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A couple weekends ago, I joined The White House Boutique girls in Fargo, ND for a full weekend of junk collecting. Yes, I drove 3 hours to collect free junk off other peoples driveways. It was well worth it. We had so much fun driving around looking through other peoples junk piles, and I am really wishing our city would do a city clean-up too .

And just the other day while driving to the post-office I saw another chair lying on the side of the road. I of course slammed on the brakes and picked it up.

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I will admit, I haven’t parked in my garage all spring. Painting projects have taken over, and so have the chairs. For me, painting is a stress reliever.

I get asked quite often what type of paint I use. Every project is different, and usually depends on what I have on hand!!!  Above the yellow chair was painted with Annie’s Chalk paint, the blue chair was spray painted with Valspar spray paint and then sanded down to look antique. The peach chair was behr sample paint I had left over from the last workshop.

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Last weekend I brought all the chairs to the studio as Jeff, Jessica and I are working on giving the studio a little makeover.  I finally convinced Jessica to paint the brick wall white.

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There is still some work to be done, but I am pretty excited to see how it’s all coming along.  If you are ever in the Minneapolis area, and need a studio space we would love to have you.

And if your wanting to join us for a workshop we would love to meet and craft with you!!  New workshops dates have been announced here!!!

>>>>>>>>>>> Congrats to Kiah for winning the Maggie Holmes giveaway >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • May 14, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    Molly - love love love this. i love multi color chairs around a white table. i currently have red, blue, and yellow chairs around my big white dining table. it brings me so much joy!ReplyCancel

  • May 14, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    Kiah - OMG! Thanks so much Amanda! What a lovely surprise xxReplyCancel

  • May 15, 2014 - 5:54 am

    Ruth Tacoma - You sooooo need to come to Michigan!!! We are making a trip west, but it doesn’t coordinate with your class locations. Boo. Well, one of these days….

    Love the blog!ReplyCancel

  • May 16, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    Julia - cute! cute! cute! love that color scheme!ReplyCancel

  • May 18, 2014 - 11:48 pm

    Kim - Oh wow, such a pretty studio space! I would love to have a space like this in my city!ReplyCancel

bloggmaggie

First, I want to give you all a big hug and say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the sweet words and comments on my big announcement on Monday.   I am so honored to have the opportunity to be working with such a talented, creative and inspiring team.

I have been having so much fun crafting and playing with  Maggies super cute products. And today, I am excited to give you the chance to WIN a selection of style-board goodies. To enter leave a comment below.  The winner will be drawn at random and announced early next week!!!

And to double + triple your chances go say hello Maggie and to my team members Stephanie, Jessy, Kim who are also hosting a giveaway.

 

 

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:16 am

    ~amy~ - Thanks for the chance to win…can’t wait to be inspired by your projects!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:17 am

    Angela Ezzell - Congratulations!! I can’t wait to see what you create!!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:18 am

    kelly - what a beautiful giveaway :)ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:19 am

    Margaret Kaznowska - Congrats Amanda!
    Can’t wait to see what you create.ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:25 am

    Renee Johnson - Your projects are so inspiring! Can’t wait for more to come!!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:31 am

    Rhonda - Maggie’s stuff is soooooo cute!!! Congrats!!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:31 am

    Kari - The typewriter and records are so adorable! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:38 am

    Kristi - you are adorable, and make such amazing crafts- you are the perfect fit for Maggies team!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:42 am

    Jody Carr - Adorable giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:48 am

    Tiffany - The typewriter with the heart coming out, soo soo cute. Would be really sweet on a card/gift. I used to be a scrapbooker years ago and I kind of just fell off when I relocated and began raising a family. But I still take tons of pictures and even blog a bit. It will be exciting to see what designs you come up with, really looking forward to it. Keep up the great work!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:49 am

    danielle - Congratulations and thanks for the awesome giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:01 am

    Sandra - Congrats!!! What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win these lovely goodies.ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:02 am

    Miriam Prantner - Huge congratulations! What a thrill is must be! Thanks so much for the chance to win some goodies!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:15 am

    Kailash - Such beautiful and inspiring projects. Thanks for sharing all your pretty ideas!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:19 am

    charissa - congrats! awesome giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:21 am

    Анастасия / Anastacia - Amanda, i wish good luck in crafting with new design team! And waiting to see yorkie dogs in your projects!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:22 am

    Amy C. - Congrats on being part of the team! I love your projects and the vintage feel!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:31 am

    Haley - Great giveaway! I’m so excited for this collaborationReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:44 am

    jennifer - everything is so cute! congrats on the collab, everything you make is so charming!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:48 am

    Rebekka D. - This is wonderful news, Amanda! Congratulations on a new chapter of life and cheers to inspiring crafting.ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:52 am

    Alexis - YEAH! What an amazing opportunity for you! They are so lucky to have your creative talent and infectious excitement on their team!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:52 am

    Michelle D'Andrea - I can’t wait to see what you come up wth!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 11:06 am

    Catherine Aguilera - Congrats!!!
    Can’t wait to see you on Maggie’s blog.
    Hugs,
    CatherineReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Carla Hundley - Congrats! Welcome
    and will look
    forward to seeing
    your creations.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 11:15 am

    Kelly Massman - Congrats! Can’t wait to see what you have in store!!! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 11:28 am

    Julie Rouse - Congratulaions! I just discovered your blog via Under the Sycamore and I’m excited to see you are in the Twin Cities, too! You have such a great style. I hope to come to one of your Be Crafty workshops some day.ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 11:38 am

    Sarah - What pretty little things! Little things are the best!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 11:39 am

    Chelsea - I would love to play with some of Maggie’s goodies!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 11:51 am

    Denise Bryant - Congrats to you on your DT spot! Looking forward to seeing lots more of your beautiful creations!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 11:59 am

    Olivia L. - I am so excited for you! I’ve long been a silent admirer on IG, and absolutely adore your styling talents. I can’t wait to see what you create with Maggie’s products!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    Jenny D - Everything you do makes me happy!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 12:18 pm

    Melissa Martinez - You are such a lovely lady! You deserve to be apart of a team like this! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 12:33 pm

    Cathy Doerr - I loved all your beautiful gift packaging that Maggie showed on her blog. I am an instant fan.ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Pam - Super cute! I am so glad I found you via Ashley Ann Campbell!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 1:02 pm

    Christine - Thank you for a chance to win! Love your style!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    becky h. - Congratulations! Can’t wait to see your designs!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 2:26 pm

    Jossie - WoW! Congrtats! Qhat a dream to be able to work with all that lovely product! Enjoy friend! You deserve it!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 2:50 pm

    rachel - What an awesome giveaway! I’m so in need of these pretties! :)ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 3:09 pm

    Marcia Scantlin - Congratulations and can’t wait to see a layout of your camper.ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 3:15 pm

    Chelsea Schroeder - Can’t wait to get to know your work better! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    Molly - Love your style! excited to see your designs!!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    AnaCO. - Thanks for the giveaway! :)ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 4:22 pm

    nikki - Thanks for the giveaway & congratulations - looking forward to seeing your work!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 4:32 pm

    juliee - Can’t wait to see your projectsReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    Debbie - What a great giveaway. I hope I win. :)ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 6:16 pm

    Karen brown - Such beautiful loot! Congrats on your new endeavor! I am thoroughly inspired by your creativity!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 6:39 pm

    Jessicac - Just found you on IG, what a treat for me! Congrats on your new position!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 7:09 pm

    Ruth Tacoma - Congrats! And I want to see that vintage camper! BTW….Michigan is a great place to craft! ;)ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 7:15 pm

    Sandra C - Love this stuff!

    Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 7:26 pm

    Vanessa Ortiz - Simply love!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 7:26 pm

    Mistie Doren - Lovely Giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 7:51 pm

    Anna Lee - I’m so thrilled that you all are working together. Thank you for such a great giveaway! I can’t wait to see what you do with that Maggie Holms Ephemera.ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 8:07 pm

    kiah - I’m so happy for you Amanda! I’ve been following your blog for over a year now and its so exciting to see how far you’ve come and how many dreams you’ve chased! :)ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:22 pm

    Jessica - I love this collection!
    Thanks for the chance to win these goodies.
    xoReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:26 pm

    Heather L. - You are such an inspiration of craftiness - thanks for inspiring me to get my craft back on!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:26 pm

    Lynda - Congrats on being chosen for the MH team! Looking forward to seeing what you make with all the products!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:40 pm

    Patricia F. - Looking forward to your inspiration! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    Pam Sohan - Congrats on the Design Team ! Such fun collections to play with. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:51 pm

    Brittany - Your pictures draw me in every time! You have such an eye for color!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:56 pm

    Betsy Molina - Congratulations Amanda! You ate amazing :)ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:48 pm

    Maren Holzinger - Congratulations Amanda! I couldn’t be more excited for you and I can’t wait to see where this new endeavor takes your darling self! XOReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:50 pm

    deb pereira - I LOVE your creative work! So inspiring! Congrats on working with Maggie! Another of my favorite crafty people!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 10:57 pm

    Jessica Scott - Love your blog, so happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 11:04 pm

    Kolbi - When are you going to bring be crafty to utah? Your stuff is the best!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 11:24 pm

    Rhonda F - Love the paper products and congratulations on your exciting news!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 2:19 am

    gina - I am really looking forward to seeing the projects you create with Maggie’s pretty paper and goodies. You always come up with fun stuff!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 5:42 am

    Natalie - Awesome news, looking forward to seeing everything all you lovely girls share with us.ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 8:17 am

    A. Jones - Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you create.ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 11:55 am

    Jayme - What a fun giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 12:34 pm

    Wendy B. - Congratulations! Love your blog!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 12:54 pm

    elizabeth H - YAY!! look at all that loveliness!! You truly are such an inspiration Amanda! so thrilled that you have this opportunity!!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    Wendy Orme - Absolutely darling projects…congrats on being on the design team!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    becky j - Oh how sweet…thanks for the great giveaway…makes my fingers itchy to do something crafty!!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 3:03 pm

    Lachalle - I am so excited that you have had joined ?maggies team . You have been a inspiration to me for awhile now . I am curious to all the projects you will surprise and share with us .ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 5:57 pm

    Katherine - Cute giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 6:20 pm

    Ali - Love your stuff! Congrats.ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 9:38 pm

    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Everything in that collection is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 9:53 pm

    Tara - Congratulations! Awesome giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2014 - 7:23 am

    Kristin - Excited for you!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2014 - 7:25 am

    Jodi - So so adorable - makes my hands itch!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2014 - 7:25 am

    KarenB - Congratulations on your DT appointment. I just linked across from MH and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work :)ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2014 - 8:38 am

    evelynpy - congrats…love you blog especially about your DIY posts.ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2014 - 9:15 am

    Shelley - Yay for making on the design team! Love your inspirational creations!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2014 - 11:28 am

    eva scott - congrats to you!!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2014 - 11:42 am

    Karyn - Great giveaway and congrats!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2014 - 5:33 pm

    Alyce - Congratulations!! SO excited to meet you all!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2014 - 5:54 pm

    Stacie D - Love seeing your work! Congrats! Love Maggie’s collections!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2014 - 8:40 pm

    Kristine - Looks like a fantastic giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • May 11, 2014 - 7:34 am

    Pattij - Congratulations! How great this must be! Thanks so much for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • May 11, 2014 - 11:51 am

    Snazzy JJ - Love your style and your amazing color choices. I is going to be fun to see what you do with Maggie’s lines.ReplyCancel

  • May 11, 2014 - 9:24 pm

    Heather Thompson - Welcome!!! awesome talent!ReplyCancel

  • May 12, 2014 - 6:39 am

    Cristina - Congrats!! I can’t wait to see your new MH creations!ReplyCancel

  • May 12, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Poppysnest - Oooh what a lovely giveaway…count me in please! XxReplyCancel

  • May 12, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    Jordyn Lovett - Can’t wait to see what you create! I love your work!ReplyCancel

  • May 13, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    Lori! - Loving all of your fun designs… you’ll be a great addition to Maggie’s team! Your pinwheels for Leah’s gender reveal were beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • May 13, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    Lori ME - You’ll be a great addition to Maggie’s team! Your work is so fun and vibrant :]ReplyCancel

  • May 13, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    Tori Bissell - This is so incredible and exciting! You are a fantastic crafter and I’m excited for you to be on the DT for Maggie!ReplyCancel

  • May 13, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    Stephanie Eaken - What an awesome team!! Huge congrats!ReplyCancel

  • May 15, 2014 - 7:29 am

    A. Jones - Congrats! Love your work. Can’t wait to see what you create using Maggie’s products. I love and have every single one of her lines.ReplyCancel

  • May 15, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    iina - How fun that YOU are part of Maggie´s design team too, I love soo much everything you ladies do! You´re so creative! Thanks for a chance to win :)ReplyCancel

  • May 15, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    Leigh Penner - Oh, I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!
    I’m a new visitor to your blog, but I’m loving what I’m seeing! Great style!ReplyCancel

 

amandamag

Everyday we should be chasing our dreams. Big dreams, and small.

I am so honored to be included in the first issue of Chasing Dreams.  This free online magazine is full of beautiful photographs and inspiration. Go grab yourself a blanket and cuddle up, you just might be there awhile.

 

  • May 8, 2014 - 7:01 am

    ~amy~ - congrats!ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 1:36 pm

    amber - Anywhere I can see more from you is a good place. Congrats! I can’t wait to check it out. Maybe nap time today . . . <3ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    Amy W - I am so excited for you! I love your style and it inspires me daily!ReplyCancel

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I am so excited to finally announce, and feel so honored to have been asked to join the Maggie Holmes Design team.  You all  know how much I love pretty paper and am always inspired by the products Maggie Designs.

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I have joined three other AMAZING ladies Stephanie, Jessy, and Kim  who are extremely talented scrapbook artists, and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to work with them.

And the fun doesn’t stop here. All week, we will be having some fun giveaways. Today, head over and say hello to Maggie and have the chance to win a Crate Paper styleboard prize pack.

 

 

 

 

 

  • May 5, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    Danielle - Congrats!!! Looking forward to seeing your work!ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2014 - 4:31 pm

    Cathy Pascual - Congratulations Amanda! Can’t wait to see more of your gorgeous work!
    p.s. I am a new fan of your shop and this blog! Will definitely be back.ReplyCancel

  • May 5, 2014 - 11:34 pm

    katherine marie - sooooo fantastic!!!!! can’t wait to see your designs!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2014 - 1:20 am

    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Amanda, Congratulations! I am so happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • May 6, 2014 - 8:02 am

    creole wisdom - I’m so proud of you! You are so very talented. I’ve been a fan of Maggie Holmes for a long time- I started scrapbooking in 2003! Be sure to keep us all updated with this exciting adventure.ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 9:09 am

    Maggie Holmes Design Team - GIVEAWAY » Be Crafty - […] a big hug and say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the sweet words and comments on my big announcement on Monday.   I am so honored to have the opportunity to be working with such a talented, creative […]ReplyCancel

  • May 8, 2014 - 11:27 am

    Chelle Bruzas - This is so well deserved! Congratulations dearie, you are such and amazing artist ! xoReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2014 - 1:16 pm

    Judy Madden - Congratulations Amanda. The opportunities keep pouring into your lap. God is good to you.ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2014 - 5:58 pm

    Stacie D - Lucky girl! Enjoy it! Love Maggie’s style!!ReplyCancel

  • May 11, 2014 - 9:39 pm

    Heather Thompson - Welcome, Congrats on the DT.ReplyCancel

origramiblog

Yesterday was a good day.

I drank way to much diet coke, and had the best surprise waiting for me at the mailbox.

I recently ordered a set of  Origrami rangefinder prints a few weeks ago. I sometimes forget when I place orders and surprise myself when they show up in the mail box. The new rangefinder prints come in a fun metal tin. I am really crushing on yellow these days, so of course it was the color to choose. I also selected to have the back design come blank as I knew I wanted to turn the photos into cards.

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blogflowers1Since today is May Day, I thought this would be a fun way to spread a little May Day love, in paper form.

Using a stamp, I stamped phrases on the side of a paper doily. I used some vintage floral fabric I had recently removed from a old quilt and wrapped the photo cards.  Using white lace, I tied everything together.

blogflowersIf I can’t send real flowers, I can at least send printed ones. Happy May Day friends. I hope you find a way to brighten someone’s day today!!!!

 

  • May 1, 2014 - 10:32 am

    katherine marie - absolutely PERFECT!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 12, 2014 - 11:43 am

    Fatima - Oh, I love the doily!ReplyCancel