Grace E. Hester, just-turned-30, corporate-working mom of 2 young daughters who sold out her creative soul when she moved from Singapore to Cleveland, Ohio when she finally found a man who was worthy. Join her on her journey from concrete jungle to mid-west surburbia of Westerville, Ohio, from college grad to mother of two, from mtv to numbers-crunching . . . all while trying to balance the pretty with practical in her life.
The wooden caddy is perfect for holding bedside story books for the girls. I will probably just paint it white.
The $0.25 Tangle toy and Toy Camera were picked out by the girls. The Viewmaster was picked out by me and I have already started looking for film reels online. It creates such a feeling of nostalgia. I never owned one but remember playing with my cousin's whenever we visited their home.
Do you like going garage-sale-shopping? What are some of your gem finds?
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Today The Twinery has teamed up with Scor-pal for an amazing line up of projects that will show you the wonderful things you can create! From boxes and bags to cards and 3D projects the creativity by these two teams is sure to please.
I have been meaning to try out an updated approach to the chinese lantern I used to watch my mom make using red packets. I cut out my own squares out of cardstock and used the Scor-Pal to create the four-folds per square that I needed.
The tool really helped make that step so easy and my scor-lines were crisp and all evenly spaced with little measuring needed. Then I used The Twinery's baker's twine to hang through the top.
I only made one so far and am studying my "prototype" to see how I can improve on it. For instance, to reduce the gap between each square, I may score the paper a little more inwards. Ultimately, I want to use larger pieces of paper to end up with larger lanterns and hang them from the ceiling in either of my girls' rooms. I also want to add a baker's twine tassle below it. :o) Loads to improve on!
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A few days ago, we celebrated with The Twinery on their launch of three new colors and I shared three sets of printable tags for you to enjoy. Today, I am highlighting three uses for these tags so you can explore using them for your own projects.
First up, there's the most obvious function - as a gift tag,
Use one or multiple tags to spell a message. Or adhere photos in the back for an even more personalized message to the recipient.
You can also print out the letters and colors you'd like and string them together to form a banner.
The Twinery Design Team is super-stoked to announce that The Twinery has added THREE new colors to their already-varied spectrum of colors! All of us have been super-excited about sharing this news and could not wait to start incorporating these twine into our projects.
As a celebration of the new colors, I designed printable tags (hi-res) for letters A - Z in all three colors so YOU can start using them with these new colors as well!
Print these out, trim them, round the corners (it's like minding your Ps and Qs of my humble paper crafting world), punch a role and thread the twine through. Now you'll always have monogrammed gift tags to match with the recipient's name. Hope you like it!
The new colors are available today (Monday, August 1) through The Twinery website - and the best part of all - all of their spools will be available for only $12 each in celebration of the new colors' release! BA-NA-NAS! Or should I say BUT-TER-CREAM. (Sorry couldn't resist. *wink*)
Grab a Banner!
You Can Copy and Use the Code Below
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