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Hello Friends !!!!

It’s been a little quite around, I hope you all had a wonder Christmas and a very Happy New Year. I took a couple weeks from this space to enjoy the holiday’s and enjoy some time to just be .  I am SO happy to be back and get in the rhythm of things and start creating again.

Today, I am excited to share with  you another amazing collection from Maggie Holmes + Crate Paper. It is such a honor to be apart of Maggie’s design team. I can’t wait to get my hands on all the pretty papers and embellishments .

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Highlight your favorite life moments in beautiful shades of pink, blue, and green with accents of black and gold. Products feature fun patterns such as florals, cute creatures, cameras and hearts. Delight in every moment with Chasing Dreams!

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I am excited to giveaway a sampling of products from the new collection , leave a comment below telling us what your favorite product from the new collection and what your most excited to create !!! Winner will be announced on Friday !!!

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  • January 10, 2017 - 6:41 am

    Nicole Ciaffone - Gorgeous collection!! Love those prize ribbon die cuts. Can’t wait to use them for my daughters ski competition layout!! **heart eyes**ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2017 - 12:27 pm

    Courtney Howard - Her ephemera packs are always my favorite! I love layering them on cards and scrapbook pages! I need to do a feww special pages for my daughter, she turned one in november and i’ve been too busy to have a layout done. The ephemera would be perfect for that. Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2017 - 12:57 pm

    Amy H. - I love the colors sooo much. Not really sure what I will make yet. I’m thinking maybe some cute signs for my sweets that I make & sell. 🍪🍫🍭ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2017 - 1:04 pm

    Beatriz - I LOVE Maggie’s designs! My favorite is the ephemera pack. I can’t wait to make a mini album with this collection!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2017 - 1:10 pm

    Katie Bohn - The sparkly gold combined with the whimsical pastel shapes makes me swoon…and want to grab my tape runner! 🙂 I’ve been searching for a sweet and whimsical design like this to make a mini-book of selfies I forced myself to take with me and the kids. LOLReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2017 - 1:24 pm

    Melanie - Maggie ALWAYS tops her last collection….. love the Paper. Perfect for a baby book I’m working on.ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2017 - 2:34 pm

    Katie Bohn - Love the sparkly gold with the whimsical pastel shapes. The vintage-inspired buttons? Perfection. I’ve been looking for just the right design for a mini-book of selfies I forced myself to take of me and the kids. LOLReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2017 - 3:51 pm

    jasmine - I think my favorite is going to be the chipboard… and also the word and label stickers. I always end up using those in everything. I am definitely most excited to put together a gorgeous little mini album!! I love the colors and icons in this collection. So pretty, fresh, and fun!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2017 - 4:33 pm

    Tiffany Julia - Always love a pretty Maggie Holmes collection! Love that all her collections match each other too! I love the assortment of stickers this collection has! Those phrase stickers with the foil are lovely! Love all the book elements too! Can’t wait to play with this collection in my travel journals, minibooks and planners!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2017 - 6:54 pm

    Bethany Engstrom - Everything is my favorite, but I absolutely love the ephemera pieces!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2017 - 9:14 pm

    Tammy - I would be over-the-moon happy with ANY of these products to use on my crafting projects. I am starting a paper crafting project this year in memory of my mother who died last May and hope to incorporate lots of fun items to make it ever so special.ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2017 - 3:46 am

    Sophie K - I’m obsessed with the super cute buttons! I’ll be using this gorgeous collection to scrapbook some of my 21st photos (finally). The colours are a perfect match!ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2017 - 3:54 am

    Katie M - Excited to use the puffy stickers in my planner! Love it allReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2017 - 9:55 am

    Jackie H - I like the gold puffy hearts and the black accents!! All so pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2017 - 12:11 pm

    Amanda - such a pretty collection. I love the gold details and the colorful birds!ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2017 - 2:22 pm

    Su - Everything looks amazing! I especially love ephemera packs! I would love to craft with these with my nieces the next time I see them. They love to make things for their friends like birthday cards, gift cards, etc!ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2017 - 8:21 am

    Denise Bryant - I love those gold puffy hearts!ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2017 - 10:12 am

    Miriam Prantner - Loving the ephemera, but really I love it all!ReplyCancel

  • January 14, 2017 - 11:32 am

    diane - I just Love her flowers. Love them layered with tulle, paper or fabric lace. Can’t get enough of the colors! Love, Love that typewriter. Now, If I could just find a real one just like it…ReplyCancel

Well, here we are just four days from Christmas. Have you shopped till you dropped, or maybe your smart and avoided all the crowds at the mall and did your shopping online.  I finally got all my item’s crossed off my list and now I have shopping bags sitting in multiple spots in my house with gifts just waiting to get wrapped.

And now the fun begins , wrapping all the gifts.

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After gathering all my wrapping supplies I had my gift all wrapped . I used  a few of my favorite papers from Maggie Holme’s Gather paper collection to create a couple cute gift tags.

Using a cardboard star as my template, I traced around my pattern papers to create the star shape and then used embellishments to finish them.

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I love using my We R Memory Keepers typewriter to write notes and messages.  I typed a Merry Christmas message for each star tag using  card stock paper vs. light wright printing paper.

tyepwriterdeerOnce I had my messages typed, I cut the paper in flag like shapes and attached them to my stars with adhesive. On the polka dot star I used hot pink thread and sewed it onto the top of my tag.

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Making your own gift tags are fun and it add’s a little personalization to your gift that any recipient will love !!!

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It’s that time again for the making of the yearly Christmas hot cocoa spoons. This year I took it up a notch and used gold spoons that I found for only $2.00 at Target !!!  I love making these spoons for friends who have little ones.  I feel like these spoons have now become a tradition, and I’m ok with that.

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Let’s get to the making .. these spoons are really easy to make.
 1. Melt down chocolate bark on low heat.
2. Using a small spoon I carefully filled the gold spoon with a little chocolate. Once the chocolate was added to the spoon I carefully tapped in on the counter to get the chocolate to spread evenily.
Add any kind of toping you wish while the chocolate is still soft. My favorites are mini marshmallows, sprinkles and crushed  candy canes. I found it to work best if I had all my topping ready as the chocolate starts to dry as soon as it’s removed from the oven.

closeupspoonsSet the spoons aside for an hour to let the chocolate harden . When they are all done drying enjoy or package up for gift giving !!!

Sidenote: These spoons are made to be used as a extra spoon full of chocolate and should be used with an  already made cup of hot cocoa

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 You can see previous years of hot cocoa spoons here and here !!

As we started the Christmas season this year, I had a bunch of fun DIY’s planned to share with you, but it seems just like every year the time just flys by and I am frantically looking at the calendar with disbelief it is already Christmas week.  As we go into the final week of Christmas I am holding my breath I can get everything checked off my list.

I returned home this weekend from a  quick trip to Arizona and can’t wait to share more of that with you in the coming week. Today, I have a really fun and easy DIY that I am obsessed with and so excited to finally share it with you !!!!

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By now, I am sure you all know how much I love deer. When I saw these cute deer ornaments at target I might have hoarded them all ( sorry to everyone who shops at my local target).  Aren’t they just the cutest !!!

Before starting this project I removed the small ornament hook that was screwed onto the back of the deer.  With my small paint brush I gave these darlings deers antlers a little makeover.

SUPPLIES NEEDED >>>  PAINT  | PAINT BRUSH | DEER  >>>

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I love a little pop of color, especially when the color is pink !!!  There are so many fun colors you could use or even gold glitter.

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Once the paint is dry they are ready to go !!!!  Depending on the paint you use, they should be dry within 30-60min.

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I love a good Christmas DIY that is quick,easy and cute !!!

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  • December 21, 2016 - 7:44 pm

    Morgan - I own a store called Pink Antlers Studio, so I think these are pretty great!
    Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

Raise your hand if your having family and friends over for the Holidays ??  In the upcoming weeks we all will find ourselves gathered around the ones we love singing Christmas carols and stuffing our faces with all the treats as we celebrate the holidays.

And what’s a Christmas party without the treats !!

Maybe your hosting a big party, or the one bringing over over the treats. Today I have teamed up with Harvest Snaps to show you a fun DIY to share with all your party guests.

foodlabelsAs much as I love sugar cookies and all the treats, I always like bringing  a few snacks to share that are healthy and easy to snack on like Harvest Snaps.  Not to mention these snapspeas are addicting !!! #seriously

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Harvest Snaps come in a wide variety of flavors, so why not bring them all !!! I love creating food labels so my guests know what flavors they are they are trying!!!

Grab a few paper cups and poor a handful of your snap’s into inexpensive party cups for instant cuteness !!!! Having party cups makes snacking easy and eliminates messy hands and flighting over the bag !!!!!

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Are you ready to learn how to make these cute food label party sticks !!! Grab your supplies and let’s get started!!

SUPPLIES >>> 1. crepe paper / tissue paper  2. scissors  3. gold glitter twine  4. skewers   5. hot glue gun

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Step 1: After you have gathered all of your supplies cut a small strip of your crepe paper about 5 inches long.

Step 2: Starting on one side of the crepe paper cut slits 3/4 of the way to the top . Do NOT cut all the way to the top!!

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Step 3: Add a small dot of hot glue to your skewer stick and wrap your fringed crepe paper all the way around. Add another dot of hot glue and the end to compete.

Step 4: Cut a small strip of your glitter twine and wrap around the bottom of your crepe paper. Use your hot glue gun to the ends of the twine to attach.

To create the label, grab a piece of white paper and cut a small flag shape. Using a typewriter or hand letter the label and attach to the skewer.

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So easy, right !!!! These food labels are a quick and fun project to add to your food table. Now, will someone please pass me some Harvest Snaps !!!!

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This post was sponsored by Harvest Snaps. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep this blog rocking !!

 

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