Old Wine Bottle Turned Custom Oil Dispenser


Here’s a great way to upcycle an old wine bottle into an oil dispenser or any type of dispenser.  I love this idea as a custom gift for someone special. Supplies needed to turn an old wine bottle into a custom oil dispenser: Old Wine Bottle Etching Armour Glass Etching Cream Cricut Expression 2 Cricut Craft Vinyl Remove label from old wine bottle and clean.  Goo Gone is great for removing labels. Using your Cricut Cut Software design a pattern {Read More}

Home Decor Made Easy With Core’dinations Core Cuts

Nouveau Hummingbird

Core’dinations Cardstock just recently released a new collection pack which is not the typical cardstock sheets.  This collection is different because not only does the cardstock pack include pre-embossed designs, but many of the designs are also pre-die cut so that the various shapes can be punched out for instant use!  How cool and convenient is that?  You will want to check out Core’dinations Core Cuts Collection!  I thought the concept was perfect to combine with some Cricut designs for a {Read More}

Design an Embellished Monogram From a Cricut Stencil


Monograms are all the rage in crafting and in home decor, and now it’s easy to design your very own stylish monograms with the help of a Cricut machine.  If you do not own a Cricut machine, no worries… you can simply use a pre-cut stencil or handcut a stencil from one that you have traced.  I would love to share with you how you can make a bling encrusted monogram as I have made here on the front of a {Read More}

Owl Our Best Graduation Card

Owl Our Best card

Graduation time is upon us, and you no doubt know someone close to you who is getting ready to graduate from Grade School, High School or College!  You won’t want to forget to send them a card, so while you are thinking about it, why not make one!  You can even customize the card embellishing or theme to match the graduate’s school colors or year, or you can create one for a general purpose, as I have done by making mine {Read More}

Teacher Appreciation Card

Teacher card

With the end of the school year fast approaching and National Teacher Day coming up on May 8th, it only seems appropriate to honor that very special teacher you know with a beautiful heartfelt greeting in the form of a card!  Today, I’d like to share with you a card that I designed, that I’m sure would make any deserving teacher feel appreciated. Supplies: K & Company 12 x 12 Americana Paper Pad Core’dinations Core Essentials Cardstock Collection 12 x {Read More}

Mother’s Day Tribute Shadow Box

Finished Mother's Day Shadow Box

We are pleased to have Shirley, aka OkieLadyBug, back with another guest post! Okie is a brilliant paper crafter and makes all kinds of beautiful pieces including, scrapbook layouts, altered pieces, cards and much more!  Make sure you go visit her blog, here: Scrap N’ More. When I was asked to do a Mother’s Day project I wondered at first what I could make. My mother passed away in 2001, so Mother’s Day isn’t something I have had to celebrate {Read More}

Mirror, Mirror – DIY Paper Framed Looking Glass

mirror 6

Sure, mirrors can be bought in all shapes and sizes, with frames or without.  But, did you know that with just a few supplies on hand, you can craft your very own unique one of a kind framed mirror?  Now who’s the fairest of them all?  Just  pick your favorite colors of cardstock,  select a frame design, and  you will be on your way to creating a fabulous decorative mirror! First, gather up some needed supplies… here’s a list of the {Read More}

Pre-K School Portrait Scrapbook Layout

Pre-K layout okieladybug

We are very excited to have Shirley aka OkieLadyBug guest blogging for us today!! Okie is a brilliant paper crafter and makes all kinds of beautiful pieces including, scrapbook layouts, altered pieces, cards and much more!  Make sure you take a look at her Scrap N’ More blog, which has tons of craft inspiration with a great personal touch, by clicking HERE.   School portraits are sometimes hard to scrap and a lot of Scrapbookers aren’t sure whether to scrap them or just {Read More}

Giving the Gift of Memories with a Word Collage

True Love frame

To me there is no more perfect gift than giving your loved ones the gift of memories!  That is why I love gifting personalized and customized gifts with heartfelt words and meaning, and yes, photos!  I recently had the chance to create with the Word Collage Project cartridge from Cricut, and I have found the content to be perfect for creating such meaningful gifts.  The cartridge contains  word art collages fitting for practically any theme or holiday and you can {Read More}