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How To: DIY Ink Crosshatch Art

by Jennifer Farley

DIY Ink Crosshatch Art

I really love simple art and I have been looking for something I could DIY for my guest bedroom. I am drawn to the movement of ink crosshatch. Artists do some seriously cool things with crosshatch, but my experience with it is what I doodled on my paper in college when I should have been taking notes. I decided to make a simple piece of art drawing lots of lines. Here is how I did it.   

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Make It: Printable Cheeky Luggage Tags

by Stephanie Lee

Printable cheeky luggage tags

I was at the airport the other day waiting for my bag to come out of the carousel and after what seemed like ages, I finally spied my little black suitcase. Just as I was going to grab it, someone else picked it up.

My first thought was a territorial 'get your hands off my bag!' (don't worry, I didn't say it out loud. And really, why I was being so protective of my dirty laundry is beyond me).

My second thought (after I'd hurriedly retrieved my bag) was a silent admission that my black wheeled case looked just like every other black wheeled case circling around that carousel.

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Make it: Printable Patterned Envelope Address Labels

by Stephanie Lee

Printable Patterned Envelope Address Labels

Hands up if you've gone to buy a greeting card from a newsagent, only to be completely underwhelmed by the envelope? Okay, I get that it could totally just be me who worries about such things, but as a self-confessed stationery addict I feel like fun, colourful cards should have envelopes to match - after all, it's the first thing that your recipient will see!

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Make It: Printable Garden Planner

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Printable garden planner

While I like to dream about becoming a skilled gardener someday, the reality is I have a terrible brown thumb and I kill most plants I touch. I think a lot of my garden woes have to do with inattentiveness though - I forget to water my leafy friends, fertilise them, or do anything that might come close to caring for them. Terrible right?

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Make it: Floral Votive Candle Wraps for Spring Decorating

by Stephanie Lee

Printable spring votive candle wraps

 

Although we've hit autumn over here in Australia, it's been feeling very much like spring lately. The weather's a tad cooler, but it's still perfect for entertaining and while the leaves have started falling off some of the trees, there's brilliant green foliage and flowers everywhere due to the recent rains. In other words, I'm in a spring mood! :)

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Shopping Guide: 10 Must-Have Art Supplies To Jumpstart Your Creativity

by Faith Towers

SHOPPING GUIDE: My 10 Must-Have Art Supplies To Jumpstart Your Creativity

As someone who crafts for both business and pleasure, I spend a lot of time at local art supply stores and on websites that sell craft goodies. But there are a handful of materials that I use all the time, so I make sure to always have them on hand. And I thought I'd share that list with you, so you can fill out your craft supply collection with all of the necessities.  

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Printable: Ultimate Photo Booth Props

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Printable photo booth props

It doesn't matter how many photo booth parties I go to, I still can't get over how enjoyable they are. In fact, many of my favourite party moments have centred around a photo booth... for some reason when you combine goofy hats and masks with a camera, all of a sudden people feel lose their inhibitions and start to get a little silly, which makes for the greatest fun!

Ultimate Photo Booth Props Collection

For just $1.99, you'll get 30 ready-to-print photo booth props, including:
 

  • Food
  • Emojis
  • Social media frames
  • LOL speech bubbles
  • Crazy hair styles
  • Funny eyes and glasses

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Photobooth props

Photobooth props

 

Best of all, it's so easy to set up your own booth at home; all you need is a colorful backdrop, some quality props and a great bunch of friends, and hey presto - you've got yourself hours of entertainment! 

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Roundup: 7 Blogs to Follow for Great Free Printables

by Stephanie Lee

7 Blogs to Follow for Great Free Printables

 

I may be biased because I love designing printables, but I think that blogs specialising in free print-at-home files are worth their weight in gold. If you know where to look you can find resources for pretty much any aspect of your daily life, from home and office organisation to party planning, weddings, keeping the kids entertained, decorating for the holidays... the list goes on! Here are some of my favourites sites for pretty and functional printable files:

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DIY Floating Message in a Bottle for the One You Love

by Alicia Lacy

Make a DIY floating message in a bottle for Valentine's day
I love Valentine's Day, and the truth is, I always have. Even when I was single, broke, and in no position to treat my self or anyone else - I tresured the holiday. Here's why: It's a holiday centered on love. That's basic and not exclusionary. So, for years I've used the day as an invitation to tell the ones nearest and dearest to me how much they mean to me; a love letter to the ones I love.

This year, I'm putting a little twist on my love letters and upping my game with a floating message in a bottle that's a little bit The Police and a little bit The Fifth Dimension. Check it out!

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