First Day of School Photo Opp Idea!

First Day of School Keepsake T-Shirt

If you are looking for an easy and super fun way to document your children on their first day of school there are so many great options to choose from!  I highly recommend this First Day of School Keepsake T-shirt idea.  It doesn’t even have to be a T-shirt with this free cut file.  It can be any T-shirt!

First Day of School Keepsake Tshirt Free Cut File

I love the first day of school photos!  If you didn’t know already I offer these free First Day of School Chalkboard Printables and I also shared how to write text on images without Photoshop…something I do for my boys as well on the first day of school!

Ryan 1st grade

I missed the boat with this keepsake t-shirt idea with my oldest but I certainly was able to do it with my middle dude!  He started Kindergarten last year but with Spangenbaby, I just never got around to posting about it!   Here he was last year!  <3Easy Keepsake T-shirt for the first day of school

Supplies Needed for a First Day of School Keepsake T-shirt:

Key To My Heart Valentine's Day Picture Frame at

Key to My Heart Frame

I have a super easy little Valentine’s Day Gift that can be used for almost anyone!  This Key to My Heart Frame can be so versatile.  Fill it with a picture of your kids and give to grandparents!  Put a picture of you and your significant other and it’s a cute gesture of your love.

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If you are like me and you may or may not hoard craft supplies you may or may not have several (dozen) of these simple $1 frames that you can find in almost every craft store.  I love them.  I use them for so many different things (other than frames most times) and so I always have them on hand.  They are great when the kids what to craft too…let them have at it.  Paint, glitter, stickers, anything…they love it!

Well today I am transforming one into a sweet Valentine’s Day Gift.  The Key to My Heart frame!

Supplies for Key to My Heart Frame:

OK I started out by painting my frame white.  You can do any color you’d like.

Heart Attack Door Idea for Valentines Day

Give Your Loved Ones a “Heart Attack” Valentine!

Today for our Tuesday Tip or Trick…we are talking Valentine’s Day!  I’m sharing some ways to give your loved ones a “heart attack” this February with my Heart Attack Valentine Activity!

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While I understand fully the severity of heart attacks, I do have some non life threatening ones that your family and friends would actually want!  Here are # Ways to “Heart Attack” your loved ones this Valentine’s Day!  I have included free printables and cut files to make this as easy as possible for you to recreate

Whether you live near or far you can send love to your family and friends with these fun ways to shower them in hearts!

Supplies Needed for Heart Attack Valentine Activity:

  • Cardstock in Valentine (or not) colors
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Sharpie
  • (optional) Silhouette Cut File for a Cameo, Curio, or Portrait
  • (optional) Free Heart Printable to cut out in place of the cardstock
  • (optional) Paper Doilies if you hate to cut things out and don’t have an electronic cutting machine

Heart Attack Valentine Activity at

1.  Heart Attack Door Décor.

Black & White Projects

Today is a great day for our Monthly Crafty Blog Hop! We have 8 Fabulous Black and White Projects that are sure to be Spooktacular {wink}!  I am sharing these super cute Ghost Mason Jar Project that can be used as vases, lanterns or candy dishes!

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These are so easy to make!  Here’s what you need:

Supplies Needed:

  • 3 Mason Jars
  • White Chalky Paint
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Electronic Cutting Machine
  • Free Ghost Face Cut File
  • Black Vinyl
  • (or Black Paint and fine paint brush if no cutting machine is available)

I started off by using this DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint that I picked up from Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts Stores, when I made this Chevron Table.  It was awesome on the glass.  Covered in one coat!  I applied it with the foam brush.

While that was drying I cut my Ghost Faces as well as the word BOO.  You can download this free cut file for your Silhouette here.

I applied the vinyl when the paint was dry.  Ghost faces on one side…

Double Sided Black and White Ghost Mason Jars

And the word BOO on the opposite side! These are perfect for a table centerpiece also because they are double sided!

Dad’s BBQ Squirt Bottle

Do you want a really simple and practical gift to make and give for Father’s day?  I have just the thing for you…my BBQ Squirt Bottle.  Most dads, uncles, grandpas and the special men in our lives spend some summer time in front of a grill.  Most of the time they have a huge cup of water or a squirt bottle to help tame the flames!  Here is a fun one to fix up and personalize for your special man!

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This started out a long time ago.  I bought the one below for my dad at the Christmas Store at my grade school.  I think I probably spent a good $2 of my hard earned money on it :)  It was an old dish soap bottle that had “Dad’s BBQ Squirt Bottle” written on it with paint markers and some flames drawn on it.  Fast forward to just last year.  MY DAD WAS STILL USING IT!  It had to be at least 25 years old!  It was an antique people!  (That just scared me that it was 25 years ago—I am not that old!)  OK so I digress…however it had seen better days so I whipped one up for my small people to give him to replace the old one.


Silhouette May Promotions–Specialty Media

Are you going on vacation with your family this year?  Maybe to an amusement park or large pubic attraction of any sort?   Perhaps just going to a State Fair, County Fair, or large public gathering such as festivals?  I have a great project for you to use with Silhouette Specialty Media Temporary Tattoo Sheets!

Make your own Safety ID Tattoos for your small people!
UPDATE:  You can find the full tutorial on how to make these Safety ID Tattoos here!

Temporary Tattoos - Safety ID

It just takes a split second for you to get separated from your small person!  Even the best little travel buddies can get separated from you and the fact that they are under 4 feet tall make it nearly impossible to locate them in crowds!  These safety tattoos can help reunite you without broadcasting all your personal information!

I used a sheet of the Printable Tattoo Paper, my Silhouette CAMEO, and some shapes and fonts to make these!  I will post the full tutorial and screen cast (!!!) on Monday!  But in the mean time, you can take advantage of these GREAT DEALS going on now!

Specialty Media Silhouette Deals