Fawn: August 2018


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Black Cat Halloween Party

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We had this party last year and I thought since Halloween will be here before you know it, I better share our fun Black Cat Halloween Party! 
Kids Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. You get to wear costumes and eat candy...what could be better? Every year I throw a kid friendly Halloween party for my daughter and her friends. It’s a not-so-scary get together where the kids dress up in their favorite costumes, eat snacks and play games.
The stage was set with the darling black cat invitation from Invited by Audriana. I loved the non- traditional Halloween colors of mint and black and planned the entire party around the minty color palette.
Halloween Party Ideas

No ghosts or goblins at this party, just a witch’s favorite sidekick, a black cat. I thought it would be a perfect theme for kids since it’s not scary and... who doesn’t love a cuddly cat?!

Halloween Party Ideas

Sometimes it’s hard finding party decor to fit your color and theme for a party so I made it all myself using my Cricut Explore Air 2. Instead of searching party supply stores and the internet for what I needed, I was able to just grab some papers in the colors of the party and get to work!

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Party Ideas

Handmade awards were given out to the best costumes as well as tiny black cat goodie bags. The kids had a ball with the black cat photo props and party hats complete with cat whiskers.

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Party Ideas

The little party goers had a blast and we all loved dressing up and munching on our favorite Halloween goodies!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Goth Glam Wedding with Oriental Trading FUN365

Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting services.

If you're a couple that loves Halloween, you definitely do not want to miss my Goth Glam Wedding
on the Oriental Trading FUN365 site. Check out how to incorporate glam and sophistication with a touch of mystery. You'll find the recipe for delicious pumpkin spice cake bites and learn how easy it is to create beautiful chair decor. You'll love this spooky twist on your romantic day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Back to School Teacher Gift with Cricut EasyPress 2

I can't say enough how much I love and appreciate our teachers, they are incredible!
As you're buying supplies to send to your child's class, why not step up your game and pack those supplies in an adorable tote for the teacher! 

 If you haven't heard, Cricut has come out with 3 new EasyPress sizes to fit your every crafting need. Plus, they come in a beautiful new raspberry color that I'm completely smitten with! They are so easy to use and your projects will come out perfectly every time. With a faster heat up time and precise temperature control, your transfers will turn out beautifully no matter what!

 The EasyPress™ 2, Raspberry - 6" x 7" is great for all those smaller projects like onesies, doll clothes, hats, baby clothes and accessories. 

The  EasyPress™ 2, Raspberry - 12" x 10" works beautifully for all those larger projects like banners, blankets and sweatshirts. 

Today I'm using the new  EasyPress™ 2, Raspberry - 9" x 9"  since it's the perfect size to use on this back to school tote. This size also works perfectly for pillows, aprons, tshirts and more!

Let's get started on this cute bag because back to school is right around the corner!

What you'll need:

In Cricut Design Space, open up the I HEART SCHOOL svg fileIf you'd like to adjust the sizing, simply select customize and size the file to your liking. 

Next, select the make it button and apply your iron on material shiny side down to the cutting mat. Be sure to select mirror image on the lettering before you cut it. 

After the iron on has been cut, weed the pieces and set aside as for a minute as you get the tote positioned. 

Run the EasyPress over the tote for about 5 seconds to warm it up. 

Place your tote on top of the EasyPress™ Mat, 8" x 10"  place the iron on pieces to the middle of the tote. Press for 5 seconds and take off the protective sheet from the vinyl.

Now we're going to add the next layer to the tote. Add the next vinyl pieces ( the top of the pencil and the two apples) and press for 5 seconds at 350 degrees. Peel off the protective sheet of the second layers. 

Place one large protective sheet for 20 seconds and then flip the tote over and press for another 20 seconds. 

Fill your tote with classroom essentials and your gift is ready to go! Your teacher will appreciate the supplies and the darling bag and you'll love how quick and easy this project is to create!

Have a wonderful school year!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Vintage Back to School Party

Back to school is a big deal around here. With all the excitment about your kids finding out who their new teacher will be, what classes they'll be taking and new friends they will make, it's a thrilling time of year! What better way to usher in the big day than with a fun back to school party! This is a sweet and simple party with just a few details but it will make a sweet memory for the kids.

Check out the entire party over on the Everyday Party Magazine site!