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Gel Press Christmas Tag – DCC Blog Hop

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection {DCC} September Blog Hop sponsored by Gel Press. Disclaimer: I received the Gel Press plate to create this project but all opinions are my own. Also featured are my Mini Instant Photo embellishing dies from Sizzix available in October. These are a line of craft dies that cut frames, banners, booklets, […]

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Distress Crayon Autumn Card – DCC Blog Hop

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop for September. This month’s theme is Fall {or Halloween}. I love the colors of Autumn although I don’t enjoy the shorter days. My project is a celebration of the colors and finding a new way to play with Tim Holtz’s Distress Crayons and his Birch Tree die by […]

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Designer Crafts Connection – Fabric Elements by Rebekah Meier

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop featuring the Fabric Elements, Mini paper Quilt Kit by Rebekah Meier. For a chance to win a giveaway prize {see below}, please leave a comment on my blog AND visit the Designer Crafts Connection website and enter using the Rafflecopter widget. This project was a creative challenge for me because […]

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Sizzix eClips Blog Hop

Welcome to the #sizzixeclips Blog Hop. This blog hop is near and dear to my heart and I had so much fun creating a project using my Fox design available in the eShape store. At the bottom of this post will be instructions on how you can enter for a chance to win a free […]

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Vintage Altered Art Paint Tin – Flashback

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop for August. This month’s theme is Crafting with School Supplies. Since I am a gatherer of vintage treasures, it only seems appropriate that I use thrifted, vintage school supplies. I started with a used, vintage watercolor tin. I used to love these tins especially when they were […]

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Translucent Paper Star Lights

I recently designed a star-shaped box for the Sizzix eClips2 electronic cutting machine. You can find it in the eShape Store HERE. I use this machine all of the time at work and finally had a moment to design the Star Box just for the eClips. This is a 3D Star Box but it has so many more uses. […]

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4th of July Decorations Using Vintage Finds – Flashback

Happy Independence Day and welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Hop for July! I wanted to create a fun, patriotic display using thrifted and vintage finds. I started with various sizes of vintage wooden spools that reminded me of fire crackers. I first wrapped the centers with white felt. For additional texture, I added some layers of […]

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Embroidered Felt Flower Pillow

This month’s Designer Crafts Connection theme is Favorite Designer Products. As it so happens, my Home Décor Ampersand die from Sizzix has just been released and is currently my favorite designer product. I’ve already shown a project I made using the large Ampersand here so I wanted to show the versatility of this die set by […]

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Happy Summer Watermelon Bunting/Banner

I love Summer. I love the long, warm days and the various sights and sounds that are all part of Summer memories. Summer is ice cold watermelons on a hot afternoon. In honor of Summer memories, I made a mini Watermelon Bunting | Banner simply using washi tape and the Sizzix Paper Rosette die.

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Father’s Day Tool Box Picnic – Flashback

Living with two race car drivers/fans means that I tend to think a lot about cars. So what would be more perfect than a race-themed picnic for Father’s Day. I started with a clean, new toolbox as my picnic basket and filled it with all kinds of picnic goodies.