Happy belated 2015, folks! So much for my new year, new way of doing things plans. I guess I’ll treat February as the start of the new way of doing things instead. That includes getting back to a regular posting schedule, and some fun new projects that I hope will inspire you. I have a ton of projects stuck on Pinterest, and this year I want to actually make some of them. Hopefully it’ll be a fun adventure for all of us!
Enough with the future, though; let’s talk about the past. This is, after all, the year that Marty McFly and Doc Brown (and Einstein & Jennifer Parker, too) visited from 1985. Very special, indeed, and kind of frightening. However, I can’t wait for this to happen in LA, so long as I’m able to get tickets.
The specific past I refer to is mine, this past holiday recess.
Since my sister and I live 1500+ miles from our family on opposite coasts, it gets real tricky trying to celebrate Christmas with the gang during the actual holiday. Thus, we’ve begun a tradition of meeting in the middle during the first weekend of December for our huge family reunion/holiday party, which is always a blast.
The downside? By the time December 10 rolls around, I’ve already exchanged & opened gifts with my family, had pictures with Santa, sung Christmas carols, driven around to look at Christmas lights, played holiday games, had some Christmas beverages, and everything else that comes with the holidays.
That means I’m usually alone on the actual holiday, all my friends are busy with their families, and I feel a little sad that maybe I’m missing out on something.
That’s not a great way to end the year, or to start a new one, so this year I made a very spontaneous decision and booked a flight to London with less than 48 hours to pack and prepare. And you know what? It was the best decision I’ve ever made. My wallet might disagree, but he’ll get fattened up in the spring.
London was so lovely and such a wonderful place to spend the holidays, save the frigid cold (I came to California to get away from that stuff!)
Here’s a rundown of my London adventure (I long to be there now!)
Here’s one more last minute gift idea (& corresponding printable). Buy some holiday candy or make up some tasty treats. Put them into sandwich bags, then use this printable to embellish the top of the bag. Easy peazy!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the past year of printables on this blog. While 2014 hasn’t been the greatest year for me, I have high hopes and expectations for 2015. After all, this is the year that Marty visited when he went Back to the Future!
Thank you for visiting, and here’s to an exciting 2015! Happy holidays to you and yours!
Hello again, my friends! I have re-emerged from my cocoon with a renewed longing for my favorite season, fall. Being in Southern California, I miss having seasons like we did in the midwest. I always loved the crispness in the air and the smell of winter’s edge that marked the end of summer… and let’s not forget the overwhelming beauty of the multi-colored leaves that dot the landscapes.
I took a Bob Ross’ Joy of Painting class a few weeks ago and it was perfectly fitting to my longing for fall. This was my finished painting:
In the spirit of this dwindling season (much sympathy to my friends in “the middle” who have already started receiving snowfall) I bring you some leafy love printables. Enjoy!
Happy Friday! Welcome to a long-awaited edition of Freebie Friday; it’s good to be back.
I was playing around with some shapes and created this guy by accident. I want to flush out the bat/dot concept a little further sometime in the future, but in the mean time I do believe these could work as patterned paper. Enjoy!
I was playing around and came up with this pattern, which I kinda liked, so I share it here with you. Enjoy!
I was suddenly inspired to create this little guy, and I thought he’d make a cute little hanging decoration for Halloween, so I’m sharing him here with you.
Print. Cut. Hang…. enjoy!
I can’t believe we’re already into October; where has the time gone? It’s amazing to me how quickly the minutes become hours, hours become days, and so on and so forth – especially since I moved to California. Speaking of which, how has it already been 8 years? I am amazed, to say the least.
2014 has not been the most productive year for me; I’ve suffered from a lack of time management, lack of inspiration, and oftentimes a lack of self-worth. I’m slowly realizing, however, that I must take my life into my own hands to craft my future and happiness. That’s a tough one to grasp sometimes, methinks.
During my past few months of self-discovery, I’ve given this little site nary a thought, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. I have high hopes of reclaiming my presence on the web, and using this site as a means for playing, practicing and flushing out some ideas. Of course, that means a continuation of the freebie universe here on the blog, so kick back, relax and prepare to print your brains out!
Thanks for sticking with me this year – I can’t believe how many hits the site’s continued to get. You are awesome! Hopefully I’ll be able to provide you with plenty of reasons to keep coming back.
A note for anyone who sent a request in 2014: I’m sorry that it wasn’t met. I’ll do what I can to catch up as soon as possible.
I whipped up a bunch of new versions of my classic chevron pattern, in different colors and configurations, before I left for vacation. I even uploaded them to the server… and then forgot to come back and schedule a few posts. So much for planning ahead!
I swear, these days I can’t seem to focus on more than one thing at a time, and I’ve got about 10 things that I’m trying to juggle at once. Anyway, here are some new chevron patterns for your downloading pleasure. As always, if you make something cute, send me a pic! I love seeing my downloads in action.