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Watercolor Butterfly Brunch for Spring Celebrations

Happy Earth Day! As you can see from my recent posts, I do love a pretty brunch! This sweet butterfly brunch is one that I put together when I lived in my downtown loft. Bringing in the lush green and colorful butterflies into the industrial environment was such a hit with my guests. As you… Read more.

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DIY Paper Apple Blossom Branches

This is such a pretty time of year here in Portland. The trees are bursting with blooms in pinks, whites and yellows. To celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, I wanted to add a pretty blooming branch to my dinner table and make something I can use again and again in many different ways. For this project… Read more.

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Make a Few Watercolor Paper Tulips

Paper flowers can be made from just about any kind of paper. I started my paper flower blogging with only printer paper and text weight metallic paper because I saw that there were a lot of crepe paper flowers already out there and my gift is to make patterns for the text paper that can… Read more.

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Mother’s Day Tea Tags

I am back in Portland from my week long trip to San Francisco. Though I was working with Creativebug most of the week and being filmed for my upcoming series on wedding decor, I was able to spend Friday and Saturday enjoying the city, the art and craft stores as well as drinking in the… Read more.

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Spring in Bloom Mother’s Day Brunch

You may remember that fabulous giveaway I did a few weeks ago for the Party in a Box that was stuffed full off Martha Stewart Craft goodies. Well today I am sharing with you how I used my box for this Spring in Bloom Mother’s Day Brunch as part of my 12 Months of Martha…. Read more.

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Pretty Easter Gift Tags and Gift Wrap for You to Print

Happy Monday! Today I am off to San Francisco for a week of creating some exciting video classes with Creativebug. The last few weeks I have been working double-time preparing the projects for the videos, and designing and photographing this weeks posts. Done! I will be here with you while in my favorite city, all… Read more.

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Printable Easter Critter Egg Holders

Happy Friday! Since I am running a little late on all of my Easter posts, we are going to skip over Food Lover Friday and keep the Easter lovelies coming! These adorable little Easter critters are ready to hold you pretty eggs. You can easily personalize them by opening in Adobe Acrobat and adding in… Read more.

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Printable Easter Labels and Round Stickers

Here we are, day two of the Easter set! To coordinate with the Easter basket tags, I have designed for you a set of editable Easter labels and round stickers. These all feature the loveable Easter critters; the bunny, chick, lamb and blue bird. Perfect for the little ones or anyone who enjoys the delight… Read more.

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Printable Easter Basket Tags

Easter is my favorite holiday. . . this month. I really do love every holiday! For some reason, maybe because it’s spring, I am quite smitten with pinks and pastels. What a perfect time to designs an Easter party set just for you. I am starting with these printable Easter basket tags. You can use… Read more.

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DIY Paper Bag Easter Basket

Easter Basket Made from An Upcycled Grocery Bag

This project is an oldie but goodie! I posted this basket a few years ago on my former blog and have seen it republished on other many websites and in several magazines. Last year I shared how to make a smaller version of this basket, which is also cute and has a brilliant method for… Read more.

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DIY Crepe Paper Tulips

Make These Pretty Crepe Paper Tulips

As you may have noticed, most of the flower patterns and tutorials I share on my blog are made from printer or metallic paper. To mix things up a bit I have been working on some crepe paper flower projects and decided to share with you my version of a crepe paper tulip. Though I… Read more.

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Paper Bow Template

Paper Bow Templates in Four Sizes. . . Perfect for Spring

Spring is a perfect time to add a pretty little bow on your packages and party decor. For this template I have included four sizes from the large bow that I used for my holiday decor to tiny version that I used for the mini bow oil cloth rings, along with two sizes in between…. Read more.

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Make a Paper Easter Lily

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Monday everyone! Did anyone else enjoy the spring sunshine this weekend? Today I am going to share the pink and yellow watercolor lily template. I originally made this a few years ago, but was saving it to post for the Easter season. This is one of the few paper flowers I… Read more.

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Spring Gift Tags in Kraft Paper and Vintage Roses

Spring is coming very soon which means it is time for someĀ  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.

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Pretty Peonies Made from Cupcake Wrappers

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.

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Printable Labels for Homemade Ginger Beer + Link to the Yummy Recipe!

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.

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St. Patrick’s Day Party Decor & Photo Props

Continuing the St. Patrick’s Day theme, I have designed a fun set of photo props and party decor just for you. For the props in these photos I used glitter card stock paper that I found in the scrap booking section of the craft store. I think I am oddly obsessed with glitter right now…. Read more.

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St Patricks Day Bottle Labels

Printable St. Patrick’s Day Ginger Soda or Irish Beer Bottle Labels

Happy March Monday lovelies! St. Patrick’s Day, on March 14, is coming right up.! To assist you in adding a little green shamrock to your celebration, I have created these two labels and neck wraps that are designed to fit on your ginger sodas or beer bottles. Just download by clicking the button below and… Read more.

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Valentine’s Day Cocoa or Coffee Sleeves

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.

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Make a Gorgeous Rose Arrangement from Grocery Store Flowers

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.

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