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Archives for November 2012

Fence Post Pumpkins


I’m on a mission to fill the world with festive fence posts. In many ways this is the fall version of my Firecracker Centerpiece. Three pieces of wooden fence post and paint. I wonder how many projects I could come up with using those? Probably something my husband never wants to think about!

Fence Post Pumpkins- Turn an old round fence post into a trio of adorable #pumpkins with 2 personalities.  Carved faces on one side are all set for #Halloween and the blank side will carry your from September 1st to #Thanksgiving. [Read more…]

Fonts on the 15th – Kimberly Geshwin Fonts


I’m interrupting our regular programming to welcome a new Chicken Scratch Sponsor! Kimberly Geswein is a brilliant font designer with a huge catalog of work. Her fonts are all so happy and cheerful. They would be right at home on invitations to a little girls birthday party of thank you notes for a tea party. She has 198 fonts available for download on Dafont and all are free for personal use! That means you can use them for your crafts and scrapbooks for free. If you want to use them commercially, for example on your blog or in your store, licenses are available for only $5 per font.

Today I’ll be sharing some of my favorites to give you a taste of what she has to offer:

Kimberly Geswein

 From Where You AreJanda Apple CobblerJanda Curly Girl

Janda Snickerdoodle SerifJanda Sparkle and ShineKG God Game Me You

KG Skinny LatteKG Strawberry LimeadeLavender LimeShadows into Light

*Bonus Fact*

God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton was our first dance at the wedding 🙂

Kimberly makes and updates her fonts almost constantly (I’m not sure she even sleeps!) the best place to keep up id on her Facebook page. Tell her Alecia from Chicken Scratch Sent you!

Please remember artists like Kimberly rely on licensing fees to let hem keep making new fonts and provide for their families, please stay honest! If you want to use a font for watermarking or creating a logo pay for the license and support the community 🙂

Burlap Linky – 2 Winners!


Did you enjoy our Burlap Tutorials? (If you missed mine you can checkout my DIY Burlap Stamps and Kelsey shared a Burlap Utensil Holder) Now it’s time to share your Burlap Projects  (Technically paint too, somehow Kelsey and I both skipped that part). The winners will be chosen by .

There will be two winners, the first prize is provided by Kadie @ Seven Alive. The winner will get to choose between an Owl Hat and a Santa Hat set!

The Second prize is a Mug Cozy from Lesley @ By The Porchlight

Mug Cozy Prize

Just to sweeten the pot, another winner will be chosen out of all the craft challenge winners for a goodie box from Pick Your Plum!

Link up your best burlap and/or paint projects now:

Thanksgiving Word Searches


I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! I can’t believe it’s right around the corner, Christmas will be here before we now it! Here are your Thanksgiving Word Searches:

Free Hard Thanksgiving Wordfind

Free Easy Thanksgiving Wordsearch


As always the PFDs are available for free from Google Docs. Feel free to print as many as necessary to keep the kiddos entertained, but do not sell or otherwise profit from them (family bets are another matter, make it a race, loser makes everyone else sandwiches!)

Burlap Stamp – Crafty Cornucopia


This event features bunch of my fellow bloggers, and I’m really excited to be kicking off burlap week. If you missed last week the theme was Buttons and you can check out the tutorials over at The CSI Project and My Favorite Finds.

When I picked burlap I knew I wanted to do something a little different. I’ve already covered half my house (and roughly 3/4  of my wedding) with the stuff and I wanted to step out of usual box. I have a 45 minute drive home everyday and this little gem popped into my head on the way home one day.

Homemade Burlap Stamp

The card on the left is matte brown ink, the right is embossed with dark brown.

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