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Pinch me letters and mason jar pot of gold

*I wrote this post last year as a guest post for The Wood Connection blog.  The wood letters and papers were provided to me by The Wood Connection- however the project and opinions are my own. I don’t have many decorations for St.Patrick’s Day but this one makes me super happy.  I love the letters and wood, but the small mason jar pot of gold just might be my favorite.  That or the rainbow order jars of candy. 😉  Here’s…

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Nursery Picture Banner

I was given some papers and other supplies to create a project featuring this fun new line by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles inc.  I decided to create something for my new nursery.  Honestly, I thought I’d wait to post this until I had the final pictures of the nursery done, but the reality is that this is still the only piece I have finished- so I’m just going to post it.  I decided to create a photo banner and I’m…

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Flower Art Piece made with Cricut Explore- and a video

Today we’re going to discuss this art piece I created for my girls’ room.  I’m not going to lie- it took a bit of time and some playing around to get just the right feel.  I made a lot more flowers than I ended up using and adjusted the sizes of some, either before I cut them out- or by leaving out some of the petals to make it a bit smaller. The flowers come from a few different Image…

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Dimensional Art using the Cricut Explore

*This post is another in a series of posts detailing projects in my Girls’ Room Makeover as part of my entry in the Cricut Design Space Star finals. Today I wanted to share with you the details on how I created the art to go in the reading nook.  I started by looking for a quote to put in the large frame.  I chose one from “Oh The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss.  So, to keep with the theme…

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Little Girls’ room makeover

This post is part of the Cricut Design Space Star contest and is brought to you by Cricut. When I found out that I was being given the opportunity to participate in the final round of the Design Space Star contest I was thrilled.  We were each given a budget of $1000, + $500 in supplies from Cricut and asked to make over a room.  I knew we would use the money to make over at least one of our…

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Holiday Deer Head Art

*I was given a stencil from Royal Design Studios to complete this project and will receive compensation in the form of credit to their store for this post.  I hope that the fact that I am working for more stuff from Royal Design Studios shows how much I like their products. 😉  The ideas and opinions are all my own. You know when you see something and you just really have to try to make it for yourself?  I have…

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10 reasons I love my Cricut Explore

*This is a compensated post, as well as a post that contains affiliate links. I want to start by saying that I almost never write posts like this.  I have nothing against bloggers who write sponsored posts, but I struggle with having to write something that doesn’t feel authentic to me.  It’s not my job to sell you on things and my opinion might not be the same as yours.  But, once in a while the opportunity to get paid…

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Scalloped Advent Banner

    *Disclaimer- this project is participating in the Cricut Design Space Star Contest and is eligible for prizes.  All ideas and opinions are my own.  This post also contains affiliate links.  I truly do love my Cricut Explore and  if you think you might want one, clicking through the links to purchase will result in a small cash compensation for me.  That is all- on to the project. 🙂 Can one have too many advent calendars?  I don’t think…

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Halloween mantel and word art

 So, technically, this isn’t a mantel, but it’s as close as I can get in this house.  I’m still loving my turquoise dresser and it makes me happy every time I walk in the door.  Last year I purged quite a bunch of my holiday decorations, so I wasn’t sure how this year’s decorating would look, but I’m pretty happy with it, at least this little spot anyway.  I promised when I posted the Love Word Art a few weeks…

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Black & White DIY Christmas Shadow Box

It’s time for another Cricut Design Space Star contest post.  🙂  This DIY Christmas shadow box is pretty simple, but I really love the impact it makes. To create this DIY Christmas shadow box, I simply cut lots of shapes using a single sheet of black cardstock and arranged them in the shape of present on another sheet of glittery white cardstock.  You can find the file with the Christmas shapes here.  The bow is the TomKat bow in the…

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