Happy Fourth of July!

Here are some cute ideas for your Fourth…including tablescapes, favors, food and more! Enjoy!

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Fathers Day Cards

Happy Fathers Day to all the old, new and to-be dads! Its my husband’s first fathers day so I thought I’d make him a homemade card…and one for my father and father in-law.

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The medallion card is for my husband…I made the pinwheel and punched a scallop shape out of some green scrapbook paper for the back and front of it, and then used sticker letters to spell DAD. The inside is what I like the best…I put green paint on my son’s hand and made a handprint on some blue paper…thats what is on the inside of the card along with what I call children’s writing done my an adult! Thought it was cute.

Check out the slideshow to see the cards…Enjoy!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.   – Unknown

I’m a new mom and this day is my very first Mothers Day…its definetly special to me. But I can’t help but think about my own mother and how she’s helped me through so many ups and downs of my life…teaching me valuable lessons that I hope to pass on to my own son. She is the epitome of what I want to be one day. I love you Mom.

Here’s a song for all the moms out there that sacrifice themselves everyday for their child. . .

Handmade Mothers Day Cards

Here are a few of the cards I made for the special Moms in my life.

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I had a blast making these fun cards. For the purple and green MOM card I used Stampin Up’s Day of Gratitude medallion clear stamp. On the purple card, it was inked on orange scrap paper with pumpkin pie ink  and then I used a red pen to color in details and purple glitter to make it pop against the background. On the MOM card, I used the smae stamp but this time I used it on kraft paper with clear ink and then used a white embossing powder and my heating tool to make the image rise. For the Flowers card, I layerd flowers and stapled them to the card using  a tiny stapler (this is easier then using a glue dot) and then adhered blue gems in the center of the flowers. I made a flower pot from photo corners and drew stem lines from the flowers to the pot using a brown pen. The Dots card was simple…started out with a green flower, white glittered brad, a punched scallop shape from kraft paper, and a brown polka dotted paper with corners punched and then adhered all to the green card. I finished it with white dot details.

A few materials that I used:

Folded cards from PaperSource
Day of Gratitude stamp set by Stampin Up
Heat embossing tool
used for medallion design on MOM card
Martha Stewart Glitter (white and purple)
Double Loops Corner punch by Martha Stewart
EK Success edge scallop punch
White Uni-ball gel pen
Lavender ribbon from Michaels
Brown satin photo corners from Martha Stewart (used for the garden pot on flowers card)
Prima paper Flowers
Tim Holtz tiny attacher stapler
Blue gem stickers from Michaels
2 1/2 inch Scallop punch
Scrap paper
red pen
Le Pen brown pen

Hope you make your own Mothers Day cards this year!

Teacher’s Appreciation Day!

Celebrate your favorite teacher today! Below are some great gift ideas but one I like best is to Donate a Book to your childs classroom.

Donate a book today!

Flag Bookplates Flag Bookplates
Apple for the Teacher MIxed Metal Collection Apple necklace
Teacher's Gift Personalized Note Cards Personalized note cards
Apple Cozy - You color choice an apple cozy!
20%  off SALE--Coupon Code SPRINGFLING Ocean Reusable Sandwich Bag ,  Reuseable sandwich bag
Preppy Stripes Key Fob Wristlet Makes A Great Gift Set Paired with any one of my Custom Pendants key fobs
Happy Teacher’s Day to all those teachers that work so hard to educate the world.  

Mother’s Day Crafts

Rather than buying something for the special mom in your life, why not give them a gift you handmade? It’s so much more sentimental, unique and memorable. Here are a few ideas that will delight any mom….there is something for everyone…the hostess, gardener, crafter, bookworm, and more. You can even make the flowers yourself, and they’ll definitely last longer than any that any roses.

Make these tea towels with ribbons, tutorial at sew4home.com


Flowers made out of coffee filters and chalkboard pots from designsponge

DIY Style: Monogrammed Tote 

Monogram a tote for her! I did this as a christmas present for my sister and she loved it (at left). So easy to make! Tutorial at womansday.com


Make a jersey knit bracelet vanessachristenson.com

Etched Family Glasses2 Etched Family Glasses

Make monogrammed drinking glasses factorydirectcraft.com

DIY pearl necklace bjohnsonjewelry.blogspot.com


DIY tea pot centerpiece creaturecomfortsblog.com

Cute bookmark idea makeandtakes.com

Body Scrub   Mother's Day Tea Sachets and Gift Box

Learn how to make homemade body scrub and tea sachets by marthastewart.com


And if you’re really crafty, make this adorable Cuckoo Clock! everkelly.com