Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Flower Treat Bag + Silhouette Sale


It's one of my favorite times of the month!  It's time for another fabulous Silhouette Sale!!  Woot woot!  This month Silhouette is promoting their heat transfer material!  I love love love all of their really fun heat transfer materials!  I have made my kids so many fun holiday shirts, and many other really fun projects using their heat transfer vinyl!  And today I am super excited to show you this really cute Spring Flower Treat Bag!

Spring Flower Treat Bag | the cutest drawstring flower bag, perfect for giving treats this summer | #vinyl #silhouette #summer #crafts #handmadegifts

This drawstring bag wa0s SO simple to create using my Silhouette and some pretty blue flocked heat transfer vinyl!

If you don't have a Silhouette, now is a great time to buy!  They have put a few amazing bundles on sale!

From April 21-30 2014, you can get:

Silhouette CAMEO
1 Heat Transfer Starter Kit
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Dark Fabrics
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Light Fabrics
$269.99 (MSRP: $364.96)

or

Silhouette Portrait
1 Heat Transfer Starter Kit
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Dark Fabrics
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Light Fabrics
$139.99 (MSRP: $244.96)

If you are already lucky enough to own a Silhouette cutting machine, don't worry, you can still save 30% off of all Heat Transfer material!!  Woot woot!

Silhouette Sale April 2014 - Save on Heat Transfer Vinyl + Bundles!  | www.silhouetteamerica.com/heat-transfer  code: DESIGNING

I have created so many fun projects using heat transfer vinyl, it is actually one of my all-time favorite uses of my Silhouette!  Seriously, 8 times out of 10, if I am cutting with my Silhouette, I am cutting heat transfer vinyl!!

I'm not sure if I should really admit that or not, but I am truly addicted to this stuff!!  I have had a lot of fun creating fun kids Easter Shirts, School Rock's Shirt and this cool Library Tote!  And many many more ideas!

What would you create with heat transfer vinyl?


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Sunday, April 20, 2014

16 Spring Home Decor Projects


Spring is the perfect time to refresh your home, indoors and outdoors and it's the perfect time to get your DIY on!  I have a few fabulous projects planned for this spring and summer that I can't wait to share with you!  And to get the inspiration flowing, here are a few fabulous DIY Home Decor Projects that were all found at Whimsy Wednesday this week that I simply love!

16 Home Decor Projects Perfect for Spring | these are such simple and fun ideas that would spruce up your home for spring perfectly - I especially love the first idea!!  So cool! | #whimsywednesday #spring #diy #crafts

Click the below links to see the original blog post!


Herringbone Plank Wall from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body



Envelope Pillow from Becoming Martha



Indoor Tabletop Garden from One Krieger Chick



Old Deck Wood Laundry Crate from My Love 2 Create


DIY Monogram from Carrie This Home



Flower Centerpiece from Casual Craftlete



Pom Pom Pillow Cover from View from the Fridge



Chalkboard Lettering Tutorial from Poofy Cheeks Blog



Chalkboard Painted Pots from Tiny Sidekick



Sunburst Medallion from The Gathered Home



DIY Floor Pillows from Real Inspired



Tiered Flower Pots from New Mrs. Adventures



Seed Starter Cups from Poofy Cheeks Blog



Flower Tower from Simply Designing



Ruffle Flower Spring Topiary from Simply Designing






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You're a STAR {Gift Idea with Free Printable} #DuckTape #spon

This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's that time of year again.  It's spring time.  And spring time means the end of the school year is approaching, graduation, teacher appreciation, mother's day, father's day and of course, don't forget recitals and end of the year programs!  It is a crazy busy time of year!  And also a time when I often find myself in need of a simple, quick and affordable gift idea!  So I created this really cute Quick and Simple Gift Idea: You're A Star!

Quick and Simple Gift Idea: You're A Star with FREE Printable | perfect quick gift idea for graduation, teacher appreciation, mother's day, father's day, recitals or end of the year programs! | It's really simple to put together and is so cute and customizable too!  | #DuckTape #HandmadeGift #Gift #Printable #spon

And this would be perfect for ANY of the above situations!  Because let's face it, whether your son is performing a solo in the choir concert, your niece is graduating from high school or you simply want to thank an amazing teacher, everyone is a STAR and this is the perfect way to let them know you think the world of them!

Supplies: Quick and Simple Gift Idea: You're A Star with FREE Printable | perfect quick gift idea for graduation, teacher appreciation, mother's day, father's day, recitals or end of the year programs! | It's really simple to put together and is so cute and customizable too!  | #DuckTape #HandmadeGift #Gift #Printable #spon

Here is what you will need:
  • Medium Glass Jar
  • Starburst or Starburst Minis (you can find my unprofessional opinion on these HERE on Instagram) or any other candy
  • Duck Tape®
  • Baker's Twine
Duck Tape® has amazing new styles and colors perfect for spring and I knew this pretty glitter tape would be perfect this project!  But I got creative and created this same design using a variety of Duck Tapes too!
Ok, ready to see how simple this is??
  1. Place candy in jar.
  2. Put a strip of Duck Tape® around the middle of the jar for simple and cute decoration!  (*Or get creative and see below!)
  3. Print out your free You're a STAR printable HERE.
  4. Use baker's twine to attach tag to your jar.
Quick and Simple Gift Idea: You're A Star with FREE Printable | perfect quick gift idea for graduation, teacher appreciation, mother's day, father's day, recitals or end of the year programs! | It's really simple to put together and is so cute and customizable too!  | #DuckTape #HandmadeGift #Gift #Printable #spon

I know...a tutorial was hardly needed it was so simple!  But isn't it so cute!!  I love how I can use the fun new Glitter Duck Tape®'s to add a bit of fun and sparkle to a project!  My kind of project!  Simple, cute and sparkly!

FREE PRINTABLE: Quick and Simple Gift Idea: You're A Star with FREE Printable | perfect quick gift idea for graduation, teacher appreciation, mother's day, father's day, recitals or end of the year programs! | It's really simple to put together and is so cute and customizable too!  | #DuckTape #HandmadeGift #Gift #Printable #spon


Quick and Simple Gift Idea: You're A Star with FREE Printable | perfect quick gift idea for graduation, teacher appreciation, mother's day, father's day, recitals or end of the year programs! | It's really simple to put together and is so cute and customizable too!  | #DuckTape #HandmadeGift #Gift #Printable #spon

 Like I mentioned before, I also got a little more creative and combined a thin silver, thin neon green, thin neon pink and silver glitter Duck Tape® to get a fun and funky 80's inspired gift!!

Quick and Simple Gift Idea: You're A Star with FREE Printable | perfect quick gift idea for graduation, teacher appreciation, mother's day, father's day, recitals or end of the year programs! | It's really simple to put together and is so cute and customizable too!  | #DuckTape #HandmadeGift #Gift #Printable #spon

You will simply cut your Duck Tape® to the desired length and then layer them.  I layered mine first, and then applied the whole thing to the jar.  But, you could also layer them directly onto the jar.  Either way works!

Quick and Simple Gift Idea: You're A Star with FREE Printable | perfect quick gift idea for graduation, teacher appreciation, mother's day, father's day, recitals or end of the year programs! | It's really simple to put together and is so cute and customizable too!  | #DuckTape #HandmadeGift #Gift #Printable #spon

 Isn't this just so fun!?  I love how bright and fun it is! 

There are lots of ways to customize this to make it truly your own!

You can find Duck Tape here!  Oh and be sure to follow Duck Tape® on Pintereston Facebook, and on Twitter!

Who will you give be giving gifts to this spring?

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Chalky Stamped Easter Eggs


I am in love with chalk paint!  (I know, who isn't right!?)  But today at DecorArt's blog I am letting you in on a little, teeny, tiny dark secret that I have!!

PLUS I am also showing you how to create these amazingly beautiful Chalky Stamped Easter Eggs!

Chalky Stamped Easter Eggs | learn how to create wooden chalk paint eggs with hand stamped accents | #chalkpaint #easter #crafts #stamped




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Friday, April 18, 2014

Washi Tape Easter Egg Decor


It's no secret that I love Washi tape and a few weeks ago while in the shower I had an epiphany of how to use washi tape to make a really cute Easter egg decoration for Easter!  It took me a little while to finally complete this craft but I am absolutely loving how my Washi Tape Easter Egg Decor turned out!!

Washi Tape Easter Egg Decor | such a simple and fun Easter craft made with Washi tape | click the image to learn how to make it | #washitape #easter #eastercrafts #crafts

I simply printed off two large Easter egg shapes and then went to work!  The top layer will be made by simply cutting the egg shape out of the paper (I actually printer my top layer on cardstock to make this a bit easier.)  This will create an egg shaped frame to cover your washi tape.

The bottom layer will be made by simply using the egg shape as a guide to lay your washi tape out.  Just cover your egg shape with strips of washi tape!

Washi Tape Easter Egg Decor | such a simple and fun Easter craft made with Washi tape | click the image to learn how to make it | #washitape #easter #eastercrafts #crafts

Then place your egg shaped frame over your washi tape egg and put it in a fun frame!

Washi Tape Easter Egg Decor | such a simple and fun Easter craft made with Washi tape | click the image to learn how to make it | #washitape #easter #eastercrafts #crafts

So so simple and so so cute!  I love how it turned out and I love having this on my entry way table!  It just makes me smile.

Happy Easter!

You Might Also Enjoy:
Gold Dipped Easter Eggs
Polka Dot Easter Eggs
Easter Egg Burlap Flag


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Egg Burlap Flag


I realized the other day that I didn't have an Easter wreath for my front door.  Tragic, I know ;)  But I didn't want to create a typical wreath, instead I decided that I wanted to create an Easter Banner or Flag to hang on my front door.  So pretty simply, with the help of my Silhouette Cameo (links in this post may be affiliate links), I created a really fun and pretty Easter Egg Burlap Flag for my front door decor!


I found a burlap place mat at Hobby Lobby for $3.  I snatched it up and knew it would be the perfect backdrop for my flag.  Plus it meant I wouldn't have to sew anything so it was a huge win in my book!

Then I simply cut an Easter egg shape out of Silhouette's Stencil Vinyl and then used it as a guide to paint an egg on my burlap!


The paint dried really fast, so in literally less then an hour, I had a really cute new Easter burlap flag for my front door!


Do you have a special Easter front door decor item?

You Might Also Enjoy:
Gold Dipped Easter Eggs
Mini Cadbury Egg Chocolate Mousse Trifle
Polka Dot Easter Eggs

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Whimsy Wednesday {111}


Woot woot!  It's another fabulous week and it's time for another amazing round of our Whimsy Wednesday Link Party!!  Do you know that this is seriously the BEST link party around!?  It's amazing and I am grateful to have such a great group of bloggers who link up every week!  You are what makes this party ROCK!  So thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and link up your latest and greatest!  Your inspiration is amazing!!

Remember that all 4 of our hosts LOVE sharing your posts on G+!  So be sure you are on G+ and follow us so that we can tag you if we feature you throughout the week!


We have been busy this past week!  Be sure you don't miss out and follow me on InstagramFacebookGoogle+, Pinterest and of course by Email!

Welcome to this week's edition of Whimsy Wednesdays!


Did you all know that Whimsy Wednesdays is the GOOGLE+ sharing party?  All of us are active on G+ with over 400,000 people having us in their circles combined.  We are looking to share your posts, which means just a bit of interaction for you, but we can't share if you're not there!  So, to make it easier for us to share your content, use the hashtag #WhimsyWednesdays when you share your content on G+.  We'll be searching the hashtag all week to see who's taking part in the party.

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Before we get started, come and check out these AMAZING features from last week!  I've rounded up The Everything Easter Round-Up!  You've got to check these out!!

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Rules:  Please do not link parties or shops.  Everything else is accepted.  Share the love and visit at least 2 other links.  DO NOT link up photos that you have purchased and do not have permission to share.

Please be aware that by sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays, you are giving permission for your projects to be shared on social media and in round up posts, which may be pinned using a scheduling tool for maximum exposure.  The feature will include a link back to you.

Happy Linking!






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Gold Dipped Easter Eggs


After creating a few different Easter Egg Crafts this year, I had a few left over wooden Easter Eggs and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them!  I wanted to create Gold Dipped Easter Eggs!

Gold Dipped Easter Eggs | learn how to simply create Gold-Dipped Eggs for Easter or Spring decor this year | #easter #spring #gold #crafts

These are so stinkin' simple to create...a tutorial is hardly needed!  But just in case...here you go!

Gold Dipped Easter Eggs | learn how to simply create Gold-Dipped Eggs for Easter or Spring decor this year | #easter #spring #gold #crafts

 You Will Need:

  • Wooden eggs
  • Painters Tape
  • Gold Metallic Spray Paint
How to:
  1. Tape off your eggs.  I taped some of mine straight across and some of mine on a diagonal.  Get creative and have fun!  Just be sure the tape is adhered really well!
  2. Spray paint the un-taped part of the egg with gold spray paint.
  3. Let dry and then remove painters tape.

Gold Dipped Easter Eggs | learn how to simply create Gold-Dipped Eggs for Easter or Spring decor this year | #easter #spring #gold #crafts

And then enjoy your beautiful Gold-Dipped Eggs!!

You Might Also Enjoy:
Mini Cadbury Egg Chocolate Mousse Trifle
Polka Dot Easter Eggs
Easter Egg Burlap Flag


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