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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For those of you who came here last night to download your gift tags and wrap and found a big blue page. . . many apologies. Having the site down is a blogger’s biggest nightmare, but once I realized there was a problem (thanks to you who wrote me an alert note), we were able… Read more.
For this gift wrap and gift tag set I am combining some of my favorite textures and background like the faux bois wood grain and ribbed kraft paper with bright summer colors, fresh florals, ikat and chevron patters. . . all the goodies that make a playful mix and match. The gift wrap is designed… Read more.
It seems that every time I create a new paper flower template it becomes my new favorite. Well my dears, it has happened again. This paper gardenia is simply gorgeous and just in time for Mother’s Day. Even if you don’t have time to make a full bouquet, just one on top of a wrapped… Read more.
One of my favorite gifts to give (and to receive) is handmade jewelry. These bead drop earrings are so simple to make that I am going to teach you how to make them today. You can use any straight drilled stone or crystal bead. Craft stores do carry options but I do find nicer stones… Read more.
A few weeks ago a reader asked me for some ideas on how to make her paper wedding flowers into corsages and boutonnières. This tutorial was on my list so I pushed it up to the front and here you have it. These wearable paper flowers are not only great for the crafty wedding, but… Read more.
If you are looking for a personalized gift for Mother’s Day, your bridesmaids, a friend’s birthday or for a new graduate, then this monogrammed stationary kit is a perfect choice for the DIY you. The printable kit includes vintage style cards, an envelope that can be personalized with a name and address and monogram stickers… Read more.