kids craft: pom pom bookmarks

Summer vacation begins soon here which means I’m busy arranging an engaging summer schedule for my kiddos. That schedule always includes two of our favorite things, craft projects and a summer reading program. So, today I’m sharing a great craft project for older kids, tweens and teens that connects both of our favorite summer activities–pomContinue reading “kids craft: pom pom bookmarks”

2015 top blog posts

As the year winds down tonight I thought it would be fun to share a countdown of the 2015 TOP TEN BLOG POSTS! This list is based on total views of each individual post. It’s been fun to look back at what you all have enjoyed viewing this year. 10) Ribbon Storage and Organization 9)Continue reading “2015 top blog posts”

1st day of christmas: christmas countdown

It’s still not too late to start a Christmas Countdown! The 12 Days of Christmas start today, and I’ve got an easy and cute countdown idea that you can made in about 30 minutes! This holiday countdown project was published in the latest edition of Craft & Create, a free quarterly e-book published by EchoContinue reading “1st day of christmas: christmas countdown”

birthday marquee numbers

Since fall of 2009 I have had the privilege of working with Catherine and the crew over at Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine. I’ve done everything from monthly blog posts, to magazine assignments, to guest posts and I’ve loved every minute of it. It’s a joy to be a part of the SCT circle, soContinue reading “birthday marquee numbers”

interactive holiday pocket banner

Happy December friends! I love this time of year, and one of my favorite things about it is decorating my home for Christmas. If you need ideas for fun holiday home decor, I’ve got a great one for you today! Create an interactive Christmas banner with pockets full of goodies and treats for the childrenContinue reading “interactive holiday pocket banner”

southwest-inspired DIY teepee

Have you all heard of the new DIY Teepee Kit that We R Memory Keepers and Crate Paper released together? If you haven’t, HERE’s the release announcement, and HERE are some teepees made by the We R team, and HERE are some made by the Crate team. So cute, right?? I’m so excited to shareContinue reading “southwest-inspired DIY teepee”

november cut & paste magazine

It’s that time of the month again crafty friends! I always look forward to the paper craft and scrapbook inspiration from the amazing minds behind American Crafts Cut & Paste magazine. I can always find something to inspire me, whether it’s card ideas, gift ideas, DIY decor ideas, or gift wrap ideas. And this month’sContinue reading “november cut & paste magazine”

easy winter luminaries

We recently had our first snowfall of the season here, and it’s got me excited for all things winter! With snowball fights, sledding, and skiing on the brain, I’m sharing these easy winter luminaries I created with Echo Park Paper’s Hello Winter collection. Scroll down to find out how to download a free printable instructionContinue reading “easy winter luminaries”

DIY party military hero banner

Hello, and happy Veteran’s Day friends! This is a special day to remember those who are serving, or who have served in our military, and I’ve got a fun project idea to honor our veterans. This Hero Banner is the perfect decor for any gathering celebrating our servicemen and women. I used some Honeycomb Paper and theContinue reading “DIY party military hero banner”