We Lived Happily Ever After: October 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

SNEAK PEAK (which stuffed animal did I pick?)

If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram you know that I was torn between making a Narwhal Whale and a Loch Ness Monster for my next sewing project.

I was asked by BuzzFeed to come up with a felt stuffed animal pattern and tutorial for them... ummm YES! :)


So by popular vote, the winner is *drum roll*



Monday, October 28, 2013

How to use Photoshop or Picmonkey to layer transparent (PNG) images on top of each other


Below I am going to show you how you can use any of the PNG graphics I share with you in either photoshop, or for all of you who don't have photoshop, the wonderful FREE Picmonkey. 



Friday, October 25, 2013

Sketch Me Pretty: 11 Hand Drawn Circle Digital Graphics


I'm totally in love with transferring my sketches into digital graphics (See how to HERE!) I've always loved drawing- it's one of my biggest passions. The great thing about these graphics is that you can use them for anything. Website graphics, digital scrap-booking, chalkboard graphics, printables; the possibilities are endless!



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Making hats the "cake in a box" way!


Sometimes life gets super busy and we don't have time to do everything from scratch. Just like those times when you bake a cake from a box mix, it's ok to take shortcuts every now and then!



Saturday, October 19, 2013

$100 Target Gift Card


I've teamed up with some other wonderful bloggers to put together a $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

Entering is simple, just complete the entries listed below in the rafflecopter below and you are all set to go!

Have fun! :)

Enter to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway



Friday, October 18, 2013

8 Free Arrows for Digital Graphics


So a few days ago I shared how to transfer your hand drawn sketches into digital graphics (see it here) and today I wanted to share some of the graphics that I have come up with using this method. I LOVE arrows. Probably the #1 shape I use in blogging. But you don't need to use them for just blogging- you can use them on your everyday photos too.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Transfer your Writing, Drawings & Doodles into Chalkboard Graphics & Printables Using Photoshop!


I've had so many of you ask me to do tutorials on how to work with chalkboard backgrounds in Photoshop, and I've been working really hard developing some awesome new hand drawn digital graphics that I'm going to be sharing with you all soon. Ever try "drawing" or "painting" in paint? The result usually makes me look like I have the skills of a two year old.... Drawing by hand is SO much easier! Today, I wanted to show you how you can convert your drawings into digital graphics. It's really easy,  promise!



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

DIY No Sew Teepee for under $30


From the moment I saw the first play teepee in my pinteret feed I jut knew I had to make one for myself... but then I realized that might make me look a little weird... So I decided I would blame the need to make one on my daughter, June. That way I could tell everyone it was for her (Don't tell anyone my secret!)