Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Silhouette Black Friday Sale!

Are you ready for the biggest Silhouette Sale of the year? Silhouette has put together the best bundles ever! Just click here and use promo code BOUTIQUE to get these amazing savings. Also be sure to click here to enter my Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!



Can you believe that you get both the Cameo and Portrait plus 2 download cards for $299.99 What a great gift idea!


This is a great price plus you get the Designer Edition software and one year free membership to Club Silhouette.


This is a great price plus you get a 1 year free membership to Club Silhouette. Yahoo!

Be sure to shop early! Click here and use promo code BOUTIQUE to receive the sale prices!

I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!

I am so grateful to Silhouette for sponsoring another Silhouette Portrait cutting machine giveaway! One of my lucky subscribers will win their very own Silhouette Portrait. Thanks Silhouette for your amazing generosity! Wow!


To enter to win the Silhouette Portrait cutting machine, you need to be an email subscriber of my blog. To subscribe click on the subscribe box located on the top right side of my blog (if you are not there already). Please remember to verify your email address to subscribe and to be eligible to win, Also leave a comment under this post, only one comment per person please. For additional chances to win, please help me spread the word about the giveaway. For each mention on your blog, Facebook post, or re-pin you receive an additional chance to win. Just leave an additional comment on this post that you did. You have until midnight MDT on Sunday December 7th to enter and the winner will be announced on Monday December 8th.

Have a great day and please stop back on Wednesday to hear all about Silhouette’s gigantic Black Friday sale.

I hope you are having a happy Thanksgiving week!

Sunday, November 23, 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 I thought I would post something a little different. I fell in love with the blog, Between Naps on the Porch and just had to share one of her great ideas.

Be sure to check out Susan’s entire blog especially her Home Tours.


I fell in love with this fun napkin fold and I am so going to try it! I just need to buy red napkins and I will be ready.


This place setting is so festive! Click here for step by step directions.

Be sure to stop back Monday for an amazing giveaway!

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 21, 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. Welcome to the last Fab Five Friday before Thanksgiving!



Speaking of Thanksgiving, a special thanks to my sister for sending me the link to this post from Yellow Bliss Road. Click here for the free downloads.



I love this video on how to make a Christmas Tree from paper. It is an oldie but a goodie. No wonder it has almost a million and a half views. What a fun project for the entire family!


For another great post on how to make adorable paper ornaments click here and visit Eats, Reads and Thinks.


For 34 extremely clever ways to use unfinished wood frames, click here to visit Craftaholics Anonymous. Special thanks to my sister for sending me this post!

Can you believe Black Friday is almost here? Click here to see Silhouette’s Countdown to Black Friday Sales Event. Be sure to check back next week for my wonderful Silhouette giveaway and details for the big black Friday sale. Hint…it is going to be big!!

Hope you are having a fabulous Friday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Silhouette Cameo

I just received my new Silhouette Cameo and I could not wait to share.


I am loving the new look and features and I just had to make a video so you could see them too!



I hope you enjoyed the video and are having a wonderful week!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Make it in Minutes Monday

Welcome to Make it in Minutes Monday. I thought it would be fun to feature quick and easy cards or projects that take less than 10 minutes to make, but look like you spent more time making them.


I used Jamie Cripps 3D Santa Suit Bow from the Silhouette on-line store and loved it! This is the perfect bow to put on a child’s special gift. This bow took minutes to make and it turned out adorable.


I love this bow and can’t wait to buy the file.


Visit Jamie’s blog, Bits of Paper to see more adorable bows like this one.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 16, 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 this black and white craft room designed by Welcome to my Creative Space.


The skirt is a great way to hide your under the table storage.


Click here to see tons more photos.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 14, 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.


Mendi is so talented and I love all of her creations! Be sure to check out Snippets of Mendi for more inspiration!


I love how Kathleen inserted Christmas lights into her paper garland. What a great idea for the holidays! Click here for all the details!



Click here to get all the awesome recipes. Thanks to I Should be Mopping the Floor!


You all know how much I love Lia Griffith and I could not wait to share my all-time favorite post of hers.


This is an amazing table setting made using the Cricut Explore. Wow!


Be sure to check out Lori Whitlock’s blog to see a video tutorial on how to make these tags using the Cricut Explore.

Hope you are having a fabulous Friday!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday Rewind….. Gift Holder

I got the idea for this adorable purse from Maria who designed a similar purse and displayed it at the Graphic 45 booth during CHA. Maria’s purse was glued shut, but I thought it would be fun to make a purse that would open and close. I made a few minor changes to her design. The purse is the perfect size to hold ChapStick or a small nail polish. Make sure you check out Maria’s purse here. She is mega talented and I love all her work so be sure to check out her blog, Paperiah! Thanks Maria for the great idea!




I decided to publish this post again because it would make a great holiday gift for teachers. Just switch up the paper and you are ready to go. You could also add a fun paper bow!



Have a great day!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tea Light Christmas Cards

Today I am thrilled to share two tea light holders designed by Lori Whitlock.


I used Lori’s Tea Light Christmas Card file to make these adorable gifts. I love using glitter paper with her files. My Cameo does a great job cutting glitter paper. I just set my blade to 8-9 and my speed to 1 and it cuts thick glitter paper perfectly! I keep one blade just for cutting glitter paper.


Lori’s cute card features a box on the side that can be filled with treats or 3 tea lights. The card opens so you can put a sentiment inside and is both CAMEO and Portrait compatible!


This would make the perfect teacher’s gift! I used paper from Lori’s Christmas Cheer collection and her adorable chipboard.


I love her Christmas Cheer collection and I know you will too!


I used the Santa and Ho Ho Ho on my card. This collection is too cute! Be sure to check out Lori’s shop for more projects.

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, November 9, 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 is not my usual SOS post, but had to share this innovating idea. If you are looking for a way to organize your wine…look no further.


For detailed directions, please visit Addicted 2 DIY.


And speaking of wine…also check out her post on how to make customized wine gift bags!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 7, 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.


This advent calendar by Norma is unbelievable! Be sure to check out her blog, From My Craft Room for more photos. Gorgeous!


Be sure to check out Michaels Makers 2014 Dream Tree Challenge reveal to see 30 more beautifully decorated trees and more. I am loving the yellow!


For 32 unique and creative Christmas wreaths, check out the BHG blog. This wreath is my favorite, but I have to admit that I am partial to blue and green!


This wreath is made using 1 x 6 inch strips of pattern paper. What a great use for leftover papers. Click here for more information.


Fall is my favorite season and I jumped for joy when I saw this post from I Should Be Mopping the Floor. Check out the French Toast Muffins. Yum!

Hope you are having a fabulous Friday!

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