Review and Giveaway: Tickled Pink Paper + Ink

Acrylic paint also worked well and did leave huge puddles of paint on the card

If you know me or have read my posts about scrapbooking, you know I love paper and ink. Like, I might need an intervention, I like it so much. Anyway, I've seen a company around Facebook the last couple of years called Tickled Pink Paper and Ink and found someone after my own paper-loving heart. Teresa Diepenbrock is the owner of the company. Teresa is an artist based in Portland, Oregon who … [Read more...]

More For 39!

It's my birthday you guys! Today I'm 39 and am a little startled that I'm beginning the last year of this decade. I just don't know how the last years have gone so quickly. I want to make sure I make the most of the year before I begin a new decade. I want more this year. More. More Words. I want to write more words this year. In the last year, I’ve barely written here (did you notice?), and … [Read more...]

Craftiness: Painted Frames for Photos and Art

Crafty Supplies

Like everyone with young kids (especially if they're in daycare), we get a lot of artwork home from the boys. And I want to display it, at least for a little while. I've been looking around for inexpensive ways to do it (I've found a lot of great ways to display, but most of them were more than I was willing to pay). As I do, I turned to Pinterest for ideas. I wanted it to be simple, and I … [Read more...]

Party Fun: Brown and Pink Baby Shower

Best Cupcakes Ever

My sweet niece, Michelle, had a beautiful little girl a few months ago; but, before that I got to do a few things to help make her baby shower pretty! Michelle wanted a shower that had some pink, but didn't want it to look like a giant pile of cotton candy had exploded in the room. Since she was using pink and brown for the baby's room at home, we used the same color scheme for the shower. I … [Read more...]

Gift Giving: Getting To Know Your Teacher

Ms Martinez Form copy

I don't know if you're the same way, but I want to give gifts or make gifts for my childrens' teachers that they really want. I don't want to give them their 3,103rd porcelain apple (unless they collect). Last year, I created a simple form for N's teachers to fill out that gave us some guidance on gift buying and gift making for the school year. We give for Christmas, the teacher's birthday, and … [Read more...]