Lemon and Vanilla: Organic Handmade Lip Balm by Britanie   Leave a comment


How can you go wrong with lemon and vanilla?  Britanie shares her recipe for this scrumptious handmade lip balm at Beauty by Britanie  …& who wouldn’t love this healthy, organic lip-lovin’ treat?

Love,

bibbie

Posted January 20, 2014 by bibbieandblue in Handmade

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Thriftin’ Theme Song by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis   Leave a comment


For all my fellow thrift-addicts, boy do I have a theme song for you!  (Don’t worry, this is the “clean” version.)  Once you’ve got this li’l ditty stuck in your head go to Young House Love to find out about their $20 Thrift Store Challenge.  I am pumped!

Love,

bibbie

Posted January 19, 2014 by bibbieandblue in Re-imagined

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Swanky Packaging for Your Product   2 comments


Somewhere hidden within the 4 P’s of Marketing (Product, Price, Place, and Promotion) hides another very important “P”….Presentation.  Now their are many elements that come into play whether it is the arrangement of goods, display props, traffic flow, lighting, music, color scheme, and such, but in this little post I wanted to share ideas for packaging.  I am a sucker for good packaging. (*hanging my head in shame)  In fact, I’ll pay more for an item purely out of admiration for the packaging. I reason that much pride, thought, and love was put into the product nestled within and it presents a sense of added value to my purchase.  Packaging should be the supporting cast to the amazing things you create, so let me share a few ideas with you!

  • Butterfly Rice Tossers

Carefully folded papers with sweet embellishments make charming packaging.  Think of the fine art of origami and the precision of the folds. There are gazillions of templates online for all sizes and shapes of product.  Source materials such as free brown paper bags from your grocer, scrap fabric or bits of gift wrap. Posh Paperie designed the little lovelies below and you can find the tutorial here at Style Me Pretty.

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  • Paint Chip Jewelry Packaging

Shauna and Stephen of Philadelphia, PA are a stinkin’ cute couple that met…get this…at a kissing booth in college.  Check out more at Somethings Hiding In Here.

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  • Earth-friendly Packaging (with Gorgeous Type)

The creative packaging with hand-set vintage type was designed by Shauna and Stephen (again) for their line Forage Bow Ties.  They revive dead-stock fabric into charming accessories, their packaging is made with recycled materials and they design their own printing via old-school techniques. I told you they we’re stinkin’ cute…and very talented!

FORAGE BOW TIES

  • (Re)imagine the Humble Egg Carton

Soy candles and sprouts in ceramic eggs by Revisions Design Studio are nested softly in recycled egg cartons.  Michele Dugree of Marquette, MI recreates common objects into ceramic wonders and I love the purity and weight of her wares.  Although her business has grown tremendously, all products are still made lovingly by her own two hands. Check out her Etsy interview here.

REVISION DESIGN STUDIOAre you thinking outside of the box? (*pun intended) 😉  Send me photos of your packaging ideas at bibbieandblue@gmail.com.  I’d love to feature them here and pass on your ideas!

Love,

bibbie

Posted January 19, 2014 by bibbieandblue in Re-imagined

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Maries Manor: Industrial style decorating ideas   2 comments


Looking for industrial inspiration when it comes to (Re)Imagining?  Look no further!

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Had to share this quickie before running off to work!

Love,

bibbie

Posted January 17, 2014 by bibbieandblue in Re-imagined

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Featured Site: sexyupcycling.wordpress.com   Leave a comment


Featured Site: sexyupcycling.wordpress.com

“This skateboard staircase was custom made for Roarockit Skateboard School in my favorite city in North America, Toronto.” via sexyupcycling.wordpress.com

Unfortunately this site has not been updated (as far as I can tell) since 2011, BUT! Holey-Moley there’s some good stuff. Especially love the whiskey barrel wood flooring. Check ’em out if for some design inspiration!

Posted January 11, 2014 by bibbieandblue in Re-imagined

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Good use of some old cameras…. | Glyn Ridgers Photography   Leave a comment


I’m always on the look out for something crazy…unique…imaginative.  Here’s today’s find.  A chandelier with (re)imagination!

More awesome stuff at Glyn Ridgers Photography.

Good use of some old cameras…. | Glyn Ridgers Photography.

Posted January 7, 2014 by bibbieandblue in Re-imagined

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January Craft Picks   Leave a comment


Today’s feature of handmade goodies is inspired by the winter colors in my home state of Ohio; the grays and earthy browns of naked trees, the hopeful blue skies, and the clean, crisp white snow. We are looking at a high of -1 some days next week, but I’ve got my ski gear out & I’m focusing on the silver lining here. 🙂 I hope you enjoy these little lovelies in the meantime!

Reclaimed wooden lake sign By Mike and LZ Cathcart of The Summery Umbrella in North Carolina. (*irony intended)

LAKE SIGN

Reclaimed wooden headboards in winter hues by Mark of Habitat Une in North Carolina.  Need to hibernate a bit?  Do it in (re)imagined style my friends.

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Spoil yourself with these winter inspired handmade accessories by Lorelei DiMichele of Wear It Out Jewelz in Texas.

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Winter hues are abound in the wool felted infinity scarf and hemp flax linen pillow below.  Handcrafted by Ania Orczykowska and Zofia Borkowska of ZOJKA Shop in Poland.

ZOJKA SHOP FELTED WOOL INFINITY SCARF ZOJKA SHOP HEMP FLAX LINEN PILLOW

Celebrate the winter with this broken porcelain pendant by Andrea Cole of Eagle Rowe in North Carolina.

JANUARY NECKLACE

The gorgeous pieces below were created by Helen Billingsley of Stafford, England. They are glazed in beautiful rich indigo blue, soft turquoise and sand and available at her shop, HB Ceramics.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the featured items inspired by the chilly colors of January.  Honor these talented hand-crafters by visiting their virtual shops while you snuggle up indoors.  Wishing you a blessed, safe, and wonderful winter!

Love,

bibbie

Posted January 4, 2014 by bibbieandblue in Re-imagined

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Planet Sam: December 2013   Leave a comment


 

A lovely little blog with a unique spin on color and pattern. You’ll adore her sketches and the way she sees the world!

Tray Bien

Planet Sam: December 2013.

Posted January 1, 2014 by bibbieandblue in Handmade

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2014 Color and Print Trends   Leave a comment


Every year I gander over to 2 specific sites; pantone.com and patternbank.com.  They are great resources for upcoming trends and in the design world, they are indispensable.  So let’s peer together into this collective crystal ball to see what the future will hold.

First things first.  I very much approve of Pantone’s color choice this year.

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PANTONE #18-3224 Radiant Orchid is regal, imaginative, and playful. It is full of energy, yet soft at the same time. Take a peek at some of the following #18-3224 inspirations!

ORCHID BRIDAL BOUQUETPurple Orchid & Calla Lily Bridal Bouquet by Just Anns Floral Designs

RADIANT ORCHID EARRINGSRadiant Orchid Earrings by Renee Loughlin Designs

RADIANT ORCHID PRINTFlower Fans Pop Pink by Spoonflower.com

Switching our gaze over to Patternbank.com we see a wide array of prints to inspire our crafty li’l hearts and hands this year.  Here are a few to ponder:

EASTERN CRAFTEastern Craft

MONOCHROMATICMonochromatic

TATTOOTattoo Beauty

GEOMETRIC PATTERNGeometric

GRAPHIC BLOOMS ETSYGraphic Blooms 

I hope I’ve got your brain buzzing with new ideas for 2014.  Have a blessed, safe, and inspiring new year!

Love,

bibbie

Posted January 1, 2014 by bibbieandblue in Re-imagined

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Fantastic Find in Columbus, Ohio   Leave a comment


Oak Store Display Counter

Terra Cotta Architectural Building Ornament

20 Point Ceramic Cluster Sculpture

Arched Top Leaded Glass Window

Purchase, visit, and/or sell at Columbus Architectural Salvage

Posted December 23, 2013 by bibbieandblue in Re-imagined

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