Happy New Year! A new year, a new blog theme and some changes to the structure and direction of A Creative Mess. Also, the Christmas Tree is already out of the house! I never leave it for long, but this year the desire to toss...

[embed]https://youtu.be/yVfiz9Fmyss[/embed] Here is a how to video and instructions for adding your MailChimp newsletter subscribe list using Genesis eNews Extended. In order to begin building a list of subscribers for your newsletter list, we first have to begin collecting emails. There are many list building companies out there,...

JUMPSTART YOUR CREATIVITY USING STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY! FREE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY THAT DOESN’T SUCK. HERE YOU’LL FIND MY FIVE FAVORITE SITES FOR FINDING STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY. I’m a photography enthusiast, which will say I love taking photographs, and have even had my photographs published. However, I’m no pro, like my...

FREE HOLIDAY CARD PRINTABLES!

Holiday Gift Card Set 2

With just a few weeks before Christmas, it’s time to get those cards in the mail. Our first card arrived today, and our card isn’t ready yet for printing… I’m still not sure which design I want to send this year.

FREE HOLIDAY CARD PRINTABLES!   Holiday Gift Card Set 1 Here is set #1! Earlier this week I added a template for those of you who are experienced with Photoshop. With the building template, you can add your own photo, edit the text and play around with the...

It’s been some months since my last freebie post. This one I thought I’d share with you today is part of my own search for the perfect card for this holiday season. Usually I have a thousand and one ideas, but this year I’m forcing...

FLEXA COLOR OF THE YEAR 2018 IS HEART WOOD AKA #DuluxCF18

this is one of the color palettes that incorporate and compliment 'heart wood'

THE HEART WOOD HOME

Autumn is arriving and that means home + design expos! Not only that, but the shops here in The Netherlands start promoting the newest trends and goodies for the home & garden. We will be going to the vt wonen&design beurs in Amsterdam. It’s an annual expo that we attend every year. For some it is to find out the new trends, for me it is to see which predictions I got correct, and which ones are a surprise.

Gift Card Wrapping Paper + Instructions/Inspiration This is so easy to make and you don't need a ton of supplies! Tomorrow is my mother in laws birthday, and we're giving a gift card. I like to wrap things myself, and this one I wanted to share with...

We need to save the internet and preserve net neutrality. First let's forget politics. Let's think about our friends, our favorite bloggers, vloggers, small businesses and their visitors, us. Let's talk Net Neutrality; what is it and why is it so darn important? Let's start with...