You’ll first want to start by saving the free valentine .svg files to your computer. If you have the one I use, use this method. If you have a different brand, just use the suggested method of how others upload images.Cut your vinyl into the shapes. I used my favorite electronic cutter and I had to do a double cut when I selected the glitter vinyl setting. Weed your image and then place the transfer tape over your image.Next you’ll want to paint your ceramic conversation hearts. Choose an acrylic paint in the color or your choice. I used red, gold and white to coordinate with my American Greetings party supplies. It’s the perfect colors for a Valentines party and matching gifts.I chose to do two coats of paint on each heart. Once the paint is completely dry, place your transferred image and press the vinyl onto your conversation heart. Peel the transfer tape up and your image will stay on the heart.I paired it with these darling heart paper plates and placed each one of my kids’ Valentine card underneath. Grab these super American Greetings cards at Walmart.Giving gifts is important to me but it’s more important if it has sentiment. I love getting something that is store bought but personalizing it on your own. I have found that the Valentines Day American Greetings items at Walmart are the perfect items to do this with.I especially love their tissue paper. How cute are these X’s and O’s?! Then the heart wrapping paper is perfect for any time of the year. Close each envelope with one of their glitter heart stickers and it’s the perfect closure. Grab some fun pens and personalize each persons name on the envelopes. In fact, take more stickers and place them on he front of the envelope to jazz it up.After purchasing your American Greetings cards at Walmart, download the Ibotta app and get the offer of saving $1 after you purchase one card. The app is so easy to use and I save so much money by using it. Enter the Sending My Love sweepstakes below for a chance to win, ends February 13, 2018. For all the official rules, click here.
New Years Eve is always a celebration. Learn how to make these New Years photo booth props with your Cricut. Thank you to Cricut for sponsoring this post. Head to the bottom of the post to win your very own Cricut Maker!
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Photo booths are a must have at a party with a lot of guests. Not only is it time that they’re spending with you, it’s time that you don’t have to spend thinking of what to occupy them with. Photo booth props are easily made with your Cricut Maker or your Cricut Explore.
Cardstock (I used green, gold, white, black, pink and brown)
Remember that you don’t have to cut everyone of these shapes if you don’t want. All you have to do is click on the eyeball that is next to the shape and it’ll disapear, or just delete it. I don’t want you paying for a shape that you’ll never use. Or buy the Cricut Access program and get over 30,000 shapes available to you.I’ve used the subscription services when I had my Silhouette and now that I use Cricut. I’ve gotten a better deal out of Cricut. I’ve been able to find a lot of shapes that I’ve been able to manipulate and give me the look that I want. It’s a great addition and only $10 a month for something that you’d get a lot of use out of.I used the standard grip mat and chose the intricate cut setting for Cricut cardstock. If I am using any cardstock thicker than the 80 lb. weight, I’ll usually just hit go again and it’ll give me 4 swipes of the blade. This will insure that you don’t have any tears when lifting your paper from the mat. For the glitter cardstock, do the intricate cut but have it pass through 4 times. When choosing intricate cut it’ll pass through twice for each press of the go button.Once all your shapes are cut, just assemble them according to the image. I always like to separate my image cuts into piles so that I don’t get any pieces missed. My favorite adhesive for cardstock is this one by Tombow. It dries quick and it’s also great for 3-D projects.I let all the New Years photo booth props dry overnight and then I adhere the skewer to the back. I just use hot glue for this part because it’s the best and most durable for photo booth props. Once all your sticks are adhered you’re ready to go.I like to have these in a jar just to the side of the booth. In the past I’ve used lots of different photo backdrops but my favorite thing to use is this sequin fabric. It pops and is perfect for ringing in the New Year.
These rainbow cupcakes were such a dream to make and they look so fun with the color variations on the inside. Your kids will be going crazy for these delicious rainbow cupcakes and asking for more gold once they’ve eaten them all gone. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Rainbow cupcakes are such a fun addition to any party or any part of your day. Celebrate sunshine with these easy to make rainbow cupcakes.
What I used is the Duff Goldman Tie Dye mix and just mixed it according to package directions. I separated the batter into 6 different cups and added the included color drops as directed to the cups. I used my 1 Tbsp. scoop and added them into the cupcake wrapper in the order of the rainbow .I preheated my oven to 350 degrees and baked them for 20 minutes or until you press down in the middle and they bounce back up. Allow them to cool completely and then ice them with some of my secret weapons, bakery bought cream cheese icing!
I topped them off with some gold coins from the dollar store but you could even get more fancy and use the gold coin chocolate. That’ll send you into more of a sugar high! This recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day party food or even a Rainbow themed kids party. I know it’s technically a tie-dye mix but change it up and add a little sunshine to your life.
Make the perfect St. Patricks Day Rainbow cupcakes or use them for a rainbow themed party. They're so fun!
1boxRainbow Cake Mix
2cupsprepared Cream Cheese Frosting
1packagegold cupcake liners
Make the cupcakes according to the package instructions. Scoop out a tablespoon at a time into each cupcake liner. Try and keep the colors as smooth of a transition as possible and try not to let the colors bleed into one another.
Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting them.
Use a large, round tip and a piping bag to get a smooth finish on your buttercream.
We usually get the pre-made box kit and use hot glue to hold it together (we don’t eat them in our house). I decided to give the kids something whimsical to do and so we used Honey Maid graham crackers and some classic white frosting to put them together. I’ve seen them put together ahead of time or allow them to be made right before decorating. I can tell you with this experience, glue them ahead of time. They’ll be sturdy enough for the kids to add some more frosting and not have to worry about it falling over. Go non-traditional too and use some things that are unexpected with your candies. Mix it up because it’s all about making this a fun and memorable experience with the kids. I headed over to Wal-Mart and grabbed all my supplies. I stuck with the traditional Christmas color palate and let my daughter choose some fun candy of her own. I have these jars left over from my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party that I got from TomKat Studio. Mini jars are a must for any party and any cooking just to make things a bit easier for the kids. As you can see, Freddie had a hard time with his staying together so naturally, he ate it. We invited some neighbors over to make them with us and they had so much fun. Siaki thought he had the best one and Leila just decorated her Santa. Siaki gets my OCD when it comes to making things just the way they’re supposed to be rather than just letting things be how they turn out. As I’ve grown older, I’ve been able to let go of this but seeing him as a kid, I definitely see how I struggled with this growing up. Christmas is such a great time of year for children who believe. Freddie told me the other day that he knew I was Santa because of the wrapping paper but he just knows St. Nick is still real. I’m trying to be better about following traditions for my kids. I remember those were the things I loved so much when I was a kid that they need to have more consistency about it around the holidays. To give you more ideas on this fun idea for kids, head on over to Honey Maid site and check them out. What kinds of candy would you use for your house?
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftDeliciously #CollectiveBiasI love a good party and I love all the great company over the holidays. I’m going to show you my set up for a Cookie Exchange Party that doesn’t incorporate any homemade cookies at all. I’ll show you ideas for set-up so that you can just grab and go. I’ll show you some fun center pieces to make using the boxes the store-bought cookies came in and I’ll show you how easy an elegant set up can be.All it takes is some printables from Etsy and half the work it already done. My favorite printable shop is Whit Prints. She’s affordable, they’re available for instant download and she’ll change the colorway if you don’t like what she has. I’ve gotten quite a few prints for Malakai’s room and I can’t wait to show you. I’ll be doing a giveaway for one of her prints so be on the look out. I went to Walmart and grabbed some of these small packs of cookies available in a variety of flavors:
I grabbed a few of each because A. I love all these flavors and B. I wanted an assortment of sizes to create my gingerbread houses. The boxes were used to make some gingerbread houses for craft time! Just get some Kraft wrapping paper, scissors, tape and washi tape. I used the Chalk Kit from Hazel and Ruby and it’s magic and on sale for a crazy price.
Gifts are so much appreciated during the holidays but we don’t all have time realistically to make everybody something homemade. These boxes of cookies are great because they’re easy and unexpected by being wrapped in the gingerbread house styling. I love these as a stocking stuffer and you can even use this tutorial to make an ugly sweater themed stocking. Check out this #GiftDeliciously website for more inspiration.Tell me, what is your favorite part of this party?
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BestMomsDayEver #CollectiveBias
When I was putting together this party, all I could really think about is how fabulous moms everywhere are and how little credit we give our own selves. It’s really time to make a change and have a party celebrating our moms and make sure that we save a spot for our self at that table.
In all reality, this was probably the easiest party I’ve ever put together because everything was pre-baked, pre-bought, pre-printed or in one spot for me to buy. I didn’t have to go running around, I didn’t feel frazzled thinking that I had to make the best of the best. I really could take the time to enjoy peoples company.
This last weekend at the SNAP! Conference, we had the pleasure of hearing David Tutera speak. Someone had asked what makes a great hostess, he simply said that you are the first person they see, you are always making sure that they have food or a drink and you are the last person they see. That is so true. All these minuet details are so vain and we think that’s what makes a party but what really makes a party is the people being present. That is always what has made our mothers so special, is that they are always present when we need them.
My mother and my mother-in-law are two women that I hold in high regard and there are two different reasons. My mom has always been a hard worker outside and inside our home. I have always contributed being successful in the workplace and not being a stay at home parent. My mom has always helped me throughout the struggles I’ve had the last 5 years when I started staying at home with my kids. Another thing that has happened in the last 5 years is my mom was diagnosed with Renal Failure. We all thought that we’d be able to donate to her and that would be that. We were really wrong.
It turns out that because my moms diagnoses was from her diabetes, they are nervous that us children could all in fact get diabetes. They won’t allow us to donate because they don’t want us to be in the same situation 30 years from now. It’s extremely frustrating because as a child, you want to help your mom just as she has helped you, but you can’t. She has continued to fight and work all at the same time battling infections and denials of transplants, however, she has continued to stay positive all for the sake of her children and grandchildren. She still continues to take time out of her day to still help me fold my laundry even.
My mother-in-law has always been a great caretaker in the home. Shes had 14 children all starting at the age of 18. My husband comes in third in the family so when we go see everyone, it is always a blessing to be surrounded by younger siblings. When my husbands father was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2006, we had no idea what undertaking she would endure. She still had 7 kids left in the house, by this time 2 of the younger kids had passed away from a heart defect and from something unknown. She had to fight everyday to tend to the bush, to the house and now it is getting more difficult because there are only 2 children left in the house to help. I am amazed by her strength in the LDS church and how it has never wavered. She is so sure that she will see her husband again and I know that by seeing her testimony grow, mine has grown.
I am so blessed to have these women in my life and so honored to be their daughter. I love that I have the opportunity to mail these cards out to them and that I can express to them the greatness they are in my life. Head on over to Walmart to grab some of these adorable and heartfelt goodness. They also have some perfect gifts to hand out to those loved mamas in your life. Make sure you enter the sweet giveaway below, too!
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KreateMyHappy #CollectiveBiasI’m so excited for Easter and another treat I love are Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats. How fun are these Rice Krispies Spring Flowers? They were so quick to make and my daughter and I had a blast making them. All we needed were some additional mini marshmallows and M&M’s. Get your kids into the kitchen and start creating! Of course, you can’t start creating until you run to your nearest Target and get all the goodies first though…
So I grabbed a small biscuit cutter and cut some circles, really only the size of $.50 pieces. I placed some JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows into a small microwaveable cup and nuked them for 20 seconds. This was my glue! I just dipped one end into the cup and them places the M&M’s into a flower pattern onto the Rice Krispies Treat.
So now you can create whatever shapes and letters however you’d like with Rice Krispies Treats because hey are having an awesome contest that everyone will be able to show off their creativity. Head on over to the Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies page for more recipes and inspiration. Check below for more details on the contest 😉
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Hey Guys, I’m guest posting on Mod Podge Rocks Blog today! I’m making any party the coolest one in town with this Balloon Photo Backdrop. We used ours for New Years Eve but I also plan on using different color sequins for birthday parties, anniversaries and other holidays! I hope you enjoy. Be sure to come back here and let me know what you think about it!!