Monday, February 28, 2011

Shamrock Wreath & Lucky Blocks {from the archives}

For anyone who may have missed it last year, here is my Scrappy St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Wreath. It is still one of my fave things I've made, so here we go...

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I wanted to have a cute St. Patrick's Shamrock wreath. I am part Irish for heaven's sake. Did you know that my ancestor was the one who kidnapped St. Patrick?! Anyway, I saw Char's great idea for using hearts to make a shamrock shape, but I decided I am way too lazy to cut out that many felt circles. So, I combined that idea with this fabric scrap wreath idea and we had a winner!

Here's my adorable Scrappy St. Patrick's Shamrock Wreath...



Why scrappy? Well for one thing it uses fabric scraps, but I also used a scrap of styrofoam packaging to make my hearts. So, ya wanna know how I did it? Here ya go!

Supplies needed: (lots of supplies but you probably have most of them at home)
  • Styrofoam packaging (or 4 hearts from a craft store)
  • Serrated knife
  • Piece of paper for heart template
  • Marker or pen
  • Measuring device
  • Scissors
  • Two colors Green Fabric (I think I used about 1/2 yard total)
  • White Glue
  • Pen or pencil
  • Hot glue
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments
1. Measure 4 equal parts of foam and cut in to pieces. Use paper template and trace edges on foam with marker lid. I just dented the foam with the lid around the template so marker would not show.



2. Cut the foam with your knife. Cut your fabric in to 2 inch squares.



3. Put some glue in a bowl. Put a fabric square over the tip of your pen and dip in the glue. Then, stab the pen in to the styrofoam. This will make a little "flower" out of the fabric square. Repeat, alternating colors to give it more dimension.



4. Once all your hearts are covered hot glue the edges together. I thought it looked kind of like a blob at this point, so I added a little stem.

5. I did not like the white edges showing, so I hot glued some ribbon around the edges. Then, I tied a bow and hot glued it to the back to hang the wreath from.

6. I added an embellishment from the scrapbook section that says "Lucky you" to break up the green blob.



I couldn't let the St. Patty's Day decor stop at the door. I made these adorable Lucky wood blocks at Amanda's craft night. I'm so lucky to have awesome friends!




Goodbye February...Hello March!

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

YW Lesson 8: Eternal Families


I found this amazing Celestial Airline lesson plan idea from Cher Castle via Sugardoodle. She has super cute printables for tickets and handouts and even provides a lesson outline to keep the theme going with the lesson material.

At one point she recommends having a suitcase to write What kind of things should we pack so we can enjoy eternal life?" (Examples-baptism, temple, repentance, scripture study, family etc.)

I found a perfect suitcase outline and made them to print two to a page so I figured I would share. Just click the image to make it big enough to print.



Suitcase image credit

I also decided to add in a water bottle (since that is something that can't go with you through security) to write the things that we need to leave behind and try not to do to have an eternal family relationship. Here's a printable page.


water bottle credit

I used to be a flight attendant so I am going to wear my flight attendant cardigan, but I was not sure where my wings were. So, I combined a couple of images to make my own Celestial Airline wings that I will wear. I'm also going to give them all wings with their handout.


Wings photo credit
Temple charm photo credit

Click the image below to print in bulk.

Feel free to use what you like!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Printable Behavior Charts

I needed a little help in getting my kiddo motivated to listen and obey. I decided to make it fun with a colorful chart where he would earn points toward a prize. I figured if I was going to go to all the work to put something together I better share! Here are the free printable behavior charts, just choose boy or girl and add your child's name at the top. I laminated mine with clear contact paper so I could use it over and over with a dry erase marker.

Click on the image you want below to print it full size.

Boys printable behavior chart

printable behavior chart

Girls Printable Behavior Chart
printable behavior chart

Add the point value needed at the bottom by the arrow and also at the top of the rectangle so you can color in the points as they earn them on the graph. I added a little picture of what he is earning also so he can see it every time we add or take away a point.



The point value varies on how big the prize is. It took him about 3 weeks to earn Candy Land, but just 3 days to earn a Toy Story velvet paint page. He averages about 5 points per day.

I used Everyday Mom Ideas "L'il Monster" free digital scrap kit to make my behavior charts.


The girls at Pocket Full of Posies have a SUPER cute behavior chart too!

steve is super




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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blogger Celebration

It's my party and I'll SING if I want to?! Today is my 2nd blogiversary and I needed a super fun way to celebrate, but what is a party if you are all alone. Blogging is about connecting with people, sharing ideas and bringing us together. So, I recruited 16 of my fave creative bloggers to throw caution to the wind and really let you see how excited we are to be able to share our lives and thoughts with you! Thanks for listening and here's to another fantastic year of blogging!



Thanks to all the fabulous ladies and their kiddos who starred in this celebration! No children, microphones or animals were harmed in the making. Maybe just a few ear drums. ;)

Here are links to all the participants, go check them out because I adore them and I'm pretty sure you will too!


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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Purse Organization, Applying Vinyl, & a Door Prize

There's a super cute blogiversary freebie door prize at the end of the post, so stick around! Now on to my latest project...


I had a bunch of bags sitting around since I am back on diaper bag duty. I hated having them in piles and needed another option. Lucky for me I have a totally odd space in my coat closet that was such a wasted space. I got some hooks, borrowed my handy husband and that was that. My bags are empty so they are light enough to hang straight in the drywall. If they were full, I would need to attach my hooks to studs.








I had a vision to add some "purseonality" with vinyl. My vision came to life with the help of My Vinyl Designer. I told them what I was thinking and they came up with the most adorable design! You got a sneak peek in the pic up top. I absolutely love how it turned out!

Purse-onality 2Purse-onality 1

Remember how I mentioned the door prize? You can download either of these adorable purseonality designs from my fabulous sponsor My Vinyl Designer for FREE to cut with your cricut, silhouette, or other fabulous tool. You heard it free! Just one more reason why they totally rock! Click over to My Vinyl Designer to get one.

My Vinyl Designer is also giving away one of the swirly purseonality designs in dark gray vinyl, like mine.

To enter:
  • Leave a comment on this post with your email saying you want it.

I'm sure you have all used vinyl before, but if you have not, here is the how to for applying vinyl to a wall.



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Charlie Bug Party Hat Pattern Giveaway

What's a party without a kickin' hat? Becca from Blue Cricket has designed these super cute Charlie Bug Party Hats and well you can have the pattern to make your very own!




$8

Pattern emailed straight to you in pdf format!
Print it off and get started!

Sewing level: Beginner
Estimated time of project: 30 min.


Email orders to bluecricketdesign@gmail.com and in the subject line please write "PATTERN ORDER!"




But, of course we need to give away a few for our blogiversary celebration! Becca is giving away a Charlie Bug Party Hat pattern to 5 lucky winners!!

To enter: (be sure to leave your email so I can contact you)
  • Leave a comment telling us why you need the Charlie Bug Hat Pattern
Extra entries: (leave a separate comment for each entry)
Giveaway closes Monday, Feb 21st.


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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CSN Stores Giveaway

Continuing on with the theme, we have another blogiversary week giveaway. Yesterday was the party dress, now you need a little something to go along with it to really liven up the celebration. That could be a new ipod speaker to get the tunes out,
Coby - CSMP175 - Vitruvian Speaker System for iPod and iPhone
some fun glasses for drinks,
Artland - 65005A - Prescott Martini Glass in Pink (Set of 2)
or even some modern bar stools for your guests to rest their footsies.Linon - Vega 30" Bar Stool
Especially when they are wearing these. Pleaser - PAR42/S/G - Party-42 Pump in Silver Glitter-Satin

So go have a look around CSN's over 200 stores and choose the party item that excites you most!


CSN is giving a lucky Tipsy Reader a $45 gift code
to get you started!

To enter: (be sure to leave your email so I can contact you)
  • Leave a comment saying what item you would choose from CSN stores
Extra entries: (leave a separate comment for each entry)
  • Publicly follow A Little Tipsy on Google Friend Connect (on the left sidebar)
  • Like A Little Tipsy on Facebook
  • Follow A Little Tipsy on Twitter
Giveaway closes Monday, Feb 21st.


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Monday, February 14, 2011

Shabby Apple Party Dress Giveaway

Ok people, it's blogiversary week and I am so excited to have a series of giveaways to get you ready for the big celebration on Sunday! First off, we need the perfect little party dress. Luckily, Shabby Apple has just the dress for you whether you are...

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sexy (five to nine)...playful (L'amour)
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sophisticated (Anchors Away) or flirty (Cortez)!

I have the top left dress in green and have never received so many compliments in one day!

In addition to women's dresses, they have really cool shoes and accessories!

Tahitian WatersSkeleton Key NecklaceMetal Cuff with magnet closure
Picnic ReadyBerkeley
Now, back to the party dress...Shabby Apple is giving away one of the four dresses pictured above!

To enter: (be sure to leave your email so I can contact you)
  • Leave a comment saying which dress you would choose
Extra entries: (leave a separate comment for each entry)
Giveaway closes Monday, Feb 21st.

Or if you don't want to leave it up to chance,
use code "tipsy10off" for 10% off your order!


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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Marshmallow Pops

Need a fun quick Valentine treat for the kiddos? How about some cute little marshmallow pops. They are super fast and cause big smiles.



What you will need for Marshmallow Pops:
  • Heart shaped marshmallows
  • White or chocolate chips (whatever you want to dip them in)
  • Jelly Hearts
  • Sprinkles
  • Skewers or sucker sticks (cut the skewers in thirds with heavy duty shears, mine are Cutco)
  • Ribbon


Put a marshmallow on top of a stick. Dip it in melted chips. Sprinkle with sprinkles. (ha ha) Put a jelly heart on the bottom to make it stand up. Put in fridge for a minute to harden chocolate faster. Add a little flair with ribbon.




Store in a Ziploc bag so the marshmallows don't harden.




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