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April 2015

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Teacher Appreciation Card Printables

Happy Monday everyone! 
I was away at SNAP last week through the weekend so now I am home recovering and hoping to get back into blogging even though it probably won’t be full time until after our move to Wisconsin in June but I will try to actually craft here and there and share some posts with you. 
And I have another new one for you again today!! YAY! 
The end of the school year is fast approaching and along with that comes teacher appreciation gifts. 
I have a printable card for you today that you can include in a flower gift and be ready for teacher gifts in no time!!
 I designed two different cards that you could use with your flowers. 

I created each as 4×6 so you can print them that size OR print them smaller. I printed them 3×5 in size. 
You would probably want to play with your computer settings as well. I did shrink to fit to ensure nothing was cut off.
 I used small dowel rods and attached the cards to the dowel with regular scotch tape.
 Then, you just have to push it down into the dirt of the flower arrangement.
 I also used two pieces of felt and twine to wrap it around the plastic container that the flower came in to dress it up a little. That is totally optional though!
 You can also slip the card into a fun succulent arrangement as well!
Below you will find each card available for you to download.
If the widgets aren’t working you can also grab them here: Bloom or Grow


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Painted Hand Silhouette #CreativeBuzz

Holy cow! 2 creative posts in 1 week… who am I?! lol

Today, I am sharing a super easy project that is PERFECT for Mother’s Day. Any mom or grandmother would love this sweet little keepsake.

This is an easy project and here is how you can create one for yourself.

Supplies:
-White Cardstock Paper
-Painters Tape
-Pencil
-Acrylic Paint
-Patterned Scrapbook Paper
-Frame

Begin by tracing your child’s hand on a sheet of white cardstock paper.

Once the hand is traced, fill the entire hand with painter’s tape. Make sure to rub the tape down well to minimize bleeding.

Make sure to rub the tape down well to minimize bleeding.

Once the hand is completely taped, it is time for your child to get their paint on!

Let your child paint as much or as little of the paper they want but make sure they at least paint around the whole hand print so when you remove the tape, you will be able to fully see it.

Once the paint is dry, peel the tape off to reveal the hand print.

Miss S got in on the action as well and she was in heaven!

She didn’t cover the paper as much as Miss P did but that is no big deal at all!

Next, trim the hand prints to smaller images.

It is now time to cut a mat to frame the artwork.
Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to the correct size of the frame you will be using. I cut my to 8×10.
Trace the hand prints on the BACK side of the mat.

Using a paper cutter, trim the center of the traced image out.
DO NOT cut directly on the line. You will need to cut inside the line a little so the mat covers the edge of the image it will be be bordering.

 Here you can see how I cut my mat inside the traced lines.

Now just lay your prints into the proper hole and tape to the back of the mat. 

Place it in a frame and you are done!!
I wrote the girl’s names on their hand print and the date we made these. You could do the same or write their age. Write a sweet message around the hand prints… whatever!

Here are a few more great ideas perfect for Mother’s Day from the #CreativeBuzz team!

DIY Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Painted Hand Silhouettes | A Glimpse Inside
 Mom to Be Printable and Gift Basket Ideas | Made to be a Momma
 2 Fat Quarters Mother’s Day Apron | A Girl and a Glue Gun

Mom to Be Printable EOS Cards | seven thirty three

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Handmade Hangout Party #45

Each week we will introduce you to one of our hostesses and give you a chance to get to know everyone better! We will share a bit about our blogs, our passions, and exciting recent posts and projects we have been working on.
This week Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands is up… 
Hey everyone! I am Kim and I blog over at TMTOMH Too Much Time on My Hands.
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I live in Denver with my husband, two kids, and dog. We love to camp, hike, ski, and spend as much time outside as possible. We try to stay healthy and eat well, so on TMTOMH I share lots of natural living tips and (mostly) healthy homemade recipes that my kids actually eat. We have a very compact garden in our tiny yard and I share my small space gardening tips and recipes I make using our harvests. this is one of my favorites!
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Upcycling, recycling, and reusing old junk is my favorite thing to do. I like to save stuff from the landfill and recycle bin and turn it into pretty and useful things around our home. This is one of my favorite springtime projects and helped to turn our patio into a welcoming extra “room” in our home.
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My favorite day of the week is Monday where I always share my Main Ingredient Monday series. I take one main ingredient (supply or item) and find twenty great projects and crafts using it. This series has been going on for 2 years and there is A LOT of inspiration for almost any supply you can imagine: cardboard boxes, old doors, and even nail polish.This is a recent one I did on 20 ways to use PVC pipe.
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I am so happy to be part of this awesome and HUGE linky party each week. I look forward to getting to know all of you better too. If you stop by TMTOMH, please be sure to leave a comment saying hi!
Are you ready to party?! 
Show us what you’ve got!

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Christina from Christina’s Adventures

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Tracie from Cleverly Inspired

Alli from Made with HAPPY

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!! 

allison

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Paper Flower Corsage

I am officially at SNAP in Utah hoping to get my blogging spark back and having a blast with all my blog friends in real life.

But while I am away, I actually have a creative post for you today! YAY!!

I have teamed up with Abbey from The Cards We Drew and a whole bunch of blog friends to give you another Ultimate Blog Hop with ideas for Crafts in a SNAP {15 Minute Craft Ideas} so that ANYONE, whether beginner or seasoned pro, can learn to create fun and handmade items in no time at all!
Crafts in a SNAP 15 Minute Craft Ideas

For my Craft in a Snap, I created a fun paper flower corsage to share with you that you can make for yourself, give it as a gift for Mother’s Day, or perhaps give it to a teacher for Teacher Appreciation.

Here’s is how I created it.

Supplies: 
-Scrapbook paper
-Hot Glue Gun
-Colored Chalk- optional
-Felt
-Alligator or pin clip
-Pencil
-Cutting Machine (I used my Silhouette)
-Rhinestone or brad


I used my Silhouette machine to create the flowers for my corsage. I browsed the 3d flower images and when I saw something I like I opened it in my software and cut it out in 2 different sizes.

The image will cut with each layer of the flower separated.

Before I peeled the petals off the mat, I took my chalk and added different colors to the edges of the flower to give it a little more dimension.

I then peeled off the petals and stacked and glued them together. Only put a small dot right in the center of the flower.

Then using a pencil or your finger, curl the petals to give your flower a more dimension. I placed a rhinestone in the center for a little bling.

You could also curl each petal before gluing the flower together. Just roll each petal around a pencil.

Glue the flowers and leaves to some felt and then trim the felt so you don’t see it while you are wearing it.

Glue an alligator or broach clip to the felt so you can wear it.

If giving this as a gift, cut our a small tag and write anything you want on it!
I wrote #1 Mom for a gift for mom and then Best Teacher for a teacher gift.

It is a super fun accessory that anyone would love to wear!

Be sure to check out all the other great craft ideas that you can complete in a snap!

Crafts in a SNAP 15 Minute Craft Ideas

allison

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{Feature Friday} #37

Ok so it is really Feature Wednesday but since it is a feature post of your great ideas from last week’s Handmade Hangout Party, I thought I would keep the name. 
I am officially on my way to SNAP and since I have an actual craft post going live on Friday, features get shared today instead.

 Thanks for linking up everyone! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button!
If you are going to SNAP, I hope to see you there! Come find me! 

allison

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{Feature Friday} #36

Friday is here which means it is time to share some fabulous features with all of you. 
Here is what caught my eye from last week’s Handmade Hangout Party
 
Thanks for linking up everyone! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button.
I hope you have a great weekend! 
I actually got a craft project complete, HOLY COW, and have a few more in the works so stay tuned! Hopefully I can actually blog a few things before all the craziness of our move begins. 

allison

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Handmade Hangout Party #44

It’s party day!!
Our party got a brand new look and it also just got BIGGER!!

We have added 4 awesome new bloggers to the party.
I’d like to introduce you to:
Tracie from Cleverly Inspired, Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs, Valerie from Occasionlly Crafty, and Alli from Made with Happy

They are super talented ladies and if you don’t know them, be sure to stop by their blogs to check them out.


You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Christina from Christina’s Adventures

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Tracie from Cleverly Inspired

Alli from Made with HAPPY

Over the next few weeks, I’ll introduce you more in depth to each of our new ladies so stay tuned for that. 
But now, it is time to party!! 
We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!! 

allison

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Handmade Hangout Party #43

We have some big, fun exciting changes starting next week!
We decided to make our party a little bigger and added FOUR, yep 4, new fabulous hostesses!! 
We are very excited to have them join the fun and they will start partying with us next week.
Can’t wait to introduce them to all of you! Stay tuned!! 
In the mean time, let’s get this week’s party started! 

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too! 

A Glimpse Inside, Christina’s Adventures, From Gardners to BergersToo Much Time on My Hands

2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!! 

allison

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{Feature Friday} #35

Happy Good Friday! 
 Another week is in the books and another week that my poor blog remained quiet! But I am happy to say that our house is finally on the market so I am praying to finally get some crafting done. 
There were lots of great ideas linked up to last week’s Handmade Hangout Party and here are just a few that caught my eye.

Thanks for linking up everyone! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button!! 
I hope you all have a fabulous Easter holiday with your loved one!
I am going to try my hardest to craft this weekend to actually have something to share on this poor neglected blog of mine! Fingers crossed! 

allison

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The Handmade Hangout Party #42

Party, party, party time, party time! 
Show us what you’ve got! 

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Christina from Christina’s Adventures

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too! 

A Glimpse Inside, Christina’s Adventures, From Gardners to BergersToo Much Time on My Hands

2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!! 

allison