Saturday, October 27, 2012

Super Hero Birthday Party

Some pics from my son's 5th Birthday party.

Franklin is in the picture because he had to document his time with him for his class project.

Kids made the city skyline out of foam board

We used a city shower curtain from Target for the backdrop, then I took pictures of each child and put into Photoshop to achieve a comic effect. Kids made decoupage picture frames with comic books as favors.

I designed the signs in Illustrator.

Superhero Cokies

More desserts

Decorations made from vintage comic book designs (dollar store)

Favor bags

To achieve the design I made a cookie cutter out of tinfoil.

Decoupage "G"

Thursday, October 7, 2010

More FREE Printables - Fall Festival!

Fall Fun!
Download, print and use for: Stickers, Favor Tags, Napkin Rings, Placecards, Cupcake Toppers and more!
Looks great with 2" scalloped punch.

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Would love for you to submit photos of your projects you make with these!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

FREE Halloween Printables- candy apple, candy corn, silly monster tags

Free Printables for Halloween!

Wow, feeling creative and generous today. I created these for my wonderful sister Rachel over at Kouklamou Designs to use at her church so I thought I would offer them to you too. Candy Corn, Candy Apple, Chocolate Apple and Monster Tags (12 to a page).

I included jpgs and also pdfs that are all editable in Illustrator for the more experienced amongst us! Please share, but please do not copyright or resell. If you do use them, I would love for you to share with us what you created!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Japanese Inspired Birthday Party

Anime and Manga, Sushi and Chopsticks...
my little girl just turned six!

I recently threw a Japanese Inspired Birthday Party for my 6 year old who loves everything Japanese.

She micromanaged the invite I designed. We made it to look like a Japanese anime comic book.
We made the hair color and style like hers, she wanted a tiny six in Japanese on the fan, so of course we made that happen too! We bought the photo of the little Japanese girl in her kimono from

Here are some of the details

We had a great time making the candy sushi the night before!

Sushi China and Chopsticks were a big hit with the girls. They loved trying to eat the candy sushi with the chopsticks, all of them asked for forks after a few minutes.

We also had veggie sticks and other treats in a sushi steamer.


Each girl made a fan and parasol.

Origami Cranes hung above the table!

The favors were a big hit. Take apart erasers and school supplies each box personalized with the guests' name makes every girl feel special!

Thanks for viewing this! We had a great time and we hope you had a fun time viewing the party!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

FREE Silly Bandz 2" Cirlcles

Silly, Zany, Wacky... whatever your kids call them, they are a huge hit this year. If your child wants a party with these bandz as the theme, here are some free cupcake/tag printables just for you!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Free Printable Lobster Bake Cupcake Toppers

2 inch PartyCircles - Lobster Bake
In honor of our Annual Maine Lobster Bake for my July 3rd Birthday/4th of July Weekend, I have created these free printables for you.
Print on white card stock, cut in columns, cut or punch with 2” scallop circle or 2” circle punch.

Perfect for: Stickers, Favor Tags, Napkin Rings, Placecards, Cupcake Toppers and more!

Download 2" Party Circles - Lobster Bake

Boston Celtics Sugar Cookie Favors

The favorite of all of the New England Sports teams in my house is the Boston Celtics! These cookies were made a few years ago for my friends' son's Celtics birthday party! They were loved by all! I love the Martha Stewart Sugar Cookie and Royal Icing Recipe.

Quantity: 2 Dozen
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons brandy, or milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1.Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar; mix until light and fluffy. With mixer running, add egg, brandy, and vanilla; mix until well combined. With the mixer on low, slowly add reserved flour mixture. Mix until just combined.

2.Transfer dough to a work surface. Shape into 2 discs, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

3.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper; set aside.

4.On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes, and transfer to prepared baking sheets, leaving an inch in between. Leftover dough can be rolled and cut once more. Bake until lightly golden, about 10 minutes; do not allow to brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
5.Decorate with Royal Icing, optional.
sjk Studio tip: For thick sugar cookies that are going to be packaged, this makes about 12-15 cookies. Cookies should be 1/4" thick.


Makes 2 1/3 cups 
  • 1 box confectioners' sugar (1 pound)
  • 5 tablespoons meringue powder, or 2 large egg whites

sjk Studio tip: Use vanilla, almond extract or milk for thinning out icing

1.In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine sugar and meringue powder. Mixing on low speed, add a scant 1/2 cup water. For a thinner consistency, usually used for flooding, add more water. A thicker consistency is generally used for outlining and adding details. Mix until icing holds a ribbonlike trail on the surface of the mixture for 5 seconds when you raise the paddle.

2. Add liquid (see above) to thin out.

Other SJK Studio Tips
  • This is the best icing coloring to use from Wilton.
  • I usually pipe around the outline first and then fill in with a thinner version of the icing.
  • Check out the Wilton color chart if you want to mix colors.
  • To color the icing, the best coloring I have found is Wilton Icing Color. Wilton has a great video tutorial on how to color your icing.
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