Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Flash Sale: Save 15%

Hi lovelies! I'm happy to announce our spring sale is happening now over at the shop. Use coupon code SPRING for 15% off your entire order. 

Over 10 New Hand lettered Prints in the shop

5 New Stamp Designs: Previous Designs have also been restocked :)

New Gold Glitter Bag Designs perfect for Easter treats & gifts

And my favorite product: New Starburst Sticker Designs! The pineapples are SO cute! Use these stickers for packaging, scrapbooking pages and planners. I also like to stick a few on little R as he dashes in and out of the studio lol!  

So there it is! All the good stuff and a really good SALE! Just remember to use coupon code : SPRING for 15% off, hurry the sale ends Friday 

Happy Spring vibes friends!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Makers gonna make

Hi :)  Oh the handmade market whirlwind has commenced for us...but I wanted to share a few things that are making me happy. Like this picture: Yarn wrapped hello I made + thrifted vintage cross stitch of daisies ( "Aren't they just the loveliest flower?" one of my favorite quotes from You've Got Mail ;) + thrifted Jane Austin book in the loveliest green + vintage gold frame = Oh yes please.

February was such a good good month. I mean the good was really pretty awesome.  We celebrated my grandmother's 95th birthday. She was actually born on a leap year so she's really like a hot 23 year old :)  I love her so much. We've been visiting her more and I am so thankful that even though she doesn't remember my name she remembers I am family. I've wanted to be like her since I was little because she was always really playful and an adult which was such a fun combination. A lot of adults are always so serious but not my grandma. She writes poems and talks to her flower garden, feeds stray animals as if they were her own and loves to laugh...she's magic. I can't even tell you how blessed I am to call her grandma :)  Even more that we all get to visit her as a family.

This month i took on a new adventure: real flower gardening. I have such a knack for killing flowers. It's quite sad really. But I couldn't say no to these beauties: ranunculus XOXO I walked down the aisle with a bouquet of white ranunculus and it was so gorgeous. So thanks to Mr Handsome we are now the proud owners of this little flower pot I put together. It greets us as we come home each day :)

As you can see I can't stop grabbing a few from the garden and taking pictures of them :)
I am working on a few things for the shop but most importantly our next market date: Makers Arcade in North Park San Diego XOXO It's going to be our first time selling at this event and if the show is anything like the holiday one I attended in December it's going to be a blast! The best part is that they create an awesome space to shop + eat + drink + chill. Hands down my sister and I had a great time and I hope to see you if you are local!

I will be debuting new shop prints + die cuts + stamps with awesome deals. I'm starting to love these shows more and more because I get to actually meet you guys. It's so nerve racking putting yourself out there and I get pretty shy about it. But this event is something I'm really excited about and I hope you don't miss it! 


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Succulents over Mr.Darcy any day. Hands Down :)

I don't know if you know this but I really like succulents. it's no secret if you follow along my #succulentsunday adventures on instagram(@inspirelovely). I sometimes think it's becoming a succulent photo account as I post more succulent pics than i do my family + and shop news lol!
Each Sunday I share a picture from my garden or a photo of a succulent arrangement that inspires me.

 I figured I should start sharing my succulent adventures here also. It's part of my home + crafty hobby update. Yay! i know,  i'm excited too :)

SO rewind to black friday 2014... i got an newsletter email from West Elm about a sale online and i just gleaned over it a bit. then i noticed it. the most awesome faceted terrarium!

I looked it over and it had a percentage discount + free shipping and to me thats a magic combination :) ( i'm such an enabler! lol!)

It took a bit longer to convince Mr.Handsome of this lol!
It was backordered and was estimated to ship mid January 2015. I was like "hey you wanna buy me this pretty planter for Valentine's day Mister?! Say yes!"  :)

I have no problem helping him buy me gifts. I'm more like leading him in the right direction hehee.
Of course a succulent planter for valentine's day was perfect ( he also surprised me with the "I LOVE MR.DARCY"tote pictured above + a dvd of 4 of my favorite Jane Austin movies!). So it finally came late January and there it sat in all its prettiness. I used it as a candle holder for a while. Little r filled it with his toys behind my back lol! We both enjoyed it as is for a bit. Then yesterday i decided it was enough time waiting... and I played in the garden a bit XO

I love the middle burgundy tipped succulent! I tried handling the cactus gently but as we speak I have a few needles in my hands that are really starting to annoy me lol! I used a pair of long dull scissors to move & place the succulents + a paint brush to wipe the dirt that fell on top of the succulents. I didn't need to use any extra soil, just what came with each succulent, in face I had plenty left over. So here is my little beauty. She's sitting on our coffee table with a picture of me & the Mr smooching. I've always liked hanging around the coffee table but now I cant help but smile every time i glance over at this pretty.

its the little things XO
bringing in a bit of nature into your home is such a game changer am i right?
So happy to think of the mister when I see this little gem and little r loved it too :)
Double win.

Hope your crafty hobbies are getting done, happy week lovelies!

Friday, February 20, 2015

That was fun :)

Thank you lovelies for all the paper kit love both here & instagram!

I announced the winner on Monday but I wanted to give a few little surprise goodies to a few blog readers too :) I love unexpected happy surprises.  So thank you so much Kat & Christina for your entries! 

Kat said...
beautiful family photos...and thanks for the chance to win the gorgeous handmade kit!
February 15, 2015 at 6:27 AM
Anonymous Christina O. said...
My first Valentine's Day with a sweetheart in a long time, and he took me back to the site of our first date 8 months ago.

Thanks for the chance to win:)

If you would like your free goodie bag please email me (belladrummer@gmail.com) your post address and I will send you your parcel. 

Happy Friday!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Love this

That bright fuchsia bougainvillea + the sun setting + our monthly family photo shoot with our trusty old camera self timer XO. Good times. 

I hope you had a lovely Valentine's day. I know some people cringe at the very thought of this holiday but even before I was married or had a boyfriend I celebrated Valentine's day. It was more like Galentine's day. My sisters and I would either go out to eat at a nice restaurant together or I would stop by a drive thru and splurge on a combo meal ;) then buy a few sweets + flowers and go home to enjoy my feast. With our without a Valentine, I was happy being me. I was always happy for everyone who had someone special, because I never felt I had to be with someone. I knew I was loved and that was pretty darn good enough for me. I've always liked holidays that remind you to love & that you are loved. It's such a good reminder :)

I was catching up on some Parks & Rec on Hulu the other day and they had a very funny episode all about "Treat Yo Self" and I LOVED it. Super Silly but it got me thinking about the good old days as a feisty single lady ;) lol!  Ah... those were the days. 

Anyway, happy "you are loved" day lovelies. Now go out and treat yo self! XO

I wanted to also share a few family photos. This is the Inspire Lovely family :)
Mr. Handsome, Little R & the Queen bee: Me. Just kidding, I'm more like the side kick to these two. We voted this one our best photo. Thank God for self timers... and running back and forth to press the button then look composed... sure does keep me on my toes lol!

This one is our most giggly one. ( it's SO hard to take photos of a 3 year old now a days we tickle him to make him smile lol!

And this is us being normal. We can't always be so stinking proper. Rafael will ask us to "Eat him" and we do. We eat yummy little kids for dinner and I really do bite him. heh, just kidding.  about one of those things.  ;) Living life. Documenting. Creating. That's what I've been up to. 

I can't wait to scrapbook these photos especially with this new paper kit I designed and is now in the shop

Exclusive paper designs + handmade details + sewn vellum confetti & sequin pocket + hand lettered art cards + gold foil details XOXO 

Plus these exclusive one of a kind handmade ( by me :) embellishments. Sequins + sewn details + gold foil XO + Cute Prize Ribbon style embellishments XOXO You'll love it! 

I only made 10 kits making this kit very exclusive & unique. I love making the kits knowing that only a few people have the same exact items as I do. I think it's pretty special. :)

I'm giving away this pretty set of exclusive handmade embellishments and will be collectively compiling the entries here on the blog + instagram and pick a lucky winner on Monday. 

If you would like to enter to win: 
Leave a comment below telling me how you celebrate 
( or don't celebrate - that's cool  too :) Valentine's Day.

Good luck!