craft the rainbow + Life / Monday, 24 Sep 2018

The Green and Blue Chapters

Green and Blue Chapters

We’re keeping the color train going with our ode to green and blue this week in honor of the release of My Life In Color, our new prompted journal. All aboard! Who are my green/blue lovers?  We’ve been having a great conversation about color on our Instagram (head on over to check it out!) where I’m also sharing interiors and styles inspired by the colors. It’s making for quite the feast for the eyes. Join us as I show you how I’m filling out my own copy. You can see the red/pink chapters here and yellow/orange here

It’s a tough decision, but I think the green chapter is my favorite in both Craft the Rainbow and here in My Life In Color. I love the way that all the various shades of greens work together. There’s something so refreshing about green–maybe it’s because it’s the color of foliage and gardens. On the other hand, blue was my favorite color as a girl. I think it was because of the grunge of the early 90s and inspired my love of navy. I’ve since replaced it with a love of more grey/blues and I especially love wearing it. I’ve noticed that a good portion of my closet is blue.

One of the prompts in the book is below:

Green and Blue Chapters

Make a list of places, near and far, that you’d love to visit at some point. Here’s my list. What’s on yours?

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Design + Life + Projects / Friday, 21 Sep 2018

September 2018 Book Club Artwork

Hello Lars book club readers! Are you enjoying How Art Can Make You Happy? If anyone can change the way you think or feel about art, it’s Bridget Watson Payne. This book is short, sweet, and life-changing! We hope you can take her suggestions and advice to heart. Check out our discussion questions below – if you’ve been following along with us on Instagram @larsbookclub , you may have read or thought about these questions already! Share your thoughts with us! This month’s beautiful printables were illustrated by Julie Walker, a genius collage artist! Stay tuned for her illustrator feature in the next few days!

Continue to download the How Art Can Make You Happy book art!

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Life / Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

19 best office supplies orange and yellows

Our office supply favorites continue with yellow and orange as the main attractions! Yellow is my favorite color and has been for a while now. It oozes warmth, optimism, and happiness, and reminds me of sunshine, flowers, and light. All things good! Here are some of our favorite accessories to dress up your new journals!

  1. Lemon pouch
  2. trash can
  3. mustard socks
  4. yellow circle crossover bag with poms
  5. Gouda cheese notepad
  6. orange stapler
  7. oversized orange paperclip
  8. yellow beret
  9. washi tape
  10. yellow fanny pack
  11. yellow earrings
  12. orange notebook
  13. orange pencil case
  14. tassel pillow
  15. cactus pen
  16. yellow sunglasses
  17. yellow water bottle
  18. Do Something Everyday that Makes You Happy notebook
  19. orange catch all
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DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018

Foraged Fall Sunflower Arrangement

Foraged Fall Sunflower

The air is starting to get crispy and we are here for it! The leaves are changing, the days are shorter, and pumpkin Joe-Joes are back so life is good. If you didn’t know, our studio is located on the fringes of a dairy farm, and though we get the occasional whiff of cow life (whiff is generous), there are a lot of lovely benefits. One such benefit is wild sunflowers. Right outside our window, we can see tons of golden wheat, bright sunflowers, and falling leaves. It’s heaven! Sunflowers used to be one of my favorite blooms back in the 90s’ (Hello giant sunflower hat…and on my jumpers…and dresses…and in my hair…yikes!). Seeing them in a pretty palette out my window had me itching to give sunflowers a refresh.

Foraged Fall Sunflower

I enlisted one of our favorite local florists, Allison Badley of La Fête Floral & Design, to create a Foraged Fall Sunflower Arrangement! A stunning golden arrangement made from materials in your own backyard. Yes, please! Paired with a yellow linen tablecloth, deep amber glassware, and natural wood accents, this table is a stunner and perfect for all your fall gatherings. Bright, warm, and inviting, no one will want to leave the table! So take a look outside and you might be surprised to find you’ve got a lot to work with!

Let’s show you how to make this golden girl! 

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DIY + Life / Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018

Q&A with Amber of Damask Love

Amber Damask Love Making It

We were thrilled to have Amber of Damask Love, participate in our My Life In Color blog tour (you can read all about how she uses our journal here!). As you may have seen, Amber was a finalist on the NBC show, Making It, and we were holding our breath on every episode up until the finale. Way to go Amber! Have you seen the show? What did you think? I couldn’t help but think what I would have done for each project. It got the wheels inside my head churning! What about you? Well, I was dying of curiosity so Amber was kind enough to answer some questions about the show. Read the full interview below!Amber Damask Love Making It My Life In ColorYou described your experience on air as a journey, yet you’ve been crafting for a number of years. How did you grow as an artist during the course of a few weeks on a show?

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