Silhouette CAMEO & Portrait + Accessories black friday deals

Here are all the Black Friday Silhouette deals. These awesome promotions end Friday, November 30th at the stroke of midnight, so make sure you stock up this week. Get a Silhouette CAMEO® + 1 copy of Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition for only $229.99 (MSRP $349.98). Click HERE and use the code HoH4ever at checkout. Or Get the brand new Silhouette Portrait™ for only $179.99 (MSRP $199.99) Click HERE and use the code HoH4ever at checkout. Save 40% on this year's limited-edition Advent Calendar Kit. It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas—or any occasion. Click H … [Read more...]

Buddy the Elf loves singing loud (vinyl sign tutorial)

I know it's terrible to even mention Christmas before Thanksgiving, but I want to share this craft with you guys asap in case you want to bust one out before Santa makes his appearance. My all time most favorite Christmas movie in the history of ever is Elf. Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, and Zooey Deschanel seriously MAKE this movie. Not only do I watch it at least 20 times in the month of December, I also quote this movie year-round, pretty much daily. How could I not create a sign with the most epic phrase from the best Christmas movie of all time? (Sorry Miracle on 34th Street and A … [Read more...]

Andy Warhol inspired chair pop art

{I have been glued to the TV all evening watching the hurricane coverage. It's heart wrenching to watch. Ben and I (and our chicklets) lived in Long Branch, New Jersey for a year in 2008 so I have a special place in my heart for Jersey and its shore. Watching it get slammed with this terrible storm is just awful. And poor New York City. I cry every time I see more footage of Battery Park. I feel like Jersey and New York are my homes away from home. I hope everyone affected by this awful storm stays safe, dry, and warm. Please know I am thinking about you guys and crying for … [Read more...]

Meet Longhorn Vader

Did you know my family are all Texans? In fact, I'm a native Austinite, which is hard to come by these days. My kids were born in the same hospital that I was! (Us showing our Texas pride in Washington DC) Our family are big University of Texas Longhorn fans. Ben is a UT alumni, and graduated in 2001 from the Business School at the University of Texas at Austin. My grandpa was even a Professor at UT in the Computer Science Department. Ben and I have been going to games together since we were married in 1998! The kids have been longhorn fans since birth. Here they … [Read more...]

DIY vinyl Baking Labels for your pantry

I made some cute baking labels for my pantry with my Silhouette CAMEO: I bought these ho-hum plastic containers for all my baking stuff. They are practical, yet boring. Plus I keep getting my sugar and splenda mixed up. I purchased them from my local grocery store (HEB). They are Rubbermaid brand. I wanted to make 'em all purty with some labels to stop confusing me while in a baking trance, so I busted out the CAMEO and some premium black vinyl and had these cute labels cut out in a jiffy. To make the labels, first measure your area you want your vinyl. The font … [Read more...]

DIY heat transfer shirts & bags

Check out these fun heat transfer projects I made this weekend. I ended up making 4 projects because I couldn't decide on just one! Each of my children got a new shirt!    Aren't they so cute? {The shirts, not the kids. Okay, ya, the kids are cute too!} I also wanted to create something that wasn't just a basic t-shirt to show you guys how much this little machine really can make, so I whipped up these bags for my kids to carry their piano music in. Both kids take piano lessons each week and desperately needed a bag to carry all the books in (they each have 4 … [Read more...]

You & Me custom artwork tutorial

I love my "Start Being Awesome" sign so much that I decided to make another huge piece of art! This time I stained the letters with a dark stain and made the background white. I love how it turned out! It's so simple yet has such impact in the room. Do you want to know how to make one of your very own? First I made the wooden barn-door style board using the tutorial here. {I'm actually out of fence posts, so I just buy 1x4s and cut them down to 40" long each.} I started by staining my board. Once it was dry, I added the vinyl: The vinyl is actually bigger … [Read more...]