Friday, May 27, 2011

Cute & Flirty Graduation Invitations

I am excited to share these cute and flirty graduation invitations for my sister-in-law.  I was so happy with the way they turned out!  Absolutely love the color/leopard print combination that she chose!

Look for pictures from the graduation party later in the month!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Buffalo Chamber of Commerce maps are in!

I am excited to announce that the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce county maps are in!  I have been working with the Chamber on this project for a long time now. Almost a year ago, I was asked to design the layout and advertisements for a Harper County map project that the Chamber was working on.  When I first signed on to the job, I had no idea just how big of a project it would become.  After many delays, technical issues, etc, I am glad to say that we came up with a really great product.  I am grateful to have been given the chance to work on this project.  It has been a great learning experience for Leslie Earnest Studios.

The map features a map of Harper County on one side, and maps of all of the towns in Harper County on the other side.  Around the border of both sides are advertisements and information and pictures about the area.  Maps are free of charge, and are available at the Buffalo Town Hall and the Harper County Journal.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A SWOSU Graduation Party

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of watching my baby sister graduate from college, and I got to throw her and her roommate a party!  When I designed her invitation for her, she wanted to stick with her college's school colors and use the logo in the design so I decided to do the same with the party design.  I made her an 8x10 photo collage that I placed on the table for display as well.  All printables and designs by Leslie Earnest Studios, with the help of my amazing helpers: Lisa, Tracy and Christina- my sister and cousins :)  Thank you guys so much with all of your help cutting and assembling!  The adorable fondant cupcake toppers and cupcakes were made by Skye Carpenter.  She did an absolutely amazing job, especially for her first time working with fondant!  The cookies and sandwiches were made by my sister Lisa.  I think the kids had all of the cookies eaten by the time the adults could get to them ;)

The invitation.  On-screen the bows look a little purple, but printed they are definitely blue.

I just adore the little bulldog on the SWOSU logo!

Caught my son with his hands in the cookies :)

The Graduate!

Congratulations Chelsi on graduating from college!  I am SOOOO proud of you!  You have big dreams and you are more than capable of achieving them.  Good luck!

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Buggy 1st Birthday Party!

I am so happy to be able to share my niece Paige's 1st birthday party!  The party was just amazing, and everything went off without a hitch.  My sister and I were so happy with the way everything turned out.  We couldn't have done it without the help from our sister Chelsi, our mom Sharon and Aunt Carla!  They slaved away Friday evening on whatever project we handed their way :)  Thank you so much!

Bear with me.  I am no photographer :)

Sweet table setup
The sweet table looked amazing!  The cookies and cakes were made by my sister Lisa.  The cookies were decorated by my sister Chelsi and Aunt Carla.  Cupcakes were made by my sister-in-law Candice.  They were strawberry-banana and they tasted amazing!  We served hamburgers, hot dogs and chips from a picnic basket.  Too cute!

Thank you so much to Charynn at Two Sugar Babies for these amazing fondant bugs and letters for our cake!  They looked amazing and they worked so well with our theme.  My sister made a watermelon cake that was very scrumptious and really added to the Spring feel of the party :)

The birthday girl was given her own little 1 cake to tear into.  Too bad she was like her big brother was at his first birthday party, and didn't want ANYTHING to do with it!  At least she didn't scream like he did when she saw the frosting on her hands :)  The flowers for the 1 cake were purchased at Wal-Mart.  This was before I knew about Charynn!  

I was so happy with the way the cupcake wrappers turned out!  The ribbon weaved through them just really made them stand out.

I just had to share this photo collage I made of the kids enjoying the party.  Too cute!

And last but certainly not least, the birthday girl herself...Paige!

Thank you so much for Caryn at Call It A Party for the beautiful onesie and bow!

Enjoying everyone singing to her!

Vendor credits

Party printables, banner, party hat - Leslie Earnest Studios
Fondant Bugs and lettering - Two Sugar Babies 
Candy flowers, candy, plates, silverware, etc - Wal-Mart and Dollar General
1 Onesie and bow - Caryn at Call It A Party!
Pettiskirt - Halo Heaven
Photography by Leslie Earnest Studios