Showing posts from February, 2012

Doodlebug's Leap Year Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog! I'm happy to be part of the Leap Year Blog Hop for Doodlebug. Before hopping away, let me share a quick project with you. 

Cinnamon Bear Popcorn Tags
I love Pinterest and the food pins are my favorites. I challenge myself all the time to actually make something I found on Pinterest, but then again, it's part of my Inspired by Pinterest show on My Craft Channel. 

Anyway, I found one recently that I've been looking forward to trying out. So I made up a batch of the funnest treat ever called Cinnamon Bear Popcorn. Here's a picture of the pin from Pinterest. It made a big enough batch to split into gift bags and I so created the fun 3" Circle tags shown above to go on each of the bags. I have some neighbors that are going to get a "sweet" surprise later today!

This yummy recipe can be found on Jamie Cooks it Up Blog...warning it's so sweet and you won't be able to stop eating it. 

Now let's get hopping!! FIVE lucky winners will rec…

Michael's Craft Masters Reality Craft Show

The original credit for this post goes out to my crafty friend Kari from She has an amazing site that has all things crafty that is worth a visit if you haven't been there before. 
Now most of you know that I am a huge reality tv fan and I love crafts, so how fun is this...crafts + reality tv called...
MICHAELS LAUNCHES “CRAFT MASTERS” REALITY SHOW Web-based craft competition kicks off just in time for National Craft Month (IRVING, Texas) With glue guns a-blazing, top crafters will face off to see who is selected as the first “Craft Master” in a new weekly craft competition Web series, “Craft Masters,” created by Michaels, North America’s largest arts and crafts specialty retailer. The series begins airing Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. CST at Each week, three crafters compete to win a $500 Michaels gift card. The fun begins when contestants are each given a basket of mystery supplies, and the clock starts ticking as the crafters quickly plan…

Funny Reference about Pinterest

You all know I have a thing for Pinterest and when I heard the girls from Our Best Bites Blogspeak and a local conference, Time Out for Women this past month, I loved that they talked about what Pinterest has done to women today. It is cute and still makes me giggle!
However, I don't believe that Pinterest makes me feel "under-average"? Maybe like I should decorate my house cuter, but not any less then me. Watch this and tell me if you feel "under-average" when you are on Pinterest??

By the way, if you haven't check out Our Best Bites sure to when you're NOT hungry!

IBP: Candlesticks & Cake Stands

If you love color and love DIYing your own projects with items you've thrifted then you will love this episode. Join Lori Allred as she shares how fun and simple it can be to create your own colorful party cake stands and more. Items that would cost you over $45 retail can be made for as little as $4-7 each.Check out the CAKE STANDSepisode on My Craft Channel.

Here's the links to the blogs referenced in this episode:
Includes notes and tips on what worked and didn't work for me. 

Remember the best glue for this project is going to be E-6000. And don't  forget to use it in a well ventilated's stinky glue!
To check out more fun ideas for Cake Stands, visit my BOARD on Pinterested calledIBP: Candlesticks & Cake Stands.
Be sure to join me next week when Mason and Brooke join me again to help create some fun kid crafts with SOAP! 
Disclaimer: Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration but not all pins lead to blogs. I tr

IBP: Photo Props & Photo Booth Ideas

I am so excited to share today's episode with you. It's my first one where I invited a couple of friends, Brooke & Mason joined me...they even stuck around to film a second episode that will air in a couple of weeks. They did great for their first time...a little nervous, but who wouldn't be? The best part of this episode are the pictures the kids' mom shot of us all posing with our photo props (scroll down).  Check out the PHOTO PROP episode on My Craft Channel.

Here's the links to the blogs referenced in this episode:
Includes notes and tips on what worked and didn't work for me. 
Idea #1 - Colorful Frames: I originally found this reference on a blog called Giverslog, but it originated from Catherine Clay Photography. Idea #2 - Props on Sticks: I love how simple and inexpensive creating your own props on a stick can be for any special event. Try making some with your kids and letting them creating their own fun!! Here's some of my favorite pins: 
Idea #4 -…

IBP: Photo Transfer - 4 Techniques

Like I mentioned last week, this episode is one of my all time favorites. I set out to learn how to do the amazing photo transfers I see all over Pinterest and before I knew it I had tried out four different transfer techniques...some I would do again and others I think I'll skip. Check out the Photo Transfer episode on My Craft Channel.

Here's the links to the blogs referenced in this episode:
Includes notes and tips on what worked and didn't work for me. 
Technique #1 - Tissue Paper Transfers: I loved this technique and after mastering how to feed the tissue paper taped to card stock through my very temperamental printer I could see so many ideas to do with this simpler transfer technique. Only limitation is you can only do a print as large as you can run through your printer, but it does work on an inkjet printer just fine.
Supplies Needed: Canvas or surface you'd like to place image; Mod Podge; Foam Brush; Tissue Paper (I used the same supply I stuff in gift bags); Sco…

You Can Tell I'm a Crafter Because....

My husband pointed out the other day that we must have crafty people living at our house because of the boxes of crafty supplies, half painted projects and bags of supplies stashed here and there. It made me stop and start looking at my surroundings today and and thought "You can Tell I'm a Crafter Because...."
#1 - I have acrylic paint staining the  counter and kitchen sink. 
#2 - I save egg cartons and cans for some  future craft project to do with my cub scouts.
#3 - I save plastic containers and toilet paper rolls for  possible show ideas for my Inspired by Pinterest show. So I'm curious...
          look around your home and see if you can tell if you're a crafter!

Feel free to share what you find here by leaving a comment.

Story at Home Conference - March 9 & 10 - Salt Lake

No matter how you tell your stories – through your family history, at your child’s bedside, on your blog, or from a stage – your stories matter. Join us for a conference that will change the way you see your stories and the world, and help you connect in new ways with those you cherish most.

Workshops and performances by award-winning storytellers, performers and speakers, will help you explore ways to use the power of story in your home. You’ll be able to record your own story, start on some research to learn more about your family’s history, get started on a blog and learn how to tell your story through social media.
Story @ Home 2012 Conference  March 9 & 10 - Salt Lake City, UT

They have a great lineup of PRESENTERS!
The CLASSES they're offering looks amazing!  Some that caught my eye included "Blog Your Passion-Grow Your Blog," and "Social Media Strengthens Family History" and "Blogging your Faith." 
If you don't live in Utah or cannot make it …

IBP: Jewelry Displays

You are going to love today's episode where I show off some beautiful ideas for Jewelry Displays. I even show you how quick and easy it is to create your own Jewelry Display. Check out the episode on My Craft Channel.

Here's the links to the blogs referenced in the episode:

Bonus Idea: I found this other pin that is similar to the one above, but this post had more creative Jewelry display ideas.

To check out more amazing Jewelry Displays, visit my BOARD on Pinterested called IBP: Jewelry Displays.  
Be sure to join me next week when I featured one of my most favorite shows to date!!! 

Disclaimer: Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration but not all pins lead to blogs. I tried to only pick those ideas that I could find the original creator and give credit to. Please take a moment and check out these great blogs because without them I wouldn't have content to talk about on the new My Craft Channel show Inspired by Pinterest.  If you've never been to Pinterest and would …