Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Roundup of new designs

It's been a really really busy couple of days! First we had General Conference which is always fabulous and I feel so envigorated by all the talks. One of my very favorite quotes was this one:

This is one of my kids' favorite songs and we sing it all the time

And finally Conference always makes me think deep thoughts and while I was enjoying some thinking time, I remembered that Queen Esther is my very favorite heroine from the Bible. I read over her story again and I came across this amazing quote. Esther is young and beautiful, married to the king and secretly a Jew. The king's advisors are plotting to exterminate all the Jews in the kingdom. Her choice is to watch her people be slaughtered or to reveal her secret and face death herself. Esther is telling Mordecai that she's afraid of confronting the king because she could be put to death for coming into his presence unbidden. To me, its as if Mordecai tells her that she might have been put on this earth for this exact moment and there's no one else who can perform her duty.

And Esther says "bringeth it on."

Really its an amazing story and you should read it for yourself. And if you love it as much as I do, you can also get this great print!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Visiting Teaching message

Visiting teaching message is now available for April - get it here! I loved working with this crisp and modern style with a spring-but-not-pastel palette. Your download includes a full-page version as well as smaller handout-sized ones.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Frozen party invitation

Let it go..... let it gooooooooooooooo. Has your little princess danced around, built snowmen, insisted the cold never bothered her anyway and sung this song eleventy kabillion times? Then this is the perfect birthday party invitation for her.

The Frozen party invitation can be purchased here. You can also add cupcake toppers, water bottle wraps, treat bag toppers or any other printable your clever mind can think of.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

I Am a Child of God printable

I was commissioned to create a chalkboard print of this quote and I LOVE how it turned out. It's often inaccurately attributed to Nelson Mandela, but was actually said by Marianne Williamson, an author and lecturer. Get it here.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sasquatch birthday

Dash wanted a Sasquatch-hunting birthday.  We had lots of fun learning all about Sasquatch and making all his party items.

First we got all the guests with this official-looking invitation. I put it (and the other pieces) in my store so you can do your own easy-peasy Sasquatch party.

Joe built each guest their own marshmallow gun and we had pictures of Bigfoot hung on the walls as targets. Which lasted about 2 seconds because it was more fun to shoot each other. While we made pizza, we learned all about Sasquatch - where he lives, how to track him and different methods of trying to capture one. We also watched Bigfoot Hunters on Netflix.

After pizza, we spotted (GASP!) Bigfoot himself digging around the trash cans in the front yard. The hunt was on! A neighbor had agreed to wear a ghillie suit and lurk around as Bigfoot. We also had a really scary-sounding moose call that totally freaked the boys out. We tracked him through the neighborhood, finally cornering him in the garden where the boys tackled him and brought him down. The real Sasquatch had better look out, because if he ever tries to scare a herd of Cub Scouts, he's dead meat.

Cake was cream cheese pound cake with strawberry filling, chocolate buttercream and some novice-level fondant work for the trees and lurking bigfoots.

Maybe my favorite was the water bottle labels. Printed on regular paper, we covered them with clear packing tape so they'd stay waterproof. Mmmmm, Squatchy!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

March Visiting Teaching message

The Light of the World. I had a lot of fun with these spring colors and I loved the two quotes so much that I couldn't choose between them. Get it here.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

February Visiting Teaching message

The Good Shepherd.  The February message didn't seem complete without hearts and love and all sorts of sweet colors.  Get it here!


Wednesday, January 8, 2014


It's been a busy month with JackJack's birthday. This naughty stinker has turned 3 with a vengeance!

Here is his last-minute, not-that-great pirate battle birthday cake. It looked great until the layers came to room temperature and started falling apart. Fortunately it was still delicious.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January Visiting Teaching message

Can you believe it's a new year!? I still don't know where 2013 even went.

Friday, November 22, 2013

December Visiting Teaching message

Shown: October and December Visiting Teaching messages (November is the Conference issue and no message was done)

Get them here!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

New Etsy store!

I'm super excited that I've started a store on Etsy. I'm going to do invitations, wedding stationery, holiday cards and whatever else I can think of.

The thing I love the most about having my own store is that I can work on whatever ideas are floating around in my brain, instead of trying to set them aside for a time when they might be useful.

Come and visit PicadillyLime on Etsy!