DIY ‘Hello, My Name Is’ Personalized Newborn Onesie + GIVEAWAY!

If you’ve been following along in these parts, you’re probably aware that I recently gave birth to my second son.  Yep, early October brought us another bouncing baby boy (!!!), and since his momma here is a crafty gal, I of course had to put my Silhouette Cameo to good use and whip up some cute onesies for him!  I’ll look for any excuse to slap vinyl on something.

Here I’ll be sharing how I made one particular piece of attire that announced Little Man’s name in a cheeky way [Read more…]

Festive Mason Jar of Hearts Card Tutorial for Silhouette

Hello friends! I know it’s been a while but I’m finally back to Blogland!  I’ve been enjoying a nice break ever since giving birth to my newest little man, who is just as adorable as his older brother.  We’ve had lots of cuddles and snuggles, as well as plenty of diaper changes and all-nighters, and we’re slowly but surely getting settled into our new routine as a family of four.

Now, on with the tutorial!  [Read more…]

Creative Ideas for Capturing Baby’s Milestones

If you’re a frequent visitor to these parts (thanks!), you probably know by now that I am a HUGE lover of creating keepsakes for my son.  As my Project Gallery shows, I am a keepsake junkie, for real.

They are such nice ways to not only capture all those milestones, but also (and probably more importantly) to remember those special moments from your little one’s first days, months, and years.

Because time goes by way too fast, I want to try and document [Read more…]

DIY Disney-Inspired Wood Slice Sign + Vacation GIVEAWAY!

I live in the country now, I have a gallery wall that has been a work in progress for months ever since we moved in, I love a good quote, and I’m obsessed with vinyl.  You know that that means: another farmhouse-esque sign!

For this one, I borrowed some wise words from Mr. Winnie the Pooh himself and used some pretty fancy shmancy vinyl to create a unique and darling wood slice sign.  Keep reading for the tutorial!

Oh, and this post also has a couple other awesome surprises.  For starters, my sign is part of [Read more…]

Spooktacular Monogram Onesie for Baby’s First Halloween + GIVEAWAY!

Folks, I’m about ready to pop with my second son….as in it’s just over three weeks from my due date!   EEEEKK!  While I’m in full-blown nesting mode and STILL trying to finish his nursery, I’ve also been working on creating some cute little outfits for him to rock.

I hadn’t yet discovered the wonderful world of Silhouetting when I was pregnant with my first son, so he missed out on a lot of mom’s craftiness during his first year.  Poor fella.  However, thanks to him having a TON of plain white onesies left over that we packed away in storage, I’ve got plenty of material to give his brother some totally rad gear. [Read more…]

Tips for Using Stencil Film with a Silhouette + Font Bundle Giveaway!

Some of my favorite things to make with my beloved Silhouette Cameo are signs!  They’re great for the holidays, as home decor, make sweet personalized gifts, and are just so darn addicting to get crafty with.

I’ve used a variety of different materials to cut my stencils out of (’cause lord knows I can’t paint anything by hand!), and today I’m sharing some some tips I’ve picked up for using stencil film!

Oh, and it’s also time for another fun font and graphic giveaway! [Read more…]

Enter to Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway with The Raffle Co.!

Hey friends!  I’ve got a special giveaway to share with you today….how does winning a $100 gift card to Amazon sound??  Pretty great, right?  MmmHmm.

Now, y’all know I love hosting giveaways for you gorgeous and crafty readers of mine, and they’re usually held right here on WTSHB.  This one, however, is a little different.  It’s being hosted by my pals over at The Raffle Co.! [Read more…]

Back-to-School Bedtime Routine Tips (To Keep Your Family Sane)

Any parent of school-aged kids can probably tell you some stories of their struggles at bedtime.  Hey, it’s happened to all of us.  Tantrums, arguments, backtalk, feet-dragging (literal or figurative)….if you haven’t experienced a bedtime battle, consider yourself one of the lucky few!

Bedtimes can get even more challenging when it’s back-to-school time.  Schools in our area return in early August, so the starting-school-in-the-dog-days-of-summer transition can be extra eventful where bedtime is concerned (“But Mom, the sun’s still up!”). [Read more…]

Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl 101 + HUGE Font & Graphic Giveaway!

I love a good colorful vinyl project.  I mean, who doesn’t?  Let’s face it though….sometimes the prospect of cutting out lots of different colored pieces and then layering them all or aligning them juuuuust right is a little too much work.  I freely admit that my laziness sometimes often overpowers my creative spark.

However, there is one product available that allows me to be a little (or a lotta) lazy and STILL get my craft on, resulting in just as much adorableness with much less effort….printable heat transfer vinyl!! [Read more…]

Rowan’s Back-to-School Shirt with Yearly Handprints: Year 2!

It’s hard to believe but the school year is right around the corner….my son starts back on August 2nd!  Where did the summer go??

If you’ve spent any time in these parts before, you probably know by now that I am a HUGE fan of creating keepsakes for my son.  Yep, I’m that Momma.  I just love trying to freeze time and hold onto his littleness.

I’ve made dozens of them for him so far in just his first three years of life (and you can check them all out in my [Read more…]

Family Growth Chart Ruler Updated with Yearly Photos!

My son just turned three and I CANNOT BELIEVE IT.  Where has the time gone??  I’m sure that’s how every momma feels about their growing little one, but geesh.  Slow down, will ya!

One of my favorite things that I’ve ever created (besides my growing-too-fast little man, of course), is the family growth chart ruler that I made right before his first birthday.  And since he just celebrated another birthday, it was time to update it with his current height AND picture!  [Read more…]

How to Use Silhouette Mint & Make a Multi-Colored Stamp

Who doesn’t love a new toy, amiright?  I recently got a new Silhouette Mint machine, and while I’m not a big scrapbooker or paper crafter, this little guy has been one cool addition to my crafting arsenal.  I’m already head over heels in love with my Cameo, so how could a Mint not knock my socks off too?

I mean, who wouldn’t love being able to create their very own completely customized stamps in no time at all?  So neat, indeed.

Just like with any new gadget, there’s a bit of a learning curve, but I’m here to give you the 411 on [Read more…]

DIY Farmhouse Sign: Personalized Love & Shenanigans + Font Giveaway!

If you’re a crafty gal who just moved into a new house that’s out in the country, and one of your favorite shows just happens to be Fixer Upper, what are you supposed to do??  If you answered create your own DIY farmhouse sign, you’d be correct!

Cover the house with shiplap would also be an acceptable answer, but unfortunately, this gal doesn’t have the time, energy, or wallet size for that just yet….but there’s always tomorrow!

Yep, I recently made a farmhouse sign to adorn our mantel, and it’s two things I love: [Read more…]

Sibling Pregnancy Announcement Chalkboard Sign

So, like I shared a few months ago, WTSHB is expanding!  Well, in a way at least….I’m having another baby! :)

Yep, come October, we’ll be adding a newborn to our family.  I’m so excited, but still a wee bit nervous because this time around, I’ll also have a three-year-old who has so. much. energy.  More long nights and no sleep are in my future….hopefully I’ll be able to throw a blog post together now and again! *wink*

Anyway, here’s how we announced our second pregnancy to all our friends and family, [Read more…]

Colorful Grandkids Make Life Grand Wood Sign Photo Display

I always struggle with getting gifts for my parents and grandma.  They have everything, and whenever you ask them what they’d like, they always respond with “Nothing.”  Gee guys, thanks for the help. </sarcasm>

One of the many good things I’ve noticed though since becoming a mom is that personalized gifts from/about their grandkids are always a winner!  How convenient too since I am, ya know, kinda crafty. *wink*

That’s why I created this colorful Grandkids [Read more…]

How to Fill an Image or Word with a Picture in Photoshop

Have you ever wondered (and I just know you have) how all those bloggers, graphic designers, Etsy shop owners, and others create printables or graphics with images or words that are filled with a cute picture?  I mean, not just a word that’s colorful, but one that is filled in with an actual picture, like glitter, wood grain, a watercolor doodle, or some other cool design?

Well, you’re in luck because I’m sharing all the details on how to quickly and easily create this effect using one of Photoshop’s most powerful but often overlooked tools: the clipping mask! [Read more…]

How To Use the Text Tool in Silhouette Studio

Howdy!  You all know I’m completely obsessed with my Silhouette Cameo.  100% in love.  In the words of every 90’s Valley Girl, like totally, for sure.  I think I need a manicure…. (anyone else remember that jingle?)

I mean, my Cameo is involved in nearly all my crafty creations.  It’s just so darn powerful and easy to use!

One of the things that I love about it is how user-friendly its software, Silhouette Studio, is.  And the Text [Read more…]

Stationery Teacher Gift Idea + FREE Printable Tag & Cut File!

My son just finished up his very first year of preschool.  *sniffle*  While Momma here is a wee bit sad at how fast her little man is growing up, I still had an ounce of excitement for the end of the school year to arrive because….that meant I got to create teacher gifts for the first time!

Yes, I can be both a sentimental mom and an excited crafter.  It’s allowed.

So here’s what we gave to both of Rowan’s teachers: a personalized stationery set with the cutest [Read more…]

Patriotic Hand-Scripted USA Shirt + Silhouette GIVEAWAY!

My name is Christine and I have a problem….I can’t stop making shirts for my son!  It is a *slight* addiction of mine, as my Project Gallery clearly shows.  Hey, he’s a little cutie and my Silhouette Cameo makes it so darn easy to come back for another hit.  No shame in my crafting game.

Summer is rolling around again so it’s time to deck my dude out in some patriotic duds.  Keep reading for all the details on this adorable tee my little man will be rocking all summer long!

Oh, and I’ve got some EXTRA GIANT GOODNESS in this post too! [Read more…]

Baby Shower Game Free Printable: Name That Rockin’ Lullaby!

Who doesn’t love a good baby shower?!  The tasty treats, the adorable onesies and other teeny tiny clothes, all the ooohing and ahhhhing at the precious gifts….and of course the GAMES!

I’ve been to my fair share of baby showers (haven’t we all?) and have taken part in plenty of different games.  Some were actually really fun and enjoyable….and let’s just say I couldn’t wait for others to be over. #zerofunchristine

Today I’m sharing with you a game that I’m pretty sure [Read more…]