Creative Spark Link Party #61

Creative Spark Link Party #61

Welcome to Week 60 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper CrazePlease Excuse the Craftermath and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own! PLUS, as a bonus, when you enter your projects into the link up, you could have your project featured by one of our blogs! Each week, we all choose our own features to post up and show the world AND pin your project to our Party Pinterest Board! Be sure to follow along to get the latest and greatest features from the parties!

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How Silhouette Connect for Adobe Illustrator Works

How Silhouette Connect for Adobe Illustrator Works

Thinking about buying Silhouette Connect but not really sure how it works? I use connect almost every time I use my Cameo. As a graphic designer who uses Illustrator daily Connect seemed like a good choice for an alternative software. When I was researching before I bought Silhouette Connect I didn't find much information out there which is the major reason I am writing this. Also I often get asked questions about Connect on my blog and also in Facebook groups. 

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He or She what will it be? A Cake Gender Reveal

He or She what will it be? A Cake Gender Reveal

My sister and brother-in-law are expecting their first child (see their cute cookie announcement here). Our two families are so excited. For our side Jenny is the first to have a baby. On Mother's day Jenny and Michael made the announcement (below) that they were expecting in November. So it only seemed fitting that they should have a gender reveal on Father's Day when both our families were together.

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Creative Spark Link Party #60

Creative Spark Link Party #60

Welcome to Week 60 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper CrazePlease Excuse the Craftermath and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own! PLUS, as a bonus, when you enter your projects into the link up, you could have your project featured by one of our blogs! Each week, we all choose our own features to post up and show the world AND pin your project to our Party Pinterest Board! Be sure to follow along to get the latest and greatest features from the parties!

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Creative Spark Link Party #59

Creative Spark Link Party #59

Welcome to Week 59 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper CrazePlease Excuse the Craftermath and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own! PLUS, as a bonus, when you enter your projects into the link up, you could have your project featured by one of our blogs! Each week, we all choose our own features to post up and show the world AND pin your project to our Party Pinterest Board! Be sure to follow along to get the latest and greatest features from the parties!

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Mason Jar Cold Brew Iced Coffee Recipe

Mason Jar Cold Brew Iced Coffee Recipe

Today I am sharing my favorite cold brew iced coffee recipe that can be made in a mason jar. Some may say that I am an iced coffee or maybe just coffee (in general) addict. Any where I travel I am always on the hunt for a local coffee shop. I think part of this is the coffee shop culture since I freelanced for so long and when I was in grad school that is where the majority of my work took place. Now in all these travels to coffeehouses I have developed a love for cold brew iced coffee. 

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Patriotic Pinwheels

Patriotic Pinwheels

Today is such a special day because not only is it my birthday but we are celebrating America's birthday with over 90 bloggers! Now even though I feel old I've got nothing on America she is 211 years on me! Today is not only about me ;) but all so about Red, White and Blue food decor and crafts. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #58

Creative Spark Link Party #58

Welcome to Week 58 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper CrazePlease Excuse the Craftermath and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own! PLUS, as a bonus, when you enter your projects into the link up, you could have your project featured by one of our blogs! Each week, we all choose our own features to post up and show the world AND pin your project to our Party Pinterest Board! Be sure to follow along to get the latest and greatest features from the parties!

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Engagement Party Banner

Engagement Party Banner

Back in October my brother and his girlfriend got engaged after being together for 10 years! So an engagement party was definitely in order. We kept it small with just immediate family at my house, which is small so I couldn't fit much more than that! The week before Michaels was having one of their crazy sales on scrapbook paper with an additional coupon for your whole purchase. So needless to say I had a lot of paper on hand including this gorgeous metallic gold. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #57

Creative Spark Link Party #57

Welcome to Week 57 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper CrazePlease Excuse the Craftermath and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own! PLUS, as a bonus, when you enter your projects into the link up, you could have your project featured by one of our blogs! Each week, we all choose our own features to post up and show the world AND pin your project to our Party Pinterest Board! Be sure to follow along to get the latest and greatest features from the parties!

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Jurassic Park Inspired Dinosaur Air Plant Holder

Jurassic Park Inspired Dinosaur Air Plant Holder

I've always loved Jurassic Park. My brother was obsessed with it when we were kids and I always get that sense of nostalgia when I watch it. So I was excited when they announced Jurassic World.... not to mention Chris Pratt, need I say more. I have been seeing toy dinosaurs everywhere since the movie was announced. So I picked this guy up at CVS for my desk at work. I also have a some succulents and a cactus at my desk and then it hit me why don't I make this dinosaur into an airplant holder. So on Friday T Rex went into my purse and travelled home for a bit of cosmetic surgery. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #56

Creative Spark Link Party #56

Welcome to Week 56 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper CrazePlease Excuse the Craftermath and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own! PLUS, as a bonus, when you enter your projects into the link up, you could have your project featured by one of our blogs! Each week, we all choose our own features to post up and show the world AND pin your project to our Party Pinterest Board! Be sure to follow along to get the latest and greatest features from the parties!

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Creative Spark Link Party #55

Creative Spark Link Party #55

Welcome to Week 55 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper CrazePlease Excuse the Craftermath and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own! PLUS, as a bonus, when you enter your projects into the link up, you could have your project featured by one of our blogs! Each week, we all choose our own features to post up and show the world AND pin your project to our Party Pinterest Board! Be sure to follow along to get the latest and greatest features from the parties!

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The Perfect Baby Announcement and no I'm not pregnant ;)

The Perfect Baby Announcement and no I'm not pregnant ;)

Our family had some big news on Sunday! My sister is pregnant. I couldn't be more excited for her and her husband. While our family knew for a few weeks now she made the announcement to the rest of the world on Sunday which was Mother's Day, how appropriate right?!  Now if you know my sister you know one thing she has a passion for baking and she is very talented. So naturally her announcement would involve cookies.

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Creative Spark Link Party #54

Creative Spark Link Party #54

Welcome to Week 54 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper CrazePlease Excuse the Craftermath and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own! PLUS, as a bonus, when you enter your projects into the link up, you could have your project featured by one of our blogs! Each week, we all choose our own features to post up and show the world AND pin your project to our Party Pinterest Board! Be sure to follow along to get the latest and greatest features from the parties!

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DIY Personalized Notebook

DIY Personalized Notebook

In April I travelled to Salt Lake City, Utah for the blogging conference SNAP! The conference was made up of craft minded bloggers and what do us bloggers do best? We craft for each other. I signed up for a SNAP secret sister. The conference was over 3 days and with a gift for each day and on the third day revealing yourself as the secret sister. Today I am going to be sharing with you guys the gift from day two which happened to be a notebook that I customized with vinyl. This gift was perfect because the Silhouette Challenge theme this month is DIY Gifts. So make sure to stick around until the end for 16 other DIY gift projects.

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Creative Spark Link Party #53

Creative Spark Link Party #53

Welcome to Week 53 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper CrazePlease Excuse the Craftermath and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration. So what is a Link Party? It’s the perfect opportunity to share YOUR projects and gain inspiration from other crafters who are linking up their own! PLUS, as a bonus, when you enter your projects into the link up, you could have your project featured by one of our blogs! Each week, we all choose our own features to post up and show the world AND pin your project to our Party Pinterest Board! Be sure to follow along to get the latest and greatest features from the parties!

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