Spring Instagram Inspiration

daisies325Today was an absolutely beautiful, warm Spring day. It was crisp and joyful and vibrant, just like these daisies from @emilyquinton . I could put some in a vase and throw some in the air and put them in a vase too :) The rain is supposed to return tomorrow night, but I’m glad for what I had today.

Gelli plate fun.

wpid-20150324_142350.jpgToday, I made this with a gelli plate. I can not wait to get my hands on one of my very own and play with it for hours on end. I know my kids will take one look at it and decide that they can’t either, but I’m not sure if I am ready to share. :)

The dogs.

wpid-20150323_113203.jpgLast week, I found this quote and it really made me think about all of the things I have been attempting to accomplish lately and the obstacles that have cropped up. I also made a podcast about it.

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015 – Five Doors.

Remember this?

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Wall Hanging (Botanical Tea, Secret Garden)

A few days after I saw that inspirational paper (and some matching stamps), I learned of a call for submissions for the design team of the company that made the paper, Graphic 45. I have been in love with their papers for a few years now, so at the very least it was a good excuse to play with some stuff I already had or wanted to buy. I did a set of book end drawers,

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Book end drawers (Artisan)

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Truth Card Folders, Truth Cards (Botanical Tea, Typography, Artisan)

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Art Journal (Typography, Staples)

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Gift Tags and envelopes (Artisan, Botanical Tea, Time to Flourish, Typography)

a wall hanging, a kraft mixed media album, folders/truth card holders and gift cards with packaging. This process has been an absolute joy. It has shown me the true extent of what I have learned about crafting in the past couple of years. I will also be using what I learned on these projects to create gifts for family, friends and myself.