Paper and all things papercraft have been a major feature in my life for the past 5 years. Before that I did an array of crafty things (sewing, knitting, cross-stitch) but nothing made me buzz like paper. I am grateful on a daily basis to have found a hobby that’s so engaging, gives me such pleasure and has allowed me to be involved with lovely like-minded people.
As well as being a paper & stamp addict, I also have a ‘real’ job as a Speech Pathologist. I work with young children helping them develop their communication skills. This is also engaging, gives me pleasure and is a lovely community. Funnily enough, quite a few of the people I went to uni with have ended up taking crafty pathways also. One of those is Joni who owns Imahlia Designs – an accessory business based in Karratha, WA. Her business has been an amazing success and to celebrate her long time love of handmade gorgeousness and the first birthday of her own handmade adventure, she organised an online birthday party!
The theme for the birthday bash was “summertime candy” and she provided some great inspiration pictures to get us all started. I’ve lost track of how many talented handmaidens contributed to the showcase – there’s so many amazing contributions including dolls, clothes, accessories, party items & room decor. It started last night with a bang! and continues through until tomorrow afternoon. You can see the full range of items available here.
My contribution was a Sweet Stack Birthday Party set:
The main item in the set is the hundreds & thousands shaker invite using Build a Birthday stamp set, Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set & Lots of Labels framelits. Thanks to Kylie Bertucci for the 100s & 1000s inspiration!
And a marbled thank you card made using the baby wipe technique and Watercolor Thank You stamp set.
I also decided to ‘sweeten the deal’ and include a set of gold sparkly star cake toppers made using the new Medium Star punch:
It was such a fun set to make. Hopefully it sells in the showcase, but I’ll be secretly happy to keep them to use myself if they don’t! The hundreds & thousands shaker invites are too cute – hours of shake-shake-shake fun!
Happy 1st Birthday to Imahlia Designs. Joni’s put together the most incredible showcase and is a delight to work with. Wishing her & her business every success. If you see something in the showcase that you’d like to buy, use the codeword ‘sweets’ when you comment sold. Kelly x