Wow! My last post was a week ago. Every time that I wanted to post, I thought, “I can’t today, but I definitely will do a post tomorrow” and “tomorrow” never happened. Now here we are a week later with no posts at all.
What happened? Life happened.
My husband has been out of the country, so we’ve prepared for his trip this past week.
Yesterday (Friday) was a snow day, so my children were home with me all day and this coming Monday is a holiday (Family Day) and my children will be home with me as well. I find it hard being creative or blogging while my three kids who under the age of 7 are running amok.
Do you find it hard to do certain things with your kids around?
The weekend is upon us and I plan to get as many Valentine’s Day cards done for my three children this weekend so that I’m not in a rush next week while my husband is away. If you plan to do the same thing, let me help you with today’s FREEBIE FRIDAY – Valentine’s Day Cards.
I whipped up 3 very simple and cute cards for you to choose from, or use all three, the more the merrier! Simply click, download and print as many as you need. Don’t forget to make some extra for neighbours and extended family. It is also a good idea to send some extras with your children
Freebie Friday – FREE printable Valentine’s Day Cards
You might be sick of hearing “Only _ days until Valentine’s Day”, but seriously, there’s not much time left. So, for today’s Wednesday Roundup, I present to you a small and simple collection of cute and funny Valentine’s Day cards from Etsy (Isn’t Etsy THE BEST?!). Some of them are even available for Instant Download for procrastinators like myself.
*Click on the images to see a bigger version and to see them in a gallery*
On this Sunday afternoon, it’s hard to find the time to blog. I have three children ages 6 and under, plus a husband who works nights 6 days a week (on most weeks). Adding to the chaos is laundry, dishes, school lunches, cleaning, cooking, my own full time job and the fact that I do not drive.
Some might think, “Why are you wasting your time online if you have so much to do?” and my answer would be that, for me, blogging and designing are my “me time” activities. While the kids are playing quietly, are at school and daycare or in bed, I try to squeeze in some time with the things that keep me, well, me!
What activities keep you, you? When do you find time to do activities that are just for you?
On that note, it’s time for SHOWCASE SUNDAY!
Have you heard about Spoonflower? I am in love with this website, although I do not spend enough time using it. I really should though, especially since I recently received a brand new sewing machine for Christmas.
Spoonflower is a wonderful site to purchase wallpaper, wall decals, fabric and gift wrapping. You can browse other people’s designs or get in on the fun yourself and design your own!
In recent months I designed and printed beautiful personalized gift wrapping for a friend’s wedding gift. It was a big hit, and I felt awesome that I made the wedding couple feel happy.
Below is a pattern that I designed recently and should be available to buy in a few short weeks. Buy it as fabric and make some pillows or a cute baby onesie, or buy it as wallpaper for a playroom if you’re feeling adventurous! Don’t forget to visit my Spoonflower shop!
Spoonflower – Sweet Treats Pattern by Pop! Enterprises
Are you in charge of a baby shower? Are you responsible for paying for the shower? Well, today’s FREEBIE FRIDAY will definitely save you money! It’s a beautiful Baby Shower Invitation that fits with almost any theme. All you have to do is download by clicking the image below and then printing as many as you need. You can use the back for the Baby Shower details.
If you don’t mind spending a bit of cash, check out the Pop! Etsy Shop for more Baby Shower Invitations.
A little bit of POP – FREE Baby Shower Invitation Printable
Inspiration can be hard to come by sometimes. The invention of the internet has made many things in life easier, including inspiration.
For me, there are a few bloggers, crafters, designers and paper people whom I follow regularly, but there are far too many to mention. Instead, here are 5 websites that I read on a daily basis for design inspiration. The first three websites are wonderfully curated and are where some of my favourite artists get featured so I can see many designs from many designers all in one place.
Keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme for this week’s Wednesday Roundup, below are some great gift ideas for the man in your life. Keep in mind, you know your man best. While my husband might enjoy the 3D Breast Book, your man might not; these are just suggestions.
If you missed our last Valentine’s Day Wednesday Roundup, check it out here
Wedding etiquette dictates that a bride and groom should spend $50 to $150 on each member of the bridal party. Since, I eloped, I didn’t have to worry about such a big expense. Did you give your bridal party gifts?
The trend as of late has been to give personalized gifts. Personalized gifts are a great way to show your bridal party how much it means to you that they are taking the time, money and energy to spend your special day with you.
If you visit my Society 6 shop, you’ll notice some great gift ideas for your bridal party. In the image below, I’ve been able to put my Bridesmaid design on a number of wonderful products such as mugs, t-shirts and electronic cases.
My personal favourite is the Bridesmaid tank tops. I could see a group of women wearing them as they go out on the town for a Bachelorette Party or for something to wear when getting their makeup and hair done.
I can customize any of the products from my Society 6 shop with your wedding colours and specific names for you and your bridal party (subject to time and availability). ENJOY!