Showing posts with label Paper Seedlings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper Seedlings. Show all posts

Thursday, May 25, 2023

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Woo hoo! An uneventful week on the homefront and Happy Friday Eve. Should I mention it's seven months until Christmas? I know, right? Mr. Chocolate's foot is healing but he still can't fully bear weight on it even though he can bear some, and now the challenge is him not trying to do too much and letting it heal fully. 

No big Memorial Day plans beyond being thankful to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of the country. 

Let's take a look at some of the great ideas shared at last week's party!

Paper Seedlings shared this elegant and gorgeous Mother's Day card that would work equally as well for weddings or showers! I love the simplicity of the color combination which to me, makes it stand out. 

If you don't live near a beach or especially if you do, Master Pieces of My Life has a great way to bring the beach inside with this By the Sea Tray!

This Live Edge Wood Table from Saved From Salvage is perfect for DIYers! 

May the Fourth may have already come and gone but I imagine there will be lots of Summer viewings of Star Wars Movies and series. These Star Wars Cookies (complete with Blue Milk!) are a must serve. From A Homemaker's Heart

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Alright, thank you to everyone who linked up and let's see what you've been up to this week! Have a safe Memorial Day.

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Thursday, May 4, 2023

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Happy May and Friday Eve! Whew, it's been a week. Came down with a sudden onset fever of 101-102 last weekend. I thought I was for sure headed to urgent care or the ER on Monday when thankfully, I woke up and it had broken. COVID tests were negative and didn't have other symptoms but it left me zapped of ANY energy for two days more. I'm not used to sitting around doing basically nothing but that's exactly the level of energy I've had. Back to about 30% yesterday and a bit more today but blech!

I hope you've all had a MUCH better week. May has definitely brought flowers to lots of the cacti in the desert. The blooms are amazing. And lots going on to start the month.Teacher Appreciation, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Mother's Day next weekend.

Let's take a look at some inspirational ideas from last week's party! 

This is one to save for next year's "May the Fourth Be With You" fun but was too perfect not to share. Light Saber Cookies from Rose Bakes. What Jedi wouldn't love these?

Speaking of Cactus blooms, this Kissed Cactus card from Paper Seedlings couldn't be more timely or perfect. 

I'm not sure how many generations away we may be from these well work handwritten family recipes going the way of the dodo but while we still have some, this Vintage Recipe Art from Sum of Their Stories is a fabulous way to preserve them! 

Finally, perfect for this weekend since it's Kentucky Derby time, are these Mint Julep Mocktails (easily turned into an adult version with a splash of  Kentucky Borbon) from Me and My Inklings

And let's see what you've been up to this week! 

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Thursday, March 2, 2023

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Happy Friday Eve and happy MARCH! Yikes. The transition from January to February never evokes any real emotions for me. But from February to March just seems so seem so much more extreme. Then again, woke up to SNOW in the desert this morning so I'm completely confused about what season it is. 

Nothing new to share this week. Weather inconsistencies have my allergies and asthma sucking all of my energy. It's weeks like this that I especially love looking at everyone's creations. So here we go! 

Given what's outside my window, this GORGEOUS Deer In a Clearing card from Paper Seedlings is perfect! 


Who doesn't love a good Dollar Tree upgrade project? I know I do and this one from Steph Creates is a perfect Winter to Spring transition. 

This adorable Leprechaun Selfie Wreath from Creatively Beth is perfect for a St. Patrick's day get-together or perfect for a classroom! 

Finally, how perfect for St. Patricks are these Irish Coffee Donuts from Cindy's Online Recipe Box?!

Thank you to EVERYONE who linked up and can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

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HAPPY NEW YEAR Creative Peeps! I hope everyone rang in the New Year safe, warm and dry. The weather has been crazy all over the country. Ours was typically quiet and I think we marked the New Year somewhere around London time! 

Each start of the year since I retired a couple and a half years ago has been to focus on my blog, branding, etc.  And each of those years have brought some other life realities into my life that have derailed things. So I'm determined that in 2023, I'm going to achieve this goal.

I have succeeded in upping my creative game by attending more workshops and seminars so let me share this one that's coming up. If you're interested in working with SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics" and learning more about them, then you want to check out the FREE SVG Crafters Summit which will take place Janauary 12-14.

Thanks for understanding my oops in getting last week's party up. Even not working, the holidays messed with my brain schedule. Let's take a look at some of the ideas shared and again, thank you for sharing your creativity here throughout 2022 and I can't wait to see what you all have in store for 2023!

This Magical Forrest Vase shared by Love My Little Cottage is perfect to stay up throughout Winter. 

The House on Silverado shared another wonderful Winter transition project with this Winter Scene Terarrium. 

If you need a Thank You card and/or want to learn a new papercrafting technique, this card from Paper Seedlings does the trick! 

Finally, one thing I definitely want to do more of in 2023 is thrifting. If I'm lucky enough to find a gorgeous frame to work with like the one Masterpieces of My Life did here with the framed music sheet, I'll be ecstatic. 

Alright...let's get 2023 off to a creative start! 

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

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Happy Friday Eve and Happy December Creative Peeps! Can you believe it? This is the month we were made for! I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and all leftovers have been taken care of. It was both wonderful and strange not to have to deal with that this year since we ran away. It was a wonderful escape getaway and may become a new tradition. 

I made my first Christmas gift for the place where we board our furbaby here: Pet Ornament and Card and started working on Hanukkah gifts this week. I finished this year's holiday cards before our trip so now I just have to get them in the mail. Will share those as soon as they're off. 

Now, let's see some of the wonderful ideas you shared at last week's party! 

The thing I love about fellow Creatives is the ability to see ideas in things that have nothing to do with the finished project. Enter this brilliant Trio of Trees from found Thrift Store items shared by the appropriately titled My Thrift Store Addiction

Likewise, if you've got some silver spoons you've inherited or picked up while thrifting, check out this lovely idea from The House On Silverado that transformed them into Keepsake Spoon Ornaments!   

It's card season and Paper Seedlings shared a gorgeous Snowflake Card. We must be on the same wavelength because I used some blues in my cards this year too! 

Finally, after a busy day of Elfing, relax with this delicious Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cocktail from The Kitchen Is My Playground. Hot, or cold! 

Thank you as always to everyone who linked up. A lot of busy people out there! Let's see what everyone's been up to this week. 

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

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Happy Friday Eve all. Thanks again for understanding my oops on last week's party. Our "seasons" change when they decide to and I think Fall allergies are acting as my nemesis right now. I hope everyone's had a great and creative week! I was very excited and honored to have my Copper and Silver Earrings featured in the Upstyle newsletter this week. If you're not familiar with Upstyle, it's the sibling site to Hometalk and features DIY Fashion projects. My infatuation with copper extended to these Textured Copper Candles and Silver and Copper Pumpkins

Let's take a look at some wonderful Fall inspired ideas from last week's party!

This gorgeous card from Paper Seedlings is perfect any time of year (especially the message) but is so perfect for Fall isn't it? The color blending is gorgeous. 

Speaking of perfect for Fall, check out these DIY Fall Bracelets (that should totally be shared on Upstyle BTW) from Within A World of My Own. Coordinated to match Fall outfits, there are several combos to see. 

With Christmas on our heels, there's always room for a new Tree Topper and you will NEVER guess the genius trick Lamberts Lately used for this one. If you do guess it (no cheating!) you're better than me! 

Finally, I love all of the creativity that's sprung up around charcuterie boards and this S'Mores Board from Rose Bakes is no exception. Rose also includes how to do this with or without a fire pit! 

Thanks to everyone who linked up and can't wait to see what you've all been up to this week! 

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

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Hello lovelies! Happy Friday Eve to you all and hope you've been having a good and creative week. Temps are normalizing at triple digits here in the desert but I will still always take the dry heat over lower temps with higher humidity. 

Father's Day is heading towards us quickly and before you know it the Fourth of July and annual "Christmas in July" posts will start ot hit the blogosphere and the stores won't be far behind! But in the meantime, let's enjoy Summer right? Here are some ideas to do just that! 

Nothing says Summer like butterflies and what a wonderful idea for cards like this beauty from Paper Seedlings! Could be used for so many occasions. Love the colors! 

Speaking of Father's Day, how cute is this pillow from Laura Kelly using  Infusible Ink?! 

I absolutely love the look of these Burlap Containers from Masterpieces of My Life

Finally, check out these Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Bars from Cindy's Online Recipe Box with instructions to make them with sugar, or sugar-free! 

Thanks to everyone who linked up and let's see what you've all been up to this week. 

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