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Guest Post with Melissa from Redfly Creations: Coaster Project

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Hi, my name is Melissa Whitcher.  I blog over at Redfly Creations.  Before I share with you one of my favorite projects, I'd like to give a big "Thank You" to Abbey for inviting me to share at The Cards We Drew.  What a sweet and talented lady she is!  I am privileged to get to share with you, her readers.  Ok, so on to the project... "Cup confusion" is what I call it.  This is when a family member sets down their partially drank glass of water with the intention of finishing it later.  Of course, they don't remember so they grab a clean glass the next time they're thirsty.  Next thing you know, there are cups and glasses everywhere … [Read more...]

Guest Post with Erin from Strawberry Mommycakes: Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps


Hello! I'm Erin and I blog over at Strawberry Mommycakes. I'm so excited to share my Pineapple Pork Lettuce Wraps with you guys. I created these for my Easter Hors D’oeuvres Party, but this recipe is great for any time of year. I love the savory meat mixture mixed with the sweet and sour sauce, plus the crunchy lettuce. Seriously, they're so yummy! Ingredients For the Pork: 1/2 Tbs. oil 1 lb. ground pork 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tsp. ginger 3 Tbs. soy sauce 1 Tbs. orange juice 1 c. crushed pineapple, drained (set aside juice for the sauce) 1 c. water chestnuts, chopped For the Sauce: 1/2 c. pineapple juice 3 Tbs. … [Read more...]

Guest Post with Alli from Diapers n’ Heels: Lima Bean Wreath


Hello! My name is Alli from and I am so excited to be guest blogging over here today. I am an avid reader of The Cards We Drew just love Abbey's gorgeous crafts and creativity. In order to keep with all that beauty, I thought I would show you how to make a this wreath made out of Lima Beans. The best part is that with just a little spray paint, you use it all year around! Who doesn't love that? Supplies Needed Straw Floral Wreath Bag of Lima Beans Hot Glue Spray Paint Simply start gluing. We glued our beans at a diagonal which gave it a sleek modern look. All crafting is way more fun if … [Read more...]

Guest Post with Tracie from Cleverly Inspired


Hi all! So happy to be here at Abbey's!  My name is Tracie and I am author of  “Be inspired to be clever”. I am always sharing something new...whether it is a project, decorating tip, recipe, or crafts.  I would love for you to stop by and see what I am up to.   I have put together a few of my readers favorite post. If you would like to see the full catalog stop on by and click on the Project Gallery at the top of the page. Lots more ideas there ;) Office/Craft Room Cookie Dough Fudge DIY Wood Countertop Twig Art How to paint cultured marble Teacher Thank You I hope to … [Read more...]

I’m OUT!


{source} Who has two thumbs and is leaving for Florida this week? THIS GIRL! I’m off on vacation guys. Since the start of this blog, I’ve never “officially” left in any capacity…but this week. I’m out. I love all of you, but seriously…this momma needs a break. I’ll be gone from blogisphere from today through Memorial Day, but I’ll be popping in here and there on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can keep up with my vacation travels on Instagram mainly—I’m @thecardswedrew and I’ll be using #dehartvacation for all my vacation posts!! In the meantime, I have TONS of great guest bloggers lined up that I’m really excited about. They … [Read more...]

I’m a Blog Wars Contestant!!


This week has been a pretty exciting week, first off I'm a new BLOG WARS Contestant over at Just Between Friends! It's a four week long competition and each week we have a certain craft item provided to us that we must use to complete a project of our choice! The competition has 12 bloggers and each week three bloggers with the lowest votes get knocked out of the competition. There are some great bloggers and even better sponsors and prizes!!! So be sure you pop by Just Between Friends this week to vote on your favorite project! This week our craft medium is glittery iron on vinyl from Cricut...I can't wait to see what everyone … [Read more...]

DIY Disney Autograph Book + Free Printable

My Disney Autograph Book with Free Downloadable Print from The Cards We Drew and DimplePrints

Today I'm going to show you just how I used chipboard to create a Disney inspired autograph book for our Disney trip next week! We're so excited and this is an easy project, thanks to the chipboard, with a FREE PRINT for all of you at the end to make your own autograph book. To start, I printed out my FREE PRINTABLE AUTOGRAPH BOOK and using my paper cutter to cut it up. They are 5x7 pages and there are 24 total. After it was cut up, I started working on my chipboard next...I used my paper cutter to create a simple backing page for each of my 5x7 signature pages so that it looked more like a book and held up better. Each … [Read more...]

Making Our Family Adventures Extraordinary

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When I was growing up, I can remember my parents taking the time to drag us out of the house to go up to the the middle of walk on the beach. Yep--did I mention we live in Ohio? And I think about how then I thought it was so lame that my parents made us go with them. Not many of my friends had parents that forced them to do why did I? The funny thing? Nowadays I look back at all those moments and I think, WOW, my parents really went out of their way to make our childhood growing up extraordinary. We didn't fly places...we drove. We took trips all the way out west to Colorado and went hiking all day. We … [Read more...]