Christmas Rocking Moose with Sharpies

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When the chance came up to make a Christmas project with Sharpie’s I was so inspired!  When I was shopping for Sharpies at Staples they were having a great sale so I actually grabbed about 6 packs!  I got a 12 pack or rainbow for $6 and the metallic 4 packs for $5 and a few more!! You’ll be seeing more Sharpie projects soon!

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Mothers Day gift- Family Tree Canvas

Yesterday I shared the Family subway art pillowcase I made for my traveling Mom…  Today is the family tree art I made for my Mother in law!  She likes browns, golds, and metallic in her decorating so the metallic and pearl colors of the Plaid- Martha Stewart collection paint was PERFECT!

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I actually used a lot more from the bag of goodies Plaid Crafts sent me for this project!  I made a few mistakes and there are a few things I’d change if Iwas going to do it again….
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Teacher appreciation Canvas art

This month is Autism Awareness and next week is Teacher appreciation. Since my children attend a Charter school for children on the autism spectrum I wanted to make my teachers gifts have a slight autism theme to them.

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Since the symbol for autism is multi colored puzzle pieces I decided to make those my centerpiece, and found a fun puzzle quote that seemed teacher appropriate as well.
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SNAP Conference, The Cake!

I’m not sure if you heard or not, but last weekend was SNAP here in UT! I was tickled and a bit overwhelmed when Tauni asked me to make a cake showpiece for the first night’s dinner! Eeek!

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After a few weeks of brainstorming and playing with various designs I decided on this new Topsy Turvy Style of cake, with each layer representing a current trend in the craft world, in SNAP colors!!
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Lit up canvas wall decor- Elmers look for less

A few months ago I got to work with the wonderful people at Elmer’s and throw a craft party! We had a BLAST! Then last month they invited me to participate in a “look for less” challenge. I was so excited, I had a hard time narrowing down the “look” I wanted to create my own version of. But I finally found something (on Pinterest of course).

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I fell in LOVE with these pieces by Valerie Boy (as seen on Apartment Therapy). My version… and Valerie-Boy’s.  Her’s is made of powdered metal cut and bent, mine is Canvas, paint and lights! Her’s cost an arm and a leg (and a first born) and mine was a grand total of $25!
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Quilted Ruffle Tree skirt and stockings- Friday Flashback

It’s that time of the year! Tomorrow we’re decorating for Christmas! I know, most of you are already done decorating and have been for weeks. But with so much going on over here (doctors appointments, parties, computer crashes, semester finals-husband, not sleeping… EVER) it simply hasn’t been the priority. BUT I promised the kids when my Husband finished the semester and my party was over we’d decorate, so tomorrow it is.

quilted Christmas tree skirt stockings with ruffle

I have to say I’m most excited about pulling out the ruffled quilted tree skirt and quilted ruffled stockings I made last year. I wasn’t even pregnant last Christmas, just hoping to be soon, so I made 2 extra stockings… Think that last one will ever get used?
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