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Free $2 MP3 Credit at Amazon

Jen at The Thrifty Home just posted a code for $2 in free MP3 credits at Amazon.  Act fast if you're interested, it expires tomorrow, June 30th, at 11:59 Pacific Time. 
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(I'm not selling anything here, but just so happen to like music and thought you might enjoy it as well.)
Today's Fabulous Find...Free Music! 

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Guest Posting: Pocket Full of Pink

Today I'm guest posting over at Pocket Full of Pink and am happy to have Karen here sharing a fun redo tutorial with you.

Hello!  I am Karen From the Blog Pocket Full of Pink.  I am so excited to be here and show you a few of my favorite projects from my blog Pocket Full of Pink.  I love all things crafty and find it relaxing to find junk and make it into something I love!

I am so excited to be here and show you my blog and the project I have been working on lately!  
Here are some are some of my favorite projects that I have made:

Flower Wall Art
I love that it was so easy and quick to make and I used supplies I already had on hand! Click here to see how I made it.

Spring Barnwood sign 
Here's a sign I re-purposed from an old sign I got at Salvation Army!
You can see the tutorial here.

I Love you Valentines Frame
I used lots of supplies I had on hand for this cute Valentine frame.  Find the tutorial here.

Today I am going to show you my T-shirt Makeover:

I was at Target the other day and found 2 of the same shirt for $2.50 each.  They were long sleeve and V-neck.  I knew I had to buy them and try a make-over with them!  I have been wanting to try this for months, but haven't had the courage too.

I stumbled across this blog a few weeks ago, and I love her shirt redo tutorials.  She gives awesome directions!  This is where I got the idea for mine. Now remember, this is the first one I have done and I am NOT a seamstress by any means.  Sewing even kinda stresses me out, but I like how it turned out!

I also used another tutorial from another blog for the sleeves.  They were long sleeves, but I changed them to 3/4 sleeve length.  I feel terrible, because I can't remember the name of the blog that I got that tutorial from.  If anyone knows, please tell me so I can give here credit!!

The neckline seemed a little stretched out when I was done, but I was planning on wearing that white shirt underneath anyways (don't like the cleavage look).
I really was happy with the way it turned out.  I have been wearing it everywhere!

It probably took me about 2 hours to make, but for my first time, I don't think that was too bad!

Thanks so much for letting me visit Janet!  I would love you to stop by my blog Pocket Full of Pink anytime!

Thanks for visiting Karen! 

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A Few You May Have Missed

I have several eight (possibly more) projects that I'm currently working on and not one of them is finished, photographed, and ready to share.  Sooo...while I'm working on finishing them up, I thought I'd link to a few posts that you may have missed... 

Photo/Recipe Holder

Tooth Fairy Pillows
This cute pillow was made by my sister for her daughter.

Reusable Gift Sack/ $6 Children's Gift Idea

Thanks to those of you who left suggestions for words and colors for my summer subway art print, I'm hoping to post it sometime next week.
Have a fun weekend!

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Featuring: Millers Ink

Today I want to share with you a few cards from one of my favorite blogs--Millers Ink.

Here's a few of Lynn's amazing card designs...

Vintage Card--she used embroidery floss on the flip flops--so cute!

Fun little boy card--love the little red wagon!

Birthday Card--fun way to use ledger paper!

New Baby Card--so sweet!

Garden Card--beautiful colors!

This is just a small sampling of the cards that Lynn has made.   She also designs tags, decorative boxes, and is a talented gardener.   Go visit Lynn and be prepared to be inspired by her creativity!

Today's Fabulous Find...Millers Ink

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Americana Quick Change Frame

I apologize if you have seen this post multiple times in your reader or e-mail.  I was having some trouble with blogger.

My  quick change holiday frame is all updated and ready for July.  I skipped a couple of holidays, but now I'm back on track!

The stars are from a dollar store.  I'm not totally loving the bells, but I left them for now.  Don't be surprised if you see them again in December on another craft.

For the backing I used 3 small sheets of galvanized metal that I bought at Lowes for .58 each.  (They're used for roofing so look for them in that area.)  They just slid right in the frame in front of the burlap.  The stars hold them in place and hide the seems a bit.  This isn't what I bought them for, but when they fit I thought "hey, why not?" 
(They are also a nice size to frame for a magnetic photo frame.)

So now I have two options,  metal...

 or the original burlap.

I also bought this small decorative suitcase to keep all of the ornaments from past holidays in.  This way I can keep them in a handy place by my frame so it's even more convenient to change them and I might actually remember where I put them.  ;) 

Today's Fabulous Find...Galvanized Metal Flashing Shingles
(They're a nice size for crafting and a really great price too.)
Links to previous Quick Change Frame posts
Tutorial for the Frame/Winter
Valentine's Day

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Independence Day Subway Art

How do you put into words the feelings that you have for your country?  One of the first times I remember feeling a love for my country is when I was in the 4th grade and we were taught God Bless The U.S.A. in choir.  Love this song!  Feel free to click on the play button and listen to it while you choose your print. :)

Find more songs like God Bless The U.S.A. at Myspace Music

There are four designs.  I included several prints without the 4 in the center that can be used for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, or for other occasions other than Independence Day.

Eleven Choices

For Personal Use Only
If you would like to share this subway art with your readers, I ask that you use one of the photos or the color choice image above.  Please don't post these images on your blog.  Thank you!

All clip-art is from Microsoft.

Use the black and white prints to print/copy onto scrapbook paper, or colored paper.  They are also the best prints to start with if you want to recolor the subway art.

*For even more color choices, read through my tutorial on

 *A big thank you to my sisters and my mom who helped me choose the words for this subway art.
To download: You must first click on the image to open it in a new window in it's highest resolution. Right click on the image and either copy and paste it into a document (to size and then print), or click on save image as to save it to your computer. You will need to size it before you print.
To size the prints: The prints look will look the best printed as an 8x10 or 4"x5" (for a card), but can be stretched to other sizes if you insert them into a document using a program like Microsoft Word/Publisher or Photo shop. Insert the image, click on it, then drag the sides of the image to the size that you want. (A 5x7 will look a bit stretched with this design.)
*You can also save the image to your computer and then use your computer's picture manager program to print it as an 8x10.
Print them on white or colored card stock, scrapbook paper, or (for the best quality) on photo paper. (Check your dollar store for photo paper, I buy packages of 8- 8x10 sheets for only $1.)

To the brave men and women who defend freedom everywhere
and to their families who have given so much--
Thank you.

Linking to these fabulous parties! 
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All Thingz Related Be Different Act Normal Beyond The Picket Fence Blue Cricket Design Chic on a Shoestring Creation Corner  
Designer Gardens Dittle Dattle Domestically Speaking Embellishing Life Everyday Finding Fabulous Fingerprints On The Fridge   
Fireflies and Jellybeans Funky Junk Interiors House of Hepworths I Heart Naptime Just A Girl Keeping It Simple
My Backyard Eden Serenity Now Seven Thirty-Three Sew Can Do Sew Much Ado Shanty 2 Chic Skip To My Lou   
Someday Crafts Somewhat Simple Sugar Bee Crafts Tator Tots and Jello The Creative Crate The DIY Showoff
The Girl Creative The Shabby Chic Cottage The Shabby Nest The Thrifty Home Tip Junkie Today's Creative Blog   
Under The Table and Dreaming Home is Where My Story Begins

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