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Boredom strikes again!

And instead of washing dishes or doing the two loads of laundry waiting for me, I find something to craft instead! Don’t judge me.. you know you all do the same thing! For what it’s worth, I did try to do something with the kiddos, but they were watching a movie on TV and wanted nothing to do with me… *sniffle*.

HA! Sniffle nothin’… I was like, “Whoa, kiddos are entertained and DON’T want me within 2 feet of them for once?.. You bet your glue sticks I ran to my craft area and got busy!

I wasn’t in the mood for all sorts of paper piecing.. I’m saving my crafty juices for the new Echo Park kits that are on their way to my house! I have to whip up 3 projects by the 19th, which won’t be a problem.. I might even do more! But one of them is pretty detailed, so I don’t want to exhaust my poor fingers…. I know, dramatic, right?… LOL. Really, I was just too lazy…

So, my poor lil’ Silly-butt (Silhouette) has been sitting there sulking on my table wondering why she’s being ignored lately. I decided to show the Silly-butt some love and do some print and cut stuff. And my most favoritest (Yes, that’s a word, because I said so.. And so does the ‘urban dictionary’.. LOL) place to go for graphic cuteness is Lettering Delights. *swoon*

I picked up the Pucker Up Birthday graphic set and the Pucker Up Paper Pack! You HAVE to browse their pretties! SO many cute cut files, graphics and fonts!

Anyhow, I decide to make a party giftbag and hat! Yes, random party stuff.. fun! I was going to make a little giftbox and a couple cupcake toppers, but my printer is pretty much out of ink and of course I don’t have any on hand, egh. Story of my life, always out of something! I really need a huge craft space with lots of storage so I can buy loads of things and stock up! Hmm.. I wonder if hubby really needs that silly ol’ garage?.. GAH! Could you imagine a crafty space as large as a two car garage? I’m smiling like a total goober right now thinking about it.. And while we’re on this subject, I don’t think we really use our master bedroom much so, hmmm.. LOL! I can have the first craft room with a huge bed in it, I mean, crafting can be exhausting, right?

Doh! Rambling, sorry.. lol. If you come to my blog often, you’re probably use to it.

So, yeah.. I made a party bag and hat!

TA-DA!

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I noticed the shirt my son was wearing kinda matched the bag/hat, so I got him in for a few pictures. I was surprised how excited he was. Like.. hand clapping and a big “YAY!” and all.. Hmmm.. SOMETHING was up…

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I got a few good pictures of him wearing the hat and holding the bag… then I realized why he was so excited to take pictures for me… bless his little heart, he thought he was getting a real present from me.. yeah, I know.. jerk mom alert! He said, “Can I open it now, pleeease?!”.. I said, ” Baby, it’s just a bag.. nothing inside” Ooooooh…. The look on his face, “Nothing?” looks inside… “Oh..”

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*hand to forehead*.. sorry little dude, mommy owes you a Hot Wheels next trip to the store!.. Maybe a 5 pack. In the meantime, to make up for it, I am making him a big Buzz Lightyear diecut from my Cricut Cartridge to plaster on his wall! And yes, he totally needs a date with some hair clippers!

Here’s some more pictures and details!

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  • Party hat is a FREE SVG file from SVG CUTS BLOG!
  • Bag is also from SVG Cuts – The Vintage Halloween bags! It’s a great size for a few little gifts.
  • As mentioned above, my graphics and digital paper are from Lettering Delights!
  • I used the Silhouette print and cut feature with my graphics. So fun! I just wish my printer would have printed that pretty teal color better. Maybe I can adjust it?..
  • Other ideas include: birthday banner, cupcake toppers/wrappers, invitations, cards, giftbox, treat bag toppers and more.. You can make a whole party! Maybe after I get more ink I will make a whole matching party set to share! That would be fun!

I hope you all like it!

And on a side note.. my new blog design should be up soon at happylifecraftywife.com! YAY! I am going to have a modern and clean looking blog and I can not wait! The template gets installed tomorrow and then gets tweaked and customized from there!

See ya!

Welcome to the Summer SVG Shindig!

It’s a PAR-TAY!!!!!!

Well, people.. it’s here! The Summer SVG Shindig! I am the last stop on this party train! If you’re here from Ruthie’s Blog, than you’re in the right spot! If you happen to jump around by accident.. you might miss out on some awesome projects and blog candy, so head on back! The hop starts at Bee’s Hive o’Drama!

I was so excited to be a part of this talent filled blog hop and I can’t wait to show you my projects.. yes, that’s plural! I hope your computer doesn’t crash with all these photos goin’ on! With that said, let the party begin! (or end.. since I’m last? lol.. )

At first I was going to go ALL OUT with this. I wanted to make an actual entire party with SVG files. Then, I came back to reality and remembered I have 3 kiddos and my ‘free time’ is not so.. ‘free’. Soooo… I made a few things to inspire you to create! All my projects are perfect for a ‘summer shindig’ and I hope you like them! Yes, this is a LONG post..

So, grab your sunblock and an ice cold lemonade.. spiked or not, that’s up to you… *wink* Keep on scrollin’ through.. I’ve got some blog candy waiting for ya at the end of this post! And if you don’t like ‘candy’, just pretend it’s some fresh fruit or something.. Heehee..

**Just a warning.. these photos are icky! Lighting was awful and my new moniter is not calibrated yet.. so my color looks off and greenish… Sorry!**

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And yes, our back lawn is crappy!

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Don’t those bright colors just make you happy?..

Right now you’re probably thinking, “She had MORE planned?.. yikes”.. I know, I know.. I was thinking the same thing after I made about 3 projects and practically glued my eyelid shut! (Don’t ask..lol)

Now I will break up the projects and underneath them it will tell you cut sizes. Nothing is ‘out of this world’ difficult or anything, so I won’t bore you with ‘instructions’. 99.9% of these items are made with fabulous Lettering Delights SVG’s! Simply ah-mazing! You can still take advantage of the SUMMER SALE!!!

 

 

1). Water Bottle Wrapper

 

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Collections Used: Soak up the Sun and Something Fishy

Sizes:

  • Trim a piece of cardstock to 8.75w x 2.25h.
  • ‘Wave’ 15.svg – 8.75w
  • ‘Turtle’ 16.svg – 2.00h

 

2). Straw Slips

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Collections Used: Soak up the Sun and SVG Cuts Scalloped Shapes

Sizes:

  • ‘Oval” – m.svg at 2.50h. Layer two circles over the areas you want the straws to fit through. The circles need to be .30
  • 04.svg – 1.668h
  • 07.svg – 1.331h
  • 10.svg – 1.50w
  • 03.svg – 1.668h

 

3). Cupcake Topper and Wrappers

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Collections Used: Something Fishy, Rosettes and SVG Attic’s Summer Fun Cupcake Wrapper’s

Sizes:

  • (Wave wrapper) – Cut as sized.
  • (Rosettes) 04.svg – 1.25h cut two per topper.
  • Cut four circles at 1.60

Below are all cuts from Something Fishy:

  • 15.svg – 1.910w
  • 20.svg – .841w (cut two)
  • 07.svg – 1.487w
  • 05.svg – 1.475
  • 03.svg – 2.25h

 

4). Napkin Rings

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Collections used: SVG Cuts Rosie’s Ribbons and Eat, Drink and Be Hairy

Sizes:

  • Ribbon #4 at 1.50h. Trim to 4″ wide per ring.
  • 11.svg – 2.765h
  • 10.svg – 2.197w
  • 12.svg – 2.793h

 

5). Cup Covers

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SVG Collections Used: Soak up the Sun

Sizes:

  • 05.svg – Uncheck KEEP PROPORTIONS and size to 3.7w5 x 3.75h. Use a hole puncher to add a hole for the straw. Or, layer circles in your SVG cutting program. They will need to be sized to .30

 

6). Fishy Hanging Decoration

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Collections Used: Something Fishy

Sizes:

  • Cut THREE rectangles at 5.50h and 10.00w. Fan fold them at 1″ and then fold in half. Adhere together.
  • Cut a circle at 4.00w
  • 19.svg – 3.421w
  • 11.svg – 3.00w
  • 22.svg – 1.514w

 

7). Simple Banner

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Collections Used: Summer Treats

Sizes:

  • 23.svg – 11.00w Add a backing to make the letters stand out. (Do this by breaking apart the SVG and removing the letters and just cutting the rectangle shape)
  • 02.svg – 5.00h
  • 03.svg – 5.00w
  • Popsicles – 5.50h for both

 

8). Napkin Holder

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Collection Used: Backyard Fun

Sizes:

  • I used a 4x3x4″ box
  • 15.svg – Cut as sized
  • 01.svg – 3.00h
  • 04.svg – 1.25h
  • 05.svg – 1.00h
  • 07.svg – 4.00h
  • 06.svg – 4.00h
  • 13.svg – 1.00h

 

Whew! Why do I feel like I should have offered potty breaks and snacks between those posts? Perhaps a refill on that lemonade? LOL! I know it’s a lot and I hope you all are still here, because it’s BLOG CANDY (or fresh fruit) TIME!!!

I’ve got a few things to giveaway and they are all done differently, so please pay close attention, because I will verify! :)

Yes, 3 of the 4 require a Facebook account.. I’m sorry, but it’s to help those businesses that sponsored me! MY giveaway that I am doing is right here on the blog.. All you have to do is comment! I am mentioning this because of a rude comment that was left for me on my blog this morning. Thanks for understanding!

 

Trendy Twine: I recently discovered Trendy Twine.. and I love it! The owner, Lesley, is super sweet.. so sweet that she donated a pack of the 60yd Sampler! WOW! Now, what makes this different than other twine? Cool colors AND some of them have two colors wrapped together! Very cool and unique! I LOVE her Halloween and Kraft twine!

60 Yd Trendy Twine Mini Diva Pack (Pink, Purple, Lilac, Blue, Green, Burgundy, Red, Brown) Bakers Twine

WANT TO WIN THIS?

  1. Follow MY blog (over there to the right.. sometimes it doesn’t work, so I can be forgiving with this one)
  2. ‘Like’ me on Facebook – Happy Life, Crafty Wife
  3. ‘Like’ Trendy Twine and post on the Trendy Twine wall letting her know I sent ya!
  4. ONE random winner will be chosen off of the TRENDY TWINE wall posts and announced on Wednesday, June 29th.

 

Jazzy Patterns on Etsy: Again, another recently found shop thanks to my new love, the Silhouette! Using the print and cut feature I have found that Jazzy Patterns designs work FABULOUS! You can see a card I made from one of her digital paper/clipart sets HERE  shown in her listing! Well, Tatjana, the owner/designer has offered up a digital paper pack or digital clipart/paper set of YOUR CHOICE from her shop! How awesome! Here are some samples:

Beach clipart and digital papers set for personal or commercial use Fun At The Beach (DK001)Nautical clipart and digital papers set personal or commercial use Hoist Your Sail (DK002)Afternoon Tea digital scrabooking paper pack DP074

WANT TO WIN?

  1. Follow MY blog (over there to the right.. sometimes it doesn’t work, so I can be forgiving with this one)
  2. ‘Like’ me on Facebook – Happy Life, Crafty Wife
  3. There will be a ‘share’ graphic on MY FACEBOOK PAGE! Click ‘share’ under the post with photo titled ‘Jazzy Patterns Giveaway’… or just post about the giveaway on your page/wall!! Once you have done this, reply to THAT POST and let me know! Please note, posts on my actual wall will NOT count!
  4. ONE random winner will be chosen off of the comments on the ‘share’ post and announced on Wednesday, June 29th.
  5. If you happen to order from Jazzy Patterns, please send her a message and let her know I sent ya!

 

SVG Attic: Jessica of SVG Attic is just getting started, but she has been producing some great collections! If you haven’t taken a look at her work, you must! SVG Attic has donated the Summer Fun Cupcake Wrapper Collection! Perfect for those summer shindigs!!

WANT TO WIN?

  1. ‘Like’ Jessica’s Crop Corner on Facebook and let her know I sent ya!
  2. ONE random winner will be chosen off of the comments off of her Facebook wall and announced on Wednesday, June 29th.

 

Lettering Delights: I figured since I LOVE their cute little SVG files and used them in most of my projects, that I would give away a $15.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE!! Whoo-hoo!

WANT TO WIN? 

  1. Reply to THIS POST for one entry.
  2. Follow MY blog (over there to the right.. sometimes it doesn’t work, so I can be forgiving with this one)
  3. ONE random winner will be chosen from the comments and announced on Wednesday, June 29th.

 

Whoo-hoo! So fun! I love giveaway’s! I hope you all like to goodies I have up for grabs! Please share with your crafty friends and send them my way! :) Also, for more blog candy and GREAT projects, check out the rest of the blogs in this blog hop, if you haven’t already!

1. Belinda              http://beeshiveofdrama.blogspot.com

2. Thienly               http://modpaperie.blogspot.com

3. Alyssa               http://www.mythoughtsexactly.co/

4. Bee                     http://dare2beecreative.blogspot.com/

5. Jessica               http://jessicascropcorner.blogspot.com

6. Jin                       http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com

7. Julietta                http://4goofballs.blogspot.com

8. Ruthie                 http://www.septemberninth.blogspot.com/

 

ENJOY!

Also, even if you don’t want the prizes, please ‘follow’ my blog and ‘like’ me on Facebook! 


Dinner is served!

On the menu today… escargot and mushrooms!

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Yummy! :)

So, the other night I was pouting because my Silly-butt was being.. a butt! (Silly-butt is what I am calling my Silhouette.. lol) The blade went el’ crap-o on me for whatever reason. I was told it’s ‘faulty’… hmmm.. I think it’s the weight loss fairies punishing me for eating that candy bar the day before. What-ev.. so yeah, I made a card with my Cricut.. bleh! I am totally spoiled by the Silhouette’s awesome cutting ability now. You will see in my close-ups the crap job the Cricut did on my blades of grass. And before you bug lovers start going off about it doing that because it’s an SVG.. yada, yada.. nada, chicka’s… I used my Create a Critter cartridge! How’s that bowl of soup for ya?.. Hmmph! (Don’t worry.. I am a closet bug lover, too.. can’t stop buyin’ those cartridges! Ack!)

Anyhow, I got a new blade in and was practically tripping over myself getting from the mailbox to my Silhouette to toss the new blade in and fire her up! IT WORKED!!! Whew! So that’s good.. and I will be able to start sharing some more more silly-butt projects soon!

So.. without anymore rambling.. here’s my latest card! I know.. you already saw it, but in case you forgot who’s blog you’re on… ‘Happy Life.. Crafty Wife’.. which means, you get bombarded with too many pictures. You love me for it, you know it!

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OK, seriously.. how stinkin’ cute are those SVG’s…? It just makes you wanna grab a salt shaker and go at ‘em! (If you don’t know what salt does to snails.. it’s time to do a lil’ Google search…)

I know.. I’m so mean. I actually did that to a snail before…and felt totally guilty about it. I was a punk teenager, so really, I could have been out doing much worse, but instead.. I was dumping salt on snails in my free time! LOL!

I didn’t stamp anything on the sign just yet.. I’m waiting for the perfect stamp to go there ;)

Oh, yeah.. the recipe.. oy.. maybe just for this post we won’t call it a recipe…

Umm.. ok.. tutorial.. yes, the tutorial.. here ya go darlin’!

 

 

It’s pretty simple! Only one SVG collection and a step card base!

Now, go find yourself a standard step card base. SVG Cuts has theone I used.

The cute SVG’s are from the fabulous Lettering Delights <~~~~~ do not click unless you plan to empty your bank account due to overwhelming cuteness.. actually, yes.. click the darn link! I’m an affiliate! LOL! (psssst.. they have a summer sale going on for summer themed SVG’s! So check it out!) I used the No Place Like Home set! I also used one sheet of the digital paper to match HERE

Here are the sizes I cut:

  • Basic rectangle shape in SCAL or MTC sized to 1.929w x 3.738h. This is what I used the printed paper for.
  • -01.svg – 2.75h
  • -09.svg – 3.25h
  • -11.svg – 3.00h
  • -03.svg – 1.85h
  • -04.svg - 1.75h
  • -08.svg – 2.00h
  • -02.svg – 2.50h

That’s it! Grass can be used from any old grass cut. I used the Create a Critter cartridge grass at 1″ and 3/4″ tall.

I hope you like it.. if you don’t.. I will send my crazy flesh eating snail after you!

What.. you think I’m kidding?…

“Flesh eating snail, Tamara… seriously?”

Umm.. seriously!!

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What… he missed his rabies vaccination!


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