Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Renegade Craft Fair

Oh. My. Gosh.  I LOVED it!!  I mentioned in my last post that Matt and I went to the Renegade Craft Fair on Sunday.  It was amazing.  It was so great to be surrounded by such creative people.  I left so inspired and even more excited (if that was possible) to be selling my products.  There were so many wonderful booths, there is no way I can do justice to them all, but I wanted to mention a couple of my favorites.

My favorite paper vender was Sycamore Street Press.  They mostly had letterpress goods, which I love.  Here is a little poster that caught my eye.  If we had a baby, I would own this for sure.  So funny.

I also really liked The Tinted Mint

Jenny Wiegley had gorgeous quilts.  Lindy, these are my inspiration!!

I thought these cute little crowns were really fun.  Unfortunately I have no idea who made it but isn't it precious?

Esoterica Bazaar had this beautiful ring set.  hint, hint, Matt :)

I thought this necklace was really cute too.  

Ahhh...so much wonderful goodness out there in the world.  Doesn't your heart feel full???

Monday, July 26, 2010

This Weekend

Matt and I had a really fun weekend.  We were both off of work on Friday so we drove down to San Diego for the day and went to the San Diego Zoo.  Apparently I went when I was little but I have no memory of it so it was a new experience for both of us.  We loved it!  We loved walking around, looking at the animals, and just having the day together.

I'm glad I married a man who makes me laugh so much.

We then went to a local scrapbooking store, Paper Tales, that I had heard all about.  It was AMAZING.  It was the best scrabooking store I've been to.  I felt like everything there was very much my style.  Of course I got a few things.

On Saturday we got to babysit precious Beckett.

We were sad to give her back to her parents.  She is such a good baby!!

On Sunday, Matt went with me to the Renegade Craft Fair.

Once again, another awesome craft experience.  I really think my husband should win some kind of award .... two crafting outings this weekend!

We also saw Inception.  It was really good but a lot of it was over my head.  I think I'll need a round 2 to really get it.  

That's all for now!  What did you all do this weekend?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Paper Folding

Here is another page from Kala's book.

I really liked this page because of the paper strips.  For each strip, I cut long pieces of paper that were 1 inch thick.  I folded each strip then sewed the whole thing to hold the folds.

It was a bit time consuming but I really like the end result.  I also LOVE any type of craft that I can zone out and do while watching TV.  I think I watched season 1 and much of season 2 of Grey's Anatomy (again) while making Kala's book.

I've mentioned before that my sister-in-law, Val, is having a baby boy in October.  They are naming him Sam :)  Anyway, I am now working on a book for her that I need to finish in 2 weeks.  I'll be busy over here!  It's already cute and boy and vintage .... yum.  As soon as it is done and in Val's hands, I'll share it here.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Butterflies Galore

It seems like everywhere you look in the scrapbooking world people are embracing butterflies.  I was never too into them before but am now a convert.  I think they are sweet, whimsical, romantic, and beautiful.  Here are two more pages from Kala's book that have a plethora of butterflies.

I used this punch for all of the butterflies.  

Have a wonderful Monday!  :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

More of Kala's Book

I know it feels like I've been posting pages from Kala's book for forever.....

....but they are going to keep on coming!!  As you've probably noticed, I used green, teal, and yellow throughout the whole book.  There are plenty of flowers,



and felt.  

I love it when all of my favorites wind up in one project.  I did make all of the embellies.  I always think that's the best because they turn out the exact color and size you want them.  

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Right Now

I've mentioned before that I love this blog.  It is on my list of ones I check every.single.day.  She is so talented and I am always inspired by what she creates.  She does something on her blog called "currents".  It is a list of what she is currently into.  I thought I'd try it out!

listening: to Mike Birbiglia (Mike Bahooskie!)
drinking: a grande iced vanilla americano with half and half
wearing: pjs
feeling: free....it's the summer school weekend!
weather: hot
wantingthis stamp
needing: to do laundry
thinking: about my business cards - I can't wait to get them!!
enjoying: the summer....Sellie is happy
wondering: if I'll do a post like this again

More Burpies

I have more burpies to share!  My friend hired me to make four burpies as a baby gift for her friend's baby girl.  We decided to put a little buggy in the bottom corner instead of a bird.  I think they turned out so cute and girlie.

I had extra fabric left over so I made a little gift tag to match.  

Thanks for reading!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cape Cod

Hello everyone!  I haven't posted in a week because Matt and I were in Cape Cod with his family.  We had an awesome time, fell in love with Martha's Vineyard, would love to stay here sometime, ate more ice cream than ever, had wonderful time with family....all in all it was a great vacation.

I will post pictures soon but wanted to post another couple of pages from Kala's book.

I'll be back soon with Cape Cod pictures!  

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Letterpress Goodness

Before I get to the letterpress projects, here is my latest layout.  A few nights ago I stayed up until 2:30 am crafting away.  Here is one of the projects I made.

I love this picture of Matt.  We were in Maui on Easter Sunday and decided to go to church before hitting the beach.  It was our first day there so we were dying to start our vacation. 

I made two different letterpress cards.  It has taken a little bit of work to figure out how to use my wonderful machine but I LOVE it now.  It's super easy to use once you figure it out and now my head is swimming with ideas of all sorts of projects.  If you want any cards made, let me know!


Sorry for the annoying shadows on the cards.  I'm still trying to figure out what atmosphere is best for taking pictures.  

Enjoy your weekend...it's almost here!  

Happy Anniversary to Us {one day late}

Four years ago yesterday, on a VERY hot day, Matt and I stood before our friends and family and vowed to love, honor, cherish, and respect one another for the rest of our days.  It was such a beautiful, wonderful day - the best day of my life.

Matt, thank you for four wonderful years of marriage.  I'm so happy I get to spend my life with you.  I love you!