Back to School: Printable School Subject Labels and Silhouette Challenge

Back to School: Printable School Subject Labels and Silhouette Challenge

While I am not in school nor do I have any children that are I was a little stumped as to what to create. I thought back to prepping for back to school and even the first week of school and I remembered always covering all my books with my Mom or Dad with brown paper bags. Then I would go to town decorating them (no surprise there). Now even to this day my handwriting is atrocious. I would ask any one else (besides my brother who has even worse handwriting than me, sorry Jeff) to write the subject on the book cover before I decorated it. 

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Burlap Bunting Banner- Wedding Shower

Burlap Bunting Banner- Wedding Shower

Wedding season is in full swing which means there are a lot of wedding showers coming up. Can you believe I have five weddings to attend this summer....yes FIVE! I am at the age where all of my friends are getting married. Good thing I love weddings!

This past weekend one of my best friends since high school had a wedding shower at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA. This was one of the best showers I had ever been to! It was so amazing that in the coming weeks I will be dedicating a whole post to it. 

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March Silhouette Challenge– Wedding Shower Gift Heart Map

March Silhouette Challenge– Wedding Shower Gift Heart Map

It's that time again! Time for the Silhouette Challenge! This month's theme is paper. Make sure you stick around until the end to see 43 other inspirational projects.

Now choosing a project to complete for this challenge was actually kind of hard. With paper the options are just endless. Recently I used an old atlas to make cards for a cardswap. When I was choosing pages from the map book I had set aside Massachusetts and Texas knowing that I wanted to do something with them for an upcoming wedding. You see one of my best friends is getting married in July she is from Mass and her fiance is from Texas. With their relationship initially being long distance their states are a significant part of their story.

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How to turn a window shutter into a mail organizer

How to turn a window shutter into a mail organizer

It's that time again!  Time to join up with over 30 bloggers for the Silhouette Challenge, to share projects we have been working on this past month. I am proud to commit to a challenge a month for 2014. Each month will revolve around a different theme and January just happens to be organization. Which also happens to be one of my New Years Resolutions, since half my life is sitting in boxes in my garage since I moved, organization has been something that was missing for most of 2013. This is the year that those boxes will come out of storage, the year that I will create a studio space to craft and the year to blog. So make sure you stay tuned and read to the end of this post to see some great projects from some of the best Silhouette bloggers out there. 

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Dismantling a Pallet

Dismantling a Pallet

With the excitement of the week being my Silhouette Cameo being delivered I started to do some prep work for future projects. I have always loved and admired signs I saw on crafters blogs or pinterest, especially salvaged looking signs. Now that I own a machine that can cut vinyl and create stencils I am excited to figure out to make these signs myself. 

I was out back by the loading docks, for a company I frequently freelance for, and noticed a small pallet that had been sitting there for about a week ready to be put in the dumpster. 

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