Saturday, August 30, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
I've been working on some new projects the last couple days and they are ALMOST ready to share with you!
Meanwhile, I have some fun fall shares from other bloggers and sites for you today. Each one is better than the previous! Check them all out! (The links to the original posts will be under each pic.) Thanks to everyone featured for all the inspiration!
Too Yummy to Pass Up!
How bright and cheery are these fun non traditional pumpkins!
Love The Golden Sycamore!
How fun! For age 1 to adult even!
Love these bright apple jars! And she even has a tutorial!
And last, you've got to check out this amazing giveaway over at Giggles Galore!
There you have it! Some of my favorite finds for the week!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
I love making things! OR creating! OR receiving hand made items...What's not to love with this combination?!
Pottery made by your very own Dad? EVEN BETTER!
Friday, August 22, 2014
I've got some fun for you this Friday!!
My nine year old daughter wanted a paint party this year for her birthday, and if you know me at all, I didn't even think about going somewhere to do it. Why not do it at home?!
First we came up with these cute invitations we made out of paint chip cards. We made a little pocket and then put all the info on a paint brush and tucked it into the pocket.
We picked up some white cups and plates and cut out some fun vinyl to decorate them and make them look like paint palettes (plates) and like paint buckets (cups...that was my daughter's idea!). I LOVE the way they came out. Maybe even one of my favorite things for that day! :)
Then we got some extra candy in little buckets for decor and to add to the cupcakes later.
I was going to buy easels, but decided against it and just used tubs to prop up the canvases and that way they could also hold some of the supplies. (BC really? Would I use a bunch of easels very often? Love saving money!)
This party was all about creating, so even the cake (cupcakes on a paint palette...so easy!!! and fun!) was up for creation. The girls used the candy in buckets to decorate their colorful cupcakes.
Overall, I think it turned out GREAT and not too over the top. In all reality, it was probably one of the easiest kids' party we have thrown and one of my favorites too. I love how each girl was so happy and proud of her own painting and how they all turned out different.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I haven't papercrafted in so long! It was fun to do it again.
I don't know about you, but we either have tons of over-ripe bananas or none. lol This time I had tons and kept throwing them in the freezer. So, finally I decided to make a bunch of banana bread and take it to some friends. Because, it's always nice to have someone think of you! AND what would I do without the support group in my life?! ...But it's so much more fun to give them away when they're dressed up a bit!
So, out came the paper! And they definitely turned out so much better!
What's your favorite thing to make with your over ripe bananas? What's your favorite way to let your friends know you care? We LOVE banana chocolate chip cookies at our house! And hugs are always a great idea! ;)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I LOVE my Silhouette machines! (Yes, plural! lol) I use them for so many things on a daily (YES, daily!!!) basis. Today I wanted to share some of the "Back to School" photo props I made to do some photo shoots with this fall. (Photographing, another passion of mine! Just love it!!!) And my SIL makes it even more fun to create the set up!
Yesterday I showed you the cute mirror I used in one of them with my daughter in front of some lockers. So fun! (Although it made her look way too old IMO.) sniff sniff
Here are a few other ways I used my SIL to make some photo props for this Back-to-School mini session.
Another locker shot. This time I cut out the words to use on the chalkboard with my SIL. I actually just put them on black paper and pop the paper in and out of that little chalkboard frame depending on which child I am photographing.
And then there is the growth chart! Always a fun one to use on any milestone event! Perfect!
There you have it! Some of my favorite ways I've used my SIL machines. But wait!!!! There's more today!!!
I'm excited to be part of a large group of bloggers that LOVE our Silhouette machines!!! So a bunch of us (19!) all teamed up and are helping host a HUGE Silhouette GIVEAWAY that you don't want to miss!!
PLUS they all have A.MAZING blogs that you'll want to check out!
So...don't wait! You know you want this!!
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Monday, August 18, 2014
Love seeing my girls use it! I love seeing them look into this hand mirror and then see the phrase in the large bathroom mirror too! Every girl needs this! :)
(It also worked great as a back-to-school photo prop!)
Wouldn't it great for prom or senior pics too! OR little girls dressing up?!! So many fun ways to used it other than just everyday!
Monday, August 4, 2014
Some projects are a bear! Some you cut out several times and your machine messes them all up! Ugh. But when they are finally done, maybe they are even better than if they were easy to do! ;)
This was one of those. Looks simple enough...just words...but it's all about time too, isn't it? Finding the right font that is requested, spacing, design, cutting, cutting again, and again and even AGAIN! Then comes the application. Those don't always work out the same either. For not apparent reason either...but in the end, accomplishment and completion of a project feels sooooo good!
For this, I used cast vinyl; a vinyl that is more heat resistant (great going through the dishwasher even time after time or on vehicles out in the sun and weather constantly...). BUT...it is tackier/stickier and stretches more easily...too easily often, thus harder to cut and apply...so much hardier and long(er)-lasting.
Yeah for it being done and now I feel proud of it too! :) (Now, don't TOUCH it kids!!!)
Friday, August 1, 2014
After making these cute teacher end-of-the year gifts this past spring...
I got this "scathingly, brilliant IDEA!" (What movie?!!) :)
I got this one done before we left...
For those of you who want to know HOW to make these. I actually did not make my own tutorial this time, but am linking to the one that I found online that helped me the most. (I actually read a few before starting, just to see other people's experiences and how they turned out, and this tutorial here was PERFECT!) So a shout out to Rosey Corner Creations and a huge thanks!!! (Although I just cut my vinyl and used it as a stencil.)
After letting the bleach designs dry, I took my HeatTransferVinyl (that I cut out the words with) and ironed it over the design. So fast and easy and they look great!
So, there you have it! So easy and so fun! You've got to try it!
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