Six DIY Disney Crafts with Your Silhouette Cameo

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Disney crafting is my favorite kind of crafting!  From t-shirts to wear in the parks, to my daughter’s dance bag, vacation countdowns, and fun pixie dust to send to clients, I use my Cameo for lots of fun Disney projects!  I even address envelopes to special little friends of Mickey Mouse and princesses who are getting ready to visit the Walt Disney World Resort.  Being in many Silhouette Facebook groups, where you are allowed to share files, has really increased my library on my Cameo and I have tons to choose from!  I encourage you to join some crafting groups, specifically geared toward the Silhouette Cameo.  Many allow file sharing, and you can download them for personal use. Keep in mind, all my Disney projects I’ve given as gifts or have made for  personal use.    So today, I am going to share my FAVORITE Six Disney Crafts with Your Silhouette Cameo!

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Preparing Surfaces for Applying Vinyl


T-shirts, pencil boxes, ornaments, shadow boxes, mixers, water bottles, canvas bags….even my Silhouette Cameo.  You name it, I want to put vinyl on it.  I can’t walk through the store without wondering what cute design I can put on something.  And this mindset has come in handy when I want to create a special gift, or let’s be real….a last minute gift!  But, it is important to prepare the surface for applying vinyl.  You have spent time creating the design, cutting, and weeding the vinyl, that you want it to look its best!  So today I am going to share some tips for preparing surfaces for applying vinyl.

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Downloading Fonts to Use in Silhouette Software

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Did you know that you can download fonts from anywhere….my favorite site is DaFont… use on your Silhouette Cameo software?  This is seriously one of the simplest functions of your Silhouette Cameo, yet it makes a huge addition to the finished craft projects you make for your home and as gifts.  Even using the simplest functions in your design software can take a few steps.  So today, I want to share with you the technique for downloading fonts to use in your Silhouette Software!

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Stay, Play, and Dine OR Save on Rooms at Walt Disney World

Stay, Play, and Dine is back for 2016 travel!  This means that guests make unforgettable memories in the Disney Parks at a great discount!  I am just so excited when they announce a new discount!  One of my favorite aspects of being a travel agent is calling into Disney and modifying reservations for guests to save them money!  This offer is currently available to Disney Visa card holders, and will go live to the public on September 28, 2015.

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Celebrate Back to School with Easy Meals


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Back to school is cause for celebration, right?  I am that mom who cries the days leading up to the First Day of School.  My babies are growing up, my house will be quiet and empty, and I’m sending my children into the care of someone else for the majority of the day!  So, Back to School is an emotional time for me.  I want my three children to see it as a celebration.  A celebration and excitement that something new is coming.

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Ten Easy DIY Teacher Gifts for Back to School


Last week, I shared my easy Post it Note Mason Jar Gift Idea.  My daughter is going to give this to her teacher as a Back to School gift next week, and it was so simple!  I like for my children to arrive at school on the first day with a positive attitude, a love for their new teacher, and ready to start the year on a positive note. But, I don’t have a lot of time before school starts to make elaborate gifts.  Nor do I have a ton of money to spend since I’m buying supplies, clothes, and shoes!

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DIY First Day of School Sign


One of the things I like about back to school time is seeing all the cute pictures on Facebook.   If you are like most parents, you are on the front porch, or in the yard at your typical photo spot, snapping away on the First Day of School.  This year, we have a new twist to back to school in our house… daughter is starting Kindergarten.  If this To My Fellow Moms on the First Day of Kindergarten doesn’t just make you cry like a baby….and speaking of a baby, I am sending my baby to Kindergarten……nothing will.

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DIY Cinderella Photo Background


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Every year for my daughter’s birthday, we have a little photo session.  Sometimes I take her out to a local park, other times just out in the backyard.  Either way, I like to put my DSLr camera to good use, and capture her at each age.  Part of the fun of these birthday photo sessions is playing into the theme of the birthday party we have chosen to celebrate that next year of life.  We’ve done butterflies, ladybugs, Minnie Mouse, Tinkerbell, FROZEN, and this year it’s Cinderella.  And, somehow the Disney princesses will make their way into her theme as well.

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Back to School Gifts and Tips

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Back to school brings out the organizer in me.   Does it you?  It’s something about a “new year” that does it.  When I was teaching, I could NOT wait to start a fresh lesson plan book, a clean classroom, a schedule, and new pens.  And lists.  Lists of students, things to do, lessons to plan, the list goes on and on.  I just love the freshness of back to school.

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Easy Back to School Breakfast Idea~Cinnamon Breakfast Bars

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Back to school is around the corner!  I was just telling my husband tonight that after a day of fielding questions, feeding and entertaining three sweet kiddos, and swimming, I am ready for school to start.  I say that now, but on August 17th, when we are the eve of the First Day of School, I won’t be feeling that way!  Getting ready to go back to school puts me into planning mode.  And that includes going back to meal planning and having easy breakfast and snacks on hand to give them variety for breakfast and making lunch packing easy.

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