16 Brand Yourself: Brand-erific DIY Business Cards

About a month ago, I introduced a new series on ideas to grow your creative brand. Ideas personalize your creative business by DIY’ing your ‘marketing’ materials.
Part 2: DIY Business cards. Brand Yourself: Brand-erific Ideas to Brand-ify Your Creative Business | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

I proceeded to show you one of the many ways to Brand-ify yourself as a Creative business by creating a custom leather portfolio notepad holder. And today I’m back with another branding idea… creating personalized business cards:

DIY Business cards, part of the series: Brand Yourself- Brand-erific Ideas to Brand-ify Your Creative Business | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com #silhouette #DIY

6 #thriftscorethursday $5 Pool Table

Helllllo Thursday, how you doin?! One more day until the weekend annnd it’s #thriftscorethursday! My favorite blogging day of the week. This week’s score is certainly not the prettiest of photos but just wait until you see what kinda deal I spotted!!

Oh and before we head off to the thrift store treasures ahead, I have two quick updates...

1. Did you catch my very first contributor post on All Things Thrifty on Tuesday?! If not, you'll want to stop over there for some pretty stellar Freebie Ice Cream Wrappers: 
Four Free Printable Ice Cream Wrappers  | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

2. Interestingly enough, I'm also over at The Happier Homemaker with yet another Freebie for ya in the form of MOVIE NIGHT INVITATIONS so stop by to get your buttery pop-corn lovin' hands on them:
Customizable Movie Night Invitations | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

Wowza what a week!!

And now back to your regularly scheduled program:
#thriftscorethursday Week 21 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession and Brynne from The Gathered Home

Brynne from The Gathered Home and I love thrifting so much that we started this weekly challenge 22 weeks ago showing off the absolute bargains we’ve spotted or purchased.

The best part has been thumbing through Instagram every week checking out the drool-worthy pieces you, our dear friends, come across. So forewarned eye candy ahead--} #thriftscorethursday (on Instagram).

12 Homemade Beer BBQ Sauce Recipe

I am crazy excited to be among 9 other fabulous bloggers throwing down our favorite barbecue techniques. Today I’m showing off my sassy Homemade BBQ Beer Sauce, and let me tell you, it’s nothing short of Lip-Smackin’!

Simple Homemade Beer BBQ Sauce Recipe | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com #homemade #recipe #BBQ #BBQ_sauce #Barbecue

3 #thriftscorethursday Vintage Coca Cola Cooler

Welcome back my friends!! We collectively took the week off of #thriftscorethursday last week, but we’re back and ready to share the love of vintage, unique and sassy finds!

So what the hay is this Thrift Score Thursday?! Well, my lovely friends Brynne from The Gathered Home, Megan from Rental Revival and I challenge the world to scour antique shops, thrift stores, and any other second hand shops finding and or buying those gorgeous pieces you just cannot live without. Then snap a pic, slap a hash tag, #thriftscorethursday on Instagram or #thriftscorethursday on Twitter, and we’ll drool over them together.
#thriftscorethursday Week 21 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival

1 June Giveaway: 2 Passes to The Color Run + Discount Code

Howdy friends!! I’m so excited about today’s giveaway not only am I shelling out TWO free passes to The Color Run in Milwaukee on July 6th, but I’m also sending you off with a $5 off code (valid anywhere), so I hope you’ll stick around!!

Let me tell you, The Color Run has put the ‘fun’ back in ‘run.’ I mean where else will you find rules that state “wear white” then “finish plastered in color?!”
June Giveaway: Passes to The Color Run Milwaukee July 6th 2014 click through for your chance to #win | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com #giveaway #thecolorrun #Happiest5K

6 Land of the Free because of the Brave Free Printable (Summer Hop)

Are you ready for a spectacular Free Patriotic Printable today?! I sure hope so!

After spotting a t-shirt similar to this one in my Facebook feed last year, I just knew I HAD to incorporate the saying “Land of the Free because of the Brave” somewhere in my home. After a little sketch-fest, I whipped up this little ditty:

Land of the Free because of the Brave Free Printable (Summer Hop) | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com #freebie #free_printable


13 Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Placemats

Remember a few weeks ago when I showed you how to create a layered Red, White, and Blue Tablescape and gave you a glimpse at those handmade Patriotic Placemats? Well I’m back to show you how those babies were made. And let me tell you they’re ridiculously easy to make.
How to make these Red White and Blue Patriotic Placemats | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com


Since we wanted every piece on the red, white and blue table to shine in their own subtle ways, we opted for plain yet thoughtful placemats. That’s where we came up with solid red and blue backgrounds with bright white meaningful words to represent what Independence Day, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day mean to us.

Oh and today I’m teaming up with my Silhouette Challenge buddies to spit out 34 more Patriotic projects, using our favorite cutting tool, the Silhouette Cameo. So I hope you’ll stick around!!

2 #thriftscorethursday Wooden Pineapple Bowls

Oh my God We’re Back Again… channeling my inner teen-aged self for this week’s #thriftscorethursday.  Brynne from The Gathered Home, Megan from Rental Revival and I get our thrift on every week right along side you. So snap a photo and slap a hashtag on it!

#thriftscorethursday Week 20 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival

12 FONTS FONTS FONTS: 20 Charming, Scripty, and Free

Holy cow, where did May go?! Has it really been two months since I first introduced this little monthly font series?! Let me it up to by showing off 20 Charming Scripty FREE fonts!!

Since some of you requested font resources that I’ve used on various projects (like the freebie printable blog planner, or the DIY Geometric Heart Journal), I thought I’d help feed your font addiction. This time ‘round, let’s check out some fancy fonts:
FONTS! Fonts! Fonts! 20 Charming, Scripty, and Free. | Monthly font series by www.blackandwhiteobsession.com // perfect for parties, invitations, weddings, printables, Christmas Cards, + more.
You can find all these fonts for free by clicking the links below:

--} Fancy // Badiane
--} Dapper // Nella Sue
--} Royals // Dragon is Coming
--} Exquisite // Young and Beautiful
--} Lavish // Black Olives
--} Posh // Miama
--} Chic // Signerica
--} A-list // Magnolia
--} Diamonds // Tamoro Script
--} Millions // Notera
--} Dazzling // 5th Grade Cursive
--} Striking // Sverige Script
--} Polished // Realistik
--} Classy // Austie Bost Rest of Our Lives
--} Glamorous // Royal Chicken
--} Elegant // Thirsty Script
--} Swanky // Birds of Paradise
--} Dashing // Wolf in the City
--} Ravishing // Cheddar Jack
--} Ornate // Housegrind

These fonts have 1000 uses, like typography posters, graphic design, Wedding Invitations, Party Invites, Photo Overlays, Crafty Projects + a whole lot more. What would you use them for?

Let's play a fill-in-the-blank game: "You know you're a font junkie when ____________."


Are you also a font junkie? I have these wicked-awesome Pinterest boards specifically dedicated to fonts + typography and dedicated to Graphical Geniusesyou’re welcome!

>> Looking for more fonts within this series? You can find those here.

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