Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 178

Welcome to our Show off Your Stuff Party!  Every week we come together to show off our stuff!


 It is time to party!
Here is the run down:
1. Pay attention! There are 4 categories to link up:
Crafts and Sewing
DIY and Home Decor
Recipes
Inspirational/Creative Writing
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!















Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Glow-in-the-Dark Eyeball Pumpkin {Tutorial}

Super easy to make this creepy pumpkin!  

1. Supplies: Faux or real pumpkin, Martha Stewart Glow-in-the-Dark d├ęcoupage,  Martha Stewart Eyeball Decoupage paper cut outs, brush
2. Brush on the decoupage onto the pumpkin, then onto the back of the eyeball paper.  Place the eyeball onto the pumpkin and brush more decoupage on top.
3-5 I placed the large size eyeball first and then the medium sized one and then filled in with the little eyeball.
6. Coat over the entire pumpkin with the glow-in-the-dark decoupage.  I ended up doing 5 layers because I really wanted it to glow.  I used a blow-dryer to speed up the dry time.

It looks creepy during the day...

And really cool creepy at night when it glows! 
{You just need to give it a good charge under a light to get it to glow.}


Check out more fun projects on the 12 Month of Martha Pinterest board!




***Disclosure: I was supplied with the Martha Stewart craft supplies but my opinions are always honest!***

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mr. Mustache Pumpkin #12MonthofMartha

***This post is written as part of the 12 months of Martha program.  I get craft supplies from Martha Stewart Crafts for free to create fun crafts with.  All my projects and opinions are 100% mine.***
This months box of Martha crafts came with Halloween supplies (of course!)  I have created several Halloween crafts with this months box and here is the first one!  

I have jumped on the mustache bandwagon and created a mustache stenciled pumpkin... it is super easy!  And you can make it too!  You can find the Halloween Martha Craft supplies as Micheals Craft Stores, 

1. Supplies: Faux or real pumpkin, Martha Stewart Craft paint (I used metallic silver), Martha Stewart pumpkin adhesive stencils.
2. Place your stencils on the pumpkin.  Make sure to press down and seal all the edges.
3. Dab the paint on.  I had to do 3 coats on mine to get the coverage I wanted.  I used a blow dryer to speed up the dry time. 
4. It only come with one eye stencil so you have to move it to make the other eye too. 
Remove the stencils.  You may want to use a fine craft brush to clean up any rough edges around the stencils. 

My daughter has named him "Mr. Mustache" 

Check out more fun projects on the 12 Month of Martha Pinterest board!




***Disclosure: I was supplied with the Martha Stewart craft supplies but my opinions are always honest!***

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 177 - It's Back!!!

We are back with the Show Off Your Stuff Party!  Yay!  I am so excited to see all your fun posts!

Welcome to our Show off Your Stuff Party!  Every week we come together to show off our stuff!


 It is time to party!
Here is the run down:
1. Pay attention! There are 4 categories to link up:
Crafts and Sewing
DIY and Home Decor
Recipes
Inspirational/Creative Writing
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!














Monday, September 16, 2013

Silhouette Deal Alert! Save 25%!! It's time to stock up!

Just a friendly heads up - Silhouette is having a HUGE sale!  25% off on almost everything!  
(It does not include the machines, downloads, download cards, gift cards or subscriptions.) 

Now is a great time to stock up on all your silhouette needs... maybe a cutting mat or some rhinestone bling? 

 Go and shop here - Be sure to enter the code: FIREFLIES at check out to get this awesome deal! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

10+ crafts with DUCK TAPE® for back to school, fall and Halloween!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

We all love Duck Tape®- Right?!  I mean there are so many things that it can be used for, esecially now that it come in all the cute colors and patterns!  Did you also know that you can buy Duck Tape at Walmart?  Yep - just pick it up while you are already there getting groceries, clothes, back-to-school items... they have a HUGE selection so the hardest part will be trying to decide which on to get!
 
Since Back-to-School is in full swing around here I have put together a round up of easy and cute school supplies that you can make with Duck Tape®!  All links are listed under the picture.
 


 



 
I also found some fun fall and halloween ideas too! 
 
What will you creat with Duck Tape®?  It is not just for home repairs anymore! I hope that you truely are inspired!
 
Find more fun ideas by following Duck Tape on Pinterest!


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Thursday, September 5, 2013

First - First day of school!

I want to thank Participant Media for sponsoring this post, allowing me to help support teachers everywhere. 

Today my first born went to Kindergarten...All day kindergarten.  It was his official First first day of school!  He was so excited about it.  He could not wait to ride on the bus.  I was a little weepy at the thought of him being gone all day.  When I made his sign he told me it had to have stars on it "Because I am a star, mom." 



I can't help but think his teacher was so lucky to get him in her class this year!  I mean who doesn't want to hang out the this cute dude all day?!  

We had kindergarten orientation the day before to get me (and him) all ready for the big day!  
He could hardly contain his excitement.  This kid was made for school... he loves rules and schedules. 

He found his name for his hook - no problem!  


I totally missed him today and wanted to smother him when he got home.  When I asked him if he missed me he said "No- I knew you were at home."  Not even a little bit?  Nope!  He cannot wait to go back tomorrow! 

His school is known for having excellent teachers!  It is why we choose it!  A great teacher makes all the difference a child educational journey.  

TEACH, Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s third documentary film about education in America asks the question: What Does It Take to Be A Great Teacher Today?  The Documentary airs on CBS at 8 PM (EST) on Sept 6th! 

How did your kids first days of school go! Talk to me! 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Butterfly Pumpkin DIY

My Daughter wanted a Butterfly Pumpkin:
I used the New Martha Stewart Decoupage butterfly papers with the Martha Stewart Matte Decoupage.

Here is how you can great this butterfly pumpkin:
1. You will need a foam pumpkin, Martha Stewart Decoupage and Butterfly papers, and a drill with a small bit (I think mine was 3/32)
2. Brush the decoupage onto the pumpkin first, then add your butterfly paper, then brush on more decoupage on the top of the butterfly.
3. Add more butterflies and let dry completely.
4. Use your drill to make little holes all around the butterflies and you can also add the flying path too.



I think she likes it! 

The Pumpkin Challenge: 2 Easy DIY Pumpkin Ideas

Michael's Craft Stores sent me some foam pumpkins to create some fun pumpkin crafts.  Right when I opened the box my son and daughter each claimed a pumpkin as their own.  So I sat down with each of them to create a personalized pumpkin for them.  They LOVED it! 

Here is my son's pumpkin:
Notice that he wanted his monogrammed.  He has been obsessed with writing his name or marking his things with the first letter of his name so we had to add the "K" to his design.

Here is an easy way to carve a pumpkin:

1. Have your child draw a design on a piece of paper.
2. Tape your paper to the pumpkin.
3. Use a pin and poke holes all the way around the design where you want to cut.
4. Trace around your pin holes on the pumpkin to make it easy to see where you are cutting.
5. Use a Hot Foam Cutting tool.  This tool is so great.  Let it heat up for a couple of minutes, and then let the heat do the cutting. Just go slow and it will cut the foam pumpkin like butter!
6.  You can also clean up the edges after you cut out the shape.


He is so happy with it!


My Daughter wanted a Butterfly Pumpkin:
I used the New Martha Stewart Decoupage butterfly papers with the Martha Stewart Mat Decoupage.

Here is how you can great this butterfly pumpkin:
1. You will need a foam pumpkin, Martha Stewart Decoupage and Butterfly papers, and a drill with a small bit (I think mine was 3/32)
2. Brush the decoupage onto the pumpkin first, then add your butterfly paper, then brush on more decoupage on the top of the butterfly.
3. Add more butterflies and let dry completely.
4. Use your drill to make little holes all around the butterflies and you can also add the flying path too.



I think she likes it! 

Here are some other fun Pumpkin crafts you can make:



  • All Michaels locations are hosting a Great Pumpkin Event on Saturday, October 5 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. For only $6 (which covers the cost of a 9” carveable pumpkin) kids can create their own pumpkin design and a free face painter will also be on hand. A great weekend event for the whole family!
  •  Did you know that Michaels offers custom carved pumpkins that can be personalized with a variety of designs and names? Prices start at $19.99 and you can them order at all Michaels locations, just make sure to place your order by Oct. 13 so that it will be completed by Halloween. Visit www.michaels.com/custom-carved-pumpkins for more information.

Thank you to Michael's Craft Stores for supplying me with these awesome foam pumpkins!  As always my crafts and opinions are 100% mine.

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