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?


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,


Book end drawers (Artisan)


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


Art Journal (Typography, Staples)


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.