Mother’s Day Paper Bag Book

Day 6 – Blog Tour
Brianee – Mothers Day Paper Bag Book

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Happy (almost) Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!  I’d like to thank Lisa for inviting me to join her May Discovery Tour.  I enjoyed Katie’s (heartscontent.blog) recipe for Greek Pasta Salad (can’t wait to give it a try), and Lisa’s (scissorspaperstamps.wordpress.com) Mother’s Day cards are absolutely adorable.  I’ll be sure to check out craftindesertdivas.com for some inspiration for future projects.  Alyssa’s (alyssascraftroom.com) hanging glass frame is such a great idea — sure to be a one-of-a-kind piece for a one-of-a-kind mom!

My name is Brianne and I’m a crafter at heart.  Ever since I was little, I’ve loved creating my own projects.  Now, I’m a wife, mother, and ophthalmic technician who still enjoys creating my own projects (whenever I find the time).  Today, I’d like to share my take on Megan Hook’s (undomesticdiva.typepad.com) paper bag book.  Megan created a teacher’s gift by adding her son’s special memories and…

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Wild Thing * Birthday Cards

Birthday Cards

Lisa's Creative Life

I think I love you! A Happy Birthday for the young or young at heart.

You make everything groovy, wild thing
Wild thing, I think I love you 
But I wanna know for sure
Come on and hold me tight

Simon says stamp set ( Wild Thing)  used here to make these cute cards & tags,

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Remembering the Yellow & Blue Quilt

Card making in Yellow & Blue

Lisa's Creative Life

I was inspired after reading this post on powered by quilting . The March Color Challenge is Yellow. You can read the post at the above link. 

My very first quilt was done in yellow & blue to grace my grandmothers bed at the nursing home. I had been a sewer all my life as my Mother but neither one of us quilted. But my Grandmother had – I find a kit at JoAnn and it was in here favorite colors -yellow & blue. She has passed on Now But I kept the quilt . 

I made this quilt card to remember her & the quilt -enjoy    Lisa  

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Chinese New Year Kids Crafts

Kids Crafts for Chinese New Year

Lisa's Creative Life

Thanks for stopping bye : Today I’m sharing more fun & Easy crafts for Chinese New Year!

When my son was in elementary school I spent a day sharing crafts with my sons classroom :

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#1 – Fan – made with inexpensive paper plate ,painted red & decorated. The handles are twigs but you can use Popsicle sticks too.

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#2 –  Foam Dog.  Love using crafts foam to make thinks . And these are easy pieces to glue 7 shape. You can cut shapes ahead of time & let kids glue together.

#3 – Perfect for older kids. Using a 6×6 piece of double sided scrapbook paper .

  1. Fold in half. ( Triangle)
  2. Long side up – fold down 2 ends too make dog ears.
  3. Flip up bottom triangle to make mussel
  4. Because of my paper – once the ears were fold I cut them & fold so the inside…

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Introducing our NEW Kids Books by Mail!

Looking for a great Gift Idea?
Read this post from- Book People Blog

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Here at BookPeople, we LOVE signed books. As avid readers and collectors, we’re constantly looking for beautiful books to add to our shelves, to our homes. We also love giving signed books as gifts– what’s the point in finding a book you love if you can’t share it with someone who would appreciate it as much as you do? We are lucky enough to meet amazing authors every year through our in-store and school event programs. We get to see these authors present to hundreds of passionate young readers and future writers, and witness these kids freak out over getting their books signed. (BTW, BookPeople staff freak out too. We are nothing if not hardcore fans, y’know?) So, we designed this new program to share the magic with you…

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Presenting the new Books by Mail: signed edition packages!

This is the perfect gift for that young reader in your life…

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Make Kitchen Planters

reblogged from Rag Tag Magpie

Rag Tag Magpie

I recently planted some chilli plant seeds.  They came in a pretty little bucket but once they started to shoot I had to separate them out and ended up with a load of ugly little plant pots on the kitchen window sill

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Because they need light and my window is pretty small I needed to create some planters that don’t take up too much space so decided to recreate some painted planters that I made for our wedding.

For our wedding I painted a load of tins white and filled them with scented herbs – they were also a popular take away when guests left!

You make them using empty tin cans that have been washed completely.  Perfect for the kitchen.

To add a bit more interest I bashed some of them with a hammer which gives them a crumpled, quirky look and means that if you plan to place a…

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Don’t throw out your Pringles tubes!

Sharing from Mixed Up Craft

Once you pop you cant stop!

Its true we go through tons of these tubes, its probably not good for the waist line but hey ho they taste good.

I kept 5 of the tubes, however you can have any amount you like. A cluster of three look good together and I might actually add another one to mine, once I’ve eaten them!

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I cut the first tube at 1.1/4 from the top of the metal rim around the base of the tube, the next one I cut at 2.1/2, then the 3rd one 3.3/4, the 4th at 5′ and the last at 6.1/4. of course you can cut yours to any length you like. Measure and cut some patterned paper to what ever length you need.

Its really simple to make, here’s how I done mine.

This is really strong storage that I know will last a long time…

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DIY Friday~ Upcycling Mason Jar Lids As Coasters

reblog from Capturing lifes gifts

As a DIY gal you always tend to have a bunch of unused mason jar lids lying around. Recently I was researching on how to reuse them, and the idea of coasters popped up. If you’re looking for a fun way to be creative, but just don’t have much time to dedicate, let me just say…I’m pretty sure this project was meant for you! No tools, paint, nails, or screws are required. This one is easy peasy folks!

 DIY for busy mamas.

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If you have been following along for a while now, you will know this is project #3 from my Orchard Supply Hardware DIY shopping haul. I have it linked for you right here just in case you missed it! =)

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  • hot glue gun
  • cork board
  • mason jar lid
  • sharpie
  • scissors

Optional

  • stamp (I choose to go with a monogram look)
  • acrylic paint (or ink…

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