Stampington has a brand new publication focused on parent/child creative collaborations: Create With Me. It arrived in my mailbox yesterday... and I'm not the only one curious to check out what's inside.
Doesn't that look familiar? My daughter's 6th cat birthday party is featured... even announces it on the cover. So exciting! I think what's so special about highlighting this particular party is how low-glitz it was.
There are so many gorgeous and fancy kid's parties these days...
and as inspiring as they are, I find them to be somewhat unattainable in the reality of everyday life and most family's budgets. I'm honored that our extremely successful, but quite humble handmade party, has been recognized this way. Big thanks to editor: Amber Demien! And a big hand to all of my daughter's wonderful "cat" friends that made the day so special. One of the best parts of her birthday has lived on and is now framed in her room. She had worked so hard on (and been so proud of) her cat portrait for Pin the Hat on the Cat, that we saved it.
To honor it, we cut it out and mounted it to a painted canvas. A mini bunting was added that I snipped out from the my very original newspaper bunting. Her birthday cat now lives on the wall across from her bed. It's the first thing my daughter sees when she gets up in the morning.
And remember this Valentine Stamp that she made? It's in this issue also!
As you can imagine, my daughter's feeling mighty happy! Me too. I've never seen her so interested in an art magazine... we poured over the pages together.
Yay, there's our friend Jennifer Casa who has two girls the same age as mine!
Create With Me should be hitting the stands at any moment. Go take a peek!
And here are some links from this post that you might find fun:
- cat party! part one
- cat party! part two
- The Piñata
- diy stamps for children
- those pajamas my girl's wearing in the top are still going strong from way back here.
- if you look closely at this photo from my recent classroom at Squam you can see the snips in the bunting that I made for the cat portrait. waste not want not!