Wednesday, June 30, 2010

get the party started...

Party Starters is a fabulous little business about to celebrate a HUGE milestone. The one year anniversary of Party Starters is right around the corner. Party Starters designs and creates beautiful handmade & unique partyware. Cuteness beyond. To celebrate this amazing milestone, Party Starters will be having a week of partying and prizes! The Purple Pug is delighted to participate and I will be offering some glittery goods as of the prize packages! Bop on over to Party Starters and check out her beautiful work and inspiring ideas. Sign up for her blog and stay tuned for the celebration week details! You will love her stuff. Oh, and she is totally nice. Nice counts in the Pug's book:)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

king of the jungle...

king of the jungle
handmade centerpiece flag

King of the Jungle is a charming theme for a baby shower or birthday. This is a sweet centerpiece flag I just finished for a little boy, named Aiden, who is about turn one. Happy 1st Birthday Aiden. I hope your party is a roaring good time:)

Monday, June 28, 2010

unexpected blog love for the crazy ribbon chandelier:)

Nothing is more exciting than to find your products or ideas somewhere unexpected. Totally amazing & flattering when that happens...I love surprises like that. Even more astounding & fabulous is when the surprise appearance of a photo, work or idea is credited back to the rightful owning pug:)

I had posted about my colorful ribbon chandelier last year. I just stumbled upon a photo of it on Custom Nursery Art by Kimberly. She has amazing talent--check out her work while visiting:) She also has a link to a DIY tute.....

Back to work over here...Busy week...working on a whole lotta gorgeous stuff:)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

shiny, finey twiney is now all miney!

love kraft with baker's twine

oh my purple...
lovely lilac

the sampler pack

I love to package my products and gifts in beautiful and clever ways. I love those kinds of creative challenges. Baker's twine has been a staple in my packaging for years...Simple, unexpected and charming. Recently, I stumbled upon a sweet, new shop that made me weak in the knees...The Twinery. Vibrantly hued cotton baker's twine ready to be ordered and loved...I purchased a sample package which included the full range of glorious colors. Raced to the mailbox every day and finally struck the mother lode yesterday. Love and adoration at first sight. Superb quality, vibrant and saturated colors. Oh, and the twine peeps are way nice:) I have been fantasizing all day about how I am going to use this amazing striped wonder:) Seriously, check The Twinery'll be glad you did. Excellent quality & super striped cuteness:)

Friday, June 18, 2010

caps for sale partyware swings into palm beach

handmade party banner

coordinating cupcake wraps

juice box labels

french fry boxes

mini doodle pads


It's almost time to monkey around at Baby Jordan's Very First Birthday celebration. The Caps for Sale inspired partyware has arrived safely in Palm Beach...Vines are being hung and bananas are getting ripe....It is going to be one incredibly swingin' good time. Stay tuned for more marvelous monkey business....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

{real party pics} ben's king candy 3rd...

hail to king candy...
party mama, Katie, did these
amazing cut outs herself!

the characters adding, well, character. lol!

lol. love this.

candy buffet. perfection.
love the candyland cards and curling ribbon.

kids' party favors
featuring coordinating favor & gift tags

clever, Katie..gingerbread man
party circle decor labels

jazzing up a trash can.

hanging decorations under the umbrella

hidden game pieces all
over the joint. so cute!

love these cutouts.

outdoor bar

candy buffet

kids all decorated their
own chocolate candy castle

guest bathroom gorgeousness

the cake & awesome candle

more cupcakes

beautiful rainbow cake with
a perfect chocolate, sprinkled candle

Sweet little Ben , a/k/a King Candy, just celebrated his 3rd birthday in major style. The King's Mama, Katie, hosted a fabulous & beautiful Candyland themed party for him and his royal, candy loving subjects. I had the honor of making a whole lotta glittery, coordinating items to complement everything Katie had done. I think she did an absolutely amazing job. Beautiful party, sweet little boy. Happy 3rd Birthday Ben.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

monster jam dirtpalooza featured on everyday celebrating...

Terrific Tuesday to you! The Monster Jam Dirtfest is being featured today on the fabulous Everyday Celebrating Blog. Michelle is the mastermind behind that blog and she offers awesome entertaining tips for, well, everyday celebrations:) I actually first saw the balloon wreath that I made for the Monster Jam on her site-gave me the inspiration and idea to make my own. If you are not up to making one, just visit her etsy shop and she'll whip you up some cuteness in no time flat...Thanks for the Marvelous Monster Jam feature, Michelle...You made my Tuesday for sure:)

Monday, June 14, 2010

the rainbow chandelier...

these party circles can
be used anywhere-
for anything!

I adore black, but I am cuckoo crazy about color! I decided to give the classic black chandelier a glittery, colorful makeover. Exclusive, hand illustrated and embellished. A little different & unique-the way I like to roll:)