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Entries in Printable (19)


lovely bundle {olympic games}

A little inspiration to usher in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games! Festivities begin 3pm CST. Do you have fun plans for this weekend? Are you planning any Olympic celebrations?

Enjoy your weekend!

Image Sources: 1. Mammoth & Company (via Pinterest) // 2. You Are My Fave // 3. Tinyme // 4. Edward McGowan (via Pinterest) // 5. You Are My Fave //


lovely bundle {usa printables}

I found a few free printables for your patriotic decorating. Enjoy the weekend! And all the best as you plan for the midweek holiday!

Art Sources: 1. Eighteen25 (via Pinterest) // 2. Madigan Made (via Pinterest) //


lovely bundle {father's day printable}

Adorable printable paper downloads for Father's Day, in case you need a last minute packaging solution.

Any fun plans this weekend? I hope to visit this epic flea market in Illinois (it's huge!) and maybe another outdoor movie night. Have a great one, friends!

Image Sources: 1. Gift Tags by The Graphics Fairy // 2. Tie Printable by Ruban Collectif for The Sweetest Occasion // 3. BBQ Tags by Jordan of Polkadot Prints for Design Mom // 4. Giftboxes by Papercrave (via FFFFound) //


triple crown race *free printables*

It's geek confession time.

I absolutely adore horses. Growing up I actually competed in various equine events until age 20ish. Now that I'm a city girl, it's been 5+ years since even a trail ride. Some days I sorely miss spending time with a 1200lb pet. But enough background info on why this post makes me giddy.

Some may not know that this Saturday is the Belmont Stakes. While this could be just another horse race, it could also be the most exciting moment in the horse world since 1978. BECAUSE we could watch a horse (I'll Have Another) win the Triple Crown, being the first in over 30 years! The Triple Crown is given to a horse that wins three specific races, only in 11 history have won while 21 have come close with 2 out of 3.

So I'm having a party! Above are wands I made for each of the race contenders.

Below is a betting card with the name and odds of each horse, and then a token with racings emblems. I plan to put these in a bowl and have guests each draw a horse to cheer on with their wand! If we're feeling brazen, we may all put in $1 with the pot going to the winner.

Should you want to HAVE YOUR OWN PARTY, fear not. You may download the party invitation + circle icons here, and the betting card + tokens here. I hope you do! AND if you want to email an invite (since this is short notice) you can select the graphic below and then paste it into an email. Super easy.

Anyone else plan to wear purple and cheer on I'll Have Another?!


notable: photography concentrate

I've had this inspirational print tucked away for a while, and today seems fitting. Last weekend I photographed senior portraits, and not only that they are seniors about to foster out of the system. I RARELY take portraits and it's such a different experience. It was more than a pleasure to glimpse into these young lives for a few hours, and I think this quote by an original photojournalist gangster captures it perfectly (as she always did).

Any of my readers portrait photographers? What do you love most?

Featured Artist: Photography Concentrate, print available for FREE DOWNLOAD (via Pinterest)


lovely bundle {love letters}

Looking for this year's DIY round-up and they all happen to be love letters, with a few arrows thrown in.

Need more inspiration? I have last year's crafty Valentine round-up posts here and here.

Image Sources: 1 DIY by Amy Moss for Once Wed // 2 DIY by CAKE for One Charming Party // 3 DIY by Lovely Indeed for Sweetest Occasion // 4 Two Shades of Pink (via eighteen25) 5 The Dating Divas (via Sweetest Occasion) //


notable: emily ley

Today needs a little whimsy and soft blue. Thanks to Emily Ley for just that. And to boot, she even made you a FREE printable for your nursery or office wall. Simply lovely.

Poster Source: Emily Ley (via Inspired Kara)


compliment bunting

Posting has been a bit sporadic lately, but I'm hoping my mental stablility will return to normal soon. :) April is over, and I am ready for the showers to pass and May flowers to emerge. To end the week, I think this compliment bunting from Jessica at How About Orange is a perfect fit. A great idea to brighten up a coworkers day, or let your spouse know they are your favorite. Free download here.

Have a super great weekend!!!


happy easter peeps!

Another little something for you! These images are a sneak peek of a project I am working on (an Easter brunch). This invite includes some tasty treats, although not the best to photograph. Peeps are kinda deformed...like every single one of them.

So I made the invite into a fun printable if you want to give out an Easter card! I hope you enjoy!


notable: shine pdf download

Special quote for you today—that is a free download! Wanted to play around with a new font, Parfait. So I made you this little poster. I hope you enjoy!

{Feel free to share, but please link back to this post instead of directly to the download}