{re-lime rewind} five fabulous friday freebies

This week in the holidays I’ll be revisiting popular and favourite posts as part of {re-lime rewind}. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.

{friday freebies} is always a very popular post. So for this, I’ve gone back through the year and picked out five posts based on their popularity by the stats.

thinking about love

I know Valentine’s Day is over, but still thinking about love around these parts {there’s a wedding anniversary coming up around these parts.

And today, I felt like playing with a little type and putting together a little print.

Share the love and get yours here.

* Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement.

mailing labels

So yesterday I mentioned I was putting together some snail mail packages for friends. As part of that I made up some pretty mailing labels for my packages.

This design fits the Avery DL4 {938106}  labels which have four to an A4 sheet. Or a plain sheet of sticker paper would also work. Or print to A4 paper and glue on.

Click here to download the pdf

For personal use only, print as many times are you like ~ feel free to share but link back to this post. Thanks.

birthday printable

We all know someone having a birthday at some point, and it wouldn’t be a Friday, or a bloggy birthday, without a printable and a little bit of Seuss love now, would it?

So here’s a print, a letter-sized pdf so it fits universally on all printers. Use it for someone special on their birthday, or print two to a page {an option in Acrobat} to make cards.

Get the “Your Day of all Days!” print here

chiming in with a bit of chevron

{frdiay freebie} chiming in with a bit of chevron

I know, it’s everywhere. And I might be a little late to the chevron party, not to mention the grey and yellow colour scheme. And this, in every chance, has been done.

But I can’t get these elements off my mind. Best get them out on paper, or screen.

You know what I mean.

One little notecard in a multiple of ways.

Four colours: grey and yellow, blue and green, pink and grey, pink and orange.

Two styles: for you or blank to write your own greeting.

All on on pdf. Just print what you need. You’ll need Acrobat Reader to view the file {see sidebar for link}. When printing, make sure you select scaling of none. Print, trim at the marks and fold and you are done.

So, over chervon or crazy about chevron?

Download the chevron notecards here

For personal use only. Feel free to share but link back to this post. Thanks.

things are getting a little spooky
{friday freebies} getting spooky

We don’t really do the Halloween thing here, although I think it can only be a matter of time ~ the increase in merchandise in Aussie stories and American TV shows means it is slowly creeping into our lives.

Some years we have even had trick or treaters come knocking on the door ~ only to leave quite disappointed I might add.

What intrigues me about Halloween is all the fun, crafty things the holiday brings. So today, a little spooky round-up of Halloween fun.

  1. Wrap up some chocolate bars with a printable from Living Locurto
  2. Dracula and skeleton decorations from Family Fun
  3. Fun toppers for treats from One Charming Party
  4. Owl invites for your Hallow’s Eve party from One Charming Party
  5. Spooky lunch bags from it is what it is

And pop over the to Creative Collective blog today ~ I posted about some cool Halloween fortune cookies.

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{re-lime rewind} my not-so creative space in 2011

This week in the holidays I’ll be revisiting popular and favourite posts as part of {re-lime rewind}. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.

Today, a quick peruse through the creative space archives, and I’ll admit, 2011 was not my most creative year. Although it was somewhat of a foundation year. Expanding camera types and techniques and picking up a few bits and pieces to spur creativity on. In 2012, I think I will aim to get more out of my creative space. If you look closely , you can see a bit of theme ~ interspersed with the lamentation of a lack of time: photography, paper and technology.

{creatve space} I made a book ~ introducing e{pulp}

i made a book

I made a book! Sort of. Actually, it’s an e-book, or iBook.

Yes, in times when I could have been a tad more productive, but no one was really paying any attention, I made a book.

Introducing the debut issue of e{pulp}, which suggests there might be an issue 2, who knows?

But it was fun and I thought I would give it a go.

It is a really little e-book, only 12 pages, almost an e-zine, in a format not entirely suited to the genre.

The format is not well suited to images and is actually best suited to novels with reams of text. So I have taken this a bit out of the square so excuse the sometime odd page breaks and somewhat messy formatting. Each device or computer will render the book differently based on it’s size and the user-defined font size.

{creatve space} I made a book ~ introducing e{pulp}

Download the first issue of e{pulp} for iPad/iPhone here

It is best viewed on an iPad or an iPhone ~ you just need the free iBooks app to view it.

Once you download the ZIP file, unzip it and you’ll have a short readme.txt file and the epulp_issue1.epub file. Open iTunes 9.1 and higher and simply drag the ePUB into the Library area of iTunes on the left side. It should now appear in the Books Area of iTunes and once you plug in your device, you can select it as a book to sync in the Books Tab in iTunes.

But never fear, if you don’t have an iPhone or iPad, you can read it on Adobe’s free computer application Digital Editions.

I’ve also made a PDF version and a Kindle {it’s black and white} version.

What can I say? I can’t walk away from anything new and shiny, and I’m excited by the possibilities this idea could turn in to.

jumping through hoops

hoop in progress

This is about a month overdue, but this little project was “in the hoop” for the Creative Collective May project, it just never happened.

I had some leftover hoops from a little crafty project with the kids a while ago.

My idea ~ framed photos.

My tools ~ my photos, hubby’s work’s fabric printing machine

hoop finished

The result ~ voila, and me having to learn how to cut and back an embroidery hoop. Let’s just say it was a sticky situation. And I’m not showing you the back.

Think I’m going to try a few more though.

cc snail mail swap ~ what I sent

In other news, I got together my little snail mail packages for the creative collective snail mail swap. This is what is heading off to my receipients. Reminded me why I love snail mail.

wishing, hoping, stamping and thinking

Hello, welcome to Thursday, and perhaps one of the busiest days in the blogosphere ~ creative space day.

First up, did you get the whole song title title?

Don’t fret, that’s not the extent of my creativity today. Although I don’t have a whole lot to show for my creative output this week ~ a whole lot of doing, not a whole lot of physical creating.

What I have been doing is some stamping? Actually, what I have been doing is some buying, of stamps.

First off, I couldn’t resist this stamp from Present & Correct. It joined a growing collection of stamps on my desk.

And then I saw this deal on oh hello friend! and got my own 74 Lime Lane stamp.

So, stamping. I need some practice, too.

And I’m also thinking ~ about my little corner of the web’s two-year anniversary TOMORROW. Sorry, but I’m trying to think of a fun way to celebrate it with all of you and, well the day is fast approaching and the ideas are … blank.

So, I’m wishing and hoping for some ideas, more time … you know how it goes.

adventures in film

rainbow {yashica}

I couldn’t hold out any longer so at the start of the week, during a trip to the photography lab, I dropped off the films that were in my Diana mini and the Yashica film camera I bought off ebay a few weeks back.

sunset {yashica}

Putting in films is always an adventure ~ bit like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get!

I was particularly intrigued by the Yashica, its focusing mechanism wasn’t overly sharp through the viewfinder and I wasn’t sure if anything would be in focus.

clouds  {yashica}

So it was a happy day when I picked these up. There were a couple of duds among this lot, a couple I have no idea what they are supposed to be.

blossoms {yashica}

The main ones above are from the Yashica.

diana trio

1. pink {diana}, 2. rainbow {diana}, 3. daffodil {diana}

This trio is from my Diana mini. Lately I have been carting both of these around, taking the same shot with each. Hence all the rainbows!

I’m certainly ready for another adventure!

 

{re-lime, rewind} the paper and the pretty edition

This week in the holidays I’ll be revisiting popular and favourite posts as part of {re-lime rewind}. Hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane.

Today, some favourites from {paper trail} and {pretty pulp}. 

{paper trail} wooden these be lovely on your desk

{paper trail} fun office supplies

The cure for mid-week gloom and a messy workspace ~ some lovely and fun finds that would brighten up any desk.

Warning, bad puns ahead.

  1. Doesn’t it quack you up? Tape dispenser from Suck UK
  2. Brown kraft labels from Jillybean kids
  3. Sharpen up with the deluxe desk tidy from Suck UK
  4. Tanno pencil case from Muhs Home
  5. Tally notebook from Set

{paper trail} pops of colour

{paper trail} pops of colour

Let’s leave the dreariness of winter and foggy mornings behind with some pops of colour with these bright finds.

  1. Notebooks from Poppin
  2. Gift boxes from Minikin
  3. Stationery set from Kate Spade
  4. Lolly bags from Poppies for Grace
  5. Notepad from Rifle Paper Co

{pretty pulp} lovely packaging

Clockwise from top left: via The Knot; via Hege Greenall-Scholtz; via The Die Line; via Upon A Fold; by Creature Comforts; by A Creative Mint; by Wild Heart on Etsy.

One thing that has been on my to do list for a while is packaging for my shops. In fact on my list it says “review Lime Lane marketing materials”. I mean in all honesty, high on the list is “spend some time on shops” but one has to start somewhere.

I have lots of ideas buzzing around ~ when do we not ~ but can’t quite pin down a neat, little packaging idea that I am entirely happy with. I have a picture in my head but it is still a little blurry, if you know what I mean.

So two things:

  1. I pull together some pretty packaging ideas ~ it’s fun, inspiring and helpful.
  2. And I throw it open to you ~ what stands out for you when you receive a package from a handmade seller.

My “research” finds the following might be part of the list:

  • it should be like opening a gift
  • there should be a personal thank you note
  • a free gift like a postcard or print
  • a return discount voucher
  • recycled wrapping
  • eco-friendly wrapping

{pretty pulp} celebrating spring

{pretty pulp} celebrating spring

Some pretty finds to celebrate the blooming spring:

  1. Mini wildflower photo prints from Blackcurrant Photography
  2. Ampersand print from The Wheatfield
  3. Wildflower bobby pin set from Two Cheeky Monkeys
  4. Cloud plates from Lightly
  5. Spring ribbon wands from Pinwheels and Pearls
  6. Delight platter from Shop Until
  7. Wool flowers from fairyfolk

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