Friday, April 29, 2011

Fabric Frames Accordion Book Tutorial


Blog week alert! May Arts and Little Yellow Bicycle are sharing products and designers for a week of great inspiration and fun giveaways! I used Elizabeth Park fabric frames and some of my favorite ribbons from May Arts to create a colorful accordion book with a vintage twist. Visit the May Arts Blog to see the step by step tutorial or click here for a printable PDF. I used some beautiful images from the Graphics Fairy to complete the book, and the new Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Antique Linen.
*I just added this project to Brag Monday on the Graphics Fairy Blog. Be sure to visit the site for tons of inspirational projects using the 1,000s of free vintage images available for download!

Monday, April 25, 2011

May Arts & Little Yellow Bicycle Week!


May Arts and Little Yellow Bicycle are teaming up for a fun week together! You can win the pretty pastel ribbons and spring-inspired goodies from LYB pictured above by leaving a comment on any May Arts blog post this week! Little Yellow Bicycle is hosting a giveaway too, so visit this link for the details. Be sure to visit both blogs all week long for tons of great inspiration and prizes! I'll be posting a fun tutorial on the May Arts blog later this week, so stop by again for all the details!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Findings: Macaron Stamps


I have to admit that I'm a little bit obsessed with macarons. I never even knew they existed until I discovered them on Paris Breakfasts, but now I can't get enough! They're a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. So I was incredibly excited to find this adorable macaron stamp set on Memi the Rainbow's Etsy shop.


They landed on my doorstep the other day wrapped with kraft paper and washi tape.



Aren't they just adorable?



I felt compelled to go to Vecchio's Italian's Market and purchase some actual macarons to gobble down round out the photo shoot! And of course I had to include that cute pink fridge just because I love it. The macaron flavors were Meyer lemon and berry with blackberry jam...yum!



Memi has several other whimsical hand-carved stamp sets in her shop like this fun ice cream ensemble! You can visit her Etsy shop by clicking this link. Happy crafting!


Friday, April 8, 2011

Bella Blooms Headband Holder


Bella Blvd and May Arts are teaming up this week share inspiration, giveaways, and a ton of fun ideas! I created a frilly headband holder using a tin lunch pail, lots of gorgeous May Arts ribbons, and pretty papers and blooms from Bella Blvd. Click here for a step by step tutorial of this colorful project or here for a printable PDF.