Archive | April 2012

5 Days of Party: Vintage/Garden Wedding – Invitations

Today I’m introducing a new thing I’ve been thinking about. It’s called 5 Days of Party. Each day, for 5 days, I give you ideas and inspiration for a certain theme of party. It works like this: Monday I give ideas for invitations. Tuesday is decorations. Wednesday is food (mmm). Thursday is for cards and gift tags. Friday is for the gift wrapping! If I can find some fun photo shoots in the same theme, I may also include a Saturday of photography. Sound like fun? Now, notice how the title has two themes going on up there? Normally there will be one solid theme (like: Kid’s Pirate Birthday). But because I’m getting married in a month (OMG 1 MONTH!), and our wedding theme is sort of a vintage-y garden mashup, I decided I’m doing this one first. Because I like it, and I said so.

So, being Monday, that means I introduce 5 invitation ideas!

B Studio‘s Vintage Glamour wedding invitations are simply gorgeous, no matter WHAT color combo you decide to go with. Personally, I love craft paper with anything (I’m sure you’ll figure that out soon enough).

Au Clair de la Lune used a one layer card challenge to make these beautiful thank you cards, that could easily be turned in to invitations instead for a simple, adorable garden wedding.

Now how to we send these beauties? We Love Laugh Kiss says “Wrapped in a doily, of course!” (With tutorial!)

For anyone planning a wedding, theknot.com is the place to start! And they’re right about these bright, fun envelopes being steal-worthy ideas!

And I’ve saved the best for last! These vintage invitations from Memento Designs inspired our own wedding invitations that we designed and put together ourselves!

I’ll post some pictures of our wedding stuff AFTER it takes place. I’m excited, but we aren’t done planning just yet, and I’m the kind of gal that likes to spill the beans all at once rather than in bits and pieces. Be patient! It’ll be worth it. 😉

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Hoopla Love

Today I want to share my love of embroidery. But particularly embroidery that is framed in an embroidery hoop. I want a whole wall filled with hoop embroideries. It is a necessity in my dream home.

First up, sometimesiswirl‘s adorable, inspirational corgi on stilts. If it wasn’t already sold, I would snatch it up! This is one of my quotes to live by.

While orange isn’t my favorite color (actually, it’s my LEAST favorite color), I LOVE these bright orange poppies from sidereal! They are so happy and joyful I can’t help but smile.

If you’re looking for a challenge, take a look at Checkout Girl‘s awesome double hoop hot air balloon! How cool is that?!

Loving the 3D fun? How about DashingEtc‘s felty flowers? Simple, yet beautiful.

And last, but certainly not least: Lauren Makes has an awesome tutorial for whipping up a bunch of simple, adorable hearts in hoops. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or just because!

Do any of you dream of having a hoop wall some day? Does anyone already have one, and want to share pictures?!

Craft Room Organization

I thought I’d start out with a post of some awesome craft room organizational ideas I’ve run across.

33 Shades of Green has a tutorial for an adorable wrapping paper and ribbon rack on her blog.

I Love My Three Sons shows us how she organizes her scrapbook paper scraps into a beautiful and functional organizer.

Traveling At The Speed Of Life‘s button storage solution is just gorgeous! I just love buttons in jars.

Teach Preschool‘s DIY Yarn Machine is brilliant! Good, not only for preschoolers, but for those of us (like me!) who always manage to get all the yarn tangled together!

And finally, Find Joy In The Journey‘s Date Night in a Box idea (while not strictly crafty organization) is still awesome! You can definitely be crafty in how you go about making yours, and it will help you plan and organize date nights a little easier (especially if you’re like us, and can never decide what to actually DO on a date night until it’s too late to go do it!).

Craft Addict

Hello, my name is Elizabeth (AKA Elliot), and I am a craft addict.

It’s true! When I’m not making and doing, I’m looking for inspiration to make and do more. I tend to dabble in a little bit of everything, but some of my favorites are paper crafts, crochet, and embroidery/cross stitch. I can sew by hand, but I haven’t quite figured out a sewing machine just yet. I’ve also dabbled in painting, sketching, art journaling, wood burning, duct tape crafts, jewelry making, and much much more.

I guess I’m here to share things that inspire me, and to show you some of the things I’ve made.

If you care to see more, feel free to follow me on pinterest, comment, or subscribe via the button on the right. I hope you get as inspired as I do! Enjoy!