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
Watch out etsy art world. Crimson Crane Studios is about to take you by storm. One of the most talented artist I know who happens to be on of my best friends is launching her etsy shop. Her illustration and painting style is playful, vibrant and has a sense of whimsy to it. She is actually the one who taught me how to watercolor, which I don't nearly do often enough anymore.Read More
I was taking some much needed time off from writing and crafting this week, not planning to post until Friday. But I came across these amazing girl scout cookie recipes last night and just couldn't keep them to myself. I am not sure if it is just because I am constantly thinking about girl scout cookies or because I just bought about 8 boxes from the girls outside my grocery store but I have cookies on my mind!
The blogger I stumbled upon through instagram last night is Something Swanky (desserts and design). And let me just tell you her website is adorable! But enough about that what about the cookies! Here are some of her Girl Scout cookie recipes I have on my list to make.Read More
With Earth day coming up Etsy has been featuring a reclaimed section and we all know how I feel about upcycling! I love that the movement is becoming embraced nationally. Here are some of my favorites that I have come across over the last couple of days.
And don't forget today is your last chance to enter the Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!Read More
I am constantly on the search for glue either I have run out or I have the wrong glue for the project I am working on. Did I mention this happens constantly?! I think I could drive to Michael's with my eyes closed.
There are just sometimes you try to use a glue stick and even though it says it dries clear, it dries like shown above. Which is frustrating when you sit down to craft for a set period of time but you don't have the correct supplies needed for the project.Read More
Cards are something that I have always tried to make. Let's face it cards are expensive and if you aren't sentimental the ones off the shelf usually end up in the garbage a month or two after receiving them. This is why I try to make cards. One I think they are a little more meaningful and two I like to make a card that you would want to put out on display!
This month I joined up with a group of 26 crafters and bloggers for a card swap. How it works is that I make 26 handmade cards mail them out to the organizer and two weeks later I will get back 26 unique handmade cards. How fun! Now I have been diligently working on these cards for the past couple of weeks and am finally ready to mail them out and anxiously await for the unique 26 to come back in the mail. I'll be sure to share them in the coming weeks.
Make sure to stay until the end of this post for a chance to win a Silhouette Portrait!Read More
If you're like me than you have way too much jewelry (mostly costume) and not enough storage. You spend half your time in the morning getting ready untangling necklaces and looking for the other earring. This Week's Etsy Finds are storage solutions that I have favorited over the past couple months. Stay until the end and see my own upcycled thrift store jewelry solution.Read More
I was lucky enough to be gifted a hand-me-down filing cabinet. Recently my craft supplies have just outgrown my craft armoire. I was excited to have a new storage solution but I never imagined myself to have filing cabinet. I knew there had to be a way to spruce this up and give it new life.
With a lot of googling I managed to come across a slew of cabinets that had been painted and linen wrapped with fabric. This was exactly what I needed to do and it would actually turn into the accent color and piece I needed for my craft room I am putting together.Read More
Happy Valentine's Day from Weekend Craft! Just wanted to share some treats that my sister (from JennyBakes) and I made a few years back when we lived together. You can find the sugar cookie recipe here on Glorious Treats.Read More
It's that time again! Second Monday of the month and time for the Silhouette Challenge! This months theme is fabric. Read until the end and you will find 44 of my blogger friends and their projects!
Now hearing this months theme was intimidating. I am a crafter but I am not a sewer. It is actually on my list of something to learn but later... Let's say 2015. I have seen so many of my favorite bloggers and crafting friends (Thinking Closet and TitiCrafty) using freezer paper as stencils. So I decided to give it a try with some tote bags I had bought at Joann's on sale.Read More
I am so excited to announce that the DIY Window Shutter Mail Organizer has been featured on CountryLiving.com. Check it out here. This is our proudest moment to date. Being a small blog that is only a few months old this is something unexpected and we are happy to share this moment with you!Read More
The wallpaper that almost made me give up. I have been so excited about my new living room/craft room. Now I live in an apartment above my parents garage (just moved back from GA after grad school they're helping me get on my feet). I was excited when my dad offered me this second room we would just have to declutter since it had sort of become the attic overflow the last couple of years. I thought that was the hard part but I was mistaken.Read More
On Friday, Weekend Craft reached over 1,000 Facebook fans! We could not be more ecstatic! And because we love our readers we thought this could be a great way to reward them. Make sure to stick around to the bottom of the post and enter to win $500 just in time for Valentine's Day.
Ever just have a vision for a project, clear as day, but it just does not come out at all or even close to how you expected? This is another addition to add to our craft fail shelf. I had recently heard that Mod Podge came out with sheer tinted colors. You've probably seen people on Pinterest tinting mason jars different colors, you can use the sheer tint Mod Podge to do that.
So why couldn't I do that on a glass frame in a chevron pattern?! Sort of creating a stained glass effect.Read More
I am so happy that it is Friday! What a whirl wind of a week. Between working, freelancing, gaining new clients and my etsy shop I haven't had a chance to breath or focus on Weekend Craft! I am so excited for this weekend and buckle down to work on my craft room (more wallpaper scraping and painting) and also to work on Sunday's give away post, which is all about love. Seems appropriate for February with Valentine's Day approaching.
With this week just being insane I needed a little motivation so it makes sense that this week's etsy finds are quotes. Hope you enjoy and find some new Etsy shops to love and admire!Read More
So if you have been following me on instagram or even Facebook you have probably noticed... I am addicted to oops paint. I cannot walk into Home Depot or Lowes without coming out with some, whether it be a gallon, quart or a sample jar. So here is the scoop did you know that Home Depot oops paint is cheaper than Lowe's? (Or at least in Massachusetts).Read More
Because it's the last week in January...Because it's almost Valentine's Day...Because I love my readers...Because I love to talk about my Silhouette Cameo incessantly. Because...Because...Because...I figured it was time to join up with some other kick ass bloggers and give one away. Enter below to win a Silhouette Cameo!Read More
Weekend Craft has started to sell Scotch Expressions Washi Tape on etsy! To celebrate this why not give some away? Make sure you enter the contest below and visit our etsy shop!
We are giving away the set of three gold solid, vintage gold rose and solid red. Just in time to make Valentines! The contest runs until Monday at midnight. Make sure to enter!Read More
With Valentine's Day quickly approaching it's time to start scouring etsy for valentine's day cards. As this is not nor ever has been a favorite holiday of mine I do enjoy the getting cards in the mail especially if they are funny. Below are some of my favorites. Hope you enjoy and let's support handmade and artists this holiday season!Read More
My name is Michelle and I am a font hoarder. There I admitted it. I spend half my time designing looking for fonts. I have thousands on my computer the majority of them free (for personal use). I thought I would share some of my favorites that I found this week from pinterest and searching some of my favorite sites.Read More