Creative Spark Link Party #12

Creative Spark Link Party #12

Welcome to Week 12 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 (well besides Pinterest). So every Wednesday hop on over to Creative Spark Wednesday where three blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Please Excuse the Craftermath, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration.

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Steps to Making Personalized Business Cards

Steps to Making Personalized Business Cards

I recently went to my first blogging conference, Haven in Atlanta, and I need to make business cards. As a graphic designer I have made a ton of business cards over the years but the more I started to research the more I realized that bloggers business cards tend to be different from the average "professional" 9 to 5 cards. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #11

Creative Spark Link Party #11

Hey there! Welcome to Week 11 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 three blogs,Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Please Excuse the Craftermath, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration.

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DIY Rocking Chair Makeover

DIY Rocking Chair Makeover

My sister recently bought a house and they are in the process of making it their own. Week after week Jenny has sent me links to rocking chairs that were just too pricey or falling apart on Craigslist. I immediately knew this would be a fun project to surprise her with. After a few weekends of yard sales and estates sales I finally found the rocker suitable for her outdoor porch. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #10

Creative Spark Link Party #10

Welcome to Week 10 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 three blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Please Excuse the Craftermath, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration.

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Pins for Haven Conference

Pins for Haven Conference

How is Haven only two days away?! For those of you who don't know what Haven is, it's a DIY and Home Blogging Conference in Atlanta July 10-12. This is the first blogging conference that I am attending so of course I am working up to the last minute to get everything ready. My business cards just arrived yesterday along with a slew of other items from Amazon for the conference. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #9

Creative Spark Link Party #9

Hey there! Welcome to Week 9 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 three blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Please Excuse the Craftermath, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration.

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Filing Cabinet Makeovers on HomeTalk

Filing Cabinet Makeovers on HomeTalk

Last week I was contacted by Hometalk about my filing cabinet makeover post. They loved it so much that they asked if I would like to curate an clipboard to be featured in an email, how exciting! For those of you who have never checked out Hometalk it's a social network for home and garden where bloggers can post tutorials and millions of homeowners and professionals share their knowledge and or seek out answers through posting questions. 

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Silhouette Goodie Bag Giveaway

Silhouette Goodie Bag Giveaway

It's been a little while since I've had a giveaway. So what better way than to celebrate the almost end of the week by giving away a goodie bag of all things Silhouette! Even better news there is going to be a grand prize winner and 3 runners up!

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Retro Camper Fabric Embroidery Hoop

Retro Camper Fabric Embroidery Hoop

I'm not sure if I have mentioned this in the past but I don't sew. It is just something I had never really picked up. I think I was more of a crafter and my sister was more of a sewer. Well not that sewing isn't a craft. Lately as I drop off my pants to be shortened or check out the cost of curtains I find myself thinking why can't I sew? Maybe it's time to learn. I went even so far to make a pinterest board titled "

I found myself pinning a lot of hoop art and then I came across Flamingo Toes 26 FUN AND FREE EMBROIDERY PATTERNS. I thought this would be a great launching point into sewing. Not to mention she had a Scotty retro camper pattern and I had a friend's birthday coming up that would love it!

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DIY Rocking Chair Makeover

DIY Rocking Chair Makeover

Today I am sharing one of my favorite Summer projects over at Creative Ramblings! You may remember Creative Ramblings from Sarah's Paper Flower Topiary last month. We had such a great time with her guest posting on my blog  I decided to hop on over to her blog for  a post. 

Check out step by step how I made this old rocking chair look brand new and what extra steps were taken to make sure it could weather the outdoor elements. Check it out here. 

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Silhouette Challenge: Handmade Gift Exchange– Monogrammed Glass Etched Pie Plate and Matching Tea Towels

Silhouette Challenge: Handmade Gift Exchange– Monogrammed Glass Etched Pie Plate and Matching Tea Towels

The Silhouette Challenge has coordinated another great event! Similar to the card swap a few months ago and handmade gift exchange was organized. Each participant was randomly paired up with a partner. You were challenged to get to know your partner and create a handmade gift for them. 

My partner is Melissa Stout from  The Stamp Doc. We had a great time getting to know each other and secretly coming up with gifts that we would both enjoy. Melissa loves to cook and I had been dying to etch some more glass! So it worked out perfectly.

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Creative Spark Link Party #6

Creative Spark Link Party #6

Hey there! Welcome to Week 6 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 three blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Please Excuse the Craftermath, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration.

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Silhouette Challenge: DIY Chalkboard and Vinyl World Map

Silhouette Challenge: DIY Chalkboard and Vinyl World Map

It's wedding season and it's also that time again, the second Monday of the Month, the Silhouette Challenge! This month's theme, patriotic projects, fit nicely with a project I was working on for a Wedding Shower. The bride and groom-to-be are in the Navy and just got back from deployment. Now talk about a couple that has travelled! Even before their deployment they had been on a 2 week European excursion together, the date is even set this fall to get married abroad and they are currently apartment searching in Naples, Italy where they will be stationed for the next two years. 

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Creative Spark Link Party #5

Creative Spark Link Party #5

Hey there! Welcome to Week 5 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 three blogs, Weekend CraftMy Paper Craze and Please Excuse the Craftermath, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration.

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Pickin' the Weekend Away!

Pickin' the Weekend Away!

We thought yesterday was going to be a wash but it was the perfect day to go yard saleing. We started out early in the morning and by 1pm we has made it to eight sales. Since we have sold through most of our inventory at Brimfield we have to start pickin' for the September show. 

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This Weeks Etsy Finds

This Weeks Etsy Finds

It's been a few weeks since we have done a Etsy Finds but you asked and it's back! I think etsy changing its look yesterday got me inspired to be on the prowl again for amazing one of the kind items. Hope you enjoy and let us know in the comments if we should keep up with etsy finds every Friday. We love feedback!

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