12/18/14

Enter My Makers Gonna Make Giveaway!


Big news... I'm hosting a giveaway! I love to encourage people to get in touch with their creative side; whether you're an artist or not, it's always a good idea to give the right side of your brain a workout every now and then. So I'm giving one lucky winner a prize that will get their creative juices flowing. 

Here's how it works... using the Rafflecopter form below, enter to win up to 22 times. The winner will choose one of the nine crafty prizes shown above. The winner will be contacted on Monday December 29th. Here are some details about the prizes:

1. Starter set of 12 DecoArt Paints - This gorgeous set includes all of the major colors you'll need for any craft project, plus four bonus metallic hues! 

2. Agate Napkin Ring DIY Kit - This beautiful gold-brushed agate napkin ring kit from Darby Smart is a great way to get into crafting without having to go out and buy all the materials yourself.

3. The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers - This beautiful book by author and maker Livia Cetti is sure to inspire you to make something.

4. Gouache Starter Set - If you haven't used gouache paint before, it's a fun medium... the texture is somewhere between watercolor and acrylic.

5. Project Life Scrapbooking Kit - If you're into scrapbooking, you'll definitely want to give this kit a try.

6. Craft Material Grab Bag - This is a fun one... think samples of washi tape, baker's twine, strips of beautiful lace, suede cord, colorful papers, etc. So if you like to live life on the edge, this might be the prize for you!

7. DIY Embroidery Kit - This beautiful white bee embroidery kit is a great way to hone your handwork skills.

8. 6-Piece Washi Tape Set - These colorful tapes are great for, well, anything!

9. Makers Gonna Make Print - Get your own Makers Gonna Make print from my Etsy shop. Frame it and put it on your wall as a reminder to open up your craft closet every now and then!


And thanks to DecoArt for offering to provide a complimentary set of 12 acrylic paints!




12/16/14

{Typeface Tuesday} Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas For The Typography Lover

Buy this pretty floral ampersand tote here.  

Would you believe it if I told you this was a bottle opener?!
It is. Buy it here.

A hashtag necklace. Enough said. Buy one here.

For the typography blogger. Get it here.

Buy these letterpress font coasters here.

There isn't a whole lot of shopping time left this holiday season, but I though I'd share one last roundup of fun font-inspired goodies - stocking stuffer ideas for the typography and design lover on your list. I'm loving that blogger mug SO much... it might need to live on my desk soon.




12/13/14

Easy DIY Metallic Twig Reindeer


I recently posted a new holiday project over on Curbly... metallic reindeer made of twigs from your backyard! It's a super simple project, and these little guys look so cute on the coffee table. Head over here to check out my full tutorial.



12/11/14

Gift Guide /// Glam Gifts For Her

Today I have a list of glamorous gift ideas for that stylish young professional on your list... she's sure to love the luxurious gold tones, fun colors and unique textures. I'm totally obsessed with all of these things. Isn't that scalloped pillow gorgeous? I can envision a set of them looking quite stunning on my bed. 

And best of all - everything rings in at well under $50! Fabulous and affordable. So here we go, my favorite glam gifts for her:




12/9/14

Typeface Tuesday /// Typography-Centric 2015 Calendar Roundup

Buy this desktop letterpress calendar here.

Grab this printable calendar here.

Another letterpress option with a beautiful script font. Get it here.

Grab this colorful woodtype printable calendar here.

Purchase this vintage style downloadable calendar here.

Numbers are the star of this gorgeous printable. Buy here.

I love the message on this one. Get it here.

It just occurred to me yesterday that 2015 is approaching very quickly. So here are some fun calendars to set you off on the right foot in the upcoming year. And they all have one thing in common - beautiful typography. They make great gifts too! 



12/6/14

Holiday Gift Guide /// 9 Can't Miss Gift Ideas For Men

Why are men notoriously hard to buy for? I've always wondered that. But I find it to be true. To help fix this problem, I've compiled a list of fantastic gifts for the men in your life. Click the links below to buy. And here's my guide from last year if you need more ideas.

1 /// EDC Bike Kit $74
5 /// Wood Grain Flask $26



12/4/14

7 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas For The Holidays








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I haven't even bought my Christmas gifts yet, much less wrapped them... but I figured some of you probably procrastinate less than I do. So here are some creative ways to wrap your gifts this holiday season. Isn't that fabric idea fun?

And here are all the other pretty gift wrapping ideas I've ever posted.



12/1/14

DIY Stocking Stuffer & Small Gift Ideas For Guys OR Girls

7 Easy DIY Stocking Stuffers For Men or Women
Can you believe it's that time of year already?! Above are 7 of my favorite DIY stocking stuffer ideas that are suitable for both men and women... just use different colors to customize them. Click on the links below for tutorials. Happy crafting!




11/28/14

5 Absolutely Gorgeous Sewing Tutorials

5 Super Gorgeous Sewing Tutorials
Make a peplum piece using these instructions.

5 Super Gorgeous Sewing Tutorials
Here's the tutorial for this fun swing dress.

5 Super Gorgeous Sewing Tutorials

5 Super Gorgeous Sewing Tutorials
Here are the directions for this gathered top.

5 Super Gorgeous Sewing Tutorials
Loving the pockets on this skirt.

I'm a sucker for a sewing tutorial, especially for things like peplum skirts and layered shawls. So if you're sick of Black Friday shopping, whip out your sewing machine and treat yourself to a new handmade piece of clothing! 




11/25/14

Typeface Tuesday /// Circular Alphabet


Toronto-based Art director and designer Stuart Thursby created the alphabet using only circles and lines.... ahhhh! So cool. Check out more of his work here. 



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