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1) I discovered the other day that the date stamp I had in my crafty toolbag only went to 2008, so it was obviously time for an upgrade. How embarrassing that I haven’t date-stamped any scrapbook pages since then. Enter this K&Company Smash date stamp – the price was right, it goes till 2022 (eep!), and those little phrases are a fun bonus. Also, I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks for craft companies that make things with this color green in them.

2) This outfit! I don’t know the true source of this picture, and if the girl featured is a blogger, but holy cow. I want to wear everything that she is wearing right NOW.

3) This Mad Men scrapbook layout from Vivian Masket – those shapes and images are perfect.

4) This Typewriter journal from Chronicle Books – there’s more to it than just the cute cover illustrations! Check out the inside pages. So cute.

5) And last but not least, this tulle skirt image from the Ouma Etsy shop. I spy mint. And peach. And more importantly, TULLE SKIRTS. I think Spring fever is hitting…

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Make | “Blue Without You” Card

"Blue Without You" Card | Blackbird Darlin

Oh look, you found me! Let’s get the party started then shall we?

I scooped up these blue felt ornaments at Target when they went into the 90% off bin after Christmas. A pack of three cost me .10 and I now regret not buying more. DANGIT. The border I did by hand with my Sakura Micron #05 black pen, an item I have been using for scrapbooking since the mid 90’s. My good ole Dymo Label Buddy also came out for this, I don’t think I will ever tire of it. Such a quick and easy title maker! Almost everything I make has some sort of Quickutz (or Lifestyle Crafts if you will) element on it, there’s no exception here…the inside portion of the QuicKutz Disco alphabet fit in nicely for the “Blue” part.

Sidenote: the inspiration for this card came from being mopey about Manfriend being away for a week and listening to The National all day. I’m somewhat amazed at what that combo did to me, right brain-wise.


Card dimensions: 4 3/4″ x 6.5″
Supply list
: Disco font (Quickutz), Dymo labelmaker, jewel brad, felt heart ornament from Target, Bazzill cardstock

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