Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Make a Neon Hand Lettered Tote Bag + Free Cut File

This post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by Expressions Vinyl.
Hey, y'all!  It's finally OFFICIALLY summer time.  I LOVE summer!  I'm sure a major factor in my love for summer is that I'm a teacher and get a long break from school, but I truly love the weather, fresh produce, summer adventures, and the bright colors that pop up in fashion and home decor.  The brightest of all bright colors--neon colors--were the inspiration for today's post.  I have teamed up with Expressions Vinyl to share an awesome neon HTV project with y'all, along with a free hand-lettered Silhouette cut file so that you can make your own.  And as if that wasn't enough goodness for one post, you can enter to win a $50 gift card to Expressions Vinyl.
Neon Hand Lettered Bible Verse Tote Bag
Y'all know that I just LOVE hand-lettering, and one of my favorite things to hand-letter is Bible verses.  I recently hand lettered this verse from Psalms 139, and rather than just making it into a printable, I thought it would be the perfect hand-lettered design to turn into a cut file.  When I received some brightly colored neon HTV from Expressions Vinyl, I couldn't pick just one color to use, so I decided to use them all!  Yes, making a design from different colors of vinyl might seem intimidating, but it's really not that difficult.  You can make your own in a few easy steps using a few supplies.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Be Festive for the Fourth with a DIY Patriotic Tee

This post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by Expressions Vinyl.
Hey, y'all!  I have so much awesomeness to share with you in today's post!!!  First of all, today I've teamed up with fourteen other bloggers for a Red, White and Blue Vinyl Round Up!  Each of us are sharing Fourth of July projects featuring red, white, and blue vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.  My project is a Fourth of July T-shirt featuring a design I hand-lettered, and of course I'm sharing the free Silhouette cut file with you so you can make your own.  And as if that wasn't enough awesomeness, at the end of the post you'll have the opportunity to enter to win a $100 gift card to Expressions Vinyl.     Eek!  So exciting!
DIY Hand Lettered Fourth of July Tee
To make your own Patriotic Fourth of July Tee, you'll need a few supplies.

Friday, June 10, 2016

How to Easily Sew a Monogrammed Fauxdori

Hey, y'all!  Are y'all into the whole traveler's notebook phenomenon that seems to be sweeping the  nation?  Okay, maybe it isn't exactly "sweeping the nation," but for a while now, I've been seeing all these cute fauxdoris all over the internet and social media.  Every time I see one, I think, "Oh, that's so cute!!!  I want one!"  But then I talk myself out of ordering one because I know I could make one.  But my sewing machine isn't exactly my best friend because it scares me a little, so I don't make one. Well, I DIDN'T make one for a while.  But a few weeks ago I decided to just go for it, and, y'all, it was so easy!!!  So I knew I just had to share the tutorial with y'all.  That's right: today I'm showing you how to easily sew a monogrammed fauxdori!!!
How to Easily Sew Your Own Monogrammed Fauxdori
 Like I said, I am not totally comfortable with my sewing machine, but if you can sew a decently straight line, you too can make your own fabric-dori.  This is normally the part of the post where I would share a supply shot and then a supply list, but since this was the first time I created this and I didn't really know what I was doing, I neglected to take that picture, so today we're just starting with the supply list.  This supply list contains affiliate links, which is just a fancy way of saying that if you decide to purchase a product through one of my links, you'll be supporting my blog at no extra charge to you.  (Thanks!)

Friday, June 3, 2016

Colorful Handmade Butterfly Gift Tag

This post contains affiliate links and is a Sizzix Design Team post.
Hey, y'all!  I know the first official day of summer isn't until later in the month, but at the Pitter and Glink household, we have summer on the brain majorly.  We are officially out of school, and we are enjoying a much-needed, long-awaited break!  I have been using some of my new-found freedom to craft, so today I am popping in to share a fun, bright Butterfly Gift Tag with you.  I made this tag using my Sizzix BIGkick, various dies, and Distress Crayons.  The bright colors are perfect for summer, and you can whip one of these up in no time!
Make It Yourself: A Colorful Handmade Butterfly Gift Tag |
To make your own Butterfly gift tag, you'll need a few supplies.

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.