Personalized Appreciation Gift

Looking for a simple, inexpensive yet cute idea for teacher appreciation or a birthday party?  Check out these adorable post-it folders.

I picked them up super cheap at Pick Your Plum.  Never heard of them?  They have great daily deals, often crafty related items.  Check it out under my affiliation tab.  If you order through by blog, I can earn a small percentage and I’d REALLY appreciate it!

I simply cut the letters out with my Cricut and then used Mod Podge to adhere the letter to the front of the folder.

Isn’t the inside fun?  I wish I would have bought enough to keep one for myself, but we’re giving them out as 1 of the “thank you” gifts for coming to my daughter’s 8th birthday party.

I slipped this little note inside my Sweet Girls folder.  She’ll enjoy discovering it later.

Aren’t they simply adorable?This simple personalization can be done on just about anything, notebooks, clipboards etc.  I’m thinking teacher appreciation next year.  What teacher doesn’t need post-it notes?

Happy crafting!





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May Day Surprise

Did you remember that tomorrow is May Day?  It’s not a common thing to celebrate, but it is a traditional celebration of Spring.  Just for fun we are adding some May Day flowers to our neighbor’s front porches.

Aren’t they cute?

A little Spring pop of color on their front door should bring a smile to their faces.

I know I’d love to find something like that on my front door tomorrow!  Here are the free printable tags.

Download the tag in a PDF with 4 to a sheet. Have fun with this printable and remember to follow along for great ideas!





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Chick and Egg Art

I’m guest posting today at The Ribbon Retreat Blog.  Check it out!

But first…

Today I have a FABULOUS Easter craft that is as unique as it is cute.  Check out this lovely project.   Yup, those are real eggs I saved from the trash. The chick in the egg makes my heart smile every time I see it.  Isn’t he so cute?  Cheep, cheep..

This project is super easy to make.  Begin with your background paper, whatever color you’d like.  Using hot glue, apply the eggs.  I preferred the staggered pattern, but you might like them lined up straight.  It’s up to you!  If you ever wondered how chicks stay warm inside the egg, you’ll find out.  Those shells are AMAZING heat conductors so watch your fingers.

Now to make your own pom pom chick.  First get your favorite yellow yarn and any fork.  Wrap the yarn around the fork 70-90 times depending on how full you want your pom pom. 

Tie it tight between the tines of the fork.

Slip it off of the fork turn it over and tie it again really tight.

Almost done…  Now, cut each of the little loops using pointed scissors.

You are now left with a scraggly looking pom pom.  Simply trim it up to make it even.  I think of it as giving my little chick a hair cut.  Make a second pom pom and trim it  to make it smaller for the chick’s head.  I added little eyes using “puffy” paint and a tiny triangle beak using orange felt.

I finished off the project by adding cute polka dot ribbon around the edges and popping it into a frame without glass.  I hope you enjoyed my Chick and Egg art!


{BLOOM} Spring Wreath

Howdy all!  Well, I just couldn’t bring myself to make an Easter wreath since I could only keep it up for a couple of weeks, so I made this lovely Spring wreath!

Don’t you just LOVE the  simplicity and colors?  Okay, honestly, if you’ve been following for long you’ll know I’m a fan of simplicity especially when it comes to wreaths.First I chose some great scrapbook paper & chipboard Continue reading

Clover Art

Yup, you’ve seen kids handprints done into art about a million ways, so here’s number 1,000,001 :-).  I used both of my kids prints and their hands are different sizes.  I love using the “heart” type of overlapped hands to make each shamrock leaf.  Super cute, Continue reading

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