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2014
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on Mother's Day expectations...
“I've always disliked Mother's Day. I grew up feeling pressure to tell my mother how ...”
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Apr
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Scrapbooking again?!!
“Okay, maybe it's not the same as it was years ago. Back when I memorialized ...”
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a quickie
1 comments
Jan
28
Thanks, Pete.
“Pete Seeger had an innocence about him. Like all the crap from the world never ...”
1 comments
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being quiet
1 comments
2013
Dec
27
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Not enough time
“I get so exhausted and there's still just not enough time to do everything I ...”
1 comments
Nov
19
deer head cast
1 comments
11
05
“I'm too busy playing the ukulele to blog.”
Oct
23
Casting metal
2 comments
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music
“I enjoy listening to my Here and Heaven channel on Pandora while I create. It's ...”
1 comments
07
new earrings
“I haven't felt like playing with jewelry in a very long time. It felt good ...”
1 comments
01
Sep
30
Pottery
1 comments
Aug
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May
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My Bead Soup reveal
41 comments
Feb
Jan
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2012
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Oct
Sep
24
spooky jewelry
1 comments
05
Moving on...
3 comments
Aug
Jul
22
Nature Scrapbook
3 comments
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2011
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my very own paper moon
7 comments
A special Halloween tale
“(photo by Carl Morrison) I'm sure that everyone has a spectacular Halloween story. You know the ...”
2 comments
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Sep
Aug
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My Swap Offering
1 comments
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Vintage Book Cover
“This is one of those things...I found it in a stack of books at an ...”
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Jul
29
Matchbox swap reminder
“Today is the last day for signing up for the Vintage Garden Matchbox Swap. We ...”
2 comments
22
Shrine frame
1 comments
21
Let's do a Matchbox Swap!
“I haven't participated in a matchbox swap for a few months and I'm starting to ...”
15 comments
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smell that?
“We just so happened to be in town yesterday when I received an email from ...”
1 comments
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a special project
“I've been up to my eyeballs in lots of projects, but one is very cool ...”
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My Easy Paella
4 comments
Jun
28
Filigree star
6 comments
25
Summer (home)school
1 comments
21
emergence
2 comments
20
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the peeps and I
2 comments
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Special breakfast
2 comments
06
May
31
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peony heaven
5 comments
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days fly by
1 comments
06
Paper daffodils
2 comments
02
On my morning walk
4 comments
Apr
25
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roundup: favorite green craft projects
“I've been hitting Pinterest.com pretty hard. What with all the cool blogs and design inspiration ...”
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Lacy frames
4 comments
06
lacy flower basket
3 comments
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Mar
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visual display of information
“I am a visual person. I like, nay, I love seeing information displayed in a ...”
26
Peat Pot Baskets
3 comments
Giveaway winner
“Thank you to those of you who entered my little giveaway. It was fun to ...”
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Book feature
“Last year I was contacted by Jason Thompson of Rag and Bone Bindery and asked ...”
Feb
Jan
30
tuning out
“  Both my husband and myself grew up in front of the tv. Back in the ...”
10 comments
25
valentine tag card
3 comments
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vintage bird plates
4 comments
09
heart shaped cones
4 comments
06
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2010
Dec
31
New Year party hats
5 comments
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joyeux noel
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chasing snowflakes
“I spent the morning running around with my camera taking macro shots of the snowflakes ...”
6 comments
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Nov
27
chandelier v 2.0
4 comments
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me and my nook
“When I first started harvest this year, I read Jane Austen's Persuasion on my ...”
1 comments
06
book winner
1 comments
02
book giveaway
“Creative Memories sent me a book to giveaway to one of my readers. Many of ...”
7 comments
Oct
31
souling
1 comments
24
math curriculum
“One of the first things I did when I started thinking about homeschooling was ...”
2 comments
23
friend or foe
1 comments
18
my DIY camera bag
4 comments
14
Mort and a crone
4 comments
07
shifting ground
2 comments
Sep
28
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it's a small world
7 comments
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everything I needed to know
“As the World Turns stops spinning today and I have to chime in. I discovered ...”
2 comments
11
stamp giveaway winner
“I used a random number generator and the giveaway winner is: Jackie! jackie said: I love ...”
2 comments
08
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frog news
1 comments
Aug
Jul
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all purpose pretty
“I love the idea of those little metal frames that are turning up everywhere in ...”
5 comments
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SCAL, Cricut and my SVG dilemma
“I mentioned that I was having problems converting files to SVG format. I found my ...”
1 comments
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clothespin apron
2 comments
08
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Pieday 2010
2 comments
Jun
30
July 1937
“I found this calendar page last year. I didn't think about the dates at the ...”
1 comments
28
decorating for the 4th
“I don't usually do much decorating for the 4th of July. But the monarda is ...”
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health kick
1 comments
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little voices
4 comments
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May
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vintage patterns
2 comments
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deco frame
“Alexander was the star student at school last week. He needed to bring 4-5 photos ...”
2 comments
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elusive
“Yes, I know you can see me! I do know what an indigo bunting looks like. ...”
5 comments
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the hidden garden
1 comments
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cutting flourishes
1 comments
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Apr
27
little bird book
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the bird feeder
2 comments
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jewelry play date
5 comments
20
tadpole days
1 comments
jewelry making day, eh.
1 comments
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the hatchlings
1 comments
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feet first
1 comments
more toads
“Just wanted to give a quick toad update. I've checked the eggs a few times, ...”
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treasure box
1 comments
09
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let the games begin
“Our asparagus bed was a bit of a surprise to us. I'd only had asparagus ...”
4 comments
05
shadowbox card
2 comments
02
natural dyed eggs
3 comments
Mar
31
the icebreaker bag
2 comments
29
paper eggs
2 comments
24
Everett the Easter Bunny printable
“I've mentioned before about the vintage cards I've collected over the years. I was going ...”
4 comments
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too sweet
1 comments
09
another bunny 4 U
“I started working at the greenhouse the other day so I've been pressed for time. ...”
2 comments
05
bunny love
“I've started working on my Easter decor. I'm going with brighter colors than usual. Pastels ...”
9 comments
02
putting on the gloves
“I have a bunch of vintage gloves that I've long wanted to play with. They ...”
1 comments
Feb
28
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making the pendants
7 comments
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moments under glass
“The thaw is upon us and my thoughts have turned to sunnier projects. I've had ...”
1 comments
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prairie dog
“Our English Pointer, Lily, was due for some crafty lovin'. I took a photo of ...”
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lovely printables
1 comments
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pretty silly
“As much as I would love nothing more than to make my beloved a fancy, ...”
4 comments
08
heart shape box
“I was trying to figure out how to make a heart shaped box when I ...”
05
bonbonniere
4 comments
03
Jan
31
postcard covers, not so much
“I had the idea to make a diecut cover for some of my vintage valentine ...”
3 comments
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folio tutorial
3 comments
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folio of favorites
2 comments
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printable vintage frame
“I found this on the back of an old photo. It's from late 1800's and ...”
1 comments
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come play with me
“I've been doing a deep purge/cleaning of my crafty space trying to reclaim some space. ...”
8 comments
14
guess what?
“I was looking through the daily digest from Craftzine when I stumbled on to the ...”
3 comments
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popup sampler
2 comments
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snow day
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2009
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of (soul) cakes and cookies
“This week has been a crazy flurry of activity getting all things ready. We started ...”
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let it snow
“I'm finding myself doing less and less scrapbooking these days and more crafting and decor. ...”
1 comments
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goofy holiday cards
7 comments
03
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merry with a partridge
“I've been working away on little digital diecut patterns to keep myself busy. Yes, I'm ...”
4 comments
Nov
26
Holiday colors
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more printable images
“I found another great site for printable vintage images. Lots of bird and Christmas stuff ...”
2 comments
08
out an autumn window
“Today is a warm and sunny autumn day. I fed the hens and my 2 ...”
8 comments
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03
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Three equals one
2 comments
Oct
29
filigree leaf
“Of all the leaf shapes, I love the oak the most. There's something inherently "fall" ...”
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bling along with me
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vintage printables
2 comments
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Halloween project #8
“So I lied. I do have more Halloween projects. And even more are coming. This project ...”
6 comments
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feeling batty
“Just as expected, harvest started this week. Feeling a little batty here. Just thought I'd ...”
4 comments
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skullman
“This funky little skull man might just come in handy for an upcoming project. I'm ...”
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filigree pumpkin
“Autumn came so early this year. So early, in fact, that we didn't have much ...”
3 comments
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Sep
30
Halloween project #4
“This one is a variation on a common thing around here at Cheeky Magpie. I've ...”
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casting a wide web
“I've wanted to make a large web file for the digital cutters since last year. ...”
5 comments
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fun with tulle
for the love of eggs
“And all things chicken, while I'm at it! I've waxed poetic about my flock of ...”
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specimen tags
2 comments
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make yer own diecut masks
“I'm not very good with ink. For some reason, I have a hard time thinking ...”
1 comments
04
02
fit for a Queen
“September is a lot like May in that you can really feel the season's beginning ...”
1 comments
Aug
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what a relief
“I've had this sheet of chipboard by Cosmo Cricket laying around for more than a ...”
1 comments
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getting loopy
“It started simple enough. I wanted to make some loopy edged tags for an upcoming project. ...”
1 comments
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canning is a learning process
“When we first bought this old farm house, I felt obliged to can, or "set ...”
2 comments
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of hinges and things
“I've been working on a project that requires a means of attaching something in a ...”
09
why ugly is good
“You may have noticed that I haven't posted much this week. I've been plugging away ...”
05
by accident
“I discovered the simple joys of keeping my earrings, neatly displayed and all, on a ...”
1 comments
02
Alexander's Lego box
“The littlest monkey wanted to make some boxes to keep little Lego kits. He's sorted ...”
1 comments
Jul
31
upon closer inspection
“This is the time of year where I am giddy with excitement as I walk ...”
1 comments
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a bird in hand
8 comments
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swirly cloud
“I've been on a quest of a book to use as an art journal of ...”
3 comments
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filigree butterflies
“I haven't played with my cutter in awhile. So long, in fact, that Gidget didn't ...”
5 comments
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I'm going to regret this
“ I spent the day making my first video tutorial. I've been bored lately and needed ...”
2 comments
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garden paparazzi
2 comments
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fortune keeper
2 comments
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solstice lanterns
“Today marks the longest day of the year.  Since the weather is nice, we get ...”
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anniversary giveaway winner
“(And because I have to have a photo with every post, here's a macro shot ...”
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on display
“This book is something I've been playing with for years. It's been a bit of ...”
1 comments
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May
28
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bird waving
“I'm a fairly observant person. I look for anomalies in my environment. I look for ...”
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a rickrack nicknack
“It's the time of year where I turn nearly all of my attention to the ...”
3 comments
12
dandy dress pattern
“I've been a collector of vintage sewing patterns for many years. I always mean to ...”
8 comments
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and she shall be named....
“Gidget Thanks so much for all of the name ideas. Ironically, many of you liked names ...”
09
Breaking ground
“I don't usually get personal here but I feel a need to share today. My ...”
10 comments
08
lo and behold
“We've been wanting to get a kitten for a few months. But it hasn't been ...”
23 comments
04
diecut leaf border 4 U
“Here's another one of those borders I made. This one has a random leaf pattern ...”
1 comments
Apr
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the gift bag conundrum
“It started innocently enough. I needed a gift bag for a birthday party. I don't ...”
1 comments
diecut flower border 4 U
2 comments
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about green crafting
10 comments
17
crafty calling cards
“(I want to preface this post by stating my unadulterated HATE for Microsoft Word. Each ...”
6 comments
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06
the rest of those cages
“It took me a little longer to get these done than I thought they would. ...”
2 comments
03
I loves me some bird cages
“I love them so much, in fact, that I've spent hours, NAY, days making them. ...”
7 comments
Mar
27
24
herb cupcakes
“I had you going, didn't I? I bet you thought I was talking about some ...”
23
garden incantations
7 comments
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lace window cards
“I finally got around to playing with my Cricut and SCAL again. It's been awhile! ...”
9 comments
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tweet
3 comments
13
06
welcome back, robins!
26 comments
04
liberated pages
7 comments
Feb
19
paper applique
10 comments
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memory card memories
12 comments
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scarlet would be proud
“Scarlet O'Hara had some mad craft skills. She was, after all, fashioning dresses out of ...”
1 comments
14
I hate sugar cookies
“But I LOVE to decorate them. I haven't been feeling very creative lately. I chalk it ...”
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Best of Craftster 2008!!!!
“I'm a little slow to the party here. I just noticed that my shape book ...”
4 comments
11
earrings on the cheap
“I'm horrible about losing earrings. So horrible, in fact, that I quit buying them all ...”
4 comments
06
from book to bloom
1 comments
05
Jan
29
decorative edge
“I made a file to use today but ended up going in a different direction. ...”
2 comments
27
that's hot
“I've been thinking about Paris Hilton premiering her craft line at CHA. Personally, I don't ...”
7 comments
26
I shall call it "potty heart"
“I think it's such a hoot that potty people have become popular in design. There's ...”
5 comments
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looking back
1 comments
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shadow boxes
5 comments
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crochet necklaces
1 comments
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giveaway winner
2 comments
ta da!
“I think this is the longest I've gone without posting. It was driving me nuts ...”
6 comments
07
turning the camera
“Over the last couple of years I've noticed that many photographers are turning their cameras ...”
1 comments
01
would you mind....do this for crap
“I have some things I would like to change/add to the blog, but I would ...”
18 comments
2008
Dec
30
organizing supplies
5 comments
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one last project
6 comments
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hmmm...dancing stamps
10 comments
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re-purposed packing
“When I found the packaging on the Prima Art Collage flowers, I knew that I ...”
2 comments
08
yo-yo scarf
“I found these vintage yo yo's at a thrift store. 169 of them, to be ...”
8 comments
05
the ellusive cone
8 comments
Nov
30
a herd of reindeer
“This was one of those spontaneous projects that took me by surprise. I've been working ...”
11 comments
26
chandelier ornament
“So I got a little distracted while I was waiting for the paint to dry. ...”
28 comments
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pink antlers
10 comments
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fly with these
2 comments
Oct
25
scaredy cat
“Do you remember those cardboard Halloween decorations from grade school? My teachers really enjoyed decorating ...”
2 comments
21
graveyard of fun
“I've been playing with the idea of a tombstone mini book for awhile. Thinking about ...”
1 comments
15
09
bird on a wire
“I love the look of lacy diecuts but I wanted something more than an overall ...”
4 comments
08
Cricut, SCAL, and SVG files explained
“I've had a few questions about using the svg files I post here. I thought ...”
5 comments
05
little ghosties
“I found this really cool whomping willow at M's awhile ago. I *knew* it would ...”
2 comments
04
autumnal bouquet
“I haven't had the time to play in awhile. I started a crazy seasonal job ...”
1 comments
Sep
27
Halloween window
“I made this card today using a little crow/tree window silhouette. I think I might ...”
4 comments
26
would you like a tree?
“Two posts in a day. What are the chances? I mentioned before that I'm working ...”
5 comments
24
glittered scary things
“On a recent shopping trip, I searched high and low for some Halloween theme chipboard. ...”
5 comments
18
march of the crows
6 comments
10
Shape Book Tute
35 comments
09
Paper Pumpkin
10 comments
07
of insects and paper - part 1
“I promised our local library an insect display for their collection case. They usually feature ...”
3 comments
Aug
27
24
felt flowers
2 comments
22
flower and stem
“I made this three piece flower and stem as an all purpose embellishment. As you ...”
3 comments
18
fall digital files
“I've been working on these for the past month or so. I made the .svg ...”
3 comments
15
Chicken Pin Cushion
“The pin cushion I had been using was made hastily out of scraps back in ...”
3 comments
13
altered journal
2 comments
I had to
“My new camera arrived yesterday afternoon. I promptly put it all together and ran around ...”
10
Favorite Things
2 comments
08
Questions Answered
4 comments
07
lace flowers
3 comments
03
tickets
“I love the look of tickets on layouts for journaling and embellishing. I really want ...”
1 comments
Jul
31
29
glittered flock
“I'm totally obsessed with flocking these days. I had a dream about adding glitter to ...”
2 comments
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hat pin mania!
4 comments
22
buttons to brads
5 comments
02
labels and shapes
7 comments
Jun
29
covered buttons
“I picked up a couple of kits to make fabric covered buttons from Wally World ...”
4 comments
27
Bird Font
2 comments
20
Cupcake Party
8 comments