....create something everyday....

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

my new obsession

As if I needed another reason to keep me up late at night... my office remodel turned out to be fantasic way for me to creae even more and has me looking at light in ways I never had before. I'm beyond exicted about a new year and new projects. As Robert Emmitt from Community Bible would say...to stay curious as God intends you to! Completely intrigued by natural light and the results that come with it!

I love that this photo in the middle captures my youngest son's uneven beautiful curls ♥

Friday, November 18, 2011

You all know by now how much of a fan I am of Anniegogglyn and Anniegogglyn KIDS, thank you ladies for allowing me to create for you! I'm currently working on the stores yearly private holiday shopping party, which is such a fun event to attend & some stocking stuffers tags to go around the store... give a gift that's fabulous and unique this year... and don't forget the stores are next door to eachother so treat yourself too!!

Knuckleheads clothing line is always a PLUS to for wardrobe select for your holiday card!

... & ...

I did a little happy dance around the house for this one, Modern Bebe was featured on Caden Lane's blog this week!

Just adore
Caden Lane, such fun patterns to create around, thank you for the recognition - completely humbled!

Spaces are limited this year for custom holiday card designs as I am booked through the New Year with custom parties... {{ how exicting }}... the Mr. needs a great gift ♥ his tremendous amount of love and support is what allows me to pursue my passion and the occasional mommy meltdowns in between ..wink..

Contact Modern Bebe to check availability for your custom needs!

Just love this new modern vintage look!
Thank You Zoe Pearn for the amazing papers!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Case of the Mondays FREEBIE

It's not often that we have a day full of drizzle in our small Texas town which left me and my two cabin feverish toddler boys not quite ready for the Monday ahead. We are well into the holiday rush here and rushing along with you!

:: a few exciting updates ::

Modern Bebe's Dr. Seuss inspired party was linked on the Facebook of Project Nursery last week as well as our latest party display of a Big Top Carnival as one of the top three in the running for top project of the month on ProjectNursery.com... I wish I had a moment to keep up as this all became news to me much later than when the events took place, thank goodness for good friends to keep me straight!

Today, as I needed a little more of a boost than my K-cup could offer, I received some fantastic news that just made me float. One of our summer projects is mentioned on Caden Lane's blog! The shower was completely inspired by Katy' Mamari's Boutique Bedding collection, the beautiful design was such fun to work with and I am just in awe to be any part of being recognized by her. I have admired the owner of Caden Lane bedding and local Nursery Couture Boutique for quite sometime, being a stay at home mom initially I would search deals to get as many items from her shop as I could to design around my little strapping boys! I will never forget the moment that Katy was in Nursery Couture... as I made my weekly prego visit... she had brought in the start of her creation of one of her child's birthday invitations... it was to be packaged in a clear plastic box with candy inside, many around were teasing her of this idea.... to me, it was the first time my mind did it's first.... CLICK.... Many of those close to me love to say my mind is always turning... I just can't resist a moment to stop and appreciate great design!

If you haven't had a chance to read the success story of Katy - you definitely need to, such an inspiration!

To celebrate the moment I am in the midst of remodeling my office and left my favorite touches for last.. the custom wallart, here is a freebie of a 4x6 inch from my place to create to yours!




Sunday, November 13, 2011

Falling in ♥ this season...

It's been an absolute JOY to work with such beautiful babies and great photography as I've had the honor to create as these first time parents announce their little ones to the world!

::: meet mr. london knox & little miss vivian lane :::

I'm super excited to have had the pleasure to create my first

photo shoot & design!!!

I am by no means a professional behind the camera but put the setting on automatic and open up some window lighting and we were pretty proud of the ending results! It was amazing to be a full part of creating these sweet memories for such a sweet family!

congratulations sam + justin... here is a sneak peek!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Be the UNIQUE Kid on the Block

I am just loving how our latest Sesame Street inspired party turned out for one of Modern Bebe's favorite clients, Ginny and little Ms. Brooklynn!

The fun mix of pink makes me have that urge for a little girl ♥

OH... and the personalized placemats!! Perfect for any theme as easy decor and favors! These 9x11 inch heavy card stock/laminated mats are hand wash friendly and store perfectly in your kitchen drawer to use as a placemat or display in the playroom, as each design has a back side with the child's name in trace the dot font!

Speaking of little ones... I have a handful of new birth announcements that I can't wait to post once I give the new mama's a chance to send them out in mail. AND I am happy to say I am in the midst of doing my first PHOTOSHOOT and design!

All of this and more creations coming soon!

Wednesday sure feels like Monday!

Well it's an exciting day today, though I feel like I'm dragging like it's a Monday!
My youngest niece was brought into this world, a healthy beautiful baby girl and I just cannot wait to create for her!

ALSO an added +

One of Modern Bebe's parties was featured on the ever-so-lovely ProjectNursery.com!

I stumbled upon this site years ago before I first became a mom and would stare at all of the gorgeous nursery creations and great mommy and baby finds! A close friend suggested I put my first party package on the site that later featured on Project Nursery's blog. This was a pivotal moment, as I was praying about to going back to work full-time as a Special Needs teacher or pursuing my new found passion in Design.. prayers were answered on that very day - God is GOOD! ((though I think I put in way more hours than full-time :wink: )) & now I'm honored to say we have a new feature on Project Nursery's FB! Be sure to 'Like' their page on Facebook.com to get even easier updates of the latest and greatest trends for nurseries, parties and showers, baby finds and fabulous articles written by many of their designers! Our Texas local - Katie, creator of Caden Lane, even blogs for the site from time to time!
((and you can PIN your ideas on Pinterest))


Red and turquoise cover my desktop and craft room daily, I have so many new products in stock in this theme so be sure to check them all out at MODERN BEBE on Etsy.

We even have a new GRINCH insipred party for your holiday birthday!

Yes, yes... we are NOW in the holiday season for all of those fall colored lovers, Red and Green will be making it's way into your household soon enough -- be sure to check for FREEBIE PRINTABLES coming soon! I walked into Hobby Lobby the day after Halloween and there was the old faithful Christmas music and decor!

Modern Bebe is ready to hit the ground running with custom parties and orders through the holidays!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween from Modern Bebe

Why is it that this time of year comes around too fast, not to mention Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season just around the corner! I couldn't quite catch my 4 and 2 year old boys in action in their gear but I couldn't resist making a few goodies to go along with their outfits, here's a peek at the accessories for my youngest son's outfit as Justin Bieber
(have I mentioned he has great hair!)
I think I need to have a girl, but I have my fun while I can until the boys are old enough to say NO MOM!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fun DIY Projects

I find some of the most joy in my job seeing other mother's inspired to pullout the glue gun and sissors and CREATE!

Here are some fun, easy and affordable ideas!

An easy tie of black ribbon, a trim on the edges and hot glue the eyes and DISPLAY!

DIY Canvas Prints! Such a great idea for your home and gifts for the holidays approaching!

Speaking of the holidays.... for your next event use wrapping paper to cover your tables for instant color and decor, trim the width in half and make a fancy table runner!

All creations by Modern Bebe found at Etsy.com can be sold as DIY printables... let's bring out the CRAFT in you!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sail Away with Modern Bebe!

AHOY!! A FREE DIY printable cake banner from TomKat Studio!

LOVED these custom wood pins from Etched in Time on Etsy, awesome seller!!

What a busy summer for Modern Bebe! There was excitement in our household this week for the start of Mother's Day Out, this is the first year that both of my boys are attending and they are eager beavers about learning so it is great to be working some normal hours a few days a week.

Modern Bebe had a GREAT summer full of fun new projects from weddings, to new custom birthday party packages to freelance work for local businesses and most recently an opportunity to create for a private shopping party for Julian Gold!

I pretty much hit the ground running from start to finish of a personal party then it's back to work so now that my oldest son's party is days away I have to scrounge up the time to post about my youngest son's birthday celebration a few months back.

I'd have to say the big inspiration of this theme was Coen's great hair! We had to play it up in the theme and a Nautical celebration seemed just perfect!

The starting focal point of the party was a custom felt banner made by Taffy Wishes at Etsy.com! We were loaned a vintage boat to ice the beverages, the bright colors of tangerine and turquoise with a mix of gold (for Coen's love of Goldfish) were inspired by this season's hot trend. New products such as water bottle labels, treat boxes, favor tag stickers and custom signage for centerpieces are now available at my Etsy shop!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Check Out What's New!

Come sit and stay awhile, this momma at Modern Bebe has been BUSY!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Please take the time to read and take part in this event in memory of our friend's Kristi and Leo little Leo.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Baby Shower Package

So excited for this new full Baby Shower custom package, the simple lines of the invite were made to coordinate well with the Mommy's choice of bedding for her sweet bundles of joy! We are thrilled for our dear friend Liz to be blessed with becoming a mother and loved celebrating these special moments with her!

Items included: *custom invitation * personalized return address labels * matching thank you stationary * 5 inch centerpiece tags * 'TWINS' banner * * personalized 5x7 wall art framed * optional favor tags and cupcake toppers to match.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Vote Brody


Click ANNIEGOGGLYN KIDS to vote! Contest Ends today!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May Madness

Of course I would decide to re-do the playroom right at the busiest time of year with Modern Bebe and Coen's party in a few days... BUT had to share how much I love this new decal purchased from Decal Happy on Etsy. Kristi was a doll to work with, I'd had this vision for the room to have slight hints of baseball with a modern twist and she knew just how to capture my vision and run with it! The bookshelf was a great idea share on Project Nursery.

HOME RUN Decal Happy!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Little Naptime Craft Action

Had WAY too much fun crafting this homemade garland for my baby boy's birthday in three weeks. Hope there's as much enthusiasm in the many projects ahead!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Some Local Work

for the ones I ♥!

One of my very best friends is about to be blessed with twin boys, spent some time making this invite just perfect for the little two pieces of perfection that are about to enter her and her husband's world! Congrats Liz!

And another very best friend, completely honored to create this party package. My extremely design talented lifelong friend has been such an inspiration and an encouraging soul as I have pursued this journey - thank you for allowing me to create for your baby girl's special day, means the world!

Mother's Day

Just a little something to share as my two boys light up my each and every day. This past year has been one full of growth and grace - personally & professionally - so thankful for the love and support from family, friends and clients.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful mama's - you are my continued inspiration!!

"There's no perfect was to be a mother and a million ways to be a great one."
- Jill Churchill

((found this quote a week before I found out I was going to be a mother for the first time, it's still on my fridge four years later.))

Monday, April 18, 2011

I can leave the party planning at home but it seems to always find me. I was beyond tickled to be at my neiece's third birthday celebration in Washington for her Sweet Shoppe Hello Kitty bash! My sister stumbled across a fabulous party decor designer that I just couldn't pass up ranting and raving about -- Debbie with Hip Hip Hurrah handmade pinwheels has the most precious items ready made in her Etsy store or if you need something custom as I just had to order these for my next party after seeing these undeniably cute pinwheels at Lacey's party - she will be happy to work with you!

Modern Bebe goodies as well ♥

Hello Kitty image from vectorjunky.com

Monday, April 11, 2011

Circus and Trains

Both of these themes have been on the brain lately so I was excited to be called upon to create for these two parties! Just can't get enough of these fun fonts!

Happy Birthday Andrew and Ben from Modern Bebe!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Teagan Mae Rogers has arrived! Love this dainty little sweetie ♥

Photography By JoAnn - find the direct link to email her to schedule your new photoshoot - 15% off any orders with Modern Bebe when using her work now through the end of summer! Spring is here, time to capture these priceless moments!


Need I say more?? This little Dallas girl is going to have one diggin' party - in a pretty dress, none the less! Thank you Amelia for the opportunity to create for your adorable baby girl once more this year!

Happy Birthday Maz!