Monthly Archives: November 2014

A not so scary scarecrow… with a lil sparkle!

In case you can’t tell by now… I love making decor for the fall season! And scarecrows are one of my favorite things during this time of year! I got the chance to work with the newest SVG cut file From Kadoodle Bug Designs called Happy Harvest Scarecrows and decided to re-purpose this little tin bucket I had sitting around collecting dust, and add my favorite BLING from The Buckle Boutique!


HE IS SO PRECIOUS! I put the self adhesive bling sheet strip I cut from scraps around the center of the bucket for just the right amount of sparkle and shine!

Head over to Kadoodle Bug Designs and BUY THIS FILE, there are 3 scarecrows in the cut file and its seriously SO CUTE! And of course go check out The Buckle Boutique on their WEBSITE, BLOG and FACEBOOK PAGE… and never miss a sale or fun project from our design team!

Have you liked Kadoodle Bug Designs on FACEBOOK? The owner makes amazing cut files and her sales are unbeatable!

What are YOU making for fall decor and what is your favorite thing to decorate with?!

Happy Fall Ya’ll ūüôā

~Niki the paper cut princess

DT@ The Buckle Boutique

DT@ Kadoodle Bug Designs


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Making my world a little bit prettier… one quick project at a time!


A quick post to show you how much I love the BLING from THE BUCKLE BOUTIQUE! I did my keyboard to my HP All In One! Quick, easy and effective!


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Handmade Holiday Blog Hop – Zebra Door Wreath

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Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our¬†creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year!¬†Each day of the hop¬†features¬†approximately 30 gift¬†projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

Who doesn’t love anything crochet?! I mean crochet has been around for ages and its STILL COOL! And getting cooler! Here’s proof!


I was given the opportunity to work with Red Heart Yarn, my FAVE yarn company, so I set off to find something EPIC! And when I saw this I jumped up, grabbed my Red Heart Yarn stash and was eeeekking my way back to my seat with excitement! I LOVE Red Heart, their yarn is so affordable, soft, and they have SO much to offer in colors and types!

I came across this idea originally on pintrest, and waited ever so patiently for the pattern to come out, well the night before it was set to come out actually, I had just crafted something cool and was all pumped and on a craft high, so I thought, I can make up a zebra print, for sure! So off  I went!I practiced what I had come up with, gave it to my 9yr old to test, hers came out great so I knew i was in business with atleast the start of the wreath pattern and could jump right to it! Get a jump start on the wreath pattern I just HAD to make for my daughters room! That night I had the zebra swatch done! I was SO excited!


Now when I woke up in the morning her pattern was up so I went with what she had, cause I did NOT want to mess this up and I have only been crocheting for like 7 months… plus I was so nervous about wrapping the wreath frame, but like she said in her pattern, it came together fine even tho it seemed like it wouldn’t!


I just loved the lil head so much I had to snap a pic!


I wanted to customize the wreath, so I used my Westcott scissors to cut thru some heavy chipboard paper, they just cut so great and easy and are the best fit scissors for my hands, I have fibromyalgya and they just fit great and feel great!

I also got the chance to work with some¬†cork paper! OMG I LOVE THIS STUFF! I mean, its so easy to cut and looks great on EVERYTHING! Did you know you can stamp it?! I mean why am I not playing with that stuff right now, cause I’m writing this, but that’s the ONLY reason, for reals, go buy it, it rocks. Anyways, I used it on my lil pennants! I LOVE the look it gives! I used some rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique to add some sparkle to the pennants. ¬†¬†I poked two holes into the top of each pennant piece to feed some ribbon thru to hang the letter pennants, super easy, all these products are so easy to use…


I had some thicker letters, but they didn’t want to stick to the cork very well since I’ve been hoarding them for about 2 years now, and given this was going to be on my kids door, I wanted to be SURE they would STAY on.. so I used a little adhesive to make sure they stayed in place.¬†I also used it to attach the ribbon holding up the pennants to the under arm of the zebra, I used the Fabri Tac, and anybody who works with yarn knows its not an easy thing to glue to, but it worked like magic!

To bring this project all the way home I used a rhinestone slide from The Buckle Boutique on the bow to the zebras lil hair accessory!


The pattern that inspired this was by Repeat Crafter Me, she is AWESOME, and can be seen HERE


Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!



Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Ellison Educational Equipment

ICE Resin

Neat and Tangled

Therm O Web

Walnut Hollow

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Rowland Technologies

Graphic 45

Hydrangea Hippo

Pink and Main

The Buckle Boutique

Tami Mayberry Art & Design РTami Mayberry 

Jamie Dougherty – Jamie Dougherty Designs

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Raquel Mason

Meagan – The Charming Farmer

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Angela Ploegman

Carolyn Dube – A Colorful Journey

Pink and Main РMistyana Wright 

The Buckle Boutique – Niki Wilson

It’s Sew Lorine РLorine Mason   ‎

Therm O Web РAndy Knowlton 

L. Grace Lauer – Uniquely Grace

Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu

Oh Snap Lizzie – Lizzie Sanchez

Graphic 45 – Katie Zoey Ho

Charity Wings

ICE Resin – Tatiana Allen

Polly Carlson – Pieces by Polly

Ellison Educational Equipment – Jan Hobbins

RoseRedd Paper Studio – Rochelle Washington



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Framed Art With A 3-d POP to it!

As I’m sure you all have read on many of my blog posts, for all of our daughters 10th birthdays we do a big girl room makeover! We paint, we decorate, we get new bedding… well in October, I have number 2 of 4! So I have been randomly doing little projects for her room. She saw this scrapbook paper and just BEGGED me to frame a section of it cause she LOVED it so much, so we got the frame, cut it to fit and popped it behind the glass, then got a GREAT idea to make it a tad more interesting with a lil 3-d pop!


I had left over egg carton flowers (yes I will share this project soon and tell you all about how to make them!) from another project, so we decided to glue that onto the frame to work into the design and add a lil bling in the center!

Go check out THE BUCKLE BOUTIQUE to get pretty much any kind of bling you can think of! And look them up on all your social media to follow along and never miss a sale or a project from my fellow design team members!

Happy crafting!

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