Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday : My Sister In- law's beautiful stamps!

p.s I know it is supposed to be wordless but I love how these turned out, Jaclyn! I am definitely going to give this a try!! xo

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Top 5 Tuesday : Favourite Tote Bags

Here are my top five favourite totebags I want to make!






They are all so cute!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Make it Monday : Chocolate Hearts

I have had this image saved for a while now....
 Well, I decided to try it out last week and they turned out pretty good.

 trace your shape out on parchment paper
 flip it over...and got to town with your melted chocolate...
I used semi sweet chocolate chips and spooned the chocolate in a baggy. I then cut the corner off the baggy
 I made different designs..
Here is the finished product:

 I'll give you a tip though..make sure the hole is big don't want it too big..but you don't want it too small either. Some of mine were too thin to even come off the paper.. also..the ones with straight lines didn't turn out for me..they all broke off! Hope that helps!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Freebies : Winter Printable

Here is the freebie I came across this week...lovely winter subway art!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday's Tips and Tricks : Paint Chip Organization

This is such a good idea. Keep all your paint chips in one place with binder rings! Just use your hole puncher and keep all the swatches organized!

 found HERE

Or, if you like to use Behr paint..they have Do-it-Yourself swatches in their display already! They provide little plastic rings and holes on their paint chips you can punch out!

Image found HERE

I have seen them in the Home Depot here! Either way it is a great way to organize your paint chips!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Some Changes

Hey guys!! Just thought I would let you know I will be making some changes to the blog over the next few if it seems a little empty over here you know why!!!

I will still be posting regularly...don't worry! :) I will let you know when it's all done!!!

Wordless Wednesday : Beautiful roses

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top 5 Tuesday : Chalkboard Paint

Here are my top 5 favourite ways to use chalkboard paint!

1. Paint a wall and make a space for the kids to colour

2. Make some chalkboard labels for your pantry organization

3. Make some cute labels.

4. Paint the inside of a pantry door..

5. Make some chalkboard pots like I did here!
source: Ashley's Thrifty Living! :) Found HERE

If you have read my blog for a while you know how much I love chalkboard paint!
Go paint something!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Make it Monday : Cute Earrings

A couple weekends ago I made some really cute earrings. They were easy to make, and also cheap. I love cheap! here is what you need:
 A glue gun, fabric, fabric button making kit, earring posts and earring backs, wire cutters.
 I found the button kit at the fabric store for $2.50, and the earring posts and backs at the dollar store.

First, you make the buttons with the fabric of your choice. Then you use your cutters and cut off the back part of the button (that you would attach to something). After I made these I found it easier to take the back part off before you make the buttons. I did it after and ended up pulling the button apart...
 I made different sizes
 I also put lace over some of the plain silver buttons, as well as over fabric covered ones.
 See the tops ones?! I ended up adding something to those! You will see!
 Then, just glue the earring posts on!
 And you are done!
You can make ones to match your outfits! Love this.

I made these for Valentine's Day...the kids loved them!
  It was a fun Sunday afternoon craft! ( I was watching "P.S I Love You"...on tv while I was making them! :)

Friday, February 17, 2012

My Deer Head

I forgot to show you how I made our deer head in the closet. If you forget what I'm talking it is..
 I found this craft on Pinterest! (Where else!?)
I cut all the pieces out in foam core..and then decided to Mod Podge fabric to it..
 Finally you have to cut out all the little slits.
And here is the finished product...
 I love the shadow it makes on the wall when the light is on! :)

You can find a step by step tutorial HERE.
It is a little time consuming,  but definitely worth it!!!

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