Free Easter Banner Printables!

Good Friday Everyone on this GOOD FRIDAY!

Easter means so many things to so many people.  To me, it means when I was given the greatest gift that I have ever been given….life.

On that day so long ago Jesus Christ gave up his life so that I may live.  And not just live, but live eternally with God, my father and my friend.  It was a few Easters ago when something my Pastor said really resonated with me.  The worst suffering Jesus took on wasn’t the physical pain he was bearing (though that was enough in itself), but the agonizing affect that separation from God took on him.  Most of us have never had to feel complete and separation from God. For some reason, that hit home to me.  That was the true death and suffering… Jesus not having God.  God turning his back on him.  Even in the worst of my times and when I think God is not there, He really is.  I have never truly felt complete separation.  Honestly, I am really glad I haven’t.  It was enough to finish Jesus off – it was the completion of His ultimate suffering.  So today, I give utmost thanks to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for saving me from an eternity of separation from not only my Creator, but for also being the one who buffers my soul – my healer, my deliverer, my friend.

I know that this is not a usual post for me.  But it is reflective of all that I do and create.  Jesus Christ is the real reason for celebration.  This holiday – ABOVE ALL HOLIDAYS AND CELEBRATIONS – is the real and true reason for celebration.  We are saved.

Ephesians 2:1-10

“Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world.[a] He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.

But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

 

Today I have a gift for you as well – this lovely printable below.  It is nothing compared to the true gift we have been given on Easter.  But I hope that it brings a little sunshine and just the tiniest glimpse of happiness to you today!!

 

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Shawna

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To download these files, simply click on the image to pull it up to full screen.  Then right click the full screen image and click save file image to your hard drive.

Also, please note the following:

Please note that this particular arrangement of artwork is :

Copyrighted by Shawna Fisher 2016.

You are allowed to use this art for your own personal projects and pieces.   You are not allowed to re-use this art for business purposes or to sell this art in any fashion – physical or digital.  The rights to this art remain with me – Shawna Fisher.  Please do not share this file, but direct others back to this link.  If you do use this file and post pictures or use it in a public fashion – I simply request that you give credit back to me.  If posted online, please use a link back to my blog/page.  If you are a stylist or planner, you may use this file – FREE OF CHARGE TO YOUR CUSTOMER – as long as you credit me and my blog/page for the files.  Please do not take credit and/or charge for my artwork or my files.

Again, thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog!  For more of my party items and artwork that is for sale, please visit My Etsy Store.

You can also follow me on my Facebook at Water Walker Events.  Or on Instagram – Water Walker Events. Twitter – FisherShawna

 

Easter Banner 1

Easter Banner 2

Easter Banner 3

Easter Banner 4

Easter Banner 5

Easter Banner 6

Easter Banner 7

Easter Banner 8

Back to School FREE printables

 Well, today I sent my kids back to school.  Usually I am pretty ready for them to go back.  But for some reason this year, I am feeling a little sad.  Every year the summer just seems to speed by faster and faster.  This year it felt as if I blinked and it was time to go back.  I know once we get into our schedule and routine, I will be doing much better.  But I still will miss seeing their faces during the day.

Since I had made them some back to school banners for pictures today, I thought that I would share them here with you, in honor of back to school.

I have included a pdf file that includes all of the grades.  Just print the grade sheet that has your grade and trim off and discard the rest!

I have also included a little “Back to School 2016-17” banner in there as well – just for fun!

Below are some previews of what is in the pdf file!

I hope you enjoy!

Shawna

Water Walker

Events – Design – Planning

Back to school PREVIEW 1Back to school PREVIEW 2Back to school PREVIEW 3Back to school PREVIEW 4

Back to school

 

Please note the following:

Please note that this particular arrangement of artwork is :

Copyrighted by Shawna Fisher 2016.

You are allowed to use this art for your own personal projects and pieces.   You are not allowed to re-use this art for business purposes or to sell this art in any fashion – physical or digital.  The rights to this art remain with me – Shawna Fisher.  Please do not share this file, but direct others back to this link.  If you do use this file and post pictures or use it in a public fashion – I simply request that you give credit back to me.  If posted online, please use a link back to my blog/page.  If you are a stylist or planner, you may use this file – FREE OF CHARGE TO YOUR CUSTOMER – as long as you credit me and my blog/page for the files.  Please do not take credit and/or charge for my artwork or my files.

Again, thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog!  For more of my party items and artwork that is for sale, please visit My Etsy Store.

You can also follow me on my Facebook at Water Walker Events.  Or on Instagram – Water Walker Events. Twitter – FisherShawna

 

Finding Dory “Tail”gating Party!

Every year my daughter has a summer sleepover / party for her friends and close cousins. This year we decided that with the release of Finding Dory, we would do our usual swim party with an under the sea/finding Dory theme. And we would combine it with a watch party of Finding Dory at the drive in.

After some discussion with the kids, we decided instead of setting up our treats at home with the swim party, we would instead set it up at the drive in as a “tail”gate party.

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For our “tail” gate party we served Popcorn in a large blue fish punch bowl.  The kids could grab their under the sea popcorn boxes (that we sell the printable of – or even will make and ship to you) and fill up with yummy popcorn!

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We also served sugar cookies with sugar fish toppers.  We purchased the sugar cookies from our local grocer and just added the fun sugar toppers to give it a more themed appeal.

And the sugar fish cookie topper decorations here:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IN8FB3C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Our “coral” sticks were made by skewering red sour punch belts on wooden skewers.  I loved how this gave some dimension to our background and also built on our “under the sea” theme.

You can also purchase the sour belts on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CZ52Q9U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Mini bite sized yellow Chocolate Beach pails filled with pudding and toffee bits for “sand” were placed inside mini fish platters.  These beach pails were originally supposed to stand alone as the pail was made from molding chocolate inside plastic shot glasses.  But since our party was held on a very warm summer night, the pails simply were not going to hold up on their own in the humidity.  So we ended up just leaving them as is in their mini shot glass holders and they worked just fine!

We originally got the idea for these treats from a post from Hungry Happenings.

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We placed some mini chocolate bars wrapped  with Dory and friends wraps.  Theses and other printables can be found on my Finding Dory Free printables post here.

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I also thought that having some chocolate seashells and star fish would make an excellent addition to our under the sea treats!

You can purchase molds for the sea shells on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Okallo-Products-Seashell-Mold-Chocolates/dp/B01B01Q24K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1467040924&sr=8-2&keywords=Sea+shell+mold

And for the Star Fish on Amazon here:
https://www.amazon.com/CK-Products-3-Inch-Starfish-Chocolate/dp/B003QMMO8A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467041369&sr=8-1&keywords=Starfish+mold

 

We also served gummy candy sharks over delicious candyfetti!  They looked great in this gorgeous blue serving bowl!  The Candyfetti gave the look of the gummy sharks swimming in bubbly swished water.  Candyfetti is one of my very favorite treats at our parties!

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I made some “Hank” octopus truffle pops by making some cake pops on sticks that I added extra melt drizzles for tentacles and then I added paper hank eye cutouts to finish him off.

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And last but not least, our kid friendly version of Shark Attack drinks.  These were inspired by Thrillist’s Shark Attack Drinks (https://www.thrillist.com/recipe/nation/shark-bite-fish-bowl-recipe), but since all of our parties only feature kid friendly drinks, we opted for a similar yet fun, non-alcoholic drink instead. For our shark attack drinks we used colorful Swedish fish, blue gummy sharks, “Under the Sea” candyfetti from Sweets Indeed (https://www.etsy.com/listing/255845158/under-the-sea-1lb-candyfetti-candy?ga_search_query=under+the+sea&ref=shop_items_search_1), fruit punch and 7 up. We purchased mini fish bowl globes from Dollar Tree. And I used my tall, skinny glass dessert dishes out of a set from Bed, Bath and Beyond – for the shot glass of “Blood”. We filled each shot glass with punch and added one shark inside. Then we pressed the shot glass to the inside of the overturned bowl and quickly turned it to the upright position, leaving the shot glass filled but stuck to the bottom of the fish bowl. We then added candyfetti as our “Sea Pebbles” and added about 3 different colored Swedish fish. We then filled the globes about 1/2 way up with 7 up. The colors of the candyfetti and the fish then gave the water a murky blue/green tint – like ocean water. Each child then took their turn lifting the shot glass and letting the shark inside “Attack”. You could of course omit the shot glass with punch and just use the other ingredients for a little less violent drink. But since we had brothers and boy cousins for the movie part of our party, we knew they would love the special gruesome addition. The girls even loved it as well!

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For the decorations, I used a few of my FREE printables I offered on one of my blogs post – that I created in honor of the release of Finding Dory. I also used a few of my “under the sea” items that can be purchased from my online Etsy shop as printable at home items.

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The FREE printables can be found here on my blog:
https://waterwalkereventsdesignplanning.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/finding-dory-free-inspired-printables/

To find some of the “Under the Sea” items I sell (some used here), you can look at these items on my shop link here:
https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/WaterWalkerEvents/tools/listings/query:mermaid

We had a great time at our “tail” gate party! Thanks for reading!

Shark Week 2016 – Shark Banner

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Yesterday (edited) was the start to Shark Week 2016!

And in honor of this I have created an adorable “BEWARE” Shark Banner to share with you today.  The files I am sharing are as jpeg only – I will not be sharing a pdf file (at my own discretion).

I hope you enjoy these files and have a wonderful day!

 

Shark Banner 1

 

 

Shark Banner 2

 

 

Shark Banner 3

 

 

Shark banner 4

 

 

 

To download these files, simply click on the image to pull it up to full screen.  Then right click the full screen image and click save file image to your hard drive.

Also, please note the following:

Please note that this particular arrangement of artwork is :

Copyrighted by Shawna Fisher 2016.

You are allowed to use this art for your own personal projects and pieces.   You are not allowed to re-use this art for business purposes or to sell this art in any fashion – physical or digital.  The rights to this art remain with me – Shawna Fisher.  Please do not share this file, but direct others back to this link.  If you do use this file and post pictures or use it in a public fashion – I simply request that you give credit back to me.  If posted online, please use a link back to my blog/page.  If you are a stylist or planner, you may use this file – FREE OF CHARGE TO YOUR CUSTOMER – as long as you credit me and my blog/page for the files.  Please do not take credit and/or charge for my artwork or my files.

Again, thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog!  For more of my party items and artwork that is for sale, please visit My Etsy Store.

You can also follow me on my Facebook at Water Walker Events.  Or on Instagram – Water Walker Events. Twitter – FisherShawna

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Finding Dory – FREE inspired printables

Finding Dory comes out this Friday, June 17.  We are super excited about this around here.  We are even gearing up for our own watch party with a drive in / after swim party.  In honor of this, I made a free fun party printables for our party.  But since I am waiting to display our party for a week or two, I didn’t want to make all of you wait that long for the FREE printables that I made – just in case you are having your very own watch party!  I will later post pictures of our own setup of these printables, but for now here are the files for you to enjoy!!

Cupcake Toppers

Print on cardstock, trim around each of the toppers leaving a white edged border, and glue a lollipop stick, straw, or toothpick to the back of the toppers.

Dory cupcake toppers

 

Character Pennants Pieces for a character banner

Just trim around each of the banner pieces.  Also note the accessory files that follow each of these two character files (with 4 characters).  You will trim those out and tape or glue them from the backside of the pennant piece.

Dory inspired pennants 2

Dory inspired pennants 1

 

Pennant Accessory Pieces

Trim each of these pieces out and glue/tape them to the back of the matching character pennant.

Dory inspired pennants accessories

 

Character Treat/Favor Boxes

The next four files are mini character treat/favor boxes.  Simply cut them out, score on the bottom of the front of the box (at the bottom of each face where line is and also score at same spot on side flaps).  Then again score at bottom of back side along with flaps.  And score vertically on bottom piece lined up with each side of the face.

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Mini Character Choco Wraps

Print on either plan paper and then trim, wrap and secure with tape.  Or print on sticker stock, trim, and wrap around mini chocolates.

 

Dory choco wraps

To download these files, simply click on the image to pull it up to full screen.  Then right click the full screen image and click save file image to your hard drive.

 

Also, please note the following:

There are characters that inspired this artwork.  I lay no claim to those characters or to the rights of them.  There is no transfer of ownership of the rights of those characters.  The rights of those characters remain with their respective owners.

Please note that this particular arrangement of artwork is copyrighted by Shawna Fisher 2016.  You are allowed to use this art for your own personal projects and pieces.   You are not allowed to re-use this art for business purposes or to sell this art in any fashion – physical or digital.  The rights to this art remain with me – Shawna Fisher.  Please do not share this file, but direct others back to this link.  If you do use this file and post pictures or use it in a public fashion – I simply request that you give credit back to me.  If posted online, please use a link back to my blog/page.  If you are a stylist or planner, you may use this file – FREE OF CHARGE TO YOUR CUSTOMER – as long as you credit me and my blog/page for the files.  Please do not take credit and/or charge for my artwork or my files.

Again, thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog!  For more of my party items and artwork that is for sale, please visit My Etsy Store.

You can also follow me on my Facebook at Water Walker Events.  Or on Instagram – Water Walker Events. Twitter – FisherShawna

Welcome Summer Printables & Ideas!

 

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Well, Summer is here.  But unfortunately it hasn’t felt much like summer here.

I had all these grand ideas that I would “Welcome Summer” by either greeting my kids on their last day of school and taking them home to a little mini “bash” to celebrate the new out of school season.  Or I had thought that the day after might be fun for this too!  But amid dreams of water balloon and hose fights, running through the sprinkle and (not yet pool since we haven’t opened it yet) other various summery activities, our weather here locally has decided that it would be rainy and colder for this time of year.  Not exactly the mood to set for the entrance to a season of all things warm and beach-y!

So, we have put off our little shindig in hopes of a warmer climate coming next week – though so far my phone app tells me rain all week long :(.

I decided I could, however, go ahead and make a banner to usher in this warmer season and to have hung up in our living room for now – to brighten our spirits until we can make official plans.  I also made a small page of graphic toppers that can be used as cupcake toppers and various other items to accent.  And I am offering my adorable “Welcome Summer” banner here FREE to you for your own personal use.*

I found the net, the paper lanterns, and the bucket – that I used here – last year at Dollar Tree.  This year I also found all of the cute hard backer graphics (seahorse, seashell, star fish, dolphin, fish) all at Dollar Tree as well.  The seashell necklaces were purchased several years ago from oriental trading and we still use them from year to year.  And the sea life trays atop the mantle. were purchased from our local Old Time Pottery last year.

The mini knee foam board we have had for several year.  But we also purchased an Elsa/Anna Frozen one this year at Party City and I noticed that they carried several different styles and themes.

Once we get around to having our little mini bash, we will probably just do small things like:

Water Balloon Fights

Shaving Cream Fights / or Silly String Fights

Hose / Sprinkler Play

And various outdoor games.

We will probably have a few treats such as snocones, cupcakes and maybe some gummy candy kabobs.

But if we get the chance to squeeze in a little fun, I’ll be sure to share that with you then!

Until then, enjoy these FREE printables and here is to wishing you warmer climates and better weather wherever you may be bringing in the new season!

Click here to download:

Welcome Summer Banner

Just click on the “Welcome Summer Banner” link above and it will lead you to download a pdf file of this banner and the topper printable.

If you cannot open the file, you simply need to download a copy of Adobe Reader which is usually found as a free download on Adobe’s website.

 

Also, please note the following:

Please note that this particular arrangement of artwork is copyrighted by Shawna Fisher 2016.  You are allowed to use this art for your own personal projects and pieces.   You are not allowed to re-use this art for business purposes or to sell this art in any fashion – physical or digital.  The rights to this art remain with me – Shawna Fisher.  Please do not share this file, but direct others back to this link.  If you do use this file and post pictures or use it in a public fashion – I simply request that you give credit back to me.  If posted online, please use a link back to my blog/page.  If you are a stylist or planner, you may use this file – FREE OF CHARGE TO YOUR CUSTOMER – as long as you credit me and my blog/page for the files.  Please do not take credit and/or charge for my artwork or my files.

Again, thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog!  For more of my party items and artwork that is for sale, please visit My Etsy Store.

You can also follow me on my Facebook at Water Walker Events.  Or on Instagram – Water Walker Events. Twitter – FisherShawna

 

Orange You Glad It’s Summer – Teacher Basket

 
Orange You Glad It’s Summer – Teacher Basket

Today is the last day of school for my little ones. Since I home school my middle, and my oldest has umpteen tons of teachers, we decided to only make a gift basket for my youngest one’s teacher.

I have seen TONS of cute “Orange you glad it’s summer” baskets this year! It’s a popular gift item. I have been thinking of doing this one this year & it’s all over the place! Which is great because it’s gave me inspiration & ideas! So I thought I’d pass on those cute links plus share my own inspiration & finds!  I know some of you are still finishing up your school year’s and could use a last minute idea for summer fun!

Here are a few of the links I found on Pinterest:

Deals to Meals Blog

Tips From a Typical Mom

Shaken Together Life

And then of course Courtney from Pizzazzerie had her gorgeous take on this basket this year.  She has entire post herself and a FREE printable there as well.  Go check out her site for cute inspiration and her FREE printable!

Our Basket:

The fun thing about this basket is you can go to places like the dollar spot at Target, the Dollar Tree, and even Michael’s dollar bins & find some really great deals that are still super cute!

Like this pretty candle holder from Dollar Tree. It’s beautiful, stylish & was only $1!! I love those kinds of deals!

 
Goodies & candy are always a yummy choice for gift baskets. We loaded her basket up with Reese’s peanut butter cups, Chiclets in orange packages, orange slices, orange crush licorice, & 2 mini bottles of orange crush soda!!!!

 

We found some cute non-sweet / non- food items that were orange & would make a cute addition to the basket. Along with that pretty candle holder, we also found a cute summer platter with orange designs and an orange cup at the Dollar Tree.

The adorable orange container soap pictured was from Michael’s! It is way too cute!

 
Pictured here were the majority of the items we put on the basket:

 

We also found a really cute scarf at the Dollar Tree too! I couldn’t believe it was just a dollar. I tied that around the basket into a bow to dress the basket up!

We also found a really cute summer sign st Michael’s that I just couldn’t resist because it was 1/2 off!

 

Lastly I finished off the basket with a little “orange you glad it’s summer” tag that I tied to the basket with a little orange gingham ribbon! The whole thing turned out so cute!!

Below you can find the FREE printable art for this tag – set two per page!

And that’s a wrap – for our basket & for our 2015/16 school year!!

 

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