April Facebook Live Event

 

Thanks for joining me for my April 2019 10 Days of Facebook Lives Event. 

I challenged myself to do 10 straight days of Facebook Lives with a couple of goals in mind:

  • Get better at lives. They say the more you do them the better you get.
  • Show you behind the scenes how I make some of your favorite designs
  • Give you a sneak peek of new Summer Designs that are available to purchase on the site.

You can come here for a recap of each day and the supplies used.

Be sure you are following me on FaceBook to watch the event live and on Instagram to watch the nightly afterparty recap!

 Day 1

We're painting a new pineapple design.

Get the pineapple shape template free here 

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Purchase your own pineapple here'

Day 2

 Spring is here so why not  add these pretty flowers to your door décor.

Purchase your own flower here

Purchase flower template

Purchase blank 

 

Day 3

Cactus Door Hanger

Let's paint a cactus!

Purchase your very own cactus here

Purchase  cactus template

Purchase Cactus Wood Cut Out to make your own

Watch on FaceBook. 

  Day 4

We're painting a colorful Striped Hello Summer Sign. This design is available in two different shapes. Each sign can be customized in colors that match your Summer Decor.. 

 

Purchase the Circle Hello Summer Sign

Purchase the Square Hello Summer Sign

 

Day 5

I can't believe we're almost half way done with our 10 days of Facebook Lives. Let's make some signs for mom tonight. Make sure you shop our Mother's Day Sale this weekend.  

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Day 6

We’re having a Paint Pour Party. Join me and my kids Rikaia and Kameron as we channel our inner Bob Ross

 

Day 7

We’re Live in the Cut Shop! Rodney is showing off our new CNC and cutting the popsicle that I’ll be cutting on day 8.

We are adding more and more Unfinished Cutouts   and templates to the website which for our crafty and maker friends 

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Day 8

Let’s paint a popsicle!

Purchase Finished Popsicle-- Coming Soon!

Purchase Pineapple Unfinished Cutout

Purchase Pineapple PrintableTemplate 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Personalized Craft Apron

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If you are anything like me,I would bet you are a messy painter. I usually end up with paint in my hair and worst of all on my clothes. I can't tell you how many shirts or pants in my closet have paint on them. So I did what any smart crafty mama would do, I went out and got myself an apron. But who needs a plain old apron when you can jazz it up with a little color and pzazz! So Silhouette Cameo to the rescue. In under 30 minutes, I now have a cute apron that saves my clothes from paint and helps me promote my business.

 Here are the supplies I used:

Apron

I found these super cute aprons on Amazon that are available in a variety of colors.

Heat Transfer Vinyl  

I got my vinyl for this project from Michaels because I did not want to wait on it to be delivered. If you have a day or two to wait, I would recommend that you check out on Amazon or order from one of the online sources in my Ultimate Crafters Resource List.

Teflon Sheet   

Silhouette Cameo

I use this to cut my design. You could also use other cutters like teh Cricut Maker.

Silhouette Cutting Mat 

Weeding tools 

Iron: Any household iron will work.

 Here's how I did it. Or, you can watch the video below for the tutorial.

1.Select the design of your choice. A great way to find a design is by searching on Etsy. If you are using a cutting machine like a Silhouette Cameo or Cricut be sure to search for a design that comes in a "svg" or "dxf: format. I also love searching Hungry JPEG for designs and fonts. You could get lost searching through all their beautiful designs.

2. Import your design into the software of your choice and size it appropriately. I used a Silhouette Cameo to cut my design.

3. Cut and weed the design. Each machine will vary on the settings to use to cut your design. Make sure you do a test cut to determine if adjustments to the default cut settings need to be made.Tip: Make sure that you mirror your design prior to cutting. Also, be sure to place your vinyl glossy side down or dull color side up on the mat.

4. Place the design in the desired location and cover it with a Teflon sheet. The teflon sheet helps prevent the heat transfer vinyl from getting stuck to your iron. If you do not have one you can use a towel. Make sure you turn your iron on and to the highest setting. Do not use the steam setting.

    5. Press the design on high heat using all of your weight while moving the iron across the design. Do this until you see the vinyl adhering to the apron. Peel off the clear backing and voila, you have a monogrammed apron.

     I used this item as a treat for myself and honestly to save myself from having to go out and increase my wardrobe to make up for all the paint covered clothes. These personalized aprons would also be a great gift for your favorite crafter, a baker, or even Mother’s Day.

    If you do not have a cutting machine. Don't worry you can still complete this project.  I have found ready-made iron-on transfers at Hobby Lobby and Micheals that you can use to personalize your apron.

    If you loved this fun DIY craft idea, be sure to follow me on Facebook for more live craft sessions.

    Until next time remember,a craft a day keeps the cray cray away!



    April 04, 2019 by Natasha Ross

    My Favorite Chevron Painting Hack

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    Chevron is one of my favorite patterns to paint on my door hangers and DIY projects. I love chevron but chevron is not a big fan of me. I tried to paint them free hand. Let’s just say the results were not pretty. There is something about the angles that I can’t get right. I was never good at geometry in high school. Next, I tried to take my favorite Scotch Painters Tape and make my own chevron pattern. No matter what I did, the pattern never lined up. So I racked my brain, searched online, and finally, I came across Chevron Painters Tape by Frog Tape. Girl, can we say game changer.

     

    I use this chevron painters tape on a lot of my signs that have a chevron pattern now.  I love the dimension that it adds to my Math Door Hanger. Check out the time-lapse video made of me making my Math Door Hanger.

     

    Here are the pros and cons I have found since using the chevron tape:

     Pros:

    • It’s a definite time saver. It’s super easy to place the tape on my sign and paint the pattern. That means there's no more guessing about whether the pattern lines up.
    • Whenever I use this tape I always end up with super sharp lines on my project.
    • There is no sticky residue.
    • One roll goes a long way.because the tape is reusable on multiple projects.

     Con:

    • It’s a little on the pricey side. This is my opinion. You have to gauge if the headache in making your own chevron is worth the price. One way to account for that cost is to reuse the tape on multiple projects.
    Don’t take my word for it. I would try it out for yourself. I think it’s totally worth it because it takes the guesswork out of chevron. If you try it out, let me know what you think about it.
    Do you think I should add it to my Ultimate Resource List for Crafters?

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      Click HERE!

      March 20, 2019 by Natasha Ross

      More Valentines DIY Fun and a Giveaway!!

      Valentine's Monogram Circle Door Hanger

      So just in case you thought I was through with fun Valentines Projects, I have another good one for you.  I love a good monogram. I monogram all the things. This project will be perfect for your door for Valentines on into Spring. 

       Guess what,  I teamed up with a group of crafty lady's to bring you guys 10 Days of Creative Valentine's Facebook Live Series.  Not only do you get 10 great projects, we spiced things up a bit by offering a GIVEAWAY! That's right, we are giving away a $90 Amazon giftcard that would be great to purchase more craft supplies. Because there is no such thing as too many craft supplies, right!

      To enter the Giveaway, click here!

      *Giveaway ends 2/13/2019

      You can purchase the kit or finished door hanger for this project here

       Here's a supply list:

      • Door Hanger Kit  ( kit comes with Cirlcle, Heart, and Monogram)
      • Red, Black, & White Craft Paint (can be purchased at any craft store)
      • Paintbrushes  (You'll need 3 Flat Brushes and smalll Chip Brush, this is one of my favorite sets)
      • Gorilla Glue
      • Aluminum Wire
      • Painters Tape ( I like Scotch Brand Sharp Lines)
      • Sealer ( Rustoleum Matte Sealer)
      • Ribbon
      • Scissors

       If you don't have time to wait on the kit, here are some alternatives

      • 15in Circle Round
      •  Heart Blank & Monogram : Visit Hobby Lobby or Micheals Craft Aisle

      Painting the sign

       

      Finishing up the sign

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      Easy Bow Making Tutorial

      Easy Bow Making Tutorial

      Easy Bow Tutorial
      February 03, 2019 by Natasha Ross
      DIY Valentines Door Hanger Kit

      DIY Valentines Door Hanger Kit

      Question? How do you decorate your door after Christmas? I know,I know, you just took down your Christmas decorations,and it's not exactly Spring. What in the world can you put on your door?  Why not decorate for Valentine's Day? So, I was inspired to make this DIY Valentines Heart Door Hanger Kit!

      You Can Purchase the Kit here.

      Or, buy it already made here.

      If you like to get jiggy with a jigsaw, make sure  to get out FREE Heart template!

      There are numerous ways that you can paint this sign, but you can watch the video below for to learn how to do a super cute design.

       

       

      DIY Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments

      DIY Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments

      DIY Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments
      January 22, 2019 by Natasha Ross

      Welcome to our Blog!

       Hi!! I am so happy you stopped by. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Natasha Ross and I am the owner of Simply Adorable Creations where we help you decorate your home with our door hangers and signs, unleash your crafty side with our DIY craft kits, and more. 
      Here are a few random facts about me:
                                             
                                                            
      • I was born and raised in Alabama where we love Jesus, sweet tea,  and football. Roll Tide!
      • I 'm a lover of all things monogram. I have monograms everywhere. Their on my door, my car, my clothes. You name it I might try to put a monogram on it.
      • I have had many jobs on my way to discovering my creative passion of painting and making all the things. I am a part time X Ray Technologist, which means I have seen many broken bones. In my current day job, I'm a project manager which means I excel at juggling things.
      • I am a ribbon hoarder/addict. If you have seen any of my Facebook Live Videos then you know I have racks on racks of ribbon. 
      • I am a night owl, which means I spend some nights with a paintbrush and a good Netflix or Hulu binge session
      • I love a good DIY project. Do you ever look at something to say to yourself. I bet I could do that. That thought pops in my head all the time. That's probably why I love my Pinterest page,
      • I love what I do. While I did not dream that I would grow up to be a small business owner, I don't think I would have it any other day.

      I have two teenagers, My daughter Rikaia just got her Learners Drivers Permit. (Pray for me). My son Kameron is just turned 14. 
      I have been married to wonderful supportive husband Rodney for 11 years.
      Between juggling a website and Etsy, working a 9-5, managing a household, and finding time to get my craft on,  I am one busy crafty mama. Stay tuned, I will be sharing all things DIY and information that is sure to help other busy crafty mamas calm that chaos that is life! Until then, here are some ways you can find us around the web:
      Shop our Site, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Etsy,
      Keep it Crafty,  
      xoxo
      Natasha