Sunday, April 30, 2017

SOS 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 am not overly fond of spring cleaning, but this post really helped. I just purchased several Magic Erasers. Now I need to wait for the magic to happen!


I can’t wait to try them on scuff marks. Wow!

Be sure to visit One Good Thing by Jillee for everything you wanted to know about Magic Erasers. It is a very informative post! So many uses for Magic Erasers!

Have a wonderfully organized Sunday!

Friday, April 28, 2017

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 always searching for a good marinara recipe and this one may be it. Be sure to visit Very Well for the recipe and eight ways to use marinara sauce.


A dear friend made a bracelet out of shrink plastic that was amazing. She used her explore, but you can also use your Silhouette. Be sure to visit Silhouette’s blog for the details on how to us shrink plastic.


I am seriously enjoying spring and these pink clover planning stickers will help me have fun while organizing. I am a huge fan of Vintage Glam Studio and really appreciate her free printables.


I am not sure this magnetic herb garden is super practical but it looks like so much fun! I can just see my cats trying to jump up and eat the herbs. Be sure to visit this site to see the video.


If you are looking for more ideas for using your Minc Machine, be sure to check out Heidi Swapp’s Minc it Monday post.

I love how she uses vellum with her Minc machine.



Thanks Heidi for the informative video!

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Monday, April 24, 2017

SOS 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 am down with a bug and taking a couple of days off, so you may not see a post for a couple of days.

I am a huge fan of 5 Minute Crafts and thought you might enjoy a compilation of their best life hacks.



Click here to view their channel and tons more videos. I love their kitchen hack video too!

Have a wonderfully organized Sunday!

Friday, April 21, 2017

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 can’t wait to order this the new Cricut cartridge to make these adorable giftables.

Click here for details from Anna Griffin. Be sure to scroll down on the page to see all of her examples.


Another great post from Silhouette School. I need to buy some high temp tape.


I always get excited to see Hero Arts Summer catalog. You are going to love their new releases.


Kristina has designed another stunning card and I can’t wait to give this technique a try. Wow!



And thanks for the great video too!


Speaking of stunning cards, be sure to check out this technique from Melissa.



Thanks for the informative video.

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Monday, April 17, 2017

House Shaped Box Card

I love box cards and thought this would be perfect for a friend who just purchased a new home.


For this card, I used the A2 House Shaped Box Card (#184828) that I purchased from the Silhouette on-line store. I used the Cat Silhouette file (#31576) for the black cats. I just flipped the design for the second cat. We have two black cats so I just had to add them.

For the grass I used the Grass and Border file (#56521). Lastly, I decided to add a pot so I purchased the Potted House Plants (#25800) file. The paper is from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous Monday!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

SOS 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 is Heidi Swapp’s before photo.


I love the black and white details!


Heidi made the shelves herself! Wow!

For more photos visit Heidi Swapp’s blog.

Have a wonderfully organized Sunday!

Friday, April 14, 2017

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.


Be sure to visit Pretty Pink Posh Designer for details on how to make this last minute Easter candy treat tent. Adorable!

Speaking of Easter, visit Tatertots and Jello for 12 ways to decorate your Easter Table.


Visit A Pair and A Spare for details on how to  make a travel journal the easy way!


I think this shortie tag album from Kathy by Design is gorgeous.



A special thanks to my sister for sending me this link. I can’t wait to make a shortie tag album.


Yama Smakula is one of my favorite stamp artist and these cards are unbelievable!



Thanks for including a wonderful video too!

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Anna Griffin Window Box Card and Die Kit

On Monday I posted a card I made with Anna Griffin Window Box Card and I could not wait to make another card and video. I am loving the cutting dies.



Thanks for watching and have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Anna GriffinWindow Box Card Making Kit

I recently purchased the Anna Griffin® Window Box Card Making Kit and I love it! I am thrilled with the cutting dies that came with this kit and I hope to have a video posted in the next two weeks. HSN is currently out of this kit, but I bet they will get more soon! The dies alone are worth the purchase


The flowers in this kit are gorgeous and the card stock is very sturdy.


This card took less than 10 minutes to make.

Have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, April 7, 2017

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.


For 25 quick and easy Easter decorations be sure to visit BHG. Super fun ideas!


I love the fabric wrapped containers and most of us have extra fabric in our stash!


We love Taco Tuesday and I love this idea for mini tacos. Be sure to visit I Heart Naptime for this recipe and more yummy taco recipes.


Be sure to go to Silhouette School for this informative post. Wow!



I had no idea you could make so many fun projects using drinking straws. I can’t wait to try putting them over my Easter lights. Enjoy!


A special thanks to my sister for sending me this link.


I am in love with this gorgeous photo box.



Thank you Alexandra for the wonderful step by step video tutorial!

Have a fabulous Fab Five Friday!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Anna Griffin Fantastic Flips Card Cricut Cartridge: Part Two

Last month, I posted a card that I made using Anna Griffin’s Fantastic Flips Card Cricut Cartridge from HSN and I could not wait to make another card.

For this card, I used an open window on the front, like the cards included in Anna’s Fantastic Flips Card Making Kit and Dies kit. This cartridge is so versatile and I really like it. In fact, I like it better than the cutting dies that were included with Anna’s card kit. I used glitter paper and double-sided paper from my stash.


I love the look of a closed front window. Click here to see original post.


This card is also made using Anna’s card making kit. And it too has an open front window.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park Photos

My husband Bill was gone for a few days last week, visiting his dad in Apache Junction, Arizona. They visited the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park and I asked him to share a few photos.

Bill here. If you happen to get down to Superior, Arizona, you should definitely visit the Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park. It's about 60 miles east of Phoenix. The arboretum is  well laid out and includes all local cacti and many others from north and South America and Australia too.


The cacti grow profusely in this lush desert area.


An inviting bench in the children's garden.


The lichen add even more color to the cactus.


I would say those are Agave and barrel cactus, along with a Palo Verde tree, but there are so many different types of plants in the arboretum, I would most surely be wrong.



The walking trail through the park leads you to Ayer Lake. It's a great place to take a rest too.


Very few cacti were blooming as it is still a little too early, but this ocotillo was showing blooms on its tips.


A picturesque suspension bridge over Queen Creek.


Some amazing plants on the lower part of the trail.


A nice arrangement near the end of the trail.


These beautiful flowers were in full bloom. Thanks for viewing my photos and be sure to come back Wednesday for a new post from Linda.

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