• Halloween Treat Bag filled with candy

    Monday Minute: Easy Halloween Treat Bag Holder!

    Hey crafty friends. I’m back for a Monday Minute with some adorable and easy Halloween Treat bags. I just love it when I can find a tutorial to do something fun with the crafting supplies that I already have in my stash. Not only did I use supplies from my stash, but this was a project that was quick and easy to put together.   This weekend my grand kids are going to be visiting. We’ll be having dinner and carving pumpkins. It will be a house full of fun, but that’s the best kind. Right? I’ve been looking for some ideas for a special Grammy treat that I could…

  • Why I Love the New Bluprint

      During my lunch today, I decided that I wanted to watch a Craftsy video and Craftsy had updated to their new format called Bluprint. I had received an e-mail awhile ago, concerning the change to Bluprint, but I hadn’t really given it much thought until I saw the new Bluprint format when I logged in. I’ve been a Craftsy fan for years, and have been enjoying Craftsy Unlimited fan for about 7 months. The Plus Side of the Service The Roku app is a great addition to the service. I don’t have to sit and watch my favorite videos on computer screen, I can watch them on my TV.…

  • how to make a rustic photo frame

    Monday Minute #1: Easy Rustic Photo Frame

    Easy DIY Rustic Photo Frame   This easy DIY rustic photo frame was a way to use up a little scrap lumber we had sitting around and a great addition to a gallery wall that I’m trying to create. Making the Photo Frame I started out with a lumber scrap that is about 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/4 inches. I evened out the edges on my miter saw. My saw is an older Craftsman saw that we purchased at Habitat for Humanity, and it gets quite a bit of use. Over the weekend I created a rustic shelf, a sign blank and a rustic towel bar, and it wasn’t…

  • You Bring the Sunshine!

    Making a Center Step Card It’s been a little on the rainy side, and I wanted to create a little sunshine with the Simon Says Stamp kit that I got in the mail the other day. This is such a fun kit, and I can’t wait to use some more of the included items. Today I’m making this card for the Send a Smile 4 Kids Cards 4 Teens Challenge and I’m using just the stamp set that came in the Simon Says Stamp kit, One Cool Pineapple.  While browsing cards on Pinterest, I stumbled across a number of center step cards and have been wanting to try one. So many…

  • Farmhouse Decor Sign: Amazing Grace

    Farmhouse decor signs are so trendy, and I love making them. I’ve owned a Silhouette Cameo 2 for some time, and I find that vinyl stencils are the fastest and easiest way to create your own farmhouse decor signs. I have to admit that my first signs were pretty unprofessional as I originally cut my sign stencils from file folders. It worked, but it really wasn’t the easiest way. I didn’t really know too much about using vinyl as a stencil, or even using other fonts. My sign making has come a long way and I’ve learned so much from some Facebook groups that I participate in, plus numerous video…