Wednesday, December 18, 2013

INKLING: Lifestyle Crafts Wood Labels {& A Giveaway}

Lifestyle Crafts Wood Labels via homework | www.carolynshomework.comDie Cut, Letterpress, Emboss… oh my! I’m super excited to share this with you. I’m on the Lifestyle Crafts Home and Organization Studio Design Team. I have a giant love of paper and paper crafting and have been wanting to challenge myself by making more detailed and intricate paper projects.

I’ll be slowly learning how to use the Lifestyle Crafts tools and I can’t wait to share all my projects with you. I hope you’ll enjoy learning how to die cut, letterpress and emboss with me. Look for projects specific to Lifestyle Crafts and We R Memory Keepers once or twice a month.

I also have a fun giveaway to celebrate this new venture. Details are at the bottom of the post.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Inspiration Board: creative party [133]

Welcome to The Inspiration Board Creative Party! We're getting down to the wire everyone. We have about a week left to finish last minute Christmas prep. And even if those things don't get done, I'm going to remember this famous line from one of my absolute favorite authors.
"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more? -  Theodor Seuss Geisel
Now on to the creative party. I can't wait to see what you're going to share.

Monday, December 16, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Animal Snow Globe

Animal Snow Globe via homework | www.carolynshomework.comThere have been a couple of trends that I love in the crafty world – snow globes made from jars and painted plastic animals. I decided to combine the two into a holiday stacked animal snow globe.

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Inspiration Board: creative party spotlight ~132~

Happy Friday the 13th friends. I’m not superstitious so I’m just going to ignore the fact that it’s Friday the 13th. In fact, I don’t even know why I’m talking about. How about just, Happy Friday Friends! That’s better.

Thank you to everyone who came by and left a comment, visited or shared a project this week. Seriously, the Inspiration Board was breathtaking. I’m blown away by your talent and creativity. And I have to say, I’m very jealous of all the beautiful holiday d├ęcor. I’m still not quite there but I’m determined to make this house merry and bright. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by this week, here is what I shared.

Now on to the projects featured this week.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

ETCETERAS: Foam for the Holidays {vintage sewing board}

Foam for the Holidays - vintage sewing board via homework |
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ETCETERAS: Happy Starts Here

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ETCETERAS: Christmas Shadow Box

Christmas Shadow Box via homework | carolynshomework.comShadow boxes are fun and the sky is the limit when deciding what to fill the little cubbies with. I think this little box will be constantly changing but for now I’m enjoying a few silver and white Christmas trinkets.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Inspiration Board: creative party [132]

holiday house place cards via homeworkFrom my archives – holiday house place cards

Happy Tuesday everyone! Time for the Inspiration Board Creative Party. I'm so excited to see what you've been up to. I have to confess, I'm still way behind on all things "holiday" and it doesn't look like I'm going to get ahead of the curve this year. Well, it will be a mad dash to the finish…

If you're new here, every Tuesday I host The Inspiration Board Creative Party where you can share your creativity and inspire others. On Friday, I feature projects from the link ups and I'd love to feature you. Whether this is your first visit or you've been stopping by for years, I so appreciate it.

Now on to the creative party. I can't wait to see what you're going to share.

Monday, December 9, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Easy Glitter Tape Place Cards

Easy Glitter Tape Place Cards via homework | carolynshomework.comNothing dresses up a table like pretty place cards. It makes everyone feel special to have their name marking their reserved spot at the table. These glitter tape place cards are super quick and easy to make and will add a touch of glitter and elegance to my holiday table.