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Monday, February 10, 2014

Crawl, Walk, Bike

Hey Guys! I had great intentions of having a full tutorial for this next post but life got in the way, my poor kids have been sick :( But I still have a super cute project to show you today! My best friend just recently had a baby boy and her husband is huge into motorcycles and racing! One night I was browsing the internet and came across this adorable onesie and I knew that I had to make it for them! 

Using my Silhouette and some Heat Transfer Vinyl and Freezer paper I was able to make this pretty quickly. I would have loved to use HTV for the motorcycle as well but I didn't have any orange and I wanted to get it done. The motorcycle was done using freezer paper, if there is any interest I can do a tutorial on how to use it. 
Here is a great link showing how to use HTV. 

I just know that they are going to love it and I can't wait to see it on him! 

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

  1. No-Sew Valentine's Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life
  2. No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom
  3. Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home
  4. Crawl, Walk, Bike by It's Always Craft Time
  5. Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft
  6. DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional
  7. Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath...
  8. Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts
  9. Yoda Kid's T-Shirt by Architecture of a Mom
  10. Mark Your Territory- Dog Flags by Black and White Obsession
  11. Nautical Pillows by Lil' Mrs. Tori
  12. Big Sister Gift & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
  13. Nerdy Baby Onesies + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
  14. Easy Easter Bunny Onesie - Silhouette Cameo Craft by Adventures in All Things Food & Family
  15. Fabric Envelopes for LEARNING LETTERS! (& cut file) by From Wine to Whine
  16. "Good Morning, Sunshine!" Memo Board by Tried & True
  17. Hearts-A-Lot Burlap Pillow Cover by My Paper Craze
  18. Baby Quilt by Dragonfly & Lily Pads
  19. Surprise Holiday Banner by Whats Next Ma
  20. "Team Betty" Tote Bag by The Thinking Closet
  21. DIY Sock Minion by Create it. Go!
  22. Pretty Up Some Organza Bags by Getsilvered
  23. Easy Heart Appliqued Onsies by Create & Babble
  24. Bleach Pen Gel & Freezer Paper Stencils Made with the Silhouette Machine by Bringing Creativity 2 Life
  25. Valentines Baby Onesie & Boy's Shirt + Free Cut Files by The Frill of Life
  26. Valentine's OWL Always Love You T-shirt by My Favorite Finds
  27. DIY Screen Printed Curtains by Chicken Scratch NY
  28. Fabric Painted Quilted Wall Hanging by Terri Johnson Creates
  29. Glitter Iron-On Top by Simply Kelly Designs
  30. DIY Monogrammed T-shirts with Silhouette Heat Transfer Material by Pitter and Glink
  31. Birthday Challenge by Fadville
  32. Machine Applique with SIlhouette Cameo by The Sensory Emporium
  33. Fabric Applique Valentine's Day T-Shirt by DailyDwelling
  34. "Cute as Cupid" shirt by crafts, cakes, and cats
  35. Sew Cute Applique by Life After Laundry
  36. Rhino Onesie by It Happens in a Blink
  37. Upcycled Birchbox Cameo Accesory Organizer by Cupcakes&Crowbars
  38. Customizing textiles with Heat Transfer Vinyl (working title) by feto soap
  39. Easy Fabric Art by McCall Manor
  40. Lady Bug Tote Bag with Silhouette Rhinestones by Ginger Snap Crafts
  41. Mommy and Em's Coordinated Aprons by TitiCrafty
  42. Canvas sketch project and a share by Clever Someday
  43. Foxy Lady Pajamas by Mabey She Made It
  44. Teddy Bear by Work in Progress

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Helping Children Smile Everyday

This is a compensated post but all opinions are my own. 

My husband is within a month of finishing his Bachelors Degree (YAY!!!!) and I can't tell you how excited we both are! It has been a great experience but we are so ready to be done. For those of you who are still in school or may know someone in school I have a great company to tell you about today! Campus Book Rentals is a web based company that rents out textbooks, which we all know can be very expensive! Here are a few of the perks that go along with renting books....
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-we donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented

So what do you do with those books that you may have all ready bought....rent them back of course! Rent Back is a sister company to Campus Book Rentals and they will actually pay you for all those books that are just collecting dust! 

Here is a video that will explain it a bit better. 

As if all of this is not enough Campus Book Rentals is a company that firmly believes in giving back. With each textbook that is rented they donate a portion to Operation Smile. Operation Smile offers life changing surgery to children who are born with cleft lip or cleft palate. I can not imagine not being able to provide for my child and what a great blessing to those families that there are people out there who are willing and able to help them!  Every child deserves a lifetime of smiles!  

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Handwriting Pages & Reading Rockstars

My son responds to rewards.....of any type! He started Kindergarten this year and is loving it and doing so well (part of which is because he has an AMAZING teacher!). At his school they try to send home books for the kids to pass off but it takes a few days to get new books and he loves to read and is doing so well with it that I figured it was time to get something going on at home. Along with that his teacher has a goal for him to be able to write full sentences before the year is over. This project took all of 15 minutes and he has all ready got so much use out of it! 

Enter our reusable handwriting pages and our reading chart! 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Simple Recipe Organization

I am a messy cook! And I like to have my recipes right there by me on the counter. And they usually get ruined...case in point...see that pink piece of paper? Yeah I have to call my mom every time I want to make it because I can't read half of the recipe! 

Since it's a New Year and everyone has organization on the brain, and I just barely got myself  a Silhouette and a Laminator I thought I would combine the two for my next project!