Last week I had the pleasure of helping style a shoot with Katie Pritchard and Adrienne from The Bloom of Time (among other amazing vendors!) and was lucky enough to walk away with a giant bag of leaves and florals.
Since I had plenty of long stems (that smell like a DREAM) to go around, I decided to shape them into a festive wreath for our front door. I started by taking the largest branches and then wrapping them together with thin wire to reinforce the round shape. Once the base was formed, I added in additional elements, such as the eucalyptus buds and berries.
And that concludes my holiday decor for the season – HA! One of these days we’ll bust out the tree, but for now, I am loving being greeted by this simple, earthy wreath every time I come home.
It’s been a few weeks since last I shared my Capture album spreads, so I’m playing catch-up today!
I’ll let you in on a little secret: normally I make these pages the day before the BG blog post needs to go up and usually with only a few minutes left of daylight to photograph them in. (Procrastination. It’s what I do best.) But since I was going to be MIA from my computer for a few weeks thanks to the wedding, I had to make a bunch of pages in advance. That’s when I came to the realization that it’s so much more satisfying to get things done ahead of schedule! With natural light to spare! Ever since then, I’ve been designing, photographing, and blogging my projects way earlier than before. And it feels goooooood.
You can read all about my pages on my weekly column on the BG blog!
Our Save the Dates are on Oh So Beautiful Paper today! You can see more photos and read about our design process over here! xo
Getting rid of everything in sight is the name of the game these days. It was only fitting that it earned a spot in my Capture album!
Crazy two weeks ahead, but I had to squeeze in a fun Capture spread! This week I focused on the awesome pop-up photography workshop I recently attended and used a clear adhesive pocket to house all of the awesome memorabilia I collected. Easy peasy.
I’m sharing a DIY gold-dipped coaster tutorial over on At Home In Love today! Enjoy!
For this week’s Capture spread, I used the backside of the October calendar pocket page insert and a 3 x 5″ / 4 x 6″ divided page protector. I also put my Cameo die cutting machine to work and used a handful of BG cut files to embellish my layout. I’m telling you, that machine…it’s the stuff of DIY dreams.
I’m loving the way the Stems cut file turned out on the Crumb Cakes paper from Persimmon. Just the right amount of pattern.
For this page, I treated one of my favorite Snippets like patterned paper and used it as a colorful background for my bridal shower photos. I also busted out the Persimmon waterfall pack for the title and label stickers.
And in the interest of keeping things real, this is what it looks like when I shoot my Capture spreads. Every. Single. Time.
Another week, another Capture spread! This time I changed things up a little and alternated one divided page protector with a calendar pocket insert for storing all of my wedding / bridal shower / moving-to-Pasadena memorabilia. Life is nothing short of CRAZYTOWN right now, but I’m trying my hardest to enjoy every last moment.
P.S. You can read more about my process + supply list here!
Way before I ever got engaged, I knew that my wedding would have some sort of paper floral situation.
I mean, with a handle like @ammlovespaper, I really don’t have any other options, right? These past few months I’ve been playing around with different ideas for the materials I wanted to use and the types of flowers I wanted to create, but I could never really hone my vision. And then this amazing paper flower making class by Brittany Watson Jepsen and this gorgeous book by Thuss + Farrell popped up on my radar. BINGO! Cue the inspiration and the sudden creative direction (#suddencreativedirection <---it's a real thing).
Last weekend I had an incredibly productive (and super fun!) Saturday night spent with good friends + family who so patiently and kindly crafted paper flowers with me until the wee hours of the morning (I love you gals!). We drank wine, we (I) got hot glue all over the place, and we turned several rolls of crepe paper (purchased at Paper Mart) into colorful works of art. Now my next step is to turn them into a sizeable ceremony installation…stay tuned!
Another week, another Capture spread! The highlight of the past week was definitely seeing Flight of the Conchords (among other comedians) at Oddball in Irvine. ‘Twas AMAZING. Also, I may or may not have a fat crush on Jemaine.
To showcase the event, I used a full-size page protector to create a mini layout and tucked my ticket behind the photo. I also added a little title to my photo in Photoshop before printing, just to expedite the process a little bit. The “Favorite” Snippet actually comes from the 25th & Pine waterfall pack. Who says you have to wait until the holidays to use Christmas products? Not this gal!
On the second page, I used a 4 x 6″ / 1.25 x 6″ divided page protector to house two of my wedding crafting photos and that awesome die cut arrow paper from one of the designer journal inserts. There’s also a handful of the usual suspects, including label + arrow stickers, ledger paper, and red + pink Candy Buttons. But of course.
Hope your week is off to a great start! Don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day to enter to win a spot in this amazing class! ;)