Make Your Own Brown Sugar

by Carolyn Bickford


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I don’t bake a lot, especially in the summer. So when it starts to cool or we have a rainy day,and I want to bake. Brown sugar is always my downfall. Either I don’t have it or it is in brick form. I’ve tried all the tricks to keep it fresh.

Thanks to Kim at Today’s Creative Blog, I …

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Picture 11Since so many of you were interested in the faux driftwood project I featured I bet you will like this link Nikki sent in tho the blog Tikkido where there is a great tutorial on how to make weathered wood backdrops. These techniques would be great to upcycle old furniture or cabinets.…

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Handprints Around the World
This is a fun handprint craft you can make for Earth Day. To make the picture, you simply paint your kid’s palm and fingers and have the press it onto paper or even a stretched canvas. Add the extra details to the finger people and hang it up!

You can find complete directions in this tutorial: Handprints Around the World

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Free pattern: Tablet carrier bagJoanne from Craft Passion shares a free pattern for making this tablet carrier bag.  It looks and carries like a chic tote, but it’s sized to hold your an iPad or other tablet.  The top closure has two options – a zipper to keep your tablet safe and snug, or an easier button and loop closure.  The straps are made from …

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DIY Pastel Cake Topper

by Kimberly Jones


 DIY Pastel Cake Topper by The Proper Pinwheel via Inspired by This

Love this painterly pastel cake topper DIY created by The Proper Pinwheel and featured at Inspired by This! Get the complete tutorial and supply list here.…

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Strawberry Wedding Inspiration via Elegance and Enchantment

Strawberry shortcake is a long-standing spring tradition for my family, so of course I had to share this delicious inspiration board from Elegance and Enchantment. Love the pretty colors and sweet details!…

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Spring Tulips Wedding Inspiration via One Fab Day

Spring has been a long time coming in my corner of the world! But sunny skies, warm breezes, and blooming trees and flowers are finally here! I thought I would share a bit of spring inspiration today featuring pastel tulips from One Fab Day. Click here for lots of pretty images and links to resources.…

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Tips: How to Use Digital Stamps

Are you new to digital / digi stamps? Heard of them (or not:)) and wondering how to use them? The Some Odd Girl stamps site has a wonderful detailed e-book to download for free showing you how to get started using digital stamps.

-Heather…

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I’m a serious walker.  You can see my other blog to learn more about that.  In the St. Louis area, it’s often to cold and blustery to walk outside without protecting my throat from all that cold air.  The very cold air is an asthma trigger for me so I work hard to avoid it.  I have used all …

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Create a Friend Cricut Cartridge card from Jilliene Designs

Jilliene from Jilliene Designing, shares this fun carnival theme birthday card that she made with her Cricut machine. She explained hos she used cut files from a Cricut Cartridge, and from SVG Cuts to make the card and the cute clown. Click here to see more.…

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Learn how to make this ombre watercolor shadow box, and get the free Silhouette cut file for the clouds too. All the instructions are over at Mabey She Made It.

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Tutorial: Spring Daffodils

by Elaine Robitaille


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One of the hallmarks of spring is when the daffodils and narcissus begin to show up. Here’s a great, simple tutorial to make your own clay daffodils. I make daffodil and narcissus beads similarly (although I cane my components, the process of construction is similar). Linda uses her daffodils to embellish brooches and decorations.…

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easterThis is my crazy bunny that I made in fur from felt pattern :)

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These wire wrapped rings are chunky and resemble treasure from the Pirate seas. Use old Jewelry pieces to re-create something new and original with this simple and easy to follow Jewelry making tutorial from Jewelryfromhome.com.

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Handprint Tulip

by Sherri Osborn


How to Make Tulips from Handprints

I thought this was the perfect craft to share on Easter! Tulips are great for celebrating spring and they would make wonderful decorations for your Easter table. While I have seen simple handprint tulip pictures, I love that Meg, the crafter at Mega Crafty, turned her nephews handprints into 3D flowers.

You can learn how to make your own …

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I would love to find this little Easter egg in my basket on Easter morning. What a fun pattern to stitch up! I love all the color and the different stitches. So much texture! You can download this pattern for free over at DMC.  Download the pattern HERE. Happy Easter!…

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Hoppy Easter

by Pam Pedersen


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Bunnies bunnies everywhere! Just in time to celebrate Easter Red Letter Day Stitches is having a sale on this adorable bunny pattern. Today only you can snag these little guys for $2.00. Hop on over and pick up your pattern today. You can find the pattern HERE.

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Happy Easter!

by Heather Holbrook


Happy Easter!

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter Day!

Find directions for making this sweet Easter card over on my personal blog P is for Paper.

-Heather…

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Beautiful spring housewares from Etsy polymer clayers:

Embellished Vase by Kissinglass Faux Turquoise Knobs by ArtisanKnobShop
Passover Servingware by Funktini Incense Holder by nouveaushades
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This Washi Tape Treat bag actually came to our Party blog but it looked so sweet and elegant that I thought it was perfect for a handmade soap wrap. Use your own papers and the free template to create a handmade rustic gift bag. Slip your soap into the bag and seal it up with an equally adorable washi tape.…

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Recycled T-shirt Bracelet TutorialI see so many recycled T-shirt Bracelets and this is the one I really think is cool because it is not as bulky as the braided ones.  I found this  “Recycled T-shirt Bracelet Tutorial” by Britti McMaster on “instructables”!  You will have no problem following Britti’s instructions because she has a ton of pictures.  Thanks Britti for sharing this sweet …

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roundvotiveheroWe’ve been waiting for the new mold from Colour de Verre and they haven’t disappointed with their new molds to make adorable votive holders. Beautiful glass candle holders that will twinkle and sparkle as the light dances inside. The guys over at Colour de Verre have put together an instructional video to show you how to make it. You can …

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Technique: Copic Marker Sunset Card Background

Markers aren’t just for coloring in your stamped images, you can also use them for fun backgrounds like this sunset technique found over at the P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking blog.

-Heather…

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Cloud Nursery MobileKaterina Buscemi and Cheryl Fall are Contributors with “apartment therapy” where you will find their complete tutorial for this adorable “Cloud Nursery Mobile”!

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Free pattern: Bunny ear drawstring pouchKaren from Listen to the Birds Sing shares a free pattern for making these sweet bunny ear drawstring pouches.  The bunny faces form the body of the bag, with their long floppy ears sticking up at the bag.  They’re just big enough to hold a handful of Easter treats.  Go to Listen to the Birds Sing for the tutorial.

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