Daisy Decals Giveaway – CLOSED

Congratulations to Lisa and Erika!

I can't wait to introduce you to a new favorite etsy shop!

Daisy Decals is a mother-and-daughter team.  This stay-at-home Mom and struggling college student love all things creative--especially with a retro flair.  They love designing decals together and bringing vintage images to new media.  They love creating vinyl that bring back old memories or strike up an interest in the past.

 

This week I had the opportunity to try 2 of my very own decals.  I love receiving packages in the mail.  So I was thrilled to find these lovelies in my mailbox.  The directions were very thorough, and they were so easy to apply!  I had worried that considering the detailed images, they would be more difficult to apply.  But it was simple!  I love this retro typewriter decal, and it's found a new home on my Macbook Pro.

 

I also received this retro camera iPad decal.  Super cute right?!

Here are just a few more designs available in the Daisy Decals shop:

I seriously love.them.all!

By the way, I am in trouble with Little Man.  He took a peek while I was selecting my own decals.  He really wanted the Volkswagon Bus, and was sadly disappointed when I selected some different options instead.

I had the most difficult time selecting just two decals because they are all fabulous!  And there are so many beautiful colors of vinyl to choose from.  Although these decals are shown on computer devices (and all Mac products, too!), there are countless ways to use them.  You could use these decals on message boards, notebooks, cars, etc.!  So even if you don't have a laptop or iPad, the possibilities are endless.

Today the lovely ladies at Daisy Decals are offering TWO Oopsey Daisy readers TWO decals of their choice.  Fabulous right?!

Here is how you can win 2 decals of your choice:

{There will be 2 winners here!}

1.  Check out Daisy Decals' etsy shop.  What is your favorite item?  Come back and leave a comment here.

2.  Where do you want to apply your decal {remember that it doesn't have to be on a laptop or iPad}?  Leave your ideas in a comment here.

This giveaway will remain open until Tuesday, May 16 at midnight.

Both giveaway winners will be announced via Twitter, e-mail, and updated on the original post.

That's it! Have a happy day!

$40 Gift Certificate Giveaway {Uppercase Living} – CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed.

Congratulations to Doreen, comment #29!

Happy Thursday.

It's giveaway day!

Today I want to introduce you to Uppercase Living, a company specializing in vinyl lettering.  Kelly Koons is an independent demonstrator for Uppercase Living.

Kelly says, "Uppercase Living is all about inspiring and uplifting the lives of others on a daily basis.  We offer designs that will strengthen, brighten and encourage.  Our words write a story, remind us of people, places and experiences that have shaped who we are.

The product that we provide is vinyl that can be adhered anywhere your heart desires.  You can choose from already created expressions or invent your own.  We also have the ability to print photos, color images, and many many other things.  You are your own creator and designer.  With all of the different items that Uppercase Living offers, your options are unlimited.  It will blend into any decor.
The vinyl is durable and so easy to apply.  Once you have the vinyl applied, it looks like you have actually painted the expression without the mess."
Here are some samples of what you might create at Uppercase Living:
Fun vinyl for children's spaces.
Unique and personalized signs.
You can customize your own vinyl lettering or select something from the online catalog.
Some lovely gift options!
There are so many fantastic products in the Uppercase Living shop!  Today, Kelly Koons is offering a great prize to an oopsey daisy reader--a $40 gift certificate!

Here is how you can win a $40 Gift Certificate to Uppercase Living:

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1.  Create an account at Uppercase Living.  Leave a comment and let me know.

2. Check out some of Uppercase Living's lovely products in the shop.  Let me know what catches your eye.  Leave a comment and let me know.

3.  Share this giveaway and let me know in a comment.  If you are a tweeter, feel free to copy and paste this tweet:

Win $40 in vinyl lettering from Uppercase Living at @OopseyDaisy917. http://bit.ly/HKWAZD #giveaway 

This giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, April 18 at midnight.

Giveaway winners are announced via Twitter, on the original blog post, and e-mailed directly.

Good luck!

Vinyl Crafts Giveaway – Closed

This giveaway is now closed.

Congratulations to Janet, comment #93!

Happy Thursday!!

I can't wait to introduce you to a talented lady with a fabulous etsy shop... and you may just find something you need for the holidays!! 🙂

 

Meet the amazing Becky!

Becky writes...

"I am happily married to one amazing man and mom to nine incredible children. My days are filled with all the wonders, joys and frustrations that come with a house full of people ranging in age from teenagers to babies. The creative outlet this shop provides helps balance out my sanity {and I realize “sanity” and “nine children” are not often used in the same paragraph}

I have taken my love for home décor and my love of crafts and combined them to produce the items you see in my shop. I hope you will find something you enjoy and that can add beauty to your home."

I adore everything in Becky's shop.  She specializes in signs, vinyl lettering, and subway art.  Besides the incredible items already in her shop, Becky also takes custom orders. (This might just make a perfect Christmas gift!  Hint, hint!)

I know what you need now:  A bit of eye candy.  Well, here goes:

I LOVE this Christmas subway art sign.  Amazing right??

These zinnia flower silhouettes are handpainted and simply lovely!!

I would have so much fun customizing a family subway art board like this one!

 Becky is generously giving one Oopsey Daisy reader $60 to spend in her shop!!  Wow!  You can do some serious damage with $60!!

Here is how you can win $60 to Vinyl Crafts:

** Required entry ** 

Go visit my friend Becky at Vinyl Crafts.  What catches your eye?  Just leave a comment and let me know.

Additional entries:

1.  Like Vinyl Crafts on Facebook.  Let them know that Oopsey Daisy sent you!

2.  Spread the word on Facebook or Twitter about this giveaway.  Leave a comment and let me know!

This giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, November 16 at midnight.  Winner will be announced on Facebook/Twitter.

Best of luck!

PS Go stop by Creations By Kara today and see her lovely Creative Carousel project!

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!

Say It Your Way Vinyl Giveaway – Giveaway Now Closed

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations, Donna Bowes!

Woot!  Woot!  It's giveaway day!

I can't wait to introduce you to something new!

As crafters, don't we all love vinyl?!  I know I do!!

Say it Your Way is my new favorite vinyl shop!  They can make anything! No really... you can custom design your very own quote with your own choice of colors and fonts.  Awesome, right??  Whatever you need, this shop has  it!

At Say it Your Way, you can find...

--Sweet vinyl for your children's rooms.

--Romantic vinyl for your room.

--Hilarious vinyl for your laundry room.

--Vinyl for inspiration.

--And fun vinyl for every season and holiday!

This weekend is definitely YOUR chance to score some cheap vinyl!  Here's how:

If you enter the code oopsey10, you can get 10% off the Say It Your Way etsy shop.  Or mention the code in an e-mail when ordering or on Facebook to get 10% off! PLUS Say is Your Way is being featured on Heartsy this Saturday, so look for even more amazing deals!  Lots of ways to save!

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Tuxedo Onesie

This is a tutorial I originally posted at The Scrap Shoppe.  You may remember the tuxedo t-shirt that I posted about months ago.  Well, here is the baby version!

Introducing the tuxedo onesie!

This is my new favorite go-to baby gift.
Come along with me and see how to make your own...
The hardest part of this entire project was coming up with a tuxedo silhouette.
I searched Google images, and came up with nothing.
So I designed my very first silhouette inside of Photoshop!
This may not sound difficult, but it was no small feat for me.
Next, I imported my silhouette design into my Sure Cuts a Lot software.
When using heat transfer vinyl, you actually create a mirror image of your original before you cut it.
I was careful to measure the onesies and make the tuxedo images fit accordingly.

End of the Year Teacher’s Gift

I know... I know!  Little Man is just 2 years old.
We don't have any teachers in our lives right now.
And to be honest, I don't even want to think of that phase of our lives yet!
But this is an idea I am bookmarking for the future Alison.
Teacher appreciation got my mind a-spinning with cute ideas for teachers.  We can never show our teachers we care TOO much! Here is one gift I would have LOVED as a teacher for the end of the school year!  It's cute and meaningful--but useful, too.  As the school year is wrapping up, here is one quick and easy teacher's gift that is sure to show you care!
In the beginning, I wanted to do a typography with the message "2 Cool 4 School."  But duh, our teachers are totally cool, and we need them in our schools!  Then I remembered my friend Amy's adorable typography and realized that I could tweak this for a teacher's gift, too!
The end of a school year is a bit of a rollercoaster for a teacher.  This message is so fitting because after all, I really did worry that my students would forget me.  This message hits home.
I'm proud to say that this gift is a cheapie! I bought this generic-brand hand sanitizer at the grocery store.
I was lucky to be able to peel the labels off easily.  I was armed with my Goo Gone just in case, but this peeled off without any trouble at all.
After designing my vinyl in my Sure Cuts a Lot program, I cut the vinyl on my Cricut.  I had some scraps of black vinyl on hand, so I used those.  I also had a tiny scrap of red vinyl that I used for the numerals.

 

I always find that using contact paper is the easiest way to apply vinyl so it is not crooked!
I tied a red ribbon around the top, and
TA-DAH!
A quick and easy gift that shows your teachers how much you've appreciated them throughout the school year.
An A+ gift for sure!
For more vinyl tips, see my Vinyl 101 post here.
Happy Monday!

 

Hanging With My Peeps

I simply didn't fight it... This time around, I busted out this holiday shirt with pride!  Easter simply wouldn't be Easter without peeps, right?!  Little Man's Grandpa already introduced him to peeps, so he got excited about his peeps shirt right away.
Yes, my Little Man immediately recognized the sicky-sweet, sugary, gooey marshmallow bunny-shaped treats.  And this makes me very proud.  That's just how we roll 'round here...
This shirt represents another perfect marriage of Silhouette's heat transfer flocked vinyl with my lovely Cricut!  Yes, it's true.  Silhouette and Cricut CAN be happy together!  My opinion of Silhouette just keeps on improving... I even met the handsome Silhouette Team at Creative Estates. (They were really the only dudes there!)
Want to make your own shirt?  Come along, my friends...

Mr. Lucky Shirt {Using Heat Transfer Vinyl}

Oh how I love the gals at eighteen25!  Their Silhouette t-shirts absolutely rock my world!  When I saw their latest and greatest St. Patrick's Day shirts, I got sucked in.
If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know I have a strange kind of addiction.  I always promise myself that I will stop making special occasion shirts for Little Man.  But somehow, at the last minute, I always feel compelled to make some kind of shirt for him to wear.

I have used all kinds of different methods.  Freezer paper stencils.  Appliques.  But over the holidays, I purchased Silhouette's flocked heat transfer vinyl for the first time.  This stuff is magic. I absolutely can't get enough of it!  (Yes, I purchase Silhouette materials to use on my Cricut. Ha ha!  If the Silhouette crew would ever like to hook me up, I would be more than willing to make a complete conversion from Cricut to Silhouette products!)
I simply designed my vinyl, cut it on the Cricut, and then followed the instructions to iron it on to the t-shirt.  The flocked vinyl has a fun, velvety feeling to it.
Little Man already wore this shirt Saturday at Denver's St. Patrick's Day Parade--which, by the way, was the best parade I've ever attended!
Are you or your family wearing anything special for St. Patrick's Day?
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