Our own 2015 Creativity Quotes Desk Calender

Hey everyone,

Hope you had a great start this year!

And with the start of a new year, everyone has resolutions, plans and goals and of course a desk calendar to keep track of everything. I always make a fuss when choosing the right calendar, after all, you’ll be looking at it a whole year.

To complete goals I need motivation, it keeps me focused on what I have to do and I often use quotes for that. So I thought, why not make my own calender with all the ingredients that I love!


I’m a graphic designer and always wanted to do things my own way, so I did my first tryout this year, it’s not perfect yet, but it’s a great start. To celebrate my mini achievement I did a give away on my Facebook page! You can click on the link to see all about it, the giveaway promo and the winners with their favorite quotes. I hope you like it:

PicMonkey Collage

This is the idea:

  • It had to be colorful, I love colors!
  • The main theme had to be “creativity”
  • All the used quotes related to be creative
  • And it had to be “edgy”
  • Putting all the months in a row, you can see the word “creativity” spelled in gold throughout the calendar.

And here are all the quotes I used:

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ― Maya Angelou

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ― Pablo Picasso

“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.” ― Pablo Picasso

“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources” ― Albert Einstein

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ― Albert Einstein

“Creativity takes courage. ” ― Henri Matisse

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking” ― Albert Einstein

“Doors are for people with no imagination.” ― Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.” ― Albert Einstein

Remember to click on my Facebook page to see the winners with their favorite quotes.

Till next time!

10 Ways to easily upcycle vintage rhinestone earrings

Dear all,


I found this interesting blog post by lovemaegen.com and could not resist to share this with you, so here goes:


vintage  rhinestone  earrings on   teal snakeskin bag

I found these large vintage rhinestone earrings on Ebay for under $5, but I’m 100% sure my local thrift shops have a nice little collection and yours would too. I bet you could also find some in your Grandma’s jewelry box, if she’ll part with them! Since they’re clip-ons, and clip-ons never seem to say clipped onto my little lobes, I thought I’d upcycle them in a number of ways to show you just how versatile they are as well as adding that extra something to brighten up a plain object, giving it a really unique vintage flair.


* Beading Pliers
* Wire cutters
* Hot glue gun

First things first… let’s remove the earring backs.

vintage rhinestone earrings DIYs
* Using your pliers, bend the clip on metal piece up, and using your wire cutters, snip them off at the base.

vintage rhinestone earrings DIYs 2Now we’re left with two gorgeous vintage rhinestone findings… imagine the possibilities!

Here’s what I came up with…

1. Shoe Clips

blue suede shoes  with rhinestone shoe clipsvintage rhinestone shoe clips diy

* Simply hot-glue your shoe clips onto the backs of your rhinestone clusters. You can find shoe clip findings on Ebay or Etsy {Ebay is cheaper!}

Vintage Rhinestones DIY -  vintage shoe clips2. Headbands, Headwear, Combs, Barrettes

rhinestone head band DIY
* Simply hot-glue your rhinestones onto an existing headband, ribbon, scarf, or stretchy elastic band. You may also choose to hand-stitch them if you prefer. Easily glue them onto a comb or barrette {or two!} for a pretty updo!

vintage  rhinestones on  a satin head band3. Bracelets, Cuffs, Bangles

diy bracelet from vintage rhinestone earrings
* Glue them onto an old bangle or bendable cuff.

vintage rhinestone bracelet cuff diydiy vintage rhinestone bracelet cuff

4. Bags, Clutches

leopard clutch-snakeskin clutch-pink fur-vintage rhinestones
* Pump up the volume on a boring {or not so boring} clutch or bag and make it one of a kind!

5. Brooches, Pins

rhinestone earrings into brooches diy
* Simply hot-glue a pin back to each and Voila! Instant brooches! Pin them onto a scarf, belt, or…

rhinestone brooch  diy pinned on a bow blouse
* Pin them together on your favorite blouse… off to the side or right on the bow!

collar tips diy-pink blouse- rhinestone collar
* Pin one to each of your collar tips!

vintage rhinestones  on a pearl choker necklace
* Pin them onto a cluster of pearls or chain necklaces!

6. Just for fun!

Vintage rhinestones + black mask...
* Add them to the edges of a mask for a masquerade ball {or a fun night in the bedroom *wink}


Big announcement!!!

Hey all!!

I have finally taken the “big step” (which is actually a baby step but it feels like huge to me) to open my online store on Etsy!

I was kind of affraid of the list prices so I did a small research and found Etsy to be the best.

So here is my store: Crafty Teacups! Please feel free to visit any time you like and to share with your friends!

I’m excited for “the big step”!

Here’s a shot of the store: