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Crafty Soiree #144: Colorful Crafts

Hello Friends! Well this is a bit of a sad day for me. It’s my last Crafty Soiree. I have so enjoyed throwing this fun party with my friend Katie from Katie’s Nesting Spot. We’ve partied our way through a whopping 144 weeks of creativity! Thank you for joining us and for sharing your projects and recipes. Starting Monday, I’ll be joining Project Inspired{d} with Cupcakes and Crinoline, Setting for Four, Dukes and Duchesses, and Artsy Chicks Rule. I’ll be slipping into the spot left by Madigan Made. 

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Now onto this week’s features:

Milk and Cookies Birthday Party

Milk and Cookies Birthday Party by Making Home Base

 Chicken Wire Memory Board

Chicken Wire Memory Board by Blissful Roots

Strawberry Pie Recipe Strawberry Pie Recipe by The Turquoise Home

DIY Paper Plate Puppets

Paper Plate Froggy Puppets from The Craft Train 

How to make flower clips

DIY Flower Clips by Mother’s Niche 

   Thank you so much for linking up!

 I’d love to see what else you’re been working on…

Crafty Soiree Party Guidelines

1.  Link up to four of your creative projects (No Etsy stores or other linky parties pretty please).  

2.  Add your link to the specific posts not the main URL.

3.  Add a “Crafty Soiree” button to your blog or posts.

4.  Please comment on the post linked up in front of you.  All partygoers love meeting new friends… don’t just stop there…if you see something that catches your fancy– stop by and say hi!

5.  Your hostesses would love it if you’d follow us. You can find Katie here

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Let’s get this party started!


Crafty Soiree #143: Happy Projects

 A Crafty Soiree Weekly Linky

Hi, it’s so nice to see you at A Crafty Soiree. There is lots to celebrate this week! Let’s dive in… 

Orange You Glad It's Almost Summer Gift

 Orange is such a vibrant, happy color… and happy is probably what most teachers are by the time summer comes around! Leave it to Keri from Shaken Together Life to come up with a darling “Orange You Glad It’s Almost Summer” Teacher Appreciation Gift.

Hot Dog Chili Sauce
Get you napkin ready! Scrumptious Hot Dog Chili Sauce by Tastes of Lizzy T’s

How to make a mini book

Small and sweet. These little notebooks make we want to be organized. Mini Book Tutorial and free printables by Michelle Lea Designs.

Sweet-Almond-Honey-Oatmeal-SoapBeautiful! Sweet Almond Honey Oatmeal Goat’s Milk Soap by Essentially Eclectic.

DIY Rosette Pillow

I would love to cuddle up to this pillow. Lovely and luxurious Rosette Pillow by Vixen Made.

  Thank you so much for linking up!

 I’d love to see what else you’re been working on…

Crafty Soiree Party Guidelines

1.  Link up to four of your creative projects (No Etsy stores or other linky parties pretty please).  

2.  Add your link to the specific posts not the main URL.

3.  Add a “Crafty Soiree” button to your blog or posts.

4.  Please comment on the post linked up in front of you.  All partygoers love meeting new friends… don’t just stop there…if you see something that catches your fancy– stop by and say hi!

5.  Your hostesses would love it if you’d follow us. You can find Katie here

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Let’s get this party started!


Crafty Soiree #142

Let’s Connect

I’d love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter  Pinterest and Instagram. Leave me a message so I can follow you back!

Weekly Craft Link Party

Let’s get to this week’s fabulous features! 

Crafty Soiree

I’ve always wondered about how to do this. Now the mystery has been solved! Tissue Paper Picture Frame by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

How to paint wood boxes

Wow these boxes are so shabby chic! Cutlery Box ReDo by The Simple Craft Diaries

Planter Chair

How awesome is this? From chair to planter! Green Garden Chair by Kaleidoscope of Colors

Birthday cake with candies

Isn’t this the sweetest thing ever? Darling M & M Candy Cake from One Little Project

99 cent Upscaled Tote Bag

I think Marybeth from Cupcakes and Crinoline could run an Etsy shop selling these cute 99 Cent Upscaled Tote Bags

  Thank you so much for linking up!

 I’d love to see what else you’re been working on…

Crafty Soiree Party Guidelines

1.  Link up to four of your creative projects (No Etsy stores or other linky parties pretty please).  

2.  Add your link to the specific posts not the main URL.

3.  Add a “Crafty Soiree” button to your blog or posts.

4.  Please comment on the post linked up in front of you.  All partygoers love meeting new friends… don’t just stop there…if you see something that catches your fancy– stop by and say hi!

5.  Your hostesses would love it if you’d follow us. You can find Katie here

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Let’s get this party started!


Crafty Soiree #141: Spring Fun

Let’s Connect

I’d love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter  Pinterest and Instagram. Leave me a note so I can follow you back!

A Crafty Soiree

 Hi Friends! Wow the days are passing in a blur as we count down to summer vacation. It feels like school and sports activities are in maximum overdrive around here. But there’s one thing I can count on each week to “take me away” from it all (like that Calgon commercial from the eighties). It’s the Crafty Soiree (!) of course. 

A Crafty Soiree Weekly Linky Thank you for sharing your beautiful crafts and recipes with us each week. Here are a few of my faves:

Teachers Who Love Teaching Quote

Many school are celebrating their amazing teachers with Teacher Appreciation Week this time of year.  This Teacher Appreciation Quote by Brooke from Blissful Roots says it all! I’m with you Brooke… teachers are such special people.

You Are my Sunshine Wall Art

Hanging this sign on your wall would mean you’d always have a bit of sunshine in your day! Alese created this happy You Are My Sunshine Wall Art and she’s sharing how on her blog 2 Crafty 4 My Skirt. Don’t you love that blog name?

Mod Cloth Knockoff Dress

Have you been watching Mad Men this season? The sixties are so “in” right now! I can totally see Megan Draper wearing this Modcloth Inspired Retro Dress by Cheryl from Sew Can Do. Cheryl “Sew Can Do” so many great things! Wait till you see how little she spent on this.

How to Paint Stripes

Wow this us super cool. Have you ever wondered how people get those stripes so nice and crisp? Thank goodness Andrea is sharing her secrets in her How to Paint Perfect Wall Stripes post on her blog Arch.

Thanks So Much for Linking Up!

 I’d love to see what else you’re been working on…

Crafty Soiree Party Guidelines

1.  Link up to four of your creative projects (No Etsy stores or other linky parties pretty please).  

2.  Add your link to the specific posts not the main URL.

3.  Add a “Crafty Soiree” button to your blog or posts.

4.  Please comment on the post linked up in front of you.  All partygoers love meeting new friends… don’t just stop there…if you see something that catches your fancy– stop by and say hi!

5.  Your hostesses would love it if you’d follow us. You can find Katie here

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Let’s get this party started!


Crafty Soiree #140: Special Things + Lady Bug Party Giveaway

 Thanks for joining us at this week’s Crafty Soiree Party! I was floored by all the dreamy projects you people linked up last week. Each of my features elevates something from awesome to extraordinary! But first… a giveaway!

Lady Bug Party Printables

We LOVE Life-n-Reflection and this time they’re offering a copy of their Parties Made Simple: Lady Bug, a $20 value. It’s an amazing party planner and printables– check out what’s included:

What’s Included:

- Party Invitations, Guide, & Tips
- Party Menu Planner & Food Guide
- Party Pennant Banner
- Thank You Cards
- Party Photo Checklist
- Activity Planner & Guide
- Cupcake Toppers & Wraps
- Decorating Guide & To Do Planner
- Party Budget & Shopping Planner
- Bag Toppers, Tent Cards, and Flags
- Stickers, Transfers, and More

Plus we have an awesome printable freebie for you all to enjoy!

Lady Bug Party Printables

Parties Made Simple: Lady Bug includes EVERYTHING you need to throw a beautifully coordinated party from the planning stage, invitations, and guest activities to decorations, party favor ideas, and even thank you notes.  I really appreciated how absolutely everything was thought out for you.  Inside the ebook, you will find helpful forms including a supply list check off, planning sheet, guest list fill in form, budget sheets, and even a party photo list.  There are lots of planning forms!

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Everything comes with the cute lady bug and flower designs on it. Even your planner binder will even be cute!  I love all the printables that carry the theme throughout the party. There are stickers and tags, cupcake wraps (preview shown above), mini flags perfect for drink straws, door sign, and banner. Along with guest activity ideas and party favors suggestions are more printables to help you with assembly – very helpful!  The colors are just perfect for all your spring and summer celebrations including patriotic get togethers.

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We have a cute coordinating FREEBIE for you all to enjoy!  Click here to download these Parties Made Simple: Lady Bug Party Bag Toppers, courtesy of Life-n-Reflection. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter, subscribers will need to click over to enter.  The giveaway will be open until May 10th at midnight EST.  Good Luck!

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 Crafty Soiree Features

Lemon Cake

What gorgeous styling and what a stunning cake!  Lemon Drop Cake by Curiositaellya.

How to Make Shoelaces

I would love a pair of these cute shoelaces! DIY Shabby Chic Shoelaces by Cupcakes and Crinoline.

Craft Nook for Kids

It’s like an oasis of creativity! Little Girl’s Craft Nook by Raising Up Rubies.

DIY Garland It’s impossible not to grin when you see this Scrappy Sunshine Garland by Tales of the Scots.

Oreo Brownie Desserts

The name says it all… ok I’ll add a “Are you serious– this looks amazing!” Chocolate Chip Cookie n’ Oreo Fudge Brownie Bars by Bakerette

  Thank you so much for linking up!

 I’d love to see what else you’re been working on…

Crafty Soiree Party Guidelines

1.  Link up to four of your creative projects (No Etsy stores or other linky parties pretty please).  

2.  Add your link to the specific posts not the main URL.

3.  Add a “Crafty Soiree” button to your blog or posts.

4.  Please comment on the post linked up in front of you.  All partygoers love meeting new friends… don’t just stop there…if you see something that catches your fancy– stop by and say hi!

5.  Your hostesses would love it if you’d follow us. You can find Katie here

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Let’s get this party started!



Crafty Soiree #139

Let’s Connect

I’d love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter  Pinterest and Instagram. Leave me a message so I can follow you back!

Weekly Craft Link Party

Holla… Thank you for taking the time out of your busy (let’s face it, hectic!) day to share you lovely ideas and recipes.

Let’s go right to last week’s features: Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake

Funfetti Ice Cream Cake from Your Home Based Mom. You must see how Leigh Anne doctored up some cake mix to create this delicious beauty! Also don’t miss her tips on celebrating birthdays.

Living room revamp

Living Room Makeover  by The Turquoise Home. Miss Laura of The Turquoise Home has been busy working on her phenomenal living room makeover. Check out all 7 parts of this incredible reveal. You’ll love it!

Free Printable You Are My Sunshine Printable

 You Are My Sunshine Printable Art by Alderberry Hill. Sarah is so talented and generous. I especially love the sentiment of this printable. “You Are My Sunshine” is one of my all time favorite songs!

Grape Jelly Tutorial by The Resourceful Gals

 Grape Jelly Tutorial by The Resourceful Gals. I think Julia and Gloria are a couple of geniuses! Pop over to see their detailed post about how to make grape jelly. It looks delicious.

Printable Garden Tags

Aren’t these Free Printable Garden Tags by Life-n-Reflection ADORABLE? Kristy is amazing! Seriously… mosey around her blog. You will be inspired.

 Thank you so much for linking up!

 I’d love to see what else you’re been working on…

Crafty Soiree Party Guidelines

1.  Link up to four of your creative projects (No Etsy stores or other linky parties pretty please).  

2.  Add your link to the specific posts not the main URL.

3.  Add a “Crafty Soiree” button to your blog or posts.

4.  Please comment on the post linked up in front of you.  All partygoers love meeting new friends… don’t just stop there…if you see something that catches your fancy– stop by and say hi!

5.  Your hostesses would love it if you’d follow us. You can find Katie here

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Let’s get this party started!


Crafty Soiree #138: Playful Ideas

Weekly Craft Link Party

Hey! Thanks for stopping by A Crafty Soiree to link up your amazing crafts and recipes. I really enjoy seeing all your creativity. You are all so amazing!

Giveaway: Target Gift Card

If you haven’t had a chance to enter by Target Card Giveaway, please do! It’s an easy one. Good Luck!

 A Crafty Soiree Features

 These eye-catching, playful projects made me smile this week:Portrait with Embroidery

Endearing Embroidered Portrait from Do Small Things with Love 

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Peanut Butter Parfaits in a jar by A Pretty Little Life in the Suburbs

Upcycling magnets

 By Southern Blue Creations

Wallpaper from Vintage Sheet Music

Vintage Sheet Paper Wallpaper By Crystelle Boutique

Modge Podge Domino Necklaces

Domino Pendant Necklaces by A Creative Princess

Thank you so much for linking up!

 I’d love to see what else you’re been working on…

Crafty Soiree Party Guidelines

1.  Link up to four of your creative projects (No Etsy stores or other linky parties pretty please).  

2.  Add your link to the specific posts not the main URL.

3.  Add a “Crafty Soiree” button to your blog or posts.

4.  Please comment on the post linked up in front of you.  All partygoers love meeting new friends… don’t just stop there…if you see something that catches your fancy– stop by and say hi!

5.  Your hostesses would love it if you’d follow us. You can find Katie here

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Let’s get this party started!


Crafty Soiree #137: Fresh Crafting Ideas

 Fresh Crafting Ideas

I’ll get to featuring some fresh crafting ideas in a smidge. I am typing up this Crafty Soiree post  from my hotel room in San Diego. So far the family has visited Legoland, Sea World and old San Diego (to see a haunted house). The kids have spent some quality time with their cousin and had fun in the pool. We are having a great vacation! I hope you and your family are too.

OK you guys always delight and inspire me but this past week you really outdid yourselves. It was difficult to choose only five features (four crafts and a recipe):

Crafty Soiree Features

Transforming plain shoes into map shoes

 DIY Map Shoes by Viva la Vida

Creating a rosette bib necklace

Rosette Necklace by Life on Virginia Street

Blueberry Cheesecake Parfait Recipe

No bake Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe by Dear Beautiful You

Crafting a ruler star

Rustic Ruler Star by Restyled Junk 

upcycled credit card bracelet

 Upcycled Credit Card Bracelet by Delightfully DIY

 I’d love to see what else you’re been working on…

Crafty Soiree Party Guidelines

1.  Link up to four of your creative projects (No Etsy stores or other linky parties pretty please).  

2.  Add your link to the specific posts not the main URL.

3.  Add a “Crafty Soiree” button to your blog or posts.

4.  Please comment on the post linked up in front of you.  All partygoers love meeting new friends… don’t just stop there…if you see something that catches your fancy– stop by and say hi!

5.  Your hostesses would love it if you’d follow us. You can find Katie here

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Let’s get this party started!


Crafty Soiree #136: Spring Inspiration

 It’s time for A Crafty Soiree!

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 I hope you are having a fantastic week! Thank you so much for linking up your projects last week. Let’s dive into spring, shall we?

Here are this last week’s features…

Delicious meringue recipe

Light and pretty… Spring Meringue Recipe by Mess for Less.

DIY paper pinwheels

Aren’t the straws adorable? Paper Pinwheels by Create and Babble via Or So She Says.

Building a raised garden bed

This is on my to-do list right now: How to Create a DIY Raised Garden Bed by Redfly Creations.

Creating a chore chart on chalkboard

These Chalkboard Chore Charts by I Dig Pinterest  make me want to make my kids chore charts… if only they could be as cute as these.

Making a bowl out of paper

 What a resourceful and appealing way to use up these paper scraps! Paper Mache Confetti Bowl by Carolyn’s Homework.

 I’d love to see what else you’re been working on…

Crafty Soiree Party Guidelines

1.  Link up to four of your creative projects (No Etsy stores or other linky parties pretty please).  

2.  Add your link to the specific posts not the main URL.

3.  Add a “Crafty Soiree” button to your blog or posts.

4.  Please comment on the post linked up in front of you.  All partygoers love meeting new friends… don’t just stop there…if you see something that catches your fancy– stop by and say hi!

5.  Your hostesses would love it if you’d follow us. You can find Katie here

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Let’s get this party started!