Teacher Appreciation Personalized Lockets

Personalized Teacher Appreciation Lockets | A Great End of the School Year Gift at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys! I know I’m behind for Teacher Appreciation week, but I looked at the calendar this week to discover that my daughter only has FIVE days left of preschool this year.  What?  How did that happen?  Haha.  Anyway, I want to put a little something together for her teachers before summer break, and thought […]

Making Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts…

Mixed Media Hand Stamped Mommy Necklace and Floral Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

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 […]

Floral Leather Hair Pins

Floral Leather Hair Pins at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys!  I’ve got another quick project for you if you love DIY leather accessories!  Make up these mixed media floral-themed hair pins as an instant-gratification project, using your Sizzix Big Shot to die-cut leather scraps and texturize metal accents.  Top it off with a crystal rivet for a hint of sparkle that’s great for […]

“Dad Rocks” Stamped & Riveted Leather Father’s Day Keychain

"Dad Rocks" Stamped & Riveted Leather Father's Day Keychain at www.happyhourprojects.com

Are you thinking ahead to what you’re going to make for the dad in your life for Father’s Day this year?  Handmade gifts are my favorite, but I’ve got to be honest – I draw a blank when it comes to gifts for guys, most of the time.  I’ve been doing a lot of mixed […]

Dragonfly-Themed Stamped Cuff Bracelet | Video Tutorial

10-Minute Dragonfly-Themed Stamped Cuff Bracelet | Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s 10-minute jewelry project is sponsored by ImpressArt. Happy Friday and happy May!  I don’t know where April went, but hey – we roll with it, right?  I’ve got some fun new products to show you from ImpressArt‘s new line, and it’s the perfect project for jewelry enthusiasts who haven’t made the leap into metal […]

Better Than a Card | Copper Tree Framed Art

Stamped and Framed Copper Tree Art at www.happyhourprojects.com | Better Than a Greeting Card

Happy Earth Day!  This is a special day to me, because it was Earth Day 8 years ago that I heard my (now) husband laugh while I was out with one of my girlfriends.  He has a laugh you can recognize instantly… distinctive and also kind of infectious, haha.  But one thing I can say […]

Etched Peacock Cuff Bracelet

Etched Peacock Cuff Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com | a 10-Minute Jewelry Project

Hey guys, I’ve got a project for you today that’s both fun and easy!  This etched cuff makes up in minutes with your Sizzix Big Shot (or any of the manual machines) and you can even add a hint of color with alcohol ink.  The possibilities are really endless as far as themes you can […]

DIY Spring Charm Lockets

Spring Stamped Charm Lockets at www.happyhourprojects.com

One of my favorite things to give when I make jewelry gifts are charm lockets.  People LOVE them because they’re so personal, and they’re a beautiful way of expressing yourself!  New charms can be added, they can be changed for the season or for the occasion, and I’m going to show you today how to add […]