Saturday, April 30, 2011

DIYClub anniversary party ending tonight!

Here is a super late shout out to the DIY Club Anniversary party!
All the great stuff ends tonight (4-30) so head on over and check it out! 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Feature Friday: Lisa from Room by Room

I am so excited to introduce you to Lisa from Room By Room!  She is remodeling her house.... room by room! 


The other really cool thing about Lisa (That we just found out...) is that she has a daugher from Korea that was born just days before my daughter from Korea...from the same agency in Korea... our little girls were in the nursery together when they were just born!  I mean- how cool is blog-land!?  Pretty cool!  

Here are some fun projects over at Room By Room:






Lisa also was the one who designed the logo for The Iron Crafter!

Be sure to stop over at Room By Room and say hi!





Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 72

Welcome to the Show Off Your Stuff party!  The place where we all get together and SHOW OFF OUR STUFF!!!

Here is the run down:

1. Pay attention! There are 3 categories to link up:
Crafts and Sewing
DIY and Home Decor
Recipes
pick one and go with it!

{If you pick the wrong one... you can delete your own and add it to the right one! :) }

2. Add a link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.

3. Please do not link up to something that you are just trying to sell.


4. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun. You can just grab my button!



5. By entering your link, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post including pictures in a spotlight on Fireflies and Jellybean. (Proper credit and links will be given to you, of course!)














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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WINNER and another fun project with the Silhouette!

The winner of the Silhouette SD is:
Comment #1 Brittney!  Congrats you lucky lucky girl!! : )
Brittney e-mail me to claim your prize!  (firefliesandjellybeans (at)gmail (dot) com)

Here is another fun and EASY project that I made with my Silhouette:
The Silhouette makes Freezer paper stencils so easy and they look so professional! 

Just pick your text and send your freezer paper through your Silhouette with the wax side down.  Iron your freezer paper stencil to your t-shirt with the wax side down. 

Using fabric pant (or craft paint... just remember to heat set it when it is dry!) dab the paint over your stencil.  Since my t-shirt is white I only needed to do one coat of paint... with a darker color shirt it will take more coats.  Be sure to have a piece of freezer paper on the inside of the shirt so that the paint does not seep through to the back side. 

You can peel the freezer paper off while the paint is still wet!  Set your shirt in a safe place to dry. 

Now you can add the rhinestone crown (tutorial on how to add rhinestones here) and the tutu (tutorial on how to add the tutu here) to the shirt and you have a wonderful gift for your niece (or at least I did!)

I used:
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You know you NEED one of these machines! 
Silhouette is also offering this SWEET deal for F&J Readers!
A Silhouette SD
The Rhinestone starter kit
3 additional packs of rhinestones
And 1 Pick Me Up tool
ALL FOR $229!

This Rhinestone Bundle includes:
The Silhouette SD
2 sheets of rhinestone template material
2 sheets of rhinestone transfer tape
2 rhinestone backing boards
1 rhinestone placement brush
1 CD of rhinestone images
1 pack of clear 10ss rhinestones
1 pack of clear 16ss rhinestones
1 pack of clear 20ss rhinestones
1 pack of pink 10ss rhinestones
1 Pick-Me-Up tool

This is an incredible deal worth $125 in savings!
Click HERE and enter the code:Jellybeans

If you already have a Silhouette- You can get the Rhinestone bundle (everything listed above minus the Silhouetter SD) for 34.99 (reg. 54.99) Use the code: Jellybeans 
AND
 All rhinestone products will be 30% off.

This promotion will run from April 21st-April 26th.
  TODAY is the last day!! 




Circle Wall Art


Here is another fabulous project that I made for the DIY club!

Some fun and modern wall art!
I made it with fabric and Styrofoam discs!  It is SUPER light and SUPER cool!

Here is how what you will need to make your own:
Styrofoam discs in varying sizes (I used 8 of them) from Dow Styrofoam Crafts
Gorilla Tape (not pictured)
Stapler
Scissors (not pictured)
Fabric
yard stick (for hanging... not pictured)


I am so in love with it! 



Monday, April 25, 2011

Don't miss out!

Last chance to get in on the Silhouette giveaway! It closes at midnight tonight! A winner will be announced tomorrow!!



Silhouette is also offering this SWEET deal for F&J Readers!
A Silhouette SD
The Rhinestone starter kit
3 additional packs of rhinestones
And 1 Pick Me Up tool
ALL FOR $229!

This Rhinestone Bundle includes:
The Silhouette SD
2 sheets of rhinestone template material
2 sheets of rhinestone transfer tape
2 rhinestone backing boards
1 rhinestone placement brush
1 CD of rhinestone images
1 pack of clear 10ss rhinestones
1 pack of clear 16ss rhinestones
1 pack of clear 20ss rhinestones
1 pack of pink 10ss rhinestones
1 Pick-Me-Up tool

This is an incredible deal worth $125 in savings!
Click HERE and enter the code:Jellybeans

If you already have a Silhouette- You can get the Rhinestone bundle (everything listed above minus the Silhouetter SD) for 34.99 (reg. 54.99) Use the code: Jellybeans 
AND
 All rhinestone products will be 30% off.

This promotion will run from April 21st-April 26th.

Good luck and Happy Silhouette-ing!



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Happy Birthday to US!!

Many of you probably don't know this about Jeannine and I, but our birthdays are one day apart... Yesterday was Jeannine's b-day (yep on Easter!) and mine is today! We are almost exactly the same age (I am one day younger... that is important!)  We had a blast celebrating our birthdays together growing up!  And now that we are grown and live in different states we still love to celebrate over the phone! : )

We are {mumble mumble cough cough} years old!   What?  you didn't hear that right?!  You may want to get your hearing checked because I said that we were {cough cough mumble mumble} years old! :)



Sunday, April 24, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Featured Friday: Ashley from The Shine Project

Hello Beauties!
I'm Ashley from The Shine Project,
and today, I'm going to ask you do
DO HARD THINGS.
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I created The Shine Project so that we can CHANGE THE WORLD.
Yes, I said it. We CAN change the world.
This is what The Shine Project is all about:
Going out of your comfort zone
to bring light to those who need hope.
The Shine Project emulates love, sacrifice, and
CHANGE.
Every Monday, I give a weekly SHINE Challenge,
that allows all of us to team up together to accomplish some good in the world.
Whether it be giving a compliment, facing your fears, or sending a letter to someone,
these act.
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IMAGINE what we could do, if every week, we did something to prove to ourselves
that we are capable of ANYTHING!
I'm done with mediocrity, done with excuses, and done wishing that I was closer to my dreams.
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To help remind ourselves of our daily goal,
I created these necklaces to keep the SHINE going strong!
$1 of each necklace goes into the Shine Project Scholarship Fund
that will be rewarded to an inner city school student to help them pay for college.
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I need you to help make the world SHINE.
Come and join the project,
and see the lives around your change...
Including your own.
Go Ahead, Let The World See You Shine.
www.ashlemieux.blogspot.com

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rhinestone #1 Shirt and Silhouette SD Giveaway!!

***This Giveaway is CLOSED!!***

Yep! Your read that right! We are giving away a Silhouette SD today! I am so excited for one of you! You are going to LOVE this machine!
Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my machine... I have not decided on a name for it yet... but it will have one... I am leaning toward Skyla or Lainey

Here is one of the things that I made with mine this week {Along with the Rhinestone starter kit}
It is my daughter's 1st birthday today!!!  So I made her this special shirt to wear at her 1st birthday party.  Cute and girly!

You will need:
Silhouette SD machine
Rhinestone starter kit
T-shirt
Tulle (optional... but totally worth it!)

First I am going to show you how I worked with the rhinestone picture to add MORE bling to it

here is what the #1 looked like to begin with (you can find it in the Silhouette store for .99) 
Cute -but I wanted there to be more bling so I added more dots for more rhinestones!

First I selected the #1 shape and right clicked on it.  Then I selected ungroup.
Now all your little dots should be separated. 

Now select one of your little dots (do NOT resize!!!) and right click and select duplicate.  This will give you another dot... repeat for at least 12 more dots

Move your dots inside the #1 to fill it in

Now we are going to group them back together so that it is easier to move around. 
Select all the dots (I just make a rectangle around them with the mouse) and right click, now select Group.  Now all the dots should be stuck together in one big group! 

Now send it to your silhouette... no need for the carrier sheet!  Make sure the RED tip is in!

Peel off your blue backing and make sure all the holes are out... Silhouette suggests you do this in a quick swipe... but I had to pick out some holes... not a big deal!  Put it on the cardboard sheet.  Dump some rhinestones on it and use the brush to move them around to fill in most of the holes.  Use your Pick-Me-Up tool to fill in the rest of the holes and remove extra rhinestones   

Put your clear adhesive transfer sheet over all the rhinestones and make sure the all stick. 
Move it to your shirt. Place a piece of fabric over it and iron for 30-45 seconds.  
Remove the clear adhesive transfer sheet  and turn your shirt inside out and iron on the back to pull the glue through. 

Ta-da!  Totally cute 1st birthday shirt! 
Of course, you could put any number on it and it would be SUPER cute!
HERE is the tutu tutorial

And Now the giveaway! 
Silhouette is giving away ONE machine to a lucky F&J reader!

Here is how you can win:
{leave a separate entry for each!}
1. You MUST be a Fireflies and Jellybeans and Silhouette blog follower and post a comment on the Silhouette blog. (only one entry)
2. Like Silhouette on Facebook (one entry)
3. Blog, Tweet, Facebook about this giveaway! (one entry each)

This giveaway is open to US Residents only and ends on Monday April 25th at Midnight!

Silhouette is also offering this SWEET deal for F&J Readers!
A Silhouette SD
The Rhinestone starter kit
3 additional packs of rhinestones
And 1 Pick Me Up tool
ALL FOR $229!

This Rhinestone Bundle includes:
The Silhouette SD
2 sheets of rhinestone template material
2 sheets of rhinestone transfer tape
2 rhinestone backing boards
1 rhinestone placement brush
1 CD of rhinestone images
1 pack of clear 10ss rhinestones
1 pack of clear 16ss rhinestones
1 pack of clear 20ss rhinestones
1 pack of pink 10ss rhinestones
1 Pick-Me-Up tool

This is an incredible deal worth $125 in savings!
Click HERE and enter the code:Jellybeans

If you already have a Silhouette- all rhinestone products will be 30% off.

This promotion will run from April 21st-April 26th.

Good luck and Happy Silhouette-ing!


***Disclaimer: I was provided with the Silhouette SD machine and also the rhinestone starter kit for the project in this post... however my opinion is ALWAYS honest!***



This post sponsored by:
Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

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