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DIY “cap” for beverage di...

DIY “cap” for beverage dispenser base!
I recently decided to decorate one of my beverage dispensers by placing fun stuff in the clear base.  But the design of the base made it difficult, since the dip of the ice compartment is shorter than the base.  That meant after placing items where I wanted them, then placing a flat item over it, everything would shift or even fall out, when [...]

Invitations for the 7th Annual Mother...

Invitations for the 7th Annual Mother’s Birthday Luncheon!
Invitations sent!  This year’s theme was polka dots (I LOVE polka dots!) & roses. Once again, I made the stickers for the envelope flaps to match the invitations (lower right in the photo below).  I’ve been making cards since 1996 and this is the first time I’ve ever lined the envelopes.  I got the idea from a Cricut page on [...]

Mother’s Day For Motherless Dau...

Mother’s Day For Motherless Daughters
This Sunday is Mother’s Day.  It can be a difficult day for many, including those of us whose mothers are no longer living.  One thing I’ve done each year since my mother passed (ok, I did forget one year…) is to send a Mother’s Day card to one of her best friends.  My mother & Kay traveled often together, including several cruises. [...]

Easter Gifts – Post It Note Hol...

Easter Gifts – Post It Note Holders
I wanted to make something for our sisters who live out of town.  So it had to be easy and (fairly) inexpensive to mail, since I was sending eight of them out.  On Pinterest, I found this project & thought it was cute. It also seemed like it would be inexpensive to put together, fairly inexpensive to mail and would withstand going acros [...]

Bag Tags/Toppers

Bag Tags/Toppers
  These bag tags were easy enough to make in Cricut Design Space.  They utilize the PTC (Print Then Cut) feature of Design Space.  I started with the Butterfly Scallop Book Cover from the Elegant Edges cartridge as well as the two bunny images.  Using a square shape, the butterfly was welded out of the base (book cover image).  The im [...]

Goodreads reading challenge 2017

Goodreads reading challenge 2017
This is the third year I’ve participated in Goodreads’ self defined reading challenge.  I’ve yet to meet (or exceed) prior challenges.  But each year I keep increasing the goal, hoping I will push myself to do more reading.  I was very surprised to realize I didn’t get very close to my goal this year.  And even more su [...]

Need gift ideas for the music aficion...

Need gift ideas for the music aficionado, kitchen gadget or crafting geek in your life?
As a self described, bona fide music aficionado, kitchen gadget and crafting geek, here are a few ideas, should you need them.  One kitchen gadget I’ve not posted a review about is the Brod & Taylor folding bread proofer.  I’ve had mine for a couple of years and just love it. For the crafter (of course the newest, latest thing [...]

Christmas crafts

Christmas crafts
Ok so recently, I found some new Facebook groups (ugh…  they are SO not like the more (normally) drama free, cozy message boards from days of yore…) devoted to Cricut (an electronic home/hobbyist/personal die cutting machine).  With the recent release of the Cricut Maker, people new to Cricut are buying them up & trying to lea [...]

Twist & Pop card and “Seve...

Twist & Pop card and “Seven Teas for your 70’s”
Another fun card to make and receive! I was inspired by Joy Tracy’s tutorial.  This card was for a milestone birthday (70th) so I included a gift of…  seven different teas… for her 70’s.  I made the box with my Cricut and have made two others.  One was “Nine Teas for your 90’s” and the other one was [...]

Box Cards Part Two – BUTTERFLIE...

Box Cards Part Two – BUTTERFLIES!!!
Several months ago, I showed you the first batch of box cards I made.  Box cards are greeting cards that fold flat for mailing, but open up to be multi dimensional.  Since I had such good luck with the first batch, I tried making another, more complex box card & here’s how they turned out.  Although I recorded this video over a mon [...]

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