Showing posts with label Paper Seedlings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper Seedlings. Show all posts

Thursday, June 9, 2022

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Hello lovelies! Happy Friday Eve to you all and hope you've been having a good and creative week. Temps are normalizing at triple digits here in the desert but I will still always take the dry heat over lower temps with higher humidity. 

Father's Day is heading towards us quickly and before you know it the Fourth of July and annual "Christmas in July" posts will start ot hit the blogosphere and the stores won't be far behind! But in the meantime, let's enjoy Summer right? Here are some ideas to do just that! 


Nothing says Summer like butterflies and what a wonderful idea for cards like this beauty from Paper Seedlings! Could be used for so many occasions. Love the colors! 



Speaking of Father's Day, how cute is this pillow from Laura Kelly using  Infusible Ink?! 


I absolutely love the look of these Burlap Containers from Masterpieces of My Life


Finally, check out these Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Bars from Cindy's Online Recipe Box with instructions to make them with sugar, or sugar-free! 

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










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Thursday, December 23, 2021

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Happy Friday Eve all! Happy Christmas Eve Eve and in our house, it's Nisse Night which means the Scandinavian gnome like creature expects rice pudding, leaves small gifts, and depending on their mood, sometimes leaves sarcastic notes. It's a tradition I married and maybe added to ( eg the notes). 

Hope you're all doing well. I'm almost panicking that everything's wrapped, stocking provisions are done, meals are planned, groceries have been gotten and I don't really have anything left to do but some cooking and baking. Son got here on Saturday and we've just been enjoying laying low and hanging out. A few presents I made I can't post until after Saturday so I haven't been sharing much this past week but have enjoyed seeing your most recent creations. So let's take a look at some highlights from last week's party that are all things you can still fit in! 




Whether you need a creative package topper or you have little ones to entertain and want to do a quick craft, these Accordion Christmas Trees from White House Crafts are perfect! 


At some point, we come into possession of vintage hankies either through inheritance or thrifting. The question is always what to do with them. This  Vintage Hankie Ornament idea from My Thrift Store Addiction is PERFECT and a great way to make a last minute keepsake gift for a family member. Who among us makers doesn't have extra clear ornaments in our stash?!


Another "fab, fast, and festive" idea for a last minute gift or package topper are these ornaments from Paper Seedlings. A great way to use up leftover scrapbooking paper! 




Finally, there's always room for one more addition to the cookie table right? These Nutella Rum Balls from Pots and Planes are just the thing! 

Wishing all who are celebrating a very πŸŽ„Merry Christmas πŸŽ„. 








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Thursday, October 28, 2021

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Happy Friday Eve and Hallo-weekend! We may actually get a few trick or treaters for the first time in forever so anxious to see. Is everyone ready? More wonderful ideas shared at last week's party. There may not be time to make but definitely there's time to pin for next year! 

Shared my 2021 Halloween cards here. OK let's take a look at some of the ideas from last week's party! 

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween! 



How cute is this Halloween Gingerbread House from Saved From Salvage?! I planned on making one this year but definitely saving this for next year! The Cheez-It roof is brilliant!

If you're going to "BOO" your neighbors or friends or have a gift to give, this adorable bag from I Teach Stamping is perfect! 


And if you need a card to go with your gift bag on with Thanksgiving coming, this one from Paper Seedlings just screams Fall! 



Finally, if you are looking for one more treat for your Hallo-Weekend dessert table, check out these Marshmallow Cream Filled Coffin Cupcakes from Cindy's Online Recipe Box

Have a BOOtiful weekend all! 














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Thursday, July 22, 2021

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Happy Friday Eve all! It's monsoon season here in the desert so we've had muggy ( for us ) days and stormy nights with lots of lightning shows and thunder. It's a crazy Summer all around and I hope that you're all managing to stay cool and safe. 

This week I shared my Coffee Filter Flower tutorial for those of you who may not have seen and been on the lookout for it! 

Let's take a look at some of the ideas shared at last week's party! 


Popsicles scream Summer and if you need a Summer card, you can't go wrong with this idea from Linda at Paper Seedlings. Looks good enough to eat! 



It's never to early to start making Christmas Ornaments either for your own tree or as gifts. Apple Street Cottage has a simple way to do so using polymer clay and an embossing folder. Genius! 


As much as July has become "Christmas in July" month, it's also an ongoing celebration of Harry Potter in honor of Harry's birthday. This Deathly Hallows pillow from Creatively Beth is so cool ! 



Finally, what's better on a hot Summer day than some ice cream? How about Chocolate Pomegranate ice cream from Morsels of Life? Yum! 


Now let's see what everyone's been up to this week! 









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Thursday, April 22, 2021

BFF Open House

 


April is just moving by at a rapid pace. I'm sure it's because I've been doing a lot of back and forth to my mom's, scheduling, following up on scheduling, following up on following up in re: Dr.'s appointments. I don't know how older people who did not grow up with technology are supposed to navigate all of the systems and portals etc. that we all have to use. Anyway, that hasn't left any time for creating so I continue to live vicariously through your creations! 



Let's take a look at some of the wonderful ideas from last week's party! 


First up, on this Earth Day, you have to check out this fabulous upcyle from Upcyle This DIY That ! Wonderful ideas to use up things that we all have on hand! 


I have a bunch of fabric from making masks and JoAnn  enabling me with coupons and these DIY Drawstring Bags from 3 Winks Design are a perfect match for my sewing skills and fabric stash. Complete tutorial provided! 


When I started making cards, I would keep one if I made multiples, to have a little portfolio of them. I kept them in binders and since I tend towards layered cards, they got bulky and unwieldy and I ended up donating all of the cards during one of our moves. I'm also honored that my mom, bestie and others keep the ones I send. But...I think I will resume and adopt this brilliant idea from Linda at Paper Seedlings! Love how she displays her creations! 



Finally...you're welcome. You need these Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies from The House on Silverado in your life. As the meme goes on Twitter "That's the tweet". 

Thanks to all who linked up and please join me in wishing The Mumster a Happy Birthday tomorrow! Very happy that this year, we actually get to celebrate it with her. πŸ’‹πŸ˜˜

Now, let's see what everyone's been up to this week!












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Thursday, March 4, 2021

BFF Open House

 


So many Happys this week! Happy March! Happy National Craft Month! Happy Spring! Hopefully the worst of Winter is over and Spring is around the corner. Both exciting and hard to believe that we're already into the third month of the year. Even harder is that it's been a full year of COVID but let's not talk about that except to celebrate that hopefully we're starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. 

OK you creative peeps! So many wonderful ideas shared last week. Here are a few to get you in full Spring mode!




Maybe you have an old piece of silverplate like this stashed away in a cabinet. I know I'm going to look for one next time I get the chance because I love these non-traditional Easter Baskets from Junk Journal. Perfect for any decor from Farmhouse to Contemporary. 


These Paper Butterflies from Priyam at Simple Joys just scream Spring don't they? Perfect for everything from garlands to package toppers. 





Linda, from Paper Seedlings made this adorable Name Sign for her grandson Enzo, whose name I love. I think it's such an adorable keepsake to treasure! 


Is it a Donut? Is it a Cake? It's a Giant Chocolate Fudge Brownie  Donut Cake! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, a Spring shower (as in baby or bridal) or anytime! From Cindy's Online Recipe Box



Finally, this one hits home. Trinidadian Pepper Sauce from Kiku Corner. I grew up with this. There was always a jar of this on the table in my family's and extended family's homes. It was often a bit of a trick test when new people said they liked spicy food. We would watch as people took too much (after being warned) and then they proceeded to melt. Literally. This is extra special to me because the recipes my family had were never written down. There were always promises to but the elders were not so good at following through and the last person who could have shared, we've lost to dementia. So this is extra special to me. 

Alright! Let's see what you've all been up to this week and as always, thank you to everyone who linked up! 







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Thursday, January 7, 2021

BFF Open House First of 2021

 


Happy New Year officially since last week's party was on NYE. I hope you had a safe and happy one and that the New Year is treating you kindly so far. I haven't been as creative as I would like...I've spent more time looking at the beautiful artwork at the hospital where I've had to go for a few tests ( not COVID ). Lifelong respiratory issues. Will get back to creating soon!

Let's take a look at some ideas from last week's party to get the New Year off on a fresh creative foot! 


I love the simplicity and elegance and message of this beautiful card from Linda at Paper Seedlings



This is the time of year that so many are cleaning out / organizing. This is a great post by The Organized Dream on how to re-purpose some of those things we always seem to have plenty of...Old T-Shirts. 

This is the perfect thing for Mr. Chocolate and me: Bourbon Bacon Jam! I love bacon, he loves bourbon, match made in culinary heaven. From Homemade On A Weeknight. YUM!


Finally, as we all strive to eat healthier this time of year, there's no reason you can't do it in a way that's also delicious. Check out this Hight Protein Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bread from The House on Silverado


OK let's see what you've all been up to so far in the New Year! 









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