Wednesday, December 14, 2011

ahhhhh it's Justin Bieber!!!

Justin Bieber has been everywhere lately. He's been on the Disney channel, at the Rockefeller Tree lighting, and even in music videos with Mariah Carey. I know this because my daughter seems to have an uncontrollable urge to squeal at the very mention of his name. *rolling my eyes*
All that to introduce you to the most recent shirt I made for her. I heart JB.

It started out as a simple plain purple shirt costing a whopping ONE dolla! the Dollar Tree.
                                                                       LOVE it!

Then using the Silhouette Studio and my Silhouette SD, I cut the letters from white smooth heat transfer material. And the heart from smooth dark pink.
The font I used for the letters is Base 02 from It was by far the most intricate font that I've cut. But it worked perfectly! I absolutely love the fact that everything stays in it's place on the transfer sheet. I would have never been able to keep all the little splatter pieces if it wasn't for that fact.

While we're on the subject of's another Dollar Tree transformation.

She had recently picked up these fuzzy pajama pants at WalMart with some birthday money. But was bummed when she couldn't find a matching shirt. So I did what any other frugal mom would do, and made one :) To get the bow to match I placed her pants on the scanner and literally scanned them. Using photoshop, I traced the bow and created my own shape inside of Silhouette, using the trace method. And then dressed it up with some white zebra stripes around the bow. I used the same color heat transfer material as the Justin Bieber shirt.

So I there a rehab group for tshirt makers anonymous? Cause if so, I may need to attend a meeting or two!

Pinterest Inspiration

While spending countless hours browsing Pinterest, I came across an idea that I found to be pretty ingenious. While it may not be groundbreaking...I saw it as an easy and cheap way to make a gift for my daughter's teacher.

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So I pinned it on Pinterest as well as in my head. While shopping at my local Dollar Tree recently, that pin popped into my head. Oh yea!! It was the perfect place to look for the supplies.

I was able to find the clear 5x7 standing frame as well as generic brand post-it's. They were a little larger than the regular square ones, but still fit perfectly on the frame.

After raiding my scrapbooking scraps, I found the perfect papers to use. LOVE using up paper scraps!! I also had some extra alphabet stickers lying around that matched in color as well. Major score!!

But something just wasn't right. For whatever reason, it looked like it was missing something. Going with the office supply theme, I thought why not figure out a way for it to hold more things. Like paperclips perhaps?

I found some old magnets on our refrigerator that had been begging to be used for quite some time now. I used E-6000 glue to adhere them to the front.

Being a person to hardly ever leave well enough alone, I embellished a green binder clip found in my desk drawer to add to the top.

I can't wait to give it to her teacher. It's definitely something unique, but also useful. But best of all, only cost me $2!! :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Great Ideas Day - w/ Infarrantly Creative

So this super cool blogger from Indiana (more cool points awarded just for that!) is having her first linky party. (Clicking on the above button will take you to her post.) And it's all about great ideas.  What a great idea!...pun intended.  Wink wink, nudge nudge.

It didn't take long to come up with my idea/tip.  I've been contemplating sharing little tips here and there, but thought no one would really care. So I'll try it out for the first time and see where it takes me.

This first item, is a product that a lot of people would probably pass over while at the store. More specifically at Wal-Mart.

Yep! Great Value Rising Crust Pizza. Are you typically a Digorno's type of person? Well we were too. But one day I was perusing the frozen pizza section, I found this one. How bad could it be, right? I took the chance and will never go back.

It's so stinkin' good!!

That first time we tried it, I was taking it over to a friend's house for lunch. Thankfully they already know that I like to save a buck here and there whenever possible. But no one really cared. Including the kids. I now have them hooked on the brand as well.

The crust was just as good, if not better, than the big name brands. It was nice and soft. A lot of the time, the crust can be too hard. To be honest, some might as well be cardboard. My picky 10 year old NEVER eats her crust. But she eats this one! If that's not a selling

So next time you're looking for a quick supper idea, save a buck or so and try out Great Value. You won't be dissapointed.

And now to my second recommendation. It's now that it's going to start sounding like I work for the marketing department of Wal-Mart.

Yep, I went there. Never thought a topic of choice would be toilet paper. But it's a new day.

Now before you snub your nose...I will say that as with a LOT of things, I'm pretty picky about what helps to clean "down there". Not all toilet paper is made equal. A lot are too thin, some are too thick, or just plain too soft. Just like Goldilocks said , "This one is just right" :)

The moral of the story? Don't be afraid to try the store brand some times. They don't always work out in your favor (Target's store brand toilet paper), but think of the money you'll save if it does!!

(Sorry for the poor quality of the cell phone pictures. )

Thursday, September 1, 2011

free Printable - No Act of Kindness...

Being inspired by some of the big-time bloggers, I've created a printable to share.  I was browsing through a couple million quotes trying to find a specific quote, for a totally different subject.

This one was NOT it, but I loved it and knew that it needed some printable love.

So without further ado.......

To download click on the picture, which takes you to the Box website. Click on the download button in the top right corner to download to your computer. Both files are sized at 16x20. It can be printed anywhere you'd like, as well as at a smaller size.

And if green just isn't your color....(I don't see how it wouldn't be!)...I created a grey version as well that would look awesome in a brightly colored frame. Same download instructions apply.

  • These printables are for PERSONAL USE only. You may not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim them as your own.
  • If posting on the internet, you MUST post a link back to this website.
  • Personalization, color changes, and other customizations are not available on freebie printables. They are offered “as-is”.

  • Happy downloading! Oh and I'd love to see pictures of what you do with it!

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