All posts tagged: 2016

leap day! 

Happy Leap Day! As a special treat I’ve asked some friends to share how they will be taking a leap this year. I love the ways they’ve all photographed their leap and it was so much fun to hear everyone’s wishes for 2016. Get it!! I’ll be leaping into 2016 with both feet, excitedly and energetically! There’s nothing like the new year to motivate me. I’m always thinking about ways to improve and fun projects to work on, and 2016 will be the year that things get done! I’ve loved the journey that Lighten Up Shoppe has taken me on (like meeting awesome people like Erin), and I can’t wait to see where it takes me this year!  – Joy This year I’m taking a leap into small business ownership! – Pollyanna This year is about finishing unfinished business. Turning “thinking, mulling, working on it” into “thinking, mulling, worked on it, and here it is!” It’s time to shove the 12-year-old brain baby out of the house and into the real world, in whatever state it …

2016.

Hellooooo 2016 and Happy New Year to all! I’m kicking off this year’s posts with a colorful DIY and long-overdue recap series of the fiancé and my Seattle travel adventures. First up: our visit to Impress Stamps at University Village. Yes, of course I signed up for a crafty workshop on my vacation! I had been following Impress on Instagram and via their newsletter, and loved being inspired by their features. When I found out I could take a class during my planned Seattle vacation I was sooo in. And so was my fiancé. Well, he was ‘highly encouraged’ to join me. 😉 We took a 2016 calendar making class. Our instructor provided all the supplies to create a 12-month desktop calendar. Each month had a kit complete with stamps, inks, embellishments, and inspiration. I really liked seeing all the variations my workshop mates created. Here’s what I came up with: Before and after workshop, I perused their walls of stamps and fun supplies! Just look! I left with a basket full of goodies. Oh Impress, you’re a …