Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Be Kind Embroidery Hoop Art

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Hey, y'all!  I have a fun project to share with you today that can be made quickly and VERY easily!  I don't know about you, but I try to live a life of kindness.  Yes, I fail at this often, but it doesn't take that much extra effort to be kind to someone, and your being kind to someone can have a huge impact on the course of that person's day.  I decided to create a fun piece of embroidery hoop art to remind me (and anyone who sees the art) to be kind!
You would be surprised how quickly you can whip up a piece of embroidery hoop art like this, and you only need a few supplies.
The first step to creating the art is to cut the felt letters.  That's so easy to do with the Sizzix BIGkick and Bigz dies.  Place a piece of felt cut to size on top of your Bigz die.  Sandwich that between a pair of Standard Size Cutting Pads and roll it through your Sizzix BIGkick.  
Repeat this as many times as necessary until you get all the letters needed for your phrase.
After you place your fabric inside your embroidery hoop and trim off the excess, glue the felt letters and pom pom trim to the fabric using fabric glue and/or hot glue to complete your art.
Add the completed hoop to a small grouping of art for a mini-gallery wall or hang it alone for a pop of color.  Make the art any size you'd like by using different size embroidery hoops or sew a banner to attach the felt letters to for a whole different look.  Whatever type of art you decide to create, you can do it quickly and easily, which is the beauty of this tutorial!
As a member of the Sizzix Design Team, I receive some products free of charge in order to share tutorials and project inspiration with my followers.  My designs and opinions are all my own.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Easy-to-Make Watercolor Flower Photo Frame

Hey, y'all!  I'm popping in on this lovely Friday to let y'all know that I have a brand new post up on the Sizzix Blog, and it's probably my favorite project that I've created in a while!  It's a photo frame embellished with some beautiful water color flowers that couldn't have been easier to create.
You most definitely do not have to be an artist to create this piece.  Head over to the Sizzix Blog to see how to make your own.
Enjoy your Friday!!!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Handmade Tasseled Tag Bookmark

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Hey, y'all!  Happy 2016!  Sorry that I dropped off the face of the earth for a bit there.  I was simply enjoying my winter break, and then when school started back, I had lots of papers to grade before the end of the nine weeks.  But I'm back today and ready to share a great tutorial with you.  Y'all know that I ADORE Bible journaling.  What you don't know is that sometimes I use my Sizzix BIGkick and various dies to help me illustrate some of my entries.  Recently, I decided that I wanted to create a tasseled bookmark for my journaling Bible, so I used some scrapbook paper, yarn, and some of my Sizzix supplies to create a lovely Handmade Tasseled Tag Bookmark.
Handmade Tasseled Tag Bookmark--A DIY bookmark perfect for your journaling Bible!
I love the sentiment on this tag: "Seek Him with your Whole Heart."  It comes from the beginning of Psalms 119, and it perfectly captures what I attempt to do when I'm Bible journaling: seek God with my whole heart.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Free Printable Hand-Lettered Stocking Coloring Page

Hey, y'all!  I am officially on Christmas vacation, and I couldn't be happier!  I always have grand plans and lots of ideas for Christmas-themed posts for the blog, and then I never have time to execute all those ideas.  It makes me sad, but I'm starting to learn that it's okay to slow down (if possible) during the holidays and soak in the spirit of Christmas.  And you know what?  I LOVE my blog, but it's a fun hobby, and if it stresses me out and it's not fun anymore, I shouldn't be doing it.  My point is that I'm sorry if I didn't share as much Christmas inspiration as you would expect from me, but I know y'all understand the hustle and bustle of the holidays too.  Anyway, today I want to share a quick free printable coloring page with y'all.  It's a perfect boredom-buster for kids.
Free Printable Hand-Lettered Stocking Coloring Page |
I hand-lettered this fun stocking for my DIY Hand-Lettered Stocking Tee that I shared last week.  I knew when I imported my design into Illustrator that it would be a perfect coloring page too, so I tweaked it a bit, and here it is!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

DIY Hand-Lettered Stocking Graphic Tee with Free Cut File

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Hey, y'all!  I'm SO EXCITED about today's post!  I was invited to participate in a stocking blog hop by Expressions Vinyl to kick of their Rock Your Stockings Competition that's happening on their Facebook page.  The deal was they sent me some Christmas-y heat transfer vinyl, and I, along with several other bloggers, had to come up with a stocking project.  I just love a challenge, so I couldn't wait to come up with the perfect stocking project.  I brainstormed and decided to hand letter a phrase in the shape of a stocking and then create a fun graphic tee.  It turned out exactly as I imagined it in my head!  (I just love when the happens!)  So today I'm showing you how to make your own tee with the free Silhouette cut file later in the post, and I'm sharing links to all the other awesome stocking projects AND there's an awesome giveaway for a $100 gift card to Expressions Vinyl later in the post!
DIY Hand-Lettered Christmas Stocking Graphic Tee with Free Silhouette Cut File |
First of all, let me show you how to make the tee.

Friday, December 4, 2015

DIY Hand-Lettered Christmas Mugs with Free Cut File

Hey, y'all!  I've been at it again.  At what?  Practicing my hand-lettering skills.  I am a little obsessed with hand-lettering, and I love trying to think of new ways to use my hand-lettering to make freebies for y'all.  Well, with Christmas right around the corner, I decided that it would be fun to use one of my many favorite Christmas movies--Elf--to inspire some hand-lettering.  I converted that hand-lettering to a Silhouette cut file and made two different Elf-Inspired Hand-Lettered Christmas Mugs, and I'm sharing the free cut file with you later in the post!
DIY Hand-Lettered Christmas Mugs with Free Silhouette Cut File |
My husband and I go Christmas movie crazy during the month of December.  We watch soooo many different Christmas movies, but one of our current favorites is Elf.  Yes, Buddy the Elf is a little immature and out of touch with reality, but that's what makes him funny!  I love the little unique figures of speech that he uses in the move, and I thought they'd be perfect on mugs.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Creative Gift Giving: Earring Holder Card

Hey, y'all!  I love to give jewelry as gifts to people.  This could be because I love jewelry myself or maybe because you can often get pretty jewelry pieces inexpensively if you know where to shop or you find a deal.  But often those inexpensive jewelry pieces don't have cute packaging, and sometimes the packaging even states the price you paid for the jewelry.  My latest post on the Sizzix blog shows you how to whip up some pretty "packaging" for  those inexpensive jewelry pieces, specifically inexpensive earrings.
Creative Gift Giving: Earring Holder Card |
You can use your Sizzix BIGkick and various dies to turn scrapbook paper into a fun envelope that's perfect for inserting a card with two pairs of inexpensive earrings attached.  Head over to the Sizzix blog for the full tutorial.