Caturday: Roar

Posted on May 12, 2012 and tagged Personal, Art & Photography with comments

Isn't it the best when you unintentionally snap a photo of a kitty with their mouth open? It makes Marshall look ferocious, but really he was just mid-meow.

Here are this week's links:

  • I'm just dying for a pretty floral dress, like this one from Anthropologie.

  • I'll never understand why one day I want to dress all in flowers like a girl and the next day all in triangles like some... iPhone case from Society6.

  • Speaking of Society6, I'm in love with this print by David Fleck. The sky is beautiful and the detail in the building is incredible.

  • When I found this tote bag the other day, I laughed because many years ago when I was really clueless (even more than today!) I ordered my first business cards with 'stationery' spelled wrong. Luckily I noticed before I gave them out to anyone.

  • If you have love/hate relationship with Pinterest like me, you'll get a kick out of the Pictureless Pinterest Twitter account. It's hilarious and you should follow them. While you're there, you should follow me too!

Have a great weekend everyone. Say hi to your Mother for me.

DIY Paper Flowers

Posted on May 11, 2012 and tagged DIY, Favourites with comments

Paper flowers are a fun little craft to decorate gifts, table tops, wedding favors, or make a whole bouquet. You can also string them up to make a garland.

There are tons of ways to make paper flowers, but this is my version. I used a slight variation of these on top of my wedding favors.

Supplies:

  • tissue paper
  • yellow or orange cardstock
  • scissors
  • tape
  • pencil

  1. Cut a strip of tisse paper about 9" x 26" and fold it in half lengthwise.

  2. Draw a wavy line on the paper starting with big waves and gradually getting smaller and closer together.

  3. Cut a small strip of cardstock about 2.5" x 0.5".

  4. Make a series of small cuts into the paper that go almost to the bottom.

Fold the cardstock in half, then in half again and place it on the end of the tissue paper starting at the small waves. The small waves will be in the center of your flower.

Start scrunching the tisse paper around the cardstock stamen. Don't just roll it, scrunch. (That's the technical term.) It helps to have a kitty sit on one end, but it's not required.

Secure the paper with a bit of tape and trim off the excess on the end to make it look pretty.

Cool Mom Gift Guide

Posted on May 9, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like with comments

Mother's Day is coming up fast and if you don't have a gift yet, you better get on it! I rounded up my picks for Mother's Day gifts. But beware, these are only for cool moms. When I think of cool moms, I automatically think of the ultimate cool mom - Mrs. George from Mean Girls.

Actually, she might be a little too cool.

Number one item on The Cool Mom Gift Guide is my 'Cool Mom' ecard from Pingg, because an ecard is perfect for your hip, Internet-savvy mom.

Now you need a gift to go with that card. Here are some modern Mother's Day gifts to show your mom she's not like the others.

Sources:

  1. The Wheatfield Prints
  2. Viscid Watch
  3. Color Leather Belt
  4. Diva Watering Can
  5. Ania Tumblers
  6. Stripe Ballet Flat

Photo from Mean Girls via Fan Pop.

Huesday: Red Hook

Posted on May 8, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like with comments

This week's color inspiration is based off a drawing by Tommy Kane. A few days ago, I saw a film by Danny Gregory that showed Kane creating this very drawing. I was absolutely fascinated. I just love seeing into an artist's studio and getting a glimpse into how they create. The film was very well done and it was neat seeing how this drawing came to life. In fact, it's encouraged me to get back into drawing. Most of my work is done on my laptop and I often forget about actually picking up a pencil and making something the old fashioned way. I'm hoping to share a peek into my sketchbook on the blog soon.

Image via Tommy Kane's Blog

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