Dec 15, 2015

Spread Joy During the Holidays #TinyPrintsHoliday

The magic of the Holiday season has arrived in our household. It is one of my favorite times of the year. One of my favorite traditions is to Spread Joy During the Holidays by sending Christmas cards to family and friends. Holiday cards are such a simple way to add a smile to one's day and they let your friends and family know that you are thinking about them. Tiny Prints, 2015 Holiday Collection offers spectacular designs that are trend-forward to make your holiday cards stand out from the crowd.

With Tiny Prints Christmas Cards the process of choosing and ordering your cards is easy. I had a more difficult time deciding on our family photo. We didn't have any professional photos taken this year so we had to get creative. We love photo booths! Every year when we go to the state fair we pile into the booth and get a strip taken. I've added the strip to our family photo wall each year. Then I had a light bulb moment; I decided we could each do our own photo strip! And our holiday photo was created!!! 

After I designed my cards, I picked out finishing touches that would help spread joy during the holidays. I chose coordinating return address labels, stickers, and personalized postage

I've continued my yearly tradition of adding photo ornaments to my Christmas tree. I selected a few favorite photos taken throughout the year, paired them with Tiny Prints Holiday ornaments, and received beautiful ornaments to display on my tree for my entire family to enjoy. 

Tiny Prints also offers Custom Gift wrap. The weight of the paper is high quality and the paper cuts like magic! No struggling with uneven cuts or paper cuts! On the white paper there is a place to write who the gift is for and the sentiments reads, "be merry with, love the perry family".  The black paper has a variety of holiday jargon written on the paper and the sentiments reads, "Love THE PERRY FAMILY". 

One of the most important ways that we can Spread Joy During the Holidays is by simply saying Thank you. Two simple words that mean so much to so many people. These words are often over looked and forgotten let alone written down. Take the time, write the words down, and make someone smile. Tiny Prints has an amazing selection of Thank you cards that can be personalized. The Thank you card is the perfect finishing touch to show your love and appreciation this holiday season.

Can you think of additional ways to Spread Joy During the Holidays? Tiny Prints has given me a head start this year and I can't wait to hear the reactions of my loved ones when they get their cards in the mail! Happy Holidays! 

Oct 12, 2015

Spooky Outdoor Halloween Decorations

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I love transforming our home and yard for this ghoulish holiday. The temperatures in Arizona have finally began to drop below triple digits in the evenings, so one of the traditions my family enjoys is going on "Halloween walks". We scout out neighborhood homes with spooky decorations for fun. Today I have 10 of my favorite Spooky Outdoor Halloween Decorations I have found online.  

These are seriously the cutest little ghosts I have ever seen!! Jen Grantham at Crafty Home Improvement (Mis)Adventures created a tutorial that will teach you how to make these adorable Tomato Cage Ghosts. You can find the tutorial here.

2. Zombie Garage

If you have windows in your garage this will be the perfect addition to add spookiness to your Halloween Decor. Find the full tutorial at the Wisteria Garden Circle.

This scream worthy doormat is perfect for scaring trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Find the tutorial here.

Just looking at these spirit ghosts are creepy! Follow the easy tutorial at Martha Stewart and you can spook everyone who passes by your yard!

I love this idea from Nifty, Thrifty, & Thriving. She turned her porch into the opening of the monster's mouth! Check out the tutorial here.

Stephanie at the TipToe Fairy created these creepy spider egg sacs. They are one of the easiest ways to make your house creepy without spending a lot of cash. Check out her tutorial here

This creepy mailbox craft is perfect to give neighbors a friendly fright! Check out the tutorial here.

This ultra creepy decoration involves using a mannequin.... and a little bit of digging in your garden or yard.... but it totally had me fooled! Check this link out for instructions and a few more ideas!!!!.

Sharon Marie from Made with Love... Props & More, created these Chicken Wire Ghost Dresses. They give the illusion of ghosts floating across your lawn. For the full tutorial go here.

Katie and Justin at Ruffles & Truffles created this imaginative and blow your mind creepy scene in their yard! Head over to Katie's blog to read all about the process they used to install cool skeleton feature and how you can make your own!

Whatever you choose to do for your outdoor decorations, make it creative and fun, involve the entire family, and create memories together. Which decorations are your favorite to do? Do you have any favorite tutorials? Please share them in the comments!

May 19, 2015

As You Wish Pottery Summer Classes (giveaway)

In just a few short days school is out for summer break in Arizona!!! Do you know what activities are going to fill your summer calendar? You must check out the pottery painting place As You Wish! It's more than an arts and crafts studio, its a place for people to create lasting memories -- something that is special and unique to them. Every summer they offer classes at all of their Arizona locations for ages five and up. I am excited to give away two certificates to As You Wish.

Last month, the girls and I were invited to a summer class preview party at As You Wish. The girls took a "Grilled Cheese Please" plate class taught by the fabulous Ms. Liz. Both girls had a blast getting creative and painting their plates.

When we arrived at the studio all of the supplies were ready for us to use. 
The girls enjoyed meeting the other kids in their class.

They got to squirt their paint right onto the paper and used a variety of different brushes and different objects to paint with, like sponges and pencils erasers! Violet is not a fan of grilled cheese so she decided to write that she loves cheese instead. That is one of the cool things about As You Wish; you can use your creativity to make what you want.

Plus you get to leave the mess at the studio! 
In September, As You Wish celebrates its 20th anniversary in business! Since opening it's first studio in Scottsdale in 1995 it has steadily grown to serve the Phoenix Metro area.

Their Summer Class 2015 program is called, "What color is your fun?" Each week the projects will focus on a different color of the rainbow while painting pottery and canvas and creating glass fused projects.  Summer classes are $25/class and are held from 9-10:30am M-F, June 8th - July 24th 2015. Classes are for children ages 5 & up for pottery and canvas; ages 8 and up for glass fused projects. 

Enter to win one of two certificates for summer classes valid for ONE FREE SUMMER CLASS! Voucher is valid for summer classes June 8 - July 24, 2015 in studio only. 

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