Friday, November 30, 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY: Birthday Cupcake Flags

Celebrate good times come on! Here is an adorable video of my cousins singing Celebration. I thought it suited todays theme.

Yesterday was my birthday and what better way to celebrate then with our fans! So here is this weeks FREEBIE FRIDAY: Birthday Cupcake Flags!
I used SNF Daphne Inked and DB Birthday Sparkles for this freebie. Hurry and get these fonts now while they are on sale for $1!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tuesday Tip: DIY Cross Stitch Letter Art

I am loving the cross stitch lately. I have seen a few cute crafts so I thought it would be fun to share with you how you can make your own cross stitch letter or words on a canvas. Here are some examples that I just loved! (click on photos to follow to source)
If you are up for the challenge FREE HAND it like the image below.
Just had to share this skateboard!

Ok enough examples here are the steps...

1. Print out a square grid and tape it on the back of your canvas or draw one on the back with pencil. The grid can be small or large depending on how much time you are willing to put the cross stitching in. Usually the smaller the better it looks.

 2. Lightly color in the square that will create the letter or words that you decided on.

3. Paint the front side of your canvas or cover it with fabric.

4. Poke a hole in all four corners of the square you colored with a needle, awl, or just something strong enough to poke through the canvas.

5. Now you are ready to start your cross stitching! Make sure you tie a tight enough knot so the thread doesn't slip through. You can also glue the end of the knot onto the canvas just to make sure it stays. When you are done do the same to the other end and knot it then glue it down.


Friday, November 16, 2012

FREEBIE FRIDAY: I'm Thankful Cards

I'm thankful for all of our fans and customers. That's why we do Freebie Friday to help express our gratitude. What are you thankful for? Write it down on the back of this weeks FREEBIE FRIDAY: I'm Thankful Cards. You can hand these out on Thanksgiving and have everyone write down what they are thankful for or you can use these just as decoration. Either way it will help us all get into the spirit of Thanksgiving.
See what other decor and crafts you can make to match using LD Stretch.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tuesday Tip: Learn How to Make Calligraphy

There is just nothing like beautifully hand written letters so today I want to show you how to turn your basic handwriting into calligraphy. Calligraphy pens do work best and naturally give you that variety in thickness with little to no effort but I’m going to show you how to do with a fine tip ink pen since it’s more common. If this is your first time or if you haven’t had much practice with writing neatly then I would write out your letters in pencil first. Then once you have something you like go over it in pen with just one stroke. Sometimes I will let my pen linger at the beginning and end of my letters to let the ink blot a little.
Now on most of your vertical/downward lines draw a second line really close next to it and flow it into the line you drew it next to.
Color in between the vertical lines you drew. I like to go over my single stroke once to make sure it flows more into what I just colored in.
Now you've got yourself some calligraphy! Just add your last finishing touch with some extra swirls, curls, and doodles!

Friday, November 9, 2012


There's only one thing on my mind when November rolls around... Let's Eat! In honor of Thanksgiving this month we are giving you two freebies today! I had so much fun making this that I had to make it in two different color palettes. So here is this weeks FREEBIE FRIDAY: Let's Eat! Both colors are in the same file so you just have to download the one. ENJOY! Now until 11/16/2012!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tuesday Tip: How to Make Chocolate Letters

Duh! Why didn't I think of that?! Here's How to Make Chocolate Letters. All you have to do is print out your letters or words, put it under wax paper, and simply trace! Then you will have a gorgeous more gourmet cupcake. They will be such a hit at any party! You can even add sprinkles for more fun!