{think cute designs} i pick you valentine’s day collection for boys and girls and SUPERCHICK challenge

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i pick you hershey kiss stickers

i was delighted to receive an email over the holiday break from genevieve, the owner of superchickland. as you may already know, genevieve is the creative genius behind the kandy kones seen on many party blogs and at birthday parties and celebrations around the globe. so, when she asked ME to be a part of the SUPERCHICK KANDY KONE STYLING CONTEST” i could hardly wait.[paragraph split]genevieve would send me {along with 7 other designers/stylists} 6 custom kandy kones. we were not only to style the cones in a fun and unique way but also fill the kones creativity as well. i was up for the challenge. oh, did i mention that there are two guest judges who will have the difficult job of deciding which kandy kone stylist is the winner of the contest? and, guess who the judges are?[paragraph split]pizzazzerie and bird’s party along with the very talented superchick![paragraph split]i had known for some time that i wanted my little blue and pink goose to make their OFFICIAL printable debut, and i could hardly wait to incorporate them into this challenge.[paragraph split]from there, the “i pick you” collection came to life. duck. duck. goose. i pick you. that would be my theme! this collection would featured both boy {blue goose} and girl {pink goose} printables.

i pick you hanging gift tags

once the theme was decided and the design created, i sent the concept to genevieve. she created the most fantastic kones! i couldn’t hardly wait for the package to arrive.

i pick you kandy kones

the kones were perfect![paragraph split]for the challenge of creatively filling the kones, i knew immediately what i wanted to be displayed in each kone. chocolate covered oreos! and, i knew EXACTLY who i wanted to partner with. maria, from love and sugar kisses is so incredibly talented and sweet beyond words. despite her busy schedule and planning her daughter’s birthday party she jumped right on board with me. she created the most lovely oreos along with fondant cupcake toppers with my little goose front and center. each one was a work of art. {and so delicious}

i pick you kandy kones & chocolate covered oreos

i loved the oreos! i adore the hand stamped lettering and the patchwork heart. just genius!

i pick you cupcake toppers

maria’s work takes my breath away! these fondant toppers were truly perfection.

i pick you cupcake toppers

i had so much fun pulling together this photo shoot. of course i wanted to incorporate bright colors, a whimsical feel and little people. so i asked a few of my momma friends if i could borrow their beautiful children for a weekend photo shoot. i was delighted that they all agreed!

i pick you valentine's day display

chocolate covered oreos, hershey kisses, cotton candy, cupcakes and valentine’s day chex mix filled the little table. the kandy kones were just darling standing in the pink and white polka dot little suitcase.

i pick you valentine's day sign

the little ones each took turns riding the little tractor that my grandfather made for us when we were children. maddox looked adorable! i love that sweet smile!

i pick you valetine's day sign

jessie is such a handsome little man!

i pick you valentine's day sign

morgan was a pro at the photos and oh so beautiful!

i pick you valentine's day sign

and my sweet nephew tristan. still posing for his aunt after all these years. oh how i love this little boy!

i pick you kandy kones

after deciding on the theme of the shoot and the newest valentine’s day collection, i knew that i wanted to capture a photo of the kids playing duck duck goose. the one chosen would be handed a kandy kone. the kids were great sports and played right along!

i pick you valentine's day collection

oh the excitement!

i pick you bottle wraps

i do love bottle wraps. these wraps are perfect not only for milk bottles but water bottles and push pops containers too!

i pick you mason jar toppers

one of my new favorite pieces are the mason jar toppers. there are just so many possibilities when using these jars. what would you fill them with?

i pick you hershey kiss stickers

i can’t wait to use these!

i pick you hershey kiss stickers

of course there are the signature hershey kiss stickers to let that special person know that you pick them!

i pick you hershey bar wrappers

i still love the candy bar wrappers. i can’t wait to send a few of these to school this year!

i pick you banner

the banner. always a favorite of mine.

i pick you circle tags

our circle tags come in three different sizes. these are the largest tags and are the perfect addition to the cotton candy!

i pick you hanging tags for girls

i just adore the pink goose!

i pick you granola bar wrappers

looking for a treat for your little one’s classroom that isn’t candy or chocolate? why not wrap granola bars in these cute wrappers!

i pick you valentine's day collection

what an amazingly fun morning we had! i loved being surrounded by such excitement, joy and squeals from all four little people so happy to be a part of my day![paragraph split]happy valentine’s day to you! thanks for “picking me” and allowing me to be a part of your celebrations!

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a BIG thank you to:[paragraph split]
genevieve from superchickland for including me in your contest! your creativity and talent amazes me, and i was honored at the opportunity to work together! your kones were fabby![paragraph split]maria from love and sugar kisses for being amazing, sweet and oh so talented. your oreos and cupcake topppers were truly devine! you make me smile![paragraph split]and the cute necklaces on the girls are from lola rose boutique on etsy. adore![paragraph split]i was honored to be one of eight designers/stylists to participate in this contest. i have attached the links to their blog posts as well so that you can take a look at their amazing creativity![paragraph split]

lovestruck by truly chic inspirations
cupid’s candy shop by printable parties to go
love is wild by oh goodie designs
v’day b.l.u.e. by luxe event design
love is golden by sweet cheeks tasty treats
“mint” to be by idea! event styling
bear hugs and kisses by the party animal

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