Showing posts with label Photos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Photos. Show all posts

Sunday, July 10, 2011

School Day {Video} Sneak Peek and New Printable Collection!

All I can say is "FABULOUS!" This weekend was full of fun. Friday, we had our new Halloween photo shoot. Saturday morning, we had our School Day photo shoot.

We held the "School Day" collection photo shoot at a 1890 old one room school house!
My little Jeffrey (in the nerdy cute bow tie) and Adria's little Grayce (in the blue dress) were in the shoot along with two other precious models. Can't wait to share the whole photo shoot.

For now, here is a teaser - a video. We were making the kids laugh by talking about how Jeffrey was stinky. He got a kick out of it (he wasn't actually stinky but its all that we could say to make everyone laugh at the same time!)....

The printable "School Day" collection is in the shop and includes everything you need for a full year of organization, decoration and school - fabulousness.
(Great for teachers and/or parents!)

PS. "Nerd" is in.. just check the J Crew catalogs!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

{Featured Parties} A Whimsical Carnival Party

I LOVE to share client parties and THIS one is one that really excited me!

Do you remember the precious carnival party that we recently shared from Jennifer Medina and Joanna Garcia, of the Houston based event styling company, Petit Delights?

Well, we were so excited to see another set of photographs from another jaw dropping carnival party that Jennifer recently coordinated (and Joanna photographed!).

They sent out an Anders Ruff customized "Clowning Around" invitation to invite friends and family to Aris' carnival birthday party.

Guests were greeted by a festive balloon archway and stilt walker, Roly.

Check out the amazing balloon clowns that lined the entrance as well.

Hello, beautiful day! The bouncy house is SO cute - perfect for the carnival.

Doesn't this look like a REAL Carnival?
Beautiful centerpieces styled by Petit Delights...
Now, one of the focal points - the sweetest dessert table!
Printable birthday banner from our Clowning Around Collection...
Aren't the balloons stunning!? There are balloons used in this that I've never even seen! The twists and swirls and sparkles and letter balloons! LOVE THEM!
Now, onto the treat detail...
Perfect cake pops..PERFECT!
I love how they used our printable party logos on the sticks! Creative! See, there are SO many uses for party logos beyond your standard cupcake topper, favor tag, etc.

Another shot at the beautiful dessert table. I just want to JUMP into the photograph (and eat some treats as well ;-))
What's a carnival without whirly pops!?
I love the use of classic red/white wrapping paper for their displays...
These cookies are little masterpieces themselves.... WOW.
Printable party labels accessorized the beautiful cookie display...
Aren't those Big Top cookies amazing!?
Now, this photo is going to blow your socks off... This is quite possibly the most perfect carnival cake!!
Cool down with a bottled water - a stylish one to coordinate, that is.
They used our printable drink wraps to spruce up their water bottles....
The gift table...styled with a printable pennant banner....
More and more entertainment everywhere you go!
Balloon Art! Clown face painter and cotton candy machines... nostalgia.

Check out Roly - he entertained further with his unicycle and juggling acts...

Beautiful party! This was was really over "the big top", if you know what I mean! Another amazing job, Petit Delights!

Vendor Credits:

Event Styling/Coordination: PETIT DELIGHTS



Printable Graphics/ Invite & Labels: ANDERS RUFF CUSTOM DESIGNS


Centerpieces: Petit Delights w/Pinwheels from CROSSROADS COTTAGE

Cookies & Cake Pops: BEE’S KNEE’S CREATIVE

Cake: Edet Okon



Thursday, April 7, 2011

{Featured Parties} Alden's 3rd Firetruck Birthday Party

Calling all firefighters to the station! It's time to share Alden's 3rd birthday celebration!

My dear friend, Kathryn (the editor of My Mommie Made It), celebrated her son's 3rd birthday recently.
I am excited to share with you her party details.

She sent out Anders Ruff invitations to set the tone for her party....

Kathryn is a talented seamstress and owns her own embroidery business. She whipped up this adorable fire hat appliqued shirt for her son, Alden, to wear on his big day.

The guests were greeted with the cutest easel and polkadot balloons to coordinate. (LOVE those!!) Alden was so excited when he saw the fire truck pull up!The Charlotte Fire Department is so nice! They came and let the kids play in and around the fire truck. They showed the kids some of the awesome features of the firetruck and even let them spray the fire hose!
My little Peanut had a BLAST!

Inside, sweets awaited the little ones. Kathryn had us design some coordinating printable party logos for the cupcakes. Her setup looked precious. She hung a banner on the mirror and embellished it with printable firetruck circle pennants.

She used adorable polkadot cupcake liners in the color scheme of red, white and black.

Alden loved his sweet cupcakes. Dr. Oetker makes the yummiest organic flavors and are our go-to for special occasions. She used Jacinda's Decorator Icing recipe from Prudent Baby and piped it on in sweet swirls. (She used the butter + vegetable shortening minus transfat + meringue powder version, and it was ah-mazing!) They were absolutely delicious!
When it was time to go, the kids got a cute wrapped up favor (firetruck sticker set) with an organic lolli and embellished with a printed favor tag.

Great job, Kathryn! We had a blast!

Kathryn has a blog called "My Mommie Made It". It is a place for all things crafty. Kathryn is a talented seamstress, crafter, artist, monogrammer (is that a word?) and more!
She has an etsy shop that she is in the process of opening so be sure to check her out!

Party Printables including Invites, Toppers & Logos - Anders Ruff Custom Designs
Polka Dot fabric & balloons - Hobby Lobby
Basic Banner, Yellow Napkins - Dollar Tree
Cupcake Liners & Topper Sticks - Michaels
Dr. Oetker Vanilla Cake Mix - Earthfare
Photography - Kathryn Crafts and Maureen Anders


Monday, March 28, 2011

{DIY Tutorial} Egg Shaped Old Fashioned Candy Buttons

DIY Tutorial: Egg Shaped Candy Buttons

Did you see our feature on our Easter Has Sprung Collection photo shoot yesterday?
We had many comments asking how to make the old fashioned candy buttons.

- Copy Paper (Cut into 4"x5" rectangles or whatever size you prefer)
- Printed Egg Stencil Shape (Download yours here)
- Piping Bag or Kit (I love my Kuhn Rikon Cookie Piping Kit! shown below)
- Cello Bags (Optional) for packaging
- Printable Patterned Papers from our Easter Has Sprung Collection (Optional) for packaging.

Recipe (via Rachel Ray)
Ingredients Needed:

- 3 Cups Confectioners Sugar
- 2 Egg Whites
- Food Coloring

1. Using an electric mixer, beat the confectioners' sugar and egg whites until thick and smooth, about 5 minutes.

2. Divide the icing into small bowls
(the number of bowls = the number of colors you want to mix).

3. Mix the colors you want for your candy buttons. I did some mix-ology to create the aqua, chartreuse, etc.

4. Put your colored icing into piping bags/containers with simple round icing tips.

5. Place the Egg template underneath one of your copy paper sheets.

6. Start piping the shape of the egg with simple dots. Get creative with your color scheme.

7. Allow to dry overnight.

8. Package in cello bags and use patterned papers as a pretty topper.

Thanks to Danielle of A Few of My Favorite Things for sharing the icing recipe with us.
We took the recipe and ran with it "egg style" ;-)


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

{New in the Shop} Some new collections in our shop...

Busy here at A.R! We just finished up with our Easter Has Sprung design photoshoot (Printables available here in the shop)

We have been working on quite a few fun new collections.... busy, busy!
Here are just a few of the new ones we introduced to our shop....

Pirates.... arggh matey!

We worked on this pirates package for Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie. She put together an awesome photoshoot that I'm sure we'll be seeing soon online.... Can't wait!
Also, by popular demand, we are creating a printable package to match our Princess and Pirates invitation... coming soon!
We also just introduced a Dinosaur party invitation and printable coordinating package....

A Dr. Seuss inspired invitation and package..... (For an awesome client... can't wait to show you her photos (being taken by Jenny Collier - a super talented photographer!)

By popular demand, Sesame Street inspired collections (Elmo and Cookie Monster style)

Also coming soon...
Princess & Pirates Package
Citrus Shower Package
Chic Baby Shower Package
GOLF Package
and Robot Package

Tomorrow I'll be posting Super P's party (Part THREE)!



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