Cricut Design Space Patterns: Part II Editing Patterns


Hey guys! Yesterday I shared with you the news that Cricut Design Space 2.0 has an awesome new feature - PATTERNS! 

In the 2nd part of my 4 part series, I'll be showing you how to edit a pattern in Design Space. Allonsy!


Cricut Design Space: Patterns!


Today I'm excited to show you a brand new release to Cricut Design Space that involves something super new and super exciting: PATTERNS!

I'll be doing a 4 part series to show you how to make the most of this new feature. Let's get started with learning how to find and upload patterns!

Onward!


Around the House: My Erin Condren Life Planner!

For more Around the House posts, click on the image!

It's no secret that I'm kind of into organization. Exhibit A and Exhibit B. I mean, I'm not always successful at it but it makes me really happy to find things that I can make into lists or organize into compartments! 

A vast majority of my calendaring and organization takes place online and with Google Calendar and Remember the Milk - but I just yearn for some paper list making and calendar to have with me, you know? I like being able to see a week or month at a glance to give me an idea of what's going on beyond the day-to-day. 

I did a good amount of research before finally deciding on buying my very first Erin Condren Life Planner and I am SO HAPPY with my decision! More on how I came to decide and what features I love best after the break!


Wear it Wednesday: Jane Austen Edition


It's no secret that I am a super mega huge Jane Austen fan. So when these different literary t-shirt and apparel stores have sales, you can feel my wallet shaking from within my purse! 

FROM OUT OF PRINT
This site has stuff from all sorts of classic authors - adult and children's! - and totes, shirts, and more.
Pride and Prejudice fleece



FROM LOOK HUMAN
Be warned, this site is a total time suck and has just about everything you could ever want in terms of humor and snark - it's definitely a favorite!


GONE READING
These aren't all wearable, but there are some solid, silly, bookish gifts to be found here!

Jane Austen Coffee Mug

Jane Austen Action Figure

Of course there are LOADS of Etsy shops, Society6 Shops, and more that feature Jane Austen!
If you have a favorite place, please share! 

In the meantime...

Quick & Easy Vinyl Project - Flameless Candle Decor!


Lately, Cricut has been coming out with all sorts of new materials and I'm loving each and every one of them! They've got Washi Sheets (which I LOVE and will be sharing soon), vibrant new iron on transfers, and loads of vinyls! 

Now to share with you a vinyl project that's also crazy easy and can spice up your space OR make an excellent gift!

Click on through to find out how to make your very own flameless candle decor!



Labor of love - COMPLETE

You guys, I went through my entire backlog of posts (all 869 of them) and updated the labels for easier searching.

Initially I was thinking I'd update the formatting on all of the old posts to match the current look, but that would have taken me 4 years and I'd have changed the formatting again halfway through that, so I opted not to.

SO if you're looking through old posts and notice it doesn't look quite the same as the ones these days, don't be alarmed. It's still me. Just me 5+ years ago (holy cannoli I've been blogging a long time) and there's a certain nostalgia in that I'm embracing, I guess!

If you're interested in peeping around the different labels, you can do that on my sidebar or on the Features page.

Happy browsing!

Pinspiration: Washi Tape Birthday Card


I had a little bit of time the other night and realized I was desperately low on birthday cards, so I decided to look at my Pinterest board to find some inspiration! I realized a long time ago that the things I make will never, ever turn out like the pins they come from, but I've only recently accepted that is not necessarily a bad thing! 

So come, see the pin that inspired me and the final result for a ridiculously easy birthday card! 

Card Sketch Challenge 546


You know what I love about Card Sketch Challenges? Well, obviously everything, but mostly that they provide me a template to use so I don't have to come up with an idea from scratch and can just operate within guidelines and parameters because my brain is absolutely structured for structure. 

This week's Sketch Challenge on Split Coast Stampers featured this design: 



Read on to see my interpretation of the sketch!