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Happy Monday friends !!!!  Did you all have a fun weekend celebrating pre- Halloween ??? I am not to big into the holiday, crazy right !!!  Over the weekend I printed some photos from the last weekends Be Crafty workshop with my new polaroid printer ( i’ll be sharing more on our workshop tomorrow  ) .

After I printed a bunch of photos .. I mean once you start it’s hard to stop, I did some paper crafting with Maggie Holmes new Gather paper collection.

It’s been awhile since I have shared a page layout so I thought I would share a little of what I am working on.   gatherpage1

Over the last couple years I have learned I do much better when I start out with a small sized paper as my base rather then a full 12×12. I started my page layout by cutting my paper to fit inside my binder which is 8×6.5 . I gathered a few papers and embellishments from the Gather collection and began layering them together.

One of my favorite techniques to use is my sewing machine to combine papers together. I love the texture the sewing thread adds to my page.

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This page was so fun to create and I just love all  the bright bold colors used in the Gather collection .

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If you have been nervous to try creating page layouts, I am here to tell you to give it a try. I wasn’t sure I could do it in the beginning and now I love creating them.  Sometimes it just takes a little time to find what works best for you !!!!

It’s packing day !!!!!

Bright and early tomorrow morning I will start my adventure to Tulsa, Oklahoma.  This weekend Ashley and I will be hosting a  Mother + Daughter Be Crafty workshop with over 50 Mothers and their daughters . We have some really fun things planned and I can’t wait to get there. If only there was a way to put your car on blast mode and skip the 10 hour car drive.

Weeks before each workshop I usually start making piles of supplies, or displays props  I have made weeks leading up. This pile seems to grow and lead all over my craft room and ending up in a bigger mess. I am so glad that Calpak came to my rescue to help me keep all the craft supplies organized during my traveling adventure .

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Not only are their suitcase stylish … hello look at this perfectly colored pink suitcase, they are extremely light weight and durable.

The CalPak Davis luggage set is designed with 8 multi-directional spinner wheels that offer effortless mobility, a retractable handle, padded top and side handles, and is expandable for extra storage. The interior of each case is fully lined and includes a mesh zip pocket and an adjustable tie belt to hold every thing in place.

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Along with their stylish luggage Calpak also provides packing cubes to help you save space and  keep everything organized. The packing cubes come in lots of different colors and patterns, I choose the Ivory color as I knew I wanted to do a little fun DIY with my set. As you can see I added gold polka dots to one of my zipper pouches.

Thank goodness for zipper pouches to help keep all paintbrushes in one place !!!!  We couldn’t have a workshop without painting !!!!!

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pinkcalpakcloseup1Are you drooling over all this pink goodness as much as I am .   I am completely in love and because I didn’t want to keep these to myself I thought you should know about these amazing suitcases too .

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Thanks Calpak for helping us all travel in function and style !!!!

I am so excited to announce our last BE CRAFTY workshop of the year, one of my all time favorites.  This years Christmas workshop is all about pretty packaging and getting geared up for the holidays.

We will be making gold foil gift bags, tags, pom poms, tassels and prepping supplies so you’ll have a great head start on your Christmas wrapping.

Along with crafting , Maggie and I will teach you tips and tricks to make your packages unique and oh so cute.

Registration is open TODAY and is limited to do space.

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I have officially flipped the calendar to October, which means we can start counting down the days to the upcoming  Mother + Daughter craft workshop in Tulsa, OK with Ashley at The Restore House .

Just 19 days away has me in a little panic that I haven’t  started working on the name tags, one of my favorite things to create for our attendees.  I always seem come back to the cupcake liners as the base of the tags, they make the cutest layers and have such great textures.

For the younger girls I stamped a unicorn and for the mothers a bow, both stamps are from Maggie Holmes paper collections .  They are just the cutest and I can’t wait for the girls to see them.

If you are interested in attending, there are just a “few” spots left.  Registration is here . I can’t wait to share the rest of the details with you in the upcoming weeks. Until then, hope your having a magical Monday !!!!

Supplies: Cupcake liners | Bow Stamp | Unicorn Stamp |

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I think it’s safe to say that you all know I love a good D.I.Y.

When Wayfair asked me to join them in their DIY my side table project I knew it would be a fun project to share with you.

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First let me tell you how amazing this Charlton Home Maginnis End Table is. Speaking in my own words, this table is solid. Not like the wood tables you get at IKEA. The table came right to my door step in a very well packaged box.

With a few easy steps I had the table put together in no time.

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I love the simplicity of this table, so I decided to keep my DIY simple and modern. I debated on what color to paint to use. My mind was set on pink and then last minute I decided to use white so the table could be used in multiple settings.

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After I had the table painted, I added wheels to the bottoms of the legs. You can get wheels at most hardware store. I had a hard time finding gold brass so I covered the wheels with tape and spray painted the metal portion with gold spray paint.

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This was such a fun low cost afternoon project . What would you do to D.I.Y your side table ???

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This post was sponsored by Wayfair. All opinions and project idea’s are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep this blog rocking.

  • October 2, 2016 - 10:03 pm

    Sarah - I LOVE that you only painted the top half of the table! Very clever! The raw wood is such a great contrast to the crisp white top. Well done!ReplyCancel

    • October 3, 2016 - 1:38 pm

      amandarydell@gmail.com - Thanks Sarah!!! xoReplyCancel

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