Thursday, April 30, 2009

Freebie Friday! May Basket

May Day was an important day for me growing up. Unlike warmer parts of the country, this was to me the first day of spring in Minnesota.

I remember countless years planting little flowers in small baskets and delivering them to the neighbor kids. We dropped them off, rang the doorbell and ran to hide, waiting for them to come find us.

My kids do the same thing today, but the flowers have turned into candy. So, I've created this sweet little 3" square printable basket template to hold the May Day goodies. Simply click on the link below and print. Hope you enjoy!

Happy May Day!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Creative Curse

For as long as I can remember, I have had the urge to create. I credit this to my genes, especially my dad's and his side of the family. Some might call it a gift. I call it a curse.

This "creative curse" keeps me up at night, causes me frequent frustration, gives me great satisfaction at times, and once in a while, it gives me jump-up-in-the-air excitement. So here's what I'm so pumped about:

I've been striving to produce a paper product that will:
1. Be environmentally friendly
2. Be inexpensive
3. Be a thoughtful, lasting way to acknowledge an occasion
4. Be beautiful

I've finally met all of those criteria with the "Three-in-One" Greeting. It's an envelope, card and little gift all in one. Through simple folding, all of these can be created from one sheet of 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

1. Eco-friendly - check.
2. Priced at $4.00 in my Etsy shop. Affordable - check.
3. Provides a handwritten greeting that will last longer that the day it's received.

4. Lovely quality and design make a beautiful standing piece of art that could even be framed.

My 7 year old seems to have the same creative gene that I do. He recently asked me what it's like to be a graphic artist. I told him it's a lot of fun, which is true. He'll find out later about the curse.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Freebie Friday! Printable Pinwheel

Spring is here! (I think.) Have fun with these printable pinwheels in the windy outdoors.

Simply download, print and follow the instructions to create your own little pinwheel.

Enjoy the season!

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