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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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Love | Four Favorites

Four Favorites | Blackbird Darlin

1) It’s finally heeeere! The Public Library collection by October Afternoon has been high on my wishlist for….uhh…forever now. The 8×8 paper pad and word stickers arrived at my door the other day, so I can vouch for its existence and beautifulness.

2) I love that “Much Ado About Nothing” was the title chosen for the library card cover of this Kate Spade small notepad

3) I was browsing stuff over at Modcloth a ways back, and came across this note card set by Chronicle Books featuring reproductions from the card catalog of the Library of Congress. Love! (Note that the box is not actual wood, just cardboard made to look like it)

4) There’s a lot of cute book plates out there, but I love the idea of using a custom stamp so much better. This one by Ampersandity is pretty perfect.

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Love | Four Favorites

Four Favorites | Blackbird Darlin

I’m blaming my recent trip to Barbados for being drawn to bright, beautiful, color lately! Here’s a few things in the paper crafty world that have got my attention:

1) Oooooo, just look at those pretty greens in this watercolor set from Loew Cornell!

2) Pretty rolls of washi tape from Pokemon Garden on Etsy…and I love that the design is more arrow than chevron (I’m a bit weary of chevrons at this point, oy)

3) These Days of the Week sticky notes from Knock Knock are meant for the office, but I think they’d be great for journaling spots in a Project Life style page or layout.

4) In love with this sheet of paper from the Good Day Sunshine collection by Simple Stories…those images are so cute!

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