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Guest Project — How to Make Custom Water Bottle Labels {with free printables!}

12 May


Hi there!  Kerry from Sweet Sanity here!

First of, I must say how
thrilled I am to be doing a tutorial on Tatertots and Jello…I love
Jen’s blog and checking in over morning coffee always gets me inspired!

Sweet Sanity offers stickers, tags and printables for your parties,
weddings, and showers.
  I have always loved celebrations with an
unmistakable theme, and helping others bring their ideas to life…My
shop is for those who like to have a hand in the details!   I love ideas
that are unique and SWEET…but they’ve got to be SANE, too…easy,
quick, and affordable. That makes them even sweeter!

Today’s Tutorial:  Water Bottle Labels


At first I must admit I thought custom water bottle labels
seemed like an awful lot of work, but after seeing them all lined up
like little organized party soldiers I’m in! If you are setting up a
spread it is a great way to inject more color onto the table, and get
your theme across. Most of the labels I’ve been designing lately on Etsy
are for brides making hotel welcome bags. But even on a smaller scale
they look adorable at a baby shower, bridal shower, graduation party, or
even for your house guests (yes, I am going there!)

Here are my tips for doing it at home and keeping it sane…

First
off, the paper.
 
You can buy waterproof vinyl label paper, and set your
printer to the correct setting to get it through.  They are also self adhesive
so this may be good (no taping necessary) and bad (a lot of sticky
label to deal with that may wrinkle) If you are going to be cooling the
bottles in bins of ice and water this is the route you’d need to go. 
BUT here’s my vote for regular paper.  If lined up on a table, in gift
bags, or even in the fridge, there’s actually no risk of them getting
wet, so regular paper works just fine. One less thing you need to
special order!

The design…you can make them yourself on the computer, even in
Word, and generally speaking 8″ x 2.5″ would fit most bottles. Here is
thing I wouldn’t lose sleep over.  If the bottle ridges are wider than
the label (like the one below) it still looks fine, and I’ve seen this
size even used on shorty stubby bottles and they look darling!  If you
really work at it you can probably fit 4 on a page.

The prep... Start by cutting the strips of labels out and then prep the bottles but cutting off the plastic.

Finally the application.  You’ve got regular scotch tape, double
stick tape or a glue stick.  If you really care about the tape showing,
then go for the double stick. It’s my first choice because it’s so 
simple, and in my opinion beats dealing with a sticky glue stick that
sometimes doesn’t hold as tightly.

Then we are ready to line them up! I
love them. I want to squeeze them!  The recent photoshoot leftovers
made it into my fridge and I must say it makes me smile when just
grabbing for a bottled water!

So now it’s your turn!
Download this FREE SWEET SANITY PRINTABLE for Summer “Refresh” Labels in blue or yellow for your next picnic!

Water Bottle Set Bluehttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/55273509/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-193wakfn2rhemo7m838g
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Water Bottle Set Yellowhttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/55273500/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-i0261gzkvr0n2etwlvk
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And if you’d like a shot at the entire Picnic Printable Package Giveaway 
 visit SWEET SANITY this FRIDAY!

Thank you so much Kerry!!
I love all of your Printables!!!
In addition to a fantastic etsy shop, Kerry has a beautiful blog with awesome ideas. 
Some of my favorites have been:
{Check out Kerry’s  awesome solution to hiding ugly technology items like wireless routers!}
{I am in LOVE with her Craigslist Chair Redo}
{In addition to having a fun etsy shop and a beautiful blog, she also has an awesome design blog where she shared this tutorial on how to put party cones together}
It would be awesome if you could head over to Sweet Sanity and leave Kerry a comment as a thank you for the free printables 🙂
xoxo

PS — I’m sharing a Spring Threaded Necklace tutorial over at Every Creative Endeavor today. So fun!!

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Guest Project — Ruffled Flower Rag Quilt & Free Downloadable Pattern!

13 Aug


ruffled large flower rag quilt pattern

I am so excited to be here today! I am the Bobbie the author of A Vision to Remember I also have my own etsy shop, where I sell many of my creations. I am a stay at home mom of 2 awesome girls and one sweet and loving dog. They are my inspiration for sure. Everything that I have made has been for them in some way.

Here are a couple of things that I have made over at my blog:

This was a fun pleated headband that I made for myself (one of the few times that I craft for myself, if you know what I mean 🙂

I also made this fun Ribbon skirt for my daughter (Part 1, Part 2)

I also have many other tutorials on my blog. Make sure to stop by and check them out.

I also have my own Etsy shop. There I sell rag quilts, car seat tents, and lots of patterns. Some of the patterns I sell are rag quilts, belly band, and fabric flowers.

As you all are figuring out…I love to make rag quilts. They are really quick, they are really forgiving, and they are BEA-U-TIL-FUL.

I have had this pattern in my mind for a long time now. You know all those adorable purses with the huge ruffle flowers on them…they got me to thinking about a blanket that I could make using that same idea…

ruffled large flower rag quilt patternAnd here it is….that blanket.

This is a really fun Ruffled Flower FREE Rag Quilt Pattern. It is my way of thanking you all for following me on this journey of mine.
ruffled large flower rag quilt pattern

I did not do this pattern as a tutorial like I have done in the past, but did it the same as the patterns that I sell in my shop
ruffled large flower rag quilt pattern

To download the pattern go HERE

ruffled large flower rag quilt pattern

Let me know how you like the pattern and I would love to see pictures of your quilt using the pattern. Now get SEWING

ruffled large flower rag quilt patternI will be adding this blanket to my shop in the and you can find it here

Also, please only use this pattern for personal use. Do not copy the pattern and sell it as your own. Also you are more than welcome to make and sell this blanket (just not the pattern) Thanks for understanding


Also just wanted to let you all know that this month I have been hosting a 30 day food challenge where I have not cooked the same thing 2 times the entire month…it has been a little bit of a challenge, but really great too.

If you want to join me pop on over to my blog and follow along. You will get 3 great recipes every day for the rest of the month. Hope to see you there!


Thanks JEN for having me over at your blog today. 
It was great fun and I hope to see some of you over at my PLACE sometime soon!
Thanks Bobbie — that quilt is GORGEOUS! 
I love it!  
Thanks so much for sharing the FREE Pattern with us! 
Be sure to check out Bobbie’s cute blog –

XOXO
PSThe Weekend Wrap Up Party starts tonight at 7 pm {MST}. Come link up YOUR ideas so I can feature YOU!

Guest Project — Ruffled Flower Rag Quilt & Free Downloadable Pattern!

13 Aug


ruffled large flower rag quilt pattern

I am so excited to be here today! I am the Bobbie the author of A Vision to Remember I also have my own etsy shop, where I sell many of my creations. I am a stay at home mom of 2 awesome girls and one sweet and loving dog. They are my inspiration for sure. Everything that I have made has been for them in some way.

Here are a couple of things that I have made over at my blog:

This was a fun pleated headband that I made for myself (one of the few times that I craft for myself, if you know what I mean 🙂

I also made this fun Ribbon skirt for my daughter (Part 1, Part 2)

I also have many other tutorials on my blog. Make sure to stop by and check them out.

I also have my own Etsy shop. There I sell rag quilts, car seat tents, and lots of patterns. Some of the patterns I sell are rag quilts, belly band, and fabric flowers.

As you all are figuring out…I love to make rag quilts. They are really quick, they are really forgiving, and they are BEA-U-TIL-FUL.

I have had this pattern in my mind for a long time now. You know all those adorable purses with the huge ruffle flowers on them…they got me to thinking about a blanket that I could make using that same idea…

ruffled large flower rag quilt patternAnd here it is….that blanket.

This is a really fun Ruffled Flower FREE Rag Quilt Pattern. It is my way of thanking you all for following me on this journey of mine.
ruffled large flower rag quilt pattern

I did not do this pattern as a tutorial like I have done in the past, but did it the same as the patterns that I sell in my shop
ruffled large flower rag quilt pattern

To download the pattern go HERE

ruffled large flower rag quilt pattern

Let me know how you like the pattern and I would love to see pictures of your quilt using the pattern. Now get SEWING

ruffled large flower rag quilt patternI will be adding this blanket to my shop in the and you can find it here

Also, please only use this pattern for personal use. Do not copy the pattern and sell it as your own. Also you are more than welcome to make and sell this blanket (just not the pattern) Thanks for understanding


Also just wanted to let you all know that this month I have been hosting a 30 day food challenge where I have not cooked the same thing 2 times the entire month…it has been a little bit of a challenge, but really great too.

If you want to join me pop on over to my blog and follow along. You will get 3 great recipes every day for the rest of the month. Hope to see you there!


Thanks JEN for having me over at your blog today. 
It was great fun and I hope to see some of you over at my PLACE sometime soon!
Thanks Bobbie — that quilt is GORGEOUS! 
I love it!  
Thanks so much for sharing the FREE Pattern with us! 
Be sure to check out Bobbie’s cute blog –

XOXO
PSThe Weekend Wrap Up Party starts tonight at 7 pm {MST}. Come link up YOUR ideas so I can feature YOU!

A Couple Different Spins on Subway Art

25 Apr
Here’s a couple of different spins on Subway Art:
Brittanie from Cupcakes and Kisses made this Cowboy Subway Art for her son’s nursery.
And Goldilocks and Her 3 Bears made one as a wedding gift for one of her friends. She used the downloads from my Subway Art Tutorial and changed the wording. If you want to download them, the tutorial is HERE.

XOXO