Monday, January 16, 2017

Abstract Gold Painting DIY

All our snow and ice and being stuck inside gave me some time to finally work on an art piece I've wanted to make for a while. I have several blank canvases that I've stocked up on, but had yet to commit to actually putting paint on any of them! Then I got about halfway through my painting and took it to Instagram to ask my friends there what they thought it still needed. Some people suggested black or another color like teal. Some liked the idea of splattered paint or glitter. I love the combo I ended up with!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Custom Baby Onesies with Cricut

Custom baby gifts with Cricut

Just a couple of months ago, my baby turned 8. I knew long ago that the "baby phase" was over for me. But luckily, I still have friends and family having babies - which means I still get cuddle time and baby crafting time! Making baby gifts with my Cricut is a breeze, and it's just one of the kinds of DIY projects you can make with a Cricut.

For this tutorial I'm showing you how to use iron-on vinyl to make custom baby onesies. Plus, you don't need to own a heat press to use heat transfer vinyl.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

DIY Pencil Pouch (no zipper) and Pilot G2 Pens

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Do you have a best pen for lists and planning? New year means calendaring, lists, organization, and for me – a new semester starting up. All of this means a lot of writing, so I’m happy that I’ve found a favorite pen to use - Pilot G2 Premium!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Free Floral Calendar 2017

Looking for a free printable calendar for 2017? I hope you'll love this one I'm putting together, and here's January for you! The rest are coming really soon so you'll be able to get your whole year printed out.

Click here >> Download January 2017 <<

You'll get the PDF file that you can print on your home computer, or send to some place like Office Depot if you're like me and are constantly running out of colored ink :)

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Top Posts of 2016

It's the end of 2016! One of my favorite things is looking past through the blog posts I've written through the year and find out which ones have been most popular. Some of my overall popular posts have still come from previous years (like my April Fool's baking sheet post and my fall fashion post)

 But it's great to see what new posts I wrote that you all liked. This year I'm seeing a big trend of Cricut tutorials :) so I hope that's been helpful!  Did you get a Cricut for Christmas? Don't miss those then.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Rainbow Felt Ball Garland

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Right when my kids went back to school in December, I painted both of the girls' rooms. Since then I've been slowly adding some decorations and custom stuff for them. I asked Emily what kind of signs or quotes she might want. 

She knew right away she wanted something from The Princess Bride and from Harry Potter. This sign simply says "INCONCEIVABLE" but it really makes a statement!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

How to Use Your Own Images in Cricut Design Space

If you've ever wondered if you can upload your own images to cut (or print then cut) with your Cricut, the answer is YES! And it's not hard like you might think either. Plus, I'm going to walk you through the whole process, and even have a video linked up below, so by the end of the post, you'll totally have the power.