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Love | Sunday Song #2

My musical tastes the past couple weeks have been a bit crunchier than usual. (Most likely due to the gotta get shit done mode I’ve been in that needs a little more energy behind it) I’ve only recently come across Courtney Barnett, but OH MAN. I’ve been devouring her last album – though it’s overall less rowdy than this new song – and dying for more from her release next month.

And on a completely different note not related to this song…is anyone else going to watch the Grammys? It’s really the only awards show I watch, and I’m rooting for some T. Swift and Black Keys wins. (Even though I don’t really enjoy “Turn Blue” as a whole, Dan Auerbach is my dream husband so I should be supportive)

(Song Link)

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Love | Sunday Song – #1

You know, sometimes I just want to post about something here that doesn’t involve me attempting numerous photos and edits of something. Gray Seattle daylight, though I love it dearly, can be a bit frustrating to work with. Eesh.

So, I’m thinking I’ll occasionally post here about my other realm of dorkdom. (Music, yar!) I know you’re really here for paper though, so I promise it won’t be all the time. I just can’t help myself.

I saw Junius Meyvant a few months ago at a show here pairing Icelandic artists with Seattle ones. He performed this gorgeous song with the Seattle Rock Orchestra, and I just fell allllll over in love. There’s no album yet, so I just stalk his website for updates and repeat this song eighty hundred times instead…

(Song Link)

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Love | Four Favorites

Four Favorites | Blackbird Darlin

Okay, YES, three of my picks from CHA are all from Crate Paper, which should be no surprise if you’ve read this blog for longer than five minutes. I’m going to include a few extra releases this time though, just because!

1) Craft Market is all perfection in my eyes, but those wood veneer hoops?! Love.

2) I can’t resist a good travel line, so it should be no surprise that the Journey release is high on my list – and the gold foil states…yes please

3) Maggie Holmes new Confetti line makes me wish most of the birthdays I have or attend didn’t take place in bars. So much pretty!

4) I’m loving some of the pieces from Simple Stories new “I Am” line, but what really got me excited were their new vertical 4×6 pocket pages – I can’t wait to start mixing these in with my other protectors

More Favorites:

Clearly Kelly stamps – especially the alphabets and the bad day set (which there is no picture of for some reason) :/

Shimelle’s True Stories line – love the 4×4 cards and that lightbulb paper!

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Love | Four Favorites

Four Favorites | Blackbird Darlin

Okay, so about my absence. I had a crazy work/travel stint, and honestly just had no energy to blog during (uh, or after) that. I’ve been spending time out and about at home lately, and finally feeling like a normal person, so TA DA! I know it’s bad in the blogging world to not post regularly, but my real life just had to take priority for a bit there.

So without further ado…

1) Excuse me while I CRAZY FREAK THE HECK OUT over Crate Paper again. Open Book might just win All Time Favorite Scrapbook Collection ever for me. Maggie Holmes…girl, I am your ideal customer for sure.

2) I’ve startled dabbling more with spray mists in my latest attempt at an art journal…these mini versions from Heidi Swapp are high on my want list right now

3) After the release of Gatsby last year, I was really hoping to see a bunch of 20’s/Art Deco scrapbook product, but found myself a bit disappointed. The Aurora collection from Basic Grey looks to (finally) fill that want…the Art Deco feel and the colors of this collection are so gorgeous!

4) This washi tape that I found on Etsy is already a basic on my desk. It’s glittery (the gold is PERFECT), but it doesn’t feel or act at all like glitter. AKA, shedding all over everything. Looooooove!

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Love | Four Favorites

Four Favorites | Blackbird Darlin

Okay, how do I even handle the scrapbook releases lately?! I feel like this post should actually be “Four Hundred And Thirty Thousand Favorites.” Time to get penny pinching and stash busting, pronto.

1) Oh man. The Notes and Things collection from Crate Paper. Yes, yes, all of it, yes. Especially these journaling cards. (Square corners, YAY)

2) At long last, Shimelle Laine’s collection from American Crafts has a release date AND photos! So in love with these die-cuts…in addition to the cork stickers, papers, tape dispenser, etc…

3) I think Fancy Pants totally killed it with their recent Burlap and Bouquets release. Such a gorgeous collection, makes me want every piece!

4) I’m so loving these chipboard elements from the My Mind’s Eye Just Sayin’ release. (Especially the “feelin fancy” and “everyday is a special occasion” sentiments)

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