Category: Arts & Crafts

Cow Appreciation Day Ideas

Did you know this year Cow Appreciation Day is Tuesday, July 11th? You may not even know what I am talking about and that is okay! It is one glorious day of the year where you can get a FREE Chick-fil-a Meal! All you have to do is dress up like a cow. That may sound a little crazy but it is actually super easy!

We did this a few years ago. At that point we had a couple of foam cow masks laying around the house. It is crazy the things you end up with when there are children living in your home!

dress like a cow

To add to the masks, I took a white shirt that we had and drew cow markings on it with a sharpie marker. (more…)

No Worries – Scrapbooking Made Easy!

Little Dreamer – Scrapbooking Made Easy!

scrapbooklayoutAs I mentioned last month, I have challenged myself to scrapbook every month. My goal is to complete three double page layouts using the Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kits by Close to My Heart. I could not meet this challenge without the help of these kits. They keep me focused on what I am working on and give me a starting point. Once I choose a kit, I decide what kind of pictures I want to use. Since I have several years of pictures to do this has not been a problem. (more…)

Some Kinda Wonderful – Scrapbooking Made Easy!

scrapbooking layoutsLast month I participated in a blog hop where I tried using one of the Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kits from Close to My Heart. I enjoyed that so much that I challenged myself to try another one and share it with you this month. I chose the Some Kinda Wonderful line this time. This is the last month this kit will be available. There is a whole new line coming out in May and I am super excited about those too! (more…)

Rainbow Button Frames

I follow a lot of crafters on Instagram and really enjoy one in particular called “Get Creative With”. Each week is a new challenge to get creative. Last week’s challenge was Get Creative With Buttons. I don’t always participate, but I thought this one would be particularly fun. (more…)

Dreamin Big Blog Hop – Scrapbooking Made Easy!

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Dreamin Big Blog Hop! If you came from Danielle Tague DeNise’s blogΒ you are in the right spot! If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blogΒ to find the complete list of blog hop participants. After you check out my post please hop on over to jd designs for more inspiration!

Scrapbooking has always been one of my favorite hobbies but I just can’t seem to find the time! I probably have 10 years worth of photos that need a home. I have considered just slipping them all into albums and calling it a day. (more…)

Tape Painting Name Art

Last week I was in Michaels getting the supplies for this project. We enjoyed the rock painting so much, I though it would be fun to do a painting project outside again this weekend. For the past couple of weeks we have had beautiful spring days and I was itching to get outside and enjoy it. Well, the weekend was not as warm and beautiful. I did not let it ruin our plans though. We just had to improvise and set up at the kitchen table. We laid out newspaper over the table and painted away! This project is so much fun and makes a great decoration for a playroom or child’s bedroom. (more…)

Make TWO Easter Baskets for $25!

easter baskets1I went into our Dollar Tree store last week and they had a huge display of Easter goodies! I wanted to do an experiment to see what kind of Easter baskets I could make while just using those $1.00 items. I’m sure you can find lots of great low price items at other stores, but I thought I would try to do everything in one store. (more…)