Sunday, January 7, 2018

Valentine Pinterest Party Announcement!


I am super excited to announce the first Pinterest party for 2018! 

I gotta say first, I am so sad I can't host one in Utah but I plan to do some when I am up there later this year, so don't worry if you live in Utah and are reading this.

Valentine's Day is the theme. Maybe you dont have a significant other but no worries! We are going to do crafts (at least the 2 I am planning on people making) that you can give to kids, friends, a neighbor...it doesnt have to be a spouse that you show your love to. Heck, I love the idea of celebrating 'galentines day' where you celebrate the love you have for your friends.

Here is the link to the board I created with ideas and inspiration that people can use if they'd like.

Here is the link to the event I created on Facebook. FYI to anyone reading this who is planning on coming... I have 7 people confirmed + 1 who is not on Facebook. 2 spots left!

If you are still reading and want to see the crafts I've picked for everyone to make, here's a link to one and here's a link to the other one. The second link, I will do a version of that that is a little bit different but similar. 

I am undecided on the food but am hoping to do one sweet and one more savory.

AND! I have a surprise, hoping that most people coming will have Snapchat so...we'll see how that works out. I know one friend coming has it for sure. Can you guess what the surprise I am doing might be?

Stay tuned for a post after the party to see how everything turned out!

Family History & the Cricut Machine


My mother in law wanted me to bring my Cricut to Idaho for the holidays. I always travel with my Cricut when I know I will have an opportunity to use it. These pocketwatches have been in the family a long time. Tony's dad has one as well but we did not do anything but cut the vinyl for that box since it had not been painted the night I did the 3 in the picture above.

I used my Cricut Explore machine and navy blue vinyl to cut the names and dates. I think they turned out pretty great looking despite some of the letters wanting to slide around during transfer.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Neighbor Christmas Gifts


This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts who I love and enjoy working with! They sent me this Pickling Wash, something I'd never heard of before and had stored in my paint cart before I finally decided to get brave and use it on a gift I wanted to make for my neighbors this Christmas.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

California Christmas Pinterest Party!


The Pinterest party I've been greatly anticipating for weeks (minus being focused on Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping) had arrived and it did not disappoint. Here are some pics of the before and during so take a look at what we made and ate!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Unicorn Ornament Making!


I've been seeing these cute unicorn ornaments on the various craft groups I am in on Facebook and thought they'd be fun to try making. My friend Wendy came over to help me set up for the Pinterest party and we sat down and started glittering these little ornaments I found at Michael's on Black Friday for half off. Love the size, small to work with but that also meant we were dealing with tiny clay horns, eyelashes and flowers.

Glittering was really fun, I have lots of colors (also from Michaels) and we put that on the inside of the ornaments first and shook it around to evenly coat everything.  That part was fun and fast.

Next we worked on the horns, I had gotten some Sculpey clay from Michael's and it was relaxing to squish the clay around and shape it to the size that looked best.

The tiny flowers I got at Michael's on Black Friday as well and they were perfect! I found the red and white hanger hooks at Michael's when we were in San Diego a couple weeks ago. 

The felt ears were the hardest to do and now that I think about it, I bet I could just cut them on my Cricut machine so I might play around with doing that.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Glass Block Crafting


I've hung on to these glass blocks since I lived in Utah and have been wanting to use them at a Pinterest party and the Christmas one coming up was the perfect opportunity. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas Decor Is Here!



Can you believe this year is almost over in a few more weeks? Eek! I hope you feel accomplished and like you had a fairly good year. I know I did! 2017 surpassed my expectations to say the least. 

Just wanted to share with you guys some fun decor to get your holiday spirit in gear!

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