Easy String Art

   

 Melissa brought this craft - string art! to the April Pinterest party.

Here is the step by steps on what we did. ((This post contains affiliate links))

Pinterest Party Updates **Important**



I'm going to get straight to the point here, after a little back information. Some months with Pinterest parties are great (attendance wise) and others, not so much. The months that have a poor turnout, really affect things. My time and money (and sanity) are all on the line. The goal of making the Pinterest parties work was to partner with brands and sponsors so that my out of pocket cost wasn't much but that has been tricky because I usually end up picking crafts not too far in advance and companies aren't able to work with my timeline.  Ever since starting Pinterest parties in 2013, it has been a struggle to get people to commit to come and not cancel last minute. I know stuff happens and sometimes that stuff makes people change their plans at the last moment. 

SO.

With all that being said, I've finally decided I need to start charging for the Pinterest parties (after encouragement from quite a few people). A small fee to hold your spot and help people commit to come. Most people don't have a problem sticking with their commitment but there's been enough of an issue to cause me to not know what else to do to solve this problem except by doing this. I've been told by various people for a long time now I need to do this but have not wanted to because it's something I truly enjoy doing and just want people to come have fun for free. 

BUT.

It's time for a change and I hope it goes over well. So far the feedback by my post on Facebook has been positive. Fingers crossed it doesn't deter people from coming!

April Pinterest Party ~ Utah

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Welcome to the March Pinterest party! It took place in West Jordan, Utah this time around since that is where it worked out best. Keep reading to see what we made and what we ate!

Snap Blog Conference - Day 1



This is my 3rd? or 4th time attending Snap Conference in Utah which is a conference for bloggers and creative people. It's full of business classes, some crafty classes, keynote speakers, parties and lots of networking. I have a pretty fun time and am so glad I got to attend again.

March Pinterest Party ~ California


Smaller Pinterest party means not as much food but we still had a few things to choose from and made some really cute crafts. Keep reading to check out what we made and ate!

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California Pinners Conference


I miss going to Pinners so much! 
It really is a fun conference full of crafty goodness.

California Valentine Themed Pinterest Party!


Valentine's food and crafts are so fun to eat and make. I'm glad I got to do this party twice - once in Utah and again in California last night! Keep reading to see what we ate and made...

Utah Valentine Themed Pinterest Party!


I've been really excited about hosting a Pinterest party in Utah - the first of the year! and even more exciting? My sister said yes to hosting it at her new place. Woot!

Creativation - Day 3!



Last day of Creativation and it was time to get the pics I hadn't taken yet, do the make and takes I hadn't gotten to yet and visit the booths I hadn't gotten to spend any time at yet.

Creativation - Day 2!


Sunday - day 2 of this craft trade show and there was more fun to be had. So much more we had not even seen yet. Time to get rolling (after that great Plaid Breakfast VIP experience of course).

Creativation - Plaid Crafts Breakfast & Booth Tour





I was invited to the Plaid Breakfast on Sunday morning which I excitedly attended. Thanks to my friend Marie who dropped me off so I could make it by 8am. This breakfast was to introduce us to the new products coming out this year and learn about them. I'm always so excited about new craft supplies - esp from Plaid!

Creativation - Day 1!


Walking through the buildings to get into the show floor and saw this huge mirror - pretty cool. It says "Art is a guarantee of sanity." I guess I'm pretty sane then since I do a lot of artsy stuff? Perhaps?

Expo Trim Booth Setup for Creativation


My friend Christie posted on Facebook asking for anyone who would be able to help set up the Expo Trims booth she'd be working at for Creativation. A way to earn a few dollars and work with one of the coolest people I know? Sign me up!

Arizona Blogger Meetup

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On my way in to Phoenix for a meetup at the Arizona Center. This is my 3rd year attending and its always so fun!

Newest Slate - Coming in the Fall!


Have you heard of or do you use a Slate drawing tablet? It's pretty cool actually! Keep reading to find out more and details on their new tablet coming out in September!

Blogging Organization Board



This project has been a lonng time coming! Basically all of last year. Continue reading to find out the idea behind it all and how it will help me (fingers crossed) stay organized in 2019 and beyond with my blogging goals.