More love. Please.

More love - paper hearts

Heavy hearts. More love. Please. On the day of the horrible Vegas mass shooting, ellen tweeted this: "Care. Love. Be outraged. Be devastated. Just don’t give up. The world needs good humans today." 

It's so sad the amount of heartache we have been put through recently, from the natural disasters to the unthinkable and senseless tragedies. I've spent a lot of time reflecting and trying to figure out even more ways to help, in addition to making donations. The amazing Jennifer McGuire has something coming up very soon that I am honored to be a part of, and as soon as she gives the go ahead, I'll let you know about it. I shared an article in my Instagram stories as it resonated with me so much, and so many of you (even those who aren't moms) really needed to read it. The article from the bump - The Vegas Shooting: One Mom's Perspective is worth the read.

For now, I am just trying to stay positive and do good where I can. I'm in NYC for Create Good and would love to see you. Stop by the free event while I am in the Mixbook booth this weekend to say hi. Also, there are still a few spots open for my DIY Stationery Workshop on Sunday! 

Let's make good happen. And if you need a little pick me up, I have found that punching out a bunch of hearts from cardstock of different colors is quite an enjoyable process. Here's how I created the heart of hearts. I cut out a giant heart stencil from scratch paper and lightly traced around it onto the center of a sheet of patterned paper. From there, I grabbed the navy blue hearts and began building out the heart shape from the bottom up. To achieve the dimensional look, I folded each heart in half and only applied adhesive to the center. Each color was layered in two rows until I reached the top of the big heart!