I couldn’t be more excited for our friends Emma and Jason who bought their first home together this month down in south Seattle. Their house is absolutely beautiful and is the envy of everyone who knows them! I got the opportunity to stay the night over at Emma and Jason’s a few nights ago and I just fell even more in love with their new home. I have no doubt in my mind that Emma and Jason will create the most amazing memories in this house!
As a means of congratulating them, Adam and I made a trip to Crate and Barrel (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE) this weekend to pick out a little housewarming gift. I was so excited to wrap their gift and include one of my seed packet envelopes to the package. Take a look!
Congrats E and J!
I love Seattle in the spring. Not because of the STILL overcast skies, or drizzling rain day in and day out, but mostly because all of the beautiful flowers start to bloom.
This is my 3rd spring in Seattle and what I notice most is the daffodils. I have NEVER seen so many daffodils in my life! They are absolutely perfect and grow in most every yard I run past on my morning runs. Oh and there are even itsy bitsy daffodils that grow here! I never knew they could be that small! They are so cute!
This spring I have been inspired to not only take pictures of these beautiful blooms but also create wrappings and cards that have a “spring” feel to them.
Here’s some pics of my inspirations as well as some of my creations that come from these inspirations. Hope you enjoy!
There are so many opportunities in life to thank those around us for all that they do. Whether it be a friend, a family member, a co-worker, or someone I meet on a random day on a random street corner, I find myself saying “thank you” A LOT. And that makes me such a blessed person! How lucky am I to have kind gestures or nice things done on my behalf that allow me so many chances to express gratitude!?!
I truly have some of the most amazing friends and am constantly flabbergasted by the amount of love and support I am given day in and day out. This past weekend was NO exception. Adam and I had a couple of our closest friends Brendan and Steph visiting us from Portland to attend Evan and Amy’s wedding. As enjoyable as the weekend was, our Bailie Bug became ill again and we had to take her back to the vet. I was VERY nervous to leave her alone all night on Saturday to attend the wedding and was brainstorming ways to come back home to check in on her and feed her dinner at 6pm.
…In steps my fantastic friend Emma and her amazing fiance Jason (love them by the way). I called Emma and left a voicemail stating my predicament and within minutes I received a phone call back saying that she and Jason would come over to our house, let Bailie out to go potty, and feed her dinner. Emma never once showed any hesitation in her ability to come and help me out. I was BEYOND grateful and Emma and Jason’s gesture assured that Adam and I were able to fully enjoy Evan and Amy’s big day. Thank you Emma and Jason!!
I decided to make Emma and Jason’s thank you card using decoupage. I LOVE DECOUPAGE and have previously used this technique on art canvas, cardboard and wood. I have never used decoupage to create a greeting card, but there is a first time for everything…right? : )
For those of you who may not know what decoupage is, it is an art technique where you use paper cutouts (from magazines, newspaper, books, pictures, tissue paper, wrapping paper, greeting cards etc.) and you create a collage using the cutouts. You then use a special adhesive to glue all of the pieces together onto the object. For this particular project I used metallic colored tissue paper and cutouts from a magazine I had lying around. Here is the end result…
I also wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their love and support with regard to my blog. The comments I have received have inspired me to keep going and are the fuel to my fire! I am so grateful to have such a supportive group of family and friends. Thank you!
I came home from work last night and immediately knew what kind of birthday card to make for Alexis. I met Alexis over a year ago and have had so much fun getting to know her. She is absolutely one of the sweetest people I have ever met, and she is so enjoyable to be around. She found a wonderful job a few months ago at the Seattle Art Museum, as art is something that she is passionate about.
I wanted to make a card that was fun, vibrant, and artsy just like Alexis. I loved the idea of using bright colors and the number 25 to really make the card say it all…Alexis is turning 25!! Happy Birthday Alexis! I can’t wait to celebrate with you!