Wednesday, September 25, 2013

How To Mount A Faux Chalkboard Print

Here is a super quick tutorial on how to mount a faux chalkboard print to a foam board. I know that there is other ways of mounting the prints, such as using adhesive sprays, however this is the easiest and quickest way I  know how to do it. 

The print size {in my photo above} is 24 x36 formatted to fit a $1.00 20x30 foam board from Dollar Tree.

Step 1. Center the print onto the foam board (making sure your corners are right where they are suppose to be).
Step 2. Fold the print around the foam board.
Step 3. Secure the print with tape (make sure it is tight).

Voila! You are done!

You can also embellish them...I used fabric flowers on the print above.

Don't want to mount it or want a different look? Frame it!

Love this gorgeous frame Jennifer from Southern Swag used for her little man's fiesta!

Easy peasy right?!! Feel free to email me at if you have any questions or comments. 


* All faux chalkboard prints above are made by Tini Posh and available in the Etsy Shop. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Princess Izabella's 5th Birthday Party

 Once upon a time… our tini Princess Izabella turned FIVE! We celebrated with an all girl Princess party a couple weeks ago. She is obsessed with all things pink, sparkly & and princess therefore choosing her theme and colors was easy peasy. 

 I was super happy when I came across Paper Glitter's princess printable invitation. The colors were perfect.  Iza fell in love with it too and said it looked just like her! I added a little bit of sparkle & ribbon and tada invitations were done!

 I decided to transform our dinning room into a princess tea room due to the weather being so unpredictable in February. I am glad I did too because it turned out to be a a very chilly day in Cali.

 Don't you love this gold sequins fabric??! I found it on sale in a store in the Los Angeles fashion district. I used it as a tablecloth for the dinning table,  removed all our chairs and replaced them with two benches my hubby built for the party. Isn't he the best?! I had planned on painting the benches but as always I ran out of time…hehe! As a quick fix I covered them up with pink tablecloths. 
The tablescape included flowers, tea cups, glass slippers with gum balls and a wire carriage.  Also hung poms, lanterns, tissue balls and Christmas bling ornaments from the chandi. 
My bestie Rose gave me the two calandras and I found two polka dot frames in the clearance section at Home Goods {I changed the polka dots to gold glitter by using Martha Stewart trim tape and a hole puncher} . I  also disguised our painting on the wall  with pink ruffle fabric and attached a gold covered "I" with velcro.  
 The dessert table was simple but sweet. I hung a "She lived happily ever after" sign I found at Hobby Lobby on our mirror which became the backdrop. 
I loved  ALL the sweets! Not only were they lovely to look at but also delicious! The princess cake was made by Cakes by Emy, beautiful gold sprinkled macaroons were made by Jaime Emerson, and the gorgeous detailed cookies were made by Linda of Frog Prince Cake & Cookie Design.

The table also included shimmery gum balls, apple juices, and jumbo marshmallow hearts.  

The girls loved the tiara straws! A corner in our family room turned into the royal dressing area.  Izabella and I made lace crowns together. You can find a tutorial on how to make the lace crowns here. Although we skipped a step and did not paint the lace…hehe! I bought it pink, green and white just added glitter to the top.  I also made the girls wands and bought them tini tiaras. Aren't they the cutest??!

My mom, sister, niece, and I made Disney Princess inspired tutus.  I think it was the perfect way to incorporate Izabella's favorite princesses…right??! 
 The girls also received tank tops, purses, bracelets, rings, and pearl necklaces.

On the other side of the room we placed a tall mirror, a rug, a huge number 5  piñata, hung Izabella's "Belle" dress, a crown,  and a glass chandi. 
The mantel got a very girly makeover with photos of the birthday girl, flowers, dress forms filled with feathers, balloons and a printable happy birthday banner by Paper Glitter.  I tied it together with ribbon, lace, and tulle.
Natalie of The Knock Knock Factory made a gorgeous crown for our little princess. It was simply stunning!
She LOVED it! Can you tell??
The princesses had a lot of  fun picking out their royal goodies.
 All the little princesses were overjoyed when they saw the special guest arrive. Their little eyes sparkled with happiness. It was a very touching moment.
Princess Belle gave all the beauties makeovers. Don't they look fancy??!
 She also read them a fairytale story, colored with them and sang Happy Birthday to Bella before she left. She was a very sweet and pretty princess.
  It was so cold outside… but the princesses did not care one little bit, they still wanted to break the piñata and jump jump jump in the bouncer! 

Overall I think the party was a success! The princesses played, ate (crown shaped sandwiches, chips, pizza, chicken nuggets, fruit, and veggies) and celebrated till the clock struck 12! Ok maybe not that late…hehe!  But it sure did seem like it! Izabella was one happy and tired princess by the end of the party and I must admit so was the queen. Beyond grateful that Donnae of Capturing Your Heart was there to captured so many magical moments for us! 

Happy 5th Birthday Princess Izabella! I love you infinity times infinity. 

Mom {The Queen}

Vendor Credits:
Photography - Capturing Your Heart
Izabella's Crown - The Knock Knock Factory
Printable Princess Invitation and Banner - Paper Glitter
Cake - Cakes By Emy
French Macaroons -  Jaime Emerson
Straws - The Sugar Diva
Princess Belle - The Party Princess Productions
Styling, Tutus, Birthday Outfit, Wands and Lace Crowns - Tini Posh

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sophia's 1st Birthday - Minnie Mouse Party

We celebrated Sophia's 1st Birthday a couple weeks ago. You might remember her pink and black baby shower or her newborn photos. Time flies doesn't it?

 I was very happy when her mama asked me to help with her Minnie Mouse theme. Minnie and I go way back. She has always been one of my favorite Disney characters. I mean, how could you not adore a mouse that loves polka dots and wears heels! Right??!!

Sophia's mama decided on a pink, hot pink and black color scheme. With the traditional polka dots pattern. She wanted a cute and special party for her daughter on a friendly budget. With the help of some very sweet friends and family I think she was able to give Sophia a 1st Birthday to remember. 

Sophia's sweets and treats table.

The cute and yummy Minnie Mouse Oreo pops, cake balls and cookies were homemade by Sophia's sweet aunt Samantha. Table also included Sophia kisses, marshmallow hearts (because after all she is a sweetHEART), Minnie and Mickey rings. 

 Mini photo banner of the birthday girl.
Minnie and balloon centerpieces for guest tables.

  Placed the treat bags for all the little guests in this adorable suitcase I found on clearance at Home Goods. Made the Minnie head with floral foam from the Dollar Tree. Wrapped it in crinkle paper, added a bow and the 1. It was easy peasy!
Tutus and Ears were also given to all the girls. Boys received Mickey hats (which I forgot to take a photo!) To give the tutus an extra special touch I added a little fabric Minnie head to each one. Here is my little mouse modeling the tutu and ears! 


 All the little Minnies enjoyed the face painting.

 Sophia's mom also found this fun activity to do with the kids on Pinterest

  A very special friend of the family (Anna) made the beautiful and delicious cake & cupcakes. 
It was so great to see Sophia having such a wonderful time! She loved hitting the adorable pinata her aunt Elaine picked out for her and truly enjoyed the cupcakes too...hehe! I LOVE this precious little Minnie and I am so blessed to be a part of her life. Each time I see her, she brings me such joy. She is so loving and sweet. Can't wait to celebrate her 2nd Birthday!!Toodles,Claudia 
*Happy Birthday Banner, photo banner, favor tags, birthday outfit, polka dot ruffle romper, cake ball stands, tutus, signs and styling by Tini Posh.

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