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Glorious Green

I know yesterday I ranted a bit about my disdain for St Patrick’s Day. But just because I refuse to wear green today, doesn’t mean I won’t wear it ever. In fact, I really don’t wear a whole lot of green. Here are some affordable finds in green and maybe it will inspire you and me to wear more of the color…

{Mossimo Supply Co. T-Shirt Dress, $18.00}

{Madden Girl Gummie, $39.95}

{Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, $2.04}

{Merona Solid Wrap, $12.99}

Have a fantastic day!

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Home Sweet Home

If you hadn’t figured it out yet, I’ve been absent the past five days. Well, I was in Pacific Grove, California with my friend visiting her family. We had an amazing time staying in her grandparents’ guest house (view pictured below), hanging around PG (daily visits to the Nestle Tollhouse Cafe were a must – yes, as in the chocolate chip company), enjoying a day trip to Carmel for amazing shopping and lunch at Clint Eastwood’s restaurant (Hog’s Breath Inn… more appetizing than it sounds, promise!), and spending time at the Santa Cruz boardwalk with an old friend. I’m glad to be home, but I know I’ll miss the late mornings and constant background noise of lapping waves over the next few days.

I didn’t do any crafting, but I was doing lots of brainstorming. So come back tomorrow, I’ll be announcing my new project.

Good night for now :)

{Pacific Grove, CA}

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Five, Six, Seven

Today was such a Monday. Here in Seattle, the weather was positively dreary, and that was very clear in the mood at school. Even my teachers seemed to be absolutely lazy, as we watched movies in half of my classes (not exaggerating). Needless to say, I was very much looking forward to coming home, grabbing one of the homemade chocolate chip cookies my mother made yesterday, a glass of milk, and sit down to the paper craft explosion that is currently engulfing half of the floor in my living room. Of course the mess is well worth it, and I had LOTS of cards (well, three) to make since I slacked over the weekend!

But I digress, how about I show you the cards!

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2/5 – Purple Ribbon Heart. I was thinking earlier today, why do all my cards have to be pink and red?! They don’t! So, this was me thinking outside of the box. Of course, you could do it in any color. I made a  Heart Template for you that is a replica of the one I use for all my heart-shaped crafts as of late.

What I did was cut out the heart (using the outer heart on the template), and then hole punched around the outside, doing an extra hole on one side. I did this so that when I wove the ribbon through, they came out of the same hole so I could tie the lovely bow! Then I stamped the “XO” in silver.

2/6 – Aren’t Shoe Lovely? Card. I had lots of fun shoe stamps, and stamped them on the white paper in red and pink ink. I glued on the pink piece of paper, then cut out my shoes and arranged them around the “Sole Mates!” stamp that I mounted onto red paper.

2/7 – Heart Garland. Another idea borrowed from Martha :) This one is found here. I love the way they link together, it reminds me of those rings that magicians use and they “magically” connect and disconnect. I hope you know what I’m talking about, otherwise I sound crazy… Anyways, I only did three, just so you got an idea. You could use any color combination you want, this one just felt so classically Valentine’s Day to me. The garland isn’t a card in the traditional sense, however, you could write sweet little sayings or a little note along the edges and give it to your special someone!


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Headband #1

My first headband for Marie Frances & Co has been completed! The headband design is completely original on my part (yay for patterns cut from tissue paper!) while the flower piece is a combination of a few different ways I’ve learned to make them. This style is called, “The Alli,” and inspired by a friend of the same name. The thin headband is the perfect width for pushing your hair back when you need to, and the clip piece can be buttoned off the headband (as shown), and can be worn on a bracelet, necklace, bag, or a different headband! Here’s a few sneak peek photos… in a few weeks, I’ll be using the girls that the headbands are based off of in a photo shoot for the Etsy store :)

{ The Alli Headband }

{ The Alli Flower front }

{ The Alli Flower back }

All images and designs are property of Marie Frances & Company! If you are going to use these images, or ideas, or blog about them, please just shoot me an email at!

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Romans 5:6 – 11

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