ExtraCared for Onesie

ExtraCared for Onesie

I don't often write about my 9 to 5 (because really who wants to hear about that) but today is an exception because recently my two worlds merged for a few hours. I helped throw another baby shower at work (click here to see a bunny themed work baby shower).  I work at CVS along side designers that work on the ExtraCare loyalty program. So when one of the designers was pregnant it just seemed naturally or punny to make an ExtraCare onesie.

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Thanksgiving Chalkboard Tray and Silhouette Challenge

Thanksgiving Chalkboard Tray and Silhouette Challenge

Today I want to share with you an easy DIY chalkboard tray that you can easily pull together in an afternoon for Thanksgiving. It's a simple and thoughtful way to dress up your table or make an impression as a host gift. Make sure to stick around to the end for 18 other DIY gifts as part of the Silhouette Challenge.

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Fall Leaves Favor Tags and Silhouette Challenge

Fall Leaves Favor Tags and Silhouette Challenge

It's my favorite time of year, fall. Leaves are changing, there's a crispness in the air and pumpkin flavored everything is at my finger trips. Having lived in Savannah, GA for a few years made me cherish this season. I never knew I loved it so much until I spent two years with out it. 

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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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Silhouette Challenge: Handmade Gift Exchange– Monogrammed Glass Etched Pie Plate and Matching Tea Towels

Silhouette Challenge: Handmade Gift Exchange– Monogrammed Glass Etched Pie Plate and Matching Tea Towels

The Silhouette Challenge has coordinated another great event! Similar to the card swap a few months ago and handmade gift exchange was organized. Each participant was randomly paired up with a partner. You were challenged to get to know your partner and create a handmade gift for them. 

My partner is Melissa Stout from  The Stamp Doc. We had a great time getting to know each other and secretly coming up with gifts that we would both enjoy. Melissa loves to cook and I had been dying to etch some more glass! So it worked out perfectly.

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Silhouette Challenge Card Swap

Silhouette Challenge Card Swap

A few weeks ago I posted about a card swap I was participating in with the Silhouette Challenge. How it worked was I created 26 cards and mailed them to Kristy, from Please Excuse My CrafterMath, she sorted through all the cards and mailed back 26 handmade cards from other Silhouette Challenge members. How fun?! Right?! 

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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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Oh The Places You'll Go Card and a Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!

Oh The Places You'll Go Card and a Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!

Cards are something that I have always tried to make. Let's face it cards are expensive and if you aren't sentimental the ones off the shelf usually end up in the garbage a month or two after receiving them. This is why I try to make cards. One I think they are a little more meaningful and two I like to make a card that you would want to put out on display! 

This month I joined up with a group of 26 crafters and bloggers for a card swap. How it works is that I make 26 handmade cards mail them out to the organizer and two weeks later I will get back 26 unique handmade cards. How fun! Now I have been diligently working on these cards for the past couple of weeks and am finally ready to mail them out and anxiously await for the unique 26 to come back in the mail. I'll be sure to share them in the coming weeks. 

Make sure to stay until the end of this post for a chance to win a Silhouette Portrait!

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February Silhouette Fabric Challenge– Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags

February Silhouette Fabric Challenge– Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags

It's that time again! Second Monday of the month and time for the Silhouette Challenge! This months theme is fabric. Read until the end and you will find 44 of my blogger friends and their projects!

Now hearing this months theme was intimidating. I am a crafter but I am not a sewer. It is actually on my list of something to learn but later... Let's say 2015. I have seen so many of my favorite bloggers and crafting friends (Thinking Closet and TitiCrafty) using freezer paper as stencils. So I decided to give it a try with some tote bags I had bought at Joann's on sale. 

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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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Elf Chalk Sign and a Giftcard Giveaway

Elf Chalk Sign and a Giftcard Giveaway

I am so excited to be a part of the Silhouette Challenge! The Silhouette Challenge is a group posting event that takes place on the second Monday of every month at 10 a.m. eastern.  “The Challenge” is to work with a new material or medium that you have not yet tried before using your Silhouette machine and create something that you can share on your blog. 

Being apart of the challenge this month has made us able to offer a GIVEAWAY of $155 Amazon gift card. Keep reading for your chance to enter and to see fellow Silhouette Challengers projects! 

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