Thursday, January 5, 2023
HAPPY NEW YEAR Creative Peeps! I hope everyone rang in the New Year safe, warm and dry. The weather has been crazy all over the country. Ours was typically quiet and I think we marked the New Year somewhere around London time!
Each start of the year since I retired a couple and a half years ago has been to focus on my blog, branding, etc. And each of those years have brought some other life realities into my life that have derailed things. So I'm determined that in 2023, I'm going to achieve this goal.
I have succeeded in upping my creative game by attending more workshops and seminars so let me share this one that's coming up. If you're interested in working with SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics" and learning more about them, then you want to check out the FREE SVG Crafters Summit which will take place Janauary 12-14.
Thanks for understanding my oops in getting last week's party up. Even not working, the holidays messed with my brain schedule. Let's take a look at some of the ideas shared and again, thank you for sharing your creativity here throughout 2022 and I can't wait to see what you all have in store for 2023!
This Magical Forrest Vase shared by Love My Little Cottage is perfect to stay up throughout Winter.
The House on Silverado shared another wonderful Winter transition project with this Winter Scene Terarrium.
If you need a Thank You card and/or want to learn a new papercrafting technique, this card from Paper Seedlings does the trick!
Finally, one thing I definitely want to do more of in 2023 is thrifting. If I'm lucky enough to find a gorgeous frame to work with like the one Masterpieces of My Life did here with the framed music sheet, I'll be ecstatic.
Alright...let's get 2023 off to a creative start!
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Happy Friday Eve! Happy JUNE! Yikes. Things have a way of speeding up from here. It's hard to believe we're already in the sixth month of 2022 but here we are. Hope you've all had a wonderful week. June is Graduation and Wedding season as well as the end of school for many. I remember the excitement of counting down the days until the end of the school year, even though it's been "a minute".
Very honored to have received not one but TWO Hometalk features recently! The first for a Summer project I did a while ago: Easy Summer Decor . The second is for a more recent project: Layered Rose Monogram. If you're not familiar with Hometalk, you really should check it out. Not only is it another great source of inspiration, but they are also so supportive of creative bloggers with things like features, webinars, newsletters etc. You can follow me on there here. There are also sister sites for DIY Fashion and Cooking. Upstyle and Foodtalk.
Let's take a look at some of the fun ideas shared at last week's party!
Two Chicks and a Mom shared these awesome DIY Graduation Pinatas that are so cute!
You "do nut" want to miss this idea from Studio 27 by Jennifer Adams. Baking Pans Turned Wall Decor! Calorie free.
I did something similar when my son was young and there's something about kids having something fun to check off doing their chores, Summer or all year round. This is a great one from Lamberts Lately is perfect!
Finally, ice cream just screams Summer and what better way to celebrate the season than with some DIY Wall Art / Summer Ice Cream Painting?! From Love My Little Cottage.
Thanks to everyone who shared their amazing creativity and let's see what you've been up to this week!
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Happy Friday Eve Creative Peeps! How is it the end of February already and not to alarm you but Friday marks ten months until Christmas. That might seem like forever but watch how fast it flies by!
I haven't made anything worth sharing this week but I did spend the week attending a wonderful workshop hosted by Abbi Kirsten called Cricut Craft Fest. Lots of inspiring projects and met some talented new Creatives.
et's take a look at some of the inspiring ideas from last week's party and can't wait to see what you all have been up to this week!
I hand deliver some of the cards I love to make and hadn't really thought about adding a postage stamp to the envelope but what a great way to make them even more special with these Art Paper Postage Stamps from Createarie !
Makeable Crafts shared a green and great way to change out some Wall Art by making over a piece you may already have or finding a great clearance deal or thrifty find. I know I've found some things I've found that are less expensive to buy and makeover than buy the supplies to make from scratch!
How perfect for Spring is this adorable Gnome painting from Love My Little Cottage? It's easier than you think with a template included in the post!
Finally, pretend you're sitting at a Paris cafe with these easy to make Chocolate Croissants using frozen puff pastry. YUM! From Cindy's Online Recipe Box. Bon Appetit!
Off to this week's party and thanks to ALL who link up and share your creations here!
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Hellos and happy Friday Eve all. Hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day. We're low key V-Day people which I think happens when you've been married for 30 years! It was just our speed. Our favorite pizza and being with each other.
I do however love making Valentine's cards for friends and family so this week I shared the ones I made this year here: Layered Geometric Heart Valentine's Cards
Another week of creativity and inspiring projects shared by all of you so let's take a look at some of the wonderful ideas!
I've been fortunate to have a dedicated crafting space and I know not everyone is. Love My Little Cottage shared her joy at creating a multi-use space she now has where as she puts it she can "paint with abandon". It's beautiful!
How brilliant is this?! From The Apple Street Cottage, an ingenious way to use a pizza peel as the backdrop for a wreath! I love this so much and have a pizza peel we don't ever use.
I love a good upcycle. There's something so fulfilling about transforming something considered "trash" into a beautiful treasure. My Thrift Store Addiction shows us how to take spritzer cans and transform them int beautiful vases.
Finally, how YUM is this Chocolate Marble Quick Bread from Treat and Trick? So YUM!
Thank you to EVERYONE who linked up. I love seeing your creations each week. The world is a better place with creatives in it. Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week!
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Happy Friday and October Eve! You know what that means. It's full speed ahead to Halloween! I finally spent some real time in my craft room to kick off my 2021 Halloween decorating which you can see here. Crackled and Jeweled Floral Sugar Skull on Wood.
Lots of fun ideas from last week's party so let's take a look at a few!
Brilliant idea from Penny at Penny's Vintage Home. Transform an artificial Christmas Limb into a spectacular Fall Tree!
Who wouldn't want to sit at this "Bootiful" Halloween table? Gorgeous tablescape from Whispers of the Heart!
Check out this creative Upcycled Percolator Pumpkin transformation from Love My Cottage. I suspect some parents or grandparents may have one of these percolators stashed in a garage. I can easily see a Scarecrow or Tin Man made from one!
Finally, this Poison Apple display is such a perfect Halloween and Snow White inspired idea from Studio 27 by Jennifer Adams.
Thank you to everyone who linked up and can't wait to see what you've all been up to this week!
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Happy Friday Eve and Mid-September all. I still have to look at the calendar to be reminded that it's Fall here in the desert because it's 97 degrees as I write this and I'm dreaming of when I can wear boots and sweaters.
Got the post-surgical all clear to resume whatever I feel up to including driving so I ventured out solo the other day for the first time in five weeks and of course where did I go? Dollar Tree! I was itching to see what cute Halloween stuff they had to play with and wasn't disappointed. I'm on the hunt for a Halloween tree to decorate this year and got some very cool ornaments to use when I find the right one. I'm sure by the next time I go they'll be knee deep in Christmas!
Before we get that far ahead though, let's take a look at some of the great ideas from last week's party!
Can you ever have too many pumpkins on display this time of year? Especially Glitter Pumpkins like these from A Life of Balance? Now's the time to pick up those faux pumpkins before they're gone.
I've seen some fashion ads featuring painted jeans and they can of course get pricey. Being DIYers though, of course our first thought is "How can I do that?" and Love My Little Cottage has got us covered with a tutorial. How cute are these?
Look at this fabulous Coffee Table from A Life Unfolding made from...wait for it...a vintage CHICKEN CRATE! I love it. And on wheels!
Finally, Cindy's Online Recipe Box is back with another spectacular Fall cookie idea. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Rake Cookies that look 3D!
Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week and thanks to everyone who linked up!
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Happy Friday Eve! Ten days until Love Day and you all are definitely getting ready so I'm adding a couple of extra features this week! The reason I call it "Love Day" is because Valentine's always suggests couples to me and I think it's important to celebrate those we love, whether they're a partner, spouse, kiddos, parents, friends, and / or especially oneself! It's been a rough year so showing love is so important! OK let's see what you've been up to!
Anita, from Unique Creations by Anita continues to nail it with her Steampunk creations, this time a Steampunk Heart!
Niky from The House on Silverado is back with a fabulous Burlap Ribbon Wreath!
Priyam from Simple Joys shared this lovely Origami Heart Treat Holders. These could also be everything from bowl fillers to a wreath or banner or just as they are!
Kristie from Love My Little Cottage shared this incredible Abstract Heart Painting. I love the colors and how she blended everything.
Wheatless Foodie shared these pretty Gluten Free Brownies With Buttercream Icing that whether you're gluten free or not look amazing!
Finally, The Kitchen Is My Playground shared these Chocolate Valentine Kiss Cookies that are just the perfect bite size morsels of love!
Thanks as always to EVERYONE who linked up! Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week!