1000th post giveaway!

giveawayIt’s crazy to think that we’ve made it this far. When I started this journey, 1000 posts seemed so far off in the distance, a far-off goal that wasn’t even worth thinking about. But we did it and are so grateful to you all, my sweet readers, for helping me get this far. Because, honestly, if it wasn’t for you, we really wouldn’t be here today.

So to say “thank you”, how about a little giveaway?!

I have two prizes to give away to two lucky readers!

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One reader will win a beautiful monogrammed pillow cover from my talented mother-in-law’s shop, Do Wah Diddies, plus an 8×10 custom house print from my shop, paper+palette!

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And, because everyone loves Target, another reader will win a $50 Target gift card!

There are lots of ways to enter–Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends in a week. Due to shipping costs, open to US only. Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to get back to me before another winner is chosen.

    


getting creative with graphicstock {and a giveaway!}

 Thank you to GraphicStock for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to unlock the unlimited image possibilities!

As you all well know by now, I am a crafty being at heart. A little less know fact, perhaps, is that I love online sites and tools that inspire and nurture my creativity…Pinterest, design seeds, craft gawker…all help make it a little easier for me to be my most creative self. Today, I want to share one other site with you all that I love…GraphicStock! GraphicStock is an affordable, subscription-based stock media site that gives you unlimited access to stock graphics, vectors, infographics and more (over 250,000 images at last count)! On my GraphicStock homepage, here is a screenshot of some of the images recommended to me…

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GraphicStock is offering a free 7 day trial, so you can access images for your business, Summer get together, or crafty lifestyle. But before we get into the details, I wanted to share something I created with one of my GraphicStock downloads…

hello spring frame

Cute, right? I started at GraphicStock and searched for “wreaths.” Here’s a screenshot of the one I chose…

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I opened it up in Photoshop Elements, opened a new 8×10 document, and dragged the wreath onto the page…

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I then typed in my text and added a gold overlay, though that is completely optional…I think any of the colors in the wreath would be great for the text as well!

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And that’s it! An easy project that’ll add a fun dose of spring to my home decor.

Ready to get your creativity rolling? Here’s a few more facts about GraphicStock’s simple, unrestricted licensing…

• Everything is 100% royalty-free
• Unrestricted usage rights for personal or commercial projects
• Keep what you download and maintain usage rights forever
• Start a 7 day free trial – Download up to 140 grahpics from the library during your trial
• Automatically rolls into monthly plan after the trial ends, so don’t forget to set a reminder to cancel your membership after the 7 days if you don’t want to continue

And we have a giveaway!

One lucky reader who signs up for the 7-day free trial will be selected to win a free 1-year account with GraphicStock. To qualify, please…

1. Sign up for the 7-day free trial
2. Visit GraphicStock website and locate an image they would like to use on a project of your own
3. Comment on this post, sharing a link to the image that you would base your project around if you won the 1-year account (a $588 value)!

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Good Luck!

    


living room gallery wall + canvaspop giveaway

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Friends-this post has been a long time coming. The wall you’re looking at has been blank since we moved into this house–8 years ago this August.

What makes it tricky is 1) it’s huge, and 2) it’s both the staircase wall and overlooks our living room. Here’s the before that I posted on Facebook last week…

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I got some great ideas from friends such as add wallpaper, stencil it or hang vintage window panes. I also was crushing on these window pane mirrors from Target. And while I love the idea of stenciling or wallpapering, I needed something I could change quickly as the mood strikes (as it often does).

Enter Canvaspop, creator of awesome, high-quality wrapped canvas pieces, photo mosaics, and more. Canvaspop sent me this amazing canvas print, and, just like that, the gallery wall started to come together.

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wrapped canvas

I found this inexpensive set of white frames, added a few art prints from my Etsy shop, some decorative mirrors and all the elements were in place. I cut templates for each frame/canvas, taped them to the wall, and started hammering in nails.

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I liked the idea of keeping all the frames white, but adding in lots of color with the photographs.

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Have a wall in your home that you’d like to add some life to? Canvaspop has generously agreed to give one burlap+blue readers a free 16×20 canvas with a .75″ deep wrap (an $80 value)!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

US and Canada only. Cannot be combined with other promotions. If you wish to order a larger sized canvas, the winner will be able to use the code to take $80 off your order. Winner will have 48 hours to get back to me. Good Luck!