Circle of Artists: Meet these talented lettering artists!


Hello everyone! Today, I’ll be featuring a group of lettering artists from the #surelysimplelettering challenge going on in Instagram. These talented ladies sure do love lettering! Meet Katrina, Amy, Kristine and Krista, and check out their work below. Oh, and be sure to give them a follow on instagram 🙂 -Aaria …. KATRINA I like Katrina’s work because she uses…

Recap: Nov Lettering Challenge on Instagram


Hello everyone! I have been a little bit busy and hence, this space feels a bit neglected! However, I’m back now. I thought I’d recount with a little challenge I created over on instagram (@surelysimpleblog). It’s a lettering challenge – search #surelysimplelettering to see how it went. Initially, I created this little challenge purely for me to practice lettering- but…

DIY Stone Jewelry Display


Hi everyone. Sorry, I’ve been a little inactive on the blog, but here’s to getting back in the game. Today, we’ve got a lovely guest post from Zoe of ZRA Designs. She whipped up this gorgeous DIY stone jewelry display holder, and it’s so reminiscent of the seaside- mixed with a dash of gold. It’s always nice to have a nice display…

Restyle it! DIY Marble Clipboard


Hello all! Today, I’ve got a quick Restyle it! DIY for you. Take an old clipboard and make it new again- with a marbled look! Restyle it! DIY Marble Clipboard You need: -Marble paper (you can also use contact paper- which is much easier as it comes with a sticky adhesive backing. However, I’m using regular marbled patterned paper) -Mod…

4 Assorted Colourful Fall Pumpkin Ideas


Hello friends! I’m posting this a bit late, I know- with Thanksgiving / National Pumpkin Day (yes! if you haven’t heard of that- it was on Oct 26th!) but I don’t leave my pumpkin decorating! I was a bit busy with a couple of photography assignments (not related to the blog, but for a new handmade designed fabrics co!) so…

5 food photography blogs that tell a story


Food photography is just so beautiful to look at. Here are 5 food photography blogs that tell a story- all accompanied by the most gorgeous shots of recipe processes, integrating life, and just the look of a freshly prepared meal. Enjoy.Via CallmecupcakeVia La Buena Vida By David Lebovitz Via Local MilkVia Joy the Baker Enjoy looking at these beautiful food blogs! xx, Aaria

An Easy Way To Paint Rose Blooms (with Video)


Hello everyone. This post actually started off as a little challenge. A lot of people are so intimidated by drawing roses. A lot of people I know can’t even fathom drawing one because of the fear of failure- which is pretty bad. I mean, roses are gorgeous! It’s like an insult not to draw them. So, here I was, with…

Bookbinding Personalized Journals (+ Free Peony Printables)


I was going to name this ‘marble and peony and doodles bookbinding personalized journals (and free peony printables)’ but that was wayy too long. I’ve got to confess something before I begin- lately, I’ve been in a DIY rut. It’s like I have so many ideas- and yet I can’t seem to get any done. I’ve got half finished projects…

A Fun Tic Tac Photo Activity


Sometimes you should just have fun! Forget the pressure of creating some beautiful artwork- let’s all play with tic tacs! No, really. This is a great activity for kids and for you too if you want to practice your photography for macro objects. Because, let’s face it, these tic tacs are as macro as it can get. What you need…