Thursday, July 30, 2009

How to Make Baby Washcloth Roses for Unique Baby Shower Gifts

You know that a new mom will need lots of baby washcloths, baby socks, bibs and onsies, but how can you make this very practical gift more exciting? Create roses out of the baby washcloths, socks, bibs, onsies, etc.

Watch this video by Martha Stewart for step by step instructions. Put several "roses" together to make a bouquet or "plant" them in a small flower pot and use them as a gorgeous centerpiece.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Latest Color Trends

Are you a color lover? Want to keep up with the latest color trends?

Check out this great resource I found that monitors and influences color trends.
It's You can view the most popular colour trends as well as create your own colour palettes. And you can even vote for your favorites. I also love that they feature not only color palattes, but patterns as well. is a Color + Design community for creative inspiration --- a place to check out a world of color, compare color palettes, submit news and comments, and read color related articles and interviews.

Whether planning a party, planning a wedding, or decorating a nursery, you're sure to find inspiration for your project at

But I must insert a warning here. It's easy to addicted and spend way too much time playing with colors, so please proceed with caution!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Support Joyful Heart Design in StartUp Nation's 2009 Home-Based Business Competition

My company, Joyful Heart Design Custom Invitations, is a contestant in StartUp Nation's 2009 Home-Based Business Competition. I would very much appreciate your support. You can vote for Joyful Heart Design once a day from now through October 2009.

Please vote here.

The second annual 2009 StartupNation Home-Based 100 will once again rank the best performing home-based businesses across America in ten distinct categories.

This year’s categories are:

Building on the fanfare surrounding last year’s winners, the 2009 competition has the makings of an even bigger celebration of contestants, and ultimately, finalists who will claim their place among the 100 winners.

Joyful Heart Design is entered in the Recession Busters category.

If you own a home-based business, visit StartUp Nation to get more info about the contest and about running or starting a home-based business. They have a lot of great resources on their site.