WIN a cute drawing!

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Hey Shy Socialites fans! We are offering a NEW semi custom printable, stationery with a cute sketch of YOU (or someone you love) on it! The art-style that will be using is show in these samples, a cute sketch style, We are adding it to the shop today, but YOU could win a FREE PDF! Visit our Facebook page a leave a comment on the post there (alternatively you can comment here and be entered to win!) and we will randomly choose a winner (or two) to get a free little drawing of themselves and a personalized stationery PDF. It is designed to print 2 per 8.5 by 11 inch paper and fits in a standard 3.5 x 6.25 envelope, but we can include a PDF to print a matching envelope for you as well. Please share this post and help us spread the word! If this goes well we will do more give-aways when new shop items are added.

Thank you so much and have an amazing day!

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Cute Candy Corn Matching Game!

Hello friends, have we got a treat for you!

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This free printable match game is a perfect way to keep your little goblins and ghouls entertained as they wait to trick or treat. Also a fun game to add to your Halloween party, or a nice quiet time activity. The line-up includes our favorite, Unicandycorn, as well as Pirate Corn, Candy Kitty, Mad Science Corn and many more.

Print on white medium weight-cardstock. We are also including a coordinating pattern page for you to print on the reverse side, or you can use it for Halloween crafts.

Get your cards here!

Get your coordinating pattern page here!

Looking for some coordinating fun from our shop (and want to help support your favorite designers) you can purchase:

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Coordinating Invitations

Take a look at all of our Halloween Invitations here:

Halloween Shop

There is still time to order a custom illustrated design in time for Halloween as well, you can order that here.

Thank you so much, please leave a comment and share.

Kindly,

Patricia and Barbara, Shy Socialites

Dinner Planner Printables

Hello there, HAPPY FALL!

It is our busy time of year! School activities, holidays coming up, my little one turns 5 in September, and Barbara’s turns 4 in October, not to mention both of our wedding anniversaries are in Fall! Where is the time going?

We try to make things runs as smoothly as possible by being as organized as possible and planning, planning is key. We plan our trips (apple picking time!), organize our schedule around activities, and try to keep our homes running as smoothly as possible (which for me, with 3 boys is not always that smooth).

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One thing we both like to do to is meal plan. It helps with time, budget, and making sure our family eats healthy meals.

We have created and want to share with you this handy dinner-planning printable. It has a section for each day of the week along with a place for notes and a shopping list along the bottom. We have also created coordinating recipe cards, so you can quickly write down some of your favorite recipes and add them to you weekly meal plan.

Click here for your planner page

Click here for your recipe cards

You can find more recipe cards and planning items in our shop here: Planner Pages

If you are planning a dinner party, we invite you to browse our shop for the perfect invitation! You can find us at Etsy and ShySocialites.com.

We are also available to create custom invitations, illustrations and printables to suit your needs. We would love to talk to you and help you plan your gatherings!

Looking for more ideas for organizing your week? Visit Strawberry Blondie Kitchen where you will find a lot of tips to make your life easier, and some delicious recipes.

Kindly,

Patricia

Spring is Buzzing!

 Bee Shopping and to-do pages, custom illustrated and designed by Shy Socialites!

Bee Shopping and to-do pages, custom illustrated and designed by Shy Socialites!

Spring is my favorite time of year, from the sweet celebration of Easter, to the amazing fragrance trees budding and beautiful sound of birds chirping. 

I also love Spring cleaning and organizing. This Spring with a new home and new garden, I know I will be one busy bee, so I create some printables to help make the gardening, cooking, cleaning and shopping easier, with a fun bee and hive thing (we all know it is important to keep your hive in order!

As a gift to you Shy Socialites would like you to have the shopping and to-to list printables!
You can pick them up here: Bee Shopping and To-Do Lists.

You can find the rest of the set here on out Shy Socialites Shop page. and at Etsy. Here is a handy link to Etsy if you prefer to shop there:  Etsy Bee Search.  While you are there take a look at our other planner and organization items : Planner Search!

Click on the image to be taken to our shop to purchase. Come back soon to see more patterns and items to help you organize and decorate your space. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting the blog, leave a comment, let us know what you think of the bee design, and what organization and planner items you would like to see in Shy Socialite signature styles.

Kindly and with Warm Spring Wishes,

Tricia 

 Bee Label Set

Bee Label Set

Custom illustrations by Shy Socialites

Are you looking for a unique and personalized gift idea? These custom illustrations are so fun! Whether your looking for that perfect wedding or anniversary gift, housewarming gift, or just something different for that special someone our custom illustrations are the perfect gift for every occasion! We offer individual portraits, family portraits, staff portraits, house illustrations, pet portraits and more. Completely customized and hand drawn from scratch just for you by our incredibly talented illustrator, Patricia Wilson. Purchase one of our custom listings today and let's get started on creating the perfect drawing for you.

 

You can find our custom illustrations and more samples here

A Tropical Vacation via Your Printer

We would like to take you on a tropical holiday, or at least make it FEEL like you are on one.  Our shop is filled with fun Tropical inspired invitations and printables. Have fun browsing through our selection of delightful items. Have something in mind but don't see it in the shop? Let us know, chances are we can create just what you are looking for.

Our gift to you today is the playful and fun Hula Monkey paper doll, all ready for an island get-away. Click here for your paper doll.

View all the tropical invitations in our Etsy shop here.

Etsy Tropical Invitations

Here are a few of our favorites!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog, we truly appreciate it.  Take a moment and let us know what you think of the paper doll and what kind of tropical designs you would like to see.

Kindly-Tricia and Barbara -the Shy Socialites

Rainbows and Tugboats

Not your usual combination, but one of many themes we could combine to create a unique party theme for you!  Have two special people you want to celebrate at once?  We can come up with a creative way to combine themes and make the party fun and memorable.  Sure we can do the usual princesses and pirate, or mermaids and pirates, but what about hokey playing dogs wearing camo? We have done it!  Superheros and sharks?  Maybe you would be interested in a detective farmyard party?  If you have something you need for a combo party, we can create it!  In the meantime, take a look at these fun invitations already in our shop!

Pick up your Nautical Coloring Page Here

Pick up your Rainbow Coloring Page Here

Plan a Safari Day!

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Adventure awaits when you plan a safari-themed party or gathering for your favorite people!

Whether celebrating someone's special day or just having fun with friends, a safari-theme is a great way to play!  You can set up a safari scavenger hunt, have the explorers search from one clue to the next and end it with a special treat!  If you have a wagon, you can turn it into a "boat" and take your guests on a jungle-themed cruise, setting up different scenes along the way, like a snapping alligator pond, rhinos on the savanna, elephants in a wading pool and giraffes munching from the trees (toy animals only, please).  A craft station is perfect for your safari adventure, create friendships bracelets or decorate hats.  Keep the foods healthy, fresh and light for the warm jungle, but give the food cute names like "Crocodile Cucumber", "Macaw Mac and Cheese", "Watering Hole Watermelon", and "Safari-So-Salad.

A fun themed event any day is a great way to create a memory.  No need limit you gatherings to just birthdays and holidays.

We want to help you get started with this coloring page, our gift to you, a fun (and funny) Hippo and his bird friend all dressed and ready for their adventure. Click here for your coloring page PDF.

Looking for more?  We have some wonderful safari themed invitations and printables (some links will take you to our Etsy shop)

The adventure begins here, take a look at these and other great invitations in our shop!  We are always available for custom illustration and design. 

DIY Fall Wreath for just $10 or less

Make this high impact wreath for just $10 or less.

This is a fun and super quick project that requires absolutely no skills, no gluing, and best of all uses easy to find materials and accessories that you probably already have on hand which would make this craft completely free!!! I purchased all of the supplies I needed at my local Dollar Store. The only items I already had were the pool noodle and duct tape that I used to make the form. Here is a list of supplies I used and how I made mine but keep in mind you can get as creative as you'd like accessorizing your wreath using various ribbons, foliage, candies, faux fruit, bark, branches, corn, etc etc etc. The possibilities are endless and now that I have made this one so easily I may have to make one for every occasion! Okay so here goes:

Supplies

  • Pool Noodle
  • Duct Tape
  • 3 rolls Burlap Ribbon (9 yards each)
  • 1 Roll orange burlap ribbon for bunch/bow
  • Faux flowers (I used approx 6 bunches)
  • Glitter Pumpkin (optional)
  • String or Wire (or hot glue) to attach everything to your wreath

STEP 1.) Take your pool noodle and duct tape the ends together. I found this made the perfect large scale wreath for my front door. Feel free to trim the noodle if you want something a bit smaller.

 Use a pool noodle & Duct Tape to make a large wreath form

STEP 2.) Wrap the burlap ribbon around the noodle. Secure the end with a pin, tape, glue, or whatever you have handy. I used a straight pin from my sewing kit and that worked quite well. Floral pins or a safety pin would be great for this if you have them or just a dab of glue if your worried about poking yourself.

STEP 3.) Attach your floral elements and accesories using string/raffia/wire. You can use hot glue if you want but I liked using string as to not burn myself ( I am very accident prone) and it felt a lot more secure to me. I even was able to attach the glitter pumpkin at the end using string through a hole at the bottom of the pumpkin. If it did not have a hole I guess I would have had to pull out the hot glue gun to attach it. I chose to only add flowers to about 2/3rds of the round alternating the direction the foliage was placed towards the end. I then used a bow made of orange burlap to cover the gap and hide my strings. 

STEP 4.) Use ribbon or burlap at the top of wreath to attach to your door! Voila. I think this whole thing took me about 15 minutes or less to make (shopping not included)

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it inspired you to create something beautiful. If you make one as well or have suggestions or comments let us know we love to hear from you! It may be a bit early still but....Happy Fall :)

Happy Mermaid Monday!

Summer is here, the perfect time for a mermaid themed party!  Whether celebrating your special occasion at the pool, the beach, indoors or out, we have some of the splashiest mermaid invitations available.  From beautiful faux glitter mermaid tail invitations, to cartoon mermaid drawings, we have something that will be a perfect fit for your mermaid princess!  See something you like but need modifications? We can do that!  And like all of the designs in our store, our Mermaid invitation designs can be turned into party kits, we can make banners, candy-bar wrappers, gift tags, coloring pages and so much more!
 

Speaking of coloring pages here is a printable ready for paints, crayon, pencils and glitter! A mermaid color-cut-and-play jewelry set.  Your little merfolk will have fun making this crown, necklace and bracelet in their own one-of-a-kind style. A free gift for you :)

Click here for your Mermaid Jewelry Set

We are ready to help you put your mermaid party together, and make your celebration go swimmingly!

Have another theme in mind for your party?  Contact us, we can create something just for you!

Kindly,

Tricia and Barbara, the Shy Socialites

A few of our favorite Mermaid Invitations