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Ok, I don’t know if you understand how cool this giveaway is.  This is the event of the year and we are lucky enough to throw the kick-off party opening night with the one and only CRICUT team! We LOOOOOOOOOOVE Cricut and their whole team.  I don’t know if you remember THIS POST where I almost hyperventilated from the new Cricut Explore excitement.  Well, needless to say, it’s going to be THE BEST and YOU are going to help us plan it!!!  WE have the theme, and YOU have the ideas.  Read on if you dare.


SNAP the Conference is April 24th-26th in Salt Lake City, Utah.  If you haven’t heard about SNAP before, then hop on over to their page and check it out.  It’s the ULTIMATE in creative conferences, trust me.  We are super excited to share the excitement and we want YOU, one of our readers to be able to join us.   If you have a ticket and you win, you could give it to a friend or be reimbursed for your ticket which is an AWESOME bonus.


We just met last week the the Crafting Chicks team, and the Cricut team and boy do we have fun together.  We have been cooking up some great ideas.  Believe me, there’s going to be a lot of SWAG….awesome music….crazy awesome decor and a whole bunch of crazy women that love to party “Old School” style.  Here are the details:


When your board is complete (must be complete before Marth 7 at 11:59PM), leave a comment on this post with the link to that board.  We will be judging on overall style, creativity and theme and colors being used well together.  Here’s how to enter:


So pretty much, create a board of things, decor, food, swag, atmosphere that would be perfect for styling our party with.  We want the best ideas from around the Internet to make this party crazy awesome.  So style away friends. WE are SOOO excited!!! So let those fingers fly and share your masterpiece board with us so we can “Kick it Old School” together!!!  GOOD LUCK!

 Feel free to get inspiration from:

Crafting Chicks Pinterest Boards

Cricut Pinterest Boards

Find out more about SNAP the Conference HERE!!!

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“OH SNAP” Camera **Printable**

In honor of SNAP the Conference that we will be teaching the ADOBE LIGHTROOM class at this weekend (more tips on that coming soon), I thought I would create a fun printable to share with you…taking pictures and creativity are such a huge part of a good life, in my opinion.  I hope you enjoy this one :) (personal use only please). DOWNLOAD BELOW.


Kirsten: @craftykirsten @chatterooapps

Nikkala:  @nikkala

Brooke:  @brookekemp

Becky:  @bljam

Jamie:  @craftyjamie


Thanks so much to BLACK RIVER IMAGING for being so amazing about printing our business cards!  They are awesome and they are printed on pearl paper and they are a part of their “specialty shaped” business cards.  We each have our cards that look like this but they are personalized.  We ALWAYS get compliments on our business cards.  THANK YOU BLACK RIVER.



They also print the business cards for my iphone app KID CHATTEROO (shamless plug), SHARE IF YOU WOULD!!!

We are in our 6th month and things are going great, I just need help to keep spreading the word!!!

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DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE HERE:  [wpdm_file id=26]

***ALL DOWNLOADS ARE NOT FOR RESALE, ONLY FOR PERSONAL USE PLEASE.  These are for our readers to enjoy personally :).***





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Snappy Bags

snappybag8 Snappy Bags are perfect for keeping little hands busy (they take a while for them to get open) or to hold the small items hanging out at the bottom of your purse. They use pieces of tape measure in the top to “snap” closed when you let go, so they automatically stay closed! So tricky.

To make some Snappy Bags of your own you will need, fabric (scrap or fat quarters work great), a tape measure (my husband freely handed over a broken one), and decorative trim if you so desire.

First, cut two pieces of fabric to be the same size. I found that 6″x12″ was a good size (but you can make them to fit anything!). And place them right sides together.

Then sew the ends with a 1/4″ seam.

Next, flip it so the right sides are out. Press with an iron.

Here’s the trickiest part. Take a screw driver and remove the screws from the back of the tape measure and remove the back-but be careful, the tape might go crazy once it is let free. Using bad scissors (they’ll never be the same after this) cut your tape to the length you need (5.5″ if making a 6″ wide bag) and round the corners. Then to prevent them from cutting through the fabric wrap them with tape.

Then make a casing for the tape (mine was 1″ wide) and slide the tape in. To work right, the concave part of the tape (the back of the tape measure) needs to be towards the outside of the bag.

Fold right sides together and sew up the sides. Go ahead and zig zag the edges to keep them from fraying, and then turn the bag right side out and start filling it.

When we go on little trips, or to grandma’s house, I like to give each kid a snappy bag to fill with their own treasures. Only what will fit is allowed, and they think it is awesome that they get to pick their favorites to take with us!

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Business Card Wallet

We just spent the weekend at SNAP! and met so many great people! And if there’s one thing I’ve learned from attending conferences, it’s that business cards are everywhere. Typically, you can find me digging around to find one to hand out, and the cards I gather end up a scattered mess. To help with this problem I sewed up a little business card wallet.

I shared this tutorial on Kojo Designs as part of her Sewing for Me series. And just the other day I realized that if I made it a little bigger it would also be perfect as a passport cover.

It’s a small project and I found everything I needed in my stash. Fabric, interfacing, elastic, and vinyl. To start, cut 2 pieces of fabric and 1 piece of interfacing down to size. Mine were 4.5″ x 5.5″. I also cut the elastic to 6″ and 2 pieces of vinyl 2.5″ x 4″. Go ahead and iron the interfacing onto the back of 1 of the pieces of fabric and then assemble. I laid it out like I wanted and then added the top piece face down. Pin it all together. And sew. Don’t forget to leave an opening to turn through. Then turn it! The vinyl took a little working to get it out and laying flat, then I top stitched around making sure I closed up the hole.

Perfect for cards! I quickly printed this one up for the guest post.
But these are the actual cards we used. By the way, Brooke designed the cards and I think they turned out so cute! You can’t really tell from the photo, but they were printed on pearly paper!
I added a simple flower and was so excited to “have it all together”….well at least in the world of business cards at SNAP!

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