Monday, December 5, 2016

Easy DIY Monogram Ornament

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Hey, y'all!  If you've followed my blog for a while, you know that I LOVE making Christmas decor, especially inexpensive, easy-to-make Christmas decor.  Today I have a DIY ornament tutorial for you that falls into both of those categories.  This ornament is part of a fun Ornament Challenge hosted by Expressions Vinyl.  Lots of talented bloggers have made ornaments using the Christmas Vinyl Theme Pack from Expressions Vinyl, and you get to vote for your favorite one over on the EV blog.  And while you're there, you can enter to win a $100 credit to Expressions Vinyl.  How cool is that?  Let me show you my ornaments so that you'll want to vote for me. *wink wink*
DIY Monogram Ornaments
Using some painted wooden disks, vinyl, and your Silhouette Cameo, you can create these beautiful monogram ornaments so easily.  The ornaments can even double as gift tags.  Let me show you how to make these.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Free Printable Christmas Devotion + Bible Journaling Goodies

Hey, y'all!  I am so excited about the holiday season.  It's my favorite time of year!  I love sooo many things about it.  But you know what?  As magical as this time of year is, it's often very busy.  So busy that I sometimes feel exhausted by the time Christmas rolls around.  That feeling inspired me to write a devotion entitled "Rest in Him," and, of course, I created some printable journaling goodies to go along with it.  I'm sharing all this goodness with you today!
Free Printable Christmas Devotion + Bible Journaling Goodies
 Can I be honest with y'all for a second?  I'm a little nervous about sharing this devotion with you.  You see, I don't really consider myself a "writer."  Yes, I'm an English teacher, and, yes, I write project tutorials all the time, but this type of writing is different.  

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wood Slice Ornaments on the Expressions Vinyl Blog

Hey, y'all!  I wanted to pop in for a moment today to let you know that I have a brand new post up over at the Expressions Vinyl Blog.  I'm showing you how to make these fab wood slice ornaments that can double as gift tags!
Handmade Wood Slice Ornaments
You're going to want to check out the post to see how I used HTV to make these beauties!  

You can find the post here.

Happy crafting!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hand-Lettered Elf Food Groups T-Shirt + Free Cut File

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Hey, y'all!  Are you starting to get into the holiday spirit yet?  I can't wait for Thanksgiving, but I'm most excited for Christmas!  I went to the Southern Christmas Show this weekend, and I have been listening to Christmas music, and, yes, I've even watched a Christmas movie already.  I adore Christmas movies, and one of my favorites is Elf.  Last week, I watched Elf, and while watching it, I hand-lettered the four main elf food groups.  Why?  So I could make a cool Elf-Inspired t-shirt with some festive heat transfer vinyl sent to me by Expressions Vinyl!  And as usual, I'm sharing the free cut file with you so that you can make your own.  As if that wasn't enough awesomeness for one post, I'm also teaming up with the oh-so-talented Alexis of Persia Lou and twenty one other fabulous bloggers to share some really awesome vinyl posts with you in anticipation of Alexis's brand new vinyl course that she's created for Craftsy.  AND--that's right, I'm not done yet--there is a FABULOUS giveaway at the end of the post!
Hand-Lettered Elf Food Groups T-Shirt Free Cut File
 Let's get started with this elf food groups tee tutorial so that you can whip yourself up one for the holidays!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Easy-to-Make DIY Leather Earrings

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Hey, y'all!  I am a huge fan of handmade jewelry.  Why?  Well, I love that with just a few inexpensive supplies you can quickly and easily create beautiful jewelry that looks pricey.  With the holiday season right around the corner, handmade jewelry is an awesome gift idea, so today I'm going to show you how to make some really pretty leather earrings perfect for the jewelry lover on your gift list.
Easy-to-Make Leather Earrings
 My favorite thing about these earrings is that they're sooo light!  You can make a large pair of these, and when you wear them, you may forget you're wearing earrings.  They're that light, y'all!  And like I said, they're really easy to make.  Let me show you how...

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Share Your Love for Pumpkin Spice with This $2 DIY Mug

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Hey, y'all!  It has FINALLY started to feel like fall here in South Carolina.  Every afternoon when I get home from school the weather is just cool enough that I'm starting to feel the need to hibernate.  You know what I mean...I feel the need to change into my pajamas and drink something hot while I sit cozy under a blanket.  Of course, one of my favorite hot drinks is coffee, and I have a thing for cute coffee mugs.  It's a borderline obsession that I recently fed when I made myself a fun hand-lettered "Livin' on Prayer & Pumpkin Spice" mug.  (Because it is the season of pumpkin spice everything, and Lord knows I need all the prayer I can get!) Since I know I can't be the only person with a mug obsession, today I'm sharing the tutorial for my fabulous hand-lettered mug that I created for about $2, and because I love y'all, I'm giving you the free hand-lettered cut file so that you can make your own!
DIY Prayer and Pumpkin Spice Mug
 My new mug started its life as a lowly orange coffee mug that I bought at Dollar Tree for a whopping $1. With the addition of a vinyl decal that I created with my Silhouette Cameo and a hand-lettered cut file I designed, my mug is now all kinds of fabulous.  Keep reading to for the how-to...

Monday, October 3, 2016

Make a Glittery Hand Lettered Cinderella Quote Tee

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Hey, y'all!  Are y'all Disney fans?  I'm not sure how anyone could NOT be a Disney fan, so you probably answered yes.  Well, today I have teamed up with a whole slew of talented bloggers to share Disney-inspired projects with y'all.  We each made a project using vinyl from Expressions Vinyl, and, y'all, everyone's projects are sooooo awesome!  I made a glittery tee that features a hand-lettered quote from Cinderella, and I'm sharing the full tutorial, along with the FREE SVG and Silhouette cut files, with y'all today.  And at the end of the post, I'm sharing links to all the other creative Disney-inspired projects.  As if that wasn't enough epicness for one post, you can enter to win a Southern California vacation at the end of the post!!!  Let's begin, shall we?
Make a glittery, hand-lettered Cinderella quote t-shirt to remind you to keep dreaming
When I was asked to be a part of this blog hop, my first two thoughts were that I would either make something inspired by The Little Mermaid (because mermaids, duh) or something inspired by Cinderella because Cinderella's Castle is one of my favorite things in Disney World.  I looked up some quotes from the movies, and this quote from Cinderella just screamed to be hand lettered.  Plus, I have a few dreams that I'm still wishing for, and I need all the positive affirmations I can get.  You can make your very own Cinderella quote tee quickly and easily following the steps below.