Saturday, January 12, 2019

Hobby Lobby Card Class-Love Bandit

❤️❤️❤️Hobby Lobby Card Class ❤️❤️❤️
I am teaching classes at my local Hobby Lobby in Layton Utah.
My next class will be held Saturday, January 26 @ 9:30 AM in the Layton Hobby Lobby classroom. 

If you live near Layton, Utah come join our January card class. We will be making everything you need for a Love Bandit Treasure Hunt for just $25. 

You can use this treasure hunt for your sweetheart, your kids, your grandchildren etc. This is the perfect way to cheer up your loved ones on a cold February night.❤️

email me @ to reserve your spot.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Lesson handout January week 1 - Your responsible for your learning

Okay,  this is SO last minute, but I thought I’d post anyway. 
I made this handout for my husband’s Sunday School class. 
I used the an FSJ  die for the little pouch. (e-mail me if you are interested), but you can just print and cut the tags and attach them to some Airheads packaged anyway you choose. 
Sorry so late!!!  ☺️ I’ll try to get the rest of the month out in the next couple of days. 
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Saturday, December 22, 2018

How To Make a Christmas Gnome-No sewing, cheap and easy!

GNOMES!!!  They are SO popular right now! They are flying off the sheles of every store.  Not a problem.  Head to the dollar store and you can make you own for about $3.00 and it's fast and easy as well!!!
Here is a Facebook live tutorial I did.  Join my sister Shannon Smith and me on our FB group on My Creative Sister.  We share so many fun things there.

Here is the pattern for the hat and the beard, but you can also just eyeball it because it doesn't have to be any certain way.  Just do what you like. You'll also find a printable for the tags.  They are different because the gnome stamp is copyrighted (I can order you one. Email me) so I drew and painted my own.

Merry Christmas

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Northern Lights Technique Card Background

I am so glad I learned this beautiful new inking technique.  
It's called Northern Lights
...and I think you can see why.  
Every time I tried the technique, no matter what colors I used, It came out gorgeous!
 I really hope you'll watch the Facebook Live video and then try this technique.
Merry Christmas!

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Friday, November 30, 2018

The Tree is UP!-2018 Christmas Decorations

When do you put your Christmas decorations up? I like to have the tree up by Thanksgiving Day.  I think it adds so much to the ambiance of the house.  It just makes everything so cozy.  

I barely got ours up by Thanksgiving this year and now I've finished all the decorations and I'm so excited that I get to enjoy it all month long.

This is the family room tree. It’s full of all of our ornaments we have collected over the years. Every ornament holds a memory. This year I only hung up about 1/3 of the ornaments. We are just getting too many.

This is our living room tree. This one is a fun one for me to decorate. I changed it up this year. In the past it was all stars, but this year I wanted to do something a little different.

My niece Sarah made me the most wonderful gift a couple of years ago. All the names of the savior on these beautiful handmade ornaments. I get so excited to put them on my tree every year.

Last year I got this amazing gift from Sarah. Isn’t she the best?! I love her so much!

I love this Greg Olsen picture. I got it at hobby lobby a few years ago.

I painted this picture last year. What a joy it was as I was flooded with childhood memories of sledding down the hills behind Primary Children’s Hospital in the avenues of Salt Lake City. My grandparents lived right across the street. We would sled down the snowy hills in the winter and roll down the grassy ones in the summer.

My 14 year old son set up the village this year. He did a great job.

And finally, this quote always puts a lump in my throat. I love it! I usually put this near a nativity.
I hope you enjoy the Christmas season.  It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

I have been playing around with the Triangle Treat Box Die and I've been having so much fun!

Thank you for joining me. Here is a list of the items used - if you are interested in purchasing any of these items comment or email me.

Stamp sets:
Thankful Friends
Gather Together
Flannel Life

Treat Box Die
Special Day Tags

Pumpkin Bread
Tangerine Fusion
Butter Cream

Pumpkin Bread
Cocoa Powder

Golden leaves
Dark roast silk
Cocoa Powder Gingham Ribbon

Journey Craft Glue
Journey Foam Squares
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

8 minute Sugar Free Applesauce Recipe

🍎 What do I consider the BEST apple?

🍏 The one that is the crunchiest!  They ALL TASTE GREAT, but if they are soft at all, I have no use for them. 

🍎But that is not true anymore. 

🍏Now I have a use for this apples that have been sitting in my kitchen for too long. I got the recipe HEREHERE


8 apples peeled and cored (any variety. Mix and match)

1 C water

1/2 T cinnamon 

1T lemon juice 

Add all ingredients to instant pot cooker. Cook on manual setting for 8 minutes. (This recipe works great in a crockpot as well.)

 Everyone in the house will ask you what you’re making. It smells AMAZING!!! 🍎 🍏 EditSeriously. That’s it. I did a quick release at the end and mashed it a little more with a potato masher, but that is totally unnecessary if you don’t mind a little chunky.

I did not steal these bottles, but I thought it looked great in the bottles and made me feel very domestic. It’s the perfect way to store this. 

You can serve it warm or cold. (I like warm) It will keep in the fridge for 7 to 10 days. 

If you left out the lemon and cinnamon and purΓ©ed it, it would be perfect baby food.

**FULL DISCLOSURE: I add a packet of sweetener to my serving when I eat it. 

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Dollar Store Trick or Treat Bowls


This project was so fast and easy (and cheap)!  

I got these cute bowls from Dollar Tree. Seriously, $1 each and look how cute they are. 

I used Cricut Design Space to cut these images out of adhesives vinyl. You can use whatever images and machine you want. You can even use dies. 

I think these are cute unstacked and filled with treats or stacked is so cute too. 

I think these would be cute stacked and filled and given away as a gift. These would be a great way to "Boi" your neighbor. 

Have fun making your holiday projects. This is the funnest time of year for us crafters!!!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Easy Banner (or Garland) Made From Paper Scraps

Sometimes I just want to throw out all of those little pieces of paper leftover from projects I've made (sometimes I do throw them away.). They really bother me. So when I find a great way to use them, it makes me very happy. This is a GREAT way to use up some of those scraps!!
To make this QUICK and EASY garland start by cutting your paper into circles.  I used this die set and chose to make my circles 2".
I used my left over Buffalo Check from my Baby Shower Banner I show you 3 ways to get this paper effect.
I also used red and Black scraps.  I loved using them up and streamlining my scrap stash!
I cut a piece of Natural Journey Twine the size of the finished garland. (Link for all tools used at the end of this post). Using Easy Glide Adhesive Runner I adhered the circle to the twine.

ITop it with another circle and you've got your first one done.  Easy as that! Just keep adding circles till you've got the size you want.  Don't forget to leave some extra room on each end for hanging. (these are really cute hung vertically as well.)
Watch this short video to see how quickly you can make this festive, easy garland.

Buffalo Check Stencil-
Rich Coral Cardstock-
Black Licorice True Fusion Ink Pad-
Black Licorice Cardstock-
Circle Around Die Set-
Journey Twine Natural-
Journey Platinum Die Cutting Machine-
Easy Glide Tape Runner-

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