Friday, February 25, 2011

Blogger Design Winner!

Hey guys!!

Just wanted to announce our winner of the Blogger design giveaway from Deluxe Designs!!

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This was a great giveaway and our lucky winner is...

Congrats!! Send us your email at and we will get it passed on!

Thanks again to everyone who joined!!
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Walmart?? Really??

Hey friends!

With 4 kids I've got to say that my favorite place to find clothes is Walmart and Target.  One of my favorite new things to do is shanty them up a bit using my Silhouette.

For this project I used Silhouette's Flocked Heat Transfer

Love it!

I found this cute shirt with an even cuter price tag at Walmart... $3.50... Oh yah baby!

I used my machine to cut out a wienie dog... So cute.

Once you have cut it, you just peel the extra transfer material off the plastic sheet.

And you are left with your design! So easy!!

You just put the design down on your shirt and iron!

What I love about the flocked material is the super soft texture!! I now know from experience that it washes well which is a must for me. 

I loved the way it turned out and thought the perfect way to finish it off was with a little flower.  I used some fabric glue to stick it down and I was done!

See the fun texture???

Yep... I have a happy customer!

Hope you like it as much as she does...
Pretty dog-gone cute, right ;-)??

Don't forget you have until the 28th to use the SHANTY code at Silhouette!!

With the code you will receive...

Silhouette SD Machine
1 Roll of Black Premium Vinyl
1 Roll of Frosted Vinyl
1 Roll of Transfer Paper
Home Decor CD

All for $225!!


All Premium Vinyl is 25% off!!

You can get there by clicking below!

Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

DIY Wall Art

Happy Wednesday friends!  So, I have a quick, easy and CHEAP wall art tutorial to share with you all:) 

When I say quick I mean you can do this while you are doing laundry and cleaning the house:)  When I say easy I mean anyone can do this:) and when I say CHEAP I mean I only paid $3.00 for the entire piece!

Here's how you can do the same!

I started with a scrap 1x12 that I cut in half to make 2 21" pieces.  I didn't pick the measurement it just happend that the scrap piece was 42" long.

I then found a scrap 1x4 that I cut down to 2 pieces at 6" and 1 at 21".

It's coming along...

Next, I painted the 1x12's with Behr Cozy Cottage.  I chose latex paint because I knew I would have to use a lot of spray paint to cover this large of a piece.

Next, I stained the 1x4's with Minwax Dark Walnut.  While the paint and stain dried I did laundry...not fun but efficient!

I used Gorilla Glue Wood Glue to attach the 2 1x12's.  I liked the way it was looking but it needed a little more..

I have tons of iron crosses packed away that I am not using to decorate so.... let's try that!

Needs a coat of Rust-Oleum Blue Sky Spray Paint....

We have a winner but first a little distressing with my 3M sanding block...

I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy to attach the wooden cross to the board and the iron cross to the wooden cross.

I finished up with my 3M sanding block on the edges of the boards followed by Minwax Dark Walnut to enhance the distressed edges.  I rubbed the excess stain all over the boards as well and here it is....

I hope you all like it!  I will share a tutorial on how I am hanging it from the wall in my next post:) ~This is where the $3.00 expense comes in!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fun Wall Art & The Sale!

Happy Tuesday guys!!

I want to share a fun wall art project with you guys!  I made these for the older girls' room but I think I may be making some more for mine as well... I love them.

I have 2 blank spaces next to their window that were begging for some love.  I found the branches and birds and that became my inspiration for this project.

I started with some scrap 1x12 I had from some of my latest projects.  These were about 24" long.

I'm kind of into stain at the moment so that's just what I did... Dark Mahogany.

While those were drying I started working on the cute stuff.

I used my Silhouette to cut shapes out.  I found the birds and branches on the Silhouette software and cut it out using the machine.  There is nothing better than shopping from the comfort of my computer chair.

I used Silhouette's Premium Vinyl for these birdies and branches.

Once the machine cut it, I peeled the extras off first.

Then, I used the transfer paper to attach it to my wood.  This is my first time to use the transfer paper and I LOVE it.  I usually try the old peel and stick method but I knew that wouldn't work with all the details.  

You just peel the transfer paper off.... So easy!
I had originally planned on being done at this point but I thought it needed a little extra something.  I remembered some cream flowers I had from making the baby some headbands. 

Pulled out the glue gun...

And started attaching.

I had to cover up my holes so I used some extra pearly buttons and hot glued them too.

I found these great hooks in the garden section at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off... Whoop!

I drilled a couple holes in each one, added some twine, and hung them up.... Well, actually I only got one up.

The babies were not enjoying this project as much as I was.  I did manage to get one up to show you though :-)

Hope you like it!

For those of you that stuck with me through those 348 pictures.... Here is this month's sale!

Shanty Silhouette Sale is running from 2/23 - 2/28

Use the code SHANTY at checkout to receive...

Silhouette SD Machine
1 Roll of Black Premium Vinyl
1 Roll of Frosted Vinyl
1 Roll of Transfer Paper
Home Decor CD

All for $225!!


All Premium Vinyl is 25% off!!

Make sure to use the code SHANTY at checkout!

Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

Thanks so much for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions!


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