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Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day this year is actually two days long. July 15 and 16. If you plan on shopping on Amazon, I would appreciate you using my link. It costs you nothing, it helps support this site, and it keeps me active in the Amazon program. Thank you for your consideration. Any link on this page will work.

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Did you know there will be Prime Day launches? Special items are available only for Prime members.

So why choose Amazon Prime?

  • 1-Day and Same-Day Shipping. ...
  • Prime Membership Sharing. ...
  • Unlimited Photo Storage (Amazon Photos) ...
  • Ad-Free Video Streaming (Prime Video) ...
  • Ad-Free Music Streaming (Prime Music) ...
  • Free Twitch Subscription (Twitch Prime) ...
  • Flat-Fee Grocery Deliveries (Prime Pantry) ...
  • Kindle Ebook Rentals (Lending Library)
  • Prime Photos. ...
  • Access to Lightning Deals. ...
  • Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card. ...
  • Prime Now.


See the details here [Prime Benefits]


If you want to try Amazon Prime, you can get a free 30-day trial.


A Warehouse of Digital Finds

Are you familiar with Design Bundles? They are an online warehouse for all kinds of digital files. You can find digital papers, graphics, templates, fonts, and more. I was happy to be asked to write about their designs. 


My favorite sections have to be the free for you today section. You enter your email address and they send you a link to download the freebie. As I visited today, it was a page full of sloth illustrations. Another great section is the dollar spot. Who doesn’t love a deal for a dollar! It appears this is something new to the site. From what I can tell they have a variety of fonts available for a dollar. They are offered for a limited time and only so many of each font is available so you want to be quick to the draw.


If you are a designer you can create your own store and sell your digital designs through Design Bundles. This is a great opportunity to earn money without having to set up a storefront on your own website. Design Bundles houses everything for you and takes care of the sales. I am not sure of the percentage they keep but it is something to look into if you design digital content.


For the digital scrapbooker, Design Bundles is a great resource for scrapbook design. You’ll find templates for your scrapbooking layouts, a variety of fonts to fit your design, digital background papers, and digital illustrations to place on your page.



Other sites affiliated with Design Bundles are the Theme Planet and Font Bundles. Both are great resources for digital content. Theme Planet has free and paid templates for web design. Font Bundles, of course, has fonts. You can find free fonts, paid fonts, and a dollar deal section.



A feature I know many will be happy to explore is the monogram maker. It is a free online program to make monograms. You choose your font, frame, and background. You can edit the size, placement, and color of the elements. Then you download your creation.


Design Bundles is such a rich site. I clicked on their design school section and found all kinds of tutorials I can’t wait to go deeper into. If you are looking for cutting machine tutorials, they have them for Cricut, Silhouette, and Scan and Cut. If you are looking for software tutorials, you can find them there as well. I know Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials will be popular. There are tutorials for Canva and Inkscape too. And if you are in need of instruction on your machines, they have tutorials for Mac, PC, and iPad.


If you find you are purchasing a lot from Design Bundles, they have a Plus Membership. You can join for a monthly fee. There are three different levels of membership. Each membership comes with varying options. It appears to work on a credit system and you purchase fonts with your credit. As I said, if you are purchasing a lot from Design Bundles, this seems to be a good option.


No matter what you are in the market for digitally, it would be a good idea to sign up for Design Bundles mailing list to keep on top of daily deals, freebies, and specials.

Craft Supplies from the Hardware Section

There are a lot of crafty finds at the Dollar Tree. In the above video we take a look at the hardware section of the store and what products can be used in our craft room.

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There are many different ways to alter a pair of flip flops, I love this version from Yarn Scissors Silk.

This week's Link Party

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  • Link to a specific post, not your homepage.

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Walmart Delivery

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You can now check and see if Walmart offers next day delivery to your area. This is a deal changer!

Carnival Cricut Mystery Box

Cricut just released a new mystery box and I bet this one is going to go quickly. Why? It contains a cranberry cutie! Check out all that is included:

  • cranberry cutie
  • leather
  • black glitter iron on
  • holographic iron on silver
  • holographic iron on green
  • permanent vinyl - 6 pack
  • cocoa vinyl - 6 feet
  • transfer tape
  • gel pens 1.0 markers

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How to DIY Your Own Stencils

I have been really interested in working with stencils but they can be really expensive. I wanted to make my own stencils but have them be reusable. I have plans to experiment with a variety of different materials. This post contains the first of that process. I had some overhead projector films left over from my past years teaching so I decided to start with it. I cut out a few stencils using the overhead film on my Cricut Maker. 

I want to thank Cricut for supplying materials used in this process.
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Materials for stencils:


Download your desired stencil SVG and load it to your cutting machine.

Leaf stencil SVG

Ginkgo stencil SVG

I used the acetate setting but stopped it from cutting the design twice because a second cut wasn't needed. I also found that I needed to really make sure the film adhered well to the cutting mat or it lifted while cutting. The small Cricut scraper really worked well to push down the film to the mat. I wasn't concerned with scratches, although none were made.

Ginkgo leaf stencil, cosmetic brush, and ink pads

The brush set I used can be found on Amazon at

And if you are looking for that cool mat I am working on, it is a Water Media Mat by Waffle Flower. You can find it at

paint, cosmetic brush, and stamping versions

video of how the stencils were used

This is my favorite image that I created during this experimentation.

I am not done trying different materials to make stencils. There will definitely be more experimentation in the future. I hope to find the best material for making stencils that can be reused. So far, I am really happy with this version made from overhead projector film. 

If you are looking for additional free SVG stencils files, take a look at my other site The Craft Chop and use the search function on the right side of the page and search on the word "stencil" you will find a bunch more for free.


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Cricut Father's Day Sale

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Mother's Day Gift Guide


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It's not too late to give a great Mother's Day gift. This handy guide from can help you choose the perfect gift. My favorite from this guide would have to be the Tf Publishing Striped Floral Large Weekly Monthly Planner available at JC Penney, and it's under $20. You can see the guide here [gift guide]



















































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