Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Busy As A Bee!

Please excuse my absence here today! I've had quite a busy week. Lots of freelance projects going on right now. I thought I'd share with you a little sneak peek of my latest project for My Own Labels. I've been working on a little photoshoot today for an "Alice in Wonderland" inspired tea party!
I'm going to love going home today and have James ask me, "How was work today?" and I can say, "Well, first I hot-glued googley eyes to some cute gerber daisies and then I made cupcakes!" Not bad for a day's work, I must say :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Art Love: Sebastiaan Bremer

I'm loving the work of Sebastiaan Bremer- born in Amsterdam in 1970. His combination of photographs, acrylics and ink is just beautiful. Check out more of his work on his website.






Monday, April 25, 2011

Taurus

I know I'm a little late on posting this, but last week I was so crazy busy. I haven't had time to sit down with my journal and watercolors until yesterday. The first day of Taurus was last Wednesday (April 20- May 20).

Taurus has an earth element. Those of you born under Taurus are quiet, affectionate, patient, stable, determined and practical. Your ruling planet is Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty and the arts.

Famous Taurus:
Ann-Margret
Fred Astaire
Irving Berlin
Carol Burnett
Cher
Bing Crosby
Sigmund Freud
Al Pacino
William Shakespeare
Barbra Steisand
Shirley Temple
Leonardo da Vinci

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May Ad Trade?

Well, May is almost here and I just wanted say thanks to those who did the free ad trade with me for April. I'd love to do it again for the month of May with whoever is interested! 

If you are a fellow free spirit and share the same love for handmade, fashion, vintage, art, crafts, etc- then lets support each other! If you're interested, leave me a comment or email me at: campsmartypants@yahoo.com

Ad sizes should be 160px wide. Email me your button + link. You can find my buttons on my Badges page. Just copy and past the link provided.

Need help creating an ad? No problem! I happen to be a graphic designer too and would love to help! This month I designed new headers and buttons for a few blog friends and it was so fun! Email me for more details if you're interested!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I thought I'd share this cute photo of my sister and I.
(I'm the one eating the egg!)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Weekend

I have been so incredibly busy this week, I was up late last night determined to dye some Easter eggs. I wish I had time to do something more crafty/creative with them, but I'm still pretty happy with my bright color eggs. What plans do you have for Easter weekend? 

If you're in the Portland area, I will be at the Lewis Garden Fair on Saturday. This will be my first craft show of the year. I've been busy finishing up some brand new products just in time for this show! Come by and support Lewis Elementary and say hello.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Little Messy La

Last week I had the pleasure of designing a new header and blog button for Little Messy La. It was so much fun to make I thought I'd share it with you all. La lives in the UK and makes the cutest crafty cards and gifts. Visit her blog and shop and say hello!

I Love the Beach!

Good morning! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I thought I'd share with you some photos from my mini-vacation last week. My boyfriend James and I snuck off to my grandparent's beach cabin in Pacific City, Oregon late last Sunday night. It was so nice to get away for a few days! The sun even came out for us and we spent our first morning sitting at a picnic table outside, sipping champagne cocktails, and enjoying what I like to call a "Breakfast Board." It was amazingly delicious and we soaked up as much sun as possible.
 One of our favorite meals to make is a antipasti & charcuterie plate (we love munching on delicious snacky things). We went all out for this "Breakfast Board" which consisted of salami, potatoes, bacon jam, soft cheese, hard-boiled eggs, french bread, dilly beans, cherry tomatoes, olives, and homemade sauerkraut. We also had dijon mustard and ketchup (for the salami and potatoes) and homemade apple butter (for the soft cheese). It was so so good! The bacon jam, dilly beans, and apple butter were all homemade by my friend Lindsay of A Wooden Nest and the sauerkraut was homemade by our friend Mike! Thanks friends!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Free Spirit Friday


♥ Link Love:
• I love Friends of Type.
• The prettiest pencil shoes.
• I would love to have this.
• Have you entered my giveaway yet? You have until tomorrow at noon!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Crafty Tutorial: How to make a Sit-Upon

Some of you may remember me mentioning I was working on a camp-theme craft tutorial for Artsy Chaos' Camping and Nature Art Event. Well I finished it last weekend and it's up on their blog now!

In case you were wondering what a Sit-upon is exactly, I can tell you making one is a Girl Scout tradition and an essential tool in camping and other outdoor activities. A sit-upon is a homemade waterproof cushion. They are super easy to make and great to have whenever you find yourself needing to sit on the bare ground.

CLICK HERE to see my full tutorial!




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