Friday, April 15, 2011

Pink Saturday ~ April 16, 2011

Sweet 16 party.
Last Saturday afternoon my niece had her 16th birthday party. She choose to have a chocolate cake with a lavender fondant with a strawberry filling. YUM! Sorry, I didn't get a shot of the filling...

One of her interests currently is Ballywood dancing which is what inspired me to make her the journal below.  I used a plain spiral bound notebook. I took an image of Ballywood dancers, with the help of Photoshop, I removed the face of one of the dancers and replaced it with a picture of my niece. I added some text to the image.  I added some pretty pink decorative paper and silk ribbons to the outside front. A map of India (notice the pink) is on the outside back cover. I added a few other items to the inside including the bright pink envelope containing a birthday card and money gift.

Then I wrapped it in a piece of shimmery fabric. The fabric will be fun to wear while dancing.

Of course it had a pink bow!

Another niece at the party was kind enough to allow me to photograph the back of her hoodie. Wow, the things we do for Pink Saturday -

And that sums it all up "we love pink!"
Thanks to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound we are going to have another Happy Pink Saturday


  1. Happy Pink Saturday!

    What a fun post!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  2. How cute...that is a great gift idea. AND I totally want that Pink Sweatshirt! :)

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  3. Happy Birthday to the sweet 16!! Love the wrapping and the sweatshirt.
    Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  4. Happy Pink Saturday Linda Sweetie...
    What a darling share today. I love the cake. It looks so beautiful, and I am sure it was SO yummy.
    I love the little balls, that look like pearls around the bottom edge. That is so pretty.

    Now I have not heard of Ballywood dancing, but what fun it looks like. I love the idea you used of putting your neices' face on that of the dancer and making her a journal. So original and the netting wrapping is just beautiful. You are so creative, and I know it had to have been the hit of the party.

    I love that pink jacket. That is so stinkin cute. My oldest grand daughter would be drooling over that for sure.

    A beautiful time at the party. Everything was so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing sweetie. I hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

  5. Happy Sweet 16! I love it!
    What a great cake!

  6. The cake is gorgeous! What a wonderful gift you created for your niece! I bet she loved it!

    Happy PS,

  7. Wonderful pink photos!

    Welcome to visit my
    Pink Saturday!

    Jan Halvard, Norway
    ¡Buenos dias Bolivia!

  8. The cake sounds wonderful, I would like some cake now. The music is very nice how in world do you that? Happy PS Laura

  9. What a swell way to celebrate Sweet 16! Terrific card/journal - I love Photoshop too. Happy PS!!

  10. She is very lucky to have you for her aunt!! How special, this is a bueatiful keepsake and one she will cherish the rest of her life. And you are so clever for making it all about what interests her, your creativity knows no bounds!!

  11. What a fabulous cake - Happy Pink Saturday to you! Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

  12. Hi Linda,
    Wow--I love it all!!! And I love the peace symbols on the cake--what a gorgeous cake...and such a beautiful keepsake you is so special!!!
    And thank you so much for voting--that was sooo sweet of you!!!

  13. Linda, the cake I would not want to cut into, it is fabulous, a work of art in itself! ... but that chocolate & filling would have swayed me for sure.

    Ballywood is the rage as is the rumba now ... the journal is just darling & I am sure she is loving this precious creation from you.

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~

  14. What a sweet gift you gave your niece!! I'll bet she loved it! Happy Pink Saturday!

  15. Hi Linda,
    Thank you so much for joining me for tea!!! And THANK YOU so much for voting!!! That was SO sweet of you!!!

  16. Oh my goodness... Can I be your neice?!!! What a beautiful gift!! Best wishes to her, and I can only imagine how much she surely treasures such a beautiful gift! ~tina


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