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Lilac, Plum and Soft Mint Color Palette

July 9, 2014

Rethink purple with this lilac, ocean mist, and plum color palette.

It’s true, if I had to choose, purple would be my least favorite color. Nothing personal, but I tend to prefer warm hues. But this color palette of lilac and plum has me rethinking my love of purple. Pair it with a very pale mint, like an ocean mist, and I’d say purple is pretty ok.

Painting by Ammiki. Print available in her shop.

DIY Orange Blossom Collage

July 8, 2014

Create your own modern orange blossom collage on a wood panel. Click through for video tutorial and templates.

A couple weeks ago at the most recent Meet + Make, we created paper collages on wood panels. I provided three sample designs that attendees could choose from or they could create their own collage design. Everyone’s favorite design was the oranges with the mod flower blossoms so I decided to share the pattern with you so you can create your own collage at home.

I used my Silhouette to cut out the card stock because I created enough pre-cut shapes for 50 people. If you have your own Silhouette or Cricut Explore you can download the SVG file and use your cutting machine to save time in cutting. If you don’t have an electronic cutter that’s ok too. You can print the PDF template on card stock and trace the patterns on the colored paper. Then just cut them out with scissors.

Download the orange blossom collage template:
- PDF file
- SVG file

One of my favorite parts about Meet + Make is how the attendees take the supplies I give them and add their own unique style to the project. At the end of the video you will see the awesome collages some of the attendees created.

Supplies:
- cut out paper pieces
- matte Mod Podge
- foam brush
- 9″ x 12″ wood panel (I got mine at Dick Blick)

Live in Florida of California? Then show a little love for those oranges with this fun paper cut collage. Video tutorial includes PDF and SVG templates so you can even use a Silhouette or Cricut Explore to cut out the shapes.

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Printable Summer Party Cheers Invitations

July 7, 2014

Host a fun summer party and use these free printable "Cheers!" invitations. Template available in Word, Pages, and PDF formats.

A couple weeks ago I got together with Melissa of Melissa Creates and Carmen of The Flair Exchange and we put together this bold styled party. I’m lucky enough to call these talented ladies my friends and I’m even luckier that we all live here in Orlando! The talented Melinda Tomasello joined us and photographed our little party and I’m so excited to finally share it with you.

I created a printable party invitation that’s perfect for summer parties. It would also work great for showers, girl’s nights, or even a birthday celebration.

Download the printable “Cheers!” invitation template in the following formats:
- Blank PDF file
- Pages template
- Word template

You don't need to spend a ton to host a stylish summer party! Get some inspiration from this gorgeous pink and orange backyard party.

I also created the paint dipped vases using a very easy technique that let’s you reuse the jars. I’ll share all the details and the full tutorial on Thursday!

Black and white stripes with a pop of bright pink and sherbet orange make for a fun summer party.

Cheers! Download the free printable invitation template and use it at your summer party or for a girl's night out.

Loving this pink, orange, black and white table decor! Link includes free printable invitation template.

I just love those little cakes! Would you have ever guessed that they are savory tea sandwich cakes? Melinda made them and she’ll be sharing the tutorial on how to make them later this week.

Melinda, Carmen, and Melissa will be sharing more details (and DIYs) from our summer styled shoot this week. Be sure to check out their blogs  for all the pretty details.

Happy 4th of July

July 4, 2014

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Happy 4th of July!

I hope you have an wonderful holiday with your friends and family. Enjoy the fireworks, bbq, grilled corn, ice cream sandwiches, and all your other patriotic traditions. See you on Monday with a fun summer printable!

Links to Love

July 3, 2014

Looking for easy ways to make your 4th of July celebration extra special? Try one of these simple DIYs, printables, or recipes! (Click through for links)

This week was my first full week back to work, or should I say blogging and doing a million other things (like work on my brother’s wedding invitations). After being in SLC for a week, having a cold for a week, and hosting Meet + Make, things have been a little bit crazy still as I get back into my routine. Good thing it’s a long weekend and also my birthday weekend!

If you like me and haven’t even started thinking about your 4th of July plans (oops!) here are a few cute and simple DIYs to help your celebration extra special.

1. The printable paper bags by Melanie Blodgett for Julep are just so cute. They would be perfect for storing treats for the kids or even for sending guests home with leftovers.

2. These tassel napkin ties by Creature Comforts are easy to make and chances are you already have all the materials you need.

3. Every summer BBQ needs paper straws but your 4th of July BBQ really needs these sparkler straws by Lexy Ward for Babiekins.

I’m also loving:

These toasted marshmallow chocolate-dipped ice cream sandwiches from Love & Olive Oil.

These printable July 4th sparkler labels by Almost Makes Perfect.

This red, white, and blue painted straw tote bag by Dream Green DIY.

Check out my past 4th of July recipes and DIYs here.