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FREE Printable Tags For Thanksgiving Dinner Leftovers

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Christmas Printable Download Gift Tags

As you finish up your Thanksgiving celebration with family and friends, send home the leftovers in style with these clever free printable tags from World Label– perfect to identify all your thanksgiving goodies! Download and print them on 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock  or uncut sticker/ label stock and then cut out the designs.

:: Get your FREE Thanksgiving Leftover Tag printables here.

 

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GREAT DEAL — Up To 66% OFF Colored Pencil and Gel Pen Sets, PrismaColor Sets, Coloring Books For Adults, and More

Amazon has a HOT sale happening today on top rated art and coloring supplies. These are perfect to use with scrapbooking, art projects, and fine detail work found in coloring books for adults.  This is a great time to stock up on art supplies for summer craft projects for the kids, too!

All the items we have highlighted have received top-rated reviews by buyers (4.5 to 5 star user ratings). 

Here are a few examples of the fantastic savings we found over at Amazon today (you might not want to wait, as prices change quickly):

LolliZ 96 Gel Pen Set (2 Packs of 48 pens each)
Sale Price $16.99 (Regular retail $49.99)

Sargent Art Pack of 50 Colored Pencils Assorted Colors 22-7251
(High Quality Pencils for Beginners)
Sale Price $8.98

Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils, Set of 48 Assorted Colors
(PrismaColor is the premier artist brand, known for creamy leads & rich pigments — “Scholar” is their intermediate series)
Sale Price $24.99 (Regular retail $44.49)

72 Slots Portable Colored Pencil/Pen Organizer Zippered Case
 (Note that this is for the carrying case only)
Sale Price $14.99

Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil, Set of 48 Colors (Fine-art quality pencils create smooth color, superior blending and shading, light-resistant, and waterproof).
BEST DEAL ==> Sale Price $33.99 (Regular retail $99.99)

“Today Is Going To Be A Great Day”
Inspirational Coloring Book for Adults
Price $7.99

“Butterflies” Coloring Book for Adults
BEST DEAL ==>
Price $3.59


It Is Well with My Soul” Coloring Book for Adults
Price $5.93 

Colour Your Day: Coloring Book for Adults
Price $7.99

There are lots of great art supply deals to be found with this sale, too.  I hope you find just what you are looking for! : )

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FREE Leatherworking Craft Workshop at the Amon Carter Museum ~ Saturday, May 28

The Amon Carter Museum is offering a FREE hands-on craft session you don’t want to miss! Be inspired by the art of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell during an interactive tour followed by a demonstration with local leatherworking expert Scott Horn from Oil and Cotton. Enjoy refreshments as you learn more about the art of leatherworking and create your own set of leather coasters.

Please note that reservations are required — Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

Details, details
What:  Get more details about this Crafting from the Collection event (here).  Read more about Scott Horn from Oil and Cotton (here). 
When:  Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 10:30am12:30pm
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Find directions and parking details here.
Cost: Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!

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$10 For Custom Made Gold Foil Graphic Prints

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We recently discovered the freshly launched Handmade at Amazon store —  if you are an Etsy fan, you’ll enjoy this wonderful store, packed full of unique items crafted and sold directly from artisans. Handmade products range from jewelry and furniture to artwork and bedding and are easily browsed by category (Handmade Lighting, Home Decor, Stationery and Party Supplies, Kitchen and Dining, etc.) or search by artisans’ location (like Texas!).

Our perusal uncovered a new favorite find — gorgeous, yet inexpensive gold or silver foil art prints, made by hand in a small print shop just outside of Philadelphia. Choose a standard 5 x 7 framable size for $10 or 8 x 10 for $18 — both sizes are designed to be popped into a standard frame and you can pick gold or silver foil. They will even customize a print just for you for $7 more!

Here are some of our favorite designs:

  
  

:: Pop over here to see all the wonderful designs in this shop!


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New to the Handmade at Amazon store? This wonderful store is packed full of items crafted and sold directly from artisans with categories ranging from jewelry and furniture to artwork and bedding — easily browsed by category or by artisans’ location.

The product page for each handmade item contains a location icon (like Texas) to show where the artisan is based, along with a link to their profile so that you can learn more about the creator’s work and the unique story behind the artisan and item. You’ll find products from craftsmen in all 50 U.S. states, and over 60 countries. We appreciate Amazon’s promise to check out every artisan, to ensure their products are truly handcrafted goods and not mass-produced.

:: Find shop details & a list of today’s top-selling handmade items here.


 

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6 Tips for Flawless (and Fun!) Easter Egg Decorating from Williams Sonoma

2016 FREE Printable Desk Calendar

Did you know that plain, distilled white vinegar works best for dyeing eggs? Pop over to the Williams-Sonoma Blog to learn this and more from their professional catalog stylist. There are pointers for getting vibrant colors, making clean-up easy, and turning the activity into a fun event for the whole family.

:: Pop over here to get Williams-Sonoma’s 6 tips for Flawless (and Fun!) Easter Egg Decorating.

P.S. All of Williams-Sonoma’s Easter items just went on sale for 50% off! 

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FREE to Download — $149 Collection of High-End Photography Editing Tools From Google

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For our photo editing aficionados and creative dabbler friends…

nik collection free from google

Google just announced that they are going to start giving away their Nik Collection of PC & Mac photo editing tools ~ a fantastic freebie, as a few years ago, these tools would have cost you $500! The Nik Collection is a set of plug-ins that you can use with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and Apple Aperture. The photo tools include special effect filters, color correction, color enhancement, sharpening tools, and more.

:: Pop over here to learn more or get the entire Nik suite as a free download from Google ~ for either Mac or Windows.

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Save the Date — FREE Art in the Dark Community Event at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum, February 18

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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering a fun and FREE event packed with activities for all ages — Art in the Dark, Thursday, February 18.  Everyone is invited to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, exhibit tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

:: Schedule of Events

Art Making 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a popcorn tin!
Light up the night with a film-themed votive!

Art Search 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Explore the galleries with a fun art search. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Hollywood Costume Contest
Dress up as your favorite movie character and have the chance to win a prize!
Registration for 12 years and under: 5:30–6:15 p.m.
Registration for 13 years and up: 5:30–8:30 p.m.
For safety purposes, no masks or weapons please.

Hollywood Hits with the David Brehm Trio 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Listen to Hollywood film hits played by the David Brehm Trio. Writer, producer, and guitarist David L. Brehm has developed a unique guitar style over the years. David will often loop his own rhythm guitar playing so he can improvise during the solo sections of certain songs. With a repertoire that includes original tunes, as well as an extensive jazz, pop, and Latin catalog, David Brehm delivers an unforgettable musical experience.

PicFlips Photo Booth 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Make your own mini-moving picture with PicFlips Flipbooks—grab your friends, strike a few red-carpet-worthy poses, and leave with a flipbook starring you!

Amon Carter Art After Dark

Popcorn Bar 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Make a stop at the popcorn bar to create the perfect movie-watching mix.

Pop-up Library 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Take a break and enjoy books connected to the special exhibition.

Short Films 5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a few Academy Award-winning animated shorts.
Flowers and Trees (1932)
Three Little Pigs (1933)
The Country Cousin (1936)
The Dot and the Line (1965)
Paperman (2012)

Social Media Art Search 6 p.m.
Check Instagram and Twitter starting at 6 p.m. #ACMartsearch

Spotlight Tours 6:30–8 p.m.
Swing by the special exhibition galleries and chat with a docent about American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

Wacky Wardrobe Challenge 7 p.m.
Get your creative juices flowing during this exciting costuming activity. Just bring a friend and your imagination!

Special Exhibition Tour 8 p.m.
Engage with assistant curator Maggie Adler during this tour of American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood.

Thomas Hart Benton (1889­–1975) The Kentuckian, 1954

Have fun with food! Everyone is welcome to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. No reservations are required.

Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a reusable lunch bag
Create magnetic miniature artworks

Art Search
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Work up an appetite by finding food-themed artworks in the galleries. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Cupcake Decorating with Central Market
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a miniature cupcake to look like a berry pie and enjoy your creation on the museum’s front porch.

Food Trucks and Outdoor Fun
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Have fun on the museum’s lawn by tossing a beach ball, throwing a flickering Frisbee with friends, or grabbing a bite to eat from a food truck*.
*Food available for purchase.

Music with Eric Martin
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy the melodic sounds of the xylophone during an ongoing performance by local percussionist Eric Martin.

Selections from Food Design, a film by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Food Design (2010) takes a look at the secret chambers of a major manufacturer of food, where designers and scientists are defining tomorrow’s favorite culinary treat. It shows how form, color, smell, consistency, the sounds made during eating, manufacturing technique, history, and stories are all aspects of food and eating that both influence food design and are created by it. This film includes subtitles.
Courtesy Icarus Films

Tarrant Area Food Bank Donation Station
5:30–9 p.m.
Help those in need by donating a non-perishable food item to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. For each item donated, a ticket will be entered in a raffle to win an Amon Carter swag bag!

Family Tour
5:45–6:30 p.m.
Join the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers to discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries. This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.

Dining Through the Ages with Anne Paup, Etiquette Consultant
Sessions begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Mind your manners and learn the basics of dining etiquette and the history behind it during this fun demonstration with Etiquette and Protocol Consultant Anne Paup.

Cheese Tastings with Elizabeth Northern, Owner of Magnolia Cheese Company
Tastings begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
Taste and learn about unique local cheeses during this delectable presentation with cheesemonger Elizabeth Northern, proprietor of Magnolia Cheese Company in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood.
Please note: There are a limited number of seats per session. Free tickets to sessions will be available in Gallery 21 thirty minutes before each session begins.

Adult Tour
8–8:45 p.m.
Join Margi Conrads, deputy director of art and research, as she shares her favorite works of art in the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine.

This program is made possible in part by Central Market.

– See more at: http://www.cartermuseum.org/calendar#sthash.aKTfjMCc.dpuf

Details, details

What:  Get more details about the Art in the Dark program, here.
When:  Thursday, February 18 from 5:30pm–9:30pm
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Get directions and parking details here.
Cost: FREE!  Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is always FREE (but donations are appreciated).

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FREE Printable 2016 12-Month Desk Calendar

2016 FREE Printable Desk Calendar

Creative and organizing blogger, Clean and Scenstible, has created a fun 2016 printable 12-month desk calendar that is FREE to download!

The calendar is available in two framable sizes (3.5×5 as well as 4×6).  We recommend printing the designs out on your favorite card stock paper and then trimming the designs with a straight edge trimmer to get a professional-looking finished edge (something like this one).

When you download the calendar, you will notice that there are 13 calendar months included, as there are two designs for the month of July – one with a July 4th theme and one with a Canada Day theme (be sure and print the one you prefer).

Use this wonderful little calendar as a practical way to liven up your desk or countertop for the year ahead!

:: Get your FREE 2016 Desk Calendar printables here.

Please note that the calendar artwork is for personal use only.

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GREAT DEAL — 50% OFF Colored Pencil and Gel Pen Sets, PrismaColor Sets, Coloring Books, and More

We uncovered some hot deals on top rated art and coloring supplies. These are perfect to use with scrap-booking, art projects, and coloring books, and are all top-rated products ( 4.5 to 5 star user rated)!

Here are a few examples of the fantastic savings we found over at Amazon (don’t wait, as prices change quickly):

LolliZ 96 Gel Pen Set (2 Packs of 48 pens each)
Sale Price $24.95 (Regularly $49.99)

Sargent Art Pack of 50 Colored Pencils Assorted Colors 22-7251
(High Quality Pencils for Beginners)
Sale Price $14.09

Prismacolor Scholar Colored Pencils, Set of 48 Assorted Colors
(PrismaColor is the premier artist brand, known for creamy leads & rich pigments — “Scholar” is their intermediate series)
Sale Price $24.98 (Regularly $44.49)

60-Color Pack Top Quality Gel Pens
Sale Price $24.99 (Regularly $49.99)

Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencil, Set of 48 Colors (Fine-art quality pencils create smooth color, superior blending and shading, light-resistant, and waterproof).
Sale Price $39.78 (Regularly $98.69)

“Today Is Going To Be A Great Day”
Inspirational Adult Coloring Book
Price $7.99 

Colour Your Day: Adult Coloring Book
Price $7.99

There are lots of great kids deals to be found with this sale.  I hope you find just what you are looking for! : )

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GREAT FIND — $5 to $12 Framable Art From Texas Artist, Nicole Jennings

We have a new favorite find and couldn’t wait to share…


Nicole Joelle

Need a quick and inexpensive gift idea or want to add an encouraging word to your home? Here’s a wonderful way to do just thatpop over to Texas artist, Nicole Jennings’ Etsy shop (Nicole Joelle Prints), and take a look at her lovely, inspirational, and very affordable artwork.

  • For $12 you receive a downloadable art file with a collection of 4 framable 8 x 10 prints. For only $8 more ($20 total), she will have these professionally printed on high quality, 8.5×11 paper and mailed to you (learn more here). Each print has a small white border that you can trim to fit a standard 8×10 frame if you wish.
  • For $5, receive a downloadable art file that comes ready to print as a large 36 x 24 sized wall poster (print at your favorite quick print place…someplace like Kinko’s) or print as a smaller size on your home printer if you wish. These are also sized to fit in a standard wall frame.

There are lots of choices of wonderful, framable designs  — here are just a few of our favorites (so hard to choose):

:: See all of Nicole’s lovely designs here.

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Happy Thanksgiving to You and Your Family From Frugal in Fort Worth

Blessed Thanksgiving  From Frugal in Fort Worth

Please join us in this season of gratitude and thankfulness, as we take time to reflect on the many blessings that God has brought into our lives.

May your day be filled with family, friends, and the joy and abundant goodness of the Lord.

God Bless Your Thanksgiving!
From Your Friends at Frugal in Fort Worth

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It is good to give thanks to the Lord.
Psalm 92:1

P.S. Be sure to click on the picture above to send a FREE Thanksgiving Greeting e-Card to friends and family, compliments of DaySpring. 

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FREE “Pumpkin Spice” Printable Art

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Pumpkin Spice free printable

Ready to usher in fall and spruce up your mantle or home for the season? Here’s a great (and cheap!) way to do just thatprint out this wonderful Pumpkin Spice and Everything Niceartwork from creative blogger, Yellow Bliss Road.  There are 2 versions of this framable design that can be printed on standard letter paper and then trimmed to fit a standard 8×10 or 5×7 picture frame (or use the design to make festive note cards) — perfect!

:: Download your FREE Pumpkin Spice printable here.

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54% OFF Singer Computerized Sewing Machine (TODAY ONLY $137.99) — Consumer Digest “Best Buy”

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We just stumbled across this great Singer sewing machine deal (named by Consumer Digest as a “Best Buy!”), and thought our creative friends might want to know about it.  The price is 54% off retail, today only (Feb. 20)…

TODAY ONLY — enjoy special savings on Singer’s 7258 top-selling, all-purpose sewing machine. It’s an easy-to-use 100-stitch award-winning machine that has been named a Consumers Digest “Best Buy.” Singer’s 7258 Stylist computerized is on sale for $137.99 (regular retail $299.99)!  This sewing machine is top-rated as 4.5/5 stars by reviewers and includes a large variety of stitches (over 100!) for all types of sewing, such as fashion sewing, quilting, crafts, and decorative sewing.

Go here to learn more about the machine and sale here.

The sewing machine includes:

  • 100 Stitch Sewing Machine with 10 Presser Feet Perfect For Crafting, Sewing and Quilting
  • Easy Threading System with Automatic Needle Threader
  • LED Display Screen with Automatic Stitch Length and Width
  • Metallic pen set and pick-me-up-tool
  • Easy-to-Load Top Drop-In Bobbin System with Clear Cover
  • Electronic Auto Pilot allows you to sew without the foot pedal and easily adjust maximum speed
  • 10 presser feet, DVD, and more.
  • Learn more about the sewing machine here

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$15 OFF Coupon for Paint at Sherwin Williams

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If you have a D.I.Y. paint project on your to do list for 2015, be sure and check out this $15 OFF coupon from Pottery Barn & Sherwin Williams.  The coupon is valid through March 24, 2015 and is usable on any retail paint or supply purchase of $75 or more from Sherwin-Williams.

::  Go here to get the coupon and learn more about this offer.

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5 FREE Printables To Organize Your Life in 2015

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If getting better organized is on your list of goals for this year, be sure and check out these 5 free printable resources to help you get started:

1.  Design Finch offers 20 free printables including daily and weekly planners, cleaning checklists, menu organizers and more.

2. The Harmonized House Project is FREE for download and has just about every home management worksheet you’ll need to start a home management binder.

dailyplanner

3. Ann Voscamp has a lovely daily planner printable to help you get through the daily “To Dos” and make your priorities an actual priority.

Picnik collage

4. Ann Voscamp also has put together this inspirational 100 days calendar ~ a great tool for establishing a new habit or routine, completing a project in a few minutes a day, memorizing a special verse, or just getting that “back-burner” project finally done and checked off the list once and for all (yes please!).

5. Pop over here to sign up to get a free weekly planner designed to help you keep your family on track from everything to planning nightly meals and completing weekly chores to eating your fruits and veggies (thanks to WifeMotherTeacher.com blog for this!).

Printing tip:  Most of these can printed on standard 8 1/2 x 11 paper.

Have a favorite organization tip or tool you’d like to share?  We’d love to hear about it ~ please share in the comments section below. 

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