10 Tips to Craft Room Organization

Craft Room Organization

In the last year as my websites and SNAP! Conference has grown, I have blown out of my regular office space. And, when I say "blown out," I mean I've got a disaster on my hands. I am the most effective in my space, when things are simplified, organized and where I need them so the disorganization is seriously affecting my creative mojo. Really. In the next few weeks, I will be moving into a larger studio space to accommodate all of my crap awesome DIY and craft supplies. Though I could pack everything up and sort it out in the new space, it just makes more sense to move things in a more … [Read more...]

Show & Tell No. 75: Christmas Ideas

DIY Spindle Ornaments via LollyJane

Okay. I can't decide if it's me, or the linky but friends, you kill me with these delicious recipes...I am feeling like I can blame the holiday weight on YOU! In any event, today I am taking a bit of a different approach. I thought I would share a few of the awesome Christmas projects that were linked up. Show & Tell Highlights   Free Printable Christmas Planner via A Typical English Home Washi Advent via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom Modern Advent Calendar via Persia Lou DIY Spindle Ornaments via LollyJane Ruffle Tree Skirt via The DIY Dreamer Thanks for … [Read more...]

Show & Tell No. 74: Great Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift and Thank You

Oh man. Were any of you able to join us for the Holiday Idea Exchange Pinterest party last week? It was so fun!!! I was able to pin some of my favorite projects from last week's Show & Tell and see so, so many more. If you'd still like to check it out, feel free to hop on over! In the meantime, I am going to share a few great Thanksgiving ideas that were linked up last week. Show & Tell Highlights Be still my heart. Forget Thanksgiving dinner. I want brunch. Praline French Toast via Five Heart Home This is just cute. Peek-a-Boo Thanksgiving Cake via Play Party Pin Check out … [Read more...]

Show & Tell No. 65

  Thanks for sharing your talent! Grab a feature button for your site if you'd like. Show & Tell Linky Ok friends, it's time for you to show off your projects for the week. Let's see what you've been up to. Link any sort of craft or DIY projects or recipes, but make sure you link to the specific post, rather than your home page. Please do not link projects that have been shared previously. Please don't link up your own linky party. Follow me on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter where I will share some favorite projects. Everyone loves comments. … [Read more...]

Show & Tell No. 60

Mandi Stacy

This last week I had such fun hanging out with my friends, that I let the site go a little. The linky was down most of the week and I let you down. I am so sorry! Fortunately, I feel like you guys are the forgiving type... Instead of sharing a little linky show and tell, this week I am sharing posts from a few of the friends I was able to spend time with. I am totally digging this awesome worn leather pillow Mandi created. In particular, I love the neon pink back. It's a color surprise! Mandi is definitely the type to live hard, play hard and well, sleep hard...I couldn't help … [Read more...]

DIY Jewelry Stand

jewelry stand

I don't know about you guys but I love taking something unexpected using a little imagination and creating something useful out of it.  I've had some ugly dollar store stove burner covers sitting in my garage for about a year.  I knew all along what I wanted to do with them, create a tiered jewelry stand.  Today I'm showing you how easy it is to take Stove Burner Covers and turn them in to a DIY Jewelry Stand.  Supplies:  -  Dollar Store Stove Burner Covers {Dollar Tree} -  Large Unfinished Wood Spools {Hobby Lobby} -  Unfinished Wooden Round Ball with Flat Bottom {Hobby … [Read more...]

Show & Tell No. 59: Frozen Summer Treats

Summer Treats

Oh my friends, the heat of this summer has nearly killed me. I don't know if it's really hotter this year (I think that it is) or it's just my old age, but my regularly active summer has turned into a big air conditioned, couch surfing disaster...Not good for the diet. Not good indeed. What better way to further ruin said diet than oogling over and sharing some seriously yummy looking sweet frozen summer treats. Show & Tell Highlights Homemade Rocky Road Ice Cream Skinny Pineapple Banana Ice Cream Watermelon Popsicles Salted Caramel Iced Coffee S'mores Ice Cream  Pop-Tarts … [Read more...]

Top Products at Summer CHA 2013


I spent a good portion of last week in Las Vegas enjoying the company of some long-time friends and attending the Summer 2013 Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Trade Show. We had a couple of full-days and resulting in fun plans that I cannot wait to tell you about! Of course, we did break for a little fun here and there including a trip to the Bellagio for their famous buffet dinner. I have to say, it did not disappoint. Unfortunately, I still returned home with my traditional cigarette smoke induced head cold that's got me a little behind. Boo! Despite my general post Las Vegas cold, … [Read more...]

Show & Tell No. 58

So guess what? I took a bit of a blogging break for a couple of weeks. Maybe you noticed we didn't have a linky, maybe you didn't. I am a little scared that maybe you will not be here now that I am ready to share again, but I believe in practicing what I preach. Being a consistent (and generally frequent) poster is important, but you know what's more important? Listening to your heart and knowing what you can and just cannot do. So, I took a break. I missed you guys. I missed reading your posts. I loved just letting go and not thinking about the blog (mostly) for a couple of weeks. I might … [Read more...]

CHA, Ikea and a Giveaway!

Ikea 2014 Catalog

Many of you know that I've cut back on traveling and events in the last year, however there are a few events each year that I just can't miss. Craft and Hobby Association We just arrived at the Summer Craft and Hobby Association trade show in Las Vegas, today! For those of you who aren't familiar with the event, it's an opportunity for craft companies to come together to present their products to buyers from stores all over the country. The summer show is quite a bit smaller  - mainly showcasing products produced by scrapbooking companies - but we're excited to check out and bring you … [Read more...]