10 Favorite Posts from 2014

10 Favorite Posts From 2014

I seriously can't believe it's the end of January. We came back from vacation at the beginning of the month and I have been knocked down with the plague ever since. Whatever is going around this winter is nasty, horrible, and just plain rude. You just don't come to visit someone unannounced and stay (unwelcome) for a month! I have fallen down on my mommy, wife, and blogly duties big time. The fact is I still can't hear out of my left ear but it's time to move on....slowly and with another round … [Continue reading...]

5 Ornaments to Make Using Vinyl

5 Ornaments to Make Using Vinyl | A Diamond in the Stuff

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE TO EVERYONE!!! So it's probably no big surprise that I love my Silhouette. Being able to create my own decor and gifts is so awesome. Taking something in my head and then holding the finished product in my hand is so gratifying. This may seem like an exaggeration to some, but crafting is my therapy.  This Christmas season I made several ornaments and I found myself using vinyl of all of them. So here are 5 Ornaments to Make Using Vinyl that you can make this Christmas … [Continue reading...]

Glitter Reindeer Silhouette

Glitter Reindeer Silhouette

  If you’ve seen my last few blog posts you know that I have a new Christmas color scheme. To avoid going out and buying all new decorations I of course decided to make some for myself. I make and sell a lot of my creations; sometimes it’s nice to just create custom items for […]

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Aqua and Red Christmas Mantel

Aqua and Red Christmas Mantel

Every few years (sometimes every year) I feel the need to change up my holiday decor. My style evolves. Sometimes the changes are small; old things go out and new things come in. However I usually hesitate to do a complete Christmas decor overhaul. The thought of spending that much money on decor that will […]

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Silhouette Black Friday Deals

Silhouette Black Friday

The moment you’ve been waiting for…..SILHOUETTE’S BLACK FRIDAY deals are HERE!!! Yes they’ve been brought to you early for all your Christmas crafting needs!!! Okay are you ready??? Here they are…… Portrait Bundle Portrait machine & 1 free year to Club Silhouette for $179.99 CAMEO Bundle #1 CAMEO machine, Designer Edition software upgrade, Dust Cover, […]

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Now Dasher, Now Dancer {Subway Art}

Now Dasher, Now Dancer {Subway Art}

I know I have been pretty absent lately….and for that I apologize. During any other year, this time of the year is crazy. Nuts. Insane. But this year times that by a few! Between my awesome hubby receiving a promotion in the Air Force, family visiting, a very successful crafters show, and getting ready for […]

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Chippy Aqua Architectural Find

Chippy Aqua Architectural Find

Earlier this month I went on another shopping trip to Canton for First Monday Trade Days. If you’ve never been there, or heck you’ve never even heard of it it…..It’s basically a huge outdoor flea market. I was there for other things. I had a list. I was on a mission. Then out of the […]

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Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins

Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins

When it comes to Fall I am a bit obsessed with pumpkins. I realized that most of my Fall decor is pumpkin related in some way. What can I say, I love pumpkins. While I was browsing Jo-ann Craft Store I ran across this awesome orange and aqua chevron fabric. If you know me, you […]

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Simple Fall Wood Blocks

Simple Fall Wood Blocks

In the not so distant past I’ve fallen in love with making wood block sayings. They are such an easy and simple way to make a cute statement. I’ve made ones for everyday decor and now I’m branching into some holiday themed blocks. Today I’m sharing my Simple Fall Wood Blocks with you. I had […]

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