Classic Disney Vacation Countdown

To me, classic Disney is the black, white, and red of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.  I do love seeing them in their various costumes, but I always gravitate back to their classic costumes.  So this year, I decided on that color scheme for our Disney Vacation Countdown.  I created this from all supplies I had on hand, and I have to say it’s one of my favorite ones I’ve made to date!

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, {Read More}

Downloading Fonts to Use in Silhouette Software

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 {Read More}

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 {Read More}

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 {Read More}

Easy LEGO Party Ideas

Legos are still a hot toy in our house.  In fact, our boys are 12, and I often wonder if their love of Legos will extend into their adult lives.  We are talking about boys who go to the library, find the non-fiction section, and come out with “How to Build…… from Legos”.  They are entertained for hours in the basement on hot summer days, creating and building.  Hopefully all this building, creativity, and brick building will serve them well {Read More}

Personalized Easter Baskets with Vinyl

Personalized Easter baskets are my favorite.thing.ever.  Love them!  I purposefully visit Target, the Dollar Tree, and other stores to find items that can be functional, unique, and personalized with vinyl.  My Silhouette Cameo never lets me down-and these Personalized Easter Baskets are the perfect project for beginning Silhouette and vinyl users.

DIY Owl Valentines Using Silhouette Glitter

Glitter.  It is my favorite thing to craft with~next to ribbon.  This year for my daughter’s homemade valentines, we made them extra sparkly with some Silhouette Glitter.  That stuff is SO.MUCH.FUN!  I am so addicted.  It’s projects like this that make me so thankful that I have a girl to glitz things up. So this year, we took the Owl Valentine idea I had last year, and made them a bit differently.  Despite the fact that I tried to sway {Read More}

Bathroom Makeover with Cutting Edge Stencils and $50 Giveaway

Go big or go home, that’s kind of the motto in our  house.   Along those same lines, we like to DIY on the cheap in our house.  We will often pick up “oops” paint colors at the home improvement store, and then making do with the left over colors from our other painting projects to make something amazing.  Well, our downstairs bathroom is no exception.  And with the help of Cutting Edge Stencils, we now have an impressive and {Read More}

Organizing Canvas Toy Bins with Labels

I am so, so excited to start 2015 with an organizational post, AND the Silhouette Challenge!  Last year, the Silhouette Challenges were so fun and inspirational!  This year, we are doing something different~each month has a bonus challenge.  For January, we started with the very popular topic of ORGANIZATION, and the bonus challenge to use VINYL!  I jumped at the chance to add some fun labels to my daughter’s toy bins for this month’s challenge.  Organize?  YES!  Use vinyl? YES, {Read More}