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> October 2010


You might have already seen the sneak peek from last week, but I’m excited to announce today that the new HWTM “Grateful Mod” Party Collection to benefit Operation Give Thanks is now available for FREE download! The collection includes: Fill-in Invitations, Napkin Rings/Vase Wraps, Place Cards, Square Favor Tags, Cupcake Toppers/Party Circles, Bottle Labels, Drink […]

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Winner Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! And the lucky random winner is… Commenter #378  – Deede. Congrats!! And as a thank you to everyone else, Traylor Papers is offering up a 15% off discount with the code “HWTM15“, which is good through October 25th! ***** I’m SO […]

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It’s always a great combo when good design & humor mix! Case in point: Popptags – clever letterpress wine bottle tags that offer the perfect way to add a dose of style – and a dash of witty honesty – to that bottle of vino that you’re about to gift… or re-gift! (see image #3, […]

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Courtney from Pizzazzerie recently styled an AMAZING Vampire-themed dinner party for a Nashville Lifestyles piece… how gorgeous is this?! The shoot was inspired by Love at First Bite: The Complete Vampire Lover’s Cookbook, which boasts “more than 300 suckulent recipes” {very clever!}. I love this idea for a clever twist on Halloween celebrations… or a […]

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How FUN are these colorful Halloween Sweets Skewers from Sweets Indeed?! The skewers hold over one half pound of candy each! The {limited edition} designs include Bats, Skulls, Pumpkins, Zombies, Caskets, and Eyeballs. Great idea for Halloween party favors & gifts! (Note: The ordering deadline for Halloween skewers is this week! – Friday, October 15th) […]

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This contemporary “Carnival Caper” birthday party looks like so much fun – it makes me want to jump right into the pictures! Commissioned and organized by Bianca of Peekaboo Magazine (an Australian publication) and designed by Sharnel of Australia-based Sharnel Dollar Designs, the fabulous sweets table is filled with lots of bright colors and an […]

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In continuing with Part 1 of the My Little Buckaroo Is Two birthday party, here’s Part 2 – with details on the adorable barnyard cake & “General Store” Treat Buffet! More details from Chrissy: “Becky Lugtu of Sweet Dreams bakery designed and made the red velvet cake, which was a huge hit with our guests! […]

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So… this has got to be one of the cutest country western birthday parties I’ve ever seen! Cleverly dubbed “My Little Buckaroo is Two” by the birthday boy’s mom – Chrissy – this ultra-creative shindig has everything from a “General Store” treat buffet to adorable vintage stick ponies for the pint-sized guests to gallop into […]

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One of the most rewarding things about what I do is getting to see the ideas featured on HWTM actually in use at the parties of others – so thank you for that! …and this is especially true whenever I spot HWTM printables or Personalized Party Collections in reader photos, because I always remember where […]

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Just wanted to give you a little sneak peek of the new Thanksgiving/Fall Party Collection I recently designed in honor of Operation Give Thanks – which is a creative, nation-wide fundraising event hosted by Operation Shower and March of Dimes! The FREE high-resolutions printables for this “Grateful MOD” collection will be available to you very […]

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Oh. My. Goodness. Why, yes… that IS a CURTAIN of colorful origami paper cranes that served as the dazzling backdrop for the wedding of this lucky bride & groom! And as beautiful as all of these floating creatures look on their own, they seem even more amazing when you learn about the special meaning behind […]

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Oh my goodness… SO in love with this beautiful & contemporary Orange & Navy Baby Shower by Aisha Holly of Dooby Design Group! The colors, the mod minimalist flowers, the fabulous use of fonts and pattern in all the paper details (signage, napkin rings, invitations, and menus)…it’s  just gorgeous. This would work just as well […]

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