Mood Board Monday…

I’m currently looking for ideas to decorate my six year old daughter’s room. So today’s mood board was inspired by a fresh, girly color palette.  I love how happy these colors make me…what about you?  Any other pastel lovers out there? I can’t wait to start playing around with these colors this week & see what I come up with! I hope they inspire you too!


Links to photos used in today’s mood board…

pink room / paintbrushes / blue room / paint pots / party table / colored pencils

 For even more ideas using a pastel color combo, check out my pinterest board HERE.

  Follow Crystal’s board PASTELS on Pinterest.

Playing Around with Fonts, Quotes & This Week’s Mood Board Color Combo…

So along with mood boards, another thing I’m a huge fan of are quotes & word art.  I could play with fonts & colors all day long.  Below are a couple of quotes that I’ve been playing with this week.  I’m thinking about adding some of these downloads to my shop as well as to my upcoming 2015 Life Planner (more info on that will be coming in September).  I’d love to know which quote/word art is your favorite!

Enter my drawing below for a chance to win the downloads to today’s word art! 

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I’m a huge fan of chalkboard word art, so I thought I’d try this version out too…

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“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

“The mind is everything. What you think, is what you become.” – Buddha

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

Mood Board Monday…

So, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a little obsessed with mood boards lately.  There’s something about putting together a really cute color combo that gets my creative juices flowing!  Mood boards are great for all kinds of inspiration: home decor, scrapbooking, card-making, party planning, invitations/announcements, weddings, etc.  I’ve decided to challenge myself to create a new mood board every Monday & post it here on my blog.  There might even be some follow up posts utilizing the color combo…and possibly some new products added to my shop as well!

If this is something you’d like to see more of, I’d love it if you’d spread the word through your social media links!  Leave me a comment below if you’re a fan of mood boards too…


Links to photos used in today’s mood board…

suitcases / vintage typewriter / nightstand / ice cream / shoes / desk supplies

Freebie on the Fifth – Back To School

It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for school to start again!  Rebecca, Kristina, & I have put together a fun “Back-to-School” freebie for you…we hope you enjoy it!  All cards are available in JPG and PDF format for both paper & digital scrapbookers. Keep scrolling to find the links!


Be sure to grab all three parts to this kit by visiting Rebecca’s blog & Kristina’s blog.

You can download my cards HERE.


If you complete a project using some of our #FreebiesOnTheFifth cards we’d LOVE to see! Share them on any one of our Facebook pages (Kristina on FBCrystal on FBSimple as That on FB), comment on this blog post with a link to your project or share with us on instagram using hashtag #FreebiesOnTheFifth. We’d love the chance to feature your beautiful creations on Pinterest or any of our other social media outlets!