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Happy Birthday to me! To celebrate, I am giving YOU a chance to win a $25 Amazon Giftcard! Not sponsored, not partnered in any way but its’s just a thank you for being a Clever Pink Pirate fan!

Here’s the catch, if you win you have to spend the giftcard on yourself!

So what would I buy? Wellll here are a few things!

Women’s Mid Calf Combat Boots

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I found the lighter color was only $16.99 (winning!)

Wilton 2105-3646 Non-Stick 12-Cavity Delectovals Cake Pan

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Maybe because I am not into Twinkies but the fact that I can make my own really prompts my desire for this pan.

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SHANY Bamboo Brush Set 

I have a severe obsession lately with makeup brushes, this one has pretty good reviews!

So there you have, a few things I may be purchasing for my birthday. Tell me what you would buy and enter to win this giftcard!

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Roarin' 20's Birthday Party

It’s my birthday weekend! Coincidentally, it’s also time for another Cricut Design Star post! This weekend I celebrated my birthday with a fun Roarin’ 20′s Themed birthday. I actually love this decade and was in fact a Flapper for Halloween one year. I did struggle though with what I could come up with for this party setup.

I centered the party around metallic colors and of course creations made from the Cricut. One of my favorite features of the Cricut Design Space store is all of the images. Have you ever come across a Cricut cartridge that you needed for just one event but couldn’t justify purchasing it? This store takes care of that! I found the Art Deco Cricut cartridge that would of course be perfect for this party setup, well I looked in the store and I was able to get the images I wanted there!

Headbands

Roarin' 20's Birthday Party

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These headbands were easy to make! I used a gold vinyl and cut the back layer on a silver cardstock. I took my crop-o dile and cut two holes on each side. I then tied small elastic through it to complete the headbands.

Photo Props

Photo props for Roarin' 20's Birthday Party

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These mustaches, bowties and fan were easy to make into photo props. I secured skewers onto the back of them with tacky glue.

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Curious about how to weld all the shapes into one so they cut onto one mat? Just select them all and then click on weld on the right hand menu.

Celebrate Banner

Roarin' 20's Birthday Party Celebrate Banner made from Cricut

One of my favorite creations from the party was this banner. The banner itself was just a banner I found in the design space store. Then the letters are a faux gold foil vinyl.

Cupcake Toppers

Roarin' 20's Birthday Party Birthday Cupcakes

The cupcake toppers are simply triangles cut out of different metallic card stock papers. I glued these onto tooth pics with tacky glue.

Confetti

Diamond confetti made with Cricut

The confetti was made out of silver and gold cardstock out of a diamond background I found in the store.

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Coasters

Coasters made from Cricut and Vinyl

For some reason I have an abundance of plain coasters. I bought them on a whim one day a looooong time ago. I was excited to take a few and do something with them! I painted them with a bronze metallic paint then covered them in an art deco image from the Cricut store.

Invitation

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This is a champagne bottle cut out of thick glittered cardstock. This was the first time i used the coloring feature with the Cricut and I LOVE it! It’s simple, you just put the pen in and it does the work! It was hard to adhere the vellum so there is a good amount of tape under there. Next time I would probably staple it.

On the back would be where the actual information for the invitation would go.

Well there it is, simple and elegant thanks to the Cricut. What have you made lately with the Cricut? Did you know YOU could win a trip from Cricut?

Cricut has just announced the second phase of the Cricut – I Made It! contest and this time they’re awarding one winner their own Make it Now™ project line to be sold in Cricut Design Space™!

To help create your line, Cricut will fly you to their headquarters in Salt Lake City to work side-by-side with their design team.  Then you and a guest will enjoy an all-expense paid stay at the Grand America Hotel – a luxury resort in Salt Lake City, home to the best skiing in the world.

The winner will be featured on Cricut.com and every time a Cricut user purchases your project, you’ll earn money. Cricut will even help with your publicity.

To enter the Cricut – I Made It! contest, all you need is a photo of an original project. You can upload up to five photos (which can be five individual projects or multiple photos of one project).

You have until September 30th to enter.  What are you waiting for? It’s time you Made It big! Head to cricut.com to enter today.

Don’t have a Cricut? I love the Cricut Expression, you can find out more about them here: Cricut.com

Disclosure: I have partnered with Cricut for the Design Star contest. All opinions, photos and concepts are my own.

 

DIY Hemp Bangal Bracelets

Have you ever found something in the dollar store you knew you couldn’t resist? But you weren’t sure if you would use it either? I bought these bracelets 3 for 1 dollar at our dollar store. If you know me, I can’t resist accessories. I liked the tones but I thought they could use a makeover. I found these at the $.99 Cent Only store but you could find bangles anywhere, you probably have some in your closet.

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I normally don’t wear a lot of bracelets but I am becoming a fan of the bangles that have the mix n’ match feel to them. I found colored hemp for only a few bucks at Walmart and I knew I could make over these bracelets. The color palette also works for any season so these will be perfect for Autumn.

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Easy! DIY Hemp Bangle Bracelets.

What’ you’ll need:

How To:

  • Take the cord and glue one end to the inside of the bracelet. Let it set until it is secure.
  • Once secure, start wrapping from one side to another. You’ll continuously be pulling the cord through the bracelet.
  • Be sure to pull it snug but not so hard it comes loose. Push it and smooth it as you continue to work your way through the bracelet.
  • To use multiple colors, simply cut the cord 1/3 or 1/2 way through and secure the end back inside the bracelet with the glue.

It’s really easy and you can do this while relaxing and watching your favorite shows.

DIY Hemp Bangle Bracelets

Knowing me, I’ll be using these colors to dress up my black/white ensembles.

Let me know if you make these, would love to see the colors you use!

 

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for mike’s hard lemonade. I received a Circle K gift card to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. The content below is intended for those 21 years of age and up.

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Kid's Craft: Treasure Stones ~ A fun activity where kids can hide their treasure into a stone!

Today’s Clever Guy post is all about hiding your treasures. We made these for the Pirate Birthday party we had and of course, a good pirate has got to hide his booty!

These stones are made with a wet sand mixture then the secret treasures are buried within. We hid things like gold coins and jewels but we also got a little clever and hid plastic animals inside!

These stones are easy for kids to create and they harden in about 24 hours.

Kid’s Craft: Treasure Stones

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of coffee grounds
  • 1/2 cup of coarse salt
  • 1/2 cup of sand
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • Treasure

To create the stones:

  • Blend all ingredients together. Go ahead and get your hands in it to mix it really good!
  • Take your mixture and form a ball.
  • Place the treasure in the middle of the ball and form the stone around it.
  • Set to dry on a paper plate for ate least 24 hours.
  • You can also write on the stone while wet, just like concrete.

When you want to retrieve your treasure, you can just throw the rock down on cement and you have your treasure!

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Hey parents, this would also be good for hiding keys in case of an emergency!

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