Thursday, November 29, 2012

Buttoned Up Letter

While I was in Washington I decided that I wanted to make something I had seen on Pinterest... A button letter. I've seen lots of different variations of the letter art so I made my own version





Isn't it adorable? It would make such a cute Christmas present, too! And trust me, it's super easy to make. I bought the letter and all those buttons from Joann's. 

Here it is before she got a makeover:





Then I painted it pink..




And then we used Aileen's Tacky Glue and painted small sections at a time and then put buttons down on top of the glue. That glue is strong! It held those buttons on really good. And the end result?




Love. The button letter isn't bad, either :)



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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Family Rules Sign + A Giveaway!

Christmas is right around the corner! I'm excited to show you a couple of gift ideas in the upcoming weeks.

First though, I wanted to show you something I made for ME! I was thrilled when Andrea from Signs by Andrea contacted me and asked if I wanted a Family Sign printable. I was like, YES! Are you kidding me? They're adorable!



Her website is so super easy to navigate and you get to personalize your own set of family rules. She has different fonts and styles and colors. It was a really fun experience creating my own customized set of rules for my family.


She sent me the JPEG/PDF file and I just went to Office Max and had it printed for $0.70. Then I painted a board I found at Wal-Mart for $5 and Mod Podged the sign onto the board.


Want your own set of family rules? Or to make one for someone for Christmas? How awesome would that be??


GIVEAWAY:  Free Custom Family Rules Download ($9 value)

TO ENTER: Go to the Custom Family Rules Artwork builder and build your own custom family rules.  Comment here telling which design is your favorite.  Bonus entries for pinning or sharing your own custom Family Rules design once you build it! Leave a separate comment telling me if you pinned it!


Good luck and happy crafting!

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Pumpkin Birthday Party

Ok, so I know I did a Christmas post already but I'd like to refocus back on Fall. 

My good friend's baby girl just turned 1 and in true crafty style, she make the party so cute! The theme was Pumpkin and her Lil Pumpkin was so adorable throughout the party.


My friend is also a professional photographer, so I had to steal her pictures of the party. Here's the present table, super cute banner, and the number 1 done in photos:



And then the food...oh, the delicious food...


My favorite were some pumpkin cheesecake bites. Oh my yummy. Ashley included links to some of the treats she made and I'll include them also:


And, of course, there's the birthday girl opening presents and eating her pumpkin birthday cake!




Happy Birthday to this sweet lil Pumpkin!

Sharing here: See Vanessa Craft, Tatertots & Jello,



Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Scallop Wreath

Does it seem like I've fallen off the planet to you? I kind of have! Sorry!!

A while ago I participated in Package Pals over at C.R.A.F.T. I just so happened to paired up with Marissa at Rae Gun Ramblings... someone I just happened to be blog stalking for a while! She also helped me with the Grow Your Blog series. 

Anyway, she told me she needed more holiday decor so I decided to help her out with that:


I love how the scallops turned out! They add a lot of texture. Here's all I did:


Grabbed my supplies:
- Felt
- Wreath
- Scissors
- Glue gun

I totally made up my own stencil for the scallops. No one will notice :)



Cut out a million scallops. I would cut out an 11-inch long scallop piece and then cut it in half. It was a perfect length.



Then I wrapped the scallops around the wreath and hot glued them in the back. You just have to keep layering them around. To add a little pop I added a bow!

Sharing here: Lil Luna, Ginger Snap Crafts, Rae Gun Ramblings, DIY Dreamer, 36th Ave, Seven Alive, 52 Mantels, One Artsy Mama, Whipperberry, See Vanessa Craft, Tatertots & Jello,         




Sunday, November 4, 2012

Destination: Cutesy Monday (#38)

Hello friends!!

Okay, all the Christmas projects I've been seeing are FREAKING me out! Is it really that close to Christmas?! I better get my rear in gear.

I need to plan out all the gifts I'm planning on making. Oye.

Luckily every week I get to see some awesome inspirations from YOU!!

But before we get to that, I have the winners from the hillmade Button Earring giveaway!

The 3 winners are
- Julie
- Stephanie Maertens
- Sarah

CONGRATS!!!
(I'll be sending you an email!)

Now, onto the link party and features!

1. Autumn Gift Wrapping by Meeha Meeha
2. Creepy Crawly Brownie Pizzas by Inside BruCrew Life
3. Fall Banners and Garland by Creatively Living
4. Debt Proof Your Holidays by Erin Branscom
6. Paper Doll Downloads by Maddalee Oh So Pretty

Let's see what you've been up to!




Friday, November 2, 2012

Car Seat Canopy (Baby Boy edition)

Oh my goodness, well, that holiday is behind us! I love dressing my kids up for Halloween but I HATE the pounds and pounds of candy they get (and subsequently the pounds and pounds I pack on because of it). 

Anyone have ideas I could do with ALL this candy?!

Anyway, now I can start posting about things other than Halloween. In a week or two it'll be all about Thanksgiving.
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But for today, I wanted to show you one of the baby shower presents I made recently.


I had been looking for a good car seat canopy tutorial and after a lot of searching, I found THIS awesome tutorial. The instructions are super clear and it took no time at all.


I put Minky on the underside of the canopy. Who wouldn't want to be surrounded by such soft fabric! I got all my materials and buttons from Joann's. 



I had also seem lots of different ideas for the fastener part of the canopy but since my friend is having a boy, I thought some cute buttons would be the best idea. And they turned out so adorable! I hope she loves it!

Sharing here: Tatertots & Jello