Shamrock Confetti

I bring you a new download today in honor of St. Patrick’s Day: shamrock confetti (or table scatter or decorations).

Click, print, cut, enjoy!

Shamrock confetti

Shamrock & Roll garland

St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us, so I bring you a few more ways to decorate your home or office. Today’s file is a set of shamrocks that you can use for garland. The first page has the shamrocks connected in rows; print and cut, then connect each row with your favorite adhesive. The second page of the PDF has the second image, just shamrocks on a page. Print and cut, then use them with your own paper or string for garland, or use them in any other fashion you can think up! The third page of the PDF has a bunch of rows of green strips, just in case you don’t have green paper on hand (and want it.)

Shamrock garland    Sheet of Shamrocks

 

Luck of the Irish

#free #printable #Ireland #StPatricksDay cards

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Enjoy today’s printable cards. Cut them apart, write on the back, and give ’em to someone you love, or use them to embellish other projects. Have fun!
*note: right-click and ‘save target/link as..’ or open the pdf in a new/current window before you save. If you save the jpg, it will not print properly/at the right size.

March Madness 2016!

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It’s my favorite time of year, which means I’ve got some Ireland/St. Patrick’s Day goodies in the works for you the next few weeks!

Try these papers on for size, either in your scrapbooking, home decor or gift wrapping projects. Send me photos of anything you make!

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First Printable of 2016

It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, and while I don’t generally get into the valentine spirit or celebrate the holiday, I do really love making printable valentine crafts. It makes no sense, but it’s the truth.

Here are some amateur-looking funky, bright flowers. I was using them for a quick project and liked the quick & no-fuss manner of these guys, so I decided to share with you. Cut ’em out and use as they are, or cut out the pieces on page two and build your own layered blooms. Better yet, place them around the big heart included on page three, add some paint or marker, and vwah-lah! Instant valentine.


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Funky Flower Cut Outs

Three pages are included in the pdf. Here’s a preview:
Page 1 funky flowers Page 2 funky flowers Page 3 funky flowers

Mix & Match Halloween Garland Printable

Happy fall, ya’ll!

I’m sure you’ve noticed a bit of radio silence on my end of the blogisphere (or maybe not?) so I wanted to pop in with a new download for you today. But first, an explanation.

When I started this blog, it was actually based on live music, bands and new releases and meant as a way for me to keep track of new music I liked and shows that were coming through town. After I attended my first scrapbooking convention (remember those?) I was astonished to learn about design teams and design blogs and all the resources out there on the web for scrapbookers like me, and I wanted to be a part of it. I don’t know, maybe I hoped to get noticed by a manufacturer and wind up on a design team or get published in a scrap mag. Honestly, I’m not sure. I converted this blog, though, and began posting about the papercrafting industry and various DIY/craft/art projects or random things I enjoyed.

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DIY Popsicle Garland

Okay, so maybe I want to post one more summer-related freebie. Remember a few weeks back when I brought you the summertime Typeface Tuesday? I used one of the dingbats (Iced Lolly Ding) to create a printable garland for you. I just kept seeing those adorable popsicles and had to do something with them before the end of summer. Click the thumbnail to go to the PDF, then simply 1) PRINT – 2) CUT – 3) PUNCH – 4) HANG. Print multiples if you want a longer garland. Most of all, have fun! Bring a smile to someone’s face!

 

DIY Popsicle Garland

Another Freebie Friday!

Seriously, how is it almost September? This is crazy. One of the biggest adjustments I’ve had to make since I moved to Southern CA nearly a decade ago is the rapid progression of time. I swear, I put something off for a day and in the blink of an eye, it’s been a month and everyone hates me. I kid, but I do really struggle with keeping up sometimes. Thank goodness for planners and to-do lists, right?!

I thought I’d do one last bright summer palette before we transition to fall (and my favorite, favorite, FAVORITE time of year!) Enjoy!

More Messy Stripes 1 More Messy Stripes 2 More Messy Stripes 3 More Messy Stripes 4

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SMASH Book

I took a trip back home last summer and wanted to make a travel scrapbook along the way. Anyone who’s scrapped with me knows that I find it impossible to create typical travel minis, and I don’t really mind the bulk of a larger travel album.

This time I went with a K & Company SMASH book. It was my first time working with one and while I wish it were a little thicker to account for the bulk of my pages, all in all it worked out pretty well. I chose the yellow travel SMASH book and only had to tear out or cover up about 5 pages that didn’t really fit into the theme. There were a lot of themed pages from different countries that didn’t really make sense to have all in one album, but I worked with them and covered up parts with photos and ephemera.

The trip was full of excitement. I took a red eye flight and wound up sleeping in the car in my parent’s driveway until a more reasonable time to wake them up, then I spent some time with my sister exploring the hippest places in StL. I met up with college friends in the trendy neighborhood of the Delmar Loop, saw a fireworks show from a rooftop lounge, and did a little too much shopping. I was able to take a road trip to my undergraduate college campus and met up with some old friends, got to take a tour of a new residence hall and the new-ish arts campus (so jealous!) and explore the riverfront area (where the movie Gone Girl was filmed.) On the way back, I took a detour to the teeny tiny town where my grandparents are buried, then stopped at my dad’s favorite hometown restaurant there and picked him up one of their famous pies (he was floored). I got to see Meet Me in St. Louis with some of my favorite people on the lawn of the StL Art Museum in Forest Park, where the 1904 World’s Fair & Exposition was held. That was a trip and so awesome. My mom and I continued our tradition of visiting the Art Museum for a day, and on the way back we stopped at my graduate college campus to walk around and reminisce. My entire extended family got together that night for dinner and hijinks, and the next day I met up with one of my longest-time friends for a Cardinals game and an afternoon of bar hopping and enjoying delicious local beers. My final day in town was spent having lunch with my aunts and cousins, then a trip to the St. Louis Arch and riverfront, where I enjoyed one last local beer unavailable in California. I left for the airport early the next day to a downpour of rain; it was the perfect time to get out of town.

Here are some of my favorite pages from the book; it was definitely an adventure!

Another New Pattern

This might be my favorite yet. I love the colors and can’t wait to print this baby out for use in some upcoming projects. Hooray!

Lovely Dainty Dots Pattern