Monday, October 31, 2016

DIY Baby Nursery Canvas Art Under $10

I love making custom pieces for my customers and this nursery canvas is no exception. Check out below the picture for all the details and instruction.

  • 12x12 thin canvas (from Hobby Lobby)
  • blue acrylic paint
  • black vinyl
  • blue vinyl
  • small mini metal clips (like these from Staples)
  • Cutting machine such as a Cricut
  1. Paint the canvas your desired color. We used a light blue.
  2. Type your quote into your Cricut or use software like Sure Cuts a Lot.
  3. Cut your vinyl.  I chose to put the baby's name and a few letters (the L and H) from the quote in blue and the rest in black.
  4. Adhere vinyl to canvas after paint has dried completely.  Leave about 6" in between quote and baby's name to put photo
  5. Using a basic glue, adhere the mini clip to the canvas
  6. Clip picture
This canvas art piece can be stood on a shelf or hung onto the wall using velcro or 3M tape.  I also love that the picture can be changed out as often as you'd like.  A great project for under $10!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Newest Addition - Baby Girl Scrapbook Page Layout

I love this page featuring our little Miss Aubrey.  It was created using the Echo Park "Bundle of Joy" 12x12 Collection.  Love this pack!

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

FREE Scrapbook Planner Worksheet

Like to scrapbook but having a hard time keeping it all organized?  I created a editable, printable scrapbook planner worksheet just for YOU!

Here are some tips on how to use it:
  • Print a separate page for each topic. I do years as well as individual children
  • Use pencil only - that way you can erase and change as needed
  • Write the activity, event, or memory you want to scrapbook about
  • Post the date(s) of the event
  • Put an "x" or checkmark on whether you have printed the photos for the event
  • Go through your digital images or physical photos of the event and write down how many pictures they are as well as their orientation and sizes (for example 2 v 3 h 1 5x7 means I have two vertical 4x6's, three horizontal 4x6's and one 5x7)
  • Estimate the number of pages you will need for they layout - use your number of photos as a guide
  • Put an "x" or checkmark if you have started the layout
  • Put an "x" or checkmark if you have finished the layout
Download your planner here today! Happy Scrapbooking!

Monday, October 3, 2016

DIY Zig-Zag Corkboard

Here is a quick and inexpensive corkboard you can make at home!  It is super easy to make and pretty much anyone can do it! I promise.
Here's how to make your own:

Step 1: Start with the right supplies: (4) corkboard squares (purchase here from Target), blue painters tape, paint brush, ruler, adhesive square to hang, and any type of craft paint  or spray paint.

Step 2. Layout your squares.  Using a pencil and ruler, draw 1" diagonal lines starting with the center ones first.  I made the middle line slightly larger.

Step 3: Place painters tape on the areas you want to remain corkboard. The exposed areas will be painted.

Step 4: Spray paint the corkboards and allow to dry.  Once dry, peel off the tape.

Step 5: Hand corkboard using adhesive squares.  I used small ones and they didn't hold very well. I would suggest a medium-grade adhesive for better results and a lasting look.