Sunshine Art Gift

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In search of a homemade gift from my kiddos, I saw a few variations on Pinterest of this idea, mostly using footprints.  They were super cute, but I didn’t want to invest in a large canvas big enough for feet.  Instead I used an 8×10 canvas panel that I purchased on Amazon in a 12 pack (around a dollar a piece).  I outlined the circle for my oldest kiddo and he painted the sun.  Then I helped each munchkin make three or four fingerprints on the canvas.  Using my trusty Silhouette I cut out the letters in vinyl and applied to the canvas.  I love how it turned out!  On the back (not pictured) I put “Made with Love and Little Fingers” and had all my kids sign their names.

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Strawberry Baby Girl Shower

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My friends and I threw a strawberry themed baby shower for Brittney, pregnant with #4 and her first girl.  It was a large shower, so we did open house style in the evening after dinner, so only serving desserts.  We did everything in red, pink and green.  Check out the cuteness:

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Strawberry lemon-aid and pink and white candies

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“Advice for Parenting a Girl” sign in book

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DSC_0034Strawberry desserts GALORE!

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DSC_0044Its hard to tell by the picture, the favors were gumballs in long pretzel bags with a note attached.

DSC_0046Our game:  The Price is Right, guessing the prices of the baby items.  The prizes were strawberry hullers.

 

Reusable Table Centerpieces

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I was asked to make some table centerpieces for our Relief Society 100 Dresses activity.  I decided to make something I could reuse, so I came up with these plain white wood panels.  The base pieces are 1x4s cut 12 inches long.  The upright piece a 1×8 cut to 8×10 pieces.  They are screwed together on the bottom and painted white.  I used my Silhouette to decorate both sides with vinyl to match the theme.  My plan is to reuse these for future activities and holiday decorating by just removing the vinyl and replacing it with whatever vinyl designs I want.

I can only take credit for the centerpieces, but the ladies on the RS committee did a beautiful job decorating with vintage and special occasion dresses hung around the room and beautiful table settings.  And check out those cupcakes!  Amazing!

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Update:  I did this event again, in anther ward.  Here’s a few of the pictures.  The favors are wedding favors from Amazon and I just cut out a dress and glued it over the wedding dress.  Lifesavers are inside.

CTR Towels

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I”m lucky enough to teach the seven turning eight-year-olds at church.  Its a big year for these kids because they are getting baptized.  I’m also lucky because my friend has a FAN-CY embroidery machine.  Check out these cute baptism towels she made for ALL TEN of the kids in my class.

As each child gets baptized, I’ll give them these towels with the Baptism Towel Poem attached.

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My friend sells them for $15 plus shipping. 

You can email me at

synthesizer14@yahoo.com for contact details.

Easy Disney T-shirt

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We took a special trip to Disneyland to celebrate a special birthday girl turning six.  She needed a cute shirt to wear on her big day!

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shirt 2I used heat transfer vinyl in black and glitter pink, cut on my Silhouette Craft Cutter.  I designed the shapes myself in Silhouette Studio with the shape drawing tool and the welding tool.

Want to see other Disney shirts I made?  Here’s our Halloween costumes from last year, just a phone picture, sorry:

incredible shirtsThese were made the same way, just a little trickier, since each color has to be done separately.  At three dollars a shirt, this was a way cheaper option than purchasing them from the Disney Store.

 

Paper CTR boxes

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“CTR” stands for “Choose the Right”.  At church, I teach seven year old boys and girls.  They get a ring that has the CTR symbol on them, reminding them to Choose the Right.  I made these little boxes to put the rings inside.

I got the template of this A-MAZING site that designs templates for any size box you want.  I just put in my dimensions and printed out how many I needed.  I made the white CTR logo on my Silhouette Craft Cutter.

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ctr 2This would also be a great, inexpensive way to package a gift for baptism.