I just noticed it. a few stores are being sneaky and getting Fall and Halloween stuff in. I'M SO EXCITED!!!!! I know it's not everyone's thing, but Fall and Halloween is what I live for. Summer allergies, extreme heat, and sinus migraines have me miserable for most of summer. But when Fall hits the stores I know there is hope in sight for cooler, cozy days just a few weeks away. YAYYYY!!!!!
So everyone and their Mom is posting pictures on my Instagram feed of Palm Springs. My niece and her friends are obsessed. I remember when I was little it was the most uncool place to go. And I think because I hated it my Mom forced me to go about every other year (not really, but that's how it felt). But now it is awesome and an Instagram snap destination. So when I saw My Minds Eye new Summer Soiree campaign in my inbox Palm springs is the first thing that came to mind. Of course it's My minds Eye so I love it and have to have it (yes I am a little obsessed... tee heee). But still Palm Springs is cool now... I feel so old!
Yes! It's true I am seriously loving the new 3D Texture Fades embossing folders by Sizzix and Tim Holtz. How much fun are these going to be with foils. And the wood grain one I can totally see it on a diorama for Christmas decor!!! I can't wait till Tim makes a folder with his lace pattern in it. That really is ones of my favorite designs of Tim Holtz lately. Don't you just love it when a new product pops up and inspires you with so many ideas of things to make.
Lately I've been thinking a lot about making a hoop wreath. So like any good DIY-er I started my research on pinterest. Here are a few of my favorite pictures so far. I can't decide to go with an embroidery hoop look or a metal macrame hoop look. The Macrame hoop seems to be winning so far, but I'll let you know what I end up with.
Links for images can be found on my pinterest board
I am dearly loving the My Minds Eye In bloom Collection. It is instantly going on my wish list!!! The black and white stripes with the bold flower design is just so elegant and fun. I can't wait to get paid to buy it. I am fully aware that I am a little crazy over the My Minds Eye brand, but I really can't help myself when they make paper this cute. I mean SERIOUSLY, gold washi tape is going to look amazing with this collection. Add a few die cuts, a little upholstery thread clusters, some sequins and the card pretty much make themselves.
I miss my blog and my youtube channel so much. I looked at it the other day and realized that it has been almost two years since I’ve touched it, and that makes me so sad. There have been a ton of reasons why and when I looked at my last entry I realized that was the very day that I had to start applying for a night job. I always had a part time morning job, but then I would supplement that job with a few side jobs and that would still give me enough freedom to work on all of my creative endeavors. 2016 was probably the worst year I had had in a long time. And both of those jobs let me go a week apart. Then my Ebay and Etsy stores seemed to be getting very little traffic after the sites reconfigured their SEO. Also, my youtube channel hadn’t really taken off so I had to make the very difficult decision. I needed to get a second job at night. This job I knew would be very stressful and difficult for an introvert like myself, and make me so tired that I would probably have very little time for anything else. But I figured it would only be for six months or maybe a year then something else would come along. Or the youtube thing would make a little money so I could cut back on hours. But now I’m looking at almost two years later. Youtube has restructured their partner program so earning with them seems impossible. I can’t possibly pay all my bills without both of these jobs, and I’m completely frustrated that I am constantly too tired to create anything. I’m going to try to restructure a few things so that I will have time for making things again. I really can’t live without creating so I’m going to give it my best shot to carve out some me time in my craftroom. I’m so happy to be back, I’ve missed this part of me so much!
So excited!!!! Some of the scrapbook paper companies are releasing images for their Fall lines. Really loving this Echo Park paper "Fall is in the Air"
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