Saturday, November 30, 2013

Pop Up Fun With Paper Cleaver

There's just something special about receiving a handmade card in your mailbox.
Paper Cleaver will definitely make that moment super fun.

Yoga, Blank Card, Paper Cleaver
Their handmade cards feature little pop-up details that you can't deny are fun and inspiring.
Santa joins the fun as well. He knows its important to exercise, especially with all the cookies he eats :)

Santa Yoga, Blank Christmas Card, Paper Cleaver
If you enjoy a simpler type, there are plenty to choose from here.

Dachshund, Blank Card, Paper Cleaver
Kraft + Color = Super Fun!

Chevron, Blank Card, Paper Cleaver
Paper Cleaver is collaborating with The Sunshinebean Cat.
From now until Christmas, the Sunshinebean Cat will match every $1 spent at Paper Cleaver.
They will donate $1 to the Kids With Cancer Foundation Australia, up to $500.
Also, 10% of proceeds from card sales will go to this splendid charity.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Carve It, Ink It, Print It with Allyn Paperworks

My blog has moved - You are welcome and encouraged to join me.
Then you can Carve It, Ink It, Print It with Allyn Paperworks.

P.S. For my crafty followers, a new challenge will begin on December 1st.
Share your handmade arts & crafts with a chance to win a prize.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

7 Reasons To Adopt This Thanksgiving

I have moved my blog - I welcome and encourage you to join me.

And that is where you will find 7 reasons to adopt this Thanksgiving.

P.S. For all of my crafty followers, a challenge will start on December 1st.
Share your handmade arts & crafts with a chance to win a prize.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

4 Reasons You Should Join This Christmas Throwdown

Do you make your own Christmas cards? Then this is for you!

Theme Challenge entry by Kylie
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown offers a new card challenge every week.

1. They will inspire you to create a card every week with different challenges.
You'll discover sketches, color schemes, theme or recipes and embellishment or techniques.

Color Challenge entry by Judy V
2. If you follow along, you won't wait until the last minute. Less stress - just what we all need.

Sketch Challenge by Deborah, Design Team Member
3. You'll also have unique, personalized Christmas cards for your family and friends.
Not everyone will be the same because the theme is different.

Technique Challenge by Ruth, Design Team Member
4. Sharing your card = possible prize. Who doesn't like winning a free gift?

Recipe Challenge entry by Regan

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Reuse Or Repurpose: Ideas For Vintage Luggage

Discover clever ways to use vintage luggage.
(Spoiler Alert: I quite enjoyed the medicine cabinet.)

Instead of baskets, boxes or the closet, store your things in vintage luggage.
You can also stack them to use as a unique night stand. See more of this home that did just that!

With vintage luggage, you can have unique and very interesting shelves.
You can create your own with these step-by-step instructions.

One your vintage luggage is no longer pretty, breath new life into it by planting a herb garden in it.

Easily turn vintage luggage into chalkboards, so can always share messages with flair.

And, now, just for your vintage luggage loving viewing pleasure . . .

Gray Tweed Vintage Suitcases, Passed By

Care Bears Suitcase, 1986, Silver Lining Toys
Ha ha ha! I love this simply because I grew up with the Care Bears.
Also, vintage can be fun. It doesn't always have to so adult and sophisticated.

Antique Makeup Suitcase, circa 1940s, Uncommon Recycables

Plaited Bamboo Vintage Suitcase, circa 1940s, Dreem Co.

Wasn't that a fantastic journey? Vintage luggage is perfect for traveling, but it also works well for so many other things. Have you ever made anything with a piece?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

10 Ways To Show How Deer We Are To Each Other

We are so deer to each other and always will be.

1. Paying for the other person's coffee when cash is short.

2. Spending time together.

3. Supporting each other's endeavors.

4. Crafting together.
Deer Hat Crochet Pattern, Simply2Irrestible

5. Enjoying sweets with no guilt.
Antler Cupcake Toppers, Through Thick And Thin

6. Outdoor adventures.
Twin Fauns Photo, Steider Studios

7. Sharing funny stuff with each other on Facebook.
Deer iPad Sleeve, Bagz Girl Designs

8. Sending cards for special occasions or no reason at all.
Deer Letterpress Card, Letterary Press

9. Pillow fights. We're never too old to have one :)
Deer Pillow, Smiling Cloud

10. Just being there. Just in case.
Deer Coaster Holder, Stone Gifts

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Rubber Boots & Pigs (Shop News)

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."
- Willie Nelson


This month, $1 from all non-sale items will be donated to Pigs Peace Sanctuary, providing a home for abused & neglected pigs and other animals. 


Imperfect Beauties are 55% OFF and every order receives a free bundle of handmade tags.

{New Shop Items}

For ideas on how to use clothes pins, follow Pin& Tack on Pinterest.


"Like" Pin & Tack's FB page - Once it reaches 100 likes, a giveaway will commence.
Discover DIY crafts, tips for UPcycling, handmade shops and more! It's not just about the shop :)

Friday, November 8, 2013

5 Reasons Why I Need To Exercise

I am addicted to sweets. I will pretty much eat anything with sugar.
If I wasn't vegan, I'd probably be like 300 pounds!
Ha ha ha . . Really, seriously, absolutely no self control.

This vegan, gluten-free, & organic fudge is handmade in Queens, USA. Shown is a gift pack of four yummy flavors: Cocoa, Coconut Milk, Confectioner's Sugar & Vegan Chocolate. Each bar is a whopping 6 ounces. 

While they do not ship their cupcakes, I could't resist sharing these. OMG! S'mores in cupcake form. They come in packs of a dozen. I am SO envious of those that live in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. If you try, please give me the details, so I can live vicariously through you :)

Delicious is what comes to mind when I look at every baked good they offer. I want to try them all! These are called "5 Minutes To Midnight" Cookies. But they would mostly be devoured in 10 seconds flat once I received them. Enjoy a dozen.

This bakery offers yummy sweets along with very cool, edible decorations to top your own baked goods. (Just in time for Christmas, they offer Rudolf and Snowman faces.) However, I find that there is nothing like having cream in between two cookies. These are Oatmeal Butterscotch Cream Pies and you get 6 to gobble up.

Have you had Mochi before? It's a tasty Japanese rice cake, usually sold in small pieces. This is Chocolate Truffle Mochi. You get a  full pound. Oh, yeah!

So, now, you know why I need to workout. Vegan desserts are just as good as those with animal ingredients. Never think you will miss out if you decide to be vegan because there is always tasty goodness out there. You just have to find it. And it's worth it, oh, so deliciously worth it. 

By the way, what sweets do you like? Do you make your own or buy them?