I've created a coordinating quick page to the Hello Foxy digital scrapbooking kit for you guys to download and enjoy for FREE! Quick pages are a great way to scrapbook if you don't have a lot of time. Just pop in your own photos using a photo editing or scrapbook program and save and print.
Right now at "Scrapbook Please" they are having a great sale. You can get 12x12 prints for just $0.99! Which is amazing. This is where I get my prints at a steal, so I thought I should give you guys a heads up on it as well.
Please remember all my images and design are for personal use only. You are more than welcome to post your finished pages on your blog, I'd love to see what you made so feel free to email me a link to your projects at everydaymomideas at hotmail dot com.
This quick page is available for free, all I ask is that you please leave a comment in return.
Thank you. Happy Scrap'N
Download QP from MediaFire Here
We had so much fun filming this Christmas music video on Christmas eve, we are thinking that it might become a new family tradition to film a new music video every other year when we all get together for Christmas. It only took up two hours to film and an extra hour to edit, and now it has become the highlight of our Christmas holiday.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it.
Why We Loved 2011
May 2012 be just as good.
"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." -Oliver Wendell Holms
I met my very best friend when I was nine years old in a very small town in Utah. I was fortunate to grow up with her and remain dear friends now twenty years later. Sadly enough, she moved to Florida six years ago for a fresh start and new opportunities. Somehow we have kept our friendship alive despite the mile between us and I can still tell her my deepest secrets and find the most loving comfort in our phone calls.
She has a lot of friends and family here in Utah, and she is much loved and missed. When she comes for a visit it is like Micky Mouse just arrived at Disney land. You have to wait your turn to be graced with her presence because she is in such high demand here. And when she inevitable has to return to Florida and to the life she has created for herself, its as if someone has shot my puppy... every time. And I know it is equally hard for her. And she too wishes Florida and Utah could somehow combine itself and she could have both the life that she wants with the people she loves. So I designed this very fitting print just for her. Each heart representing a place in Utah where she has either friends or family that love her deeply and want her to be happy no matter where her journey in life takes her.
Merry Christmas Michelle
Last year I tried to go with a red themed Christmas tree and this year I wanted to switch it up and did a gold themed Christmas tree so I had all these left over red tree bulbs so I was just thrilled when I came across this picture on printest!
Thanks for the great idea. We are loving our new window display. And they are just perfect with my red couches!
I am Oregon's biggest fan! My husband and I took our little family on vacation there two years ago and it has stayed in our hearts ever since. To this date it has been our favorite trip we have ever taken. So when I was trying to come up with a art piece for my illustrator class my thought kept taking me back to this wonderful seaside state. I was inspired by the style of this piece from another artwork I found on pintrest.
I have really been into this kind of style lately, and can't seem to get enough of it! You can check out more of my graphic design inspirations here at pintrest. (totally obsessed)
Here is a look at the finished product before it went to print...
I was fortunate enough to get this printed on canvas thanks to Canvas4Life!
They offer custom canvas and an super easy uploading process where you get to see your custom canvas just the way it will look once its finished.
I thought it was worth noting some of the free services that are included when you order your canvas from Canvas4Life. I've ordered from other canvas company's and have not seen this many free services included with the canvas print order.
Canvas4Life is also offering all EMI readers this 10% off coupon code for you to use on your next order.
Couponcode for 10% off: everydaymom10
Once you get to the checkout page of thier website, it will ask if there is any promo code available. Once entered, 10% off will automatically apply to your order.
I am so excited to get to see my work on print. It just encourages me to continue with my education and reach my goal of graduating as a bonafide graphic designer in 2013. I hope to be showing you guys more of my upcoming work in the future, and getting your thought on it.
This is perfect for neighbor presents. I made eight sets of nativity magnets, and did it all under five dollars. If your wanting to focus your Christmas and gift giving toward the baby Jesus instead of Santa, this is a great solution. Its like your your own little nativity set just for your fridge, who wouldn't love that!
I've also included a free printable to make it even easier for you to make these.Nativity Magnet Printable
Clear or green flat gems (found at dollar store)
Follow these simple and fast steps...
1. Use the clear gem magnets to trace and cut out the printable images
2. Then glue each nativity image to the back of the clear flat gems
3. When your finished gluing all the images to the clear gems, its time to hot glue the magnets to the back of the imaged gems. Then your done!
Hope you have fun with this, and may we all remember the real reason for the season.
Now that the Christmas cards are rolling in, you've got to figure out what to do with them. Here are five fun and super unique Christmas card displays that you can do yourself...
This last one is my favorite!
Now if you want something really simple and quick that will also look pretty just staple a pretty ribbon to your wall with a bow on top and just staple the cards to it as they come in the mail like we do every year...
Here is another awesome-handy-something that I recently came across called The Slice. The first thing I thought was "how can such a simple little thing have so many features! This little gadget cuts coupons, great for scrapbooking, and cutting out newspaper articles. My favorite thing is not only does it have a whole for it to go on your key ring but its also magnetic! I must have left it in my pocket and did not realized it and I ended up accidentally washing it! My son found it the next day magnetized to the inside of the dryer door just waiting to be found. My son's all "Wow, mom look what I found stuck to the dryer!" I said "Hey I was looking for that" That was the moment I realized just how cool this little thing is. Even though I pretty sure the magnet was put in the Slice so that you could put it on the fridge not find it in the dryer. But hey! to each their own. Oh, and bonus: the ceramic blade is finger friendly.
So here is to women and the contents of their purses, and may every woman find her very own awesome-handy-something.
What is your awesome-handy-something?
MyPix2Canvas is giving one of you lucky EMI readers a free 11x14 canvas print -a $56.22 value!
These canvas prints can be the perfect design for a playroom, family photo wall or a kid’s room. With MyPix2Canvas, the winner will be able to transform his or her personal picture into a beautiful, high quality canvas photo print simply by uploading their digital image and following the easy-to-use guided process on MyPix2Canvas.com!
As a graphic designer I've explored and used a couple of different printing services out there and what I like about MyPix2Canvas is that there are four different options for their edge treatment. I have not seen a mirror wrap option anywhere else ( The edges are mirrored on the sides, giving a gallery wrap appearance without losing any of the image. This option may not be suitable for every image.)
Their unique website also lets you view your print through each option stage, letting you see your actual print with the different options applied to it, not just at the end. I also really liked how simple and easy they made each step- very frustration free. And when I got my print you could see the high quality right off, the canvas frame alone was very sturdy, and the print quality and canvas material was outstanding.
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In Digital Scrapbooking ,
Download this fun Christmas themed digital scrapbooking for free now available through media fire for download.
Some of you had a hard time downloading this kit from 4shared so I decided to re-release it through Media Fire.
All EMI kits, designs and images are strictly for personal use only. Please do not redistribute my images in anyway without my express permission. You can email me any of your questions at everydaymomideas at hotmail dot com. And I would be happy to help or work something out with you.
Merry Christmas I hope you enjoy!
I've been wanting to do something like this for myself for years. I had this old desk from when I was teenager and it has been really loved and used over the years. I've been brain storming for years on what I was going to do with it and knew that I needed to think about the other furnishings that would be going with it in order to pick the right color combinations.
Here is a before picture of my desk...
I am just loving the new colors, they are so happy and remind me of happy spring/summer days at the beach.
If you want to learn how to make the mega magnet board or the graphic iron on cushion chair you can check out these step by step tutorials I posted previously.
And remember to not be afraid to go bold!