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valentines ….printables!

let me tell you something i love… i love coming up with cheesy valentines. i do. love them. give me a treat…and i’ll make up something to go with it… (don’t believe me…check out THIS post from last year…..) anyways…this year i was getting valentines ready…and i had a flash back to my son’s halloween […]

mason jars –it’s more than just a vase!

i’m back…showing more glass jar crap..cause even though i’m making a dent..i know i have a box full in the storage unit. sooooo…..if you want more glass jar ideas go HERE (we have done…vinyl jars, painted jars and jars for kids… and today is …jars…more than just a vase… see..even ryan likes glass jars… i mean…using […]

Jello poke cake

First: once again…new found respect for food bloggers. food is probably the hardest thing to take a good picture of…. and I have a horrible 4 year old. and b. I bake. not cook. I have accepted the fact that I’m no Rachel ray. or Emeril. or the part of Martha that can cook. but I like making sweets. […]

lego board

my nephew loves legos… (i made the lego felt mat for him.) anyways i had his name for christmas… and we were supposed to do homemade gifts… but the older you get–the harder it gets. so this is about as homemade as it gets… the things you need (plus paint and glue..and vinyl…and some other tupperware […]

princess felt mat…another one..

  If you are planning on a fun trip…Make sure to check out Get Away Today!  I made a basic princess mat here….but i wanted one that was more…disney princess related…. so I plugged in the glue gun and got at it. I first started by gathering all my princess movies for reference…and started cutting… […]

kid craft monday (snowflakes!)

We do this every year… and it’s always a huge mess. one year my son kept cutting gun shapes and went around and shot us… but this year I thought we could try some patterns… first: I wanted to show you how I fold my paper to cut snowflakes…. square looks best so always cut your […]

reading canopy

this super fun canopy is from my boise sister. who sucks and should move back from boise. just a random sidenote. the how-tos aren’t to hard….i mean..it looks hard. but it really isn’t.buy a sheet…the bigger the sheet the bigger circle you can go (i would recommend queen… and maybe some extras for a seat… […]

puppet tent

my sister whipped out this super fun puppet tent..and i have to say…it was a christmas hit. the kids begged to put on a puppet show…and i have videos of giggly kids and puppets.  the puppets are all wooden spoons….(and the kids are Popsicle sticks) she had her kids decorate them…so fun aren’t they! the curtain is […]

girl present ideas–sleepover kit!

so…my side of the family draws names between the 15 grand children… and we made a rule to do homemade.. cause there funnier. and we like to ruin our christmas seasons by running around with our heads chopped off… anyways. my family pulled out the big guns. it was the best christmas ever (said in […]

book labels.

this was a guest post…and one of my most favortiest posts.and since we are on a vinyl/cameo kick…let’s repost it. i love books. and i hate when i lend out my books and don’t get them back. so I thought I would make some reminders to those people so they always remember that THESE BOOKS […]

silhouette love 3-d!

one more quick silhouette love…cause really..this machine never ceases to amaze. one really awesome thing that the cameo does is 3-d images. It will cut out shapes that assemble to make a…you guessed it..3-d thing. like flowers…or boxes or little books. I opened up a file in my cameo to save them all too so they […]

random stuff i found on my cameo

so…now that we have learned the basics of what our silhouette cameo does (here’s the rundown so far:) the cameo basics cutting fabric cutting vinyl and bigger than 12×12 using pattern and your printer trace and clipart I wanted to share a bunch of other crap i’ve found that makes the cameo like the super […]

trace and clipart love

Hopefully all these tutorials are teaching you to not be afraid of your silhouette (and to GET IT OUT OF THE BOX!) and if you don’t have one…did you know that you can buy one at expressions vinyl? okay…….today we are talking about getting the images to cut on your cameo The silhouette studio has a wonderful […]

silhouette love..printer silhoutte..

We are now getting into the things that really blows all other cutters out of the water! seeeerriously. the silhouette does amazing things! You can design something..make it all pretty..print it out on your printer…load it onto your mat and into your silhouette and it will cut around those designs for you! see? amazing!!!!! and […]