accessories + DIY + Style / Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017

DIY Mixed Media Earrings

DIY Mixed Media EarringsWe’ve been a bit on a jewelry kick lately, but can you blame us? They are often the finishing touch to an outfit and have the power to take a look from blah to brilliant! We were inspired by the incredible jewelry designs of Ranjana Khan, and these earrings in particular.  She uses so many materials and the finished product is so lush and extravagant. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some supplies and play with all the elements! That is how these DIY Mixed Media Earrings were born. It was fun to see how some basic craft supplies could translate into such an elevated look. No one ever said handmade things need to look handmade! So save yourself some money and have some fun with designing your own earrings! People will be stopping you in the street to ask where you got them!DIY Mixed Media Earrings

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Life / Monday, 28 Aug 2017

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Brittany Jepsen stop motion baby announcement

I don’t know what put it into my head to create a life-size stop motion video. Oh yeah, it’s because I think everything will be “real quick” and “super easy” and duh, it’s the only rational thing to do! That, and when you know stop motion artist, Trisha Zemp, and letter artist, Jill De Haan, you think, “well, I know the most talented people in the world and I know they can make straight up magic and this is a once-in-a-lifetime-video so….” While that is certainly true, I need to learn to TONE IT DOWN every once in awhile because man, just looking at this I get so tired because the truth is, it wasn’t real quick or super easy. In fact, I’ve most certainly learned to tone things down a bit more in recent moths, but you see, we didn’t make this video this year. No no, we made it last year when apparently I had a TON more energy and willingness to execute grand ideas.

But don’t let my current energy levels drag this on any further as Paul and I are thrilled to share some happy personal news:

I bet you never would have guessed, huh? 😉
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Book Club + downloads + Life + printable / Friday, 25 Aug 2017

August Book Club Art: Grace

August Book Club Art Are we midway through August already?? How are you liking Grace’s Coddington’s memoir? It’s been fascinating to get a look at the fashion industry! Think of all those renowned and esteemed people Grace Coddington has worked with. Truly amazing! This month’s book art illustrator is the talented Josefina Schargorodsky! We love her interpretation of Grace and the inspiring words she captures. (Also, stay tuned for an interview with Josefina! We can’t wait to show you more!) Here are a few questions to think about, and then some further reading suggestions. Enjoy the rest of your summer!August Book Club ArtMake sure to join the discussion and print off the book art! Read on →

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Party + Projects + Style + tabletop / Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Chanel Inspired Tablescape

Chanel Inspired TablescapeMany of you probably remember the Chanel Couture Spring 2015 Runway show. I talked all about it HERE because I was so mesmerized by it! Never mind the actual clothing, all of which was impeccable, by the way, I was so captured by the magical paper garden. It began white, but once watered by the “gardener,” bloomed into beautiful watercolored flowers. I’m telling you, it was magical! I have wanted to create something in the same vein ever since I saw the show. We decided to design a simple tablescape inspired by the white and watercolored paper garden used in the Chanel show. Complete with gorgeous dinnerware, glasses, and flatware, this Chanel inspired tablescape is a beautiful table for a baby or bridal shower or just a lovely dinner party with friends. The watercolor flowers are a whimsical touch to any setting, and really fun to create!

Chanel Inspired Tablescape

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DIY + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017

DIY Daisy Party Hat

DIY Daisy party hatWe’re big fans of the classic Daisy, see here,  here, and here. Don’t you love the idea of channeling your inner flower child and covering everything with daisies? We’re siding with Meg Ryan here and preaching of the power of the daisy: Happiness oozes from Daisies! So we’re starting with a classic party hat. This DIY Daisy party hat is an easy way to transform a lackluster party accessory and make it absolutely adorable! We’ve created templates for you that you can either use with your die-cut machine or cut out by hand. Ideal for the birthday girl, the bride-to-be, or your guests of honor, everyone will benefit from donning a DIY daisy party hat! Peace, love, and daisies. That’s what the world needs.DIY Daisy party hat

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