Miss to Mrs Black and White Boho Party

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I’m so excited to share this “Miss to Mrs” party with you today! This party was designed as a last girls night before a wedding and was crazy fun to put together. I love that it’s using a boho party suite but modern colors and that there were SO many balloons. And cookies. Seriously guys, the best cookies.

Miss to Mrs Boho Black and White Party

Miss to Mrs Boho Black and White Party

If you’ve been following me on social media (if not… let’s be friends!) you were probably expecting me to post this today because I haven’t stopped talking about it. I am so thrilled to be a part of Modify Ink’s first 4 Parties, 1 Suite blogger challenge. What? Well, let me explain. Modify Ink is an awesome online platform where you can customize art and party suites and since you can customize them to your hearts content (colours, textures, words etc!) we were talking about how we could illustrate visually to the world how different this can make a party. I suggested we challenge bloggers to take the suite and make a party of their own, then put them all next to each other to show how different the parties using the same party suite could look AND they said yes! So anyways, I’m really excited to be a part of this- and it’s going to be a regular thing for them which is even more exciting. Now let’s check out my party!

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July Downloadable Tech Wallpapers

Happy Canada Day! If you’re a Canadian friend, I hope you’re celebrating with a relaxing day in the sun. Since it’s now July (what!? where did time go!?) it’s time for another set of free downloadable tech wallpapers! If you’re new to Lemon Thistle, every month, I create free technology backgrounds for you to download. I make each a quote version, a calendar version, and a monthly script version in each desktop, phone, and tablet sizes. You can take your pick! This month I got a little bit beachy with this water shot. Hopefully it’s not SO beachy that you’re wishing you were in some tropical place ;)

 

Free downloadable tech wallpapers! Quote, calendar, or script for desktop, tablet, or phone!

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DIY Vintage Map Triptych Art

Happy Monday, friends! I hope your weekend was as lovely (and maybe a little less sweltering) as mine. We celebrated some of our closest friends marriage, two of my nieces birthdays, and another good friends’ wedding shower. It was busy but it was such a treat to get to see so many people that we love this weekend. Now I’m kind of ready for a quiet week… and maybe for some rain because this girl needs a break from the heat!

DIY Vintage Maps Wall Hangings

Today I’m sharing a fun DIY artwork project with you. In partnership with Shaw TV I created these vintage map wall hangings. I love the way they turned out and although they were created to go in our basement when it’s finished, my hubby has insisted that they hang over our bed until they make the move downstairs. Have I ever mentioned how much he likes maps? These guys might look a bit complicated, but I promise they’re really easy to make. Like, how about I demonstrate how simple in a 3 minute video?

DIY Vintage Maps Wall Hangings

Free Printable Watercolor Wall Art

But wait! First… it’s a day full of wall art, I tell ya! I’m over at Remodelaholic for their Deck the Halls extravaganza sharing a free printable (large scale!) of my watercolor squares art that I created for my bathroom remodel! Pop over and check it out!
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One Printable, Six Ways

Hey guys , this is Varsha from designforsoul.com! Today I wanted to share with you some easy ideas for using digital prints. These days there are so many blogs and websites that offer free desktop downloads and printables for their readers including Colleen and myself. One of my favorite is this column by designlovefest. What I love the most is that it is a great way to promote upcoming artists. There are so many printables that I download and use them as my desktop wallpaper but then, tend to change them every week. But here are 6 simple ways on how you could reuse the same digital print. Trust me once you start thinking in this direction, I bet you can up with even more ideas!
If you like these prints, you can download them right here!

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Canada Day Ice Cream and Cupcake Wraps

DIY Canada Day Ice Cream and Cupcake Wraps- free template!

Canada Day is already next week you guys! In preparation, today I’m sharing these fun templates to make Canada Day ice cream cone wraps and cupcake (or in my case muffin!) wraps. I was browsing Like The Cheese the other day and spotted the ice cream wraps she made for the Fourth of July and loved how fun (and easy!) it is to dress up some simple treats. If you’re from the US, you should pop over there and check out her post!

DIY Canada Day Ice Cream and Cupcake Wraps- free template!

DIY Canada Day Ice Cream and Cupcake Wraps- free template!

You may have spotted my post on Today’s Creative Life earlier this week, where I made this fun ‘Heck Yes!’ vase. This was my first ever project with my new toy- the Cricut Explore (hurray!!), and today… this is my second! If you don’t have a cutting machine, that’s a-okay too. You can download the template and cut with a craft knife on a cutting mat (that’s what I would have done a month ago!).

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Canada Day ice cream and cupcake wraps:

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Book Baby Shower Bookmark Favours- Free Printable

28 Free Printable Bookmarks with quotes about reading- perfect shower favor or classroom / book club gift!

Friends! I am so excited to finally be bringing you today’s post. I made these bookmarks years ago… literally. And I posted them for you all as part of a Vintage Story Book Baby Shower last year. Then several of you asked me for the files but since I made these before I started blogging, I wanted to make sure that all the elements I used were legally okay to share! So I’ve checked and double checked and Gina from Digital Design Essentials was sweet enough to give the a-okay (she created all those gorgeous patterns!) and upload the free files to her site again so you can hop over there and get the whole Digitally Smitten design kit!

28 Free Printable Bookmarks with quotes about reading- perfect shower favor or classroom / book club gift!

These bookmarks would not only make a great gift for a story book baby shower guest, but they would make an awesome gift for classmates, teachers, book clubs, or anyone who loves reading. There are a total of 28 unique bookmark designs of 7 quotes about reading. I really love these guys and am still making use of two of them even after 2 and a half years. I printed mine on standard cardstock, but you could print them on gloss for a bit more durability or even get fancy and laminate them. Remember my dollar store laminating trick? That’d work too!Continue Reading…