blooming and editing

new flowers

For those of you keeping track, today I was going to start a weekly challenge. As the day grew closer I realized that it may be too much for me to do a freebie and a challenge at this point. I know it doesn't sound like much but, knowing myself oh so well, I just know that my mind will dwell and dwell until I find the perfect solution (for either one) and I need to narrow my focus. Less and better quality is my motto!

So... I've decided that I will only post Friday Freebies (yay!) and that will be part of the challenge—and you won't need a cutting machine if you'd like to participate (although that didn't stop Laura!). I'll explain that a bit further tomorrow and thank you to those of you that took the plunge with my first challenge! I love, LOVE seeing what you make—please keep it up and join us if you haven't!

cherry blossom

My flower obsession continues! This is a sneak peek at the new set of flowers that will be in the shop later today. I'm so distracted with end of school activities that I thought I'd have them up by now—they will be there later for sure.

I'm curious about something... do you prefer smaller easy projects when you're paper crafting or more complex ones that take many pieces and time to put together? The reason why I ask is that typically my projects are relatively simple but right now I'm working on one that is looking great but will take a while to put together. I'm going to post it regardless (because I'm having so much fun with it myself!) but I'd love to hear your thoughts. Anyone?


  1. I like anything and everything! Simple, complex, all of it! Just keep the inspiration coming!!! Although, I will definitely be needing a digital cutter. I only have so much hair left as it is:) Thanks for mentioning me. I'm such a fan of your work!!

    1. If you get a digital cutter you won't regret it. They are so much fun and totally worth the investment (in my totally biased opinion ;))

  2. Love anything you designed. Your first challenge has been on my to do list for the whole week. I am also distracted by holiday and end of school year activities. Hopefully I can get my card done with your freebie tonight.

  3. your creations are wonderfully sweet!

  4. For everyday projects, I prefer quick and easy - I have two kids, two part time jobs, a husband, and am easily distracted sometimes! However, I like to tackle a few big projects here and there, and I'm definitely inspired when I see other peoples' big projects. {I don't have an electronic cutter though, so I guess I'm not your target customer...but I love the blog!}

  5. For as obsessed as I am with fabric flowers, you'd think I would have given paper flowers a try by now!! These are fabulous!