girl loves friday

Happiness today? Let's see. First, it's Friday. Gotta love that. Second, the sun is out and it's suppose to be like this all weekend. Third, I bought the first round of plants and I'm ready to get my hands dirty ( a Memorial Day tradition) Forth, New Paislee Press Press Plate in the shop. It'll be 20% off through the weekend. Better yet, it's free to Paislee Press Facebook fans.

Fifth, I just picked up a new Canon Selphy printer at a garage sale for $25. Couldn't pass that up.

Sixth, LifeLovePaper is having a sale too! All stamps are 10% off starting tomorrow through Monday (ends at midnight) coupon code is MAY2013. starts tomorrow 12pm eastern.

AND I've got several NEW digital releases that'll be in the shop tomorrow as well. Pretty excited about these.

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! xot



It's been a week of accomplishments here and I'm soooo glad I was able to get my shop items up for you all before the weekend. I had been debating on what prints to include and if I wanted to put a "kit" together or not. I decided on the latter....there's already so many great kits out there. I wanted to take a different approach. As you can see, it's all pretty neutral...I love working with kraft and chipboard. I'm also offering prints on acetate that is almost like vellum.  It's sturdier and just plain rad.

One reservation I had about continuing to offer mini screen prints which are designed to fill the pockets of page protectors is the competition I face with digitally produced scrapbook paper. I've spotted the ampersand here and there which is fine. This isn't going to turn into one those who did what first type of posts. We're all inspired by one form of work or another, no? Truth be told, my first ampersand that didn't bleed off the sides was inspire by the work of Ugmonk. I wanted to update it after a few runs and came across an large ampersand that was cut off the sides via Pinterest. I'm semi obsessed with repeat patterns + designs that bleed off. You'll notice that vibe throughout my prints and rubber-stamps.

Getting back to the subject, I decided to push forward and not lose sight of why I started screen printing and that was to provide something unique + handmade to other scrapbookers. There's a special quality to screen printed paper. It's kind of magical to see a design come to life after it's burned onto a silk screen and printed on paper....all by hand. I get such pleasure in seeing my prints and stamps being used in your projects. Seriously, it's an honor.

Hope you all have a great crafty holiday weekend! I've got a new SC kit waiting for me. Yes, I will be spending my Friday night with paper + possibly Dexter or Magic Mike...hmmm.... XOT


Girl Loves Friday & Fall

Love the idea of pairing a black maxi dress with neutral wrap. Just not sure if I can pull it off like a 6 foot model//Dipping fall leaves in wax....genius!

And something exciting (for me at least). A new Life.Love.Paper digital screen print release. Total labor of love...hand illustrated leaves, notebook paper and woodgrain with a a hint of texture to give that screen print feel. All the things I love the most. Just putting the final touches on them and will have them up for sale this weekend. If you're a subscriber to my newsletter, you'll be the first to know when it's released.

Happy Friday! XOT

Update is done (kind of)

Ok, finally...a shop update. It's not complete though. Still have several other mini prints to put up and the stamps which should be done by Friday. Also gave the shop a bit of a freshening up. Something that was very much needed.  

I, in a way feel like my shop  I really need some freshening up myself. I'm talking new hair, a new wardrobe, and a pedicure. I'm here to admit that I have been trying to live a more healthy lifestyle and with that, I've lost about 7 lbs this month. I feel great both physically and mentally. Much much more mentally. It's easy to let yourself go when you don't have to get up every morning and dress yourself for the outside world. There were a few months where I just did not care what I looked like or how much weight I had gained post baby. Well, a year and a half later, it was time. I can no longer use the "oh, I just had a baby" excuse for my extra weight gain. Enter the green monster smoothie. I've been seeing them everywhere but the spinach made me turn away. Bleh, it's freaking green. I don't want to drink a salad. Well, let me just say they taste nothing like a salad. They're good. Really really good and I'm so glad I gave it a try. I use the original recipe but I like to add either blueberries or strawberries and use ground Flax seed in mine. I highly recommend this smoothie. I've already gotten compliments on my hair being thick and shiny (which is not the norm) and my energy level has gone through the roof. I love that the most.

I'm now at the stage where my clothes are getting looser but I don't want to run out and get new clothes just yet. So I'm stuck with my old wardrobe and with the onset of summer, I just want to run out and buy some cute tanks and maxis. I could probably get away with a new summer dress, no? Maybe I should just indulge in a new bag for now. That will always fit.