Showing posts with label Me and My Inklings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Me and My Inklings. Show all posts

Thursday, January 19, 2023

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Happy Friday Eve all! I hope those of you in California continue to be safe. We got a bit of the rains this way in Arizona this week. Hard to believe we're already past the halfway mark of this month. Want to know the funny thing about taking workshops? The more you take, the more you learn about TO take, and so on. If you got a new Cricut over the holidays or even if you've had and played with one but want to use it more, you really want to make sure and take one that's coming in February. If nothing else, it's a great way to find new Creative Bloggers and maybe even get some freebies!

You can register here for the event which runs from Feb 4-10 with numerous very talented designers. The workshop is free and I get no compensation for sharing. I'm just a big believer in "Sharing is Caring"!

Thanks to a previous workshop Abbi did, I made my first project of 2023: Family Chinese Zodiac Wall Art. I got to apply the knowledge of how to use Inkscape to convert an image file to an SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) to import into my Cricut Design Space Software and cut out in vinyl! 

You've all hit the 2023 ground running with lots of creative ideas so let's take a look at a few. 


I have a wonderful cloche I found at a Pottery Barn after-season sale that I like to switch out seasonally. These Valentine Cloche ideas from The House on Silverado are FABULOUS inspiration! 


If you're looking to decorate a new space or switch things up, this Boho Basket Wall by My French Twist is gorgeous! 



Steph Creates shared this beautiful and rustic DIY Heart Garland. So pretty! 


Finally, whether for at home or to package for friends, this Cupid Crunch from Me and My Inklings is a lovely way to celebrate Valentine's Day. 


Thank you to everyone who linked up and can't wait to see what you've all been up to this week. 








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Thursday, December 22, 2022

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Happy Home Stretch Creative Peeps. It's GO time! Hard to believe, isn't it? Actually organized enough this year to have everything done including gifts wrapped with just cooking left. Picked our son up from the airport yesterday and looking forward to just hanging out and enjoying time together. I hope that whatever you're doing...staying home...traveling...hosting...ordering takeout...whatever...is peaceful and joyful. I committed to reducing my stress this year and not trying to overdo it. 

This week I shared some Hanukkah gifts I made. The same technique can be used for any occasion or just everyday decor. 

And of course, there were lots of inspiring and creative projects shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few! Wishing you all the joys of Christmas and love and light in the remaining days of Hanukkah! 



We love seeing red cardinals in the trees and they are such a symbol of Christmas. This Cardinal Sign from Artsy VaVa is just perfect for the season!


This "Hot Wheels" Christmas Ornament is such a fabulous idea for car lovers big and small. From Me and My Inklings.What a great way to honor toys that may no longer be played with or to purchase new in honor of someone's favorite vehicle. 



If you're taking a potted poinsettia or amaryllis as a hostess gift, Saved From Salvage has a great way to dress up a Hostess Gift and make it more special. 


Finally, My Thrift Store Addiction shared a delicious holiday treat. Chocolate Filled Puff Pastries in Christmas shapes! Pretty and delicious. 

Stay warm and safe with the crazy Winter weather that's hitting everywhere! 










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Thursday, December 15, 2022

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Is it just me or does it feel like it was just Summer and all of a sudden it's December? I know what the calendar says and I know we had Halloween and Thanksgiving but it just hit me that we're 10 days away from Christmas and 3 days away from Hanukkah and it seems so surreal, like an out of body experience. I mean I've been busy decorating and prepping and shopping but still...

Here's proof! I shared this year's Holiday cards for Christmas and Hanukkah earlier this week, 


along with a vintage-inspired Ice Skating sign for outside. 


Likewise, I know how busy you all have been creating Holiday goodies for home, friends, and family! Let's take a look at some of the ideas from last week's party because if there's one thing we know as Makers...10 days is plenty of time to whip something up! 



I absolutely ADORE this idea shared by Storyteller's Cottage to host a Literary Holiday Tea Party! It could feature a seasonal or favorite book. 



How cute are these Gnome Scarves from Sew Crafty Crochet! Easily worn all Winter. 







Whether you're ahead of the wrapping game or you need last-minute tags, these Snowmen Tags from Whitehouse Crafts can't be beaten for cuteness or ease! 



Finally, Oreos have been a staple of my Holiday cookies forever. They're fun to decorate and make festive. These Iced Wreath Oreo Cookies from Me and My Inklings are no exception. Aren't they pretty?! 

Alright Peeps...let's see what you've been up to this week! 









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Thursday, December 8, 2022

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Happy Friday Eve and welcome to another party. I hope your December is off to a great start. We did a weekend getaway to Los Angeles and got to see some incredible decorations. I need to do a post with all of the amazing holiday decor from our Thanksgiving trip to Las Vegas and this past weekend. Finished up decking my halls and really glad I listened to myself and finished making my holiday cards before Thanksgiving so I can get them in the mail this week. 

Not surprisingly, you were all busy elves at last week's party, sharing some wonderful holiday inspiration. Let's take a look at a few ideas! 


Whether you bake actual Gingerbread Houses or not, Me and My Inklings shared a way to bring Gingerbread to life via Gingerbread House Gift Wrapping! So cute. 



Maybe you want to squeeze in a decor makeover before the holidays or right after the New Year starts. Check out these amazing End Table transformations from Birdz of a Feather


Got corks? Or perhaps you're giving a bottle of wine this season? LOVE these Wine Cork Gnomes from Condo Blues. What a great way to repurpose corks or dress up a bottle! 


Finally, if you need a quick cookie to add to your cookie plates, these Brownie Drop Cookies from Cindy's Online Recipe Box are just the ticket! 

Thanks to all who linked up and let's take a look at what you've all been up to this week! 









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Thursday, August 25, 2022

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Halloween may be the next big crafting holiday but let me really scare you. Christmas is just FOUR MONTHS from today! EEEEEEK! 

I didn't get up to much this past week. We had my mom down to visit for a few days and then catching up on some errands. BUT, I did hit Dollar Tree for some decorations for my Halloween tree and I want to put it up NOW. They have some great things. Michaels and JoAnn also have some cool stuff and a lot of it already discounted. Shop early and often is my motto! 

I love hosting this party, especially when I haven't had time to work on anything. I love seeing all the things you work on and share and while I may not be able to comment on every link, I appreciate each and every one. Let's take a look at a few from last week's party! 



Check out this Not Yet Fall Pumpkin from The Apple Street Cottage. Isn't it GORGEOUS?! This can stay up all the way through Thanksgiving. And of course I did pick up a couple of extra pumpkins from Dollar Tree to play with! 


Likewise, check out this great DIY Witch Hat tutorial from Me and My Inklings! Fun on its own but also what a great topper for a pumpkin or a tree!


Even though I'm not a camper, I can't resist a good pun and if you're getting in one last campout of the season, Artsy Fartsy Mama has you covered to go in style with this Camping Is In Tents tee (free file at link)! 


Finally, I must confess I have an aversion to Pineapple Upside Down Cake...leftover childhood trauma from my least favorite aunt. It was the only dessert she made and if I didn't eat it, I heard about it. So when I became an adult "Not no way, not no how". But this Chocolate Raspberry Upside Down Cake from K'Mich Wedding Soiree Blog I would DEFINITELY try! 

Thanks to everyone who linked up and let's see what you've been up to this week! 










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Thursday, April 21, 2022

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Happy almost last week of April if you can believe it! I hope everyone had a nice Easter and Passover as it winds down. Seems like Spring is doing it's usual "am I in or am I out" in some places while here in the desert, I'm still not used to starting to wear shorts in April but with temps nearing 100, that's where I am. 

Lots of wonderful fun ideas shared at last week's party so let's take a look at a few of them! 


I was entranced by the world of Harry Potter from the time my husband brought the first book home from a bookfair for our son. I've also loved the "Fantastic Beasts" movies and look forward to seeing the newest one. If you're unfamiliar with them, one of the characters is a a baker and Me and My Inklings has the cutest project inspired by the movie: Bowtruckle Bread with printable labels! 


Who doesn't have a used jar candle they've stared out wondering how to repurpose? Sum of Their Stories has a great upcyle project with the details on how to turn it into a useful pincushion!



Pinatas are so much fun to have at parties, whether for kids or adults. Artsy Fartsy Mama shared how to make this adorable DIY Donut Pinata


Finally and to paraphrase Duff  Goldman from Spring Baking Championship "There are a lot of bad brownies out there. This isn't one of them" when he was giving feedback to a contestant. These look like EXACTLY my kind of brownies which I've found are harder than it seems to make from scratch and get the same gooey texture as some box mixes. From Treat and Trick

OK, let's see what everyone's been up to this week and as always, thanks for sharing your creations here! 








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