March 2010

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts

{image from The Crafts Dept.}

Today is the launch of Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts. It goes without saying that it's going to filled with endless inspiration. We are not only fans but we also sell her crafty supplies at We can't wait to take a look inside her new book!

Posted By: Melissa

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Every day of...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Antler Magazine: Premiere Issue is Here!

{image from Antler Magazine}

"ANTLER is not only for a source of amazing fashion, art, culture and beauty, but will enchant and inspire as well."
-Antler Magazine

Thursday, March 26, 2009

ScrappyTime Product Love: Self-Healing Mat

{image from}


13" square mat - ideal for 12" x 12" paper

1/4" grid lines for easy alignment
Inch and metric measurements on all four sides
Quick cutting guides for common dimensions
Self-healing vinyl closes immediately when cut,
unlike glass that might retain cut marks

Another plus: It's Pink!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Inspiration for Crafty Spaces: Cherry Blossoms

{tea cup from hen and chick, wall sculpture from Urban Outfitters, mini note blocks from Red Stamp, self-healing mat from, pink baskets from Target, pink desk image from No Pattern Required}

Cherry Blossoms are one of the prettiest signs of spring. This delicate wall sculpture lets you imagine they are in bloom all year long. We love the idea of a using a vintage tea cup to store ribbon or other crafty supplies. And what could be better than a pink desk!

Posted By: Melissa

Monday, March 23, 2009

Paper Silhouettes

Paper silhouettes were surprisingly simple to create. To make ours we carefully cut out two profile pictures and used a pencil to trace them onto a sheet of black card stock {an extra scrapbook refill page we had}. After cutting out the silhouettes we used double sided tape to adhere them to pretty pieces of green card stock. A simple and inexpensive craft that can be put in a frame to give as a gift and of course our favorite, put in a scrapbook!

Posted By: Melissa

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The years go by...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Coming Soon...

{images from American Crafts}

American Crafts coming soon to!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Inspiration for Crafty Spaces: Sketches

A simple sketch can easily be turned into your favorite artwork! I could never find a place to put these four very large sketches. Instead of finding room, I found a solution! I took pictures of all four sketches and put them on my computer. In Photoshop I changed the color to sepia and changed the size to fit my white, 5" x 7" frames. I printed them out on an all-purpose paper (nothing fancy), placed them in the frames and voila, I now how some fabulous artwork!

Post By: Nichole

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Inspiration For Crafty Spaces: Silhouettes

{frames from Apartment Therapy, mailing labels from Red Stamp, self-inking stamp from Simply Silhouettes, bar stool from Vintage Renewal, table from Brocade Home via Dose of Design}

We love silhouettes and lucky for us everyone else does too. Whether it be accessorizing with some simple silhouette desk accessories or with something a little more substantial like a great silhouette desk. It's the perfect way to add a classic and slightly sophisticated touch to your own crafty space!

Posted By: Melissa

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A celebration of...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Craft Inspiration From Dior

Inspiration is everywhere! Our favorite way to make something out of nothing is pulling inspiration from the most obvious places, like our favorite magazines. This balloon artwork was inspired by a November 2008 issue of Vogue. With a simple ribbon and paint chips cut out into various circles, a Dior advertisement can turn into a beautiful piece to place on a scrapbook page, on the front of a greeting card or put in a frame!

Posted By: Melissa

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

ScrappyTime Event!

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ScrappyTime Product Love: La Boutique Wedding Pearl Brads

Crafters love how metal embellishments stand the test of time. These silver-toned brads are topped with a pearlescent gems to add a touch of elegance to all your paper crafting projects. You can find them at under Embellishments / Stickers -brads. They are so easy to use and the ideas we have for these brads are endless! They add the perfect touch of elegance to a wedding scrapbook page, placecards for almost any event and give a personal touch to your greeting cards!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Inspiration For Crafty Spaces: Paris

{map from Touch of Europe, lamp from Urban Outfitters, pink boxes from Gracious Home, chalkboard from Design Sponge, tags from Hudson Holiday}

You don't need a lot of room to be crafty as long as you are surrounded by things that inspire you to create. The starting point for our inspiration board was the vintage map of Paris after we saw one on Made By Girl and thought it would be so pretty in a frame. We love the idea of having a defined crafty space and think these Paris inspired pieces are perfect.

Posted By: Melissa

Sunday, March 8, 2009

When life gives you...

Friday, March 6, 2009

Crepe Paper Flowers

We found this crepe paper flower craft at Their directions were simple and so easy to follow. For our flowers we used aqua blue crepe paper and white tissue paper. We loved how ours turned out and who says flowers can't be aqua blue?

Posted By: Melissa

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wonderful Graffiti

{image from Wonderful Graffiti}

We love Wonderful Graffiti because we think it just makes a room look classic. They say it best, "We celebrate typography--the art of lettering--in unconventional ways." They offer a creative way to decorate with removable grafitti, grafitti 3D, and the ability to make your own with their blank canvas option. This creativity definition has to be one of our favorites!

Monday, March 2, 2009

ScrappyTime Product Love: Permanent Marker

We think this permanent marker from Martha Stewart is one of the craftiest. You can find it at in one of our favorite colors, sepia. We use it for addressing invitations, writing notes, jotting down memories in scrapbooks, and we swear it makes our handwriting prettier!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

It's the sweet...

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