I am planning an end-of-good weather soirée at my house in a few weeks and wanted to give my back yard a little makeover. My modern style Ikea table and chairs that I bought I few years ago had a lovely frosted glass top that did not make it in my last move. This gave… Read more.
Fall is the time for the glorious dahlia bloom! They come in so many varieties that it is easy to choose a color or two that makes you smile. In Friday’s post I made a blush dahlia for the paper wedding bouquet. Today I made my fall dahlias from lush plums and a pop of… Read more.
What can you make with paper, hot glue, floral wire and a Cricut Explore? How about a stunningly gorgeous rustic bridal bouquet. . . that is all paper! Yes, it is true. This amazing machine can cut tiny Queen Anne’s Lace, the seeds of the eucalyptus and all of the paper flowers you need to… Read more.
For my Fall porch makeover, I knew I needed a special door mat. I see me porch in two sections, the sitting area with the rocking chairs and the front door. I was able to find some pretty plum floral to make new pillow for the robin’s egg blue rocking chairs that incorporated enough… Read more.
It is time for a new Fall wreath for the door and me being one who likes to push the color boundaries and traditions, decided to make it in deep plums and purples with a touch of lime. For that color palette, the paper flower of choice must be a hydrangea, right? I started with… Read more.
For our September Michaels Makers challenge, we were asked to shop at their Fall Market to find materials and items to decorate our home in preparation for Autumn. I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to give my front porch a fall makeover and though the leaves have not yet started to change colors… Read more.
I like to carry a handful of beauty products in my handbag or my carry-on when I travel. See this post for all of my carry-on tips. So rather than just tossing them into the bottom of, how about making a zipper bag to keep everything in one place? This little bag is so easy… Read more.
Just as promised, here are the cute fall gift tags to go along with the plum and pumpkin toned gift wrap from my earlier post. With a mix of fall foliage, mushrooms, and a handsome hare rabbit, they are the perfect toppers for your gifts. Thank you Creativebug for hosting this printable today! Just use… Read more.
I have been doing my share of traveling lately and soon that will double. I seems I will be making regular trips abroad (more details on that soon). One thing that I have learned from the yearly trips abroad and monthly hops around the U.S. is that I am all about comfort. I need things… Read more.
This is my favorite time of the year and I am excited about the next month of colorful project we are going to share with you here on the blog. Let’s kick off our fall lineup with these “cute meets sophisticated” gift wrap papers of watercolor wash prints and hand drawn images. Featuring painted mushrooms… Read more.
When Lauren and I started to plan the style and look of her wedding, it was Downton Abby that popped up as an inspiration. We knew that we wanted an English garden look for her lush bridal and bridesmaid bouquet as well as the centerpieces. Of course peonies are perfect for this look, but as… Read more.
Fall is all but here, and as a memory of spring I am sharing the full video tutorial on how to make these pretty dogwood branches. These blooming branches are easy to make by using paper covered floral wire for the branches and Italian crepe paper for each bloom. Though dogwood comes in shades of… Read more.
To go with your back-to-school supply labels, we have designed a set of lunch labels to match! These labels are ready for you to personalize with your child’s name and add them to any bag or bottle. We even made cute fruit stickers too. You can choose between a pastel set or a vibrant color…. Read more.
My company motto is something that I hold dear and want to share with my new team and those we join our growing company along the way. As we are reorganizing the space and decorating the office for full tilt creativity and productivity, I thought it would be fun to add the motto to the… Read more.
These last few months I have been working with my friends Lauren and Nelson in preparing the design and decor for their wedding. Saturday was the big day and our creativity and hours of crafting really paid off because the event was not only stunning, but clearly personalized by the bride and groom. I just… Read more.
It it back-to-school time and do we have the cutest labels for you! With a Scandinavian flair, this fox, bunny, bird and hedgehog are all ready to dress up your kid’s school supplies. Pick the pink pastel collection or the vivid color set, download the PDF and add your child’s name and initials. To match… Read more.
Everyone is loving the mini envelopes and note cards we posted last week so we are excited to bring you another version that is designed just for kids! This tiny stationery is perfect for notes to relatives, friends and teachers and the little envelopes are reversible with the pretty pattern on the inside or outside…. Read more.
It is time for a new paper flower! Let’s make some dendrobium orchid stems using gorgeous metallic papers in shades of purples. You can find these paper over at paper-papers.com and I used Violet, Amethyst and Punch all in the text weight. Once you have your paper, you can either use the printable pattern for… Read more.
When designing my daughter Emily’s new house, it was important for us to find base pieces that can be used in multiple ways as her space and needs change. When we saw this Room Essentials nesting table at Target, we knew it was a winner. You may remember seeing our final look in this post where… Read more.
I have been anxious to try some materials other than paper with my new Cricut Explore machine. You may remember a few project of my past project using their glitter iron-on that I love, (aprons and canvas bags) but today I went straight for the leather. That’s right. . . leather! Using the geometric gem… Read more.