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DIY Nautical Tote Bag for National Craft Month with Free Anchor Pattern (PDF)


Hello everyone! Did you know that March is National Craft Month?  I’m very excited to share this DIY Nautical Tote Bag as part of the Jo-Ann Fabric And Craft Stores® National Craft Month campaign. I am one of the crafters selected to share our love for crafting and highlight the latest spring trends. Jo-Ann makes spring crafting easy during National Craft Month with a $5 off $25 or more purchase coupon and a spring crafting inspiration website. Since we’ve been having bright sunshine days here in Arizona, it was easy for me to take on the Nautical trend. I always try to include… Read More »

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DIY Christmas Advent Calendar + Printable Activity List + A Coupon


Hello everyone! I know It’s been busy on the blog lately, haha! But it’s better to share a Christmas advent calendar earlier than later, right? Even if you don’t do countdowns for Christmas,  you could use it to collect love notes to family members or simply as a decoration, in a fabulously festive way. I’ve got lots of photos to share today! Learn how to make the big 3D star, paper trees and reindeer in my post here. Supplies Printable Christmas Countdown Activity List (free download here!) Paper Scissors Adhesive String (I used twine) Envelope Punch Board (Or a scoring… Read More »

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[Download] Tsukineko and Fresh Ink Color Charts


Hello everyone! Popping in to share a couple more ink charts following the Memento Ink Color Chart (Including a generic blank chart). Thanks JJ and Jingle for introducing me to these beautiful inks! I am still in the process of collecting all the colors. Makes you wanna get inky just by looking at them, right? ;) (Click on the photos to view them on Flickr.) First one up, Fresh Inks. Available at Impress Rubber Stamps. These are pigment inks with good coverage when the pads are juicy. As you can see in the photo, a couple of my pads were dry when they first arrived.… Read More »

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Dad’s Gift Card Holder with Free Box Pattern


Hello everyone! Popped in to share a dad’s gift idea for GCD Studios. You can find the free box pattern download link at the end of this post. Supplies: All from Special Delivery Collection. Heidi Paper #2041; Calvin’s Race Paper #2039; George Paper #2037; Jack Paper #2043; Sincerely Yours Paper #2044; “I love you” & “No. 1″ sticker from Label Stickers #2052; “dad” spelled using Alpha Stickers #2051. I modified my heart top box pattern and made a new Collar Top Gift Card Holder Pattern. The assembly steps are pretty much the same so you can refer to the other post… Read More »

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Birthday Specials and Giveaways


Hello everyone! I am excited for today’s post. This is my birth month and I’ve made two Birthday printable sentiments to share. (If you are new to digital sentiments, one common way to use them is  to put them in a word document and resize them to the size you need and print out.) First one up, an art theme inspired sentiment. I’m not very good with paint brushes. They make me nervous. So here is my attempt to complete the “messy” process on my computer. Download here (300dpi, PNG) I made two samples for it. I added some paint… Read More »