BOO Ribbon Wall Hanging – Faber Castell & May Arts Blog Hop
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BOO Ribbon Wall Hanging – Faber Castell & May Arts Blog Hop

Be sure to check out the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft / May Arts blog hop!  There are some great projects, ideas and prizes on both blogs! The blog hop will end at 12am EST on September 28th. Winners will be announced on the companies’ blogs on September 30th. Here’s a little peek at what I…

52: Episode 14: How to Make Tiny Books for Jewelry, Magnets and Embellishments
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52: Episode 14: How to Make Tiny Books for Jewelry, Magnets and Embellishments

You’re going to love this episode of the “52 Craft Series“!  We’ll be making the cutest tiny books that are perfect for turning into jewelry, magnets and embellishments for your scrapbooks, cards or anything you can dream up! And now…for the video! Here are things I used in this video: UTEE, Melting Pot, E-6000 and a…

Wood Block Photo Holder – Lori Whitlock Design Team
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Wood Block Photo Holder – Lori Whitlock Design Team

Blocks of wood can be a great canvas for your craft projects.  You can have wood cut at your local hardware store or even find some wood blocks at craft stores.  My husband had scrap wood from projects he’d done and was kind enough to sand and route them for me to use.  (Thanks babe!)…

Halloween Wall Hanging from Upcycled Lamp Shade & How to Paint Fabric
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Halloween Wall Hanging from Upcycled Lamp Shade & How to Paint Fabric

This post is about one of my favorite things: upcycling.  That’s where you take something that is no longer useful and give it a new purpose.  I’ve done that with two things in this post.  I used the top lampshade piece from this project and some HIDEOUS Teletubbie fabric that I bought a decade ago and I…

Trick or Treat Halloween Painted Sign
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Trick or Treat Halloween Painted Sign

You can make a great spooky Halloween card using Lori’s 3D Card Trick or Treat file. I thought the card was such a cool design that I wanted to be able to use it as part of my yearly Halloween decor, so I grabbed some paint, vinyl and a canvas and created this fun seasonal…

Living Dead Gate Fold Zombie Card – Cricut A Frightful Affair
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Living Dead Gate Fold Zombie Card – Cricut A Frightful Affair

Woo hoo!  This is my first “gate fold” card.  Am I the last person to ever make one?  They are so easy!  If you haven’t tried one, here’s how to make a Gate Fold card: Find the center of a 6×12 piece of paper.  Fold each side in toward that center point and crease with…

Halloween Upcycle Frappuccino Bottle
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Halloween Upcycle Frappuccino Bottle

 I don’t know where I’ve been when it comes to making projects using these cool bottles but I finally did it!  It was super fun! Need vinyl?  I like to buy mine from Expressions Vinyl. I bought these Starbucks frappuccino’s at my local grocery store and my sons helped empty them…into their tummies.  I washed…

Halloween Pumpkin Box Treat Holders Lori Whitlock Design Team
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Halloween Pumpkin Box Treat Holders Lori Whitlock Design Team

These pumpkin boxes are so easy to make that you’re going to love them just for that reason alone.  The other obvious greatness about them is how super cute they are.  Am I right?  Totally. 😉  You can find this “Pumpkin Box” file in Lori Whitlock’s store right here. I’m in love with double sided…

Easy and Versatile Numbers Card for Halloween or Birthday
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Easy and Versatile Numbers Card for Halloween or Birthday

I can’t believe my baby is about to be a teenager!  It’s true that I call all my children “my babies” but this one is actually my youngest.  This means I have all teens!  I used Lori Whitlock’s Number Pattern card to make a Halloween”ish” card that will also suit a 13th b’day…especially one that…