Saint Patrick's Day is a day in the U.S. where everyone can be Irish for a day! If you're going to get your green on and go searching for a pot of gold, here's a little something to get you started! All you need to do is download - there's a pdf inside - print the letters - they're set up on 8-1/2 x 11" paper - then cut them out and hang!
Click on the image to download!
You know I love classic B-movies right?! So I have to share any cool B-movie related stuff I come across - and wow! You have to check these handbags out!
Created by Scottish artist Julia Griffin, "The bags & images are thoughtfully paired together & hand painted using a good quality leather paint for a professional & durable finish. The result is a surprisingly authentic, functional & totally unique piece of Pop Art. . ."
Very cool indeed!
I am so excited about a new shop that I'm part of! It's called "Scrapping Artistry" and it's newly opened at Enchanted Studio Scraps. My partner is Missy's Bits and we are going to offer collab kits! Missy and I have similar styles so this partnership was a match made in Heaven!
Right now in the store we have our first collab - Mad Hatter Tea Party. It's a colorful and whimsical kit - absolutely jammed packed with papers, embellishments, alpha and inspiration!
We have lots more planned! For our spring line, I don't want to spoil the surprise, but let me just say it's going to be big and beautiful!! Please stay tuned - you won't want to miss out!
Scrapping Artistry does have a newsletter that we invite you to sign up for. After signing up, you'll receive this FREE WELCOME KIT! Created by Sugar Moon Designs and Missy's Bits - so head on over and sign up and starting using your lovely new kit today!
Here is a really easy and inexpensive way to add some decor to a room. I made these framed letters for my niece's bedroom after she painted and redecorated. There are so many variations of this project - you can start with this basic idea and just let yourself go crazy with creativity!
I think the project just speaks for itself, I almost don't need to tell you how to do it, but I will, just for the heck of it! The large letters were cut out on a die-cut machine, but you can purchase them at craft stores, or if your friend owns a machine, ask them to cut some letters out for you. The main cost of the project will be your frames - and depending on how many letter you need to frame! If the name you're working with is Bartholomew you're going to have to shell out a few more dollars than I did just for "Violet"! I purchased these frames at the local dollar store. As with most projects, I look back and think what I would have done differently. With this project, I think I would have purchased white frames or painted these to look like distressed white frames, but that's just a matter of preference - you can choose whatever frames you like and go with your decor.
After you have your letters and your frames, the next decision you have is what paper backing you want to use. For these frames, I used some digital scrap-booking papers that I could just print out. I wanted them all to have similar colors, but different patters - just to make it a bit more whimsical. I also think it could look nice if all the papers matched. Just mess around with it and see what you like.
After you decide what papers you are using, you just measure them and cut them to fill out the entire area of the frame.
I glued down the letters in the center of the patterned paper - then put them into the frames! Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy!
When you put all the frames together and hang them, they look adorable! You could also frame words instead of names - some word that makes you feel happy. You could also frame an image to go with the letters - really it's whatever strikes your fancy. Best thing? It can so easily be changed and switched up you'll never get bored with it!
How this Saint's Feast Day went from this:
I'll never know.
I think it had something to do with greeting cards and jewelry manufacturers . . . But anyway, I'm just going to try to take the positive out of the situation, and hope all of you have some love in your life. You know I care, right?! So, to wish you a lovely Valentines Day, here's a little gift for you . . . a set of journal tags that you can use to make some last minute Valentine notes with, or just leave a little love note in your sweetie's lunchbox, or hey - even add it to a scrapbook layout! These will eventually be in my store at Enchanted Studio Scraps . . . set to reopen this week! So get these while you can and have a great day everyone!! Sorry link has expired .
Today I saw an article about what an authentic red velvet cake is. I was happy to report that this recipe I shared with you a couple years ago meets the requirements for AUTHENTIC red velvet cake! Only the best from me I tellya!
Anyway, here is a repost of the recipe I've used, with instructions on how to make a cute little heart shape cake so you can surprise your sweetie . . . or just make one for yourself !
Make your cake in one square (8x8x2") and one round (8x1-1/2") pans. To make the heart shape, cut the round cake in half and place against the the square layer as shown in the diagram. So easy and cute!
Then frost and decorate your cake however your sweetie will like it best!
If you'd like a red cake here's a recipe for Red Velvet cake with White Frosting - click to enlarge.
Isn't this cute? It just makes me smile. I think everyone needs a little cupid in their life, and you can have one like this! It was created by Heidi at My Paper Crane and you can download it from Danielle Thompson's Blog. There are instructions and a downloadable pdf. I'm off to make some now . . .