Sunday, October 30, 2011

Holiday Candy Table

Our Candy Table at Girls Night Out at The Dandelion Patch in Leesburg last week was a huge hit. If you missed it, we hope you can join us on Tuesday, Nov 1st at Personalization Palooza at The Dandelion Patch in Reston. Hampton Paper will be printing personalized stickers onsite while you wait! We will have another candy table set up and give you all the inside scoop on how you can set one up for the holidays.

I wanted to show this photo first as it was the talk of the party. I also like the idea of Dear Santa, I want it all!!

Love this idea for a gift for your neighbors and for the kids. Who doesnt love a Hershey Bar!

Table set up - looks so festive! All candy is from Oriental Trading Company. Can I just say not one piece was broken? They did a great job packing everything. Yay!

Our Kiss stickers fit perfectly on these holidya lifesafers. Fun!

I selected the wreath with holly image for this table. So classic and our best selling holiday image. I think it might be eclipsed this year with the addition of our Soldier and Nutcracker.

Kiss Jar.

Have you you ever seen Holiday Tootsie Rolls? They were a perfect addition.

Holiday Lifesafers. Love the colors.

Kiss Stickers are selling like crazy.

Candy Bags from Michaels.

I am obsessed with these lollipops! I added this ribbon to the holder and love the way it completes the look.

This is holiday bubble gum. Its pink and green on the inside.

The taffy was my favorite. So festive and colorful.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

On My Bookshelf: The End of Normal

Just Finished Stephanie Madoff's new book, The End of Normal. So honest and sad and so many unanswered questions.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Girls Night Out Thursday October 27, 2011

Sneak Peak at the Candy Table I assembled for Girls Night out Tonight at The Dandelion Patch in Leesburg. Hope you can join us! 1603 Village Market Blvd, SE Suite # 114, 7:00 -9:00.
I will share all the "how to" details this weekend. It was super easy and so festive for the upcoming holidays!

Friday, October 21, 2011


I am pretty confident that the only place you will find more Legos than in my basement is at the Lego store. Really, its unimaginable that anyone could have as many Lego's in their house as I do! It's a passion of Thomas' and that's why he wants it to be the theme for his next birthday. (its 6 months away and he is already thinking about it, what can I say, apple doesn't fall far from the tree). I am going into overdrive with all the endless possibilities with this theme. Starting with the goody bags of course - so many fun things to do I am already working on it.

I know the days are getting shorter and a bit cooler so new indoor activities are worth their weight in gold. If you have little ones that like Lego's I thought I could share with you a few ideas that might freshen up the activity a bit!

We just purchased felt (on sale $2.99 a yard) at Joanne's Fabric this week to make some backgrounds for the Lego village. Its a fun activity for the kids and inexpensive too. The best part is it keeps them occupied for hours (yes I said hours!)

Thomas used the green felt as the grass and background. He cut round circles out of brown felt for the ground.

Here is is boat on a pond made from light blue felt.

Here is a watermill on the river - darker blue felt. So creative!!!

Thomas also made a road out of the brown felt for the horse drawn carriage.

A small building. We are headed back to Joanne's this weekend to get grey fabric for stones.

If you are looking to organize your Lego's - here are a few good ideas that you might like.

I purchased a few scrapbook embellishment containers at Michael's and we use them to sort speciality pieces. (the sorting is a good busy work activity too)

We always receive a lot of compliments on how we organize our Lego's. Its very easy! We purchased a bunch of clear boxes from The Container Store and sorted our Lego's by color. The boxes are the shoe box size and are inexpensive. It makes it easy for the kids to find what they are looking for.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Care for Kids Starts Oct 21

Hampton Paper Designs is participating in Care for Kids again this year for orders purchased through our web site! Send us an email with your card # and we will send you the promo code. May we suggest these great items?

2 notepads 50 sheets each $24.00

Notepad in Acrylic 150 sheets, $32.00

Personalized Framed Print 12 by 12 $75.00

Framed print 12 by 12 $60.00

Sketchpad $28.00

Writing Journal $28.00

Everyday Set of Gift Enclosures and Envelopes 8 for $10.00

Holiday Set of Gift Enclosures and Envelopes 8 for $10.00

Book Labels 27 for $18.00

Gift Tags 27 for $18.00

My Busy Week for Girls $28.00

My Busy Week for Boys $28.00

Are You Ready for Halloween?

Are you ready for Halloween this year? We are almost ready at my house! My mom is sewing up some Astronaut costumes for the boys that are out of this world and we are busy assembling our Halloween Candy (which is already down 2 kit kats!)

If you haven't ordered your personalized stickers for your goody bags, kiss stickers or Hershey Bars and wrappers, it's not too late! We can still get everything shipped for arrival before Halloween. Check out our web site for the complete halloween image offering. We just added the haunted house and witch. Here are a few ideas.

Personalized Stickers for the goody bags or to put on favor bags. 27 for $18.00

Available on HPD web site or Etsy.

Kiss Stickers are 108 for $12.00 and each add'l sheet is $6.00.

The spider web looks so cool on the Kisses.

Here's what's being offered at the Mika house this year. Hershey Bars 25 for 75.00.

Love the colors on this image.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Magic of Turning 5!

Love these photos submitted by a client from her son's 5th birthday party. Looks like it was a magical celebration!

HPD gift enclosures 27 for $28.00

Monday, October 17, 2011

Before and After: Landscaping

We are in need of some serious landscaping. Thankfully, we only have to wait for 2 more days till Vale Landscaping begins the transformation. We love their proposal which includes Leyland Cypresses, Colorado Spruce, Arborvitae, Serbian Spruce, Crape Myrtles and more!

The large Leyland Cypress and Arborvitae will fill up the big space shown here on the right and give us some great privacy. The Serbian Spruce will anchor the right corner. Work will also include something to cover the pool equipment.

The back left will be anchored with the Blue Spruce.

A Deodora Cedar and 3 Crape Myrtles will be here soon!