Dazzling Under the Sea party ideas that will make a splash!

If you read my post on dressing up your backyard party, you know a theme can help you make party-planning easier, and tie together the whole look and feel of your event. Themed parties are popping up everywhere these days, and right now, Under the Sea  is one of the most […] Read More »

Color Mixer | an ‘under the sea’ party palette

Thinking about throwing an under the sea themed party? Start the inspiration with color palettes #color #palettes #underthesea #themedparty

Later this week, I’ll be sharing a bunch of tips for throwing an Under the Sea themed party—including color palettes to tie the whole thing together. This sophisticated blue palette is just one of many options, and just part of the fun, so make sure to check back for the […] Read More »

My daddy and me: a free Father’s Day printable fill-in book

My daddy and me: a free Father’s Day printable fill-in book | Cardstore Blog

Recently, our product development manager, Becca, told us a story about her 4-year-old son, and what he had to say about what Daddy does for work. His answer? Drink coffee. That’s it. Nothing else! (Nice sounding job, huh?) Kids always seem to have the best answers for everything, and with Father’s Day coming […] Read More »

This DIY ombré tissue paper backdrop makes any celebration a bit more fun!

This DIY ombré tissue paper backdrop makes any celebration a bit more fun! | Cardstore Blog

With my husband’s 30th birthday and my baby shower both coming up in a couple of weeks, I’m in full on party planning mode! So naturally, when I found out that Carter, Jessica‘s totally adorable son, is having his third birthday party soon, I knew I wanted to help out […] Read More »

Free Princess party printables to make your little one feel extra royal on her big day!

Free Princess party printables to make your little one feel extra royal on her big day! | Cardstore Blog

Last month I worked on a design for this princess party invitation, and that got me thinking about other things I could create for a princess-themed party. Whenever I think of princess parties, I think of the color pink. But more importantly, I think of tiaras—because you can’t have a princess […] Read More »

My most favorite Mother’s Day card of all time, and where it came from

My most favorite Mother’s Day card of all time, and where it came from

With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought it might be a good time to a share the story behind one of my favorite Mother’s Day cards. Last year, when we sat down to brainstorm some new Mother’s Day ideas, I couldn’t help but think about the Mother’s Day gift my […] Read More »

Card-making just got WAY more fun for kids (and adults!)

Our finished paper greeting card made on the Creatacard app!

I love Saturday mornings at home with my little man. My husband works on Saturdays, so Carter and I make breakfast together, play games, and just generally spend quality time together. It’s usually easy for us to stay busy, but winter has been LONG this year in Ohio, and lately […] Read More »

7 cool things to do with kids art (that don’t involve the fridge)

6 cool things to do with kids art (that don't involve the fridge) | Cardstore Blog

When we were kids, my brothers and I created so much “artwork,” that I’m sure finding room on the fridge for all of it was a real challenge! But somehow, my mom always found a way to make it work (and to this day, I’m pretty sure she still has […] Read More »

Arrr you ready for a party? Free pirate party printables

Arrr you ready for a party? Free pirate party printables | Cardstore Blog

After Elizabeth provided her tips for planning a party like a pro, I really wanted to do a little more to help make your own party look and feel really special. So, if you’re planning on having a pirate-themed kids party, you’re in luck! I figured the best way to help […] Read More »

The 10 most creative ways to document your baby’s first year

The 10 most creative ways to document baby's first year | Cardstore Blog

Back when Carter was first born, I bought a set of month-by-month onesie stickers from Etsy that I used to document his first year. At the time, I seriously thought I was the MOST creative mom on the block. But boy, oh boy, have some of these other moms outdone […] Read More »