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Crafty & Colorful Trolls Birthday Party Ideas

I just found out there’s a new Trolls movie coming out in April. ✨ Which means there are going to be lots of little movie fans that want it for their birthday theme! So…. it feels like a good time to *finally* share my daughter’s Trolls birthday party from a few years ago, in case you’re on...

Cricut Crafts: Mod Winter Trees Centerpiece

If you appreciate a modern twist on holiday decor like me, I hope you’ll LOVE these DIY Mod Winter Trees! ❤️ I’ve seen a lot of the circular cone shaped paper trees (and love those too) but wanted to create something a little bit different for you here. This version features angled trees a...

Champagne Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

Earlier this week I shared a New Year’s Eve inspired Bubbly Station featuring lots of *high-impact-yet-totally-doable* creative ideas. (I just couldn’t find a one-word adjective that said all that.) Anyways, while champagne bars are fun for New Year’s Eve… so are crafted cocktails and s...

How to Style a “Midnight Sparkle” Bubbly Bar

Cheers to New Year’s Eve! I know that LOTS of us are fans of the bubbly year-round, but if there was ever a “perfect excuse” for champagne, this is it. And this “Midnight Sparkle” inspired Bubbly Bar happens to be the perfect excuse to turn things up for your NYE celebration! Champagne b...

HWTM for Cricut: My Design Inspiration Boards

Hi there… I’d love your feedback on this! This year, for the first time, I designed 4 holiday collections for Cricut. (By “collections” I mean patterned card stock, vinyl, and iron-on materials.) There are 12 different patterns in each collection, and 48 total. Can you please let me...

7 Modern Kitty Cat Birthday Party Ideas

Calling all cat lovers! This one’s for you. These playful Kitty Cat Party Ideas are part of a project I designed for Fisher-Price, and it’s seriously one of my all-time favorites.  I just love the modern simplicity of it all… especially the CAKE! Everything here is super easy to recreate – wit...

DIY Flamingo Party Favor Bag

These DIY Flamingo Favor Bags will add some crafty cuteness to any flamingo party! You can also just make one at a time to use as a thoughtful gift bag for your favorite flamingo fan. The unique thing about this project is that it utilizes a wooden spoon for the flamingo’s head and neck, and a ...

KISS-mas Tree Holiday Gifts + Free Printable

I shared a Chocolate Santa Hat gift tutorial a while back that got a lot of love from you guys – so thank you for that! This new “KISS-mas” tree project is similar to the Santa Hats idea, and I hope you love this one too. It uses the same cone-shaped clear treat bags and KISSES, plus a few c...

Cricut Crafts: Nutcracker + Holiday Mode Designs

It may still be mid-November, but my new Design Space projects will have you *crushin it* with the *holiday mode* STAT. Both of these designs (Nutcracker and Holiday Mode) coordinate with the Mod & Merry paper, vinyl, and iron-on collection that I created for Cricut this ...

Cricut Crafts: Mod Winter Placemats & Table Runner

If you love non-traditional holiday colors and retro modern flair, this Cricut project is for you! I had a few goals in mind when designing these Winter Holiday Placemats and matching table runner: Versatility – There’s a nod to winter sparkle here, but the shapes and layout of this project...

Cricut Crafts: Winter Forest Animal Candles

Animals seem to find their way into the majority of my creative projects… and these DIY forest-inspired holiday candles are no exception! This Winter Forest Animal Candles Trio is the 2nd project I created for Cricut Design Space this season. They coordinate with my HWTM Flannel and Frost materi...

Cricut Crafts: Gemstone Favor Boxes

Hey there! I’m so excited to share this Gemstone Favor Box Cricut craft with you guys. This is the first of several projects that I recently designed for the Cricut Design Space platform, and it’s an easy and versatile craft. The Cricut does all the cutting and scoring for you – you’ll just ne...
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist: http://bit.ly/2JsMlxa

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888 https://goo.gl/RvZ97V

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: https://gu.gg/2xPE44R … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: http://bit.ly/2GQArzJ