Pumpkin shirt

I have been busy creating seasonal shirts for my niece.  I wish I had my cutter when my daughter was little. I took a pumpkin and wrote her name in the middle.

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I cut it out of fabric with the iron on stuff on the back.  Ironed it on the shirt and presto!

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Cookie Monster party

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It’s hard to believe that my little cookie monster is 2! After seeing a messy cookie face a million times I decided to do a cookies and milk party.  What is a cookie party with out the cookie monsterSmile

I used tissue paper wadded up to make my 3D door sign for the party.

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After naptime the birthday boy was excited to see all his cookie monster decorations.

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The guests enjoyed cookies and cupcakes with milk. I set out ice cream for the guests to create their own ice cram sandwiches too. I created labels for the cookie jars by using chalkboard vinyl.

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My favorite was the icebox cake made from a Martha Stewart recipe.

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I used a cake pan to create this special jello mold.

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The children dined on milk crates and helped create the table runner.

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Everyone went home with boxed up goodies, recipe cards and a mini cookie jar with cookie crisp cereal.

 

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The little kids went home with a cookie sippy cup, bowl, fork and spoon set, milk carton of goldfish and a personalized sand bucket. The older kids got a personalized cinch sac to hold all their treats from the piñata.

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My favorite part was a photo op with the birthday boy sporting a milk mustache.

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Getting ready for a 2nd birthday

Well I have already been busy making things for Z’s birthday on my wishblade.  Can you guess my theme?

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Did you guess Cookie Monster? Z is my little cookie monster. He always has his face covered in cookies.

This bib I found at the Dollar tree.  I then searched for Cookie Monster’s face on the internet.  I found one I liked and opened in in Cut and Create.  The eyes were a little choppy, so I used the circle tool to create my own eyes they same size.  I then used this face on anything I could think of.

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For the cups I used chalkboard contact paper for the mouth.  On the bowls I used outdoor vinyl to stand up to washings.

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I found a hat template online and cut it out on the wishblade.  Then I made the fringe by cutting crepe paper.

 

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I found the honey comb decorations at the party store and also added cookies face.

I also made the goody bags with Cookie’s face.  Be sure to check them out too.

Vistaprint ladies t-shirt

I LOVE the ladies t-shirt on Vistaprint it is fitted and looks really cute.  If you have not tried vistaprint it is really easy to get something very custom looking.

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I then clicked on blank template.

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I added the text I wanted on my shirt.

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Then I moved things around, changed the font to ad lib and the color.

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Next I cliked “online proof approval” and then blank backside.  Choose the quanity and the size.

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Then you will have to click through a bunch of other items you can order to get to your shopping cart.

Water bottle part 2

This is the last day of swim lessons for the kiddos. I like to get a small gift for the swim teacher. For years I have given them a water bottle. I usually fill them with lifesaver candy. This year I used outdoor vinyl from Pick Your Plum to decorate a dollar store water bottle. I put the name of our favorite swimming hole that I cut out on my wishblade.

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Birthday and initial shirts

I made two shirts for a sassy little girl who is celebrating her birthday today.

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I started by washing the shirt and fabric. Next I created the design in Silhouette Studio.

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Next I ironed heat and bond to the fabric and then cut out the design on my wishblade. I made a tiny one for a hair clip.

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I also made a shirt with her initial.

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Can’t wait to see pics of the birthday girl in her shirt.

H2O bottles

Last year I came up with a neat gift idea for coaches and teachers. I used vinyl to personalize waterbottles that I found at the Dollar Tree.

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Using the shilouette software I typed in the teachers name and then cut it out of vinyl. I use painters tape to keep the letters evenly spaced as I transfer it onto the bottle. You can also use craft punches to cut out shapes to decorate the bottle. I also made these for my whole family. We have washed them many times and have not had any problem with the vinyl peeling off. I do suggest a block style font. I used a curly font for my daughter’s bottle and it was hard to adhear straight and not rip.

Work of Art

Everytime I walked the hall my my kids school this painting always caught my eye.

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I was so excited when My son brought it home on the last day of school.  I need to come up with a creative way to showcase this work of Art.

Teacher gifts-fail

I love thinking up something creative for teacher gifts.  This year I made mugs and tote bags for the teachers on vistaprint.  I was going to fill the mugs with a mug cake.  I wanted to test the recipe ahead of time to make sure it would taste good.  I was happily baking in the kitchen, when my elbow hit the coco powder.  I watched the powder fly up in the air, as if it were in slow motion.  The next thing I knew was I had an eye full of coco powder!  It felt like I had gravel in my eye.  My hubby rushed in to help me.  We had a good laugh over the situation.  I took the mishap as a sign that I was not meant to make mug cakes.  I filled the mugs with jelly beans instead.

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Pinwheel hair clips

I was head of heals for these pinwheel hair clips.  They were super easy to make.  I made them for all the girls in my daughters class to wear at the school’s annual memorial day parade.  I used the little leftover scraps to make tiny ones to decorate the sun shade on Z’s stroller.

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I tried using a glue gun instead of sewing the button through.  I found that it was easiest to use a brad.

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