Tag Archives: Etsy

Things I am Obsessing Over

25 May

Isn’t it funny how certain things appeal to you more now, than say, 6 months ago (and vice versa)? I love it! I can always remember different periods of my life, just by recalling what I was immersing myself in at that point. For instance, I can tell you that 1 year ago I was obsessed with watching Rachel Zoe episodes on my iPod as I finished up my final semester of college. I was also totally into making jewelry (a hobby that has since fallen by the wayside) and was loving my last few weeks living in San Diego. Today I am obsessed with…

Martha Stewart punches! Good lord, I have the hardest time deciding which punch to purchase each time I just “happen” to be in the neighborhood of a Michaels and I just “happen” to have a 40% off coupon in hand. I wonder how that happens? Hahah!

Finding amazing shops on Etsy, such as this one by Carole Hannah! Remember Carole Hannah from Project Runway? She made it to Bryant Park, but somehow Irina emerged victorious (Irina…ugh!). Nonetheless, she was totally my favorite and I was so excited to see that she has a shop on Etsy! How cool is that?

 

The galleries at Studio Calico. Not only are the design team galleries each month enough to make me want to drop everything and start scrapping, but the member galleries are amazing as well!

Sex and The City trailers! Each time one comes on, I have to stop what I’m doing and watch intently! I just re-watched the first movie the other night after everyone went to bed and I have to tell you…it is better than I remembered! So excited for the sequel!

Flickr favorites screenshots! I often will take a screenshot, paste it in Word, and then print out so I can take it with me as I go about my day, glancing at it from time to time for a burst of inspiration!

There’s plenty more that I am in love with, but I will save those for another fun-filled day! 🙂

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Challenge Complete!

27 Apr

When I saw Cherie’s challenge to create a layout inspired by this rug:

I instantly knew I wanted to make this:

The textures and colors in the rug reminded me of my interior design days when I used to drool over the countless wallpaper samples in the ID resource room at school. I would hoard the most beautiful wallpaper samples – not for my design storyboards, mind you – but for my scrapbooks! HA! It was one of many signs that I was much better suited for the graphic design side of the fine arts spectrum than the interior design side. But as a result of testing out the ID waters, I now have a ton of fun wallpaper samples mixed in with my patterned paper stash that were perfect for this challenge! I had so much fun putting it all together and using up my scraps! Thanks Cherie!

 P.S. I relisted a bunch of old favorites in my Etsy shop yesterday. Brand new styles are coming in May!

Vintage Appeal

12 Jan

“Love” tickets I purchased from Vintage Bliss – so gorgeous!

Etsy has been calling my name lately! Especially in the vintage paper ephemera department. Holy moley, I can lose track of time scanning through all the fabulous things that site has to offer! These days I’m on the hunt for vintage tickets, bingo cards, and pins. Here are a few I added to my favorites and have a careful watch on to make sure they don’t suddenly disappear without first landing in my cart! (Run-on sentence much? HAHA!)

Vintage pins from Driving Miss Moppet. I have visions of using these on every layout I make from here on out!

Vintage bingo cards from Pautluck. LOVE these so much, I think I want to frame them!

Bus tickets from Imagine Art 7. What is it about vintage tickets that fills me with sheer joy? Haha!

Vintage Red Paper Lace from Anitarae822. Good lord I love Valentine’s Day!

Vintage Needlepoint/ Crewel Wool from Knitsquirrel. I don’t know if I could ever use these, they are just too beautiful as is!

There are so many amazing sellers in that marketplace, you are sure to find a gem (or several!)! Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to do some shopping…