Typewriter Love

Typewriter Close

  Two weeks ago I began dreaming about a typewriter.  These were daydreams really, just a nagging desire to find a gorgeous vintage piece of machinery with which to type my Project Life journaling.  I was hoping to find a mint or cream number with some wear. I wanted it to look as though a very moody young novelist had spent years pounding out their works of … Continue reading

Guest Designing Today

Thickers Projects

Hello Friends!  I’m posting today just to let you know that I’m featured as a guest designer over at the Scrap Your Scraps blog.  I wrote a post about creative ways to use up Thickers that may be languishing in your stash.  The great thing about the Scrap Your Scraps blog is that they always have members of their talented design team do a take … Continue reading

Four Friday Favorites: June 20, 2014

Friday Favorites 3

  Hello friends!  How is it the end of the week already?  Time has begun to fly by as it does every summer.  Why does the best season have to move so quickly? Last weekend was the Bub’s fourth birthday, which we celebrated with an island/beach themed party.  The theme was mainly used as an excuse to serve the adults Mai Tais and make silly … Continue reading

You Are Perfect

You Are Perfect

Hello friends!  As my watercolor obsession grows stronger, and I try more techniques, I’ve been thinking of ways to present and to gift my finished pieces.  I need to get them out into the world and out of prime craftroom real estate. I want to share one piece with you today that I’m particularly happy with.  The piece you see here was recently gifted to a … Continue reading

Layering Washi Tape

washi bucket

Hello, my name is Carson and I’m a Washi addict.  Money is also tight at the moment as both my husband and I are between jobs.  So as you can imagine, I’m jonesing pretty badly for a new little roll of sweet Washi bliss.  But last week, while playing around with my existing rolls of sticky addiction, I realized that with just the right layering I could make … Continue reading

Four Friday Favorites: June 6, 2014

Friday Favorites June 6

  Hello folks, well the weekend is near and I thought I would share some crafty inspiration and a few good reads to kick off your “me” time. Again, these links all resonated with me this week and I’m hoping they’ll resonate with you as well. 1.  The first link I’d like to share today is for Jot Magazine, my new favorite papercrafting magazine, period.  They … Continue reading

June Printable

June Printable

Hello Friends!  I’m excited to share a printable with you today which allowed me to flex all kinds of creative muscle. I received such a lovely response last week to my “Watercolor Mini-cards” post that I thought I would try something new and turn some of my original artwork into a printable to share with you all.  This is my first time scanning artwork and turning … Continue reading

Friday Favorites: May 30th 2014

Friday Favorites Template

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week was productive and full of fantastic little moments.  My week was full of cute kids, evening walks and Season 1 of “The Fosters” (another favorite).  I also spent my week thinking of new ways to connect to you all through this blog. Just recently I made the decision to delete my Facebook business page as the dreaded algorithm was making … Continue reading

Watercolor Mini-cards

watercolor samples close

I’m still loving this watercolor kick I’m on and lately I’ve been spending a lot of time attempting new techniques, color combinations and brush marks.  I’ve found that the best way for me to play and learn with this medium is to keep things small.  The large empty page is simply too overwhelming.  I’ve found that if I work small, it’s easy to get started, and … Continue reading

My Planner Goes Daily

Planner Daily Jan

As you may have read, I’ve recently returned to using a paper planner after many years of using Google Calendar and my iPhone to schedule my life.  I’m still in the process of figuring out what format will work best for me now that I’m a stay at home mom of 2 young boys.  At the moment I don’t have a whole lot of appointments. … Continue reading