Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Featured Posts from MightyCrafty Mondays Rounds 20 and 21

Hello all...It's time to see what amazing projects you posted during MightyCrafty Mondays - Rounds 20 and 21. Thank you so much to everyone who participated. We had so many great projects these last 2 weeks. It's so fun to see everyone's new creations each week.

Our link party is still growing, so please share it with your friends and followers. I would so appreciate your help in getting the word out. You can always join up in the latest link party as well...

First up from Round 20, Shelly shared her adorable altered fall bird houses...


Next, Lauren shared her stylish and fun DIY wallpaper coasters...


In Round 21, Iuliana shared her super cute mini pod Thanksgiving wreath...


And finally, The Crafty Blog Stalker shared her amazing Christmas tree snow globe ornaments...


Thank you everyone for posting your projects. If you were featured, please feel free to grab the badge below and post it on your blog.

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Thank you all - and have a great week...

Sunday, November 25, 2012

MightyCrafty Mondays - Round 22

It's time for the 22nd round of MightyCrafty Mondays...

MightyCrafty Mondays Pin-Up Party at 
www.MightyCrafty.me

Here are the Pin-up Party rules:
  1. Share your crafty project in the linky list below. Anything goes! Recipes, home decor, scrapbooking, cards, knitting - anything you've made with your own 2 hands and want to share with us.
    • Link directly to your original post - not the homepage of your blog.
    • You *must* be the creator/owner of the project you're linking up.
    • Don't link up to a store or a giveaway.
    • Don't link up to a post that's just a collection of someone else's photos from Pinterest or Google. 
  2. Link back to this blog in your original post. Grab the link party graphic below. (I'd also love it if you'd leave me a comment here too...)
  3. Visit the projects in the linky list and pin them to your Pinterest boards. (You can also leave some comment love if you have time.)

MightyCrafty Mondays Pin-Up Party at www.MightyCrafty.me
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I'll be visiting / pinning / commenting on all the blogs who participate - and featuring the top views too. This is a fun way to share what we're working on and get lots of new ideas. I love to see all the creativity going on. Have fun and pin on!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Layouts to Share

Today, I'm sharing just a few layouts I've created this month. I've seriously been having a great time creating with my Kiwi Lane designer templates. They make it super easy to design a layout - I've been digging into my paper stash to use up papers I've had for YEARS. I've been "saving" them for who-knows-what-reason - and now, I finally have a design tool that lets me use them and showcase them.

So Happy Together - www.MightyCrafty.me
K&Co papers that I have LOVED and HOARDED since 2005. Wow. So glad to finally use these...

So Happy Together - www.MightyCrafty.me

So Happy Together - www.MightyCrafty.me

So Happy Together - www.MightyCrafty.me

Meeting Santa - www.MightyCrafty.me
The templates allow you to see through - so you can cut out those fancy glitter designs like these on those MME papers

Meeting Santa - www.MightyCrafty.me

Birthday Celebration - www.MightyCrafty.me
Sue Dreamer papers and embellies - seriously, I have had these since at least 2004...

Birthday Celebration - www.MightyCrafty.me

Birthday Celebration - www.MightyCrafty.me

Birthday Celebration - www.MightyCrafty.me

Birthday Celebration - www.MightyCrafty.me

Birthday Celebration - www.MightyCrafty.me

Enjoy - www.MightyCrafty.me
Using up a scrapbooking kit - love that I'm getting use out of these now...

Enjoy - www.MightyCrafty.me

Enjoy - www.MightyCrafty.me

I'm really using up my kits and paper stash - and finally scrapping photos that have been sitting around for a long time. Love...what scrapbooking projects have you been working on? Please share...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

MightyCrafty Mondays - Round 21

It's time for the 21st round of MightyCrafty Mondays...

MightyCrafty Mondays Pin-Up Party at 
www.MightyCrafty.me

Here are the Pin-up Party rules:
  1. Share your crafty project in the linky list below. Anything goes! Recipes, home decor, scrapbooking, cards, knitting - anything you've made with your own 2 hands and want to share with us.
    • Link directly to your original post - not the homepage of your blog.
    • You *must* be the creator/owner of the project you're linking up.
    • Don't link up to a store or a giveaway.
    • Don't link up to a post that's just a collection of someone else's photos from Pinterest or Google. 
  2. Link back to this blog in your original post. Grab the link party graphic below. (I'd also love it if you'd leave me a comment here too...)
  3. Visit the projects in the linky list and pin them to your Pinterest boards. (You can also leave some comment love if you have time.)

MightyCrafty Mondays Pin-Up Party at www.MightyCrafty.me
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I'll be visiting / pinning / commenting on all the blogs who participate - and featuring the top views too. This is a fun way to share what we're working on and get lots of new ideas. I love to see all the creativity going on. Have fun and pin on!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fall Mantel and Decor

Today, I wanted to share my fall mantel and a few other fall decor pieces.

Again, I'm still trying to get used to this different fireplace in this house - it's much more narrow than the one in our last house - but it's growing on me. I hung our mirror, which thankfully covers a lot of that crazy salmon paint color (still need to paint that). I do enjoy the overall look though...

Fall Mantel - www.MightyCrafty.me

Fall Mantel - www.MightyCrafty.me

Fall Mantel - www.MightyCrafty.me

Fall Mantel - www.MightyCrafty.me

I also put a few other fall decor items up around the house - like on the sofa table...

Fall Decor- www.MightyCrafty.me

Fall Decor- www.MightyCrafty.me

And in the foyer...

Fall Decor- www.MightyCrafty.me

Fall Decor- www.MightyCrafty.me

And the coffee table...

Fall Decor- www.MightyCrafty.me

I'm all ready for Thanksgiving at our house - and I'm actually making my very first pumpkin pie. Crazy that I've never made one before - but this is the year...

Please share your fall decor too - I'd love see what you've been up to.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fall Porch

Today, I want to share my porch, all decorated up for fall. It was a pretty easy switch from Halloween to plain ol' fall. I just love the colors and leaves and pretty stuff...no new projects for the porch - just a few new garage sale finds...but still pretty, if I do say so myself.

Fall Porch - www.MightyCrafty.me

Fall Porch - www.MightyCrafty.me

Fall Porch - www.MightyCrafty.me

Fall Porch - www.MightyCrafty.me

Fall Porch - www.MightyCrafty.me

What does your fall front porch look like? Please share...

Fox Hollow Cottage   

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Quilted Fall Runner

I'm so, so happy to finally finish this project. This is one of the UFOs (unfinished objects) that has been sitting in my to-finish pile for more than a year - two quilted fall runners.

Quilted Fall Runner - www.MightyCrafty.me

I started these lovely little runners last year - but ran out of time to get them done before Christmas was upon us. So I put them away for this year. And they're finally done...

Quilted Fall Runner - www.MightyCrafty.me

Finishing it wasn't without its challenges. I think that's the reason I quit on it last year (besides running out of time between holidays) - it was too small as just a plain set of quilted squares. This year, I solved the problem by adding on the dark polka-dot fabric edges to give it a better width and length. Much better...

But in doing projects like this, where I don't have a pattern (which is why I have problems in the first place), I ran into a super-dumb problem...

Quilted Fall Runner - www.MightyCrafty.me

Can you tell what the issue here is? It's that I sewed my little front-batting-back sandwich together incorrectly. Sigh. I never get that right the first time around. Luckily, I used a piece of brown fleece for the batting liner, so when I turned everything right-side out, the back was just a piece of brown fleece. So I left it. I'm impatient, remember? Tearing it apart to sew together correctly really didn't factor in for me.

It still turned out just fine, luckily. And I was able to correct the issue for the second runner. Both are pretty and cute and holding up my fall decor stuff.

And in sewing this project, I remembered how much I like to sew again. I'll have to do this more often...

Quilted Fall Runner - www.MightyCrafty.me

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Featured Projects from Rounds 18 and 19

Hello all! It's time to see what amazing projects you posted during MightyCrafty Mondays - Rounds 18 and 19. Thank you so much to everyone who participated. It's so fun to see everyone's new creations each week.

Our link party is still growing, so please share it with your friends and followers. I would so appreciate your help in getting the word out. You can always join up in the latest link party as well...

First up from Round 18, we have this amazing gift wrap made from wax paper - so creative...


Kristin shared her beautiful table transformations - love these furniture makeovers...


From Round 19, Jennifer shared her awesome teacher gift idea of Halloween simmering spices...sounds so yummy...


Finally, Gina shared a cute kids art project for a painted autumn tree...what a creative first-art project...



Thank you everyone for posting your projects. If you were featured, please feel free to grab the badge below and post it on your blog.

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Thank you all - and have a great week...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Give Thanks Plaque

This is a quick little project I made a few years ago, and I forgot how lovely it was and that I hadn't shared it before until I was putting up my fall decor this past week.

Give Thanks Plaque - www.MightyCrafty.me

This is a pretty quick project if you have an electronic cutter. I used my Silhouette to cut the vinyl design to fit my wood plaque. The wood is just a decorative piece from Hobby Lobby's unfinished wood section. Before putting the vinyl down, I brushed on brown paint, then quickly rubbed it offer with a rag. This paint technique gives it a worn look. Then, I sanded the edges just a bit. Finally, I applied the vinyl.

Give Thanks Plaque - www.MightyCrafty.me

A lovely, quick little project...

Give Thanks Plaque - www.MightyCrafty.me

These would make great gifts too.

More fall decor to come soon... :)

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