Washi Tape Cards

Hello friends! Do you ever have those moments when you just need a simple notecard? I know I do! Sometimes I really don’t want to get out a bunch of supplies to make a few cards. Most of the time this happens when my house is a mess already and I risk loosing my favorite supplies amidst the chaos. My solution… Pick my favorite crafty supply at the moment and get to making some cards. This week I chose washi tape. If you haven’t run into washi tape or paper tape you need to make a date to go to your favorite craft store and get some. (For more info google “washi tape” and explore the images it brings up!)

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I bought my first set from Target of all places and now have a new set by My Mind’s Eye which I used for the project below. I think it’s fair to say washi tape and bakers twine are at the top of my list for favorite crafty supplies.

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I really love the simplicity and charm these little cards have. Drop me a line and tell me about your favorite cards! I look forward to hearing from you!

Knock, Knock

Hello friends!!! How is your week faring? Ours is busy and good all at the same time. It seems like graduation season changes in intensity every year. We’ve been really enjoying celebrating the seniors in our lives this month. One thing that is big in our house is knock, knock jokes. Dinner time can turn into laughing time with a well placed knock, knock joke. My four year old doesn’t quite get the point of jokes so they spin out of control and become funny just because she thinks its so funny. Rewind to last week and our bathtub drain was hopelessly clogged. We tried many DIY fixes with no luck so we called our favorite handyman. He came down and fixed it and we now have a freely flowing drain. Our handyman is so wonderful and didn’t charge us for the fix. In thinking about how to suitably thank him a knock, knock joke came to mind and this card was born. It is entirely possible that I’m crazy but I think it’s pretty clever. Enjoy!

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Early June Birthday

Hello friends!  This month seems to be flying by.  If you haven’t heard by now my family is planning a big move to Chicago this fall.  A mere one and a half months away… Yikes!  As a pastor’s family we have a lot of goodbyes to say and people to connect with before we leave.  Leaving a church is different than leaving a “regular” job.  There are so many relationships and people involved in a church and that makes leaving a very delicate task.  One of the amazing people that is helping us through this transition is my husband’s partner in crime, Ruby.  Her birthday falls in early June.  In fact, when we found out that our son’s due date was June 3rd she, and a few others, began campaigning for him to be born on their birthday.  It didn’t really work, he was born May 29th but it was fun anyway.  As I was looking for light bulb images for the graduation cards I came across this lovely set of pendent lamps.  I love their vintage feel.  Here is how the final card turned out.  Enjoy!

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Dad’s Birthday Card

Hello friends!  The month of May brings with it four family birthdays.  First is our cousin, Alana then my father-in-law, Brian, followed by my husband, Jeff, and last but certainly not least is my son, Finn.  Today I wanted to share with you the card I made for my father-in-law.  I wouldn’t be the first and am certainly not the last to say that gifts for the head of my husbands family are kind of hard to think of.  He’s so blasted content with life and family that when asked he kind of shrugs his shoulders and says “oh, I don’t know…”  I love the conundrum though.  To be so content with life you don’t really need or want anything more.  The best gift for him seems to be simply being with him as a family.  So, that’s what we do.  For some reason I decided to go with facial hair for his card this round.  Mustaches are everywhere these days and I’ve been looking for ways to use them and a card for my F-i-L seemed to fit the bill.  Enjoy!

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Hobby Lobby Overload

Hello friends!  We recently had a new Hobby Lobby open in our neck of the woods.  I had heard of Hobby Lobby but had never been to one until last week.  Oh-my-GOODNESS!!!  Where has this store been all my life.  It’s a good thing we are moving soon otherwise I might have to get a part-time job just to fund my addiction.  I did look to see if there were Hobby Lobby stores in Chicago and there are.  Thankfully they look to be quite a ways away from our new neighborhood so I’ll take that as a blessing in disguise.  Here is a little peak at what I would have been tempted with had I $200 in my pocket…

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Oh, this clock!  It has a cool vintage feel and is so unique.  I haven’t ever seen one like it.

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We are in sore need of clocks in our house.  The only visible clock is on the microwave and that’s around the corner so it’s not terribly convenient.  Again, it’s been a long time (if ever) that I’ve seen this kind of cool vintage pocket watch inspired wall clocks.

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It’s been about three years that I’ve been looking for a faceless clock.  What I want to with it is make my own numbers out of framed photos of my family and have the clock be the center of a sort of sprawling collection of photos.  Kind of a play on words marking the passage of time.  To date I have not been able to find the elusive clock in the US (lots of them in the UK funnily enough) until now.  Hee hee hee…  I believe this will be on my birthday list.  🙂

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And last but not least, a two foot metal princess crown.  My little girl would have fallen over herself to have this in her room.  I will be keeping this in mind for her new room.

There was lots and lots more to see but alas I did have a finite amount of time and a little boy who needed to run and play outside after three days of being sick.  So, have you been to Hobby Lobby?  What was your favorite find?

It’s Graduation Season!!!

Hello friends!  Whoo boy has it been awhile, eh?  Well graduation season is upon us and I’d like to share this year’s Hunter family contribution to the graduation card pile.  I took a spin around Pinterest to see if anyone was doing anything unique that didn’t involve the normal graduation fare and I found this lovely piece of inspiration.  Of course I liked this and this but light bulbs!  How fun is that?  So, I added my own twist and I REALLY love the final outcome.  Enjoy!!!

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