Faux Chalkboard Summer Banner

Easy Faux Chalkboard Summer Banner using Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Banner Dies

Ready for another 30 minute craft? This will take you way less than 30 minutes especially if you have all these supplies, but even if you don't you can totally improvise! I love the look of chalkboard banners, but I know it would totally be rubbed off the same day where I was putting this one. Also, I like to have pre-made banners for any occasion and summer is an occasion that needs to be celebrated! First pull out the tools and supplies you'll need: (All links except font go to the We R site, and remember you can get 20% off your total order using the code CUTEBLOG) I used my new and OH SO IMPROVED Evolution Advanced Genius Platform Nesting Pennant Dies Black Card Stock I used the die and the other tools to cut out enough pennants for my banner, I've mentioned that I LOVE this die before haven't I? Next I cut out the letters and got ready to hang it: White Vinyl Silhouette or other digital cutter Font Elephant in a Cherry Tree Yellow Bakers Twine from ... [ Read More ]

The Great Craft Stash Giveaway!

The Great Craft Stash Giveaway! $400 in craft supplies!

  38 AWESOME bloggers have all joined forces to give you the GREAT craft Stash GIVEAWAY! Each blogger has picked one of their favorite crafting tools to give to ONE lucky winner (AND IT COULD BE YOU!!!!) WE have everything from washi tape, to chalk paint, to baker's twine, to sharpies! Everything a crafter's heart could desire!!!! Here's what you will get (your mailman is going to hate you!!!) Click on the links to see up close and personal what their favorite craft item is (if you get an error just click the home button!!!) 1st Column: a glue gun and glue sticks from a girl and a glue gun--crayons from Thirty handmade days --fun markers and pens from delia creates--glitter glue from eighteen 25-- fabric paint from One Krieger Chick--Pick three colors of paper straws from Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke--Fun ribbons and trims from Sweet Charli--mystery bundle of fabric from sugar bee crafts--embroidery set from Flamingo Toes-- 2nd column: bakers twine from ... [ Read More ]

16 DIY Jewelry Tutorials | Block Party

16 DIY Jewelry Tutorials

Ombre Clay Necklace | Paper Necklace | Shattered Mirror Necklace | Painted Wood Bead Necklace | Book Page Bracelet | Scrabble Tile Necklace | Rainbow Bracelet | Rhinestone Earring | Chevron Necklace | Stud Earrings | Cluster Necklace | Dog Tag Necklace | Washer Necklace | Polka Dot Necklace | Tear Drop Earrings | Neon Stacking Bracelet It's time for another Block Party hosted by Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly I hope you are all have a fantastic week.   It's me Marissa and I'm your host this week. I hope you like all the DIY Jewelry Tutorials that I rounded up from the last few months of Block Parties. Seriously I want to make them all! SO much cuteness. I've been busy planning a HUGE Harry Potter blog series that starts tomorrow. I hope you'll stop by and send your favorite Harry Potter loving friend to my blog for great tutorials, recipes, book reviews, and giveaways. Tomorrow I'll kick it off with a giant ... [ Read More ]

Cute Leonisa Swimwear

Cute Modest Swimwear from Leonisa, love the vest on this one!

It is very rare that a girl is excited about wearing a swimsuit in public, especially a girl who has been living on dirty Dr. Peppers and cookie dough for the summer. Just being real here, it's been a bit of a stressful summer and my body is not where I want it to be. Instead of exercising my stress away like a good girl, I have decided that it is much too hot for that nonsense and I am eating my stress instead. :( I got a chance to try out some Leonisa swimwear and I am absolutely LOVING this suit! I picked out this Strapless (with included strap which I use) one piece with tummy control. I have gotten a ton of compliments on it, and I feel totally confident sitting by the river or the pool in this cute suit. Have you ever seen a suit like this with the little vest? You can tie it in a knot or just let it hang like I do. It also has fantastic back coverage, totally covers the tush in an almost retro style fit. LOVE! I am going to show you the whole thing...without sucking ... [ Read More ]