• make a farmhouse chalkboard from a thrift store cutting board

    Thrifty Thursday

    Kitchen Cutting Board to Farmhouse Style Chalkboard It wasn’t too long ago that I purchased this cutting board at a local thrift store. I love old cutting boards, but my kitchen is small and I don’t have lots of room for having a bunch of them. The thrill of finding one for crafting left me thinking about the possibilites. I picked this one up for less than a dollar when our thrift store had mark downs on housewares. I was thinking about using it for making a stand for my Kindle Fire, since I often like using it to view recipes I find online. The cutting board itself was a…

  • Vibrant Handcrafted Card With Tim Holtz Distress Inks

    Every week I look forward to experimenting with card making techniques. Sometimes I’m inspired by a video that I watch. Often times I simply enjoy playing with a new supply. Today I wanted to share with you a card that was created using a new Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink kit that I recently purchased. The colors that come in the pack are so vibrant! Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, and Spiced Marmalade. Even the names are vibrant! I had an unopened Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio in my stash. Yes! Never opened and I don’t know why. It’s an amazing color, so I added it to the mix…

  • Birthday Box Card with Dollar Tree Stickers

    I had to think outside the box with this little card that I’m posting today. At least it was outside the box for me. I decided to try something outside my usual cards and do this adorable little box card. I’ve been looking at a few tutorials and videos and finally got brave enough to try it. The basic box card was cut at 9 x 5 and then scored the landscape way at 2 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 3/8 and 8 1/2 inches on the Score Pal. Then I turned the card stock and scored it 2 3/4 inches from the bottom. I cut the four flaps with my…