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Monday, July 26, 2010

Lazy Days of Summer..


Summer so far..

~Visiting the farmer's market
~Bike rides
~ Outdoor live music
~ Lime popsicles
~ Picnics
~ Hiking
~Mountains
~Lakes
~ Road trips
~Thunderstorms
~Red ripe cherries
~Listening to evening insect songs




A sunny, bathing beauty card inspired by those lazy days of summer. Pattern paper, rub-on, chipboard sun and starfish from Melissa Frances. Vintage image by Cosmo Cricket.
Also, if you haven't seen the new Kitschy Kitchen line from Melissa Frances click here. I was drooling at the last CHA when the prototypes were out and now they're FINALLY here! Weeeee!! These stickers might be the cutest things ever!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Somerset Life

If you haven't already picked up the latest issue of Somerset Life, do it! Because, well, I'm in it! I'm incredibly honored to be a part of this gorgeous publication. 

From Stampington's website-
 ~Embrace the art of creative living with the Summer issue of Somerset Life. This 144-page captivating issue is filled to the brim with inspired ideas for infusing beauty into everyday life. Learn easy ways to elevate the inside of your purse; enjoy a baking day inspired by the film Julie and Julia; or find a number of ways to keep cherished recipes safe. Gorgeous photography coupled with powerful words make this an issue you won’t want to miss.~

As you're devouring this issue, be sure to check out the vintage inspired party decorations I made using simple things like brown paper bags and clothespins.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fairy Tussie-Mussie

Just a quick tutorial on how to create a different kind of  tussie-mussie. Usually they're filled with flowers, but I thought I'd put a  twist on one by topping it with a clear glass ornament filled with a little winged cutie.

Supplies used-
Pattern paper -Melissa Frances
Flowers and pearl embellishment - Prima
Fairy-Art chix Studio
Clear ornaments- I picked some up at Michael's
Instructions-

Use a cone template to trace your paper. I just googled  "cone template" and a ton came up.
Next, cut out your paper and roll it into the shape of a cone. Glue edges together and let dry.
Take the clear ornament, unscrew the cap and place the fairy inside, screw the cap back on.You may need to put a little glue on the bottom of her feet to help her stand up in the globe. Glue around the bottom edge of the ornament and place inside the cone.

Now the fun part! Embellish the cone as you wish. Add some flowers, ribbon, pearls, anything you like! 



Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Vintage 4th

The Fourth of July is only a few days away!  Kellen and I are starting to make some 4th traditions of our own.  First up, a hike in the early morning. Luckily, we just walk out our back door and the mountain is right there.Next, Park City has an annual pancake breakfast in the park. The entire town comes out for it and I just love the sense of community it brings. The parade is next and  it's not your average 4th of July parade. There are quite a few characters that come out for it. Here's a pic of main street after the parade is over, as you can see, it's quite popular.. After the parade, we're off to the park for a BBQ, live music and games. Ohhhh I can't wait!


Hope you all have a fabulous 4th of July! 

These pinwheels were created using paper from Melissa Frances. I tied the bottom of the sticks with ribbon and tinsel also from Melissa Frances.
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