Monday, July 28, 2014

Make it in Minutes Monday!

Welcome to Make it in Minutes Monday… the Mini Series. I thought it would be fun to feature some quick and easy cards or projects that take minutes to make, but look like you spent hours.


This is the perfect card to make for a friend. I made this card  using a cut file from Jennifer Wambach (#62757) that I purchased from the Silhouette on-line store. My finished size is 4 x 4 inches, but you could size it to meet your needs!

You could use this cute file to make several cards and use them for a gift. Who wouldn’t want a set of these cards?

Have a great day and be sure to stop back on Wednesday!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Simply Organized Sunday

Welcome to Simply Organized Sunday…SOS for short. Every Sunday I showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home. This week we have some amazing craft room tours for you!

I love this cottage style craft room designed by Jessica from Mom 4 Real.


Be sure to click here to see more photos of her space! And here to see over 30 creative craft rooms and spaces thanks to the Country Chic Cottage. Be sure to grab a beverage, you will want to see them all!

Have a great day!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Fab Five Friday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. For those of you that are new to this blog, every Friday I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.


I am so thrilled to be on Lori Whitlock’s design team that I have been doing my happy dance for days! This is just an example of some of the amazing projects featured on her blog. I love this project from Traci and thought you would too! For more project ideas, be sure to check out Lori’s Pinterest page.


A special thanks to Ginger Snap Crafts for putting together 10 of her most popular Silhouette Tutorials. I love her brightly stenciled card!


I have posted several tutorials on different ways to use the envelope punch and could not wait to share another one! Thanks Ginger Snap Crafts! These mini boxes are adorable and so easy!


Beckie is so creative, she turned old t-shirts into yarn. Click here for the details.


Then she used the yarn she created to make shoe laces! How does she come up with all these wonderful ideas?


Stacey is a member of Lori Whitlock’s creative team and is mega talented. Be sure to check out her blog, Stacey’s Stamping Stage.  She is currently part of a blog hop sponsored by the Twinery and Poppystamps. Don’t miss it!

Have a fun filled Fab Five Friday!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Exciting News

I am thrilled to announce that I am on Lori Whitlock’s design team! I am so honored to be working with such an amazing group of women.

As you know, I am a huge Lori Whitlock fan and use her files and papers on many of my projects. Below are just a few of my favorites.


I love Lori’s three dimensional files. Click here to see entire post.


I am also a huge box card fan and loved this file. Click here for more information.



Lori’s envelopes and liners are the best I have used! Super simple and elegant.


Lori’s shadow box is one of my all-time favorite projects. Click here to see the entire project.

Be sure to check out Lori's blog when you get a chance.  Thanks Lori for including me on your team!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wedding Signs

My husband, Bill and Pat our brother-in-law were in charge of making several signs for our niece’s wedding.

Bill created the signs in Photoshop, thanks to some input from the bride and her mother! And of course lots of ideas from Pinterest! The font in "Happily Ever after starts here" is called Billion Stars and came from DaFont.



The signs were printed using our Canon Pro 9000 Mark II wide printer and attached to Pat's 12"x20" frames he made from old wood.


The last sign asked guests to sign a piece of fabric that would be turned in to a quilt. I love how Bill used a quilt graphic for the background!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Silhouette Promotion


This month’s Silhouette promo includes…
  • a CAMEO Designer Edition bundle
  • a Portrait Designer Edition bundle
  • PLUS 40% OFF Silhouette Designer Edition Software. Simply click here (SilhouetteAmerica.com/Designer) and use promo code: BOUTIQUE at checkout.
The Silhouette Studio Designer software is incredible and I use it on every project. I use the ruler tool for increased accuracy on every project! The Studio Designer Edition software also allows me to import SVG files and you all know how much I love them. To see a detailed PDF comparison between the Silhouette Studio software and the Studio Designer Edition software, click here. Did I mention that I love the advanced knife and eraser tools and you will too! The Silhouette Designer edition also gives you the ability to convert shapes into rhinestone patterns and sketch patterns and much more.

Have a great day and happy shopping!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Make it in Minutes Monday

Welcome to Make it in Minutes Monday… the Mini Series. I thought it would be fun to feature some quick and easy cards or projects that take minutes to make, but look like you spent hours.


I made this cute box for my nephew using a cut file from Sophie Gallo (#62918) that I purchased from the Silhouette on-line store. The paper and stickers are from Samantha Walker. It was super easy and you only glue one tab. Love it!


Have a great day and be sure to stop back on Wednesday!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Simply Organized Sunday

Welcome to Simply Organized Sunday…SOS for short. Every Sunday I showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home.


A special thanks to my sister for sending me this informative link from Everything Etsy! I so want a wrapping station!



Here are more 25 more craft room ideas from Everything Etsy!

Have a great day!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fab Five Friday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. For those of you that are new to this blog, every Friday I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.


I love this coaster set from Brigit Mann and you will love her blog, Bridget Scraps too!

Check out How to Make Your Own Paper Tape by April Derrick on Snapguide.

I am such a fan of snap guides and was thrilled when my sister sent me this link on how to make your own paper tape. I can’t wait to try this technique!


If you want to save time in the kitchen so you have more time to craft, check out these clever tips from Listotic. I am in favor of anything that gives me more crafting time! I love the yogurt pops (#14).


I think script fonts are my favorite and I cannot wait to download some of these free fonts from Black and White Obsession. My favorite is Exquisite.


I also love her Super Bold fonts!


Since a girl can never have too many fonts I just had to share more freebies with you all! Be sure to scroll down to see more free fonts from Little White Whale. I am lovin Society Editor!


Have a fun filled Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Wedding!

Our niece got married this weekend and my husband was the photographer! We had a great time at the wedding and I'd like to share a few photos with you.



Alyson looked stunning in her wedding dress.


We love her new husband, Nick and are so happy he is part of our family!


Our nephew, Landon was the ring bearer. He looks like he is proposing to the adorable flower girl.

Thanks for looking at Bill's photos and be sure to stop in Friday for an all-new Fab Five Friday.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Make it in Minutes Monday

Welcome to Make it in Minutes Monday… the Mini Series. I thought it would be fun to feature some quick and easy cards or projects that take minutes to make, but look like you spent hours.


I made this card using paper and stickers from the Anna Griffin Garden Window kit. Click here if you would like to see a review of this kit.

I cut the pink scroll cut using a die from Anna Griffin Lace Trimmings Cuttlebug Embossing Folders and Dies collection and pink paper from her Soft Hues Metallic Card Layers Kit. Click here to see my review of that kit.

Did I mention how much I love Anna Griffin?

Have a great day and be sure to stop back on Wednesday!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Simply Organized Sunday

Welcome to Simply Organized Sunday…SOS for short. Every Sunday I showcase blogs, websites or posts that provide innovative approaches to organizing and designing your craft space as well as other areas in your home.


I love simple, fun and inexpensive ways to organize my craft room using my Silhouette Cameo and I did my happy dance when I discovered this post.

If you are looking for even more ways to get organized, be sure to check out this post and while you are there, check out the entire Black and White Obsession blog! I love number 33 and I want to make
a few chalkboard vinyl labels for my craft room.

Have a great day!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fab Five Friday

Welcome to Fab Five Friday. For those of you that are new to this blog, every Friday I showcase five blogs, websites or posts that I think you will enjoy.

Can you believe it is time for Summer Sneak Peeks? I am sad to say that the summer CHA show no longer exists, however, two shows have been created to take its place. To read more about the change and see all the sneak peeks click here. Nancy Nally is an expert on gathering all the sneak peeks into one easy-to-view place and she has made it even easier this year. Thanks Nancy!


This is a sneak peek from Basic Grey's new line designed by Kelly Purkey


I love Kelly’s embellishments!


I am a huge fan of Mod Podge or as I have mistakenly pronounced it, "Modge Podge". These adorable bags are made using glitter and Mod Podge. Click here for the info.


These one of-a-kind plates are made using scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. Yahoo…another use for leftover card stock! Click here to check out this post by Pretty Handy Girl.


They are so cute when filled with goodies!


For those of you that have recently purchased a Cricut Explore machine, you may want to check out this very informative post from Vintage Revivals.

Have a fun filled Fab Five Friday!

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