This sweet pic of my baby girl, taken a little over a year ago, got me feeling a bit sentimental. So I hope you don’t mind if I take you on a little trip down Memory Lane for a moment. (If you were an 80s kid or had an 80s kid, much of this will likely ring true.) Let’s go!
As a wee one, this one of my favorite toys (and it’s one of my daughter’s favs now!).
Then, as I got a bit older, I fell in love with this bright babe.
Reading Rainbow was one of my favorite shows. Sing it with me. Butterfly in the sky...
I’d spend my Saturday mornings watching Punkie do her thang.
Skittles were one of my favorite tasty snacks (still are, actually).
I couldn’t get enough of Dorothy and her trip through Oz. (Image by Sugar Fresh)
And I worked my very first job in a magical little shack on the side of the road. (Note: I was 15 at the time; this shot was taken years later. Just to avoid any confusion.) :)
Notice a theme here? I’ll give you a clue—ROYGBIV.
That’s right, it’s all of the colors of the rainbow!
Oh, how I love living life in full color, so you can imagine my delight when the full spectrum hit the trend scene. Let’s explore this brilliant look and see if we can’t find our own pot of gold.
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
A colorful collection of happy items—everything from tasty treats to sunny wearables that are sure to brighten your day!
Fruit Skewers by Raining Hot Coupons
I can’t think of a cuter way to get your daily dose of fruits.
Rainbow Hair Clips by Sleeping B Creations
My daughter may have to have these happy hair accessories... (you know, so I can snag them and get my own rainbow on.)
Rainbow Dress by Stylebook
Channel your inner Rainbow Bright in this dazzling design by Stylebook.
Rainbow Wreath by Bourdiers
Welcome the sunshine after the rain and your guests with a yarn-wrapped wreath.
Rainbow Cake by Megan of Genie Leigh Photography (as seen on the Chickabug blog)
Take your party to that sweet spot where bluebirds fly, starting with a colorful cake.
You have so many rainbow wonders available to you. Pick your perfect palette from the options below.
Lemonade Stand by BoBunny
Cool off this summer with this tall drink of creativity.
Rainbow Pop by Red Pepper
Pop is right. Like a bowl of gum balls, this digital paper looks deliciously divine.
Rainbow Washi by Doodlebug Design
It wouldn’t be a rainbow spotlight if we didn’t mention Doodlebug, known for their pretty palette of colors.
IMAGE CREDIT: Lori Allred
#SUMMER by American Crafts
All the colors of the rainbow can be found in the form of paper and brilliant accessories in this #smashingcollection by #AmericanCrafts.
Radiant by Authentique
Radiant is right. This take on the rainbow look proves that even softer forms of color can shine brightly on your projects.
Good Day Sunshine by Simple Stories
I probably shouldn’t admit having favorites, but I can’t get enough of this line. It makes my rainbow-loving heart sing.
Best Friends Forever by Echo Park Paper Co.
This one’s for you, Kirston and Julia—my best friends forever-ever!
Rainbow Chevron Large 2 by Moo & Puppy
This chevron grouping will uncover the ups and downs off adding color in digital form.
MY RAINBOW WORKS
I’ve always loved crafting with all the colors of the rainbow. Here are a few of my projects to put your colorful wheels in motion.
I made this card many years ago. To create the rainbow strips, I used a scallop punch. And the white flap at the base of the card is actually the bottom of my card base, also punched, scored, and folded up to hold the card closed (like a matchbook).
Another older project, but still one I adore, I designed this layout using the beautiful Live in Color collection from Susan Weckesser.
As you may know, I recently launched an Etsy shop for my flower bracelets (hooray!), but I’ve been designing these little numbers for years. One of my earliest designs that remains a favorite today is my rainbow bloom.
Using nothing more than a few strips of washi and a some stickers, I was able to transform some basic notebooks into personalized gifts for friends.
Most recently, I created this wreath using Doodlebug’s awesome vellum, paper from Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine line, and sweet bling pieces from Glitz Design. I created it to welcome guests to my daughter’s 2nd birthday party. I still can’t believe she’s two! To see the rest of her rainbow-themed party, I invite you to visit my blog today, where I have a snapshot of the fun we had celebrating my baby girl.
Looks like we don’t have to wait for someday. We found that rainbow connection today. Don’t you just love the way color can make your projects shine? I’d be delighted if you’d link to a rainbow design you’ve created in the comments section of this post. Or simply let me know your favorite item from today’s sampling. Either way, it’s always a treat to hear from you.
Now, since we started today’s fun with a trip down Memory Lane, I thought we’d conclude in the same fashion. Take it away, Kermit!
Have a bright week! Cheers!
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