Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sophisticated Easter Inspiration Board

Yet again, I've been MIA for a while. This move to California was definitely much needed (on many levels), however, it's taking a while to get up and running. My goal is to post here more often, as a means to a "get away" for me- so I'm hoping to find more time in my schedule for this blog.

With that said, we are just a few days away from Easter...which always makes me think of a pastel color palette, decorative eggs and beautiful flowers. I remember always looking forward to my Easter basket when I was young. It would always be propped up on one of the big chairs in our living room, full of bright colored candy and little toys with the sparkly green "grass" filling. So in the spirit of the upcoming holiday, I created a sophisticated Easter inspiration board with beautiful stationery and basket ideas.

Friday, February 17, 2012

My First Card Publication!!

Today I wanted to share the excitement because one of my cards has been featured in the March 2012 issue of CARDS magazine, and the feeling is SO awesome! 

The cover of CARDS Magazine March 2012 issue
(the card on the cover is not mine)

Looking forward to creating more- feeling very inspired to be featured in a magazine full of great talent!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

You've Got Love...

Quilt- Bed Bath & Beyond (Vintage Chic/Ariana); Pink Ruched Pillow Shams- Bed Bath & Beyond (DKNY);
White Bed Skirt- Bed Bath & Beyond; Decorative Pillows- Bed Bath & Beyond (Nicole Miller), Homegoods and Kirklands

I'm popping in, (a little late) but wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! I'm still getting acclimated to the west coast (hence why I've been MIA), but I'm loving my new room setup, especially my bed! So I thought I'd create a VDay card inspired by my bedroom colors: pink, gray, white & a splash of black. I just love this color combo, I think it really supports my "vintage, shabby chic" style!

This card measures 7x5 and is inspired by "love notes". I created the postcard to coordinate with the patterned paper and alphas. The result is pretty and feminine with a touch of Parisian influence- what says LOVE better than Paris?!?

Supplies: Card Stock- Bazzill; Patterned Paper/Butterfly- S.E.I; Glitter Brad- American Crafts (Dear Lizzy);
Chipboard Alphas- The Girls' Paperie; Alpha Stickers- October Afternoon; Alpha Rub-Ons- K&Company;
Postcard- Myself; Ribbon- Other

Well, thanks for stopping in! Enjoy the rest of your night and be sure to capture those special moments with your loved ones! xo

Friday, January 13, 2012

Welcome to California!

 Background image from Kameron Walsh

 So lately I've been thinking about how crazy life can sometimes be. It's proof that nothing can really be planned or pre conceived because everything in life has the potential to change, at any given moment. The truth is, we can never really know what to expect, which is the beauty of it all!

Bearing all of this in mind, today makes two weeks since I picked up and moved to SoCal, in search of sun, sand and a better lifestyle! If anyone had told me last year this time that I would be living in California right now- I never would have believed them, but this is a typical example of how crazy and unexpected life can be. These days I find myself waking up to clear blue skies and the warmth of new possibilities! I'm a firm believer that if you ever have the chance to just pack up your belongings and start fresh- you should certainly take advantage of it. The thing is, we only live once and you never know where these risks might take you. Like I said in my last post- I don't know where this new path will lead, but I'm absolutely ready for the journey. I see a lot of new adventures and exploration in my future- it's all a part of the process. So here's to more soul searching, risk taking and spontaneity in 2012! xo


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