Crepe Paper Flowers...

Looking for a quick, simple and inexpensive way to decorate for a party?  Well, Crepe Paper Flowers to the rescue!

Last Spring, I volunteered to coordinate decorations for the Teacher Lounge during Teacher Appreciation Week.   Let's just say....ahhh huge task!  Seriously,  I wasn't sure if I was gonna to survive 6 different decorating themes with my Crafting OCD issues.

How to make Crepe Paper Flowers

Crepe Paper Flowers

I did survive though and it certainly was a challenge to think up simple and inexpensive ways to decorate a Teachers Lounge on a budget.  So what's really cheap and easy to work with?   Crepe Paper.

DIY Picture Frame using Cut Files...

I'm over on the Echo Park Paper blog showing you how to easily make a DIY Picture Frame out of Echo Park Paper Silhouette cut files and the Princess Theme Mini Kit.

Princess Picture Frame made from Silhouette Shapes @echoparkpaper

DIY Picture Frame created from Silhouette Cut Files

What's unique about creating with Silhouette shapes is that most shapes can be re-sized to use in variety of ways, just like this Echo Park Mirror Cut File.  I simply enlarged the mirror shape to 9 inches and made a Picture Frame out of it.

Ultimate Silhouette Giveaway...

Super excited to be participating in this amazing Silhouette CAMEO giveaway!

The prize...a Silhouette CAMEO electronic cutting machine and one of EVERY starter kit that Silhouette makes! That's a value of over $550, not to mention the ability to craft your heart out for a very long time!  Hello.. Awesome!

Ultimate Silhouette Giveaway

Hosted by:

Silhouette America & The Pinning Mama

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I have partnered with over 30 awesome blogs to bring you everything you need to do almost any Silhouette project you can imagine. 

Home + Made Altered Memory Tray..

Ever buy unusual craft items only to stash them away 'cause you have no clue what to do with them?  Of course you do, that's what us Crafter's do!  Just like this Wood House shaped Memory Tray I've had stashed away  forever and finally was inspired to make make something pretty out of it using the new Pebbles  Home + Made collection by Jen Hadfield.  Plus, um hello...the shape of the tray is perfect to display the "let's stay home" pocket card too.

I'm sorta a homebody.   I like being home.  My kids don't mind staying home either as well as my husband. Of course, we do get out and do plenty of  fun things, but we do like to stay home together as a family. Proof that peeps like us, who live in 24 hour city {Vegas} like to stay home.   

Altered Wood House Memory Tray made from @Pebblesinc Home + Made collection #tatertotsandjello

 Wood House Memory Tray 

Jen outdid herself with this collection.  Just love he sparkle found throughout.  Lots of gold.  I've always been more of a silver fan than gold though.  The last piece of gold jewelry I purchased was my High School class ring.  For realz. Not to date myself, that was over 23 years ago.

So, maybe my tastes have changed, I've become more sophisticated with age or maybe it's 'cause hubs is always going on about how we need to by gold as an investment,  I think I'm a fan of gold again.    

Upcycled Canister...

I love to upcycle and I tend to keep hoard many containers in various shapes and sizes in hopes of turning them into fun and unique projects one day.   I may or may not have a box full of just empty containers kept in the garage too.   Ya know, always prepared or a pack-rat, you decide.  

This ordinary canister was turned into a whimsical treat container by using the Echo Park Paper Fine and Dandy  kit along with coordinating Designer Flower Dies.  

Upcycled Pringles Canister

Upcycled Canister

Guesses on what this treat container is made from?  It may just be in your pantry right now or maybe you're  snacking on them at this minute.  Clue- my fav flav is cheese.   

Treat Jar and Gift Card Set...

Mason Jar crafts are always popular gift ideas.  Giving someone a cute jar filled their favorite treat along with a gift card to their favorite store {ummm- Target?} sounds like a perfect gift to me.  Amiright?? 

Here's a simple Treat Jar and Gift Card Set I made from the Echo Park Paper, We Are Family kit and coordinating Designer Dies & Stamp set. 

Treat Jar and Gift Card Set

My kids are at the age now where we give their friends gift cards as birthday presents.  Most parents are over toys.  I know, I am.  Please don't bring another box of Lego's into my house...pleazzzz.   So, giving a gift card to a friends favorite store is an easy gift and of course the gift card needs to be presented in a unique holder. 


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