Ohio State “HOME” Canvas

I am all about larger HTV projects lately!  My first one was this DIY Split Monogram Pillow I made for my grandma as a Christmas gift.  After I made hers, I went on to make two more for my brother and sister in law for a gift as well.  I am sensing some wedding gifts coming from that file, too!  I decided to attempt another project for our new home using a larger HTV file.  Have you seen those cute {Read More}

DIY Split Monogram Pillow

Christmas is coming and it’s coming fast!  We start our Christmas celebrations early in the month of December, as we live close to so much of our family….but at the same time, we can’t possibly have Christmas with everyone in one day.  So, the first celebration is at my grandma’s.  My grandma is one of those ladies who has everything, but I still love to give her something special for Christmas.  I decided to make her a Split Monogram Pillow, {Read More}

Frozen Themed Photo Shoot and Five Tips for Photographing Kids

Have you seen those cute princess themed photo shoot ideas on Pinterest?  If you haven’t, you need to search it in the Pinterest search box, and you’ll be given umpteen results to look at.  With my little girl just turning 6, and being still princess and Frozen obsessed, I decided to tackle a Frozen themed photo shoot as part of her 6th birthday photos I took of her.  Photographing kids in a themed photo shoot was easier, and more fun {Read More}

Spruce up Your Home with Shutterfly

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly.  All opinions are my own. Are you hosting any Christmas parties this year?  Admittedly, we packed our hosting into one weekend.  We are hosting the church elders and their wives for a small Christmas get together on a Friday night, and then two days later we are opening our home up for a Holiday Open House to the entire congregation. I know, crazy lady right here.  Or someone who likes to buy lots of {Read More}

Photo Charm Bracelet Gift Idea

This post is sponsored by Shutterfly.  All opinions are my own.   I am obsessed with any sort of personalized jewelry.  My current obsession is those charm bangle bracelets.  Have you seen them?  They are a bangle, with one simple charm hanging from them.  I have four Disney ones~they are my favorite souvenir from our trips~and I have come to think that they are the perfect gift for Christmas.  You will not believe the cuteness I have found and created on Shutterfly! {Read More}

Festive Holiday Ornament Cards with Shutterfly

Thanks to Shutterfly for sponsoring today’s post.  All opinions are my own. We have had the best, warm, “un-fall like” weather around here!  It JUST turned cold this past weekend, and so I was able to take advantage of the warm weather and get some fall shots of my kiddos!  We headed out to a local park, and I started photographing them, in hopes of finding something cute and “Christmas card worthy”.  After two photo sessions, one for Natalie and {Read More}

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!

Six DIY Disney Crafts with Your Silhouette Cameo

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 {Read More}

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…..to 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}