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…]

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…]

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…]

Some Exciting News To Share: WTSHB is Expanding! Sort of…. ;)

Hey, friends!  I know things have been rather sporadic in these parts lately.  My apologies!

It’s just that 2016 has been quite busy for our family, and unfortunately this ol’ blog has kinda taken a backseat for the time being.  First, we started moving into our new house on New Year’s Day, then two weeks later we got some even bigger news: [Read more…]

Guess Who’s Joining Silhouette’s Creative Design Team?! That’s right: This gal!

Hi friends, and Happy March!  I know I’ve kinda slowed down over in these parts with posting new creations lately.  Sorry about that!  This move is still kicking my butt….never….ending….boxes.  Ugh.

Anyway, I’ve got some pretty exciting news to share!  I was lucky enough to be asked by the awesome folks over at Silhouette America to join their Creative Design Team for 2016-2017!  I know, amazeballs!

I’ve raved and raved about my Silhouette Cameo and how it’s my most favorite crafting tool in the history [Read more…]

The Top Ten Posts of 2015 Here at WTSHB!

Well, 2015 is (almost) officially in the books now!  Cray, cray, I know.  They say time goes by more quickly as you get older, and I definitely believe it….it’s almost going by at warp speed now, so I must be getting really old! :)

It’s always fun to look back and reminisce over the year that was, and since this was my first full year blogging, I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and find out what the top posts for this year have been.  I did a mid-year check, and while those reader faves appear below too (naturally), I was a little surprised by the results. [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #84: A Farewell

Well folks, the time is here.  Sadly, this is my very last time as a host of Merry Monday.  *sniffle*  I’ve had a great time bringing these linkups to you every week and seeing all of your awesome creations, but it’s just time to move on.  {*Cue Tom Petty*}

We’re closing on a new house just a few days after Christmas, plus I’ve got some big changes in the works for this blog.  So the big move coupled with lots of behind-the-scenes blog changes (not to mention the regular everyday craziness of raising a toddler and being a good wife and friend, and *trying* to keep up [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #83!

Welcome to Merry Monday Link Party #83!  Come share your latest DIY projects, crafty creations, recipes, and tips with us! [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #82!

Welcome to Merry Monday Link Party #82!  Feel free to share your latest DIY projects, crafty creations, recipes, and tips!  If you’re a non-blogger, fear not…you’re welcome too!  Browse around all the great items being shared for lots of inspiration!

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Merry Monday Link Party #81!

Welcome to Merry Monday!  Come share all of your latest creations with us!  DIY projects, crafts, recipes, and tips are all welcome! [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #80!

Welcome to another edition of Merry Monday!  We love seeing all of your latest creations each week! [Read more…]

2015 HUGE Holiday Ornament Exchange Link Party!

The holidays are here and it’s time to celebrate!  My fellow Merry Monday hosts as well as LOTS of other great bloggers are sharing all the ornaments we swapped during this year’s Ornament Exchange.  Come check them out and feel free to share YOUR ornament tutorials too!  We’d love to see them! [Read more…]

Clay Vacation Map Photo Ornament

It’s almost Christmas!  Wahoo!  One of our annual traditions is always grabbing an ornament from any vacations that we take that year, and also DIYing some for other special moments.  It makes decorating the Christmas tree so much fun when you can relive sweet memories from years past again and again.

That’s why I was so excited to participate in an ornament exchange this year!  Not only do *I* get a surprise in the mail from a blogger buddy to hang on our tree, but I’m also able to create a unique ornament [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #79!

Welcome to another edition of Merry Monday!  Bloggers, come share your latest DIY projects, crafts, recipes, and tips with us!  Non-bloggers, you’re also welcome to come get inspired with the rest of us! :)

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Merry Monday Link Party #78!

Happy November, folks!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!  Now it’s officially the most wonderful time of the year….for me at least. ;) Hooray for Christmastime!

Thanks for stopping by here each week to share your awesome creations with us! [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #77!

WHOA you guys!!  Last week was our biggest party EVER!  Like almost 500 linkups….thank you so very much!  You guys and gals have been sharing great stuff like usual, and we are so thankful to have you sharing all of your latest creations and tips with us….keep ’em coming! :) [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #76!

Hello and welcome to another fabulous edition of Merry Monday!  We love seeing all of your amazing fall and Halloween creations, and everything else too! [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #75!

Welcome to another edition of Merry Monday, and a very happy Sunday to you!  Thank you to everyone for sharing all your latest and greatest projects with us each week!  We love seeing your creativity and getting great inspiration.  Keep it up! :) [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #74!

I’m baaaaack! :)  Last week, I took a much needed vacation with my husband so I sat out Merry Monday #73.  Looks like great things were shared as usual, though!

This week, we’ve got two great new co-hosts, awesome pumpkin dessert features, and of course, all your typically incredible new projects being shared! [Read more…]

Merry Monday Link Party #72!

It’s Merry Monday time again, y’all!  Thanks so much to everyone who entered our Fall Giveaway, and don’t forget to sign up for our Holiday Ornament Exchange!  Also, we’re having weekly party theme challenges, so check those out to for extra feature opportunities!

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