July 9, 2014
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.
July 8, 2014
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.
- cut out paper pieces
- matte Mod Podge
- foam brush
- 9″ x 12″ wood panel (I got mine at Dick Blick)
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July 7, 2014
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
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!
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.
July 4, 2014
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!
July 3, 2014
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.