Cute Cuts: A Little Halloween Lantern

This file had to be mine. I saw it in the Silhouette Design Store and loved the detail that the artist put into the design. Not to mention that it only required two pieces of paper. Now if that isn’t enough the price was 99cents…Sold. I added the crystal brad to the top to attach the handle.

It is slightly bigger than the grooved part of my display shelf but it sits on top just fine.  So I added it to the seasonal display in my craft room. I am surprised the boys haven’t touched it but grateful.

I set it next to some Halloween decor I snagged in the dollar section of Target. I don’t like to put up scary stuff just cute things and mostly autumn decor that way I don’t have to go change it for a bit.

I hope you all are inspired to use the cut files/products you have. I am liking this new series on my blog because I know that when I bought these files, I liked them for a reason and I intended on working my way through them all. So thanks for taking the journey with me.

Have a crafty day!


What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #436

Well hello, my crafty peeps!! I’m back again with my desk that had some creeping clutter so I had to remove a few things so you could focus!!

Today before I begin work,  I am going to have mini colored pencils playtime.  I am finding that little blocks of time making it easier for me to do things I enjoy. Let’s see on my desk you can see my Copic Hexchart that is always there unless I go crafting with my girlfriends. Next to it are some Fall-die cuts I cut out on my Silhouette to use in my planner. Below that is a pretty little 6×6 pad of paper that I picked up for $2 last week when I went I go crafting with my girlfriends. It is called Vintage Wallpaper. The elephant case holds more colored pencils. I love elephants and this case had to be mine when I saw it at my local TJMaxx. I have a bowl of washi tape and on the lower right is my lovely Kindle. I carry it with me pretty much everywhere.I thought I would share a few pages from this amazing coloring book that I bought about a month ago. The pictures are large and has a mixture of detailed and large areas to color so that I won’t go totally insate!!
I still need to get inspiration to color in coloring books so I usually try to find real pictures of the subjects (in this case Egypt) to come up with color combos.
The cover is stunning and when I saw it in Barnes and Noble, I knew it had to be mine. I plan on slowly working my way through this one. I love that each page is only one-sided and the paper is very thick. You could color and then display them.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday),  head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Well back to work I go. I will visit many over the next few days. Have a blessed day and make time for creating!


Cute Cuts: Succulents Rock!

Welcome to my new blog series – Cute Cuts! I have amassed a zillion cut files for my Silhouette over the years and so many have not been used. I usually see them in the Silhouette store and order them with all sorts of ideas in mind. Then days and months go by and they are not used. So in order to inspire you all to use your stuff and push me to use mine, I thought I would begin sharing cute cut files from my stash. Today’s file is from the amazing Lori Whitlock who has been creating amazing files for years. I saw it (succulent) and had to have it. I love succulents I have Sedum Autumn Joy all over my yard and inside I have several Jade plants so I am no stranger to these beauties. When I saw this file I felt strongly that I wanted to own a succulent cut file and downloaded it from Silhouette Design Store.  Both the plant and the pot are included in the file.

I increased the size a little but after looking at it, next time I might make the actual plant slightly larger than the file for the pot. I used some leftover paper shreds from my youngest son’s recent birthday party to fill the pot. I found an older fall sticker sheet from Simple Stories to add some design to the pot. The sticker sheet is called Harvest Lane. I am not sure they are still being sold but a quick search online and I bet either Amazon or Joanns’ website will have one.

I placed it on one of my display shelves in my room to add to my autumn decor.  Well, that’s it for me today. I have to get back to work but I will be back soon to share another Cute Cut File!

Happy crafting!


What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – #434

Good morning my crafty friends! I am loving the sun that is pouring into my craft room right now. It truly makes me happy. The humidity that will come later..not so much. But I am grateful for lovely weather and no complaints are escaping my lips.

Rather than my desk today, I thought I would share a photo of the finished autumn wreath. I like how it came out but will be using better adhesive since just a few minutes ago, one of the lovely flowers fell to the floor.

The rest of this week I will spend cleaning up my desk and taking out my supplies to work on one of those (many) online classes that I need to complete.

I also wanted to share a quick photo of a little craft bargain I picked up for $8 at Joann’s Craft store. It is a photo sleeve fuse tool by Project Life. My girlfriend, Ashley has one but I believe it is a different brand. Now, I know I haven’t done any scrapbooking lately. But I would like to make an album of our recent trip to Disney so I thought this would come in handy when I can’t decide which photos to leave out. I can use this to create more space.

I have not used it yet but plan to crack the seal and give it a test run. I will let you know what I think as soon as I try it.

I have a morning appointment so I will keep this brief.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday),  head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

I hope you all have a blessed day!




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