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Yesterday was Fat Tuesday, today is Ash Wednesday, but I say, “Let them Eat Cake!” You know me, any excuse to have a cupcake and I am in. St. Patrick’s Day will be here before we know it. I love St. Patrick’s Day almost as much as I love Valentine’s Day! And if you don’t know me, I love cupcakes almost as much as I love my children.

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Here is my latest creation for Silhouette. You can check out more details on this post by going to the Silhouette blog. I did have to consult the tutorial that was listed on how to assemble this little darling. So, if you need help putting it together, don’t be afraid to consult the tutorial.

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These cupcakes were kindly donated by some friends of mine who have a whole blog dedicated to Stuffed Cupcakes! These were stuffed with a yummy Crème de menthe filling. How fun is that? However, you can put any kind of cupcake in this 3D leprechaun hat cupcake holder, even store bought ones (gasp). Check out their blog for the recipe and more details.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Ya’ll!  Eat lots of cupcakes and have some fun!

 

Bubble Tape Valentine

 

Happy Valentine’s Day my Little Lovies!!! I really love doing fun Valentine’s for the kids to take to school. This year, I let the boys look through my Pinterest board for inspiration.  Skyler and Emerson settled on doing a “You Blow me Away” Bubble Tape Gum Valentine and Jackson wanted to do a Tic-Tac-Toe Valentine using Tic Tacs. If you follow me on Instagram I was going a little crazy yesterday assembling these, but it was all worth it!

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My day would have been a little less stressful if I didn’t have to run around yesterday trying to track down another 32 things of Bubble Tape. What the heck? That’s just how I wanted to spend my day, right!? NO!!! You might be wondering why I waited until the last minute?! I’m sure it has something to do with the weather, but I ordered 40 things of Bubble Tape Gum from Amazon on February 5th and it still hasn’t arrived. Ahh!

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Otherwise, everything was pretty easy and just a matter of printing and cutting. I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut out most of my items. If you don’t have a Silhouette CAMEO you need to get one. This little machine is a total life savor! In full disclosure I blog weekly for Silhouette, but would not endorse them on my personal blog if I didn’t think the machine was amazing. It really is my go-to crafting tool!!

Tic Tac Toe Valentine

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I used the Strawberry Fields Tic Tac because they are two toned. They sort of match, but I thought it would be fun to make a box wrap for these. I really like how they turned out and I can’t wait to hear what the kids think of them!

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All of these Valentine’s will be available in my shop today, so Pin them or bookmark them for next year! I hope you have a lovely evening with your loved ones today! We are an old married couple so we don’t have too many plans. I’m thinking of getting a heart shaped pizza and after the kids go to bed, my hubby and I can binge watch House of Cards ( Season 2 is available today)!!!!

I’d love to hear about your plans or how you celebrate Valentine’s Day! I am sure you all lead far more glamours lives than we do! :)

Love you all!

 

 

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Okay people, I am so over this #snowpocalypse2014. I’ve been stuck in the house since last Thursday, besides a few outings or two. The kids are bouncing off the wall. I am grumpy and getting fatter by the minute since I spent most of the time baking and then eating said baked goods. Ugh! Hopefully this winter blast is almost over!

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I did finish a few craft projects while I was home though! My girlfriend asked me to create a first birthday shirt for her daughter who is a Valentine’s baby! I made a super simple shirt with my Silhouette CAMEO. I swear that thing can make anything!

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Since we’ve been stuck inside, I had to use Kennedy as my model! She’s a pretty cute model, if you ask me!! I threw the shirt on her, added a pink tutu, and a pair of gray tights with hearts on her knees. Well, I think the hearts are suppose to be on her knees, but now they are getting a little small and they’re more on her shins. Whatever. You get the idea. I added a pretty necklace to her outfit and she was ready to pose!

Check her out! I think she did a great job!

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vday-shirt-4If you would like step-by-step instructions on completing this tutorial, please check out my post on the Silhouette blog.