Thursday, May 19, 2016

DIY Personalized, Reversible Dog Bandana

Thanks to Expressions Vinyl for sponsoring today's post!
Hey, y'all!  I have such a fun tutorial for y'all today!  I have teamed up with Expressions Vinyl to share a great pet project with you.  If you know me, you know I seriously adore my dog, so I jumped at the chance to create something for her.  I debated what to create for her, but I finally decided on a bandana, and, y'all, I actually sewed the bandana for her myself, which is saying a lot for me since I am so not a seamstress.  The coolest part about the bandana is that it's reversible, and both sides are personalized using my Silhouette Cameo and HTV from Expressions Vinyl!
How to Make a Personalized, Reversible Dog Bandana | An easy-to-sew project for your pet. Use your Silhouette and HTV for personalization.
This project is a really quick make, and it's easy enough for a non-skilled-at-sewing individual like myself to create.  To create it, you need a few supplies.  

Monday, May 2, 2016

How to Make Sparkly Cupcake Planner Clips

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Hey, y'all!  Happy May!  I LOVE May.  It's the last month of school, AND it's my birthday month!  You could say that I think May is pretty sweet, which leads me to today's project tutorial.  Today I want to show you how I made some sparkly cupcake clippies perfect for using in my planner or journaling Bible.  These clips can be made quickly and easily, and they're just so cute!
How to Make Sparkly Cupcake Planner Clips |
The fun thing about these clips is that you can use any scrapbook paper you'd like and any embellishments you'd like to customize these to your own style.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Gift Your Guy with the Brand New JORD Delmar Drift

Thanks to JORD Wood Watches for sponsoring today's post!  This post contains affiliate links.
Hey, y'all!  My sweet hubby's birthday is coming up next week.  I love to find him special presents that I think he will love, but I must be honest...  For some reason, I am sooo terrible when it comes to getting him gifts.  The reason is mainly because I really have no concept of time, and holidays and birthdays creep up on me before I realize it.  Seriously.  A couple of years ago for Christmas I wrapped printed pictures of the gifts I had purchased him because I didn't order them soon enough and they didn't arrive in time enough for Christmas.  I know: #wifefail.  But this year for his birthday?  This year, thanks to JORD, he has a brand new watch: the Delmar Drift.  A watch from JORD is the perfect gift to show your guy how much you love and appreciate him, and the Delmar Drift is such a fun option with the limited-edition color options.  Let me tell you all about it, and be sure to read to the end of the post to find out about a special offer from JORD.
Gift Your Guy with the Brand New, Limited Edition JORD Delmar Drift |
 My husband already owns a JORD watch, and he gets soooo many compliments on it, so I knew when JORD contacted me about this post that hubby would love to have another wood watch, especially a customized one.  

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Happier Happy Mail: A Project from Words to Live By

Thanks to Quarto Kids for sponsoring today's review and giveaway!
Hey, y'all!  One of my favorite aspects of being a blogger is the fact that I get to "meet" some amazingly talented women in the blogging world.  Whether it's through a comment on social media or an email exchange that leads me to develop a relationship with a fellow-blogger, I have had the chance to get to know some super-creative women who I aspire to be like.  One of these ladies is Dawn Nicole Warnaar, a blogger, hand-lettering artist, and author.  Dawn Nicole has a passion for sharing her creative talents with others, which is very apparent in her brand new book Words to Live By.  I recently received a copy of her book to review, and I have to tell you that I love it!  Today I'm sharing a project from the book with you and giving you a chance to enter to win a copy.  But before you get too excited about the giveaway, let me show you today's project: How to Make Happy Mail Even Happier!
Happier Happy Mail: A Project from Dawn Nicole Warnaar's Words to Live By |
With the world becoming so consumed with communicating through technology, there's something so special about getting a letter in the mail.  No, not a bill or a business circular--a good ol' handwritten note or package from someone just because they want to make you happy.  Believe it or not, there's a way to make this happy mail even happier.  How?  With a bit of hand-lettering and some doodles!  Check out this awesome idea from Dawn Nicole's Words to Live By.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Personalized Gift Ideas for Mother's Day & Beyond

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Hey, y'all!  Mother's Day is coming up in just a few weeks, and if you're like me, you always want to get your mom something special.  Honestly, I am always on the hunt for thoughtful, personalized gifts that I can give to friends and family members for any occasion.  I recently discovered when they contacted me about a sponsored post, and I was happy to discover that Zazzle has lots of personalized and unique gifts for anyone and any occasion.
Personalized Gift Ideas for Mother's Day & Beyond from Zazzle |sponsored|
 My favorite thing about is that if you find a product you like, but you want to tweak it a bit to fit you or your gift recipient more, it's super easy to do.  Their website states, "Our products let you add your personal touch to any part of your life. We're passionate about giving you the ability to make your mark on the world through customization, and we believe there is no limit to self-expression. With an ever-expanding array of categories including everything from apparel and paper goods to fabric and food, we're committed to offering the highest quality custom products in the world."  This is perfect when you want to find just the right gift for mom.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Handmade Shaker Bookmark

I received product from Stampin' Up in exchange for this post, but, as always, all opinions are 100% mine.
Hey, y'all!  Earlier this week, I shared my love for shaker cards with y'all.  You seemed to love my Handmade Mason Jar Shaker Card just as much as I did, so today I wanted to share another shaker project with you.  I'm calling today's project my Handmade Shaker Bookmark.
Handmade Shaker Bookmark | Learn how to make a fun shaker bookmark to send to a friend.  Everyone loves snail mail!
The great thing about this shaker bookmark is that it can double as a card.  Send one of these cuties in the mail to a friend.  Rather than having a handmade card she feels badly about trashing or either doesn't know where to put after she reads, your friend can tuck this inside of a book.  Every time she opens the book, she'll be reminded of what a thoughtful friend you are!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

How to Prep Coloring Pages for Paint + A Free Printable

Hey, y'all!  I am so excited to share today's post with y'all!  I love making freebies for y'all, and it's been too long since I shared one.  Recently, I made a hand-drawn, hand-lettered coloring page for all you who love Bible journaling like I do.  When I finished the printable, I realized I had a fun tip to share with you that I learned from Instagram.  So today I'm sharing my cute "Coffee, Christ, and Creativity" printable, and I'm showing you how you can prep any coloring page so that you can use paint on it instead of being limited to only using colored pencils or markers!
How to Prep Coloring Pages for Paint | Learn how to prepare coloring pages for watercolor or acrylic paint.
So first of all, I have to show you the fun coloring page I'm sharing with you.