Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"Our Friendship Makes Me Glow" Printable Valentines

Happy Tuesday everyone! 

 Valentine's Day is only two weeks away already!
I have teamed up with other bloggers to give you lots of fun ideas for Valentine's Day.
If you have young kiddos, they probably still have parties at school or like to pass out Valentine cards to their friends. 

Today, I am sharing a simple Valentine card idea that is perfect for boys and girls!

 These are so easy to put together. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

"Donut Worry" Embroidery Pattern

 The first "Craft with Me" post of 2017 is here and this year I will be having a few guest posters sharing project ideas. 

 The first post of the year is from Alicia from Sew What Alicia so I'd like to welcome her to AGI and let her take it from here! :) 

Hi new friends! 
Alicia here from Sew What Alicia. I am so excited to be here to share a fun and easy embroidery tutorial. I love simple sewing projects and working with felt and an embroidery hoop is so relaxing! I love that you can sit on the couch and watch a movie while working on a cute project! 
 Here is a fun donut worry embroidery pattern.  

Donut Worry Embroidery Pattern


Friday, January 27, 2017

MHCT&M: 14 Creative Valentine Boxes

Hello everyone! 
Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips and More! 

I am Allison, from A Glimpse Inside, back again to share with you one last tip for Valentine's Day. 

I remember being a kid and getting so excited about the Valentine's Day party at school. I love making my own little box to take to allow everyone to drop their valentine cards into. When I was young though, a basic shoe box covered in construction paper and stickers was as creative I ever got but now a days, Valentine boxes are works of art! 

I've rounded up 14 creative Valentine boxes that you can create with your kiddo to take to school that they will absolutely love!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Handmade Hangout Party #138

Are you ready to get your party on?! Let's do it! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My 2017 Valentine's Day Mantle

About midnight on Sunday, or I guess really, Monday morning, I decided to put up my Valentine's Day mantle after a super crazy weekend. 

I pulled it all together with items that I've used in years past, items that I've just had around the house or in a cabinet, and a few new pieces that I made this year. 

It is a rather simple mantle, and I still may tweak it here and there, but for just grabbing items around the house, I like how it turned out!

Monday, January 23, 2017

"Be Mine" Doily Banner

Happy Monday everyone! 
I hope you had a great weekend! 

 I had a busy weekend but I managed to squeeze in a quick craft project for my Valentine's Day mantle. 
I made a quick new banner to display across our faux mantle shelf.

 It is a pretty easy project. 
Here's how to make it. 

-Paper doilies (I got these in the dollar section of Target)
-Alphabet Letter Stamps
-Embossing Stamp Pad 
-Embossing Powder
-Embossing Gun

Friday, January 20, 2017

MHCT&M: 15 Heart Shaped Foods

Hello friends! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips!

Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share 15 Heart Shaped Foods... just in time for Valentine's Day. 
I absolutely love crafting and food... combining the two is even more fun! So here are some ways you can show a little love in the food you make around Valentine's Day!  
Hearts just happen to be my favorite shape, so I'll put all the hearts on all the things if I have an excuse. Even food! 
Some of these heart food ideas would be great for breakfast, lunch,  dinner, and dessert.  

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Handmade Hangout Party #137

Another week means another party!
Let's do it! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fabric Heart Valentine

I'm Rachel and I'm thrilled to be a contributor to A Glimpse Inside. Before we get started with the tutorial, I'd like to share a little bit about myself. I'm a mom and I like to create. I relish the times when I can take the time to make something. I blog over at Adventures of a DIY Mom. I get great satisfaction from taking a pile of supplies and turning it into something useful or decorative.

Today's tutorial is just such a project. It's been quite miserable outside in Utah where I live. I love the winter - mostly because I love to hunker down inside with my craft projects. Anyway, I didn't want to leave the house in the snowy weather and icy roads to buy supplies for my project, so I went down to my craft room to see what I had that I could use for a Valentine's project.

Here's what I came up with: A cute little fabric Valentine heart, complete with  a little pocket stash a small note and treat.

How to Make a Fabric Heart Valentine with a Pocket

As I was making these for my family, I came up with a plan. I decided that the week before Valentines, we will fill up each others hearts with kind words. Each day we will write something nice about each person in our family.  I'm hoping that this will help my children {and my husband and I} to focus on the good in each other. Then, on Valentine's, the kids can read them all and realize how much their family loves them.

Want to make your own?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Love Birds Sign

Hi everyone! 
I hope you all had a nice long weekend. 
 Our long weekend has been extended another day due to freezing rain and ice. YUCK! 

I had a quick craft session over the weekend, in between house projects, and I thought that since I plan on setting up a Valentine's Day mantle this week, I would make something that could go on it.

This project also made me realize how horrible the light is in this house in the winter with constant gray skies outside and that I need to invest into a good lighting kit. But anyways... enough about that, let's see the project. 

 This is a super fast and easy sign that can be completed in about 10 to 15 minutes. Yep, that quick!!

 Here's all you need to do it:

 -Wood board or something similar (I found this in the dollar spot at Target.)
-Acrylic Paint
-Stencil Brush
-Heart image
-Silhouette Machine

Friday, January 13, 2017

MHCT&M: 15 Sweet & Simple Heart Projects to Sew

Hello friends! Welcome to another week of fun Must Have Craft Tips!


We are just a few week's away from Valentine's Day so I thought it would be fun to show you some tips on adding hearts to all the things! Clothes, home decor, even gift ideas. The fun thing about sewing with hearts is that it works for year round projects too - everyone loves hearts! 

So let's dive right in!


Hearts on Clothing


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Vintage Lamp Makeover

Hi everyone!  I am Donna from Modern on Monticello and I’m excited to be sharing my first project as a contributor to A Glimpse Inside blogging audience.

To give you just a brief background on myself and my blog, I live in a mid-century modern home built in the late 70’s and I mostly blog about trying to fix up our dated home, as well as many other fun DIY projects.  I am also a Certified Interior Designer, a wife, and a mom.

This year I am finally completing a renovation project to our dated family room but we aren’t even close to posting about that reveal just yet.  In the meantime, I am working on some furniture and accessories for that room that you will see in upcoming projects.

The first one is a Vintage Lamp Makeover.

I inherited this lamp from my grandparents.  In fact, my parents gave my grandparents this lamp as a Christmas present the first Christmas they were married in 1968 – and I was born just a week later on January 1st, 1969  (yes I just told you my age).

Monday, January 9, 2017

20 Delicous Soup Recipes

Happy Monday everyone! 
It has been brutally cold here in WI. We still have snow on the ground and got a round of ice last week. When it is so cold, and you live in a chilly Victorian house, soups are amazing to have for dinner.

I've rounded up some delicious looking soup recipes just in case you may also be on the hunt for some amazing new soups to try.

If you plan on pinning one of the recipes, please pin from the actually site OR pin the collage image above. Thanks! 

Friday, January 6, 2017

MHCT&M: Clever, Free, Printable School Valentines

Happy New Year, everyone! Michele from The Scrap Shoppe here with the first Must Have Craft 
Tips of 2017!

 Must Have Craft Tips & More! 

This month we are turning our focus towards Valentine's Day. 
There are so many fun aspects of this holiday of love: kid crafts, decorations, artwork, and any number of DIY projects. And, of course, Valentines!

 These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever! 
  My boys love trading Valentines with their friends at school. In fact, I think that all of the children (and their parents) do since each year my little guys receive more and more clever, crafty Valentines from their friends! And, of course, we pass them out, too. 

I have gathered several CLEVER, PRINTABLE, and FREE school Valentines you can send along with your kids to school on February 14th!

 These School Valentines are free to print and oh so clever!  
 Pok√©mon Valentines from Tattered & Inked 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Handmade Hangout Party #135

It is the first party of 2017! 
Are you ready to kick off this year with fun party?!

Let's do it! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Meet AGI's 2017 Creative Team

I am excited to announce the new Creative Team for AGI for 2017. 
There are two new faces this year and one that is familiar from last year. 

Before I officially introduce you to this year's team, I want to thank last year's Creative Team for all their hard work and amazing ideas that they shared over the last 12 months. 

Now back to this year's creative team! 

I'd like to welcome back Jamie for another year! 

 Jamie is the blogger behind Pure Joy Creative. She has been married to Greg for fourteen years and is mother to five crazy, energetic and loveable kids ages 9 to six months. She has a passion for sharing Jesus through her art and her photography. She loves coffee, reading, hand lettering and playing games with her family. You can find Jamie's work on her etsy page and she loves making custom one of a kind pieces.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy 2017!!

Happy New Year everyone! 
2017 is here and like every year, I can't believe how fast the last year went by! 

 This will be a fun, exciting year for our family.

Travis and I are about to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary at the end of this week.
We will be celebrating our 14th anniversary together at the end of the month.
We are going on a big anniversary trip in April.
Miss P turns 5 in May. 
We will more than likely be moving again this year and hopefully we will get some good news about Travis's job in the next 2 weeks.
Miss P will start kindergarten this fall---- CRAZY!! 
Miss S will turn 4 this fall. 
I am starting my own Painting Party business. 
And much more! 

Here on AGI, there will some new faces as contributors. I will be introducing them this week. 
Must Have Craft Tips series will continue every Friday. Craft with Me series will also still happen at the end of every month. And the Handmade Hangout Party will still be every Thursday evening.
Hopefully, I will get my mojo back and motivation to craft, do diys and blog much more this year. I still love the blog but I have been in a funk for quite a while now so here is hoping I can turn that around soon!! 

I haven't set any resolutions this year. 
I haven't picked a word of the year.
But I sure hope 2017 is a great year for my little family. 

Did you set a resolution?
Do you have any fun exciting plans for 2017? 

I hope that you all have a fantastic happy, healthy New Year!!

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