Guest Designing at Elle’s Studios, Squee!

Elles Studio Hello Morning Layout Picture by Carson Riutta

Hello friends and readers!  I’m popping in today to share some exciting news.  I’ve been busily crafting all month for a few different companies and one of them is having their big reveal today!  Head on over to Elle’s Studios blog and shop to see the release of their new Exclusive April Kit and a number of projects I created for them this month.  Here are … Continue reading

Impressions from a newbie scrapbooker

Son Shine Layout Details by Pine & Plum

Hello friends!  It’s been a little while since I’ve posted here and the main reason is that I’ve been busy creating.  This month is full of assignments for great brands and companies which of course I can say nothing about until a later date.  And because I have deadlines, well of course I’ve been doing a lot of crafting just for me.  Nothing gets me … Continue reading

March Trends: Vellum

Chickaniddy Crafts Vellum Background Closeup by Carson Riutta

Hello lovely readers!  I’m popping in quickly today to let you know about a post I have up on the Chickaniddy Blog.  I played with the vellum trend this month and came up with two bright and airy spring-ish cards.  I would love it if you would head over there and check it out.  I hope everyone is enjoying the weather and making it through … Continue reading

Monthly Planner Makeover: March ’15

March Planner Makeover by Pine & Plum

Happy March to you, my friends and readers. I’m excited for the new month and the onset of spring. Temperatures today, Wed, were in the high 70’s here in the Raleigh area and it was absolutely heavenly. I’m looking forward to seeing the trees begin to bud and discover the plants and flowers of this new land we are now calling home.  It was this … Continue reading

Complete Yourself: An Art Journal Page

Complete Yourself Art Journal Page Closeup by Carson Riutta of Pine and Plum

Hello friends!  I have finally begun creating in my art journal again and it feels great.  I had forgotten how relaxed and freeing the art journal process is and I definitely need that in my life right now.  Caylee and Lauren of Get Messy just launched their new site where you can register for endless prompts, inspiration and join a wonderful community of artsy women whose main … Continue reading

From Layout to Card; How I Modify a Sketch

Carson Riutta Chickaniddy Crafts February Sketch Card Closeup

Hello lovely readers and friends.  This post appeared on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog last week, so please forgive me if you’ve already seen it.  I did want to post it here in an attempt to corral most of my work into one online space.  If you haven’t read it I hope you enjoy it!  If you have read it, I will have something new for … Continue reading

Four Friday Favorites: February 20th, 2015

Friday Favorites Feb 20

  I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly amazed at all the great inspiration to be found daily on the big beautiful internet.  I’ve chosen four of my favorite posts from my online explorations over the past week and I’m hoping that if they’ve inspired me, perhaps they will inspire you as well.  Listed clockwise from top left. 1.  These valentines hit me just right this season, so … Continue reading

Quick and Easy Journal Card Valentines

Journal Card Valentines Good Times by Pine and Plum

This is the week for all things pink and doily so I thought I would go overboard and throw a whole bunch of valentine goodness at you today.  Last week a post came across my feed with some simple and striking valentines.  You can see it here.  I was so inspired by their simplicity that I actually ran into my craft space and started pulling … Continue reading

Simple and Striking Valentines – A Sneak

Carson Riutta Chickaniddy Crafts February Valentines All Together

Yay, it’s the weekend!  I don’t normally post on these sacred days off, but I want to let you know that you can catch me and these valentines over on the Chickaniddy blog today.  I’ll give you a run down of the assembly line process I used to create these and show you lots of closeups, maybe too many closeups.  I hope you’ll check it … Continue reading

Card Crafting with my Project Life Kit: Pretty Much Perfect!

Pretty Much Perfect Card Closeup by Pine and Plum

Well hello again lovely friends and readers.  I feel like I’ve been posting more to the blog and it feels good to back in the swing of things here at Pine and Plum.  After the move I was struggling to find the energy in the evenings to create or to blog (I’m sure the glass of wine after dinner wasn’t helping).  But now I’ve found … Continue reading