Free Silhouette Shape of the Week

Have you checked the free shape of the week over on the Silhouette blog?   I think you’ll like it.

It is the cutest Halloween pop cup card.

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The best part about it?  It’s FREE!  All of you Silhouette owners need to download it… like right now!

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Pinners Conference & Expo Where Pinterest Comes to Life

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We have all admitted to spending hours upon hours scouring Pinterest for great ideas.  We get confidenat enough to try these idea out.  Sometimes it works out like planned, sometimes it doesn’t.  The Pinners Confrenece & Expo is bringing Pinterest to life for us.  You will be able to register for classes from Pinterest’s most popular pins, plus you will be able to shop at the expo after.  I am in utter heaven at the thought of attending this.

Here is a little blurb from the website:

Pinners is two great events in one. It’s a Pinterest-based conference featuring nearly 80 classes taught by the best presenters in the nation. And it’s also an expo with nearly 200 top exhibiting businesses providing beautiful options in the worlds of DIY, crafts, wedding planning, baby and children, cooking, photography, party planning, nails, scrapbooking, holiday, beauty and fashion and all sorts of other great things. What’s Pinners? It’s your new favorite event!

This show is mainly about two cool things: fun classes and plentiful shopping. It will feature nearly 80 top classes from the coolest presenters in the nation. Check out the “Presenters” tab to learn more. You’ll also enjoy nearly 200 exhibiting businesses providing beautiful shopping options in the worlds of DIY, crafts, wedding, baby, cooking, photography, party planning, nails, scrapbooking, holiday decor, clothing, jewelry and all sorts of other things!

Pinners was designed just for you. It’s new and always changing to accommodate what’s hot right now. So say “goodbye” to the same old boring things and “hello” to an awesome weekend filled with what’s fresh! It’s destined to become one of your favorite events.

Do you think it cost hundreds of dollars to attend?  Think again.

Admission
General admission is $20 (additional day $10). Children are welcome but not discounted. Babes-in-arms are free. 10% discount for pre-registering online, or a 25% pre-registration discount from VIP exhibitors and presenters. Ask them for a promotional code! *All classes are included in admission. Some classes will have an optional materials fee if you’d like the in-class kits.

Where & When does this magical event happen?

When and where
Friday and Saturday, October 25-26, 2013 at the South Towne Expo Center in [Salt Lake City] Sandy, Utah (9575 S. State, Sandy, Utah)

Hours
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Enough said right?  Who is booking their plane ticket as we speak?  I already signed up and picked my classes!!!  WHEW!!  WHEW!!!  It is actually my anniversary weekend and we will be kicking it off in Utah.  While I am enjoying a day of Pinterest heaven, the mister will be enjoying a day of CrossFit  in Park City.  I call that a win win for both of us.

Halloween Must Haves This Year

Halloween is one of the holidays that I am slightly obsessed with.  I have no idea why…other than I love orange.  You would think that I celebrate this holiday year round with the amount of crafting supplies that coordinate with this holiday.  I cannot help myself this year.  I am adding to my ever growing, one time a year, collection.

To the top of the list goes…

Happy Haunting Stamps by My Mind’s Eye

My Minds Eye Stamps

Happy Haunting Collection Kit Carta Bella

Carta Bella

Papertrey Ink Trick or Treat Stamp Set

PApertrey Ink

Mama Elephant Bootastic

Mama Elephant

I have to stop myself right there…  but aren’t they so cute?  My goodness!

Project Life Sketch by PL Card Swap Divas

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current sketch by Project Life Card Swap Divas Find them on Facebook

Remember This????  Well here is how I used it for one of my very own PL pages.   For this page I used BH Design E page protectors.  This is one of my all time favorite pocket designs.  The papers I used were from Doodlebug Take Note Collection along with some New Mambi Chips.  What did you do with this month’s sketch?

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Fabulous finds at a place I least expected!

PJ here… Well now that we are back to school I find I have a little more time to myself during the day to do whatever it is that I want to do.  After school drop off, cleaning up around the house and throwing a load of laundry in the wash, what are me and my little girl supposed to do while the big kids are gone?!?!   We go shopping!!!!  There is ALWAYS some type of shopping to be done in my household.  It could be grocery shopping. It could be school project related shopping.  It could be “I forgot to pick something up the last time I went shopping” shopping!  It does NOT help the fact that I live literally across the street from a Target, Michael’s, Dollar Tree, Ross, Party City, Stater Bros, Marshall’s and Kohls!  Pretty awesome if I do say so myself!!!!  This leads me to my latest trip to Marshall’s.  I went there with the original idea of checking out their winter boot selection.  With Kamryn by my side I always have to let her look at the toy section of the store when we are there first before any browsing can be accomplished.  Next to her toy section is the home goods section.  This is where I stumbled upon the office supply isle!!!!  And what do I find in this particular isle??? I found scrapbooking supplies!!! NOT just any old scrapbooking supplies but the name brand stuff like Crate Paper, American Crafts, Pebbles, and Studio Calico!!!!  And it was all at a fraction of the cost!!!

Check out my latest crafty haul from Marshalls!!!

 All 12×12 paper pads for $5.99!!! Do you see that Pebbles paper pad??? That is the newest collection from Pebbles From Me to You and it was only $5.99!!! The 6×6 paper pads were $2.99!!!

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All Thickers and accent stickers were $1.49!!!

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And that fabulous roller stamp from Studio Calico was only $2.99!!  CRAZY right?!?!

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All this at Marshall’s of all places!!! Moral of this story?  Look at your surroundings… you never know what treasures are waiting for you.

New Craft Room Part 1

And so this craft room journey of mine begins …  A few months back my husband I decided to convert the third part of the garage to a media room.  We have a three car garage, and this part of the garage shared a wall with our entry hallway.  We saw this as an easy home project.  We called up our good friend Jim (he is a master of any home project and a building inspector) we knew we would be in good hands with him on our project.  After several weeks the room was almost completed… walls up, painted, textured, all we needed was to pick out flooring..and then there was a knock at the door.  We live in the burbs, like they could smell what perfume I put on in the morning.  So while we were busy finishing our room, one of our charming neighbors called code enforcement on us.  Just like that our project was halted.  We were forced to tear down the wall that separated the room from the front of the garage and we had to close the opening we made to open it up to the living room. All that time, hard work and money down the tube because we didn’t get it permitted.  So we begin to put it all back in the original state.  DRATS!!!!!  Fast forward  5 months and the wall is down and opened up again  the room is now mine!  It will take some time to get it up and going, but I have decided the theme of the room will be FUNCTIONALITY.  I will be able to create better in a functional room than a pretty room.  SO people have really pretty rooms, but don’t create in them often.  I would rather have a working room, that is functional.  This would help me be a more productive/creative person.  This weekend we moved my “stuff” into my new room.  Literally we just stuffed everything in there without any rhyme or reason.  I will be able to take my time over the next few months to place everything where it needs to be.

This is part one of my craft room posts.  Follow along as I get this room working functionally for me.

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Halloween Scrapbook Freebie Project Life Download

This weekend here in SoCal the highs going to be in the 90’s again, so it  will be the perfect time to dig through my garage for my beloved Halloween decorations.  It is one of my families favorite holidays.  When bringing out your pumpkins, hanging spiders, and candy bowls don’t forget about your picture frames.  I have a few frames around my house that I rotate printables in and out of depending on the occasions.  I just download them to a folder on my desktop, upload it to Costco and in an hour for about a buck I have the perfect holiday decor.   Sometimes I even leave a bunch in the frame ( I know lazy but the birthday ones are popular).  It makes great gifts too!  Start building your collection now….

Summit Avenue Designs download.

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October thirty one download.

 

 

 

 

Sarah Jane

It Works for Bobbi download

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Studio Pebbles

I know, I know it is not Say it Saturday, but I could not pass up linking you all to the ever so talented Jennifer Pebbles and her rockin’ blog.

Look at this masterpiece she created for us!  It is brilliant and I cannot wait to print it out and display it in my home.

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Go on and check out her blog… but I warn you a whole day might pass before you realize you have been glued to your computer.  She is one of my faves and is ever so cute in person too!

Halloween Treat Bags

For most of us we are still swimming in our pools, blasting our air conditioners, and working on our tans.. but fall is coming.  It will be here before we know it.  We wanted to show you how easy it is to make simple treat bags out of a few dollar store items and a few things you probably already have at home in your stash.

We all know the Dollar Tree carries crepe paper… they will have Halloween colors out soon if it’s not already out.  Brown lunch bags, you might have them at home if not get them at the dollar store.  Next just some scrap Halloween themed scrapbook paper and punches.

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Martha Stewart has great edge punches and their not just for borders.  You can use them for the details on rosettes, or on the top of the treat  bags as well.

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Lay the brown paper bag flat (don’t open it) and punch the top of it with the border punch. You do not have to keep the bag tall,  you can cut the bag down and use Martha Stewart’s haunted fence punch then it would look like a graveyard!  Use this same technique with the snowflake punch in winter, the leaves punch in fall…. you get the picture.

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Next take out all that old scrap Halloween themed paper (you could even use gift wrap) and just cut some circles for an added focal point on the rosettes.  All this cuteness for a couple of dollars at the Dollar Tree.  No need to buy fancy gift bags.  It can get expensive when you have to make 20+ treat bags for your child’s classroom.  You can still make it cute without spending $20 on bags.

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 Have fun creating treat bags this season!