Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dry Erase Fridge Organization

So my fridge needed a little something more.  I had already added a chalkboard message board to it a few weeks ago.  Which I love and you can see how I put it together in an earlier post. So rather than use a post it note or something else that wasn't working so well.  I decided to design my own dry erase list and combine it with a weekly menu across the bottom.  This made perfect sense!  When I am making up my list of the ingredients I am going to need  I can coordinate my weekly meals.  A big plus is that I don't get that dreaded question every night about what's for dinner.  My family can also easily take a peek at my list! This is a big help in making my week a little bit more organized.  This was a breeze to put together with Heritage Collector Storybook. The tutorial I used to make the magnets can be found on my blog as well. The kit I used was Odl-Lay-Hee  from Pixels and co.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Valentine Labels & Cards and a DIY Print

As you know from previous posts Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays! When I came across these darling labels on pinterest I just had to use them to make a cover for my water bottles.  I thought these were perfect for gift giving and you could even add a small flavor packet to go along with the straw.

I am thinking these would be great teacher gifts this year for my kids to give at school. While I was out this week I picked up a 6 pack of water bottles at my local store.  They were the perfect size for the labels.

 I found the labels from Confetti Sunshine. 

I printed the labels on cards stock and attached them to the water bottle.  Doubled sided tape works great. Hobby lobby had a great selection of fun party straws and I thought the black and white chevron went along great with the labels.  

Such a fun an easy way to show a little love to someone special this Valentines Day. Heritage Collector is a fantastic program for making your own custom labels. 

Valentines created from elements from Boutique Cute Dolls. Everlasting Love and Long Live Love. I decided to create some simple black and white cards to give to friends and family.  I think the pop of red heart's really catches your eye  with the photo.  Can't wait to give some away to family and friends!

I love creating custom prints for my home. These two prints were designed in Heritage Collector Storybook with digital chalkboard paper and elements from the kit from Pixels and Co.  Hello love elements. You can easily create your own digital prints  and so much more with Storybook. Check out the link to this awesome program on the upper right. 

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Valentine Treat Wrap

I love celebrating Valentines Day! It is one of my favorite holidays. I have some great people in my life and I enjoy having an extra reason to take some time to show them I care.  I chose to use this Valentine wrap because it is was so easy to make and you can put a variety of gifts inside the wrap.  I decided to go with gum because my children are always searching through my purse for my hidden stash! Some other ideas are a gift card, favorite treats, lip balm, a favorite nail polish.  Really anything that is a small enough to fit inside. I plan on giving a lot of these away during the month of February. For this project I used card stock, double sided tape for the gum, a hole punch, and a small ribbon.

To make a wrap you will need a 8 1/2 x 11 paper.  I used some elements from Boutique Cute Dolls. SHe has some amazing kits in her store Oscraps. http://www.oscraps.com/shop/home.php?cat=586 I put the project together in my favorite digital program Heritage Collector Storybook. This is an example of my original copy printed. I chose to create two designs. I also printed it with a colorful print on the back side so that when you open it up there is some color. As you can see above with the gum I placed inside my wrap. You could print this on your home printer.  However the quality at a local print shop comes out brighter and more vivid.  I usually print mine from a local printer.

To view folding instructions they are found here on Heritage Collector Storybook's blog.  http://heritagecollectorstorybook.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2013-05-03T07:38:00-07:00&max-results=7&start=7&by-date=false

 I really appreciate having a great digital program to use to create all my digital projects. If you haven't checked out Heritage Collector don't forget to take a peek! There are some amazing ideas to be found on the blog, newsletters with great tips and free classes. http://heritagecollector.com/

It was fun to put these together and I am excited to give them to my children, friends and family for Valentines Day this year. I really love finding simple projects that I can personalize and share.  I hope I have inspired you to make a simple gift to show your love for the wonderful people in your life.

Coming soon Valentine photo cards.