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craftstudio: i heart this app!

i decided to make this past saturday a “me” day. my husband was off brewing beer with friends so it was perfect timing. i woke at 10am, video chatted with my mom, listened to music, did a bit of crafting, listed some things on ebay, cleaned out my closests, and watched 8 episodes of the US version of “The Voice” on hulu (i’m nearly caught up!). my day actually ended the next day at 3am! ok, i know this day sounds hectic to most, but believe me this was a perfect day for me. i am not a person that sits still, so to be able to pick each of those things that kept me busy (and truly enjoy them) was heaven.

we all need a “me” day from time to time! (have you had one recently?!)

so the one thing i did on saturday that i’ve yet to mention… i discovered a great new app on my ipad. the app is called CraftStudio and it’s brought to you by the crew over at Martha Stewart. while the app costs $4.99, it’s a craft lovers gem. it’s basically digital scrapbooking, stationary making and photo blinging (the non-technical term) all-in-one.


happy birthday macy!

the app allows you to add a photo and then layer it with paper, punch shapes and designs, add stickers and sayings, custom write text, and much more. once you’ve finished, you can save the project, share it on socials, email, print, or send to snapfish and order as photos or greeting cards. currently the app has 4 themes you can mix and match with: everyday, doilylace, birthday party and nature. i will admit, the one thing missing is a holiday theme. this would be great for creating christmas cards.

above is a screenshot of my latest creation. yes, it’s a birthday card for a cat, but not just any cat. meet macy. macy the cream of the crop when it comes to felines. i’ve had her since she was 8 weeks old, and today is her 10th birthday! although she’s now a decade old, she still moves and communicates like a kitten. i always say that she’s a dog trapped in a cat’s body, but without the neediness of a dog. macy will play fetch, come to you on command, and she has a sassy little personality much like someone else i know. she’s pretty much perfect. happy birthday girl!

read more + download the CraftStudio app here!

the cutest (bloom theory) straps!

what an awesomely cute product (or possible project… it could be something fun for a girls night in).

these camera straps are romantic, vintage & unique.

i love. love. love.

to check out the full catalog, head over to bloom theory straps here on the interweb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o.p.p. – doily tablecloth

a few years ago, my mom gave me a bag filled w/ old doilies that were hers, my grandmother’s and my great grandmother’s.

every time i do a little design switcheroo, i think that i’m going to incorporate this lovely lace into my design.  however… when i get them out onto a table, i decide i don’t like how the singular one’s look and i feel like i’m forcing the incorporation.

but now i think i’ve finally found a solution to give them the tlc and showcase they deserve.

gather up your doilies – lace, cotton, solid or crocheted and create a pretty little tablecloth.

thanks martha.

found @ martha stewart
what: doily tablecloth
where: http://www.marthastewart.com/266782/doily-tablecloth?czone=crafts/craft-of-the-day

o.p.p. – nail & string wall art

this is one of my most favorite projects that i’ve stumbled across in a long time.

this puts all wall decals and stenciling to shame…

all you need is some nails, yarn/string and a good word. we are moving in may and I can already see my  diy/guest room with ‘C.R.A.F.T.’ on the wall.

props to jenjkjk aka jkizzle… for seeing something grand at anthropologie and making it her own!

found @ jkjk
what: diy nail & string letters
wherehttp://jkizzle.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/diy-nail-and-string-wrapped-letters.html

o.p.p. – decorative tape

in the past few years, i’ve become really infatuated with giving a really pretty gift. rather than expensive gift wrap and impersonal cards, i do this with kraft paper and recycled tags, markers & more. in fact, my key wrapping components for christmas were these cute little tags made out of recycled books & buttons.

with that… when i saw this great idea for unique & handmade tape it got me pretty darn excited.  not only is the tape a perfect wrapping component for any handmade lover, but the wooden thread spools make this a great accessory for your craft room or a gift for a handy friend.

found @ country living
what: decorative tape
where: http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/how-to-make-decorative-tape#slide-1

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