Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"Home" DIY Wooden Plaque


As most of y'all know, I am a Georgia girl, born and bred, so this little wooden plaque just speaks to my heart!

I made this adorable sign at the Pinners Conference here in Atlanta (if you haven't heard of it, you have to go check it out -- it's amazing). A company called Unfinished Wood Co. (based here in GA) had these wonderful wood pieces that we then finished using paints from Plaid Crafts (also based here in GA -- are you seeing a pattern here?).

The paints from Plaid are seriously fantastic. I mean, these people just know what they are doing when it comes to all sorts of finishes for crafting. For the background wood, I used FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint and then scraped the paint with a plastic spatula to remove some of the paint and give it a more distressed look. Then I painted the Georgia portion with more FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint and the new Folk Art Pickling Wash (love that stuff!), again using a scraper to remove some of the paint so that the wood grain could be seen. I distressed the edges with chalk paint and splattered the whole plaque to give it a more rustic look.

I wanted to give the sign a little more texture so I added embroidered letters from JOY, spelling out the word "home". I love the extra little bit of depth that the fabric letters give that I wouldn't have gotten from paint or vinyl.

I simply adore this little sign and I can't wait to hang it up and show everyone my state pride!

A big thanks to Unfinished Wood Co. and Plaid for this fun and adorable sign and awesome paint products!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mother's Day Card featuring Rinea Foil



Show your mom just how much you love her with a beautiful handmade card using Rinea double sided foil paper!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Happy Spring Pencil Cup


This spring flowers are in bloom, and so is this adorable little pencil cup! With some buttons, a few flowers, and a little washi tape, a regular pencil holder brings a little of the outside straight to your desk.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Cricut Bags and Totes PLUS a Sale!

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Oh my giddy aunt! Have you seen these new Cricut bags and totes? THEY ARE AMAZING, Y'ALL!

These premium crafting bags are designed to provide organization and storage for your Cricut machine and craft supplies. Whether used for organization at home or storage on the go, these stylish bags are the perfect solution for serious crafters. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Etched Glass Lantern featuring Etchall


Hello crafters -- Lorrie here and today, I am " blog hopping" with the Designer Crafts Connection and Etchall! We are bringing you some really cool etched glass crafts using Etchall, a glass etching cream that is like no other. I will show you how to turn plain glass into frosted "antiqued" glass using nothing but Etchall and a sponge!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cricut Supplies Mystery Box On Sale Now!

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Cricut is celebrating National Craft Month with not 1, but FOUR mystery boxes this month! The latest March Mystery Box is on sale now, and it's only the third of 4 mystery boxes. This week's box is full of SUPPLIES -- and we all need cool supplies to go with our machines. The exact contents in this box may be a mystery, but the savings sure aren't - this box is only $34.99

Quantities are limited and available only while supplies last, so get yours today HERE.


And don't forget that you get FREE SHIPPING when you use code MYSTERYMARCH!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March Cuttlebug Mystery Box on Sale Now!

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The Cricut Cuttlebug Mystery Box is on sale NOW! 
This is the second of 4 Cricut Mystery Boxes this month in honor of National Craft Month. The contents of this box may be a mystery, but the savings aren't -- this box is only $39.99!
These mystery boxes are always an amazing deal. So if you are in love with the Cuttlebug, get yourself some fantastic supplies to go with it. And this mystery box is only available this week (until 3/14/17)!
Click here for your Cuttlebug Mystery Box -- and don't forget to use code MYSTERYMARCH for FREE SHIPPING!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Frame featuring Deflecto and Oly*Fun


Show everyone what a lucky gal you are with this adorable St. Patrick's Day-themed frame featuring Deflecto craft frames and Oly*Fun fabric!

Monday, February 27, 2017

DIY "Aaaaah Spa" Robe



Have you ever worn a fancy spa or hotel robe? They are always so luxurious and plush and usually have gorgeous monogramming. But who wants to pay for that embroidery on a robe? Well, with Joy embroidered letters, you can have that fancy look for less!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Creativation 2017, Part 2: Love That Paper!


As a scrapbooker, I love to see all of the new paper lines at the big Creativation show. While there may not be quite as many paper companies as there once were, scrapbooking was still a big presence at the show. Here's a look at the ones that I really liked -- can't wait to get my hands on these!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Vintage Valentine


Who says your valentines have to be red and pink? Instead, why not go vintage! Using embellishments with a vintage feel, you can decorate a Deflecto acrylic craft frame to look like a cherished heirloom.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Creativation 2017, Part 1: Hot New Stamps


I am back from a wonderful trip to Creativation 2017! Creativation is the huge trade show just for the craft and hobby industry and it is amazing. It's where craft companies debut their new products for the year. If you are a love of all things crafty like I am, it's like walking through heaven (well, at least until your feet start hurting...)!

I saw so many awesome new products that there is no way I can cover them all, so I have chosen the products that I thought were the best - the most innovative, different, and coolest things I could find!

For part 1 of my show recap, I am focusing on stamps and stamp and die sets. I'll bet you will see something you like!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Coffee Station Organization


Do you have a coffee maker that uses those little KCups? We do and we love it! But sometimes, my cup stash is a mess. They are in different boxes in the cabinets and I have to dig through them to find the flavor I want. When you are in dire need of that morning cup, that extra effort is no bueno. When I go for my daily cup of java, I want to be able to get to it as quickly as possible (so that it can work it's magic even faster), so I decided to organize my KCups using Deflecto's Stackable Four 4-Drawer Cube Organizer!

 
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