September 30, 2011

FFF: Coffee Filter Pumpkins

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October is almost upon us (as in tomorrow), so Halloween decorations will be coming out in full force.  And I think these coffee filter pumpkins from Over the Big Moon are the perfect addition to any fall mantle!  I just love using coffee filters in crafts.  Over the Big Moon has a full tutorial on how to make these, so make sure to stop by.

September 29, 2011

What are little boys made of? #79

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September 28, 2011

Sugar & Spice #78

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September 26, 2011

Go Go Power Power Rangers!

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{Check out those muscles!}
Since I shared the two costumes I made for my daughters (Mermaid Tutorial and Little Red Riding Hood) I thought it was only fair that I include my son too.  His was very simple - all he needed was a mask for his Red Ranger costume.  This was one of two Power Ranger costumes he was given and as soon as he saw it he said he was wearing it for Halloween.  Who am I to argue?  The only downside, it didn't come with a mask.  As we were sitting watching TV the other day he asked if I could make him a mask, so me being a good mom said yes.

September 25, 2011

HOW TO: View Post Images Slideshow

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As I was viewing my Mermaid tutorial post I accidentally clicked on one of the images and was amazed to see this fun slideshow pop up!


It's funny because I noticed this on several other blogs this past weekend and was wondering what they used to get it... little did I know that it is part of Blogger's newest upgrades.  For tutorials it is pretty cool because you can click on an image and then scroll through the shots and follow the images... it's also great to get a better look at the images.
 
Is this feature not showing on your blog?  Go to your Dashboard and if you aren't already using the New Interface, click the "Try the updated Blogger interface" link at the top of your dashboard.  Once in the new interface, click SETTINGS, POSTS AND COMMENTS.  Locate "Showcase images in Lightbox" and make sure to select yes and then save.  That's it!
 
Just one note: This will only work if the image hasn't been hyperlinked (had a link attached to it).  So say you click my  Sugar and Spice button - that won't pull up a slideshow, it will bring you to my homepage because that's what I told it to do.

I like this feature, what do you think?

September 24, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood, You Sure Are Lookin' Good...

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You're everything a big bad Wolf could want.  Hoooowwwwwlllll!



My little sweetie-pie is going to be the cutest Little Red Riding Hood this Halloween.  I've been telling her the story all week to get her pumped.  If you ask her who wants to eat Little Red she immediately points to her brother because he has been playing the part of Big Bad Wolf.  

September 23, 2011

FFF: Fall Wreath with Finding My Way in Texas

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Isn't this wreath pretty?  Don't you think it would look great on your front door?  Me too!  I love it!  And thankfully Finding My Way In Texas shares a tutorial on how to make it.  And the best part?  You don't need a wreath form, all you need is a piece of cardboard!  Head on over and find out how to make your own burlap wreath.

September 22, 2011

What are little boys made of? #78

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September 21, 2011

Sugar & Spice #77

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Today you can find me at:
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September 20, 2011

Creativity Week - Call for Guest Bloggers & Giveaways

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I think it is time for another Creativity Week, don't you?  It's been over a year since I hosted the 2nd Creativity Week and I think we all have lots of fun seeing all of the great projects and tutorials.  
 
So here is the OFFICIAL CALL FOR CRAFTS for the Fall 2011 Creativity Week, which will be held November 7 - 11.  Do you have a tutorial you want to share with the readers of seven thirty three?


Send the following info ASAP to 733blog@gmail.com:
1) Your name
2) Blog name and address
3) Info on your craft/tutorial
4) a link to your idea or if it has not been published yet, a picture of it (if it is not finished, then just a description is fine).


 UPDATE: WE ARE FULL!  THANK YOU EVERYONE THAT SUBMITTED A TUTORIAL.  I WISH I COULD INCLUDE YOU ALL!  I STILL HAVE A FEW OPENINGS LEFT FOR GIVEAWAYS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED (SEE BELOW).


SHOP/PRODUCT PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY
I would also like to offer a giveaway each day, so if you have a shop or product you think my readers would enjoy, please contact me.  Your button will be included in my sidebar for the duration of Creativity Week as well as a post featuring your company/shop and your giveaway.  NOTE: As a sponsor you do NOT need to provide a tutorial!


During our last Creativity Week we saw over 6,500 visitors during the week and many of the tutorials shared were featured on sites such as One Pretty ThingCraft Gossip, UCreate and Someday Crafts which offered continued exposure.  seven thirty three has continued to grow and I know that we can expect an even bigger turn out for this summers event!  I can't wait to see what you ladies have in store for me this time!
 

Mermaid Costume: Water Skirt Tutorial

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Yesterday I shared my Mermaid Tail tutorial, and today I am going to share with you how to make the Water Skirt (a conceptual visual of the mermaid tale against water).

September 19, 2011

DIY Mermaid Costume

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My daughter started brainstorming Halloween costumes two weeks ago and told me she wanted to be a Mermaid.  I was going to nix it because hey, it snows most Halloweens here in Vermont!  But then I got to thinking that I could probably make a pretty easy Mermaid costume.   In case you didn't know, my motto is cheap and easy... guess I'm sort of a crafting bimbo!  Anyway, not only did I think I could create a warm one, but one that didn't restrict movement.After a little brainstorming and a quick mock-up of the tail I was ready to get to work.
 

September 18, 2011

Are Mermaids Real?

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Come back tomorrow and you can learn how to make your very own Mermaid Halloween Costume!

September 17, 2011

Custom Guitar Pick Necklace Tutorial

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As you all know I am a busy bee planning my daughters 11th Rock Star Glam Birthday Party.  Her party isn't until October 22, but I will be gone camping Sept 30 - 2, then I have a shopping weekend with the girls Oct 9 - 11, and I leave to visit a very good friend in NC on Oct 13!  The very next weekend is the party, so I have lots to do in the next two weeks before everything gets crazy!
 
This is what I am going to show you how to make today:

September 16, 2011

FFF: Upcycled T-Shirt Headbands with Lunch Hour Crafts

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I was so excited when Natasha from Lunch Hour Crafts sent me links to her two upcycled t-shirt headband tutorials.  Want to know why?  Because they are fricken' adorable and I want to make each of them!
 
I mean, check this out:



September 15, 2011

What are little boys made of? #77

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September 14, 2011

Sugar & Spice #76

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September 13, 2011

Gettin' Chatty!

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Thanks for all those that participated in the "Chatty Lunches" Love Notes giveaway.  I especially loved the people that stopped by and said they wanted to use these for their husbands.  I think that is so darn sweet! 
 
The winner of the "Chatty Lunches" Love Notes Set is: 

Of course everyone is really a winner since you can download your own set RIGHT HERE!

September 12, 2011

"Chatty Lunches" Love Notes Freebie & Giveaway

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Today I am guest posting over at brown paper packages for her back 2 basics event.

I am sharing my "Chatty Lunches" Love Notes.  I recommend heading over to check it out because not only do I offer these as a free printable, but I am also offering to giveaway a set (32 cards) to one of my readers {for those that don't have a color printer or who are too lazy busy to do it themselves - ha ha}. The set will come pre-cut {see, no work for you!  Just write a note and place in your child's lunchbox!}.

September 11, 2011

HOW TO: Encourage Commenting

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I like Snap on Facebook and just had to click over to their post when I saw this in my feed:
"Five Ways to Encourage Commenting"
The SNAP girls have some really great tips and I love that they shared a link to a tutorial on how to add CommentLuv to a Blogger blog.  I'm not ready to take that plunge because I like getting my comments emailed to me and I haven't researched it enough to see if that would still be plausible... so if you do give this a try, let me know what you think!

Now comment away on how much you love that I shared these awesome links with you!

September 10, 2011

Rock Star Glam Tween Birthday Party

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My daughter gave me carte blanche on her party theme this year, so my cousin and I held a Facebook brainstorming session and ended with: ROCK STAR GLAM!
 
I think it is going to be a ton of fun!  We are going to have a make-up table, and rock star fashion clothes rack, a Tween Magazine Cover Photo Shoot, an ice cream buffet,  cake pops.  See?  Lots of fun!

September 9, 2011

Winner, winner chicken dinner!

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UPDATE: So it turns out that Maureen already won something from Uprinting.com this week and is ineligible to win again, so it stinks for Maureen, but is good if you weren't her!  I drew another winner and got #15: JAMIE @ BACKLESS SHIRT.  Check your email Jamie! :)


 
Just a couple of winners to announce!
 
The lucky woman that is going to receive 250 business cards from UPrinting.com is:

FFF: Faux-Feather Hair Extensions

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After my daughter had her feather hair extensions put in last month, I researched buying them myself (because they are SO easy to put in), and came to realize just how cruel the process of getting the feathers really was.  And the worst part, once the roosters are killed for their feathers, they are just disposed off.  I eat meat, but I still care about the treatment of animals and I do find it cruel and wasteful to kill them just for feathers.  But then I came across The Button Smith, a great little Etsy shop offering cruelty free synthetic hair extensions.  These are NOT feathers, but they give the same look when in place, and are even available in a grizzly pattern.

September 8, 2011

What are little boys made of? #76

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Don't miss out on this week's great giveaways - they both end tomorrow!
8x10 canvas from Easy Canvas Prints
250 Business Cards from UPrinting.com

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Party Guidelines: 1) please link to your blog post (not your blog main page) so people can go directly to your project and 2) Enter your blog name and in paranthesis add the name of your project so we can clearly see what it is 3) Don't forget, these should be BOY RELATED (Big Boy projects are accepted too)! AND PLEASE grab my button!

September 7, 2011

Sugar & Spice #75

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The party guidelines are: 1) please link to your blog post (not your blog main page) so people can go directly to your project 2) Don't forget, these should be GIRL RELATED (can be for us grown up girls too)! 3) AND PLEASE grab my button and add it to your post so that other crafty ladies can come join the fun.

September 6, 2011

UPrinting.com is here with a Giveaway!

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UPrinting.com has stopped by today to offer seven thirty three readers a chance to win 250 die-cut business cards!  
 
Have an online boutique or blog and need some business cards to hand out and help spread the word?  Then check out Uprinting.com, where they offer custom business cards at affordable prices.  I personally love their die-cut business card templates, available in different formats (Illustrator, Photoshop, Publisher and more!). Check out these die-cut cards:

September 5, 2011

EasyCanvasPrints.com is here with a Giveaway!

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EasyCanvasPrints.com is an online canvas company where you can upload your own photographs, artwork, or designs to have printed on gallery wrapped canvas.  Their prices are very competitive, with canvases starting at $29.99.
I took a peek around their site and was super excited when I saw that they had an IDEA GALLERY!  Not sure what you should put on a canvas?  Go check out the ideas they have for you, and it doesn't HAVE to be a photo!  You can create an Expressions canvas with your own artwork or typography.  And one last feature that I really enjoyed was the way they provided a visual of how your canvas size would look on a wall with a 7 foot couch.  It puts into perspective the size of canvas you would be getting.  Great touch!

September 4, 2011

How To: New Blogger Interface

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Have you tried out the new Blogger interface yet? 
 I think it is going to be a little bit of a learning curve just finding where everything is, but the changes seem to be going in the right direction, so I'm excited to explore it more!

September 3, 2011

First Day of School Pictures

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My oldest started her first day of 5th grade this past Wednesday.  I can't believe she is already in 5th grade!  She is growing so fast and is such a sweet young lady.  We are so very proud of her.

One of the photos I chose to do this year was to have her hold a blank white piece of cardstock so that I could super-impose her last years picture to see what a difference one year makes!  It went perfect... until I went to my external harddrive where we keep all of our photos stored... and SEPTEMBER 2010 IS MISSING, along with OCTOBER!  I checked our Google account where we store back-ups... not there either.  Next stop is to check my disc back-ups.  What did we do with them?!?   Luckily I had one of her last year photos on my facebook page, so I downloaded and used that...  OH!  And I just remembered some of them are on my digital frame... going to nab them off there now!

Here is the result:
This is the before:
And a few other shots...
Look at all those bags!  Had to bring in all the supplies for the classroom, plus soccer practice starts today and of course a nice healthy lunch!
Trust me... I could keep going.  Each year, we also take a mother/daughter shot with me holding the camera and us squishing our heads together... I treasure those ones because we laugh and giggle the whole time we do it... and this year my son wanted in, so we had to squish even more.

Here's to school time photos!  Hopefully she'll continue to be a good sport all the way through 12th grade!




September 2, 2011

FFF: Fruit Flies Getting You Down?

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My mom recently brought in her freshly picked tomato's and left them in a bowl on the counter.  The next day she her kitchen was INFESTED with fruit flies.  I went over for dinner and was repelled!  But then I remembered seeing a great Fruit Fly Trap on The Idea Room.  I grabbed a glass vase (because it was there and it was handy), put a couple of strawberry tops into it, added the paper funnel (no need for tape because the vase tapered in and back out along the neck) and set it out.  I stopped by the next day and the jar was full of buzzing little flies!  Seriously, we were sort of intrigued.  There wasn't a single one left outside the jar.  I kinda wish I had snapped a picture because it puts Amy's jar of flies (image above) to shame!  HA HA!
Anyway, totally cool, and totally worth checking out Amy's post!
 

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