Hello everyone! I wanted to pop in today and let you know that we're having a sale in the shop, not just this weekend, but all week long! Most items in the shop are marked down 20% and all orders over $20 will ship for free. We will be on vacation this week, so orders will begin shipping on the 1st of June.
I have also added some super sweet vintage art journals to the shop! These journals have all been created using rescued vintage books. Some have heavy cardstock pages, and some have a variety of vintage and new pages.
They're all perfect for using as a journal, art journal, list journal, or scrapbook.
You can find these and more vintage journals right here.
Also, if you would like a coordinating vintage ephemera pack to go along with your journal there is an add on option listed in the shop as well! There is a decent selection of journals, so hopefully you will find one you love.
Happy weekend! Cerri
My finished journal ended up being a chunky little book, just the way I love them! You can see the bits of lace and paper peeking out from the edges.
In addition to the final pages, I used the left over journal cards and tags to use up the remainder of my journal prompts.
I just added bits of lace or fabric to make a little "pull tab" to each of these cards and tags and then tucked them into the pockets of the book. I layered the journal cards above on some layers of fabric and trim and I really liked how that turned out.
I really enjoyed working on this book, and am thinking I may make a summer version as well. I did restock the spring kits so if you wanted one but missed out, you're in luck! You can grab a kit for yourself right here. A few ladies have ordered more than one of these kits so as to do them with their daughters, and I love, love that idea! Lists are a great way to document how you're feeling lately, your current favorites, and more. The idea of having that documented just makes me happy!
What are you working on lately?
Happy crafting! Cerri
Hello! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I wanted to share a couple more pages I have created from my Little Pink Box list journal. (it was one of the creative kits from the March box) I am finding it a lot of fun to work in this little journal. I have been keeping the pages super simple, using the journaling cards that were included in the kits, and just a few extra embellishments. The prompts were all printed on sticker paper, so it's super simple to just cut those out and add them to the page.
In addition to the journaling cards, the journal kit also contained lots of tags to tuck into the pockets and to add to the extra pages. Here are a couple more of my tag "pages".
I think list journals are a great way to remember little details of your life, your current favorites, or even favorite things from throughout your life. Keeping the pages simple just helps to make the journal manageable, and allows you to just spend a few moments a day creating your pages.
Have you ever created a list journal? If you have purchased the kit, or are a subscriber, have you been working on your journal? I would LOVE to see if you have. Please leave a link in the comments and let me know.
I mentioned before that I was inspired to create this kit by a challenge on instagram called "listers gotta list" or #listersgottalist. I did not end up working the April challenge, but have decided to join that in May. I have already created my little book to record and create the journal prompts in.
My plan for that challenge will also be to keep it simple and use a bit of vintage ephemera combined with pretty new papers. If you would like to join that challenge, the website for the list prompts is here. Let me know if you plan to join in May!
I have some super exciting news to share with you this week, so I will be back in a couple of days. xo, Cerri
Hello! I hope you all had a lovely spring weekend! I am popping in today to share a few peeks into the March Little Pink Box. We made 2 creative projects, the first being a sweet and shabby list journal with a spring theme.
I was inspired by all of the list challenges that are so popular on instagram lately, but I wanted to make a book that was shabby, and contained cute, vintage illustrations, and vintage fabric. You know, all of the things we all love!
I made journal cards with vintage images, a personalized illustration for the covers, and journal prompts printed on sticker paper. I also included all of the vintage fabric, paper bags, vintage lace and embellishments to create their books.
Here's a look into my book and the pages and tags I have created so far. My hope is to make a new page or tag each day, spending just a few minutes to make something creative.
I am looking forward to finishing my little book. Let me know if you would like to see more of my pages and tags as I make them.
The 2nd project we created was a darling little bird house.
We covered petite wooden bird houses with paint and vintage fabric scraps to make a patchwork style house. Don't you just love that little vintage bird?!
I love spring crafting with all of the happy pastels and flowers, don't you?
April subscriptions are available in the shop for a couple more days, so grab yours and join in the crafty fun.
I was also able to create a few extra list journal kits! They're available right here.
I will be back in a couple of days with a super easy tutorial for you, so be sure to check back.
Until then, happy crafting! Cerri
Hello! I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! Have you fallen into the planner craze that seems to be THE thing right now? Ha, I have to admit that I have.
Back in January I bought this A5 planner from Kikki-K, a company based in Australia. When it arrived, I loved the size, the quality, etc, but I just didn't love that particular planner. My youngest daughter did love it however, so I gave it to her and ordered myself the lilac and gold dot planner you see above. I fell int love with that planner as soon as I opened the box! I added the patent blue filofax about a month ago, but haven't set it up yet.I don't plan to use it as a regular planner, but more of an inspiration type planner.
If you have been around my blog for very long, you already know how much I love paper stuff of all kinds. I have loved stationery since I was a young girl. I collected stickers when I was young as well, and now I find myself making and collecting stickers again at 43. :)
Mostly all of the stickers I use in my planner I make using my vintage ephemera collection. But I have been collecting washi tape, cute paper clips, post it notes, etc.
Of course I love decorating my planner and making it cute, but what I love most is how organized I feel using my planner. I found that the cuter it is, the more I tend to want t use it. That is probably true for most of us, right? So I thought I might start sharing some of my planner finds, and ideas with you here.
If you have have a planner, and have been decorating it, leave me a link. I would love to see!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! I'll be back Monday with a peek into the March Little Pink Box and the projects we created in it.
Hello! Not sure if anyone is still reading this blog, ha. I blog so little these days. I keep wanting to blog more, but it seems I use instagram and other social media much more often. I really am going to try to make a concerted effort to blog more, to post tutorials again, etc. I actually miss blogging. But anyway, before I go on and on about that, let's take a look at what was in February's Little Pink Box, shall we?
I was certainly over all of the crazy weather we have had in TN and decided to theme the entire box around flowers. Yep, all flowers. Included was a stationery box full of gorgeous floral stationery. (I forgot to take a photo of that before they were all shipped) We made flower pens to go along with the stationery, and then we made flower fairy lights!
Doesn't that just make you ready for spring?! I was hoping to make some extra fairy light kits to add to the shop, but when I went back ALL of the flowers were gone. I did however, make some extra flower pens, and you can choose them in vintage lace, or hand dyed ribbon. I think they're so pretty, and wanted a bouquet of them in my studio. They also make great pens for your guest books, or for bridal showers, and party favors.
March boxes are still on sale right here, until tomorrow only though and then I will switch over to April.
I'll be back soon with a latest obsession! Until then, be sure to make something beautiful! Cerri
Happy Valentine's day! And happy Galentine's day as well. :)
Because I love you all, the entire site has been marked down 20% off this weekend! Clearance items are 30% and buy one get one free! Every order placed will receive a sweet petite valentine collage from me as well!
Sale ends Monday at midnight and does not include The Little Pink Box subscritptions.
No coupon needed, everything is already marked down.
I hope your weekend is wonderful!
PS, The Valentine images are for you whether you make a purchase or not! Just spreading a little love today.
Hello! Can you believe we are already headed into Valentines day of 2015? I mean, this year is already flying by! I totally love Valentine's day and crafting for it, so I had to theme January's Little Pink Box with a Valentine theme. We created 3 different candy boxes inspired by the vintage chocolate boxes I love so much.
Occasionally I forgo our standard pink box for a tote bag and this was one of those months. All subscribers received this tote I made for them, and inside were kits to make the chocolate boxes as well as some vintage paper Valentines.
Here's a peek at just some of the supplies.
And this teensy one was made with antique ledger paper and more vintage sequins. Of course all of those lovely materials, both old and new were included as they always are. All the subscribers have to provide each month is just your basic crafting tools or items.
I love how all of the projects turned out and I hope the subscribers did as well. If you'd like to have your own sweet box of creative projects and supplies delivered to your door at the end of each month all you have to do is subscribe right here. We have one month subscriptions if you'd like to try it out, or a three month subscription which includes a month of free shipping. February boxes are for sale until the end of this week. I'd love to have you join us!
Happy crafting, Cerri
Hello! Lately I have been asked to do a few different custom vintage art journals, and they always have various themes to them. I thought I would share one of the recent ones with you here today. This particular customer purchased this book kit for her Mom as a gift. I'll admit, the theme request stumped me for a moment. She wanted a book kit that would include angels, cats, lots of vintage ephemera, pink, and maybe a bit of travel as well. Once I started looking though, I found all of the things I needed for this special gift, I also created some custom collage sheets to include that went along with these themes, and I was so excited when I was able to find a PINK vintage book cover to use.
The kit included lots of pretty, vintage papers.
Of course we had to have some vintage millinery and buttons.
Then there also needed to be some lovely vintage fabric and trims to make it a mixed media book kit.
And because this gift was intended for a teacher, I included some vintage school scissors for her as a little extra. Aren't they cute?! I found a box full of old stock school scissors a while back and thought they were so neat. I also love that they were made in the USA! I'll be listing the rest of the scissors in the shop soon in case you would love to have a pair or two for your studio. I was so happy to hear that the book kit I created was a huge hit and her Mom loved it! That is something I always love to hear.
Back soon! Cerri