I’M BACK! REALLY!

Hello Friends!

I’M BACK! Really! You may have a few questions,
and I’m here to answer them!

Q- You fell off the face of the earth. Where did you go?
A- Yes, yes. I am painfully aware it has been OVER a year since my last post. But I have some really good excuses!

Like an entire kitchen renovation!
And having a baby!!!
And leaving my position at the library and becoming a stay at home mom!

Now that my feet are kinda sorta back on the ground I have made it a point to find a couple of minutes each day while momming to create. I’ve promised myself that I would begin sharing my creations with you all again.

Q- Where’s the free stuff? Will it be the same kind of stuff?
A- Yes! Paper is still my passion.

Although since my departure from the library, my creations are a bit smaller. My focus now is on home DIY projects, paper craft decorations for holidays and seasons, and card making! I also have some legacy library displays that I never got a chance to share- so be on the lookout for those posts as well. And yes- there will be free patterns and files just for you!

Q- Will you post on a regular basis?
A- NOPE. Because BABY. But I’ll try! Seriously, I can’t even get my daughter to nap at a consistent time every day. I can’t yet commit myself to a posting schedule only to disappoint you all. Baby steps. No pun intended. The goal is consistency, but think of my posts as little surprises. And if they start happening more often than not- I’m calling that a win!

Q- A baby you say?
A- Why yes! Let me tell you ALL ABOUT my child! It’s what mom’s do! (I’m kidding. Mostly….) Shortly after my last post in July 2016,and near the end of our kitchen renovation, we found out we were expecting! (Finished that kitchen JUST IN TIME!) We welcomed our daughter Lily at the end of April 2017.

I’m super proud to be a mom and super lucky to be able to stay home and help her learn and grow. Being a SAHM is the hardest job I’ve ever had but the most rewarding. She is by far my best creation. 😉

I’m really excited to dive back into blogging and crafting, my reprieve from diapers and dishes! And I hope that you will be inspired by my freebies and crafts!Thanks for reading! AND Thanks for coming back! Come back soon for more!

Library Display: Paper Ice Cream Cones

Hello crafty friends!

I know, I know- it has been too long! I haven’t posted in a while but I have a good excuse! We are currently renovating our kitchen and using Ikea to do it- so stay tuned for more DIY home tutorials and renovation tips!

In the meantime, I have a treat for you all- my tutorial for how to create a Sweet Summer Reads Library Display with some delicious paper ice cream cones! Keep reading and I’ll share my tips and resources so you can make your own tasty paper novelties!

Paper Ice Cream Cones Library Display

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Minc Foiled Fitbit Bands

Hello!

And hello to warmer weather and sunny days! Hello to- what? Actually going outside? Being active? Hooray! And if you’re anything like me, hello to actually meeting your Fitbit goals! You know, instead of feeling guilted by that rubber bracelet around your wrist for enjoying your couch a little too much.

Today I wanted to share a fun vinyl and foil project perfect for customizing your Fitbit. If you gotta wear it, make it pretty! I’ve outlined the process for creating these Minc Foiled Fitbit Bands and included my free cut file just for you!

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DIY Donut Stenciled Workout Tank

Hello World!

This week I dabbled in stencilling and apparel craft- something new for me! With warm weather quickly approaching, I was inspired to up cycle  one of my husband’s old t-shirts into a workout tank. But let me be clear, working out is NOT something I desire to do for fun. Of course, this means that my tank had to be sassy and food related. Today I’ll share with you my process, and my Silhouette Studio file, to create my DIY Donut Stenciled Workout Tank!

DIY Donut Stenciled Workout Tank & Free Cut File!

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Library Display: Colorful Clouds & Raindrops

Hello and Happy Spring!

Despite the wintry forecast in my area, I recently completed a display for my library that exudes spring-  Colorful Clouds & Raindrops! This display is perfect for a library, but could also be a great project for party decorations, or a child’s room! I used my trusty Silhouette Cameo, of course, and have broken down the process for you. I’ve also included my cut files so you can get to crafting without delay!

Colorful Clouds & Raindrops with Free Cut Files

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Quick Cork Decor

Hello world!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted- I guess you can say life is what happens when you’re making crafting plans. Welcome back or hello and welcome if you checking out my blog for the first time!  Today I have an awesome craft project to share with you-
Quick Cork Decor for your home! (Say that five times fast…)

Maybe you’re looking to create some inexpensive art to match your home, or maybe you were looking for a stylish jewelry storage solution. A roll of cork and a picture frame is your creative canvas for this DIY project.

Quick Cork Decor for your home

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Birthday Beer Shaker Card

Hello friends!

This week I tapped into my overabundance of sequins and created another shaker card I absolutely love– a card fit for a beer drinker (male or female, or course!) With a special birthday coming up I designed this simple birthday beer shaker card. I’m excited to share my process and my free Silhouette Studio file, or JPG to trace for those of you using other cutting software!

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DIY Stamp Binder

Hello friends and Happy New Year! (A bit late I know…)

I took the rest of December off from blogging for a Christmas Mexico vacation and some much needed personal time, but I’m back and excited to share more crafty projects with you all!

This week I wanted to share my organization system for my acrylic and cling stamps- my simple and inexpensive DIY stamp binder! I’ve broken down my materials and process, so you can make your crafty life a bit easier!

DIY Stamp Binder Fluorescent Beige Blog

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DIY Wood Wall Frames

Hello again!

This week I am excited to show off some awesome and inexpensive DIY wood wall frames I created for my hallway. Now I can’t take credit for the idea, I found it in a book- of all places! 😉 I was inspired by Handmade Walls from the DIY team at The Handmade Home. For complete project details definitely pick up this book! This was the perfect weekend DIY and it really adds character to our gallery hallway. Here’s the run through of how I created my one of kind frames!

DIY Wood Wall Frames

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Free Holiday Ornament iPhone Wallpapers

Hello everyone!

I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was relaxing and filling. I’ve been out of town visiting family in the arctic- I mean Wyoming- but I still wanted to share a token of the holiday season with all of you. I recently acquired a new iPhone, and found myself tinkering around and making my own iPhone wallpapers. I was so happy with my designs, I decided to share! Please enjoy these Free Holiday Ornament iPhone Wallpapers!

Free Holiday Ornament iPhone Wallpapers

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