Thursday, April 14, 2016

A new Banner and SUSAN BENNETT !!

Have you seen my fantastic new Etsy shop banner? If not, here it is:

There is also this one: 

I had a REALLY hard time choosing which one to use! Which do you like? I love how the top one ties seemlessly with the page having the white background and my shop name really seems to stand out. But I do love the gold copy against the pink background in the one below. UGH! Both of them are so pretty.

Guess who did them for me? None other then the awesome Susan Bennett from OnesofLove. That's right, go ahead and click on it - it will take you right to her Etsy shop where she sells customized items from chalkboards, nursery items, teacher gifts, birthday invites and more. I gave her a short description of what I wanted as an Etsy banner and she ran with it, nailing what I wanted right on the head -and was done within just a couple days!!

Ok, if you haven't already clicked over to Susan's shop let me point you in a specific direction that may help you if you're in need of the perfect Mother's Day gift. You heard me. MOTHER'S DAY! It may seem like forever away but you only have 3 weeks! I am sure you have the best mom ever, (except probably not because my mom wins in that department), why not tell her with something she can use every day? Or your grandma, maybe? 

Get your order in and sit back and relax while Susan does the rest. Want it to say something else? No problem, just let Susan know. She is super easy to work. People, these are only $18. Show your momma some love. 

Here are some of my other favorites from Susan's shops. Go check her out, you won't be sorry you did!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Blooming Red Rose Enhanced with Glitter Shown on Stem

Limited to quantity on hand, our Blooming Red Rose Enhanced with Glitter is a stunning piece. It is sold in our shop as a flower head only. Perfect for floral crowns, millinery pieces, as a cake decoration ect. But it can also be added onto a stem.
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 Here is an example of this beautiful rose on a stem. You can choose from various stems offered in the shop to add to your rose to use in a bouquet or other floral arrangement. See our choice of stems in stock here. Or copy/paste this link:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

I've said it before and I'll say it again, but seeing a customers vision come together into a beautiful work of art makes my heart happy. When Jill B. first came to me asking about different floral choices in the shop I was excited about what she was envisioning for a special place in her home.
She wanted bright, happy colors that would flow with the white couch she had decorated with equally energetic pillows.
With little coaching from me, Jill pieced together a beautiful arrangement that will match her decor with such perfection you'd think she bought them together at a home decor store. Below you can see what Jill purchased and how the final pieces came together. Because of the size of the vase Jill had to cut the stems to size. It turned out amazing Jill, well done and thank you for letting me share!!

Monday, October 19, 2015

DIY Floral Monogram Tuturial

Monograms beautifully decorated with flowers is one craft that always catches my eye. A simple and SUPER easy way to brighten your space during drab winter months, or a quick project to welcome spring. I found an easy to follow tutorial done with splendid pictures provided by Amy over at Allparenting. The process starts with a simple list of supplies. Add what you don't have to your next crafty shopping list. If floral is one thing on your list but you don't want to spend a bunch of time searching, check out our ready made Grab Bags in the shop. Or take a gander through the garden to hand pick your favorite floral.

Once you've got your hands on all the goodies, let's get started.

Isn't it fabulous!? I would love to have my own floral monogram hanging on my front door. Maybe one for every season. I guess I better start crafting! Be sure to share with us your floral crafts using Simplyserra floral and we'll be sure to feature you if you want! You can share on Instagram @SimplyserraFloral or on our Facebook page:

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

DIY Tutotial Tuesday - Fake Flower Balloons

Planning a celebration of some kind? Haeley over at Design Improvised has a totally cute idea floating around right here on this little blog today. I ran across her brilliant idea and had to share it with you along with a link to her DIY tutorial. 

Isn't that so simple and cute? These would be adorable as part of a table center, sidelined down an aisle or sidewalk or part of a photography shoot

The best part, the supplies are simple, easy to find and as cheap or expensive as you want them to be (namely the floral). Speaking of floral? Need some? Our grab bag selections are a great way to get a host of wonderful floral at an amazing price. Find those HERE. Otherwise, you can choose from any of our other beautiful flowers HERE. Your choice of flowers can dictate the mood of your event. Here's a list of what you'll need to make this fun project.

Are you ready to see how Haeley made these cute "Fake Flower Balloons"? Check out her tutorial on her blog over HERE and then go have a lovely day.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

DIY Flower Arrangement Idea

Oftentimes I get customers (or potential customers) who send me photos of arrangements or projects they are looking to replicate. Sometimes from Pinterest, other times from blogs or online magazines ect. They seek help in choosing floral they can use or in this particular case, they need help identifying what floral is being used in the project. I love being able to help, and I love seeing what people are trying to create or replicate! So, recently a customer contacted me and they were trying out an idea they saw on the blog "the thrifty crafter." I love the idea so I wanted to share it with you especially because it involves Fall colors and Autumn is peeking it's head in the door literally as I write! You can find lots of other Fall ideas in the blog post HERE.

Flowers with Acorns and Lentils

Isn't that a fun idea? I love the cleverness of using a water bottle bottom to hold a place for the flowers. It makes it super easy to change out different flowers for every season. Perhaps subbing the acorns for sand or sunflower seeds in summer! If you'd like to see other fun and creative vase filler ideas here is a great Pinterest page to get ideas from:

Happy Fall! 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sophia Roses: What's the Difference?

We are currently adding to our popular Sophia Rose line in our SimplyserraFloral shop. This line offers a tighter rose bloom for those needing a younger looking rose but in the same amazing "Sophia Rose" material. These photos show the difference between the fully bloomed rose and the blooming rose.   

What are you creating? Either of these roses are a gorgeous choice, or blending the two would be amazing!