Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Paper Pumpkin October 2015: Blissful Bouquet

I will openly admit I'm not so much a "flower" person as I am a typography or "object" kind-of person (especially if that word or object has anything to do with French, France, or Europe in general). But the watercolor style flower that's in right now? LOVE IT! So when I opened my bright pink box last night and saw this month's Paper Pumpkin stamp set I about died. Not really. But my heart rate certainly went up. In a good way. Watercolor flower images AND pretty words?!? Say whaaaat??? Ok, enough talk. I gotta get stampin'.
Here's the printable insert. (Just remember to save it, then print it just as you would any picture. I just save it as a jpeg and then print it as a full page photo. Sorry I'm not more technical about it, but everyone's computers and printers are so different. Feel free to comment with questions, tips or advice for others.  Also, check out my facebook group. It's a little more interactive.

The possibilities with this set are swirling in my head. Here's one card I made REALLY quick with an upcoming wedding in mind. The bride has a thing for peacocks, and these are their colors. The Perfect Peacock set was made for this. Beautiful Perfect Peacock Bouquet... or something like that. I should have done the Watercolor Wash background stamp lighter, but it's still pretty. I softened it a little by adding the flower image from the Paper Pumpkin set in Whisper White as a watermark in the background and then repeated it attached to that beautiful sentiment!

So so so pretty!!! This was also my first attempt with the aqua painters. I love how the silver embossed peacock outlines the watercolored image. Beautiful. Anyway, here are the supplies I used for this card in addition to this months BEAUTIFUL Paper Pumpkin set! I hope you enjoy the card and the free case insert! I should also mention I added a place on the right side for you to subscribe by email! Get new posts delivered right to your mailbox! Thanks again for stopping by and have fun creating with this month's beautiful stamps!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Craft Room Tour (Don't get too comfortable!)

Ah the lovely coveted craft room. Do you drool over all those beautiful, charming, perfectly neat and organized spaces on Pinterest like I do? I love seeing a beautiful space. And I HAVE a beautiful space. An upstairs guest room all to myself. Full of fun tools and supplies, and a fabulous desk space, and lots of shelf space... and you know what? I never use it! Never say never, but it's a rare day when I really AM able to use the space without being interrupted. So, I'm giving it up.


It's a beautiful functional space, but it doesn't function so well for me. Occasionally, I can hide-away in my office undisturbed, but most of the time I have a family that needs me. And every once in awhile we DO need a guest room... so, I decided it was time to relocate my office to a main area of the house where I can get my craft on while
still being awesome-multi-tasker-mom.  The man of the house wasn't too excited about all the above being moved into the front room of the house. (I believe my reaction here sounded a little like "you dare doubt my abilities?") I then came up with two presentations. 1- We could spend thousands of dollars and turn it into a dining room/hidden office or 2- I could buy this amazing desk for $100 off Craigslist and it could be more "cozy library" feel. (Either way would have been fine with me.)
We decided on the desk.

(Can you believe this beauty was only $100??? NO I am NOT going to paint it! It's so beautiful!!! I can't wait to organize my toys in all those little cubbies!)