Monday, December 17, 2012

Vintage paper trees

Source: etsy.com via Nikki on Pinterest




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Friday, December 14, 2012

Furoshiki gift wrapping technique


I've never heard of this furoshiki Japanese eco-friendly gift wrapping technique.  I'd love to get some pretty fabric and try some of the techniques :)  These fabrics are as pretty as paper!!


Their sizes are:
Small: 18.7" x 18.7"
Medium: 26.5" x 26.5" 
Large: 35.5" x 35.5"
x-large: 46.02" x 46.02"

Here's the furoshiki.com link and here's another cool Canadian chick Furochic who has some great concepts that you may want to check out.  

Furochic's mission: To replace disposable paper gift wrap and bags, to be reused over and over again and to make gifts feel special and unique.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A blast from the past....

Happy 1/1/11 !!!   ... and I'm selling my beloved QK Revolution & dies!!

Imagine that!  Back in 2011, 
before I packed up to move, 
this is a post I had on

Oooh I sure hope this year keeps each and every one of you happy, healthy and inspired to create pretty little paper things!!

To start the new year, with the help of my brand spankin' new iPhone4 (insert wild cheering here) I will have no excuse for not having a camera nearby lol. So without haste, here's my evolved and messy craft area, I call it "Grand Central Station" because everything is within an arm's reach, including my laptop under the table to the left running my Silhouette digital craft cutting machine!!  Notice to the left, up past the ribbon, and the Silhouette cutter is my brand spankin new Big Shot express *insert even wilder cheering here* that I have been waiting four months for since I got it at 60% off with free shipping (to the US) so I had to wait for Hubbyto go get the darned thing from Florida, but it was well worth the wait!!

...look to the left...

... my cockpit, everything within arms reach ...
... and look to the right...

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Napkin Elf Hat

How cute, with a cranberry sprig from the floral arrangement :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Such a beautiful package, too bad the video link doesn't work. Thanks Eddie Ross for the inspiration.

Sweet ornaments



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Saturday, December 8, 2012

It WOOD be finished tomorrow!

As of tomorrow, the sawdust should cease. The last bit of flooring is going in today and finally, I'll be able to claim my studio and finish the last minute touches of sanding a few minor wall fixes, priming those areas and re-painting. Whew! The fine dust in the basement in unreal!!! To top it off, my personal deadline has long gone, but at least the job is coming to a close. I'm guessing the fist will have to wait until January as the holidays are way too busy a time to tackle this and were planning some travel as well. Here's the pic from last night.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Festive Napkin Folding

How fun and festive!

Find the tutorial here.




Have a wonnnnderful day!

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((¸¸.·´ ..·´ Create with passion!
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Easy-Peasy Advent Calendar

This is a great idea for an easy advent calendar. I can even see this being used as year end incentives at work :). Thanks Martha

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