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

Monthly Planner Makeover: February ’15

Pine and Plum February Daily Planner Printable

Wow, did January ever fly by quickly!  I’m actually pretty happy that it did as I spent most of the month trying to find my balance in this new home and new part of the country.  I’m getting closer to etching out some serious time for myself and my hobbies, but I’m definitely missing the kiddo help I received  from grandparents and family back on … Continue reading

Project Life: Dr. Maze’s Farm

Project Life Pumpkin Patch 2014 Feature by Pine and Plum

Hello again lovely readers.  I put you through a belated Christmas last week and now I’m taking you even further back by sharing a new spread I created with pics from our visit to the pumpkin patch last fall.  I hope you’re up for a little time travel. These pics have been sitting untouched through the move and were rediscovered last week while I was … Continue reading

A Jolly Good Trio of Christmas Cards

Jolly Good Dear Santa Card Closeup by Pine and Plum

Happy Friday friends!  It felt so good to jump back online yesterday and converse with you all about planners and how we use them.  I forget sometimes that it’s not just the crafting I love, but it’s the community of crafters and online friends that makes this hobby so rewarding.  So thank you all for being so damn friendly and supportive.  I love you guys! … Continue reading

My 2015 Planner: Pink, Pretty and not at all for Planning

2015 Arc Planner Dashboard and monthly dividers by Pine and Plum

Hello friends and a belated Happy New Year to you!  The past month for me, has not only included the holidays but a cross country move from Washington State to the Raleigh suburbs in North Carolina.  I’m happy to say that my craft space is all set up and I’ve established some occasional childcare for my youngest so that I can actually sit down and … Continue reading