Spring is coming very soon which means it is time for some new spring inspired gift tags. Right? I loved the mix of pastel pinks with the kraft paper gift tags I designed for Valentine’s day and decided to try a similar palette with these gorgeous vintage rose illustrations. Most of these are very feminine… Read more.
Now that I am blogging for the 12-Months of Martha, I get a regular box of fabulous goodies from Martha Stewart Crafts. They are so generous, that even after choosing my materials for the post I have a lot left over. Rather than have them tucked my storage for future use, I would much rather… Read more.
When I received my 12 Months of Martha box just a few days ago, I was blown away by all of the gorgeous spring party items. I am loving the pinks, blushes and corals right now and the goodies in this box all centered around this palette. These Vintage Girl cupcake wrappers with their scalloped… Read more.
When my chef-blogger buddy Melissa from Homemade for Friends, mentioned she was making ginger beer I immediately offered to design a custom set of labels. I love the idea of making homemade soda! Ginger ale is definitely my favorite sodas and this homemade recipe is not only natural but gluten-free! You can find the recipe… Read more.
I do love orchids! I almost always have a plant in my home and you may remember my post almost a year ago about how to style a grocery store orchid plant and make it look like it came from a flower shop. You may also remember my paper orchid post where I used a… Read more.
The last few days I have been working on a photo shoot for a UK craft magazine. I designed and shot an article on gift wrap as well as this issue’s cover shot. Very exciting! It has been a fun project since gift wrapping is one of my passions. One of my props that I… Read more.
This last weekend my blogger pal Lisa from Handcrafted Parties came by to check out and test my new Cricut Explore. We uploaded my mini bow file to see if we could make a few felt bows and somehow ended up with mini mini bows. A happy accident I do think because I immediately saw… Read more.
I have been working diligently to remove all kinds of different toxins and chemicals from my life. Living in Portland it is easy to eat organic with so many amazing farmer’s markets and natural food stores. Another area that I have begin to change is my bath and body care and especially what I put… Read more.
You all know how I love the chalkboard look, right? Inspired by this and the visual trend of crisp black and white mixed with old world charm I noticed when in Amsterdam this fall, I had an idea for a party look I wanted to create. This project started when I opened my 12-Months of… Read more.
Many of you have asked about my DIY industrial chandelier. As I promised, here is the tutorial for my dining room, and now kitchen bar lights. The base of my chandeliers are made from a recycled coffee table & cabinet door. The vintage reproduction electrical parts I found on Etsy at Snake Head Vintage. I… Read more.
Up here in Portland, Oregon the sun is peeking through the clouds. We made it through our “once every five years” snowstorm and now I am craving spring. So to get things started I am sharing one of my spring project that is perfect for the front door or for any room in the house…. Read more.
Today is February 13 and this is my 13th Valentine’s Day post this season. Perfect! Today’s little printable, matching the Sweet Vintage Valentine set, is a guest post for the adorable blog Skip to My Lou. So you can pop right over there to get the PDF printable. This is one of my favorite little… Read more.
When I owned my flower shop, many years ago, I would find myself cringing when my wholesalers would triple the price of roses for Valentine’s day. Thank you to Whole Foods for not playing this game. They are offering 20 lush free-trade roses for only $20. Wow! I picked out this package of peachy bliss… Read more.
This last week I have had such a great time wrapping all kinds of gifts for my Valentine’s Day posts and an upcoming magazine article. More on that later, but this surge of wrapping has sent me to a few of my favorite shops to find some new pretty papers. I knew that I needed… Read more.
Happy Monday my lovelies! Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and for those of you who would like to have special personalized valentine cards or stickers for your kids, you have landed on the right page! I have designed two sets this weekend, one showcasing the woodland friends, the bear, fox, squirrel and… Read more.
Welcome to my new series, Food Lover Friday! To launch this series I teamed up with my new friend Melissa from Homemade for Friends. As a chef from New York, she has started a wonderful new blog full of food gifts that celebrate the yumminess of homemade. Earlier this week Melissa sent me her recipe… Read more.
If you know me at all, then you are aware that once I start on a gift wrap post spree I have a hard time stopping. So of course I have to add a set of Valentine’s Day tags to continue the theme of this sweet vintage kraft look. I am just loving these to… Read more.
I am in love with calligraphy! It has been many years since I picked up a calligraphy pen so last week I decided to sign up for a calligraphy class, and not the chisel pen old world style, but the pointed nib gorgeous handwriting style. I will share this class with you as I progress…. Read more.
Hello lovelies! I am so excited to finally share the paper bird tutorial. And it is in video form too!! Since this was my Christmas tree topper as a turtle dove, I planned to share in December, but with the passing of my mother and a busy traveling schedule in January, the birds have now… Read more.
My favorite time of year! Well, one of them anyway. I love the Valentine’s Day season where I can have an excuse to use hearts, pink tones, glitter and all that is sweet in my projects and designs. This set of labels were so delightful to design as I was inspired by the fourth season… Read more.