  Jack was our best man at our wedding and on July 12th, he'll marry my sister-in-law (my husband's sister!)  Pretty much the coolest marriage ever.

We celebrated all weekend long. Friday night we had take out, drank some wine, and sat on my in-laws deck.  Saturday we were at the pool.  Saturday night, Mr & Mrs. Green (wonderful friends of my in-laws) hosted a champagne cocktail party.  Over the weekend, we threw Meghan a lingerie shower, mini-shower, celebrated with cupcakes, a silly veil, light up rings, decorations and much more.  I made my own gift wrap with Connor's help, using my PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps (from the Mr. & Mrs. Peel & Stick set) and of course, I threw some stamp pictures in here. Here's a look at the weekend!

I didn't have time to make my own cards so I picked a few cards up from Papyrus! The first was her shower card -- love this one! "Here's to domestic bliss.." (We gave her a gift certificate to Bed, Bath & Beyond.)

Connor and I made some gift wrap using my PSA Essentials Peel & Stick stamps (Mr. & Mrs.) So easy to do -- just take white (or brown) kraft paper and stamp using your stamper.  Takes a few minutes to stamp over and over again.

We celebrated Friday night casually! Here's the bride to be rockin' her new T-shirt. Then there's Mary, pouring wine out of our extra special wine bottles and our cupcakes from Ronnie's Bakery...

Saturday afternoon after the pool we continued to shower Meghan -- I hung some decorations on the windows. Then we got ready for the Green's champagne cocktail party which my in-laws also attended. Meghan and Pop-pop (my father-in-law) practiced their walk down the aisle. What a beautiful celebration! 

Here we are at Santa Fe Cafe on Hilton Head.

Meghan brought the house down with the entertainment! We really had a fantastic weekend and I cannot wait for the wedding.  Congrats Meghan and Jack.  Thank you for a special weekend to Meghan and her friends.