Best Crafts of The Year

Celebrate every season and holiday
of the year with these fun crafts

and goodies I shared with you
this year at I Gotta Create!

Celebrate every season and holiday of the year with 15 fun crafts, printables and goodies at I Gotta Create!

The best #Peppermint plate tutorial at I Gotta Create!

That peppermint plate was a major hit!!

But wait! There's more!!!

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Happy New Year party-goers!!

We're starting the party early here
so you can party later there!

Free New Years Eve Invitations by Tiny Sidekick

Here's a useful feature this week ~Whip up these New Year with invitations 
that you can personalize yourself 
and email them out ASAP!

Check out these party features
for ringing in a new year before you link up...

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It's time to party!

If you're looking for my wildly popular
Peppermint Platter,

Get the wildly popular Peppermint Plate Tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Click HERE!

Now, on to this week's party:

Santa & Elf Jars by Summer Scraps

We're starting a little early this week
to accommodate the Christmas

Here are a few more features
for some yuletide inspiration before linking up:

How to Make a Peppermint Plate or Platter

Make an edible plate out of starlight #peppermints! | peppermint platter tutorial at I Gotta Create!

...Talk about your childhood wishes
You could even eat the dishes*...
Ok, I know that's an old song and
these candy plates have been floating 
around the blogosphere for awhile, too!
But I've been wanting
to make a Starlight Mint platter
and see for myself that it works.

It does work!

So... here's my version of

How to Make A Peppermint Plate:

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Seasons Greetings, Party-ers!

If you're looking for my wildly popular
Peppermint Platter,

Get the wildly popular Peppermint Plate Tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Click HERE!

Now, on to the party....
Homemade Peppermint Patties by Moms Need to Know

This week's projects are all about

Here are some more cool features before
we jump to the party:

Today is a Big Day

Today is a big day.

It marks the beginning of
stepping into a new dream...

of taking a leap of faith...

of taking a fork in the road
and moving in
the direction the heart is calling.

The story will unfold over time.
But today...


I just want to acknowledge
and give gratitude
for the support and the ability
to take these brand new steps

3-Step Magazine Tree Tutorial

Make beautiful #holiday trees out of magazines in 3 simple steps! | Tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Deck your Halls
with a forest of trees you make yourself
out of something you already have 
plenty of lying around the house:

This is a fun project to do with the family,
with friends at a holiday craft party,
or simply as you sit sipping 
eggnog or hot chocolate
and watching holiday movies.

These magazine trees are easy to make
and I'm offering you beautiful,
full-color, fully illustrated instructions.


How to Make Magazine Trees:

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Happy Holidays!
Welcome to this week's 
party buffet
of wildly original creations.

Eggnog Pumpkin Pie by Yesterfood

The scrumptious features this week
will serve you for Thanksgiving, Christmas,
and other Holidays coming up.

Link up your creations below.
Then click
on these featured links to get the recipes,
pin and say hello to the talented bloggers.

Thanksgiving Wood Burned Spoons

Make wood-burned spoons and add color with this tip ~ makes a great thank you for Thanksgiving hostess | Instructions at I Gotta Create!

Make a unique Thank You gift
for the host or hostess of 
your Thanksgiving celebration:
a wood-burned spoon.

Use a simple wood burning tool
to 'engrave' fun Thanksgiving-related
words or designs.

Lightly sand the spoon and then
add a little extra color to
the inside of your design

Gratitude List Printable

I have a free gift for you!

Free gratitude list printable to coordinate with Thankful for You gift tags. | Download at I Gotta Create!

In November I like to take time here on the blog
to officially celebrate
the "Season of Gratitude,"
as I like to think of it.

Often there is a rush straight to Christmas and other winter holidays.

Pause with me to savor this moment
and give it its due. 

To help with that, at the end of this post
I have a free 

Gratitude List printable 

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Welcome to this week's party!!

Isn't this embroidery beautiful?!
Embroidery Hoop Gift Tag by Little Red Window

With the focus on Halloween features the last couple of weeks, I thought I'd catch up
on some of the other fabulous projects linked up
before we jump to the party.

Look at these cuties:

DIY Dollar Store Dum Dum Skull

What a hairdo! Transform that dollar plastic skull to hold your treats for Halloween. | Instructions at I Gotta Create!

This spooky guy is a
real sweet dum-dum!

He'll make candy-giving fun
on Halloween.

And he'll just cost you a buck when you 
use a dollar score skull to

make this dum dum skull.

Pattern Camp Adventure

Look at the amazing repeat patterns I learned to make at Jessica Swift's weekend pattern bootcamp! | Pattern camp review at I Gotta Create!

I have been in the company of more than 200
wonderful, talented people this past week,
led by pattern designer Jessica Swift.

I enrolled in Jessica's weekend online 
Pattern Camp
and I'm having the best adventure!

This class has been amazing. 

Having never used Adobe Illustrator
or photo shop before, I am thrilled
that in one short weekend, I actually did 
learn enough about both to
create successful patterns.

Yes, those are my patterns from 
my own sketches surrounding 
the "rockstar" button!

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I'm loving this Glitter Spider and Hula Hoop Web
shared by Crafting in the Rain at last week's party!

Welcome to this week's 

Show us all the fabulous things you've been up to:

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Lazy Susan Stencil Redo by Redo it Yourself Inspirations

Welcome to the Wildly Original link party!

I'm so glad you're here!

Wouldn't you like to set a spell
in this "Hot and Settee" reupholstered beauty by The Heathered Nest?

These would be so fun to make with the kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews:
Frankenstein Upcycled Tin Cans by You Brew my Tea

Visit these artists to pin their work and leave a comment after you've linked up.

Now it's your turn to inspire us
and visit others to be inspired:

Crockpot Pear Butter for Two

Small batch #crockpot pear butter -- yum!  | Recipe at I Gotta Create!

We've been gifted by some friends sharing a
bumper crop of pears with us this season.

We love pears.
cooked up fancy.

So I whipped up some Pear Butter
to slather on our
toast, waffles, ice cream…

Most recipes out there call for 
something like 7 pounds of pears!

Here's a simple, small-batch recipe
you can leave in your mini crockpot all day
and enjoy for the next few weeks.

Here is how to make

Crockpot Pear Butter for Two:

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Are you in the Fall Spirit yet?

Halloween Rocks by Art Club Blog

Our party features will get you there...

Welcome to the Fall version
of the Wildly Original link party!

I'm so glad you're here!

Easy Fall Pillows by My Pinterventures
are sew cute!

Check out this great Island Deck 
by Love My DIY Home

Link up all your great Fall projects 
and then go visit these featured artists: