The CSI Project: Molding Challenge Week

Guess what??
I am so excited this week to be a guest judge on the CSI Project's Molding Challenge. If you haven't been by the CSI Project yet, head over there ASAP. So much creativity and inspiration in one place, prepare to be dazzled!

I absolutely love their guest tutorials. One of my personal favorites this week is making rustic wood shadowboxes. It's so easy to do with this fabulous tutorial from the Laney Sisters on Truly Lovely.

Join in for the Linky Party later in the week to post your projects related to frames and molding. I'll be posting the winner and my Top Ten picks this weekend--can't wait!

Tell Your Story: Sports Shadowbox

 This week one of my new customers friends sent in an inspiring idea of what she had done with her ShadowCases.  I loved it so much, I asked her if I could share it with all of you ladies.
First of all, she is so gung-ho on this that she did the whole thing in like a day!  Second of all, she actually took the time to send in photos of her project. You go girl!  I could definitely learn a lesson or two from you about finishing ShadowCase projects. ;-)  Here's what she had to say:

"My son LOVES sports! He loves to play every sport, watches sports, learns about sports and is basically a sports nut. My youngest sister's boyfriend was the high school quarterback for his team. My son loved to watch their games. For Christmas this year (since he is done), he wanted to pass on the football legacy to him. He gave him his jersey (which he had signed), his stickers from his helmet, a very nice note and some of the stickers he had earned throughout his high school experience. We wanted to have a way to keep them safe, but also showcase such a special gift. We couldn't believe he would give such a treasured gift to my son (he is only 10 right now).

So, the other shadowbox is full of my son's special things from this summer when he made the All-star minor league baseball team. He was selected to be on the team and he loved every minute of it. So, these are both on my son's wall. He couldn't be more pleased with how they turned out and for being able to showcase his love of sports. Thanks for creating the perfect thing to help us keep such special things stored in the perfect way. They went together so easily! I would highly recommend them! They are perfect! Everything about them. I loved how the frames attached to the front. I loved how the board was two sided. I loved the fun pins that hooked everything so perfectly together. I loved all of the matching accessories. I can't wait to work on my next project! Thanks!

Don't you just love what she did with the vinyl lettering under the 2 ShadowCases?  Now my 12-year-old son is asking why I haven't put his football stuff up in his room yet!  Okay, okay, it's definitely on the list of New Year's resolutions for me now!


30% OFF Etsy ShadowCase Shop

It's a New Year with new products and designs at ShadowCase.  To celebrate, we've got everything in our Etsy store at 30% off! Just use coupon code NEW30 at checkout to get your discount.

 I've got some really cute new ShadowCase designs and items to fit every budget, so please stop on over and have a look.  Happy Shopping!


A ShadowCase for the Holiday Season

One of my fabulous blogging friends over at Craft-O-Maniac created such a fun Christmas ShadowCase that I had to show her off a little bit! Such a festive display, I love it!

What a gorgeous Christmas display, Jen!  
Thanks for sharing it with us!

Join our Holiday Celebration! 
From now until December 15 we are running a HUGE Christmas sale both on our website and our Etsy store for wholesale prices on all our ShadowCases, Accessories,  and Kits. In the Etsy store, the items are already marked down, and on the website you can use coupon code XMAS40 for 40% off your entire order!

Happy Holidays!



I've been very busy in my little shop getting things ready for Christmas, and my faithful readers are the first to know about a HUGE sale I am running in my Etsy shop from now until Nov. 30.  

A ShadowCase makes such a great gift, and if you've ever thought about owning one, now is the time to act!  I am offering several ShadowCase Kits at WHOLESALE prices in my Etsy shop, so stop on by and take a look. You may just find that special gift you've been looking for!

Happy Shopping!

Mom and Me Makeover Box

Hello readers! I have missed all of you over the last few weeks.  Between running a new business and a busy household, I felt like it was time to take a little break and rejuvenate my relationship with my family. Here is one of our favorite projects we "worked" on---a Mom and Me Makeover Box!

I purchased a box on clearance for $5 and added a few scrapbooking letters to the front.  Then my girls and I went to the Dollar Store and loaded up on all kinds of goodies--nail polish, nail art stickers, lip glosses, and make-up.  

We had a fabulous time doing our nails and dolling ourselves up one afternoon! 

Now we've got a special box ready at a moment's notice, so that when I've got 10 minutes in between running here and there, we can be sure to make some memories that will last forever.

Wouldn't these make a wonderful, inexpensive birthday or Christmas gift?


Mmm-Mmm Mondays: Last Minute Strawberry Shortcake

I know I've got a winner recipe when my kids taste it and say, "Mom, you should put this on your blog!"  This super quick and easy Strawberry Shortcake was one my daughter and I thought up as a last minute dessert for our family night. 

 15-Minute Strawberry Shortcake

 1 can of large refrigerator biscuits (we used butter-flavored)
1 large box instant vanilla pudding
strawberry jam

Directions: Bake biscuits as directed on can.  Mix pudding as directed on box. Open jar of jam like your common sense tells you to. Cut each biscuit in half, then put pudding and jam on top.  Couldn't be simpler, right?

Everyone in my family loved the way this tasted, and I loved how easy it was to put together--      only 15 minutes total!!