Crafting today: Paper and stitching


Wanted to share a few pics of my craft project that I'm working on over at {Inspire Lovely} the art class. This will be a page in my inspiration binder/album. 

Here's a peek:

Trying to download, straighten, crop, etc., the rest of my photos. Geez, that part takes forever, especially since most of my pics come out blurry when my hands shake :( I don't have a tripod that can move in an angle that I want it to. That angle is: straight down. So in the meantime, I'm on a chair or sofa standing and leaning over my work, trying to get exactly over, so I can shoot down. I know there is some fancy tripod or armature (whatchamacallit) for this type of photography. In the meantime my coffee shakes cause me to retake photos over and over. Hmmm...B&H Photo might have what I am looking for.


  1. I love to take pictures too!!
    Your images look beautiful, my friend!!! The colours of this work even match the colours of your blog. It seems to me you always try to reach perfection.
    Your coffee can wait!

  2. i love it!! Its absolutely gorgeous. I cant wait to start my pages!

    I also cant believe how expensive that wee printer is and i cant get it in the uk! damit!

  3. Hi Euphoria :) haha, yes the coffee can wait as I try to reach perfection...unless it's a Starbucks caramel macchiato, then I must drink it!
    Your comments always make me smile :)
    xo, Merissa.

  4. Claire, Hi!
    Thank you so much :) hope you are full of inspiration to create when you start your project. Crafting is so fun :)
    See you in class,
    xo, Merissa.

  5. your photos are beautiful. when do we get to see all of this? lovin' your style.

  6. Hi Jamie,
    Thank you :) I'm hoping to get more pics up soon. I'm kinda slacking, haha. I'll try to get something up in the next few days ;) xo

  7. paper stitching is one of the discoveries that i loved most these days. when i realized it works so well together i can't give a away a card without stitching on it. your design is adorable. love the's really fun.

  8. Hi Lou :) Paper stitching has become quite addicting and I really love the way it looks. I want to now stitch all my paper crafts :) I would really like a sewing machine. I've been doing it by hand, I like the way it looks, but it kinda strains my fingers. Glad you like the bunting :) it's made out of security envelope lining.

  9. I am so happy to have found your blog via Debee's class! What an absolute joy to browse your work and see what is inspiring you! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  10. Thank you Traveling Mama :) glad to have you :) Debee's class was awesome! I've learned so much. Have a wonderful weekend!


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