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Festive Halloween Soaps

I originally posted about these Halloween hand soaps at Every Creative Endeavor's Fall Fever.  Be sure to check out Amanda's blog for more Fall inspiration!
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I know it's only September, but I am already itching for Halloween to arrive!
When is it TOO early to decorate for Halloween?  I have an adorable little Pottery Barn owl that is begging to make an appearance!

 

I was thrilled when I saw Bath and Body Works' new line of Halloween hand soaps launch back in August.  They were adorable! My first inclination was to purchase at least a dozen or so-- Mr. Oopsey Daisy had to hold me back!  But then I realized I could create my very own festive Halloween hand soaps for a fraction of the cost!
Are you ready to make your own?
  
I started out by purchasing a handful of soaps at the dollar store.
I was hoping to find a soap that was already orange. Instead, I simply purchased clear soaps and added a few drops of food coloring to color it orange. I just used the hand pump to mix it up!  (Before adding the food coloring, I did a bit of research first to be sure it wouldn't dye our hands!  Most soaps already have dyes in them, and as long as the dye is mixed up, it will NOT dye your hands.  Pretty cool!)
Peeling off the labels was a piece of cake!  I just used a bit of Goo Gone to completely remove the label stickiness.  Love that stuff!
Next, I found some darling Halloween images in the Silhouette library.  I found several jack-o-lantern faces for each of the orange soaps.  And a haunted house for the purple soap.  I used the Silhouettte Studio to size the images correctly...
And then I cut them out of black vinyl using my Silhouette machine.  (If you don't have a Silhouette, you could do something very similar using black stickers or even by printing and applying a transparency.)
Then I applied the vinyl to each soap.
I added a bow to each soap, and that was it!
I plan on giving these out as little gifts to teachers and friends.
A simple project... but these will add so much fun and festivity to our house!

HUGE Silhouette Deal & What’cha Cooking Wednesday

Happy spring!

I forgot to mention yesterday how thrilled I am for spring's official arrival. We are soaking up lots of warm weather lately and playing outside with every chance we can get!  For weeks, Little Man has been asking what day spring starts. Now he is dying to know when he can expect the ice cream truck in our neighborhood once again!

I have just a few items of business this wonderful Wednesday!  I look out for my readers and when I catch wind of an amazing deal... well, I am dying to share it with you!

The most common question I am asked is how I feel about the Silhouette!  Well, I honestly adore it with all of its amazing capabilities!  I am dying for my very own CAMEO and if we weren't saving our pennies for a house, I would jump on this deal today!  Please let me live vicariously through you...

Starting tonight at midnight, you can purchase a Silhouette CAMEO™ plus the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software for just $269.  Normally, the retail value of both items would be $350!  Plus, if you already own a CAMEO, you can score 50% off the software using the same code. But you must follow this link in order to purchase using this special deal:  http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/blog-de-3.aspx

Enter code "OOPSEY" in order to redeem this excellent deal!  This will only be good from March 22-28 so act fast!  You will be saving some serious moola here!

You will LOVE the new Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software!  Here are a few amazing features:

* You can open, manipulate, and cut .svg files.

* You can create your own rhinestone designs.

* You can sketch tools to convert designs into several styles of sketchable art.

* The software includes creative knife tools to allow you to clip designs using different patterns.

* There is an enhanced eraser set to modify designs with more precision.

* You can use a built-in ruler and guide lines for precise alignment and drawing.

Here are some of my favorite projects using the Silhouette:

Chevron "Ho ho ho" plate

London skyline t-shirt

Halloween hand soap

Also... tune in tonight on my Facebook page. I want to try something new.  I'm going to start What'cha Cooking Wednesday?  I am always inspired around dinner time when I ask my Facebook fans what they are cooking for dinner.  You people are gourmets!  While I'm cooking hot dogs, I hear about leg of lamb!

So starting tonight around 4:00 PM MST, I'm going to ask you what you're cooking!  Leave a comment with what you're cooking for dinner and maybe a link if you have one.  I can't wait to get some new menu ideas from YOU!

See you tonight!

Wednesday’s Wowzers {10}

Hey party people!

Thanks for joining me today for Wednesday's Wowzers!  I can't wait to see what you have been working on this past week.  I am loving seeing all of the spring projects pop up all over the blogisphere!

Wednesday's Wowzers is brought to you today by Violette Field Threads.  This lovely shop is brimming with incredible PDF patterns and tutorials for accessories, dresses, and flowers.  If you have a little girl, you absolutely must check this out.  Love.

It was another incredible party, people!  The most viewed link from last week's party was {drumroll please!}:

Mom Endeavors' Dr. Seuss Craft and Activities

Dr. Seuss was a hot topic last week, and Sara has some super cute ideas!

Here are some of my other favorite features of the week:

Green Lovelies

1 - St. Paddy's Wreath @ She's {Kinda} Crafty

2 - Irish Blessing Printable @ Sweet C's Designs

3 - Chocolate Mint Cupcakes @ Sugar Bean Bakers

4 - Cake Pops O' Gold @ Chicken Scratchy

5 - Mint chocolate cookies & cream fudge @ Inside BruCrew Life

6 - Lucky block @ The Happy Scraps

Spring Lovelies

7 - Vibrant spring mantle @ Positively Splendid

8 - Wooden wall art @ Not So Homemade

9 - Forcing spring branches @ Nest of Posies

Creative Lovelies

10 - Adoption date art @ Just Another Raney Day

11 - Jewelry medicine cabinet @ Sew Dang Cute

12 - Party hats @ I Gotta Create

13 - Refashioned ruffle skirt @ Artsy Fartsy Mama

14 - Ruffle Pillow @ Watch Out For the Woestmans

15 - Making black raspberry soap @ These Moments of Mine

Now let's get this party started!!

Stop by someone's blog today and tell them hello!  Let's spread the love...

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Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

It has literally taken me all week to download and edit the crazy amount of photos I took at Little Man's birthday parties last weekend.  I'm beginning to think I have a real photo problem.  Photographers Anonymous, perhaps? Anyway, there were so many fun things I wanted to share about this party, so this post is a long time in coming!

We had SO much fun with this Mickey Mouse theme!  Are you ready to {finally!} see the details??

Who hasn't had a Mickey Mouse birthday party?!  This was my dilemma in planning this party.  I wanted to steer clear of the commercial Mickey party gear and somehow reinvent this classic party.  It took some work and planning, but I think I was more excited on party day than Little Man!

Isn't he the cutest little Mouseketeer you've ever seen?!

Little Man's favorite part were his Mickey gloves!  I sewed them out of white felt and simply used a sharpie to draw on the lines.  Little Man wore these for 3 days straight!  He loved them!

Mickey Mouse invite with stitched pocket!  You can see the full tutorial for our Mickey Mouse invitations here.

Our party was all about red, black, and white with polk-a-dots!  We decorated our "un-mantle" with a quick pennant banner, some wooden letters, my mason jar apothecary jars, my wooden frames from Cut it Out, and of course Mickey!

This is my favorite part!

I created a Mickey Mouse backdrop for our food table using a vinyl tablecloth.  I love the paper lanterns with the buntings and the Mickey shape!  Can I tell you my secret to cheap party decor??  Wrapping paper!  I love using wrapping paper as my go-to source for decor.  There are 3 types of wrapping paper in this photo!  I use it for everything!

Our party table!

Just like last year, I created a birthday subway art centered around the birthday theme.  Did you know that there are real Disney fonts?  This Walt Disney font and these Mickey Mouse fonts were the stars of this subway art!

Edited to add:  Yes, I do sell a digital version of this Mickey Mouse subway art.  I can customize it for your child's birthday.  Please e-mail me for details!

On every.single.picture of Little Man in the house, we added little Mickey Mouse ears!  I keep finding random pictures around the house with Mickey Mouse ears!

This sign was propped up outside our front door.  I created this image in Photoshop and just modpodged the photo to a wooden plaque.

Remember this chicken wire frame?  I displayed pictures of Little Man from the last year and used the buntings to tie in the colors of the party with polk-a-dot ribbons.

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Printable Scratch-off Card {Easy Peasy Valentine}

We made it, folks!  It's finally Friday.  And that makes me one happy girl!

Today we are snuggled inside watching the snow fall outside.

Today's easy peasy valentine could be adapted as a Valentine's Day card for anyone you love.  This would be fun to make for your hubby, your kids, your parents, or even a friend!  I created this card for my hubby, intending to give this to him on February 5.  This way, he can scratch off 1 heart every day until Valentine's Day!  (Of course you could start this at any time!)

Everyone loves to scratch off a card.  Lottery tickets.  Prizes.  Is it the element of surprise that we love?!  Anyway, I knew my husband would love the idea!

To create your own scratch-off card, you will need:

-- Clear contact paper

-- Silver metallic paint

-- Dish soap

-- Your design {I'll share my printable if you would like to use that!}

--Scrapbook paper or cardstock to mount the card

First, I created this template in Photoshop.  If you would like to download your own, just click here.  Using Photoshop, use the text tool to write the reasons why you love that special someone inside the hearts.  (You could also write the reasons by hand.)

Print out your design on cardstock. I cut mine down to 5x7.

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Wednesday’s Wowzers

Hey friends!

It's time for our Wednesday check-in!  I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend!  We were surrounded by lots of love, family, and fabulous food!  We celebrated with my in-laws, and each of the siblings and their significant others prepared a dish.  (Our motto was Divide and Conquer!)  Mr. Oopsey Daisy and I prepared the pies--they were delicious!  All week long, Little Man played with cousins and his new best friend:  Papa and Nana's boxer dog, Snickers.

I am still getting my bearings this week.  The last week has been a complete rollercoaster.  We went to Disneyland in California on Tuesday.  Three days and 3 airports later, I was at my Grandmother's funeral in Utah.  I am a bit behind when it comes to Christmas decorating, but we'll get there.

Here are a few great ideas I found to get my inspiration going...

Oh.my.word!  Everything about this marshmallow wonderland vignette is incredible.  I love those trees.  I love the colors.  I even love the stars.  But that subway art sign is incredible!!!  You can see all of the details at Today's Fabulous Finds.

This adorable Christmas frame wreath has Lil' Luna written all over it, don't you think?  I love those accordion-folded Christmas trees!  Darling!

I'm kind of an advent junkie.  I just can't get enough great ideas!  If you're like me, you definitely need to check out this Christmas present advent at Creation Corner.  I love that adorable baker's twine!

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Make Your Own Baggies {I Can Teach My Child}

Jenae is a former first grade teacher turned stay-at-home Mama to two precious (and wild and crazy) little boys. She loves spending time with her family and sharing fun and educational ideas with other parents and caregivers on her blog I Can Teach My Child!

Baggies are an inevitable part of life with children. Whether you are packing a school lunch or throwing Cheerios in a diaper bag, baggies are a must for every parent.
Instead of using disposable baggies, though, try making your own! It's super easy and takes about 20 minutes tops! Plus, one benefit of these baggies is that they are insulated!
Here's what you'll need:
A picnic tablecloth (the kind with the felt on the back),
Sew-on velcro (I used 1/2 inch...I think),
Pins, a sewing machine, and thread!
Optional: Rotary cutter and mat.
1. Cut a section from your very large tablecloth...no smaller than 16x9 inches.
It will be easier to work with if you start off with a small piece.

Wednesday’s Wowzers: Late Night Inspiration

Are you ready to be wowed??

It's almost 2 a.m., and I promised my hubby I'd be in bed hours ago.  But I've been collecting a bit of inspiration to share with you today.  Just a few of my favorites from blogging land...

This rose soap petal flower from The 36th Avenue is absolutely exquisite!  And guess what?  It's made from dollar store materials!

 

This printable Father's Day card couldn't be any more perfect for a man!  Go check out 30 Days for the download.

 

My friend Susan from Living With Punks is hosting a fantastic series--it's all about scrapping your stash!  I am totally inspired by these whimsical key chains that Craftiness Is Not Optional shared.  They would be the perfect addition to any gift.

 

I adore these 4th of July sparklers cupcakes.  I'm feeling more patriotic already!  See the beautiful tutorial at Two Shades of Pink.

 

Bev (from Flamingo Toes) has done it again!  I always love her dish towels.  But this dish towel has a matching ruffled apron that I am coveting!  Well done, Bev!

 

In the spirit of Summer Camp, each week I'll leave you with a literature-based idea.  I love this cup painting inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Isn't it darling?!  Go see more fun ideas at I Can Teach My Child.

I hope you feel inspired... I know I do!  Now it's off to bed for this night owl.

Happy Wednesday!

Ten Blogging Tips

No doubt about it, I am completely BLESSED to do what I love.


I actually get to wake up each morning and make stuff... and then share it with YOU!  I have the opportunity to connect with other creative minds.  I am so blessed, and I tell myself this every day.

But I am still no expert.  I am learning new things each day. But occasionally I receive e-mails with questions from newbie bloggers.  Today, I am sharing what has worked for me.  So this is me on my soapbox with ten of my best blogging tips!

1.  No one will magically find your blog.  You simply have to put yourself (and your links!) out there.  This takes a bit of work on your end.  I attribute most of my blog's early growth to my participation in link parties.  I regularly linked up to every link party that I could find, and this introduced other bloggers to Oopsey Daisy.  Don't forget to be social at the parties!  Thank your party host, make some friends, and go visit other blogs.  You can visit my link parties page to see what link parties I support.

2. True confessions:  When I began blogging, I was afraid to feature others.  I viewed other bloggers as competition.  I was oh so wrong!  My friend Shelley said it best:  "There is enough internet for all of us!"  Bloggers are networkers, and connecting with other bloggers will only help your own blog to grow.  When I started my Wednesday's Wowzers weekly feature, I was pleasantly surprised that I often gained support by featuring others' work.  Readers love seeing new ideas, and they will appreciate your good taste.  I promise you that blogging karma is real.  What goes around comes around!  When you feature another's work, they are more likely to remember you and pay it forward.

Blog Swap with Positively Splendid

Oh my friends, I am delighted to share one of my favorite bloggers with you today!  Besides being *crazy* talented, Amy is one of the sweetest people I know.  She is a diamond in the rough. I just know you're going to love her!
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Hello, Oopsey Daisy readers! My name is Amy, and my home in the blogging neighborhood is known as Positively Splendid.
I am just an average girl striving daily to appreciate the simple pleasures of life by creating something beautiful, meaningful, or delicious. I love to share crafting and sewing tutorials, but I also dabble in cooking, home decorating and organizing. I would absolutely love for you to stop in for a visit sometime!
I truly covet the blogging friendship Alison and I have developed over the course of the last year or so. She is such a gem, and her blog is a true reflection of that! I am so delighted to be posting here today.
There must be something in the air, because where I am, it seems to be raining babies! The cost of baby shower gifts can certainly add up, so today I thought I'd share a little idea to upcycle something you might already have on hand to creative an inexpensive, yet unique and thoughtful gift.
For this project, you will need...

An empty beverage carrier
Coordinating patterned papers
Scrapbooking adhesive and/or glue
Paper trimmer and scissors
Ruler and pencil
Chipboard letters and/or letter stickers
Ribbon
Gift items to fill your finished carrier (see below for some ideas)
step 1 / Measure the length and width of all of the sides of your beverage carrier, and trim pieces of patterned paper to these dimensions. Also measure the length and width of the rectangle surrounding the carrying handle of the your holder, as seen below, and trim 2 pieces of paper to these dimensions, one for the front and the back. If one of the sides if your carrier is oddly shaped as mine was, trace the side onto the back of your patterned paper.
step 2 / Trim the flaps away from the carrying handle of your carrier, as shown. Cut out all of the remaining traced pieces, if you haven't already.
step 3 / Precisely align one of the small handle rectangles in the handle portion of your carrier, with the right side of your paper facing out. Use a pencil to trace the shape of the handle, and then trim this piece away. Adhere this handle piece to your carrier. Repeat on the side of the handle.
step 4 / Adhere your remaining to paper pieces to your carrier to their respective sides in a similar manner, taking care to ensure all sides are precisely aligned. At this point, you can be finished, or you can continue to step 5 and gussy you carrier up a bit!
step 5 / Apply strips of coordinating patterned paper to all sides of your carrier, if desired. (Just be sure when using strips that they are all lined up at each corner of your carrier!) Now, apply chipboard letters and/or letter stickers to the front and back of your carrier. Because I wanted one side of the carrier's content to be filled with items for Mama and the other with items for Baby, I decided to label mine, "For You," and "For Baby." Use your imagination! Finish everything up with a bright bow. Your carrier is finished!

Now, fill your carrier with the items of your choosing. Soaps, lotions and super-soft washcloths are great options for baby, while luxurious items like bubble bath and a loofah are terrific for the new mom!

Thank you so much, Alison, for having me over today! It's been tons of fun. :)
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Amy

www.positivelysplendid.com
Twitter: @splendidamy

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