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  • Home Decor,  It Started with...,  YouTube video

    5 Days Made with Love Handmade Ornament

    5 Days of Made with Love Handmade Did you miss the new series I did a couple weeks ago?? Which one you ask?? Well the 5 Day of Made with Love Handmade Ornaments of course. Using All kinds of fun this. These make great crafty gifts, perk up a package and maybe even create a fun memory. Wanna see?? Each day was a fun and very different ornament. Day 1 – was the fun snowmen. Using circle or tree rings. Soo many possible ideas for this one. I did not think of it until typing this‚Ķ BUT I could also see using the stitched squares for a fun twist. Day…

  • 3D Thursday,  Home Decor,  It Started with...,  Technique

    Birds Singing You are Amazing for 3D Thursday.

    Birds Singing You are Amazing This week for the FREE tutorial I gotcha covered. I sure hope that you love it as much as I do. I do want to start by saying that … Not only are the Birds Singing You are Amazing. Yes, YOU ARE AMAZING!! In case no one has told you lately! As a matter of fact I think that the Birds are singing loudly!! No not me. They are up in one of my big old oak trees just singing away. Can you hear them?? Using a wood easel from a craft store that was $1. I use a paper towel and colored this to…

  • 3D Thursday,  It Started with...,  Pages, Journals and Books

    Sherri has a cute Notebook for 3D Thursday

    Sherri has a cute Notebook You guys, Sherri has a cute Notebook for us this week. And if you love Geraniums this you will want this bundle for sure!! I need to add that Sherri used all the fun new 2022-2024 In-Colors for this. I do not know about you, but this is soo cute. Yes, you and I both have a couple of these Dollar Tree notebooks and this is great to have as a gift for someone. Using the sentiments that you she used it REALLY could be for anything. However, it could be for nothing at all, haha. I was looking at this bundle trying to figure…

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    Butterflies You Are Amazing Dollar Tree find with ribbon.

    Butterflies You Are Amazing Have you ever gone to a store and thought… ohhh I wish this said… Right?? I do that all the time!! So I started doing “It Started With…”. This is one of my MOST favorite things. I soo much enjoy making things that I love. And I want you to know that YOU can do it TOO!! So as you can tell the Butterflies You Are Amazing, has all of my mostest favorite things. Starting off of course wit butterflies. Yes, there are three stacked on each other. Note that those are all Orchid Oasis, DSP, cardstock and that amazing new Glimmer paper. The three little…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Home Decor,  It Started with...,  Love it, Chop it

    Day 5 Mailbox of Love, using Sweet Talk DSP

    Are you ready for our second to last idea?? This one is one that might look familiar to you if you join me for a Facebook Live. However, I added a few extra things. You are going to love this one!! Day 5 Mailbox of Love Here we go, Day 5 Mailbox of Love. This one was a CRAZY idea. That turned out so awesome. It is still on my rack and with the fun additions I love it even more. Grab your Sweet Talk DSP (suite). You can check out the original video here. Thanks to my brother!! Let’s start with the flag, This “sentiment” die is from the…

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    Jam Jar 3D Thursday – Design Team Blog Hop

    Jam Jar 3D Thursday Welcome everyone!! I am so very excited to be part of this amazing Design Team! Wasn’t Sarah’s project so fun!! I can not wait to try it myself. For today the Jam Jar 3D Thursday Blog Hop. These jam jars are so versatile. They can be for ANY holiday, ANY occasion and include ANYTHING inside. Okay, not anything, but anything that fits of course. Alright, Alright, I know not everyone likes Halloween or Black Cats as far as that goes. However, Halloween is coming and she is so pretty. How about a pumpkin option?? Pretty much all the same ideas. Grab your Double Oval punch and…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  It Started with...

    It Started With Facebook Live, first Wednesday.

    It Started With Facebook Live I would love for you to join me Wednesday nights for It Started With Facebook Live. We start at 6:30 central time and it is always a fun time. For the first Wednesday in August we made the above. The Painted Christmas Suite ( bundle 1, bundle 2 and DSP) does not disappoint. I will say that the die cuts really are amazing. These two layers and add a few pine cones and boom. No need for DSP on this one. However, the Sale-a-Bration Be Dazzling specialty paper is awesome. Especially once you figure out that you need to cut it from the top. Yes,…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with...

    Home Decor Sweet Strawberry bundle with wood frame.

    Home Decor Sweet Strawberry You know that I love Home Decor and the Sweet Strawberry Bundle is perfect!! Perfect for summer that is! We made this last month on the first Wednesday of the month for the It Started With class. Reminder that this is a monthly thing. It is always something different and typically it starts with something that cost $1. Not always though. Have you gotten this bundle yet?? I was so excited when I saw this bundle in the Jan – June Mini. Even more excited when it was also included in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. More time to play and enjoy these sweet strawberries!! haha. Tell…

  • Craft Room,  Home Decor,  It Started with...

    April It Started with …

    Here is where I left you yesterday… I am going to be SUPER honest…. Truly, I was stumped! I know it was a crazy day yesterday. I spent most of the day on the computer. However, I learned a bunch of new things!! After all was said and done, I was tired and overwhelmed. Could that have been it?? Apparently NOT! This sign was sitting in front of me for at least a week…. not one idea. Where was my mojo hiding?? I headed back to the craft table and pulled out the Stampin’ Blends. That was certainly working. hummm Wait until you see!! Paula, you have no idea how…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with...

    It started with…

    NOOOO Christmas… I did however, find this down in the basement while doing some “cleaning”. Trust me I do NOT like that side! Let me just tell you about this “sign”. It measures 7 1/2 by 37 inches. The outside “frame” is a Mossy Meadow green. I hate to admit that this is as far as it got… HONEST, I have a plan !! I have been fighting with my computer all day and I AM DONE. Just for the day. Tomorrow is a new day. After a quick drop off I will certainly be working on this!! I PROMISE!! Lastly, I will be sending out new class information. WHEN???…

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    Magnolia Lane, Hello Beautiful

    Where do you find inspiration?? Well, I know that I find it in strange places some times.. AND at weird times too! How about you?? I found the inspiration for this card in an antique store a few weeks ago. Joe and I were out on a date and like to stop in local shops. In other words… SHOPPING! This was in one of our usual stops … Just “hanging” out for me to see… Quick to snap a shot and then try to figure out HOW to pull this off… with a little help from a friend, this all came together. Thank you for your suggestion my friend! The…