The magnolia is such a peaceful flower and I find a great sense of calm whenever I’m making these beautiful blooms in paper. This crepe paper version is super easy to make because you can stretch, mold and manipulate the paper with your fingers to get just the right shapes. I like to keep my… Read more.
The great thing about stenciling is that you don’t have to be an artist to use them and they achieve great results. They are easy to use with the right techniques and are perfect for adding pattern and color to literally any surface. We added this cute lattice design to our teal painted wooden tray… Read more.
Yesterday I unveiled our new water, tea and coffee station at the back of the home office between the kitchen and the back deck. Part of the redesign was to organize our recycling and trash to work harder for us. These stackable containers from Ikea make a great recycle bin and are perfect for small space… Read more.
Welcome to my next home tour! My home has always been my office and as my team has slowly grown we have had fun adjusting existing spaces to fit our needs – tea and coffee being one of those very important daily needs! This space has always run the risk of being a walk through… Read more.
Hi! We mentioned the other day that we are big fans of surrounding ourselves with things that make us happy. On Wednesday we shared the printable file for our inspirational quote cards for any occasion. And, wanting to take it that little bit further, today we are sharing these gorgeous prints. One featuring that same… Read more.
This is a sponsored post for paper-papers.com. Every season I do what I call a “re-fresh” to my living room, by that I mean that I change my living rooms wardrobe to welcome in the new season. For the winter I used a lot of gold, grey and navy blue (see this post) and for… Read more.
This is a sponsored post for Make It Fun Crafts. Good morning! We are feeling particularly Spring-like after the Easter weekend and even though there is still a little chill in the air here in Portland, Oregon the streets are filled with the color of cherry blossom, tulips and daffodils. We can’t help but feel… Read more.
I wanted to create a collection of personalized containers as part of my kitchen restyle (link) this week. It’s one of seventeen projects I created using my Cricut Explore for the Design Space Star competition and one I am super happy with. These patterns use elements from the design I used for the Scandinavian apron… Read more.
Daffodils are such an honest, innocent flower aren’t they? My front garden is full of them this time of year and for me those pretty yellow petals encircling that bright trumpet cone just scream “Spring Is Here!” I haven’t shared a daffodil tutorial before and in developing this project I wanted to share something that… Read more.
I love to make my own jams and fruit spreads and love even more to hand a jar or two to neighbors and friends after cooking up a batch on the weekend. In fact I love to give edible gifts on any occasion and have been known to package up macarons, sugared almonds, gourmet coffee… Read more.
I loved giving these Olive Oil, Vinegar and Salt & Pepper grinders our own stamp of creativity. As part of our entry into Cricut’s Design Star Space competition we created these fresh yet classic text transfers to add a little individuality in our kitchen restyle. This is one of those projects that just wouldn’t be… Read more.
We created this pretty Scandinavian style flower pattern as part of the Design Space Star competition with the intention that it could be used on a lot of different products in our kitchen restyle. We picked up this gorgeous linen apron, teal linen towels and cocktail napkins at Crate & Barrel, the edges and pocket… Read more.
We are on day three of our #CricutEverywhere week and today is the day to win a Teal Cricut Explore Air! Make sure to check our Facebook page for the contest rules today and each day for the rest of the week. We will be giving away and iPad Mini tomorrow and another Explore Air… Read more.
How gorgeous is this mug collection? I spoke a little in my kitchen restyle post about my love for both Scandinavian design and traditional Native American art and these designs pull those two great styles together perfectly. The geometric shapes mix beautifully with the simple Scandinavian outlines. I chose a gold and black color palette… Read more.
I recently teamed up with Cricut and Creativebug to film a number of tutorials for you to watch and learn some of the techniques involved in making some of my paper projects. Up first is the video on how to make your own paper hydrangea. It was the obvious choice to shoot this tutorial first… Read more.
Isn’t Springtime the best? Our studio is filled to bursting with various prototypes for paper tulips, partly decorated Easter eggs, and a whole host of baby farm animals in various forms from candy huggers in yesterday’s post, to these adorable Easter goodie bags. The little bunny rabbit, duckling, chick and lamb are all easily printed… Read more.
Succulents are enjoying huge popularity at the moment and they look set to stay that way which I’m super pleased about. These paper succulent DIY wedding favors are perfectly on trend and have the added bonus of lasting a lifetime, so your guests can take home the perfect memento of your special day! This is… Read more.
I was recently asked by FloraCraft® to create a piece of wall art using their Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets. My paper succulent wreath was so popular that I just had to come up with a fun twist on the design for Valentine’s Day. This 3D heart makes a bold statement on any wall but I… Read more.
I have been so excited to freshen up my kitchen decor and becoming a finalist in Cricut’s “Design Space Star” competition has given me the perfect opportunity to do so! For the final challenge, the 5 round winners were given the challenge to re-decorate one room in our home. (You can see my winning designs… Read more.
Valentine’s Day. . . one of my favorites. It gives me an excuse to mix a little pink and red into my decor and a perfect opportunity to go all roses. For a little splash of Valentine’s Day color, here is a fun and easy project that you can make for your home or as… Read more.