Sunday, April 13, 2014

Painted Easter Eggs


Every year I love to color Easter eggs.  Sometimes I think I love it more than my kids do. We always dye some eggs but I like to try new things and experiment with different techniques. This year we decided to do painted eggs and doodle eggs with markers. I also tried blowing out the yoke on some of the eggs in the hopes  I could keep them for Easters to come.  Thank goodness it worked and I really love our painted eggs. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Rainbow Unicorn Birthday Party (Real Parties)

 

What girl doesn't love rainbow's and unicorns?  I have always been a bit infatuated with Unicorns, so when my friend Sheryl asked me to help with her daughters Rainbow Unicorn 10th birthday party I jumped at the chance. What could be more girly and magical and fun than rainbows and unicorns.  


Monday, February 10, 2014

Rainbow Zoo Birthday Party



 My sweet little Mara just turned 6 and she loves animals.  She has a collection of stuffed animals that is always spilling out of her room into every corner of our house.   Which is why I wasn't surprised when she requested to have "a rainbow zoo party" with all her stuffed animals in cages.  

Monday, January 27, 2014

Paris, I love you free download


Paris, the city of love.  I've visited Paris twice and it never gets old.  It's one of those places that imprints on your heart and you love it forever. The sights, the sounds and feel of the city with the Eiffel tower rising majestically above the skyline.  I love Paris and would go back in a heartbeat, if anyone ever offered (hint, hint).  But until then this sketch will have to do.  Paris, je t'aime.

If you love Paris then feel free to download this copy of my original sketch.  


Je t'aime
~Sunny~

This is an original illustration by Sunny Duran.  You are welcome to download it for personal use only.  Please do not attempt to sell this or claim this work as your own.  If you repost this or share the link please give credit to the website and the author.  Thank you. 



Monday, January 20, 2014

Rainbow Zoo party in the works


My sweet Mara chose a Rainbow Zoo for her birthday party theme this year.  She was very specific with the animals the colors and how she wants to wear her elephant custom from Halloween at the party.  With her creative input these are the sweet Zoo invitations I created.  Hopefully the party will be just as much fun as the invitations.  Follow me on Instagram or Facebook for sneak peeks for this party. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes with Maraschino Cherry Buttercream


My sweet, sweet Mara just turned six. For her birthday dinner she asked for McDonald's (of course) and Cherry Chocolate cupcakes for dessert.  She adores Maraschino Cherries.  So I decided to use the cherry juice in the frosting and my Grandmothers amazingly easy and delicious chocolate cherry cake recipe for the cupcakes.  If you like cherries than you'll love this.  If you don't then just move on there's nothing to see her.  I must warn you though it is sweet.  The frosting was divine and Mara ate it with a spoon and didn't even touch the cupcake. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 Year in Review...


I've never done a year in review before so bear with me.  At first I didn't think I had much to review but then after I thought about it I realized quite a bit had happened this year.  
I honestly didn't expect much from this year because we moved in January from Germany to Maryland.  That doesn't sound like a huge event but after living in Germany for 8 years living in the United States was kind of a culture shock for us.  I loved being back but it felt like I was in a foreign country.  It didn't take us long to get settled, buy a house and find all our favorite stores and restaurants. I was particularly happy to be back in the land of Target, Starbucks and Hobby Lobby.  Ah, there's no place like home. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy Holidays !!!



I hope this finds you and yours healthy and happy this holiday season.  This is our annual Holiday card.  It's very different than my usual card, but it pretty much sums up our year.  I call it our insta Holiday card because it's made up of snapshots of our year.  I love looking through it and remembering each moment.  On the back of the card I quickly summed up our year with a note to all our family and friends.  I usually write a letter but I felt this matched the front of the card better.    

Monday, December 2, 2013

Panda Tea Party


My sweet Marina just turned 10 years old.  I can barely believe it.  They grow up so fast (sniff).  But I adore the young lady she's become, so sweet and loving.  She has always loved animals.  She was never a Barbie or a dolly girl.  So when she asked for a panda party, I thought it was perfect for her.  She has loved pandas for years and I knew we could have a lot of fun with it.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Hostess with the Mostess Feature!!!!


I have nothing but love for Hostess with the Mostess right now.  Thank you, thank you for featuring my Zombie Apocalypse party. I've been on their party of 5 features a couple of times and it's a wonderful honor to even be mentioned there.  But this is the first time I've had a post all to myself and I'm doing a happy dance. So don't anybody pinch me because I don't want to wake up.  Hope you are having a fabulous Monday and don't forget to enter my flash giveaway for these zombie printables.  Thanks again Hostess with the Mostess<3  

Zombie Apocalypse Flash Giveaway!


It's time for a Flash Giveaway! 

When zombies attack you have to be ready so I'm giving away one Zombie printable set in the next 24 hours. To Enter all you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what is your favorite zombie themed food. I will choose the winner from the comments Tuesday at noon.  

This is my first fully editable printable set.  Which means you can add your own text to make it say whatever you want whenever you want.  No worries about waiting on me to email your files or edit your files.  Super simple and easy all you need is Adobe Acrobat reader and you are ready to go (and a printer). 

This set includes:

Banner (editable)
Invitation (editable)
Thank you note (editable)

Envelopes  
Welcome sign (editable)
Cupcake toppers (editable)
food labels (editable)
cupcake wrappers 
drink wrappers (editable)
treat bags 
cake topper (editable)
circle tags for mason jar lids (editable)
decorative zombie hands (for placing on doors or mirrors or doorways)









Don't forget to tell me what your favorite zombie eats are and you will enter to win this printable set.  I will announce the winner tomorrow at 1pm.  Good luck my undead 
friends. 

This Giveaway is now closed and the winner is...... "Bryan H"......
Bryan if you could email me at sunnybydeisgn@gmail.com that would be great. 

~Sunny~

Monday, October 21, 2013

Zombie Apocalypse 8th Birthday party


For Myles 8th birthday he chose a zombie apocalypse theme. He has a slight obsession with pretending he is defending us against the zombie apocalypse (no we don't watch the Walking Dead).  It's kind of cute with him and his friends running around the neighborhood with their Nerf guns making sure we are all safe and secure.  So I tried to translate that into a kind of desolate zombie apocalypse dessert table and treats.  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween Flower Wreath For 13 Days of Handmade Halloween


Yay I'm a contributor today to the fabulous Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams, 13 Days of Handmade Halloween   If you'd like to see the tutorial for this wreath and get the free printable download for it visit her blog.  

You can also visit her blog everyday after that for a new crafty Halloween idea up until All Hallow's Eve.  Hope you all are having a wonderful fall and getting ready for Halloween.  Thanks again Keisha for letting me participate in such a wonderfully fun countdown. 

~Sunny~

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Zombies are coming



If you've been following me on Facebook or Instagram you probably already know that we will be celebrating the zombie apocalypse at our house soon.  My son Myles asked for a zombie birthday this year and I'm doing my best to make it zombierific.  There's just a few more days to prepare for the zombie invasion so I hope you're ready. 


Monday, September 30, 2013

Kitchenaid Giveaway



I love to bake and I love my Kitchen aid mixer.  It's my favorite kitchen tool by far.  That's why I'm oh so happy to be a part of this awesome Kitchenaid giveaway hosted by Takkido.  But wait you can't have a lovely Kitchenaid mixer without an extra bowl and beater blade. I don't even have a beater blade so I'm just a tad jealous. To top it all off this giveaway also includes a sweet mini gingerbread house cookie cutter from Fancy Flours

This giveaway has no affiliation with Kitchenaid.  Just a bunch of bloggers and companies getting together to spread some baking love.  

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This giveaway is open to all residents of the United States and will be open until 
10pm PST, Monday, October 7th..  

If you would like to enter to win a Kitchenaid 6 quart Artisan Mixer, an extra bowl, a beater blade, and a set of mini gingerbread house cookie cutters from Fancy Flours, you may do so through this the giveaway tools widget below. 

Good luck and happy baking.