Today I wanted to feature the wonderful Le Papier Studio
that focuses on illustrating unique sophisticated custom silhouette design.  

I'm so thrilled that they recently just launched their first book called, Silhouette Art.  

This book is so cute and informative, featuring  instructions, papers and patterns for making modern heirlooms.
Meet the arthur - Vana Chupp:
 Professionally trained as an architect, Vana Chupp has always been artistically inspired by the sweet and simple moments in life.  Her craft was born with the birth of her beautiful boy Nikolas. Documenting her son's milestones by cleverly capturing his personality, emotion, playfulness and essence, she began using silhouettes to tell her own life story.  It's a love story - continuing to blossom, with Nikolas as her muse. Coming full circle, Vana was able to combine her passion and artistic expressions and share it all with you!
In 2008 Vana launched her dream job; Le Papier Studio, a small woman-owned business that expresses creativity and inspiration, all the while giving her time to fulfill her most important job; being a mom.  Le Papier Studio specializes in illustrating unique custom silhouettes. Vana's charming and intimate custom silhouettes will capture your heart and symbolize your treasured memories for years to come. 
~*~


If you like this elegant style of design as we do, 
follow Vana's Blog!



Tuesday, October 05, 2010 Val
Today I wanted to feature the wonderful Le Papier Studio
that focuses on illustrating unique sophisticated custom silhouette design.  

I'm so thrilled that they recently just launched their first book called, Silhouette Art.  

This book is so cute and informative, featuring  instructions, papers and patterns for making modern heirlooms.
Meet the arthur - Vana Chupp:
 Professionally trained as an architect, Vana Chupp has always been artistically inspired by the sweet and simple moments in life.  Her craft was born with the birth of her beautiful boy Nikolas. Documenting her son's milestones by cleverly capturing his personality, emotion, playfulness and essence, she began using silhouettes to tell her own life story.  It's a love story - continuing to blossom, with Nikolas as her muse. Coming full circle, Vana was able to combine her passion and artistic expressions and share it all with you!
In 2008 Vana launched her dream job; Le Papier Studio, a small woman-owned business that expresses creativity and inspiration, all the while giving her time to fulfill her most important job; being a mom.  Le Papier Studio specializes in illustrating unique custom silhouettes. Vana's charming and intimate custom silhouettes will capture your heart and symbolize your treasured memories for years to come. 
~*~


If you like this elegant style of design as we do, 
follow Vana's Blog!




Birthday parties and Halloween are just around the corner!

Thinking about dressing up your child as a ballerina, fairy princess, tinkerbell, or butterfly?  
Then look no further and challenge yourself in designing your child's tutu with this easy DIY no sew video tutorial that worked for my daughter's *Little Ballerina* 4th Birthday Party!  


that I followed by Julie Figueroa:


However, my tutu's were a craft that each child got to creatively craft on their own at my daughter's ballerina party, along with matching hair clips.  They got to decorate their tutu's and hair clips by choosing from a variety of colorful ribbons, flowers, and rhinestones!


For more details on this Little Ballerina Party theme and DIY printable party accessories, 

If you encounter questions about how to make this "no sew" tutu, 
feel free to ask us on our facebook page.


~*~

Adorable accessories that you can add onto your little girl's tutu are featured below:


Purple Fairy Wings, crafted by Kroma Design Studio


Pretty in Pink Little Girl Bracelet, crafted by Gorgeous Georgia


Fairy Wand, crafted by Cara Magic
 

Hailey Floral Hair Clip, crafted by Vee & Elle

Monday, October 04, 2010 Val

Birthday parties and Halloween are just around the corner!

Thinking about dressing up your child as a ballerina, fairy princess, tinkerbell, or butterfly?  
Then look no further and challenge yourself in designing your child's tutu with this easy DIY no sew video tutorial that worked for my daughter's *Little Ballerina* 4th Birthday Party!  


that I followed by Julie Figueroa:


However, my tutu's were a craft that each child got to creatively craft on their own at my daughter's ballerina party, along with matching hair clips.  They got to decorate their tutu's and hair clips by choosing from a variety of colorful ribbons, flowers, and rhinestones!


For more details on this Little Ballerina Party theme and DIY printable party accessories, 

If you encounter questions about how to make this "no sew" tutu, 
feel free to ask us on our facebook page.


~*~

Adorable accessories that you can add onto your little girl's tutu are featured below:


Purple Fairy Wings, crafted by Kroma Design Studio


Pretty in Pink Little Girl Bracelet, crafted by Gorgeous Georgia


Fairy Wand, crafted by Cara Magic
 

Hailey Floral Hair Clip, crafted by Vee & Elle

{Photo from Bakers Royale}

Have you been wanting to try a new delicious frosting recipe for the Fall season?

Check out this pretty cappuccino color frosting made of Peanut Butter!

Simple and fun to make, just follow the recipe below and top it off with:

Reeses peanut butter cups...

{Photo from Veg SF}

 or even Reeses pieces...

{Photo from A Baked Creation}

{Photo from A Baked Creation}

Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

Yield: Enough to frost 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup heavy cream
{Photo from A Beantown Baker}
Directions:
Place the confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as you work. Add the cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.
Friday, October 01, 2010 Val
{Photo from Bakers Royale}

Have you been wanting to try a new delicious frosting recipe for the Fall season?

Check out this pretty cappuccino color frosting made of Peanut Butter!

Simple and fun to make, just follow the recipe below and top it off with:

Reeses peanut butter cups...

{Photo from Veg SF}

 or even Reeses pieces...

{Photo from A Baked Creation}

{Photo from A Baked Creation}

Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

Yield: Enough to frost 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup heavy cream
{Photo from A Beantown Baker}
Directions:
Place the confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium-low speed until creamy, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as you work. Add the cream and beat on high speed until the mixture is light and smooth.