Joy's Life http://joyslife.com Silhouette, Cricut, Sizzix Eclips, KnK Zing, Home Decor, Food, Vinyl & Crafting Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:16:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Thanksgiving Silverware Holders with Epiphany Crafts http://joyslife.com/thanksgiving-silverware-holders-with-epiphany-crafts/ http://joyslife.com/thanksgiving-silverware-holders-with-epiphany-crafts/#respond Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:15:47 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37939 [...] ]]> Thanksgiving Silverware Holders with Epiphany Crafts #Thanksgiving #EpiphanyCrafts #Tablescape #cutnboss #xyron
Happy almost Thanksgiving everyone!  I thought it would be nice to create personalized silverware holders for my family to use on Thanksgiving.  I used file #68389 in the Silhouette Store which is for an envelope/bag.  I just stretched the design out so it would be long enough to fit my silverware.  If you make this just be sure to have some of your silverware on hand to test the length that’s best.  I had no idea my knives were as long as they are.  I wanted to make the holders a little bit shorter but when I added the knife it looked weird, so I had to keep extending it.  Anyway, it only took one sheet of 8-1/2 x 11″ paper to make each holder.  That’s cool to me. ;)

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I embossed each holder with different embossing folders using the Cut’n’Boss machine and those huge Teresa Collins embossing folders.  Next, I used the Xyron 5″ Creative Station to make the leaves quickly sticky so they would adhere to the holders. Easy!

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The fun part was making family photo charms!  I selected some recent photos, shrank them down and printed them on my home printer.  Next, I simply inserted each photo into the Shape Studio Round 14 tool, added a Round 14 Bubble cap and then set them into round charms.

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I’m using the Echo Park All About a Boy paper to help me create some worded rounds.

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I added twine around the holders and hung the charm from the twine.

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I set the words and “L” and “M” letters into the pretty round charm settings.  M for mom!

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I’m looking forward to using these on Thanksgiving and seeing what each person thinks of their special embellishments!

Have a great day!

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Getting Ready for Thanksgiving & Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Sandwiches http://joyslife.com/thanksgiving-pumpkin-spice-ice-cream-sandwiches/ http://joyslife.com/thanksgiving-pumpkin-spice-ice-cream-sandwiches/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:30:05 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=38008 [...] ]]> This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Feast4All #CollectiveBias

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For our family, Thanksgiving is all about spending time together.  It doesn’t matter what we’re doing, whether it’s getting started on our Christmas decorations, cheering for our favorite football teams, playing games or just sitting by the fire, the time together is the best part of the holiday.  So, it’s nice to have things on hand that help us spend less time in the kitchen, especially since we spend all day in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day!  To keep things simple today, I’m making some yummy pizzas and pumpkin spice cookie ice cream sandwiches.  We can eat when we’re ready, not be stuck in the kitchen and get back to the things we enjoy!

Look how easy these ice cream sandwiches are to assemble!  My daughter loves pumpkin spice everything.  I can’t wait for her to get home from college and try these!

Create your own Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Sandwiches by simply baking the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Pumpkin Spice Refrigerated Cookie Dough (which are super yummy and made with LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin, a blend of spices and Premier White Morsels).  Next, put a cookie sheet in the freezer so you can get a nice freeze on your ice cream sandwiches.  Prepare the sandwiches by putting your favorite ice cream, I used vanilla, between two cookies.  Put them on your cold tray and put them back in the freezer.  When they are frozen, they’re ready!  It’s so easy to BAKE SOME LOVE™ with NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Pumpkin Spice Refrigerated Cookie dough.  Get ‘em now!  They’re available for a limited time only!

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As the kids come down, the tree goes up, the pizza gets eaten and the cookies get made!  We had Digiorno Rising Crust Supreme pizza.  It was really good!  Since DIGIORNO® makes sure everything comes from the best places, each pizza has cheese from Wisconsin and tomatoes from California. And they’re all baked up fresh in the best place of all – your oven!  We enjoyed it!  Watch it disappear below.

I’m so glad that we’re going to have our tree up for Thanksgiving.  Now we can surprise our daughter when she comes home for Thanksgiving break!  I like to keep quick things on hand like pizza and those yummy pumpkin spice ice cream sandwiches.  Those things are perfect to share when you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so you can get back to spending time together.

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Here’s how the evening has progressed: eat, laugh, watch the game, play with the dog, put up the tree.  So far, we have lights.  LOL!  Well, at least we’ve had a good time!  Our tree is still a few feet from the ceiling but it looks like it’s right up on it.  Oh well.  I like big trees, I cannot lie.  When my husband and I were first married, I brought home a tree that was so big we could barely move around it in our one bedroom apartment.  I had seriously misjudged the size of that place.  It was so funny.  We’re the same way about Thanksgiving.  Our turkey is always enormous.  I like big birds, I cannot lie.

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I found everything at Walmart, including candles for the Thanksgiving table.  Hey, try this candle decor and gift idea!  I used it on Thanksgiving a few years ago. I got all my candles for the gifts from Walmart.

Happy Thanksgiving to You!

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Happy HollyDays with Coredinations http://joyslife.com/happy-hollydays-with-coredinations/ http://joyslife.com/happy-hollydays-with-coredinations/#respond Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:25:00 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=38046 [...] ]]> Today I’m sharing an easy Holly Card and Box on the Core’dinations blog! You can make your own cute holly set by following my tutorial on the Core blog!

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Need some fun stamps?  Check out my Oh Christmas Puns stamp set on the Joy’s Life Products Page.  That’s what I used on the holly card!

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I created this project while a member of the Core’dinations Design Team.

Happy Hollydays!

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Busy Winter Days Made Easier with Marie Callender’s Pot Pies Family Size http://joyslife.com/busy-winter-days-made-easier-with-marie-callenders-pot-pies-family-size/ http://joyslife.com/busy-winter-days-made-easier-with-marie-callenders-pot-pies-family-size/#comments Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:38:31 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37960 [...] ]]> This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PotPiePlease #CollectiveBias

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When I got up today I thought, “Ahhh…a lovely winter morning.” I was sipping coffee and considering relaxing in front of the fireplace because, as I write this, today is Saturday. Then I remembered, the boys have hair appointments at 10, a basketball game at 7 tonight, my husband wants to start decorating for Christmas and we still need to clean the house. That’s how sipping coffee leisurely turns into gulping coffee and entertaining the idea of starting another pot. Then, I came up with a simple plan. Since we’re running around crazy most of this cold winter day, I’d make sure that we took the time to look at each other face to face across the kitchen table and enjoy a meal. Something simple, something fast and something we all love, chicken pot pie. Of course, I don’t have time to make that from scratch but that’s okay because Marie Callender’s pot pies now it comes in Family Size. Yes!

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Later that day…back from haircuts, one son is already sitting at the kitchen table.  I put the pot pie in when they left.  It takes 1 hour and 35 minutes to cook.  I timed this just right!

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Pie love it!

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With the recent cold-front moving through, pot pies are the perfect comfort food to warm you up.  Homemade gravy mixed with vegetables and all white-meat chicken, in a golden, perfectly flaky crust that’s made from scratch.

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You know what happened here, right?  Correct.  I asked if I could get a quick picture.  I’d like to just say…men!  The truth is that if my daughter was home from college, these photos would be even sillier.  That’s just how it is at my house.  What can I say?  I love it!

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First, how many times do I have to say, put the napkin in your lap?  Then I go to take this picture and little brother decides to attempt this move for laughs.  So, be glad the pie is family sized.  Just sayin’. ;)

We’ve been fans of Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie for years.  I keep the individual servings on hand for the boys so that when they’re hungry and want something fast, they have something warm and filling as well.  I really like that we can all share a pot pie together without me having to make four or (when my daughter is home) five individual ones.  Family sizing this pie was a great idea!  Clearly, my family thinks so! ;)

You can learn more about Marie Callender’s meals at mariecallendersmeals.com.  Visit potpieplease.com for great recipes.  You can also find them on Facebook.

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I found my Family Sized Pot Pie at Walmart!  I’d been running around all day and was so grateful they were open 24 hours.  Whew!  I love being able to fill my list, even when it contains unrelated things, all in one place!

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Stay warm and pie on!

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Reindeer Decor & Joyful Card with Spellbinders & Xyron http://joyslife.com/reindeer-decor-joyful-card-with-spellbinders-xyron/ http://joyslife.com/reindeer-decor-joyful-card-with-spellbinders-xyron/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:00:24 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37914 [...] ]]> Welcome to the Spellbinders  Partner Holiday blog hop Day 3!  You’ll find all of the Day 3 projects here.  Also, don’t miss the Xyron 30 Days of Holiday Projects each day on the Xyron Facebook page!

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I rarely use my name around the holidays.  I don’t know why because I could just “Joy” everything for like a month or two.  This year I feel differently.  I’m going to joy it up.  I’m even going to make myself a “Joy” t-shirt.  You know, in case I forget my name.  LOL!  Which leads me to tell you that earlier this week I gave myself a concussion, for real.  Friends, do not, no matter how much you want that box waaaay up on the shelf, do not swat at it with a yard stick until it falls.  You might catch it but if you don’t, it could whack you right in the forehead.  I should know.  #ShortPeopleProblems #CraftTestHelmet

Here’s a craft that won’t kill you.

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I painted a wooden reindeer with this awesome FolkArt Gold paint. I love this paint so much that I even Instagrammed about it…just sayin’…obsession.  I also did something I try never to do, fussy cutting.  Yep.  I traced the deer and cut it out…by hand. Whaaaat?!  True story.

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Next, I ran the deer though the Xyron 9″ Creative Station.  Look how much you can fit in there!  I’m so glad I have this large Xyron machine.  It made sticking this paper onto the deer super easy.  I dig super easy.

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Speaking of super easy…because I was nursing a concussion I didn’t have a lot of time to make a card but I wanted to share these beautiful Spellbinders dies with you.  So, I did something simple.  I know you’re probably pressed for time during the holiday’s so try this.  I folded a piece of red cardstock in half.  I put the largest square”ish” die from the Spellbinders Shapeablilities (S5-224) Victorian Medallion Three set where it was just hanging over the folded part, so it wouldn’t cut the edge.  Next, I ran it through my Cut ‘n’ Boss machine and ta da!  I had a card.  Easy as store bought pie.  Then I cut out one of the large dies using white cardstock.  Next, I cut out 4 pieces of white cardstock using the smaller (gorgeous) die.  Finally, I cut out a piece of “Joy” paper from the Simple Stories Cozy Christmas and rounded the edges.  I stuck everything down using the Xyron Mega Runner and some liquid glue.

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I also cut out an extra large square shape in red to go over the folded part of the card.  Why?  Because the folded part isn’t the exact size of the large white detailed piece.  Now, no one will know.  Ah ha!  I added red rhinestones to the corners of the card and Stickles to the smaller squares.  Really, really simple.

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I used the lovely Spellbinders Shapeablilties S5-226 Victorian Tassels set to decorate the reindeer.  Without the addition of those pretty pieces, the deer wouldn’t be as festive.  He’s very handsome and ready to party now though!

Spellbinders has some fun things to give away!  For official rules, please visit the Spellbinders Blog.  When you’re ready to complete the entry form, click here.

Happy Holiday Crafting!

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Your Wish Can Help Others – UPS #WishesDelivered http://joyslife.com/ups-wishesdelivered/ http://joyslife.com/ups-wishesdelivered/#respond Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:31:55 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37901 [...] ]]> This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of UPS. All opinions are 100% mine.

Our family has a tradition that I truly love.  One morning in December after school has let out for the holidays, my husband and I lay out a breakfast buffet in our bedroom.  We, plus our three kids, gather in there to eat and watch the 1951 black and white version of A Christmas Carol.  We all pretend that we’re in a fancy hotel suite and no one can leave the room without faux calling down for room service and then slipping quietly out.  I love that we’ve kept that up for the past ten years.  Every year that we watch the movie I’m struck by the line said to Scrooge that it is at this time of the year that “want is most keenly felt and abundance rejoices.”  Want is most keenly felt.

If you’re as moved by those words as I am then you probably have some ideas for things you can do or would like to do to help others, especially during the holiday season.  What if just making your wish could help others?  It can.  UPS will donate $1 to help charity for every wish shared!  Help charity by sharing your wish with UPS?  Easy.  #WishesDelivered

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Between November 10, 2014 – December 31, 2014 submit a wish to UPS.

Simply, post your wish to Twitter or Instagram with the campaign hashtag #WishesDelivered and it will automatically be submitted. Another option is to go directly to the #WishesDelivered site and manually submit there.

Make a wish for someone else. Your wish should be selfless and meaningful and made on behalf of another person. Be creative, like…don’t ask for the new iPhone 6. ;)

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UPS will make a $1 donation to one of their charity partners (Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Club, or Toys for Tots) for every wish submitted, up to $100K total donation.  In simply sharing your wish, you’ll help raise money for charity!

I’ll share my wish with you in an upcoming post.  In the meantime, I want to know what you wished!  Share a link to your wish with me in a blog comment.  I can’t wait to read them!

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Homemade Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Whole Grain Oats http://joyslife.com/homemade-orange-cranberry-whole-grain-oats-oatmeal-cookies/ http://joyslife.com/homemade-orange-cranberry-whole-grain-oats-oatmeal-cookies/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:00:18 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37872 [...] ]]> This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Quaker. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerUp #MyOatsCreation #CollectiveBias

Homemade Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Whole Grain Oats @Target #QuakerUp #MyOatsCreation #masonjar #gifts #spon

Some of my favorite holiday memories are being in the kitchen with my family.  I love it when we’re all cooking together, laughing and some football game or parade is on in the background.  The dog is in the way, the cat keeps opening the door to the garage and letting cold air in and we are all periodically running to stand in front of the fireplace so we can “thaw” ourselves.  Those are some of my happiest moments.  There are a few flavors that really bring the past into the future for me too.  They are cranberries and oranges.  My Mom makes the best orange tea but every time I ask her how to make it, she tells me it’s easy and gives me a general rundown of how it’s done.  She doesn’t live nearby and I never make it right.  So, I honor the traditional oatmeal cookie by adding orange to that.  I may never get my Mom’s tea right but I’ll eat some more of these whole grain oats cookies and use up the rest of my orange attempting to uncover that mystery…while running to the fireplace periodically.

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Doesn’t the holiday packaging on the Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oats canister make you want to create something yummy that’s warm from the oven?  Now I sort of want a blue scarf too.  This special winter packaging is found at Target stores.

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I bought the Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oats (42oz) size.  When you’re picking yours up, save some cash and take this coupon!  I’ve been a coupon maniac lately.  It’s smart!

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Making these cookies is simple.  It’s just a mix, stir and bake situation.  That will leave you plenty of time to act silly.  My husband decided to pretend that he’s in a speed rush to the oven and has provided us with a posed faux quick action shot.  Note the dog’s look is like, “This again?”  LOL!  I mixed everything up and my son’s rolled the dough into cookie shapes.  The dog looked on.  My daughter was home from college for the weekend but was out so we’re missing her in these shots.  We’ll have to make more when she comes home again…’cause…they’re…awesome!

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Add cookies to a mason jar and they’re ready for gift giving!  This is a perfect neighbor gift!  Consider adding a “to and from” tag with the recipe on the back of it.  That’s super thoughtful!

Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Author: 
Serves: 36
 
This recipe is adapted from Better Homes & Gardens Cook Book.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Oats
  • zest from one large orange
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. Beat butter for about 30 seconds.
  2. Mix in half of the flour.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except dried cranberries and orange zest.
  4. Mix in the other half of the flour.
  5. Stir in cranberries and orange zest.
  6. Round dough by hand or drop rounded teaspoons of dough 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden.

 Homemade Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with Whole Grain Oats @Target #QuakerUp #MyOatsCreation #masonjar #gifts #spon

Next, I want to try making butterscotch walnut oatmeal cookies!  I think oatmeal ideas are endless.  When I’m not using it in cookie dough, I’m eating it for breakfast.  What do you like to make with Quaker Oats?

You can connect with Quaker on Facebook and Pinterest!

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How to Create a Felt Leaf Grapevine Wreath http://joyslife.com/how-to-create-a-felt-leaf-grapevine-wreath/ http://joyslife.com/how-to-create-a-felt-leaf-grapevine-wreath/#respond Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:24:37 +0000 http://joyslife.com/?p=37711 [...] ]]> How to Create a Felt Leaf Grapevine Wreath #Wreath #Craftwell #felt #TimHoltz #CutNBoss #TeresaCollins #HomeDecor #Autumn

This project is so easy and so fun.  You just need cheap felt from your local craft store, a leaf die (I’m using Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves), a grapevine wreath, a hot glue gun and a die cutting machine.  I’m using the Cut ‘n’ Boss.

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I love the Cut ‘n’ Boss because it works with so many different kinds of dies AND because it’s electronic.  Just plug it in, push the dies though and let the machine do the work.  YAY to that!  I just don’t want to hand crank that many felt leaves.  You know what I mean?  Anyway…I’ve shown you how to cut felt in the Cut ‘n’ Boss using thin dies but here’s how to do it with the thick ones.  You want to use the A platform, the die face up, the material and the other A platform.  A few times I had to push the platforms in further than usual for my machine to realize I was putting something in there, then it took it.  You might try putting these small, chunky dies closer to the end of the platform so your machine “feels the sandwich” if it’s not recognizing anything being there at first.

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Can you believe that this machine can cut that kind of detail out of felt?  I’m astounded EVERY time.  Really.  Each time I put a die in there and try cutting something that I believe is difficult to cut with detail I think, “There’s no way this will work”.  So far, it’s worked every time and I’m newly impressed every single time.  LOL!

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This project is seriously easy.  The machine does all the work.  The hardest thing you have to do is choose colors of felt and glue the leaves onto the wreath.  That’s my kind of home decor project.  I’m using a 12″ grapevine wreath by Darice.  My hot glue gun is by Martha Stewart.  I like it because it has a low and high temperature switch.  That allows me to use all kinds of glue sticks.

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I’m using this pretty “Hello” from the Teresa Collins Memory Die Set.  Want to know why I cut it out so much?  Because I kept meaning to cut it on the glitter side of this paper but twice cut it out on the plain back side instead.  Doh!  Yep.  Everybody does that kind of stuff.

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Once I finally remembered to cut “hello” on the right side of the glitter paper it looked gorgeous!  I used a little glue and stuck it to the leaves on my wreath.  So dainty, so sweet.  I love it!  I’m using Core’dinations Glitter Silk glitter paper.  It rocks.

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Seriously.  A hot glue gun, cheap craft felt, leaf dies, Teresa Collins hello die, glitter paper, a wreath, the Cut ‘n’ Boss.  You’re done.

I hope you enjoyed this project!  I had a blast making it!

#Craftwell #DesignTeam

I created this project while participating on the Craftwell Design Team.

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