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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How to Create Your Own Printable using PicMonkey

It is the end of the month which means that it is time for another "Craft with Me" post. 

Today, I am sharing how you can create your own printables. It is fun and easy and you don't need a fancy program to do it in. 
I normally edit all my photos in PicMonkey but I also frequently create my printables in PicMonkey and I will show you how easy it is.  

So are you ready to get your creative juices flowing and design something fun?
Let's do it! 

 First, go to

Next, you will place your mouse over the "Design" option on the top in which a new drop down menu will slide down.

This is where you can decide what to do. Would you like a blank canvas, use one of the new templates, or create a custom size masterpiece.

For this I just chose "blank canvas"
Then it will ask what size canvas. I picked 8x10.

 Your blank canvas will open and it will have the canvas color open for you. 
You can leave it white, pick any color background, or even make the background transparent.

Next, it is time to design.

You have a few options.
You can click on the little butterfly icon in the left hand tool column and either upload your own images that you may have saved on your computer or use one of their many graphics and overlays.

You could also click on the themes icon farther down, it is currently a little cat but it changes with the seasons/holidays, and there they have Halloween, Christmas, Winter, and other theme groups full of images, editing options, and fonts that you can use. 

For this purpose, I picked the Trick or Treat theme and created a little haunted house design.

Stack the images, change the colors, fade items, mess around with the items until you get the look you desire. 

You can also add works with one fonts in the theme OR click on the Text icon to use any of the other great fonts in PicMonkey.

And that's it! 
Click save and you are ready to go! 

 When printing, I recommend playing with your printer settings to make sure that none of the design is cut off.

Create fun birthday tags, Halloween signs, Christmas signs, the possibilities are endless. 

So have fun, get creative, and design to your heart's content!


Friday, October 21, 2016

MHCT&M: Creating Fall Table Scapes

Hello and Happy Friday! 
Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips. Kara from Mine for the Making here to share tips for creating fall tablescapes! 

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought it would be fun to chat about how to create the perfect table scape without spending too much money or too much time. 
If you know me, then you know I'm a busy lady and all about saving a buck, but not sacrificing on the pretty stuff of course.  

1. Shop your house. 

Check out the decor in other rooms of your house and see if you can find some things that go nicely on your tablescape. 
Examples of this are candles, sconces, a throw used as a runner or tablecloth, etc. Most times you will find exactly what you need around your own home. 

 Image from Canadian Living
 Image from Worthing Court

2. Bring nature inside. 

Using branches, twigs, pinecones, apples, acorns, wood, and pumpkins in your tablescape really brings fall into your home. Most times it will cost you nothing at all if you go out into your backyard or collect things while walking your neighborhood or going on a hike.  

 Image from Country Living
  Image from Little Green Notebook
 Image from Country Living

3. Use free printables. 

There are so many awesome bloggers who have created free prints for your personal use. Anything from place cards, tags, banners, napkin rings, food labels, and menus.
 Be sure to leave a comment on their blog to let them know you loved using their prints! 

 Printable banner from Just Destiny

 Printable placemats from Ella Claire Inspired
 Printable pumpkin tags from Ella Claire Inspired

4. Make your own decor. Get crafty! 

Make napkin rings, paint pumpkins, build a planter box for the center of the table, make sconces out of dollar store glass vases and candle holders... let your creativity go wild! Often times you can buy supplies at your local dollar store and make something for your table in an hour or less. 
It doesn't have to be expensive or take a ton of time if you don't want it to.  

 Image from Lemon Thistle 
 Tutorial for dollar store napkin rings at Mine for the Making

 Tutorial for Pumpkin Succulents at Simply Happenstance

Do you decorate your table for fall or Thanksgiving?
 What tips do you have to create a beautiful fall tablescape? 
We'd love to hear!

Your hostesses,
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #124

Are you ready to party!? I sure hope so!
Let's do it! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

We have just a few easy rules:
1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!

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