Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Love List...

I seem to talk a lot about the weather on this blog, a true Vancouverite, some might say! The past few days have been surprisingly beautiful and sunny, and I'm starting to think about summer now. So this afternoon my mind wandered to a few things I love about it. What do you love about this season? Would love to hear your list!

Monday, June 18, 2012

A little weekend baking

Hello! I hope you had a good weekend. It had been a little while since I baked anything, so this weekend I decided to bring out the spatula and turn on the oven. I tried out a new recipe {to me} found on All Recipes. It was pretty simple, though the recipe did call for 2 1/3 cup of mashed bananas, which was more than I expected. If you do try it make sure you have a full bunch of bananas!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Friday + DIY Father's Day Card

Hello and Happy Friday! I woke up this morning to beautiful sunshine in Vancouver. It's been awhile since I've had the light shine in through my window like that, despite it being June!

Sunday is Father's Day, and being someone who designs greeting cards for a living, I wanted to make something special for my dad. So, here's a little DIY hand-made card project I created. {Instructions below}. It's pretty simple and the part I love most about it is that you can customize it to suit your dad's style. It can also be used for a birthday card, graduation, pretty much any occasion for a guy!

I hope you enjoy this project! If you happen to create this for your dad, send a link back with some pics. Would love to see the cards!

This card when finished and folded is a standard 4.25" x 5.5" size.
You'll need a few supplies:
4.25" x 10" cardstock (colour of your choice)
Pencil & Eraser
Bone folder (optional)

1. Before folding, I drew some guidelines in with pencil
(as per the measurements pictured above)
2. To create the shirt collar, fold the top edges to the centre
(which should be 2.125")
3. Fold up the cardstock so that the bottom edge reaches the tip points of the collar. Draw guidelines.
4. Cut lines at angle to reach those guidelines.
5. Erase those guidelines you made in pencil.
6. Tuck bottom edge into those cuts and voila, your shirt is done!
7. Here's the fun part: Add buttons, a side pocket, whatever you want to customize the card.
Oh, and don't forget to write a special note inside!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Friday + Colour Blocks

Lately I've been focusing on the business side of things and haven't really had a chance to design. I realized yesterday that I've been missing it... ALOT... and feeling rather drained. So to get ideas flowing, I created a few colour blocks for inspiration. I'm hoping to create some designs based on these palettes...Will see what happens! I hope you have a wonderful weekend to rest, create and rejuvenate.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Happy Weekend + Father's Day Cards

I woke up yesterday morning finding it hard to believe that it's June already! Perhaps it's the rainy grey weather that's still hanging on in Vancouver. To kick off the weekend I'd like to share my Father's Day cards with you! There's still plenty of time to shop for Dad! You can find the cards in my online shop HERE.
Happy shopping and happy weekend!