DIY Photo Charm Necklace

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Hey friends!  Exciting things about around here but I have a great little DIY necklace to show you that’s an easy way to bring your special photos with you everywhere you go.  I have these sweet photo charms of my kiddos on a long chain, and it’s gotten so many compliments – best of all? […]

Embossed Brass DIY Charm Bracelets

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Please don’t think I’ve gone DIY charm bracelet crazy over here, since I’ve made a few different versions lately!  It’s my current love at the moment (and they’re crazy easy to make) so I have one last way to personalize your own charm bangles, and I also want to share some fun from earlier this […]

Gifts for Writers | Easy Die-Cut Typewriter Magnets

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If you’re a writer, or you know someone who is, then you’re probably always on the lookout for great gifts for writers!  November is National Novel Writing Month, and I help organize local events for Grand Rapids area writers.  Now that it’s October, we’re in full-on plotting mode to make sure this year’s event is […]

Coffee Lovers’ Resin Necklace Tutorial

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I have a good friend who’s a coffee lover just like I am, and I got obsessed with the idea of making her a coffee-themed necklace.  I love the coffee dies in the Sizzix Tim Holtz line (in fact, I made a coffee-lovers’ card earlier this year using this same die) and realized that die-cutting shrink plastic […]

I’ll Love You Forever Hand Stamped Washer Necklace

I'll Love You Forever Hand Stamped Washer Necklace at | A tutorial for hand-stamping your own washer necklace

Recently, my cousin talked to me about  a hand-stamped washer necklace she wanted (you know, one of those not-so-subtle hints for her family?) and together, we designed a piece that was really special to her using a quote from the book she read to her son ever since he was small.  It’s probably one that you […]

Making Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts…

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Oh my goodness, what a week.  I hope you guys are all having a great one, getting ready for Mother’s Day, making it through Teacher Appreciation, Cinco de Mayo, and heaven help you if you have sickies in the house too, like we do around here. :P Anyway – I did spend a little bit […]

Hand-Stamped Butterfly Journal

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Lately, I’ve really been looking at metal stamping as more than a way to make jewelry. It can also be a fun and beautiful way to personalize all kinds of items.  You may have seen last week’s music box locket project as an example of what I’ve been playing around with (okay, that WAS jewelry, but […]

I Love To Create Mystery Box Challenge: No-Sew Valentine Gift Pouch & Giveaway

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I had the opportunity this week to take part in a mystery box challenge sponsored by I Love To Create.  I didn’t know what supplies I’d be getting until I opened the box – and with them, I made this no-sew stenciled gift pouch for Valentine’s Day!  Perfect for stashing gifts for your sweetie, even […]