Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday randomness

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend!

I wanted to say a special thank you to all the veterans out there that have fought and fight every day to make this country a safe and wonderful place to live. Thank you dad for serving in the Navy years ago and for telling me amazing stories of heroes in action. I am forever amazed by their courage.

Moving randomness that has me smiling this Monday.

First on my list - washi tape. I know it has been all the rage for a while, but I just hopped on the bandwagon and will most likely never hop off.
The ones on the left are from The Washi Shop on Etsy and the 2 on the right are from Michael's. Michael's now has a whole wall of it made by the Recollections brand (although they call it craft tape). There are so many great patterns and colors to choose from...makes me smile.

I am already putting it to great use :)

Next up, I got my craft of over the weekend and made some vintage ornaments inspired by the plaques and boxes that my guru Cassie made last week :)

Poor little vintage Golden Book. Didn't even see my scissors coming ;)

These were a huge hit with my friends when I posted a pic on Instagram (I'm arichardson79 on Instagram if you want to follow along) so I am considering this batch "SOLD." This is not a bad problem to have. I ordered another copy of the book on Etsy and bought the rest of the stock of paper machier ornaments at Michael's so I will be making a second batch soon. My sis-in-law and I will be doing a craft fair together in December, so hopefully I will have some to bring with me there :)

Last but CERTAINLY not least - I got some HAPPY HaPpY mail on Saturday.
For some reason, I was having a hard time finding this HaPpY magazine here in SoCal. Why is it so happy you ask?? I am very proud of my sweet friend Andi of Natalily Designs and Jane of All Crafts!! Take a look at the awesomeness!!! (btw - I demanded the autograph)
Um. yeah. Better Homes and Gardens. Andi. She MADE those awesome Christmas bulb ornaments.
-Andi Morris, Superstar!

There's even a tutorial for all of us DIY'ers :)
Seriously, I could not be more proud of my sweet friend. Such awesomeness, huh!!? YAY Andi!

So, that's it, my randomness for ya :)
I hope you all have a fabulous week!!


  1. Love love love your ornaments!!!!!! I need to get on the wasabi tape, it's super cute!!

  2. the ornaments are adorable and that is some awesome guru you have. ;) and yay for publication for andi! woo hoo! we knew her when....
    and love your washi tape on your packaging!!! cute.
    and love you. the end.

  3. Very cute ornaments! I'm not surprised they're already sold.:) also congrats on the tt&j feature of your wreath!

  4. Andi IS a Superstar! I LOVE those ornaments and I LOVE those little Vintage Book Boxes! You rock, my friend!!!

  5. So awesome!! Andi is famous (even though she already was famous in our eyes ;) ). So awesome! Love your ornaments. Love your tape. Love - YOU! xo

  6. I'm a superstar in my own mind...and I'm big in Japan lol. Thanks sweet friend for the shout out! You know I love the ornaments because I am gonna steal them :) And washi tape has yet to enter my life...I am becoming weaker by the second haha...

  7. I want a MILLION of your vintage ornaments!!!!! So dang cute!!! xoxoxo


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