Quick Tip: Hang your Prints with Binder Clips

I found this great tip a today on A Beautiful Mess blog.  Within minutes, I had some prints hanging which had previously been stored in a drawer since Christmas (I know, shameful).  I’m so excited I don’t have to wait to get these matted and framed and can enjoy them right now.


Calico Cat Print by Gingiber via etsy

No Place Like Home Print by AshleyG via etsy

Mint Green Chair Art Print by Michelle Maule via etsy

I’ll definitely be doing more print shopping soon!

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Make Your Own Fabric Scrap Garland

Hey Folks!

I am now blogging over at ScrantonMade. It’s my new venture and I hope you will follow me there. I just did a fun D.I.Y on making fabric scrap garland.  Check it out here !

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Is it too early to start hoarding vintage plaids for holiday projects?

Is it too early to start hoarding vintage plaids for holiday projects?

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For the Studio: Inspiring Printables to Decorate Your Space

Everyone loves a freebie, right? I’ve acquired these enormous cork boards from a GreenBeing estate sale and I’ve been scouring Pinterest and my favorite design blogs for free printables to fill my studio boards and wall space.

This Calender of the Month paper craft from Scout Creative tops my list. Sign up for their monthly printable calendar to be delivered to your inbox. Just print, assemble and enjoy.  Great kids project as well.

These beautiful vintage camera images from DesignEditor look fantastic framed but I plan to mount them on my cork board.

This cute sewing studio poster from Compulsive Craftiness. 

This monthly calendar printable from Shrimp Salad Circus

I already have this great Guide to Shooting in Manual from Bella Pop Photography on my bulletin board. It’s pretty and extremely helpful to me, since I am new to the DSLR world.

And, my favorite downloadable To-Do list:  Clock is Ticking by Mayi Carles via OhMyHandmade.  I use these all the time and they seriously make list-making fun.

Enjoy and, if you have some favorite printable downloads of your own, please share!


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Saturday at GreenBeing

I hung out with Cristin at GreenBeing this Saturday.  We had fun planning and chatting it up about a very exciting (and somewhat secret, for now) business (ad)venture we are about to embark upon.  Freaking out a little but mostly excited.  I’m glad I brought my camera because the sunlight was perfect and  the store was full of colorful, pretty things.

I love the way you can see the reflection of trees in the window. Very fitting.

A few of my painted vintage bags.

Hand-screened GB market bags.

Lots of colorful vintage.

Beautiful screened kid’s tees designed by artist Tomlynn Biondo.

Handmade business card holder.

Through the looking glass …

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Vacation in Mexico- Vintage Travel Guide Style

Just got back from the most amazing trip to Mexico.  After being inspired by my collection of vintage travel guides, I couldn’t help trying to recreate the look and feel with my own photos.

Kitty apparently also enjoys vintage travel guides.

This breathtaking little beachfront felt more like we were in the south of Italy than Mexico.

Playing up the blues and reds.

My sister sunning herself on the rocks.

Swimming with the fish in a saltwater pool. This was my favorite spot. Check out the man in a speedo on the right. Felt very European.

Relaxing with Ghost World. Why not?

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GreenBeing Storefront!

Lovely pic of the GreenBeing storefront in downtown Scranton.  I was thrilled to see my handpainted luggage in the window display! Also, I really love all of the handmade birds flying around. Maybe she will do a guest tutorial for this blog…hint, hint!

Photo: Cristin Powers via GreenBeing

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