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IBP: Crafting with Crayons

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This has to be one of my favorite episodes to date...and yes, I know I've said that before. But both my daughter and I had so much fun playing with crayons and being crafty. But most of all I enjoyed filming with Emma again and how the post production on this episode turned out. Our awesome camera man, Rick is amazing at making me look better in the end and the music he put over the sped up section of us blow drying the crayons still makes me giggle. So be sure to check out the CRAFTING WITH CRAYONS 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. 
Combine Crayon Shavings with Wax Paper to make this beautiful creation.  Melt your leftover crayons and melt them in a silicone tray to create shaped crayons.
 We love this canvas + crayon project...I'll have to try this sometime!!
Here's the PIN that inspired this episode. I'm so grateful for bloggers like Meg and appr…

IBP: Toilet Paper Rolls

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Today's episode will surprise you because I get crafty with something you typically toss in the trash - toilet paper rolls. From useful to home decor ideas I found some fun Pins from Pinterest to share with you today.  So be sure to check out the TOILET PAPER ROLLS 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. 


Home Decor Pins
Below are the PINS that I reference in today's episode.

Practical Pins


Below are the PINS that I reference in today's episode

Create a fun, inexpensive bird feeder with peanut butter and bird seed. Stop ripping your wrapping paper with tape, and create a snug holder with a toilet paper roll and tape. Be sure to join me next week me next week when I show you how to create some colorful art pieces using CRAYONS! This is one of my all time favorite episodes so don't miss it! 
Disclaimer: Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration but not a…

Pinterest Profile Pages New Look

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Last night the creators of Pinterest surprised us with a new look to our Pinterest Profile pages.
I love how clean it is and that you can have our profile front and center...or actually top and center. 
I would suggest quickly reading through a blog post a friend sent me from Katja in Sweden. She shares some quick tips on how to update your Pinterest Profile page.

IBP: Plastic Spoon Flowers

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Today's episode really was the inspiration and result of my daughter getting caught melting plastic spoons in her bedroom...the smell really caught my attention. I'm glad she tried it though because I was intrigued and had to try it out myself.  So be sure to check out the PLASTIC SPOON FLOWERS 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. 
It all started with a cute pin that compared a more expensive t-shirt from Anthropologie to one that was refashioned for a lot less. My issue with Anthropologie, besides the fact I won't spend $68 on a t-shirt is that they don't carry clothing in my size. So how awesome was this that I could take t-shirts that I bought  somewhere affordable and jazz them up to look trendy and cute.

Plastic Spoon Flowers
Here are the PINS that I reference in today's episode. They were a great resource in learning the process and I hope I cov…

IBP: T-Shirt Refashions

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I have a confession, I have postponed doing this episode for a while now. In fact, I was still making the darn examples late the night before I filmed. Funny thing though, I really like how it all turned out. I was able to show some of the yummy PINS on Pinterest and still show you a couple of very easy techniques. So be sure to check out the T-SHIRT REFASHIONSepisode 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. 
It all started with a cute pin that compared a more expensive t-shirt from Anthropologie to one that was refashioned for a lot less. My issue with Anthropologie, besides the fact I won't spend $68 on a t-shirt is that they don't carry clothing in my size. So how awesome was this that I could take t-shirts that I bought  somewhere affordable and jazz them up to look trendy and cute.


Flower Ruffled Collar This was the technique that I use to embellish the t-shirt I was we…

Rainbow Sugar Cookies

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I wanted to share another "Inspired by Pinterest" find that I actually recreated! These fun looking rainbow sugar cookies caught my eye one day and I "had" to make them. So I picked up some fun gel food coloring colors (did you know they have aqua?) and sat down yesterday and made up my first batch.

But first here's the picture I pinned on Pinterest....yummy right?
And here's how mine ended up looking...

I opted to omit the sprinkles, but don't they look awesome. They taste great too!!

But I also thought I'd share what I learned because the original source blog "told" me how to make them, but since I'm such a visual person I needed step-by-step "pictures." So I took some along the way and thought I'd share what I learn when making these.

Step 1: Make sugar cookie dough. I used a great recipe from my friend Amy (I'll add it to the end of the post).

Step 2: I split up the cookies and mixed up each color in a separate bowl..…