National Crafting Month with Just My Little Mess

It's National Crafting Month! In 1994 the Craft and Hobby Association created an entire month for us to celebrate the world of crafting.  Why not learn a new craft or rediscover a craft you once tried and have since given up.  Why not try practice hand lettering, knitting, scrapbooking or even painting.

5 minute DIY - St. Patrick's Day Gift

Everyone has time to create this project.  This St. Patrick's Day Gift is a clever way to celebrate.  I promise it will only take you 5 minutes to create.  I found these mini coffee cups and I knew I must have them.  For what?  At the time I wasn't sure, but they make the perfect little gift containers for any holiday or celebration.  I made this really quick gift for one of my daughter's teachers.

Printable Love Notes for Valentine's Day

Today we are sharing twenty of the sweetest valentine note printables.  These are the cutest ever.  Just in time for next week.  I hope you are able to find something for the special someone in your life.  Or maybe print for your child's entire class.
Yikes!  Valentine's Day is next week!  Are you ready? Yeah, I'm not either.

DIY Valentines Treat Box

I find myself busy these days.  But I still do love to give handmade gifts.  So I created a simple project - DIY Valentines Treat Box.  Making just one or twenty is easy!  
I did shop Etsy to find a huge variety of digital papers.  I printed them on my HP Printer.  I love this printer because most of the items I create are printed directly to the edge of the paper with ease.  

Easy DIY Valentine's Day Heart Pencils

I wanted to share a really quick non-candy Valentine's Day gift. These could be passed out at school or in the office. These make a perfect none candy gift. DIY Valentine's Day Pencils - these are so super easy...let's get started.

Valentine’s Gifts for Her

Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year that is meant to make you're significant other feel special. When you think about how great she is for all she does for you, you know you must get her the perfect gift. This year, make her Valentine’s Day special with one of these Valentine’s Gifts!
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Long Stemmed Roses  Highest quality flowers, fresh from the farm shipped from farm your loved one!  She is going to love these.  

Big Spoon Little Spoon Couples Pillowcases  Couples pillowcases with "Little Spoon" on one and "Big Spoon" on the other. You can now clearly identify who will be big spoon and who will be little spoon. Fits Queen/Standard size pillow inserts.

The art of Appreciation Gift Basket  Nothing says I love you quite like chocolate. The Art of Appreciation gift basket is fit for a queen featuring indulgent Art d’ Moi Chocolate Truffle Spa products, a heart sampler gift box with four chocolate confections, gourmet cookies, and cuddles the bear.

Sterling Silver Heart Necklace  It may be too early for a ring, but it is never too early for jewelry. All women enjoy some accessories. Made with sterling silver  this necklace makes the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!

Bath Bomb Gift Set If you haven’t gotten your pretty lady a bath bomb set, she is going to be in heaven with this. Give your women a treat for all her senses. These homemade bath fizzers contain 4 bath bombs including Rose and Gardenia scents, soap and bath salts.

Milk Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies Who said the easiest way to a woman’s heart isn’t through her stomach? These delectable treats are sure to make any woman happy to have you. Nothing says love quite like chocolate and then more chocolate.

Knock Knock What I Love About You Fill in the Love Journal  Women really want to know why you love them so much. In fact, it may be a topic of discussion from time to time. This little book contains fill-in-the-blank lines that let you tell your loved one what you love about some aspect of them (Don’t forget to fill in the blanks).

Personalized Gold Bar Necklace Personalize this necklace with a reflection of your love, your name, or a favorite saying. Of course, a simple “I love you” is a great way to personalize this gift.

Godiva Chocolatier Valentines Chocolate  Tied with red ribbon, our iconic gold box is a joyous gift for any loved one.  Inside includes milk, dark and white GODIVA chocolates.  Yummmmm!

Love Potion Tumbler What girl doesn't love sipping water from a super cute cup?  Be careful, this cup is instant crush inducing!   

Ladies what gifts are looking for? Share your gift suggestions in the comments below to help these guys out this year!

Get Your Instagram Best Nine

I got my 2016 Instagram Best Nine!!  I must admit, I was a little nervous waiting too see which pictures would show up on the site. 

I love instagram.  And I love seeing what my followers like seeing from me.  I've worked hard on my account this year...I love the colors, I love sharing and love communicating with my follows.  It's so easy to get your own instagram best nine.

Here's mine...  
This is so simple, and most people don't know how to do it.  Just go to  insert your Instagram ID and that's it.  Easy, easy.

Best nine is based on the number of likes on your photos.
It can take up to 10 minutes to complete your request due to huge demand.

DIY Santa Mug + Handmade Holidays 2016

Santa deserves a great snack, while zooming around the world in one night making kids happy.  I think he would love the mug we created from him.

I have teamed up with a group of bloggers and amazing sponsors to bring you an amazing give away.
But first a little about the project.  I'm getting so super excited about the holidays.  I must admit, the last few years I'd get so busy and put the tree up really late and really didn't leave time to enjoy the decorations or enjoy the joy of the season long enough before putting everything away.  Not this year. I've started to purchase new items, and they may or may not be already on display.  Thanks to a few of my favorite shopping spots this year we will have a great holiday decor and we can't forget about santa.
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Today I want to share a great project with you.  I decide to create Santa a custom mug and also created a little thank you for Santa.  This is was so super easy to make and it will be a perfect addition to our holiday decor.  You only need a few supplies, so let's get started:

Clear Mug
Rubbing Alcohol
Painters tape or washi tape
Decor Art Chalk Glass Paint
Scrapbook Adhesive Dots
Cricut Cutting Machine
Cricut Vinyl
Paint Brush and Foam Brush

1.  Clean the outside of your glass mug with rubbing alcohol
2.  Using the patterning of your choice, take off the mug using painter's take or washi tape
3.  Paint background
4.  Let dry overnight
5.  Cut your personalized name or saying with your cutting machine onto vinyl
6.  Peel the vinyl from backing and add to coffee mug
7.  Paint your personalized message and them remove vinyl
8.  Let dry
9.  Bake as instructed in the DecorArt label
10.  Display with a special note for Santa

PLEASE NOTE:  Paint is not intended to come into direct contact with food.  Mug should be hand-washed as instructed from DecorArt.

Now time for the giveaway.  It includes 11 prizes of $50+ value each.  We will select 11 winners. Each will receive one prize.  Winner will be randomly drawn from all contest entries on November 14, 2016.  Enter here

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Please join me and visit all the other bloggers that are participating  in the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop.

I would like to take a moment to thank our sponsors.  Without them we would not have such a successful Blog Hop.  And a special thank you to DecoArt and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L for providing me with the supplies I needed to complete my project.

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