I have never been able to cut a circle smooth and straight even if I have traced around a circle and tried to cut on that line. I’ve even tried to trace around the object with an exacto blade and it still wouldn’t be smooth. Ok so I must have issues using scissors but now that I’ve found circle paper punches… problem solved! I picked one of the other day and it makes a perfect circle every time yeah! I also found a great small flower and corner punch and I’ve been having so much fun playing around with these. Here’s a set of handmade cards I created with the paper punches and I can’t wait to play and make some more. You can find these over at my Etsy shop.
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I’m so excited to participate in a new telesummit beginning today! It’s the Creative Souls Telesummit which begins today and will be going through May 20th. They have 13 speakers lined up along with bonus speakers that have lots of creative wisdom to share.
I think this is going to be a great way to learn from the best creative minds. Sometimes we all need to regain our focus so we can go forward with our creative plans and live out our passions.
This is an amazing free event so come and check it out!
Good morning happy monday! Did everyone have a nice Easter? We met a couple of friends out for a nice brunch and had a great time catching up. Neither my hubby or I have any family down here so we enjoyed a quiet day at the house after brunch and I cooked (I know, you can be shocked now). I made a yummy ham with pineapples, a potato casserole, veggies for him, and homemade mac and cheese from scratch! Everything came out well although now that I’m writing this I realized the Pillsbury biscuits are still in the fridge. Oh well I never said I was perfect. haha
I’m a bit behind but I finally started some of my spring cleaning on saturday. I’m one of those people who tends to take on lots of projects all at once and I’d rather be doing anything than cleaning. That leads to cluttered piles that I hate going through. Well I finally got myself into a groove and completely got rid of all the piles in the bedroom and I have to say I feel so much better now. To keep myself motivated and be sure I don’t forget anything I made a cute little To-do list that I printed up to keep myself organized. It always makes me feel better when I can check things off the list because then I can see the progress as the list grows shorter.
The background tile was created at BgPatterns which has quite of few options to create some great seamless patterns that you can use for desktop wallpapers or other projects. You can download my FREE To-do list pdf here to help yourself get into the spring cleaning mood too.
Enjoy your week!
Have you heard of Pinterest? I just did the other day and it’s so addictive and I have already gotten lost finding all kinds of unique goodies. So much fun although it’s kind of hard to describe. The best way I can put it is that it’s like a virtual inspiration board taken from sources all over the web. You can make “boards” or groups and then “pin” things to them. Same concept as if you were pinning a great idea onto your bulletin board. You can re-pin things that others have pinned, leave comments, follow people and “like” things.
It’s super addictive but it’s giving me great inspiration for some projects I’d like to try out.
Pinterest is in beta right now, so you need an invite if you want to start pinning yourself. Need an invite? Just let me know. Here’s mine to check out! Let me know if you’re on too, I’d love to check out your pins!
Have a great weekend =)
I love coffee or should I better rephrase that as I live on coffee haha! I tend to work a lot between my multiple jobs but I’m also known for getting involved in a craft project and before I know it it’ll be the wee hours of the morning. Does this happen to you too? Last week I had a surprise gift of coffee and it came in the most adorable packaging! Of course I had to take a few pics and I played around with the FxCamera for the Android. The Warhol version is fun but my favorite was the warm vignette setting through the ToyCam.
Hope your week is going well!
I’m always coming up with ideas at odd times and end up writing things down on small pieces of paper, napkins or anything I can get a hold of. Instead of always losing where I wrote something I used to carry around a notebook with me and since I had used all of those up I decided what a perfect time to make a new one for myself. I haven’t been scrapbooking as much recently so I pulled out all of my papers and once I finished making a notebook for myself I completely got inspired to continue. After sifting through different patterns and layouts these are the first ones that I put together and are available in my Etsy shop.
Did anyone create anything new this weekend?
Happy Friday!! Did you guys have a good week? This has been a busy week with lots of side projects. One of which, I created a Facebook page for my shop and invite you to stop by and become a fan. www.facebook.com/simplyoney
Cheerful Summer Bags. I’m loving these bright sunny colors getting ready for summer from Marimekko.
Original Artwork. Jessica Snowden of Inspired Mama Designs creates adorable whimsical designs. Her pieces bring inspiration to others through her art.
Paper Decorations. There are so many things you can do with paper besides writing on it. Here are a couple of interior inspirations. These cranes can be viewed on The Selby.
Paperfaerie has some very unique paper designs on Etsy.
Organizing Your Space. It must be spring fever because I’m all about organizing my home right now and cleaning out. A Beautiful Mess posted the new Red Velvet e-course Style Your Space and I love the chairs and colors in these!
Have a fantastic weekend!!
A couple of us were standing outside after lunch enjoying the beautiful warm day we are having, when all of a sudden we heard that familiar musical jingle instantly recognizable from when we were kids. But wait… this is a business complex so we must be hearing things. Walking back into the building everyone was looking out the windows and it was true! The ice cream truck was sitting outside our office, what a surprising treat! I got a chocolate ice cream cone with rainbow sprinkles. Perfect way to get some energy for the rest of the day. Had to share a pic before I ate it. This was taken with my phone and edited with the PicSay Pro app.
Hope you’re having a “sweet” afternoon =)
How was everyone’s weekend? We were welcomed to some beautifully sunny 90 degree days. Started Saturday morning watching the sunrise before running in a fun little 5k on the beach. Sunday turned into lots of errands and then a productive day creating a few new card designs. This paisley design came out fun and playful and I used some spring colors to brighten things up.
Keeping with the spring/summer theme I created this simple elegant butterfly card.
These are both available in my Etsy Shop. Hope you have a great week!
A few weeks ago we had a wonderful well-needed vacation out in Vegas. My brother and sister-in-law met us out there and we had a fantastic visit. We stayed just off the strip which was perfect to have some quiet restful evenings but still close enough to enjoy the night life.
We took a couple evenings to walk the strip and we still didn’t see everything! You don’t realize how big all the hotels and properties are until you start walking and next thing you know you’ve walked quite a few miles. We had heard great things about the fountain show outside the Bellagio so we stayed and watched quite a few of the shows as each one is different and set to different music. My brother described them as water fireworks which is fitting with some of the explosive finishes.
Each hotel has a set theme based upon where their location is created after such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. So creative and so much fun to see everything. The Venetian had a gorgeous vaulted ceiling painted like the Sistine Chapel and a cute Gondola ride going around the hotel as well as one going through the hotel. Of course my sister-in-law and I had to convince the guys to do this but we loved it!