Here Comes Peter Cottontail

In addition to the celebrating the spiritual side of Easter Sunday, our family always has so much fun celebrating the joy of Easter with beloved traditions. Even though our girls are grown, they still love getting Easter baskets filled with dyed eggs, candy, chocolate Easter bunnies (with the ears bitten off of course! Haha!) and little gifts. We leave a plate of carrots out for the Easter Bunny and he always leaves the girls a note for them to read the next morning. I found this darling Bunny Box (Design #57771) from Snapdragon Snippets in the Silhouette Online Store and thought it Continue Reading →

Silhouette Challenge Spring Themed Crafts

My Silhouette Challenge friends are sharing spring themed projects on their blogs, you’ll be inspired by these fabulously talented crafters!!! 1. Dream a Little Bigger // 2. So Much Better With Age // 3. Adventures in All Things Food // 4. Creative Carnival // 5. The Kim Six Fix // 6. feto soap // 7. One Dog Woof // 8. The Experimental Home // 9. From Wine to Whine // 10. Architecture of a Mom // 11. Grey Luster Girl // 12. Minted Strawberry // 13. Designed Decor // 14. Tried & True // 15. Silhouette School // 16. Bringing Continue Reading →

My secret is out!!!

If you follow my blog you’ll remember that a few days ago I said, “I’m about to BURST keeping this secret!!!” Well it’s official and I can now share my news with you!!! I’m sooooooooo EXCITED and honored to be a new member of the Snapdragon Snippets Design Team!!! Over the years I have enjoyed doing many fine arts and crafts, such as watercolor & oil paintings, stained glass windows, silversmithing, jewelry design, beaded jewelry, photography, textile & fiber arts, pottery (I was terrible at pottery), calligraphy and card making with Stampin’ Up! This past Christmas Santa (a/k/a my generous Continue Reading →

Have you entered to WIN the Silhouette Portrait yet?

Honeycomb-tray-upcycle, Grey Luster Girl

Have you entered to win the Silhouette Portrait yet? What are you waiting for?!?!?!  It’s amazing and it’s FREE TO ENTER!!! Maybe you’re just not sure what you would do with an e-cutter. Well, let me share projects from my partners in crafting to inspire you. Many of these projects are from Silhouette owners who are Silhouette newbies like me!  You need to read the oh-so-funny story from Trisha at  Black and White Obsession about these flags to mark your dog’s territory. Use the tutorial from Britni at Play. Party. Pin. to make a darling Baby Mozart dragon hand puppet for that precious Continue Reading →

Silhouette Portrait Electronic Cutter Giveaway!

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway at www.peaceloveandjoyce.com

I’m so excited. A group of my fellow “craftaholics” have joined with me to give away a Silhouette Portrait electronic cutting machine! Haven’t you heard of this amazing machine???  Well, let me tell you, it is MAGICAL!!!  I heard about electronic cutting machines from other crafters. After researching them for quite awhile, I knew that I really, really wanted one.  I was sooooooo happy when Santa, a/k/a my really generous husband Johnny, gave me one for Christmas! My Silhouette e-cutter has opened up a whole new world of  creative possibilities! Check out my first Silhouette projects.  I’d LOVE to be your Continue Reading →

Featured Product: Spiral Flower Originals Die from Stampin’ Up!

Spiral Flower Originals Die Item #129379 / Price: 17.95

I recently shared with you My #1 MUST HAVE item from the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Occasion Catalog. Today I’d like to tell you more about the Spiral Flowers Originals Die, which came in a close second on my list. (See Page 15 in the 2014 Occasions Catalog.) Handmade paper flowers are beautiful, but cutting them by hand is time-consuming, especially if you’re making a bouquet. With the Spiral Flower Originals Die and your Big Shot die-cutting machine, you can quickly cut a whole bouquet of flowers.  Let’s watch this video from Stampin’ Up! to learn more: Here are some additional tips to help Continue Reading →

Feed Your Paper Pumpkin Passion with Past Kits from Stampin’ Up!

Paper Pumpkin - Feed Your Passion with Past Kits from Stampin' Up!

Active Paper Pumpkin subscribers can purchase a selection of past Paper Pumpkin Kits and Paper Pumpkin Refill Kits while supplies last. The Fine Print This special offer is available to any active Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Former Paper Pumpkin subscribers are not eligible unless they resubscribe.Kits and refill kits will count toward Sale-A-Bration rewards (through March 31) and hostess benefits for all subscribers, including demonstrator subscribers. An active or current subscriber is someone who is receiving one or more Paper Pumpkin Kits on a monthly basis. If a subscriber decides to skip a month, they are still considered an active subscriber. Active Continue Reading →

Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! / Punches, Designer Paper & More!

Etcetera Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up, Item #130129

WEEKLY DEALS from Stampin’ Up! Prices Valid Tuesday, February 18th through midnight Monday, February 24, 2014 Explore your creativity with all these great products from Stampin’ Up! Get them while they are on sale by clicking on the image or the “Shop Online with Me” button in the sidebar. 3/16 INCH CORNER PUNCH  Original Price: $6.95 Sale Price: $5.21 A ROYAL DAY ENSEMBLE – DIGITAL DOWNLOAD  Original Price: $14.95 Sale Price: $8.97 ETCETERA DESIGNER SERIES PAPER Original Price: $10.95 Sale Price: $8.21 GOLD & SILVER STAMPIN’ GLITTER  Original Price: $7.95 Sale Price: $5.96 IN COLOR DAHLIAS  Original Price: $7.95 Sale Price: $5.96 LABEL INSERT POP’ N CUTS DIE  Original Price: $21.95 Sale Price: $16.46   SILVER Continue Reading →

New Digital Downloads from Stampin’ Up! for Baby, Spring & More!

Blossoms Abound Digital Download from Stampin' Up! Item 137122G

New Digital Downloads from Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! is committed to bringing you fresh, exciting digital content each and every week. Check out the latest downloads below. Click on the download title to see it in the store, or click on the “Shop Online with Me” button in the sidebar. Blossoms Abound Kit (item 137122) (NA, EU, SP) Glimmer Kit (item 137342) (NA, EU, SP) Dream Of A Mother Greeting Card Template (item 137124) (NA, EU, SP) Peachy Keen Stamp Brush Set (item 137111) (NA, EU, SP) On Film Kit (item 137112) (NA, EU, SP) Nursery Framables (item 137113) (NA, EU, SP) Sweetest Dreams Framables (item 137114) (NA, EU, SP) Hip Notes Stamp Brush Continue Reading →

Burlap and Blooms Wreath from Stampin’ Up!

Burlap and Blooms Wreath Kit Stampin' Up! 2014 Occasions Catalog

I did a post earlier this year titled My #1 MUST HAVE Item From the 2014 Stampin’ Up! Occasion Catalog in which I chose the fabulous Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit.  Stampin’ Up! has released a video that shows you everything that is included in the kit and how to put it all together! Watch the video then use the “Shop Online With Me” button to order your Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit. I know you’ll have fun making this fabulous wreath. Leave a comment and let me know if you want to display the wreath Continue Reading →

Silhouette Portrait Give-Away Coming Soon!

Silhouette Portrait Electronic Cutting Machine Give-Away on www.peaceloveandjoyce.com

I’m so excited. A group of fellow Silhouette owners who are also bloggers have joined with me to give away a Silhouette Portrait electronic cutting machine! Check back on February 24th to enter to WIN!!! Here are the details:  The giveaway will be live from February 24-28th, 2014.  Prize: The prize will be one Silhouette Portrait cutting machine with an approximate retail value of $179.99.  One winner will be chosen and announced through Rafflecopter and notified by email no later than March 3rd. The winner will have 24 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. This giveaway is open to Continue Reading →

Silhouette Fabric Challenge – 44 Fabulous Projects

Silhouettechallengecollage

My friends from the Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group are sharing projects on their blogs that were entered in the February Fabric Challenge. You will find inspiration for all kinds of fabric projects to make with your Silhouette machine! No-Sew Valentine’s Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home Crawl, Walk, Bike by It’s Always Craft Time Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath… Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts Yoda Kid’s Continue Reading →

25 Valentine’s Day Projects for Your Silhouette Cameo

25 Valentine's Day Projects for your Silhouette

This is the very first “Round-Up” for The Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group! I’m so lucky to be a part of this group. I’m a brand-new Silhouette owner, having just opened mine on January 12th, and I am SO EXCITED that my LOVE Banner was included in this Round-Up with all these amazing, talented women. I made the rosettes out of Stampin’ Up! More Amore Designer Series Paper using my Silhouette to embellish this LOVE banner.  It was only the eighth project I made with my new Silhouette Cameo. I’m sure you’ll be inspired by all of the fabulous Valentine’s Day projects included in the Continue Reading →

Silhouette Cameo Project #8 – LOVE Banner for Valentine’s Day

Silhouette Cameo Project #8
LOVE Banner
All paper supplies from Stampin' Up!
Rosette cut file from Silhouette Online Store

I LOVE making banners!!! I wanted to make one for the “Valentine’s Project Round-Up” being hosted by The Silhouette Challenge group on Facebook. (Scroll down for details on how I made the banner.) The Silhouette Challenge is such a fabulous group to belong to! It currently has 459 members who are established Silhouette owners and designers and also lots of newbies….like me!!! I joined right after I made my first project and I’ve learned so much already from these wonderfully generous women! So back to the banner. So like I said earlier, I love banners!!! When I heard that Stampin’ Up! Continue Reading →