We Lived Happily Ever After: April 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Free Forest Animal Mason Jar Baby Shower Label Printables


Today I have the last printable in my Baby Shower Forest Animal Series (go to the bottom of the post to see them all) While they are all adorable, this one is probably my favorite- because lets face it: animals + mason jars = cuteness overload!



Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Free Forest Animal Bunting Banner Printable


For Jason's baby shower, I cut out the little forest animals and glued them onto some brown craft paper banners I made.



Just draw little sharpie patterns around the borders & strung them up using twine.


With a little bit of scissor skills you have the cutest DIY baby shower decorations!

 If you are having issues using this download link, please reference my FAQ post HERE to troubleshoot it.



Friday, April 24, 2015

Free Customizable Forest Animal Baby Shower Invite Printables


I am so in love with this series- who doesn't love babies AND cute animals?! And what baby shower would be complete without invitations? Today's freebie printable is some cute watercolor invites. I left them blank so that you can add your own custom text & information to using photoshop or picmonkey.



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Free "Forest Animal Onesie" Baby Shower Banner Printables


I have some really adorable printables to share with you this week! I love them so much I feel like publishing the whole series in one post! Haha! 

You all may remember my forest animal graphics from a while back (here) Well, I originally designed them to use for my baby shower, but so far I've only made them into prints (get them HERE) so it's about time to share the printable decorations they were designed for!

Today's goody actually comes from a lovely reader. I LOVE seeing how my graphics are used by you all, and this one takes the cake! 



Monday, April 20, 2015

Free 8.5x11" Baby Statistics Printable Template (for Picmonkey & Photoshop)


I've always LOVED personal details in kid's rooms. So when I saw the adorable Baby Statistic Prints on Esty & Pinterest, I knew I wanted to have them for my kids (especially because I don't want to forget or mix up their birth details, haha!)

I am a total DIY & save money type of gal, so I opted to make my own print. Since I love you guys, I am going to share the free template I made with you! It comes in chalkboard with the white divider & scroll graphics, and all you have to do is customize it with your baby's information.

Below are tutorials on how to do it in Photoshop, or  (in case you do't have Photoshop) Picmonkey

Download both templates below: (sized at 8.5x11")

 If you are having issues using this download link, please reference my FAQ post HERE to troubleshoot it.



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Gold Leaf Digital Graphic Freebies


Hey guys! I've been staying up till 4 lately, because I just have SO MUCH fun stuff for the blog to work on! I really need a copy or two of myself. Haha! 

One of the big reasons things have been quite "post-wise" is because I just opened a Creative Market Shop! I've been working on those graphics for a while, and I am SO excited to see all that hard work finished! Pop over to check it out HERE & let me know what you think!



Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Free Wood Textures for Digital Design from Graphic Stock | How to Make a Textured Stamp


Hey everyone! Today I have another fun resource from my friends over at Graphic Stock. For those of you who don't know who they are, they are an image stock company & have thousands of wonderful graphics for designers., photographers, businesses, & DIY'ers. Today I am sharing some of the ones I use most in my designing: Wood Textures!

I LOVE using rustic wood textures in my art & design (if you haven't noticed, haha!)

The above graphics can be located and downloaded by following the corresponding numbers on the image, with the ones in the list of links below:



Design In Bloom


Remember when I made those painted flowers and microwaved them? Yeah THAT time. It turned out pretty cool, right? 



Thursday, April 2, 2015

DIY Long Neck Dino


Remember a few weeks ago when I told you all about how I had been published in Mollie Makes Magazine? Well, today I am going to show you how to make the cute and cuddly dinosaur from that issue! 


I love to create "one of a kind" toys & decor for my children. To me, it's much more meaningful than buying them pre-made things.  For this particular project, I wanted to make something large enough for a toddler to ride, in addition to something that would also act as a colorful accent piece in my Baby Boy's nursery. What better animal to choose than a longneck dinosaur? Now I just have to hide this dinosaur from my three year old daughter until Baby Boy gets old enough to appreciate him, haha!