friday link love: February 21st, 2014


It is still winter in my part of the world and the cold weather is sapping my enthusiasm… but a few fun and crafty links always help! I hope these project ideas are a ray of sunshine on your Friday…

Any other fun links to share??

special edition: Tuesday Link Love!

tuesday valentine link love

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up on Friday, I thought you might need all of these fun, heart-themed links a little bit early. There are tons of last minute Valentine ideas that you could whip up before the big day… Have fun!

Valentine Fun:

Below are a few of the February Love Matchboxes I made this year…


BUT… I know not everyone enjoys heart day, so here are a few more neutral links…

Non-lovey-dovey Fun:

Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? Will you be crafting anything for the holiday??

friday link love: January 24th, 2014

friday link love - valentines

Wow. 2014 is chugging along! Only 20 days until Valentine’s Day! I love the February holiday, but I feel unprepared this year… maybe these links will help! Enjoy…

What other links are you loving this week?

friday link love: 2014 is here!


Hello and welcome to 2014! Here are some links to start your year off right:

Did you make any resolutions for the new year?

featured swap: February matchboxes


You already know I am a crazy lady when it comes to Valentine’s Day! I just can’t help it. I love all things pink & red & glittery & lovey dovey. I know not everyone feels the same way …which is why this week’s featured swap encompasses a bit more than just the holiday of love.

Even if you aren’t a huge Valentine fan, come join my February Love Matchbox Swap!! Your matchbox does not necessarily have to be Valentine’s Day related. It can be of any February theme, like winter, President’s Day, MLK Jr Day, my birthday!! haha! The swap is totally sender’s choice, so you can get started on your February crafting now. (You can download a free, printable matchbox template HERE.)

This is the sixth edition of this international paper crafting swap and I hope we can get a huge group of participants. For the swap, you simply decorate and fill one matchbox for one partner and get it in the mail by February 7th. New members and experienced members with a 4.9 rating, or higher, are welcome to join. But I will be weeding out anyone questionable. Sign up by January 27th!


p.s. You can see lots more examples of matchboxes in my Swap-bot set on Flickr. Enjoy!!

Happy Holidays from Swap-bot HQ!


If you celebrate it today, Merry Christmas, Swap-botters! And no matter what you celebrate, I hope the end of your 2014 is filled with fun and family and peace.

Travis and I are so thankful that you have each been a part of the Swap-bot community this year. xoxo


These are all of the Christmas cards we received this year hung on the door to Swap-bot headquarters (aka my office at home.) Some are from friends and family, but most of them are from Swap-bot members! Thank you so much. You all have made our holiday special. (And yes, I work with Captain Jean Luc Picard.)

Crusher says, “Woof! I love you!”

More Amazing Ernie Crafts

I have a special Christmas Eve treat for you!! Check out these awesome Ernie creations made for the most recent Ernie the Envie Give Thanks and Swap:



This exquisite napkin holder was made by by moonlightlaura. I love the beautiful fall theme!


And this adorable, wintery ornament was painted by FunnerKinberly, the coordinator of the fabulous Ernie the Envie swap series. The next swap in the series, Ernie the Envie Holiday Happiness, has already closed and I can’t wait to see what the swappers create!

See lots more amazing Ernie creations in the past blog posts HERE.


Merry Christmas Eve! I hope everyone has a fun, relaxing, warm, love-filled holiday! xoxo

friday link love – December 20, 2013


Happy Friday and Happy Holidays, everyone! I know that many of you are doing the last minute dash to get ready for Christmas and I hope some of these links are helpful….

Happy Winter Solstice!! (It is on Saturday in the Northern Hemisphere.) And if you celebrate it, I hope you have a beautiful, relaxing, fun-filled Christmas! Travis and I are doing our own, little Christmas with Crusher this year. I am looking forward to the peace and quiet. What are your plans for the holiday?

Crafty Swapper Holiday Gift Guide

Crafty Holiday Gift Guide

So many crafty friends and so few days left before Christmas! What can we give to our creative, swap-loving buddies to celebrate the holiday season? Here are my best ideas…

Good luck with all your gifting & happy, happy holidays!