Friday, August 30, 2013
Our big stamp sale is here! We're making room for new stamps coming soon to the shop :) But first all our 18 exclusive stamp designs are 50% off Woo! Hoo!
I'm so excited I also want to give away 3 stamps :)
To enter you can do any of the following:
1- Leave a comment here in the comment section
2- Shop the sale, We will pick 1 lucky customer whom placed an order today through monday :)
3- Repost this pic on any of the following: your blog/facebook/twitter/instagram and let us know you did by leaving a link here.
So happy to share some stamp love with you! Cannot wait to share the new stamp designs with you next week :)
Happy Friday & enjoy a happy Labor Day!
Friday, August 23, 2013
Birthday season is upon us (at least in our little family) and we're seriously gonna be partying until the end of the year :) I was so happy to be asked to guest over at "Come on Get Crafty" because for one, Nicole is awesome :) And it's such a good motivator to actually MAKE something when you have a deadline ;) I actually miss that about being on a design team. But anyhoo, so I received my goodies and look how pretty they look all ready to play?! I love putting my small embellishments in vintage molds on my desk. Cute & convenient. perfecto.
Now for a moment of truth: i don't make cards. they sort of scare me. is it because they need to be small and i'm used to larger layout formats? i don't know. all i know is that i rarely ever never ever make them. but looky here, i made not just one! but a few!!!
Holy rolly polly!
I made this one for my dear friend who is my birthday twin ( except she was born a whole month before me. What can i say? I like to celebrate our unique connection. ;) So i made her a cute card with a huge Inspire Lovely butterfly + some crazy typewriter love xo.
Here's a simple one with our latest family pic. We take all our family pics ourselves using the timer on our camera and our tripod and me running like a crazy mangy lady back and forth pressing the button and trying to make little r laugh so he can smile at the camera. It seems to work that i actually do look like a funny dork and he always laughs :) lol! It's also a sight to see for everyone else around since we are usually out in public and people stop to stare hhahahaaa! Well, I made this one for my sister Cindy and her cute family. I thought of her with all the butterflies in the kit. I also used a Inspire Lovely Stamp: Everyday -xo-. So here's something pretty to add to her fridge. The photo is not adhered and is only tucked behind the we love you piece. I like to give people options :)
I made this one for my dad :) he doesn't read my blog so its cool, he's still gonna be surprised lol! This cute cork envelope is going to hold his gift card/present and a little note from me and the family. He keeps ALL the cards people give him so I knew i needed to make this special. He also loves bicycling and saying motivational quotes all the time like Today is the Day! so this worked out perfectly ;) Its so him xoxo.
You really can't go wrong decorating muffins. These pretties were my way of making the best use of really ripe bananas. I used the Starbucks banana bread recipe. SO good! I added chocolate chips and pecans for extra goodness. They turned out pretty tasty and made plenty to share.
Well hello there sexy carbs xoxo
I also made a little thank you gift for my sister. She was so awesome and babysat little r for us while the mister and i had a little dinner. It was awesome! i can't remember the last time we did that just us two. The last time we took little r to eat i ended up with syrup & blueberry all over my new shirt and i wasn't even the one eating either. grrr.... It's like a default. i always end up looking mangy no matter what. still cool. i rocked the mange. lol!
Here I used double sided tape & clothespins to add the paper from the kit and made cute clothespins. My sister is a teacher so she always hangs kids stuff to show off :) She's cool like that. I also added a little fabric tape to a paper clip and clipped a few embellishments to each card. She's super crafty and I know this is going to be used up quickly :)
I included a little thank you note. I made the little pink tag out of the packaging that came with the kit. I simply used a bit of dry tape runner and typed over it with my typewriter. I think the butterfly design said something like "chasing butterflies", and now it doesn't ;) easy customizing. ta dah!
and last but not least, i decided the fridge needed a bit of paper love as well. we currently have all our extended family photos up but nothing of us. little r loves looking at pictures up on the fridge. so i printed up a few of our favorites. Even some photobooth love here. I added a few Inspire Lovely Embellishments - the wooden hearts and butterflies. from top left , the top strip is a magnet washi tape thingy. Its just patterned paper glued to a magnet :) top right: The little photo camera square is the magnet :) Bottom Left: The fabric tape butterfly embellishment is the magnet :) Also, the "cool" word is a magnet. Bottom right: The top design rectangle is a magnet. The cool thing about these are that I can easily add them into a layout after I'm done displaying them on the fridge :)
Now our fridge looks all kinds of cute. sa-weet!
Okay, now off to make more stuff as I have a very happy crafting weekend up ahead. I get to get crafty with my sisters! I love that. It's gonna be fun :)
I hope you have a lovely weekend and make something that makes your heart happy
Friday, August 2, 2013
Hello Lovelies, Happy Friday!
Today I have a little video tutorial to share via the Studio Calico blog. As much as i don't like being in front of the video camera, I really loved sharing a few design tricks that you might want to try :) Here I added geometry without the math ;) & rad neon awesomeness to my page. It's simple, clean & quirky ;) I also shared a quick tip on how to add the cute neon splotches without the spray paint. I know it's hard to give a new technique a try especially if the materials are a bit intimidating or maybe spending money on a whole spray can just to try it isn't feasible. But i promise this trick is worth a try :)
I used some Inspire Lovely supplies: #ILOVETHIS stamp, Hot Pink Heart Stickers, & Silver Heart Stickers.
I also wanted to remind you that today is the last day to take advantage of 25% off your entire order (use coupon code "SUMMERXO" ) at InspireLovely.etsy.com & receive a free set of heart stickers with your order :)
Happy August and a super happy friday to you :)