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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Blog Break

Hello Blog Friends!

This week I am taking a short posting break from my blog's regularly scheduled segments to work on some items for my daughter's wedding and to pursue some household projects as well. 

I still have to catch up with my dear blog friends & followers by visiting & commenting as well. 

Please forgive my delay. 

Although I have been busy & also did some traveling I still feel bad that I have taken so long to get back to you kind, sweet souls. 

Thank you all so very much for popping over to visit my blog & for leaving me so much love. 

It means so much to me!

You are all incredibly talented and thoughtful  crafters with such big hearts.

Your support & following truly are inspiring and propel me to want to continue blogging. 

I honestly appreciate you all!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fabulous Friday Find- Melissa Frances Mini Hangers

Happy Friday Crafty Friends!

Today's find is a couple of lovely vintage mini hangers by Melissa Frances. 

Check them out:

These adorable mini hangers are wonderful to display everything from photos to tags, postcards, altered art, mini quilts and more. 

Melissa Frances offers them in 2 sizes, 4" & 6" and in this gorgeous vintage style. They appear to vary in price anywhere from $3.99 USD to $7.99 USD depending on size & retailer. 

They can be found via some online retailers or your specialty paper crafting stores. I have not spot them out at any of the local hobby & craft stores just yet. 

I thought these were not only beautiful but practical pieces that could easily morph into any style because of their elegant simplicity. 

Hope you like this find as much as I do. 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Napkin Ring

Hey there!

So I'm back with another crafty creation. 

This time it's a napkin ring I made for my daughter's bridal shower. 

Well, truth be told I made many...50 to be exact but only photographed the ones shown. 

I thought it really added to the ambience of the table setting. 

Take a peek: 

Hope you come back to see more. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Card Box for the Bridal Shower

Hello Crafters!

I have been busy preparing for my daughter's bridal shower & wedding. 

Now that the shower has passed I can share a few things I made. 

Today I am sharing the Card Box. 

Her shower was loosely based on the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" so I incorporated that into some of the things I made for her shower. 

Check it out: 

So what do you guys think? 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tool Time Tuesday- Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Machine

Hello there!

Thanks for tuning in today. 

The tool I'm pleased to share with you today is the brand new Artisan X-plorer by Spellbinders. It's a manual die cutting machine that actually is very strong and can cut metal! It's industrial strength and can emboss as well as cut giving you great texture possibilities.

They also have made accompanying metal pieces that can work in conjunction with the X-plorer. 

Check out the video below from the Spellbinder ladies: 

Imagine the crossover potential of this machine. 

Check out this other video from the Craft Test Dummies: 

Not sure if you caught what Sarah said but this machine is going to retail for $89.99 USD.

Love the little project she demoed for us.

What a cool tool!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Crafting Tip of the Week #174- Stamp Clean Up

Hi Bloggers!

Today's tip offers a way to help clean off your acrylic, foam or rubber stamps. 

There are all kinds of ways like baby wipes, scrubber pads, wash cloths, running them under water and  stamp cleaner spritz options on the market as well. 

That's all fine & good and I actually use some of the mentioned methods and still do. This tip is not to take away from those options, only to add another.

 One of the things I mentioned above was scrubber pads. 

I have found that I can buy more and save by purchasing "PAINT PADS"  at my local home improvement store which provide the same cleaning action as the scrubber pads. 

If you're wondering , the paint pads look like this: 

They are actually more inexpensive to buy then getting the stamp scrubber pad at the craft stores and work the same way. 

It's just another method to use. 

So if you're in a pinch or find you have these lying around your house from an old paint project you may want to give these a try. 

In this beloved hobby we share that is one thing there is never a shortage of...options.

Have a great week!