The (not so) Organized Bride

“‘Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” – Edward de Bono My established pattern involves burying my kitchen table under piles of wedding magazines and bridal etiquette books amid other wedding materials begging to be properly put away. I just can’t bring myself to put them away though. I have combed…

Ouchless Papercuts

I discussed before that I am working on some homemade Valentine’s Day cards for my boyfriend. I am making a few of them just for you readers to see! I have been working with a few techniques, one of which is papercutting. When I say I am attempting papercutting, it definitely means I am working…

Creative vs. Craft

Merryl Magnuson is a weekly contributor on 8Balloons, sharing her journey of daily creatives from Noah Scalin’s book, 365: A Daily Creative Journal-Make Something Everyday and Change Your Life. In the beginning of this Daily Creative Journal, I was having an inner struggle on where I thought this adventure was heading. Certain ideas were attainable,…

Post Your Love

I don’t know about you, but I have always loved receiving letters in the mail. I get excited to receive anything in the mail that isn’t a bill or junk mail. Unfortunately in this day and age anything not a bill or junk mail is few and far in between since text messages and emails…

Featured Blogger: Mary Jane Henley

This blog as a whole has become a discovery of the creative things I love. My creative curiosity led me into the world of book binding (previous post, Handmade with Love!). More recently I  had the privilege to connect with one of these artists discussed and that I have adored for quite some time, Mary Jane Henley. She was gracious enough to…

Listfully Happy

This last week has been a hectic one to say the least! Every minute was enjoyed and a lot of to do’s were checked off the list! One great moment this week was when I had the chance to virtually meet Carolyn Rubenstein, author of Perseverance and owner/blogger of A Beautiful Ripple Effect. For me…

Note This!

I think my obsession love for all things paper came from my uncle. Every year around Christmas and even when I was just visiting him in California, he would give me the Levenger catalog and I was allowed to highlight anything and everything to buy! There were also our afternoon excursions to Office Depot where…

Handmade with Love!

This weekend I was so happy to catch up with one of my best friends in Louisville, Kentucky. She had moved there since marrying her high school sweet heart last year! She let me know her new past time and I was totally taken aback. She has started making her own books and I was so excited to hear…