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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cutting Edge Magazine Giveaway

Hey guys, so it's kind of been a week full of giveaways, so I hope you're ready for another!

This time, I get to give one of you a subscription to the March/April issue of Cutting Edge Magazine.  I've talked about it before, but if you're newer here you may have missed it.  Cutting Edge Magazine is an online publication that focuses on all kinds of electronic die cut machines (Silhouette, Eclips, Zing, Cougar, etc)  Every two months we pack the magazine full of beautiful projects you can make with your cutters, freebie files from generous sponsors and tips and tricks for using your machine.

In the picture above you can see little hints of what I put together for this issue.  And some past projects here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway open now until March 6, 12 am.  Winner will be chosen using Random.org.  Must be 18 years or older, but open worldwide.

For more chances to win, visit these blogs:
I Love Doing All Things Crafty
Therese's Crafty Cabana
Krafthead Kreations
Busch Creations
I Love 2 Cut Paper
Mel's Art Journey
All Smiles and Sunshine
September Ninth
Welcome to My World


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

See Me at the Phat Quarters Blog Today!

I love meeting local bloggers, and I love showing off new blogs too!   If you love finding new creative souls, go check out the Phat Quarters blog.  

I met Gemia (one of the crafty ladies over there) while working on the Festival of Nativties last year, and I loved all her beautiful song-lyric inspired boards that she used to decorate her space.

You'll also get to see the kids' jewelry holder I made for my girls!


Monday, February 25, 2013

PVC Pipe Toothbrush Holders

{How to organize toothbrushes}

When we remodeled our hall bathroom last summer I knew we had to come up with new toothbrush holders. We hated the long skinny counter that went all the way across the toilet tank so we made it disappear.  But that meant we were left with a tiny vanity, nearly no counterspace, and kids who weren't really tall enough to reach the shelves we'd installed. 

PVC Pipe Toothbrush Holder by Crafting in the Rain

Point of View--Organizing

It seems like a natural side effect of starting a new year is a desire to clean out and declutter every room in the house. The problem though, at least for me, is that I lose steam by the end of February and while my intentions were good, I never did make it though all the spaces I'd planned on.  


Well, here's some good news: the theme for this month's Point of View and link party is Organizing.  So link up all your great organized rooms, closets, tips, tricks and let's be proud of all we've accomplished so far this year.  Then look through the other ideas and be inspired to keep going.

You can see instructions for my toothbrush holders here.

All the link ups will be added to our POV Pinterest board and if you missed the Point of View Door post, that link party is still open as well so any time you have a project involving a door you can go back and link up there.


Grab a button for the party, and check back next week to see if you were featured here or on one of the other participating blogs.  

Amy Ameroonie Designs
Ashlee I'm Topsy Turvy
Jonie Just Between Friends
Leanne Organize and Decorate Everything
and this month's guest:
Hilda From Overwhelmed to Organized


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Washi Tape Storage Ideas

The other day I showed you my trick for cleaning the edges of washi tape, and my overflowing jar where my rolls are piled.  I need a new solution and came across all these great ideas in my search.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lacy Vinyl Jar

Some time ago I painted the inside of this jar with blue paint and I love the color.   

It seemed like it needed a little something extra lately though so I busted out the vinyl.   It was so easy too!  I just found a border file that I liked, sized it so it would fit all the way around my jar and cut it out.  

Then I wrapped it around the jar and did my best to line up the ends--but it's in the back to it didn't have to be perfect.

Do you have any jars around your house that could use a little vinyl touch? 


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Puff Pastry Valentine Dessert

If you're still looking for a fun little dessert for your Valentine's Day dinner, I have the perfect solution for you.  What's great is that not only does it taste divine, it's way easier than it may look.

Monday, February 11, 2013

How to Clean Your Washi Tape

Today's post is a short one...just a little trick I figured out over the weekend that came in quite handy.  You probably didn't even know you needed this tip, but now you'll thank me :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Harry Potter Birthday Party

Over the last couple of weeks I've posted bits of the Harry Potter birthday party I was planning for (and with) my 9-year-old.  And since today is her actual birthday, it's the perfect time to share this post. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cool Door Projects (Point of View Features)

I picked a couple of links I wanted to show you from the Point of View party last week--but it's still open, so if you want to go add your own, you still can.

I love the fun bright color of this turquoise painted door by Anne at DesignDreams.

And McKenzie from Girl Loves Glam created a cool feature bookshelf with her old door.

Aren't those great!  Hopefully you got some great ideas from our posts and the link ups, and maybe added one to your to-do list.


Friday, February 1, 2013

Harry Potter Sneak Peeks

If you've been following my pictures on Instagram (@steph_crafting_rain), you've seen some of my Harry Potter party prep.  It's tomorrow, and really all I have left to do today is hang up the last couple little decorations and make the cake and cupcakes.  I'll do a post about the whole thing later with better pictures of what I made, but here are a few things I've shared so far.

Golden snitch::::Candles::::Platform 9 3/4::::Bertie Botts Beans

My husband is fabulous and is currently working on getting all the wands ready and the kids will each paint one tomorrow.

Have a great weekend, watch next week for the whole party post and go check out all these awesome things you could win from The Freckled Fox!