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Paper love, style, and the joy of design

Paper love, style, and the joy of design
Romantic Pink Wedding Inspiration We are in love with this beautifully styled wedding inspiration shoot by CK Wedding and Event Design. We are smitten by the stunning setting by the water and the romantic pink hues used throughout the shoot. The gorgeous photos by Andrea Zajonc Photography perfectly capture the romantic mood of the shoot. Our gold calligraphy wedding suite… Read more. Oh Snap! OH SNAP! Gorgeous Fall Vermont Wedding We think there is nothing better than a wedding full of personalized details and Adam and Casey’s wedding defines just that! Modern Minimal Wedding Inspiration We are loving all things modern and minimal. 2017 Free Printable Calendar Happy 2017 everyone! 2017 Wedding Trend: Greenery and Foliage One of the 2017 wedding trends that we are seriously loving is greenery – we seriously can not get enough! Tips for Wedding Planning During the Holidays The holidays can be pretty hectic – with holiday parties, work, buying gifts and the list goes on and on.

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40 Hong Kong foods we can't live without Hong Kongers have a passion reserved just for Hong Kong food that eclipses their love for politics, shopping, gambling, and even -- gasp -- stocks. This city is home to some of the most food-obsessed people in the world and produces an alarming array of food items ranging from the stubbornly traditional to unself-conscious fusion foods, each more drool-worthy than the next. Here are a selection of 40 Hong Kong food items that make us rather not live than live without:

Travel Gift Basket Today is the last day of my travel themed series. I hope everyone has enjoyed it and found some fun ideas for their next adventure! If I could find someone who would be willing to pay me to do nothing but travel I would be one happy lady. Wild Olive Stitch Swap « Stars & Sunshine Last month, I joined an embroidery hoop swap at wild olive. When I signed up, I provided some colors and things I like. I got this information about someone else, and whipped up a four inch ready to hang embroidery hoop based on those likes. And someone else should sending me a surprise package in the mail! My partner’s identity is a secret until she receives the package, but until then I thought I’d share what I made.

Fabric Flower Tutorial - at last Well awhile back many of you asked for a tutorial on how I make the flower rosettes. I am no expert and these are not original designs but I finally put together a little video on how I was taught to make them. I have to give fair warning. First of all, I have never made a video tutorial nor posted a video on my blog so just keep that in mind. You will also notice that I get a text at some point in the video, my glue gun breaks and I have a terrible time working my fingers. You see I was looking through the camera as I made it and whenever I tried looking around the camera I ended up out of focus or even out of the frame.

Collin Kartchner Studios I am SO pumped about this. Gone are the days of just taking photos. Photography is and always will be my first love. Capturing still moments of real interaction and emotion is always a thrill. Moving pictures, however, somehow create a whole new experience. Holiday Gift Baskets: Green With Vintage Gifts For me, men are harder to buy for. I love it when one of the men on my list has a hobby, collection or even a “Man Cave” I can add too. Makes it a lot easier to put together a vintage holiday gift basket for him. Here are a few vintage items I have used as containers in the past… Blog Love : Oh Happy Day Oh Happy Day is one of the loveliest, cutest, most creative blog I know of. It is written by Jordan, a party planner and letterpress printer, and updated daily featuring DIY party projects, party planning ideas, interior design, weddings, letterpress and invitations, design, photography, an occasional kid product and anything “pretty”. It always makes me happy to read it! And there is also much, much more wonderful and inspirational content on Oh Happy Day!

Tutorial love Friday – Felt flower roundup I just can’t believe how fast this week flew by! it’s Friday again. This week just like last one, I will be sharing some cool flower tutorials I found on the web. But this week all of them are felt flowers – the perfect way to finish up the felt flower tutorial round up here at HowJoyful (The last felt flower is next week) Now visit this other awesome bloggers that also want to share with all of you how to make felt flowers =] 1 – Felt gift adornment by Design Dump 2 – Autumn bloom belt by I am a momma hear me roar 3 – Flower pin by Jones Design Company 4 – Pomela felt flower by Craft Snob I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Delightfully Noted Happy 2012! Did you have a good time ringing in the New Year? You are mistaken if you believe the holidays are over my friends because today I am celebrating my BIRRRTHday! As I reflect back on my, ahem, sixteen-plus years there are times that I doubt I've learned anything {like driving through our garage a few years ago} & then there are those times when I marvel at how far I have come {like owning my own business}. Creative, Unique Gift Baskets How to Make the Perfect Gift with Ease! Learn to make your own personalized gifts for Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day or any day of the year! When you need to find a gift for that 'impossible to buy for' someone, a handmade gift basket is a creative and thoughtful way to give. With a few hand-picked items, you can please anyone: the person who has everything; the new girlfriend or boyfriend; or a loved one who just doesn't have any specific hobbies or tastes. Gift baskets are fun to make, and a pleasure to receive.

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