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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Craftsy's Biggest Sale of the Year!

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Hey friends! I just wanted to pop in and let you know that Craftsy is having their biggest sale of the season right now. ALL of their classes are 19.99, which is a BIG discount for most classes. I bought the watercolor class I took during this sale last year, and I definitely recommend giving one of their classes a try if you have been thinking about it.


You can read my review of that watercolor class right over HERE. (Spoiler alert - I liked it.)

There are all kinds of classes over at Craftsy - baking, sewing, knitting, crochet - I've even been contemplating a woodworking class for my husband (that might be kind of more like a gift to myself - ha!) Also I never knew that I wanted to learn woodturning until I saw this class. Anyway - go check it out! Happy learning!

Lantern Terrarium at Darice

This month the Darice blog team was given the challenge of making something out of one of their lanterns.


This is what I came up with. I really, really like the way they turned out! Come by the Darice blog to get my how-to!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last Minute Christmas Cash Giveaway


Well, it's the week before Christmas, and I'm guessing most of you wouldn't mind some extra cash to help you finish up your last minute shopping and prepping. I've teamed up with some blogger buddies to bring one luck winner just that!

And if you are wrapping up some last minute presents, save yourself a few bucks and skip the store-bought gift tags and go with my free printables instead:



Get the those tags RIGHT HERE.

And now let's do this giveaway! Here are all the details: Winner must be 18 years or older and reside within the United States. Money will be sent via Paypal, and the winner MUST have a paypal account (accounts are free, don't worry). Winner will have 24 hours to respond with paypal email address or a new winner will be chosen to give someone else time to receive funds before Christmas, so please check your emails on 12/22! Winner's entry WILL be verified!

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Makers No. 47

Hey there, friends! Welcome to the party! Before we jump into things, I just wanted to let you know that we will be taking a few weeks off of the party so we can all spend time celebrating the holidays with our families, but we will be back with your regular crafty party on January 13th!  

Follow Your Hosts

Corey @ TinySidekick
Alexis @ Persia Lou
Katie @ Upcycled Treasures
Ursula @ Homemade by Carmona
Amy @ Club Narwhal
Anu @ Nalle's House
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The Makers Collage 47
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Our featured blogger this week is Jamie from So Much Better with Age who shared her absolutely inspiring, and beautiful neutral Holiday Home Tour!
Holiday House Tour - So Much Better with Age
Jamie's decorating style is infused with french and vintage decor, and she loves incorporating neutrals throughout their home. You are going to LOVE her DIY projects, organization tips, and don't forget to follow along as they spruce up their not-so-rustic cabin.

Here is a sampling of what you will find when you visit her:
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Stay in touch with Jamie so you don't miss any of her other fabulous ideas!

Now onto the party features! There were so many inspiring posts linked up last week that it made it very difficult to narrow it down to just 5 favorites. Here they are in no particular order, and please remember to PIN from the original source :)

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If you are in need of some holiday gift tags this year be sure to head on over to Brepurposed where you can download these adorable gift tags for FREE! She even has some matching prints that you can download and frame.
FREE Printable Holiday Gift Tags - Brepurposed


Looking for some wintery cookie recipe ideas? These chocolate hazelnut crinkle cookies from Baking a Moment are sure to be a hit!
Chocolate Hazelnut Crinkle Cookies - Baking a Moment

Want to add a touch of Christmas to your home without breaking the bank? I love how festive these enamel inspired Christmas tree pots from Fynne's Designs turned out! Rustic Christmas Tree Pots

Aniko from Place of My Taste shared her updated living room, which is filled with beautiful touches and DIY decor. She created such a beautiful and personal space that is sure to inspire! Christmas Living Room Decor - Place of My Taste

Ann from My Nearest and Dearest recently updated her front porch and nearly everything you see was created, transformed or thrifted! I absolutely LOVE how she incorporated her father-in-law's red lantern and the wreath on her front door is wintery perfection! Plus you will want to check out her new Etsy shop where she sells her creations. Red White and Blue Christmas Front Porch


Don't forget to grab a button if you were featured!
Persia Lou
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Wanna be featured? Don’t forget to follow your hosts in some way and link back to the party on either your party page or post!
 
>Link up to 3 specific posts on your blog, not your blog’s homepage
(anything you’ve created, but no etsy shops or giveaways)
>Please link only posts that you haven’t shared here before
 
>Grab The Makers Link Party Button and link back somewhere on your blog
(must link back to be featured)
>Pin the Featured Bloggers winning post
>Visit some other links and let them know you stopped by
 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Blog Hop Crochet Along Yarn Giveaway from Lion Brand

Today we have the second giveaway of The Blog Hop Crochet Along!  Are you guys crocheting along with us? I've had some much fun seeing everyone's squares (and some finished afghans!) over in our facebook group.



One lucky winner will receive 10 balls of Lion Brand Wool Ease yarn! The giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age and older only (sorry international friends!) and runs through 12/20.

Good luck!

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