Next Stop…Creativation 2018

I’m heading West today to Phoenix for warmer weather and the Creativation Trade Show.

While there, I will get to see the latest and the greatest in the Hobby and Craft Industry.

Can you say Creative Overload?

I will be doing make and takes in the Deflecto Booth first thing Saturday morning and again

in the afternoon.  I will be demoing in the Tape Technologies Booth on Monday afternoon.

In between working…I will be walking the show, networking, meeting up with old friends

and hopefully taking lots of pictures to share with you.

After the show is over, I’ll be heading to Sedona, AZ for a little rest and relaxation.

I can’t wait to get out of this cold and snow.    Stay tuned….more to come.

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Making it Cozy…

Cozy up the house this Winter with a personalized flannel pillow!

When the holidays are “really” over and everything is finally packed away…

it’s time for me to relax, cozy up with a comfy pillow, warm blanket and a good book.

I love to hibernate in the winter.  (I really don’t like the cold)   

That’s when I start layering up the house (and me) with blankets and pillows.

I like it warm and “cozy”.

To make my Cozy pillow you’ll need:

Directions:

  1. With right sides together, sew three sides of the flannel pieces together to create the pillow cover. Turn so the right side is facing out.
  2. Position the letters on the front then, following directions on the back of the package, iron in place using a pressing cloth.  Let cool then turn the pillow cover inside out and iron again from the back.  Let cool for at least one minute, then turn again with the right sides out.
  3. Insert the pillow form then stitch then the pillow cover closed.

My cozy pillow was created for and sponsored by Joy SA.

Joy® iron-on numbers and letters are available in different sizes, colors and fonts at your favorite craft stores…

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Organizing… the Kids Craft Cabinet

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I have this awkward wall cabinet between my kitchen and dining room.

It opens fully on the dining  room side and only partially on the kitchen side.

Not completely functional, it doesn’t get used all that much.

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It’s been the dumping spot of misc. household and kid crafts for the past two decades.

My very active grandsons are always wanting to make something, do something.

I thought a more organized easily accessed spot would be a good idea.

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After a little sorting and purging, it’s nice and neat.

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Everything’s labeled.  It’s easy to find everything they’ll need.

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Here’s the products I used to organize my Kid’s Craft Cabinet from Deflecto Craft:

“This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.”

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Happy New Year 2018

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By the time we get through all the Christmas Festivities and Parties….

I’m ready to stay in and eat pizza by the time New Year’s Eve comes along.

Relaxing and low key is the answer.

We may even toast the New Year, that is if he’s still awake.

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Even though we’re not having a big party, Party Hats are always fun.

I must have been really good this year…

because Santa brought me a new Silhouette CAMEO 3 Wireless Cutting Machine*

I used my new present to whip up some simple party hats

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I used two strips of Ultra FX Glitter Vinyl from Styletech and laid them side by side.

I made sure my fonts lined up so that I could cut both colors at the same time.

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  • I also cut a large mat shape from black cardstock and a slightly smaller mat shape using silver metallic vinyl.
  • I used the transfer paper to remove all the letters at once and laid them onto my shiny mat to create my hat.
  • I cut the bottom section of the mat shape and added a small strip of vinyl for extra decoration.  I created a band for my hat from two strips of cardstock and stuck the “happy new year” mat on the front.  (pretty simple)

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Now it’s a party.  (well sort of)

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Top Ten Blog Posts of 2017

As 2017 winds to an end…

It’s fun to look back through the year and pick which posts were your favorite (and mine too).

As a special treat, this year, I’m joining along in with a group of 40 awesome

Creative Bloggers in a Blog Hop sharing their top 10 favorite posts.

Prepare yourself for Creative Goodness Overload.

 

 

 

 

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If you’ve come from Tifany DeGough  your next stop would be  Melissa Elsner.

As promised here is the full list of the Top Ten Blog Hop…. (enjoy!)

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How to make a last minute gift bag from a 12″ x 12″ piece of scrapbook paper.

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It’s getting to be crunch time… Need a cute little gift bag?

This gift bag measures 4″ x 6′ and is made from one 12″ x 12″ piece of double sided

scrapbook paper.   (The paper used on my bags are from Paper House Productions.)

How to make a last minute Gift Bag…

  • Cut paper to 8 ¼” x 11 ¾”.
  • Score the top of the paper ¾”.
  • Score the bottom of the paper 1 ½”.
  • Score the paper at ¾”, 4 ¾”, 5 ½”, 6 ¼”, 10 ¼” and 11″

  • Fold paper along score lines using mountain and valley folds.
  • Make cuts as indicated on the diagram below.
  • Fold over the top scored section to expose the reverse side of the double sided paper.
  • Glue the top 1/2″ scored section down first before assembling the rest of the bag.

  • Glue sides together and then glue bottom flaps.
  • Punch holes on the top of the newly assembled bag.
  • Cut white sheer ribbon in half.  Insert into holes, tie not on the inside of the bag.
  • Embellish your bag with additional images and tag.

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Sprucing Up with Holiday Greens

I took advantage of the beautiful warm December Day we had yesterday to spend time outside

sprucing up the front porch with some Holiday greenery.

This year…October and November was an extremely busy and stressful time for me.

And, even though I winterized and cleaned up most of the flowers in the flower beds.

The big pots on the front porch were ignored.  A little Holiday Love was needed.

I used my Fiskars Pruning Shears* and went around the yard and cutting sprigs of pine

branches from the large pine trees in my yard.  (lucky for me I have several)

I have a friend who buys an extra Christmas tree to chop up the branches to use for greenery.

After finishing cleaning out the pot…

I stuck the ends of the branches into the dirt filling up the pot making it look like a little tree.

I added a few pinecones for fun.

I tied a simple bow around the neck of a solar lamp and added that to the pot.

So simple and easy.  But, what a difference it makes.

One for the other side of the stairs as well.

A little Holiday swag for the sled.

I love this vintage sled I picked up at a flea market last year for only $15… skates included.

I’m keeping it fairly simple again this year.

I’ll be honest, with losing my Dad last month, I’ve had a hard time decorating this year.

I’m giving myself grace to keep it simple.  Family is really all that matters.

Happy Holidays…from my house to yours.

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