Happy Easter Weekend Crafters! I hope that you are all enjoying time with your families (or maybe you're using this time as an escape to check out your favorite blogs). I thought today would be a great day to start a Mother's Day Giveaway, kind of a "Two For." This is one of my biggest giveaways to date and one of the most beautiful! I wish I was eligible to enter! Enjoy!Read More
Wow, where has April gone? How is Easter Sunday? This Spring has just been flying by! As I just got all of my Easter Cards out Monday I started thinking about Mother's Day. I thought this would be a great opportunity to start planning and also to show you some of my favorite Mother's Day Card Etsy finds.
So here is your official reminder! Mother's Day is May 11th! Less than a month away to start planning!Read More
Wow I can't believe it has been three weeks! Time has just flown by since this series started. I am so happy this kitchen has Weekend Craft's most successful posts to date! We are just over the moon. But come on who doesn't love a kitchen makeover! Especially when it is affordable.Read More
It's that time of the month again! Time for the Silhouette Challenge where 40 Silhouette loving bloggers get "together" to craft keeping in mind a theme and share the results. This month's theme, which is very appropriate with this gorgeous weather, is Spring! Make sure to stay until the end to see 40 other inspirational projects!
I didn't know what I was going to do for this challenge for the longest time. I had originally thought about making flowers but then I peaked at next months challenge, which the theme is flowers, I decided to go back to the drawing board. Don't worry it's nothing a trip to Michaels can't fix.Read More
It's beginning to feel a lot like Spring! The nice weather is back (for now fingers crossed), the birds are chirping, the crocuses are popping up and moods are lifting as we get out of our winter funk. I couldn't think of a better time to be inspired by spring. Here are some of my finds this week on Etsy! I hope you enjoy and discover some shops that you may not have stumbled upon before!Read More
Last week's kitchen post was such a success I was so happy to come back Part 2. If you missed last week's post it was about how to paint your countertops to look like granite. Now with an updated counter the cabinets started to look a little worn and dated. Before even tackling the counters Jenny and Michael tried to update their kitchen simply by changing out their hardware but that was just the launching point for the whole project.Read More
This weekend was the start of good weather and you know what that means?! It's time to go yard saleing! This was the first weekend up in New England where we started to see the familiar homemade yard sale signs posted on telephone poles. My brother and I got up early on Saturday to drive around. If you don't have the Yard Sale Treasure Map app on your phone you are missing out. It compiles all the yard sales listed on craigslist and puts it on an interactive map at your fingertips.Read More
Every once in a while I just come across a shop that I instantaneously fall in love with. Remember the Wheatfield shop or Crimson Crane Studios? Well it has happened again with illustrator Geraldine Adams. She is an amazing Parisian style illustrator that lives in San Jose, CA. Whats not to love about art inspired by french cuisine & wine. Enough said. I hope you enjoy her unique style as much as I do.Read More
My sister, Jenny, recently purchased her first home with her husband Michael. I was so excited for the two of them but I was also very excited to help fix up various rooms and to share the outcomes here!
Are you ready for this? Over the next three weeks we will bring you through their kitchen renovation for under $350. YES UNDER $350! You can give your kitchen an update without actually replacing your cabinets and counter tops. Let’s work with what you have with a budget that won't leave you crippled with debt.Read More
A few weeks ago I posted about a card swap I was participating in with the Silhouette Challenge. How it worked was I created 26 cards and mailed them to Kristy, from Please Excuse My CrafterMath, she sorted through all the cards and mailed back 26 handmade cards from other Silhouette Challenge members. How fun?! Right?!Read More
The first day of April is just around the corner. Can you believe that? Easter is less than a month away so its time to start cranking out cards to send to my family and friends. This year I wanted to do something a little different. I have seen on the Silhouette online store some 3D cards so I figured why not give it a try. Now I don't have much card making skills besides the card swap I participated in last month.Read More
Let's face it my Mac Book Pro has seen better days. This guy in the last 4+ years has been put through the ringer. He has trekked from Massachusetts to Georgia to France back to Georgia and then back to Massachusetts. He has also endured a year and a half of non stop use in grad school and the constant travel to my freelance clients. Sometimes he doesn't even get turned off for months. So considering all of that I think I would be a little beat up and dirty too.Read More
This is so exciting! Weekend Craft has been nominated for a Liebester Award by Glenna and Becky over at My Paper Craze! Now this is so exciting because a blog can only be nominated by fellow blogger to recognize small, up and coming blogs. Do you know what's even more exciting?! Weekend Craft now gets to nominate 11 other blogs! How fun!Read More
I have kitchen's on my mind this week. I think it is because I am prepping a kitchen makeover post for next week (the 28th) and I am helping plan a kitchen themed bridal shower. Nonetheless I found myself pinning and perusing in the kitchen section of etsy. I do have to say this first sign might just have to be my favorite. How many of your remember the soup nazi from Seinfeld. I almost died when I saw not only the sign but the name of the shop! How clever.Read More
If you haven't checked your email yet, the Silhouette online store is having some great deals that I don't want you to miss out on! From now until March 27th every design is 50% off! Guess who's basket is overflowing (this girls). On top of the sale they are also offering a free shape of the day on top of their already free shape of the week (which they do every week).Read More
In no way am I a food blogger, but I do love to cook and bake, so I thought I would share one of my favorite "hacks" or almost homemade dishes. Last night my Mom and I were together for Sunday dinner and decided to throw some chili in the crockpot. Naturally cornbread is the first thing that came to mind to go with chili.Read More
So far our etsy shop has been mostly focused on printable invitations but we want to start offering a variety of items from handmade signs and tote bags to some crafting supplies. Since washi tape is such a staple material in our crafting we wanted to offer more of a variety. Check out our new addition to our washi tape section of the shop. Click the images to go through to the etsy listings. These washi tape are brand new 3/4 inch wide and 10.78 yds.Read More
I rarely promote my own etsy shop on here but we are coming into the busy invitation season for wedding showers and I have been churning out custom orders. I wanted to show on This Week's Etsy Finds some of my latest work. If you wander over to my shop Weekend Craft and like my style but don't see something you are looking for just ask. I love custom orders and some of my favorite invitations come from your ideas.Read More
Now I have had my Silhouette since October of 2013 and I am still using the original mat and I am a heavy user of my machine. I use it 3 or more times a week. Including making hundreds of cupcake toppers. So here is my secret I lightly spray my mat with spray adhesive about every other week. It works amazing. The key is to spray the mat and let it dry a few minutes before putting your paper or vinyl on the mat.Read More
It's that time again! Time for the Silhouette Challenge! This month's theme is paper. Make sure you stick around until the end to see 43 other inspirational projects.
Now choosing a project to complete for this challenge was actually kind of hard. With paper the options are just endless. Recently I used an old atlas to make cards for a cardswap. When I was choosing pages from the map book I had set aside Massachusetts and Texas knowing that I wanted to do something with them for an upcoming wedding. You see one of my best friends is getting married in July she is from Mass and her fiance is from Texas. With their relationship initially being long distance their states are a significant part of their story.Read More