Sunday, February 26, 2012

A couple cards...

I've been working like crazy this week to put together some paper crafts for a showcase I'm attending tomorrow! It's been hectic but I love crafting! Here's a couple cards I just finished! I used a recent Finally Friday video over at Two Peas for inspiration! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thursday's Trend - Flowers

SO here in NYC it's winter recess(although the weather makes it feel like Spring recess) which means I've been off all week! I've been spending a lot of time scrapbooking and crafting. When I'm not crafting I spend my time browsing Pinterest and ETSY looking for ideas and inspiration for my home, wardrobe, and crafts. One trend I've been noticing on Pin boards is the floral trend. I find myself drawn to cute summer dresses in feminine floral prints, adorable headbands made with fabric flowers, and jewelry that includes layers, especially with flowers.

I absolutely LOVE this bold floral pillow fabric! The geometric flowers and swirls make the the perfect pillow set for spring. Check out Decorate23's ETSY creations!
I also adore this fabulous statement piece with the flowers - so feminine. It's so unique! I may have to pick this up as for my mom as Mother's Day is just around the corner. I found it on True Rebel Clothing's ETSY site.

And finally - I love this floral bouquet. It reminds me of the romantic bridal bouquet I had for my wedding in 2008.

I wanted to incorporate florals into my paper crafts so I decided to scour the web for instructional videos for making paper flowers. I've combined a couple videos from YouTube and here's what I came up with:

I used my Accent Essentials Cricut Cart and cut various sized flowers form white card stock. Then I sprayed them using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and heat embossed them. Then I took the smaller floor and snipped a petal off. Folded the flower and fastened it together with a glue dot. I did this for the 2 smaller flowers. Then I curled the edges of the larger flowers and layered them together. I added a rhinestone gem in the middle for a little pop!

Thanks for stopping by! I would love it if you shared your ideas for using Floral inspiration in your crafts below!

Monday, February 20, 2012

DIY - scrapbooking organization

Lately I've been working on quite a few projects at once, which has left me feeling quite overwhelmed. So I decided to spend sometime this weekend cleaning and organizing my scrap space. (I will post pics of the entire space once it's done!)

My ribbon stash has been driving me CRAZY! Two years I unraveled all my ribbon and rolled them onto clothespins which looked adorable and worked for a while. But I never kept up with it and the mountain of ribbon scraps has taken over!

I got my latest issue of Scrapbooks ETC. where I saw an idea to use a pant's hanger to organize ribbon spools. I decided to adapt this idea and used my existing IKEA pole system and a wooden dowel to create a ribbon organization system. I love the way it turned out (not to mention I only had to pay 79 cents for the dowel). In doing so I also realized my unconscious desire to purchase PINK ribbon! LOL. I plan on expanding the system as needed.
I also came up with a system for organizing my scraps. I find that if they're not well organized I will NEVER use them! I saw this idea somewhere but can't remember where! :( I bought the Cropper Hopper Vertical Pack and labeled each individual divider (it comes with 12) by color.

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment and share any other organizing ideas you have found useful in your own space!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday's Trend- Minty Color!

This week I was inspired by the fashions of the recent NYC Fashion Week. I absolutely love checking out the newest fashions trends. One color trend I noticed was the use of a minty green hue. I absolutely love the subtle tone.

Check out nikiinbrazil for great style tips and more minty hues. I fell in love with this gorgeous bag!

I cannot wait to get this cute color on my nails this spring! Essie's Mint Candy Apple

Soooo... is it possible to be IN LOVE with a kitchen? (because I think I am- sorry hun)

Southern Living featured a kitchen to die for!

and really.....who could pass up these treats? Traditional french macaroons.

SO here's my take on this week's thursday Trend - Minty color!
I never realized how many minty colored papers and supplies I had all along! Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're inspired- I know I am!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Color Challenge- Spring is in the Air

I absolutely fell in love with this color inspiration! All the bight colors remind me of spring which is right around the corner (fingers crossed). We've had a mild winter here in NYC so I'm itching to break out the flip flops!

How Yummy are those pom pom fibers?

Here's my take on the challenge over at Jay Gee's Nook...

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday's Trend

Introducing a new Thursday addition to my blog. I've made a personal commitment to put more time into crafting and blogging this year! In an effort to motivate and inspire myself (and other's of course) I will be posting a Thursday's Trendblog post. Here'I'll be posting anything that seems to be trending in the world of craft, design, fashion etc... I will also share my interpretation of the TREND in my own works! Sort of like my own personal challenge! Hopefully you will enjoy the posts and find them as inspirational as I do! So let' s dive right in!

Lately I'm noticing a Chevron pattern trend in just about everything. Photo's from CHA blogs, items from ETSY shops and TONS of pics on Pinterest boa
rds (which is btw my new obsession!) Take a look at some Chevron trends below:

Look at this YUMMY Chevron patterned cake over on the Cake Blog Does anyone have a fork??
Check out these super mod curtain panels at Pamela Hastings Interiors.
Found this adorable set of notecards over on InvitaPaperStudio at ETSY. Love the color combo!

SO here's what I was inspired to create:

I used three - 1/2 in strips of diagonal pattern paper in coordinating colors and adhered them in alternating stripes to create a chevron pattern. I stamped a Thanks sentiment (loving this $1 stamp right now!) and punched mini hearts from the same paper. finished it off with a punched butterfly and some rhinestone gems!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to answer the poll below and vote for your favorite trends! <3

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Cards

Just sharing a couple of cards I recently made. I'm participating in a local showcase at the end of the month so I've started preparing some items to display! Let me know what you think!