gratitude journals | part one

Well November sort of snuck up on me! October was a busy month I guess, so suddenly it’s time to start preparing this year’s gratitude journal. If you’ve been following my blog for a while you know that each November I create and fill a gratitude journal each day for the two weeks preceding Thanksgiving.Continue reading “gratitude journals | part one”

fall treat bags

Need an easy idea for fall friend, neighbor, or teacher gifts? Try making these festive treat bags! You can download a free printable PDF with full instructions and supplies for making these cuties. I used the beautiful new The Story Of Fall collection from Echo Park Paper, along with the coordinating Silhouette shapes to dressContinue reading “fall treat bags”

DIY holiday treat bags

I can hardly believe it’s that time of year again, but here we are friends! Life gets a little hectic this time of year, and it seems like during the holiday season I always inadvertently leave someone off my shopping list and need a last minute gift idea. Today I’m sharing these DIY holiday treatContinue reading “DIY holiday treat bags”

5 halloween projects

The weather has finally turned cooler here, we’ve had some rain, and I’m ready to start more Halloween crafting! To get some crafty mojo going I’m sharing 5 Halloween Projects from past blog posts that I love. These projects will take you all the way through your Halloween celebrations, from food, to decor, to favors,Continue reading “5 halloween projects”

hotel transylvania 2 party decor

My youngest daughter had her birthday recently, and last week I shared a vampire bat garland I made for her party. Today I’m sharing the rest of the decorations, including a banner, balloons, and streamer wall. So fun! Some of these items I created with supplies and tools from the new DIY Party collection fromContinue reading “hotel transylvania 2 party decor”

DIY party vampire bat garland | free printable template

My youngest turned 6 this past weekend, and when she told me she wanted to take her friends to see Hotel Transylvania 2 for her party I was a little giddy imagining in my head all the fun things I could create with the new DIY Party supplies I received from my very generous friendsContinue reading “DIY party vampire bat garland | free printable template”

craft & create free holiday ebook

Download the latest Craft & Create, a free holiday ebook from Echo Park Paper Co on their website HERE. You’ll find inspiration for fall, Halloween, Christmas, winter, and more. Here’s a little peek at one of the projects I created for this ebook. One of the papers in the Carta Bella Have A Merry ChristmasContinue reading “craft & create free holiday ebook”

DIY laminated flash cards with the minc!

My five year old daughter is starting kindergarten next week and she is so excited! She’s been working on her reading skills, memorizing our contact info, and shopping for school supplies. As part of our back to school preparations I made her a set of laminated alphabet flash cards with some paper from the adorableContinue reading “DIY laminated flash cards with the minc!”

s’mores window treat box

S’mores are one of our family favorites! Whether we’re camping, hanging out in the backyard, or snuggling by the fire on a cold winter’s night, we love to roast marshmallows and make s’mores. So, I thought it would be fun to put together a S’mores Window Treat Box for our next family s’more night! ThisContinue reading “s’mores window treat box”

party pocket banner

One of my favorite things about the warm summer months is family backyard barbecues. And, of course, I love to use my craft supplies to decorate for outdoor entertaining, so today I wanted to share this fun and functional Party Pocket Banner with you using the new Denim Blues collection and the Banner Punch Board.Continue reading “party pocket banner”