Friday, January 25, 2013

Ribbons Ribbons Everywhere . . .

 We get lots of requests for our crinkled ribbons. So . . . we now carry them by the yard! We currently have over 10 colors available which will vary by season. 
We invite you to stop by and see them and all of our new items!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Valentine Card Tutorial

I love Valentine's Day. It is one of my favorite holidays. I usually do lots of baking and pack up fancy little boxes with cookies, cupcakes and other goodies and we hand deliver them to the kids teachers, family and friends.  I'll have to share this years treats with you when the time comes!

Another favorite thing is to make our own cards. Here is a quick project for 
Painted Valentine Cards 
 that is fun & kid friendly! 

Gather Your Supplies
  • Blank note cards or card stock
  • A variety of craft paints
  • A sponge brush, piece of sponge or old cloth
  •  Embellishments (doilies, ribbons, printed greetings, pictures, etc)  
 Simply squeeze a variety of paints on your plate and begin dabbing your sponge into several colors at once. Be sure to sponge off any excess onto a paper towel before stamping unless you prefer a heavier handed look. 

Dab paint onto one side of your blank card in no particular pattern. Adding bits of color and layering as you go! 
 Lay on newspaper and allow to completely dry. Mine took around 20-30 minutes. Then begin embellishing with your favorite goodies! 

It's also fun to paint gift tags as well! 
 If you prefer to let us do the work we have a variety of painted tags and cards available on our site and more are coming later this week! 
Have fun creating!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Cozy & Warm

 It has been so cold here! Cold for Southern California anyways. I have been tucked away working on Valentines and sipping tea the past few days, just trying to stay warm!
Evangeline has also been helping out in between bowls of hot chicken soup! 
Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Ribbons and Roses

 We have some beautiful new stamped ribbons just in time for your Valentine's Day projects! Be sure to stop by and check them out!

 We also have a few new lavender sachets!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

My Funny Valentine

 A new year and I finally got around to updating my poor neglected blog. I have been quite busy with my little one and working on a new plan for the business. I am really excited to begin taking things in a bit of a new direction which will allow me more time to spend with my family and still get to create when the mood strikes. As you'll see below I have been making a few Valentine's treats for the site. These will be up soon and l will give you more details about the upcoming changes to Noelle Garrett Designs in future posts!

Happy Belated New Year!