Then I was nervous because I knew I couldn't create a post half as fabulous as hers (have you seen it?!) but then I remembered that I had all of these pictures from my bridal shower and honeymoon and I figured I could pull it off. Speaking of pictures: some were from Disney World, some were from my "Alice in Wonderland" themed bridal shower and the shoe pictures were of an artistic window display I saw in New York City.
So Saturday morning I woke up and decided to start visiting the blogs of those people that signed up. They were listed in alphabetical order and by the time I got to the "C"s, I knew I was in trouble. I thought about stopping but then I thought about all the people that put so much work into their party posts (and believe me, they did!) that I knew I had to visit them all. They had giveaways, stories, pictures, videos, music, history of the story itself and of course pictures of Tim Burton's upcoming Alice movie. EVERYTHING! It was amazing to see all the different takes on a "Mad Tea Party".
I was trying to figure out why I was having so much giddy fun visiting everyone's party and this was my conclusion: I felt like a kid again playing make believe. It was so fun to comment on someone's blog and say, "Oh my that tea was delicious!" and "I'll have another biscuit, thank you!" It brought me back to all that time I played tea party when I was younger and it was a delightful (yet exhausting) day!
I say exhausting because all together I visited over 200 blogs. Of those 200+, I left comments on every one that had a party post so in the end I left 163 comments all together (yes, I counted, lol). And I didn't want to just copy and paste the same thing so I wrote something original on each one (other than the invite to come to my party of course). I wanted them to all know their creativity was appreciated and enjoyed. The only think I grew to despise by the end of the day was word verification, LOL. And thank you to everyone who commented at my party! I appreciate your sweet comments so so so much! I have to say, it was totally worth it and I'm already thinking of what I'll post for the 3rd Annual Mad Tea Party! lol
Anyhoo, I loved the party so much that I was kind of thinking of hosting my own...BUT I would need some people to party with me! Is there any interest out there for a blog party around here? Any theme ideas? I was thinking of maybe "Christmas in July" or ??? Talk to me people!
In other news, I finally bit the bullet (Chris' discount through his job helped me take the plunge) and bought this magazine:
This is "Marie", a Marie Antoinette inspired mixed media magazine by the same company that does Somerset Studio. I love these magazines! They are expensive but so inspiring! While at the bookstore I also got a biography on Elizabeth Taylor to add to my collection. I think I need to add some more males to my shelves, poor Sidney Poitier is surrounded by chicks at the moment! lol
I do have one thing to show you today (I was able to get some creating in between all the blog partying, yay me!). Another layout of Toot this time. I was going for a "shabby chic" sort of look. I'm still trying to find my own style and hopefully I'm getting close. lol
The paper is from the May kit at LPS, the vintage looking embellishments were from a RAK I won a few months ago and the crochet flowers are from Paper Blooms.
I can't stand just gluing or taping buttons on my projects so I sewed the buttons onto the ribbon, lol.
So who caught The Bachelorette??? Please tell me I'm not the only one that thinks Jillian has gone off her nut! Let's dish!
Have a great day everyone!