Tag: Arts

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Cricut Explore Air 2 – Game Changer for our homeschool and other projects

I have always been a crafter, but most of that has gone the wayside with 7 kids in the house and working, homesteading, etc. And not wanting to scrapbook and see all of the memories of Breckin. That was way too hard in the beginning of the grieving process. Pictures are coming out, Albums are being put together and memories…

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Homeschooling REVIEW – “Mapping the World with Art”

  We have been meaning to get started on this new curriculum. We had been eyeballing this book for a while and I overheard another mom talking about this class that her kids were signed up for… I thought, well, WE can get the book and do this… And so far, WE LOVE IT! The book is divided into 3…

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December 2010 Advent – December 14th – Learn the Story of the Nativity

Nativity History A manger scene is the primary decoration in most southern European, Central American, and South American nations. St. Francis of Assisi created the first living nativity in 1224 to help explain the birth of Jesus to his followers. Over two thousand years ago a young woman by the name of Mary lived in the small town of Nazareth….

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December 2010 Advent – December 9th – Make a gift for someone else today

Time to start (or finish) making gift for Christmas time. Shelby is working on gifts for people in her youth group and was going through my book of ideas when she came across these. So, I thought that I would post them. Shrinky Dink Earrings You will need the following Shrinky Dink your computer with a color prints (or you…

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December 2010 Advent – December 5th – Creating an Advent Calendar at home

There are so many things that are important to me – God, my family, my friends, my health, my happiness. When it comes to happiness, I always laugh at what other people deem in that category. To be rich does not make you happy. Here are some FRUGAL ways to create your own advent calendar for the holidays. For about…

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Thankful jars just in time for Thanksgiving

November to me represents everything that I am thankful for. The leaves are changing colors, fall is HERE! Time to start baking, and using those apple sauces and canned foods that we worked so hard to create over the summer. I love pumpkin and cranberries with a touch of cloves and cinnamon. This year, I am thankful that we are…

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T-Shirt Scarf?

Now, I do admit that I am creative… but after seeing this on not one but TWO of my favorite sites, I had to try it for myself.  This was SUPER EASY! (both Cut Out and Keep and Kevin & Amanda) I went to Goodwill and found 4 shirts with $1 tags (my favorite colors) and got to work. I…

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Where do I get my “Creative Juices”?

I have been asked SO MANY TIMES… Where do I get my inspiration? Most of the time, I see items whether online or at a store, I find a way for me to recreate it. I do have a handful of books that I use often for ideas and inspiration. I LOVE CRAFTcycle by Heidi Boyd. (I can’t wait  to…

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updated decor – Family Pillows

School is officially out for me!! WOOHOO!!! I just added a NEW listing on my Etsy shop: Family Pillows – I have my own set in my entry hall on my antique bench.

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Chalkboard Paint – Revisited

I have had a few email of friends and readers who have asked if I would repost my chalkboard paint items. Have I told you how much that I LOVE chalkboard paint?? I bought a can of spray… about $7 at Ace Hardware… I also picked up blue tape. I taped up the clip on top… spray painted (3 times…

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Going to miss my vinyl – so time to start planning my redecorating

One thing that makes me sad about moving is that I am going to miss my vinyl on my walls. I will have to re-cut everything because there is no way that I will be able to peel them all and keep them in good enough condition to put back up… so I will have to re-cut them. You can…

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Be Mine Felt Sign

This is a SUPER EASY & FAST. (It takes about a hour to create.) You will need 2 sheets of White Felt cut in half, 2 sheets of Red felt cut in half. Left over Red and/or white fabric Aleene’s hot stitch Fusible Web – If you don’t have this, you can stitch or hot glu your letter on the…