Thursday, February 23, 2017

Crafty Catch Up

Hello Everyone!

Life has been so crazy lately that you may have noticed that my blogging has slowed down a bit. Well, this was not my plan since life has sort of threw me some very complicated curve balls. However, since this is a happy blog and I want everyone to leave here happy, I will just stay that (so far) 2017 has been a very emotionally draining year. With that being said, I have no-doubt that the year will get better!

So, today's post is called Crafty Catch Up because I wanted to catch you guys up on some craft projects that I have made for other people! The projects that I made last month can be seen in the above collage photo. Specifically, I made a Multipurpose Travel Organizer, a Framed Wooden Cork Board, and a Paper Mache Box Magazine Holder. As you can probably tell, the reoccurring theme was getting organized for the new year. If you want to learn how to make any of these projects, or just want to be nosy and check them out, click on the links below.

DIY: Multipurpose Travel Organizer

DIY: Framed Wooden Cork Board

DIY: Paper Mache Box Magazine Holder

Finally, I wanted to say that I am on Instagram!! Now, being on Instagram is new for me so I don't have that much posted. However, it has been fun connecting with people and learning all about the site. Also, in case you are wondering, the reason why it took me so long to get on Instagram is because my phone was from the age of the dinosaurs (lol). I mean, I could not get on the internet or do anything with the phone (seriously).

To follow me on Instagram, click here.

So, what have you guys been up to? I hope 2017 has been going well for you!

xo Katie 

Friday, February 10, 2017

3 Step DIY: Conversation Heart Pet Treat Box

Hello Everyone!

Since February is upon us, that means love is in the air …… for most people. Personally, I am not in the ''love boat'' this year but that doesn’t mean I don't have a certain Valentine in my life. Lets just say, he is really cute and likes to take long walks (lol)!

Today I have super fun DIY which is designed for that other love in your life, that furry four legged friend! Basically, today's project is a fun way to show your pet some extra love this month by giving them their own ''candy box''. However, this candy box is actually a small treat box.

The project itself is really easy to make and is even a 3 Step DIY! So, if you want to learn how to make your own Conversation Heart Pet Treat Box, then keep reading below!

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Small Paper Mache Heart Boxes
Paint (I'm using Martha Stewart Crafts Satin in Pink Carnation and Hailstorm)
Stamps (I'm using Echo Park Papers CO: Luck Dog Stamp)
Acrylic Block (optional)
Ink Pad (I'm using Brutus Monroe Premium Chalk Ink in Rouge)
Foam Brush
Candy Wrappers (optional / not pictured)
Treats (not pictured)

Step 1: Paint your heart boxes inside and out. Then set them aside to dry.

Step 2: Stamp on top of your heart box lid using your colored ink pad and either individual letter stamps or stamps with an animal theme. The stamps I'm using in this DIY is by Echo Park Papers CO and there called Luck Dog Stamp.

Step 3: Fill up your heart boxes with treats!

Once your heart boxes are filled up, you're ready to give them to your furry four legged friends!

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I loved how these little boxes turned out! Also, that was best picture I could get of Niblet, since he kept moving around (lol)! Needless to say, I think he approves.

Now as you can see, I have a dog. However, you could make these boxes for your cat, hamster, rabbit, or whatever animal you have. Finally, I ended up using real candy wrapping paper to ''hold the treats'' in step 3, but you could simply put the treats in the box. Personally, I just thought they added a nice little touch.

So what do you think? Do you like these Conversation Heart Pet Treat Boxes?

xo Katie

Friday, February 3, 2017

I'm on Xyron's 2017 Design Team!!

Hello Everyone!

If you follow me on Facebook, then you might already know that I am back on Xyron's Design Team for 2017!!

I was so happy when I got this news because Xyron is literally the BEST company and design team I have ever worked with! Last year was my first time to be on the design team and I learned so much about Xyron, crafting, and met some amazing people! So needless to say, I am on cloud 9.

Now if you're not familiar with Xyron, they are a company that creates products to enhance and protect your handmade creations. Some of the products that they are best known for are their sticker makers, creative stations, and professional laminators. I would bet, that you have seen their products at one time or another because their small sticker makers are in the shape of an X!

Since I will be on Xyron's Design Team, that means each month you will be seeing more DIY projects (published here on the blog) using some of their products, plus some other fun products!

With all the being said, this year there is a bit of a twist because there is a US Design Team and an International Design Team! We will all be working together but you as a crafter will be seeing much more crafty variety!

To find out more about all the amazing and talented ladies on the desgin teams, check out the links below!

US Team: Nicole Wright of Nicole Wright Designs, Jessica Roe of Everyday Party Magazine, Midge Palmer and Madge Gillen of Midge and Madge, Pam Bray of Scrapbooking Flair, Erin Reed of Erin Reed - Scraps of Reflection, Mitsyana Wright of Up On Tippy Toes, Maria Russell of Maria Russell Designs, Laura Kuhlmann of Pet Scribbles and Jessica Litman of Organized Mamas!

International Team: Anita Kejriwal of Papers etc. (India), Sharon Callis of Sharon Callis Crafts (Ireland) and Giorgia Rossini of Jò in wonderland creations (Italy)!

Also, I would like to say THANK YOU to all my readers who have ever commented, shared, pin, or liked one of my projects because without you this would not have been possible!!

xo Katie 

*All opinions are my own and even though I'm on Xyron's 2017 Design Team, I'm not getting paid for publishing this post.*


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