September 15, 2015
by Erika

Halloween – Custom Halloween Invitations, Costumes and Parties – Oh my!

As of this post, there are 46 more days until Halloween. I’m just putting that out there, mostly for myself as I have a lot to do before it arrives. Also why I installed a Halloween Countdown Widget to my blog =>
My threenager recently changed schools. I have decided to spend more time with her and am only sending her to preschool for a few hours a week (which means working during those few hours, nap time and at night). Because she moved schools, she is desperately (well probably not desperately) missing her friends – so I had a Super Mommy moment and decided I would throw a Halloween party and invite her old and new friends. I’ve already put out feelers letting everyone know the tentative date and time – and almost everyone has said they are excited – and coming! Eek. This means aside from everything else that goes along with throwing a party, we need to decide on costumes…My daughter has already changed her mind, like a typical girl, I suppose. Here are all of the ones she’s wanted to be so far this year: skeleton, fairy, princess, Frankenstein and now a monster. She’s pretty set on me being a witch (wonder if there’s a subliminal message there) and she wants Daddy to be either a pirate (Captain Hook to be exact) or a wolf.

So, I create invitations, obviously – and I’ve created adult Halloween invitations, a Halloween birthday invitation and quite a few Halloween printables, but have yet to create the one I need – a not so scary kid’s Halloween invitation! I have a big project I’m working on so, I’m hoping to fit it in tomorrow’s to-do’s.

It’s amazing how I instantly find time to create things for my clients – but tend to procrastinate so terribly when it’s for me. My husband recently bought me a book on time management, but I’ve yet to read it (see the irony?). So, if you’re looking for a custom kid’s Halloween invitation, please submit your order – so I will be sure to create it now, vs. tomorrow :)

Well, at least I’ve got some Halloween printables done – although, keep your eye out for lots more. I tend to go overboard when I throw a party! Best thing about instant download printables, they’re a procrastinator’s dream. You can print them the day of the party, if you need to 😉

BlanchardBits Designs

September 1, 2015
by admin

Top 100 Pet Names (Terms of Endearment) for Babies

top 100 pet names or nicknames for baby

You may have been one of the _____ (lucky, unfortunate) ones to have been given a pet name (or nickname) at an early age. Perhaps it stuck, or it may be a distant memory.

Me? I never had a nickname or a pet name growing up. My name, Erika, is not very nickname friendly and my parents weren’t the pet-name-giving types. I felt pretty neglected when I got older, hanging around with all of my cool, nick-name bearing circle of friends, so I worked with them to try and come up with something clever. I think “Ka” may have lasted for a few months, but never really stuck and so I had to wait until I got married to get my own term of endearment. In case you’re curious….I’m now known as Rama (short for Babe-o-Rama) by my husband. I think I came up with it and we both call each other Rama now – have for years. I like it and it gets quite a bit of attention – people are always like, “What did you call him/her?”

Now that I’m a Mom (and totally the pet-name-giving type). I have several nicknames for my daughter Ava Jaclyn. Her primary nickname is Goose or Goosey (a derivative of Silly Goose). She also gets referred to as Baby Girl or AJ. I’m not sure where her pet names were born, but more often than not, they. just. happen. If nothing materializes and you are dying to give your kid a sweet or funny pet name, here is a list of the top 100 Pet Names (or nicknames) to consider for your little girl or boy (not including the basics ones, such as: sweetheart, dear, babe, etc.)

Silly Goose Sweet Pea

  1. Ace
  2. Angel
  3. Angel Baby
  4. Angel Face
  5. Baby Cakes
  6. Baby Girl
  7. Baby Doll
  8. Baby Face
  9. Bean
  10. Boo
  11. Boo-Boo
  12. Bubba
  13. Bubby
  14. Bubkins
  15. Bubs
  16. Buckaroo
  17. Bud
  18. Buddy
  19. Bug
  20. Buggie
  21. Buggie-Boo
  22. Buttercup
  23. Champ
  24. Chief
  25. Chunk
  26. Chunky Monkey
  27. Cuddle Bunny
  28. Cutie Patootie
  29. Cutie Pie
  30. Dolly
  31. Duckling
  32. Ducky
  33. Dumpling
  34. Funny Bunny
  35. Fuzzy Bunny
  36. Goose
  37. Goosey Goose
  38. Half-Pint
  39. Hugabug
  40. Huggy Bear
  41. Huggy Buggy
  42. Huggy Bunny
  43. Hunny Bunny
  44. Jellybean
  45. Kiddo
  46. Kitten
  47. Kitty
  48. Laddie
  49. Lassie
  50. Lil’ Bit
  51. Lil’ Boss
  52. Lil’ Guy
  53. Lil’ Man
  54. Loo-Loo
  55. Love Bug
  56. Lovie
  57. Lovie Dovie
  58. Monkey
  59. Mr. Man
  60. Muffin
  61. Munchkin
  62. Peanut
  63. Pet
  64. Pinkie Pie
  65. Prince
  66. Princess
  67. Puddin’
  68. Puddin-Pie
  69. Pumpkin
  70. Punkin’
  71. Punkin-Pie
  72. Punkin-Wunkin
  73. Punky
  74. Rollie Pollie
  75. Shortcake
  76. Shortie
  77. Short Stuff
  78. Silly Goose
  79. Silly Willy
  80. Slugger
  81. Smiley
  82. Snugabug
  83. Snuggle Bunny
  84. Sport
  85. Sprout
  86. Squirt
  87. Stinker
  88. Stinker Bear
  89. Stinker-Winker
  90. Stretch
  91. Sunshine
  92. Sweetcakes
  93. Sweetie
  94. Sweetiekins
  95. Sweetpea
  96. Sweets
  97. Tiger
  98. Tiny
  99. Toots
  100. Turbo

Did I miss any? I’d love to hear your (or your child’s) pet name!

Love your baby’s pet name? Create a keepsake of it! I’d be happy to create something custom for his or her nursery!

BlanchardBits Designs

June 17, 2015
by admin

Personalized Father’s Day Photo Gift

So, this is what I’ve made for my husband this year. Unfortunately, I was late to the game posting it on my Etsy Shop. I have gotten quite a bit of compliments on this one. It’s a simple and sweet gift for the world’s best husband  (which is mine, of course) and Daddy.

Fathers Day Lucky Best Dad mockup color

I hope you enjoy your weekend – and be sure to celebrate the Dad’s that deserve it!

May 30, 2015
by admin

Unique Fathers Day Gift

Unique Fathers Day Gift

Just added. Want a unique Father’s Day gift? Give him this unique Father’s Day Eye Chart with a sweet message:


A great way to wish Dad a Happy Father’s Day! It makes a great last minute gift too, as most of my orders are processed the same day.

Want it framed or gift wrapped? Just let me know and I will send you options and pricing.

You can view the listing here:

May 22, 2015
by admin

Unique Fathers Day Gift for New Daddy

Fathers Day Poem From Baby Boy   Fathers Day Poem From Baby Girl

Help celebrate Daddy’s first Father’s Day! This is the perfect Father’s Day gift for the new Daddy!! This personalized poetry print features your child’s name and custom colors to match your decor. This print is designed to be a gift from new baby daughter or son to their special Father and sure to bring happy tears for years to come.

Category: Personalized Gifts
Title: PG: Father’s Day Poem from daughter or son to father
Size: 12″ x 12″
Finish: Lustre

Baby boy version:

Baby girl version:

Poem Text is as follows:

Today I’d like to thank you
For all of the things you do
But most of all I thank you
Just for being you
ALWAYS Having you near me
Makes me glad to know
That you’ll always be here
To watch me change and grow
In my eyes…I hope that you can see
I’m proud to have a Daddy that watches over me
I love it when you kiss me
And hold my tiny hand
I know you’ll guide my footsteps
When I can finally stand
I love it when you smile at me
It makes me laugh out loud
You are what I want to be
And I hope to make you proud
You are the perfect Dad
Kind, gentle and fun
I’m grateful and I’m glad
To have the very best one
Even when I’m grown
And we have to be apart
I’ll cherish the love you give me
From your kind and gentle heart
Daddy I love you
What more can I say?
That I’ll love you more and more
Each and every day!

Like this? Check out the other items in my Etsy Store:

May 10, 2015
by admin

New Abstract Art Prints

Some new Abstract Art Prints added today! Check them out:

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May 10, 2015
by admin

New Save the Date Wedding Announcements

Here are a couple of additions to the Save the Date Collection. As always, colors and fonts can be changed. Don’t love any that you see? Let me know and I can custom design something just for you!

Modern Save the Date Wedding Announcement (Black and Turquoise)

Modern Save the Date Wedding Announcement

Printable / Print Yourself:

Printed for you:

Black and White Save the Date Wedding Announcement:

Save the Date Chalk

Printable / Print Yourself:

Printed for you:

July 24, 2014
by admin

Funny Birth Announcement for Boy – Future Ladies Man

Here’s another fun way to announce the birth of your baby boy!


Custom Digital Baby Boy Photo Birth Announcement, 5×7 PRINTABLE – BA: Future Ladies Man

July 8, 2014
by admin

Funny Custom Digital Moving Announcement, We’ve Moved, Again

Here’s my latest moving announcement that I created for my niece and family (pictured below).  She’s moved almost as many times as I have. 
funny moving announcement
Funny Custom Digital Moving Announcement, We’ve Moved, Move Announcement, New Home, 5×7, PRINTABLE


July 20, 2013
by Erika

Digital Nursery Print and though she be but little – Nursery/Children’s Art Print – 8 x 10 in. NAP: Little but Fierce

Trying something new. Digital downloads for my items that don’t require customization (unless of course, you do).

Decorate your baby’s nursery or child’s room with this pretty and funny nursery print, a perfect addition to any little girl or boy’s room – and a perfect gift!


Digital Nursery Print and though she be but little – Nursery/Children’s Art Print – 8 x 10 in. NAP: Little but Fierce

…and it’s only five bucks!



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