Happy Memorial Day to everyone here in the United States. Some of us have the day off as it is a national holiday, but me. . . I did not want to miss sharing this tutorial and pattern for the gorgeous camellia flower. I have a few camellia bushes around my house. In the spring… Read more.
I have come to the conclusion that any paper. . . that is ANY paper. . . can be transformed into a gorgeous paper flower. Other than poms for gift toppers and tree ornaments, I had yet to experiment with tissue paper to make paper flowers, until this weekend. Having just returned from San Francisco… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Did everyone have a wonderful Easter? My loft was bursting with family Sunday morning. My sister and I made a tasty breakfast while our four teens hunted for 125 filled Easter eggs. I think we may have had as much fun filling and hiding as they did finding the eggs. To continue with the sweet… Read more.
Can you believe it is almost Easter?! I had some grand plans of creating a huge Easter brunch post of delightful printables for the previous blog, but things suddenly changed and my grand plans were taken over by the need to simply keep the blog ball in the air. These little cuties were one of… Read more.
Welcome to my new blog! I am going to start my new post lineup with one of my favorite projects . . . with a twist. Literally. You may remember my grocery bag Easter basket and fruit basket that I created for the Ellinée blog. Here is an updated version of that basket using a… Read more.