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A Decorating Solution {project} and some Silhouette information!

24 Feb
You might know that we turned our Dining Room into my Craft Room/Office, And I LOVE it.
It was one of the best decisions that we ever made.
In doing it, we filled in a big arch with drywall and installed big french doors. I love the french doors because they let in the light from both directions.
The drawback is having your craft room visible from the front door — eeeeek!
{Dining Room Before}
 {let me tell you — it is never this clean LOL}
And I don’t know about you, but my craft room is messy almost 100% of the time!
I have been trying to figure out what to do about this dilemma for awhile now. And then I found out about Silhouette’s Frosted Vinyl. 
So I thought I’d share my little project with you, in case you have your own little mess that needs a solution like me – lol. I downloaded a circle background from the Silhouette online store — .99. And then I measured my space and made the image fit in that space. Super easy. 
I was originally thinking that I would use contact paper for this solution, but the Frosted Vinyl is thicker than contact paper and that made it easier to install plus there weren’t as many air bubbles. I think it will hold up better than the contact paper would have. 
I only have one panel done so far, but I can already tell that this is going to be a great solution to my messy problem. 
Plus — they are polka dots. So cute!!!! 
And I have had a lot of readers email me wondering if Silhouette was going to have another awesome sale. 
So I thought I would pass along this information.
Today, through the 28th of February,  Silhouette is offering this great deal —

You get:
  • Silhouette SD Machine
  • 1 Roll of Black Premium Vinyl
  • 1 Roll of Premium Frosted Vinyl
  • 1 Roll of Premium Transfer Paper
  • Home Decor CD
Normally $400, but this week,
for only $225!

 
That’s almost half off!!
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And also their premium vinyl is on sale — 25% off. 
{I have to say that I love the premium vinyl so much more than their regular vinyl}
Just use the code — TATER

  

Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

There are more Silhouette giveaways happening around blogland this week too — check them out!

xoxo

PS — I’ll be on Studio 5 tomorrow morning sharing my gazillion sweater refashions if you want to tune in! And I will announce the winners of all of the sidebar giveaways on my TT&J facebook page tonight 🙂 

A Decorating Solution {project} and some Silhouette information!

24 Feb
You might know that we turned our Dining Room into my Craft Room/Office, And I LOVE it.
It was one of the best decisions that we ever made.
In doing it, we filled in a big arch with drywall and installed big french doors. I love the french doors because they let in the light from both directions.
The drawback is having your craft room visible from the front door — eeeeek!
{Dining Room Before}
 {let me tell you — it is never this clean LOL}
And I don’t know about you, but my craft room is messy almost 100% of the time!
I have been trying to figure out what to do about this dilemma for awhile now. And then I found out about Silhouette’s Frosted Vinyl. 
So I thought I’d share my little project with you, in case you have your own little mess that needs a solution like me – lol. I downloaded a circle background from the Silhouette online store — .99. And then I measured my space and made the image fit in that space. Super easy. 
I was originally thinking that I would use contact paper for this solution, but the Frosted Vinyl is thicker than contact paper and that made it easier to install plus there weren’t as many air bubbles. I think it will hold up better than the contact paper would have. 
I only have one panel done so far, but I can already tell that this is going to be a great solution to my messy problem. 
Plus — they are polka dots. So cute!!!! 
And I have had a lot of readers email me wondering if Silhouette was going to have another awesome sale. 
So I thought I would pass along this information.
Today, through the 28th of February,  Silhouette is offering this great deal —

You get:
  • Silhouette SD Machine
  • 1 Roll of Black Premium Vinyl
  • 1 Roll of Premium Frosted Vinyl
  • 1 Roll of Premium Transfer Paper
  • Home Decor CD
Normally $400, but this week,
for only $225!

 
That’s almost half off!!
https://i0.wp.com/dollarstorecrafts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/vinylHeader.jpg
And also their premium vinyl is on sale — 25% off. 
{I have to say that I love the premium vinyl so much more than their regular vinyl}
Just use the code — TATER

  

Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

There are more Silhouette giveaways happening around blogland this week too — check them out!

xoxo

PS — I’ll be on Studio 5 tomorrow morning sharing my gazillion sweater refashions if you want to tune in! And I will announce the winners of all of the sidebar giveaways on my TT&J facebook page tonight 🙂 

Super Sized Valentine Subway Art!!

18 Jan
love closeup 

by the dresser

Here’s what I’ve been working on for the past week or so.

I’m so excited to show it to you!

 pick a board

It started off as a board that’s been sitting in my garage.
I used a smaller board in the Fall for my Halloween Subway Art,
header

but decided to go even bigger for Valentine’s Day.

Then last week I went out to lunch with one of my BFF’s Shelley from House of Smiths. We had such a great time. Eating, then shopping. We even ran into another blogging friend – Kirsten!


6th Street Design School

We found a beautiful rug for her living room and I told Shelley about my subway art project. She invited me to come over and design it in her super fabulous vinyl program and helped me print it out! Shelley designed this awesome background and I did the lettering. It was a fun collaboration.

And then at the end of the night we rocked out in her car to this song.

So much fun!!!

{me with her rug}
The next day I painted the board gray and then applied the background vinyl.
 paint the board
I also had some left over molding in my garage, so I cut it to size and glued it onto the board. 
add some molding
molding
stencil
apply vinyl top
 Then I painted over the vinyl with a metallic paint. 
paint the stencil
 Once that was dry, I peeled off the design and was left with this gorgeous pattern!! Love it!!
before the vinyl
I had to bring it over to Shelley’s so she could see it before I put the vinyl on! And we hung it up over at her house – we were so excited to see it all done!!!
the background
stain
 paint the small board
  Then I applied the vinyl. And painted the middle board with the “love” on it. I love how it stands out!! I applied the “love” board with 3M removeable adhesive strips. 
2m backing
apply vinyl
on the wall at shelleys
from the top
I love it so much that I think I’m going to make another that I can keep out all year. 
by the fireplace
You can make one for yourself using your Silhouette, or if you want to save some time and frustration, Shelley is going to be selling the vinyl for this project in her Wonderfully Wordy shop.  And all you would need to do is paint your board and put the vinyl on.
closeup in the bedroom
in the hall
close up
love closeup

{Happy Valentine’s Day}

xoxo

I’m linking to these super fun parties — be sure to check them out!! 

  

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My Family Picture Wall Makeover

1 Dec
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I have a built-in nook in my family room. I’ve never done much with it since we have lived here.

Then I got my new canvas from the Canvas People and knew that I wanted to do something fun with that space.

all together

 Cutting Edge Stencils sent me a wonderful new wallpaper stencil to try out as part of The DIY Club and I thought it would be a perfect place to add a little personality to the room. It is the Parsley Blooms Wall Pattern Kit.

This is what the nook looked like before.

before
The first thing I did was paint the alcove. I used Mythic Paint’s flat indoor paint and the color is Aquarium.
aquarium water
I love the soothing blue-green tones. I also love Mythic Paint because it is no odor and toxic free so it’s safe to use indoors and around my kids.
mythic paint
Once I got the wall painted and it had dried I added a little white paint to the Aquarium color and created a couple different, lighter shades to use the Cutting Edge Stencil with.
 paint the wall
I taped the stencil to the wall using blue painters tape. Then I rolled the paint onto the stencil. And Cutting Edge Stencils are so easy to work with. They are virtually goof proof. I started at the edge of the wall and did each color about 4-5 times with the stencil, spacing the flowers out pretty evenly. I didn’t want it to seem too uniform, so I had the stencil overlap in a few places. If you haven’t tried Cutting Edge Stencils, you really should. I say this because I have used their stencils for a few projects and every single time the stencil has turned out great.

They are so easy to use.

applying the stencil
after stencil
Then I hung up my pictures and plates! I used DISCHangers to hang up the plates. They are wonderful! You just put a little water on the back and then wait a few minutes and you are ready to go!
hang plates

So now I have a real focal point in my room.

after 2

from the side

I hope you are having a great week so far!

PS —

I have so much to share soon!

I got my mantels done and a new Advent Calendar to share.

Plus I made a Ruffly Christmas Tree and a Wreath for my front door! And some Felt Trees for my Mantel

I just need some time to write up the posts – lol!

XOXO

Week of Giveaways — Giveaway #2 — Expressions Vinyl!

7 Nov
Expressions vinyl, supplies for Cricut, Sillhouette, Craft ROBO, Inspiration, Wishblade, and other craft cutters for your scrapbooking, decorating, and sign making needs.

This giveaway is from one of my newest sponsors– Expressions Vinyl!! 
I LOVE their vinyl!!
It is so much thicker and higher quality than the vinyl you can buy at your craft store.

You will love it too! 
Cricut Logo
 They sell vinyl for Cricut – plus all the Cricut accessories like cutting mats, tools and blades. And they sell vinyl that is sized for the Silhouette machine too!

Click on the Read More button to find out more about this super giveaway!!!

Vinyl Expressions also sells cool things like T-shirt Vinyl  Flocked Vinyl  Gloss Vinyl  Metallic Vinyl  Outdoor Vinyl  and Transfer Tape!  All the supplies you need!!

And you should see ALL of the colors!!! 
Way more than your craft store carries!!

 And the prices are fantastic!
Just think of the fabulous projects you can do when YOU win!!
 Expressions Vinyl is giving away  TWO $25 Gift Certificates to their store!! Yay!!!! .
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Here’s how YOU can win:

  • Check out the colors available at Expressions Vinyl – which is your favorite??? one entry.

 

  •  “Like” Expressions Vinyl on Facebook – where you can find out about their specials and coupons. one entry. 

 

  • Tweet, mention this giveaway on Facebook or on your blog or sidebar. one entry each.
And one more thing! 
Expressions Vinyl is offering 10% off their already awesome prices to Tatertots & Jello readers for November only!! So stock up — just enter the words “TURKEYJELLO” at checkout!! 
*Let me know if you order something and you get another entry!* 
They also have same day shipping and free shipping on orders $100 or more! 
Have a great day!
Another giveaway coming up in a few hours!! 
XOXO

This giveaway ends on Monday, November 15th, 10 pm MST

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Week of Giveaways — Giveaway #2 — Expressions Vinyl!

7 Nov
Expressions vinyl, supplies for Cricut, Sillhouette, Craft ROBO, Inspiration, Wishblade, and other craft cutters for your scrapbooking, decorating, and sign making needs.

This giveaway is from one of my newest sponsors– Expressions Vinyl!! 
I LOVE their vinyl!!
It is so much thicker and higher quality than the vinyl you can buy at your craft store.

You will love it too! 
Cricut Logo
 They sell vinyl for Cricut – plus all the Cricut accessories like cutting mats, tools and blades. And they sell vinyl that is sized for the Silhouette machine too!

Click on the Read More button to find out more about this super giveaway!!!

Vinyl Expressions also sells cool things like T-shirt Vinyl  Flocked Vinyl  Gloss Vinyl  Metallic Vinyl  Outdoor Vinyl  and Transfer Tape!  All the supplies you need!!

And you should see ALL of the colors!!! 
Way more than your craft store carries!!

 And the prices are fantastic!
Just think of the fabulous projects you can do when YOU win!!
 Expressions Vinyl is giving away  TWO $25 Gift Certificates to their store!! Yay!!!! .
..
Here’s how YOU can win:

  • Check out the colors available at Expressions Vinyl – which is your favorite??? one entry.

 

  •  “Like” Expressions Vinyl on Facebook – where you can find out about their specials and coupons. one entry. 

 

  • Tweet, mention this giveaway on Facebook or on your blog or sidebar. one entry each.
And one more thing! 
Expressions Vinyl is offering 10% off their already awesome prices to Tatertots & Jello readers for November only!! So stock up — just enter the words “TURKEYJELLO” at checkout!! 
*Let me know if you order something and you get another entry!* 
They also have same day shipping and free shipping on orders $100 or more! 
Have a great day!
Another giveaway coming up in a few hours!! 
XOXO

This giveaway ends on Monday, November 15th, 10 pm MST

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Monday Giveaway — Designed Beginnings Vinyl!

11 Oct
Giraffe Growth Chart
 It’s Monday – time for a great giveaway!

Today’s giveaway is from a fabulous etsy shop — 

  Some of my favorites from this fun shop are: 
Vinyl Calendar
 Calendar Vinyl — you can put on top of a glass picture frame for a dry erase board.
Awesome!
Name in Circles and Flowers
 Personalized Wall Art – so cute!
Last Name in Vinyl
Family Name – how fab would this be on a board or wall? 
Tree Growth Chart
 I love this Growth Chart — adorable in a nursery or playroom!
Quatrefoil Vinyl
 And of course I love this Quatrefoil!! You could order some for all sorts of projects!!
 So much fun!! 
Today, Ragan from Designed Beginnings is giving away 
TWO $25 Gift Certificates!! 
You can order whatever you want!! 

Here’s How YOU Can Win: 

1. Go over to the Designed Beginnings — What is the name of your favorite item. one entry.
 
2. “Heart” Designed Beginnings etsy shop. one entry.
 
3. Tweet, Facebook or blog about this giveaway! one entry for each thing you do!  

and if you want an extra entry: 

4. “Like” Tatertots & Jello on facebook — a place where I love to spotlight projects!  one entry.
This giveaway ends on Monday, October 17th @ 10 pm {MST}
XOXO
PS coming up this week:
A special, awesome Deal
A Halloween Tutorial 
A Delicious Recipe
A Great Hostess Gift Idea
And more!