Fabulous & Free

One Man’s Trash is Another’s Treasure – Trash Tags

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Fabulous & Free | 0 comments

One Man’s Trash is Another’s Treasure – Trash Tags

So you’ve probably heard someone say, “One man’s trash is another’s treasure.”  Today I’m showing you a craft literally based on this very saying.  Over the past year as I’ve purchased clothing for my family, I saved the manufacturer’s tags that are attached to the clothing items wanting to repurpose them in some way.  Some of the tags are pretty cool when it comes to graphic design or texture.  Rather than toss them into the trash – I...

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Back to School – Vintage Reader Pennant Banner

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Fabulous & Free | 0 comments

Back to School – Vintage Reader Pennant Banner

When the school supply aisle appears at Wal-mart in July – I get all tingly inside.  The smell of crayons, new glue sticks, and plethora of colored folders gives me a thrill to which almost nothing else can compare.  Long after my children are grown – the school supply aisle will beckon me to purchase notebook paper and scissors.  You can take the girl out of the school but not the school out of the girl.  I retired from teaching a year ago in May but I still get excited about...

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So WILD about WILDflowers!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Fabulous & Free | 0 comments

So WILD about WILDflowers!

Recently my friend, Cheryl, celebrated her 60th birthday.  Some friends and I honored her with a luncheon at The Herb Box here in Scottsdale.  I was asked to make the table festive and fun without balloons.  So I thought – “April Showers Bring May Flowers” is an appropriate theme for an April birthday.  I found some cute pots, planted some flowers, and tucked in colorful pinwheels to dress up the table party style.  I also wrapped up a box of wildflower seeds and tied...

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Global Training Institute for Women Event

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Fabulous & Free | 0 comments

Clever Creations recently had the joy of being asked to help decorate for the first annual Global Training Institute for Women breakfast fundraiser.  Janelle Wood and her team at GTIW are doing all kinds of amazing work around the world – especially for women in the Middle East.  Google their ministry and see how you can help!   It was a joy to work with Barbara Uhlmann in getting the decor completed for this event.  Being that they are GLOBAL Training Institute for Women...

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Easy as 1-2-3….

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in Fabulous & Free | 0 comments

We recently remodeled our youngest daughter’s room.  Actually she decided at age 11 1/2 she was ready to put away most of her toys and transform the toy room for her new bedroom.  She wanted “modern” which is the antithesis of the rest of our home.  Feeling strongly that a child’s room should reflect their personality and not the parents’, we compromised with an industrial-modern decor.  She wanted bold tropical blue and BRIGHT orange.  Also important to her...

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Tea For Two

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Fabulous & Free | 0 comments

        Warning: copious photos ahead!!  This post is mainly for my friend, Sharon, and her sister-in-law, Kim.  Although, I hope it also helps to inspire your next tea party!  My daughter, Brekyn, wanted an intimate vintage tea party for her 18th birthday (almost two years ago).  This is a sweet spot in my heart since my husband and I lived in England for 6 months at one point in our marriage. (An extra tidbit, I was pregnant with Brekyn at that time so maybe this...

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