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It is so fun to be ONE!

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Woot! Woot! It is Friday and we are in full P-A-R-T-Y mode!

If you are hopping along the “blogiversary ” going on over at Everyday is an Occasion you are in the right place! If you are here by chance, you are in for a treat!  Jill from Every Day is an Occasion is celebrating her one year blogiversary! Today you will be hopping from blog to blog gathering birthday inspiration.  AND she has some amazing CHA crafting swag she scored over this summer for her goodie bag giveaway!

My birthday inspiration came from the delights of one of my many weekly Target runs.  Yes, I said Target!  I saw  a card in the stationary section that caught my eye and when I almost summoned up the courage to think I may buy it, I realized that I could so easily make this and save the million dollars $4.99 they wanted for it. Duh!!! Yes, sometimes I loose my mind and forget that I have a 300 square foot crafting island in my house.  I blame that moment of insanity on the blinding bright lights of Target and my kids nagging me to get over to the toy department so they can add to their already mile long Santa list.

So here is what I came up with!

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This is a Samantha Walker cut that can be found at the Silhouette Store.  It was super easy to put together and all I did was copy the base of the image and flip it and weld the two bases together to form a “fold” card.  If you need a good tutorial on welding with your Silhouette, click HERE.
I inked the edges and added some bling and buttons and had a lot of fun playing with the fun features of this card.  How cool is the “cone holder”? I added some baker’s twine and more bling and buttons to finish off the cone
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I added sentiments from the retired My Pink Stamper Collection under the scoop flaps for more sweet surprises.
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This card was a lot of fun make and I know it will bring a smile to any birthday celebration!
Be sure not to forget to head over to the “Birthday Blog” and get yourself in the giveaway mix! 

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Now let’s keep the party hoppin’! 
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Some Berry Exciting News!

amelia-design-team-350Hi all!  Today is the big Design Team announcement over at Amelia & Me Crafts and my mug is part of the lucky crafty talent.  I am super excited to be on this team since it is a blog/online store that is dedicated for Silhouette Cameo and American Crafts product lovers obsessed. Yes, they are an authorized retailer for both Silhouette and American Crafts products!   Does it get any better than that?  Head over and meet this amazing group of talent and see what amazing products are available!  Also be sure to LIKE them on FACEBOOK!  You will not want to miss all the fun happening over there!

Since we are on the subject of my love for my Silhouette and being on a team that celebrates all that is wonderful about that amazing piece of crafty engineering, here is how I dressed up some homemade jam I made yesterday from strawberries we hand picked on Monday with my kiddos for my youngest birthday.  I thought it would be a fun way to give thank you notes to those who have shared in celebrating with a very special little lady turning four with the strawberries she picked.

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All I did was break down Lori Whitlock’s Circle Banner (can be found via Silhouette store) and add color and a cute sentiment. I then used the pint and cut feature, added a button and some CTMH burlap twine and cute fabric and called it done! The hardest part to all of this was making the jam!

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Thanks for sharing a piece of “berry good news” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

Gotta Create

The Real Thing

Everyday is an Occasion 

DL ART Thankful Thursday for August

Little Girls are made of Rainbow & Unicorn Magic

Hi all and happy Friday!  I am super excited to share a fun and VERY easy banner I recently made for a birthday party of a close family friend.  The theme was what any six-year-old little girl would want, Rainbows and Unicorns!  I wish I could say I came up with this idea on my own, but with time not being my friend, I pulled inspiration from this amazing banner I found on PINTEREST! Thank goodness for Pinterest!

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I actually dusted off my Circut to make the banner bases and letters with the Storybook cart, but the star of the show came from Miss Kate Cuttables over at the Silhouette Store.  I ended up un-grouping and filling each layer with color and then grouping the colored layers back together.  I set the cut to OUTLINE only and then ran through the printer and cut.

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I punched holes at the top and secured with some American Craft ribbon, added some stickles, gems and a couple rainbow stickers and called it done in about an hour.

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I love when time-pressed projects come together like this one did.  I happened to be over at my friend’s house this week and saw the banner hanging in her little girls room… now that made me smile and made me love my hobby  passion more!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “girls are made of rainbow and unicorn magic” pie with me.

Linking Up To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday 

Nothing a Little Fairy Dust Can’t Fix

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I have been wanting to share a more up close and personal view a fun project I made that is suited for any sweet little girl’s room.  I found a white wooden base at Michaels and with a little help from the magic maker of the Silhouette, I cut the sentiment on vinyl and the wand star on DCWV Glitter paper (which cut like butter including all the stitching holes along the border).

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After I transferred the vinyl sentiment onto the white base, I painted it using purple spray paint.  As the paint was drying, I dusted the sign with fine glitter. I  allowed it to dry and then removed the vinyl, exposing the white undercoat of the wooden base.

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To finish the wand, I ran Hemptique Bamboo Baker’s Twine (the best baker’s twine I have ever worked with!) through the wand and finished with a crinkle ribbon bow and gem. I added a paper straw as a base to the wand and added a few more gems to the corner of the sign.

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This is probably one of my favorite projects I have made right now and I have a feeling I will be making a ton of these for all the little girls I know!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “fairy dust is just magical” pie with me.

Linking To:

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

Real Family Fun Link Party

Tatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap-Up Party

Wrangling Up Some Father’s Day Fun!

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Yay it is FCCB Monday! Today we are having a great challenge full of Father’s Day inspirations!  Head over and check out what the team has cooked up and LINK up a fun Father’s Day Project using at least ONE Cricut cut.   Here is what I came up with for my own dad using a 7 inch jar cut from Doodlecharms and the AMAZING paper line from Carta Bella designed by Samantha Walker – Giddy Up on a wooden plaque.

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I cut the picture via print and cut feature on my Silhouette and inked the edges. Using CTMH Slate and Chocolate ink, I inked the jar, wooden edges, and paper.  I wrapped the jar with Hemptique Hemp Cord and added button.  I also added a brad I found via Pick Your Plum and additional buttons.

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Layering this paper was so fun and the sticker sentiments are just a kick in the pants! I added some push pin embellishments I got from Pick Your Plum.

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This was a fun project to make and I know that my Daddio will love this!  Now be sure to head over to FCCB and join the party!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “getting my giddy up on” pie with me.

Linking Up To:

Crafting Desert Diva’s – Link It Up Party #8

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

Congrats Grad!

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Happy Wednesday All!  We are rockin’ and rolln’ over here in Southern California this morning with the 5.0 earthquake that hit our coast.  I did not feel it since I was on my morning walk, but those always bring on a bit of a buzz among the local folks.

Today over at Decorate to Celebrate, we are kicking off a new challenge with the theme of Graduation.  Whether if it is your little squirt graduating Kindergarten or your kiddo graduating Medical School, it is cause for celebration and we would love to have you LINK up your project to share.

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The design team has some great inspirations to kick off this challenge and this is what I made for my nephew who is graduation High School tomorrow!  This is the last of the four boys my brother-in-law and sister-in-law have to walk across the High School podium.  My nephew’s gift is music and he was honored with the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award this year, so I used that as a thread to my theme for his banner.

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I cut the base of the banner using my Cricut (had to dust that baby off a bit).  The cart was Country Life cut at 7 inches. I found some cool Lori Whitlock rosettes via the Silhouette Store and I cut those out at 2.8 inches.  The musical notes were a cut from the Silhouette Store as well.   Using some Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine, I added some shine to the base of the banners. Added some washi tape I got from Paper Issues and Pick Your Plum, I called it done!

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Now be sure to head over and check out all the great inspirations the design team has and LINK up your fun Graduation project!

Thanks for sharing a piece of  “hats off to the Grad” pie with me.

I Feel the Love Project!

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Happy Sunday All!

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Well today I am sharing with you a card that I made for a very specific reason!  Sweet Maddison over at I Feel the Love Project is doing an awesome card charity this month that is near and dear to my heart, since it is a dear family friend that is being honored!

Her cause this month is to make a card for a very special dad that has been undergoing some hardships and needs some TLC  to help lift his spirit.  Sadly, my friend Reggie fits the bill.  He is watching his 22 year-old daughter battle a rare form of pediatric cancer for a second time in her life.  The first battle was when she was five and she lost her kidney during that battle.  This time around she is battling an unrelated form of rare cancer with only one kidney.  This is a very close knit family and if one hurts, they all hurt and they are all in it together with Reggie and his wife being the first to carry the burden of it all.

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He has such a positive outlook and and being an Electrician, I thought he would get a kick out of  this card I made using my Silhouette, some twine and great paper from Paper Issues (Glitz- Cashmere Dame), buttons and some random wire I had lying around.  I did some faux stitching and distressed the die cuts and card with Close to My Heart Slate and White Daisy.

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Please head over and check out all the details of this month’s cause and I hope you can find time to LINK up a card for him as a form of encouragement, I would love just overwhelm him with so many cards!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “just crafting for a good friend” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

Paper Issues – Lifestyles to Die For

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday

I Gotta Create – Wildly Linking Party #52!