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Don’t forget to button
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so the snowflakes don’t sneak in and tickle you.
(From a poem book she loves: A Meal of the Stars)

While my sister living on the East coast has been buried in snow for months like an eskimo… we’ve had such a mild winter! My tulips are so confused and have already sprouted from the ground.
Looking back, I’m glad that I got off my lazy bum on a sunday afternoon to follow my Q-bear outside on her scooter while she caught snowflakes on her cheeks. Because mother nature hasn’t presented this opportunity very often since then.
There’s just something quite magical about fluffy snowflakes falling from the sky.

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Trying to catch a snowflake on your tongue takes real talent… and a big mouth.
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Happy Sugar High Day!

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So much sweetness going on here today… and not just the sugar coated teeth smiling in these pics. Love my girlies! Hope you’ve had a Happy Valentine’s Day! Collin and I celebrated pretty low key last night at our favorite thai restaurant and then followed up with some Rita’s custard. Today’s been even more chill. I even snuck in a quick nap when no one was looking.

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PHOTOS: Wee Scout Photography

DIY: Lip Print Sweatshirt

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You know when you think a DIY sounds fun and it takes forever and your husband asks, “How many man hours have you put into that?” Well, that was this. But I only worked on it in small periods of time late at night when I should’ve been sleeping so I can see why he thought that it took longer than it did. Spotted some different skirts and even swimming suits with lips on them lately so I wanted to make something similar. Especially since I love V-day and any excuse to not be folding laundry.

how to
-Diecut lips with your Silhouette or Cricut using wax paper.
-Iron on wax paper to the sweatshirt
-Paint the lips using red paint. I used this red paint and it worked really well.
-Peel off wax paper
If you don’t want to iron on the wax paper you could also diecut some stencils from cardstock and hold it on the sweatshirt and continue to press firmly while you paint. Then carefully lift off the sweatshirt. I did some of the lips like that too when I was getting impatient.

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Fun to wear when lounging around the house or I also wore it with a floral skirt.
Don’t ask me why we took so many pics of this…

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Paired it with this cute pencil skirt too and I think I might wear this to Quincey’s Valentine’s class party that I am volunteering at this week. They’re mostly six year olds and still appreciate arts and crafts on clothing. ; ) Like the puffy paint days.

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All I want for V-day is a nap… lol

 

Insta-Winter Mini Album

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Love this simple and beautiful mini album to include your Instagram photos and some minimal embellishments.
Magna Mizera used a We R Memory Keepers mini album that holds 4″x4″ photos and then the smaller page protectors have 2″x2″ inserts. She used Dear Lizzy thickers for the title and then Dear Lizzy stickers through out including the Oh, yeah and Shine.
Magnan is from Cracow, Poland this album is about her everyday life during November and December. She love capturing the simple stuff, everything that makes my life more colorful and meaningful. 

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Self-Timer Shenanigans

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Spent some time in Park City this weekend visiting my great grandma who’s in town from San Diego at my Auntie’s house. During our excursion, I bribed my crew to take a self-timer pic when we stopped for a potty break. (Yes, it’s only an hour trip and we have to stop because someone always has “to go.”)
Scrolled through the pics later and couldn’t believe how perfect everyone’s personalities were captured. I didn’t even know Lola had jumped until I looked at the photos later.
Such a fleeting moment I’ll look back at in ten years and forget how tired I was… and instead ache to experience this day all over again. Just even for one minute. Until they’re all crying at the same time and someones hungry and someone needs to pee and someones throwing a fit then poof—take me back to the future, Ghost of Christmas Past!

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in other news
If you haven’t already, check out my newest online workshop: XOXO Mini AlbumDear Lizzy online workshop

XOXO Mini Album Online Workshop

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I took a break teaching online classes so I am beyond excited about this workshop! It will include a darling kit so you will have all the supplies you need on hand. It’s a 20 page mini book and the class will include video lessons to share some of my favorite mini album techniques.

Here’s a video to share sneak peeks and more about the class!

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XOXO mini album: $48 includes kit + video tutorials
International is welcome!

DATES: Kits will ship Monday, February 9th | Video lessons and instructions will be posted and ready to start class on Friday, February 13th.

The awesome kit Includes:
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12×12 dotted vellum
6 12×12 Patterned Papers
1 12×12 Gold Foil Papers
1 12×12 Transparency
Five sheets of gold foil Alpha Stickers
2 sheets of gold foil stickers
Chipboard
Cardstock
Fabric Shaped Stickers
Pockets
wood veneer heart shapes
Circle gold stickers
Wood Jar chalkboard tag
4×6 Diecut phrase cards
Other embellishments including tags, shaped flowers, sequins, tag stickers.

Upon registering for the class you will receive a list of basic supplies or tools needed and also login info for the class. xoxo, Lizzy

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Chic Camera Bags

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The best part about Johansen Camera bags is that they don’t look like a camera bag. I’ve owned a few of these beauties and am a raving fan. Not only are the dividers inside perfect for camera gear, when I’m on vacation or around town and have to add some personal or kid items and it keeps everything separated.
I brought the Siena on date night last weekend to dinner at one of our favorite mexican restaurants and then grocery shopping. Yeah, it was a sexy night out on the town with groceries and meal planning.

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Window Display For Shabby Apple

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Shabby Apple is a darling shop made of all things a fancy girl dreams of, I’ve been a fan for years. So I was excited when they approached me about doing their window display.

I was thinking since it was the end of January it would need to be decked out in hearts with all things red and lovey dovey… but they needed the window pimped out for a Garden Party hosted by Brandi Burkhardt from the TV Series Hart Of Dixie. Flowers and springtime were on the recipe instead. I started off by knowing I wanted some dimension to the backdrop and then flowers but how to hang flowers and no clue what would work for the base of the design.
Somehow I decided on rolls of paper hanging and I found a window display on Pinterest using bike wheels! Perfect! I went to a local bike shop for two wheels and snagged another one from our garage (don’t tell Collin).
The flowers were fun to put together using Tim Holtz cardstock… Spun Sugar is my favorite color. Also, some pretty American Crafts cardstock mixed in and Dear Lizzy patterned paper in the center of the flowers.
I found the hanging ball lights from Bright Labs but didn’t plug them in because the colors matched perfect without using the lights. I wanted to use primarily pink so it wouldn’t clash with the dresses they wanted to highlight. I wired all the flowers and honeycombs to the wheels  so they wouldn’t fall off during transporting and hanging.

 

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Margot and Lexi were amazing help!! Lexi kept saying, “It’s ok it’s ok it’ll come together” when I was freaking out in the beginning. And Margot just got the whole vision from the start and her humor kept my mind off the stress. Although I think they both despised my idea towards the beginning of the process since it was taking longer than we anticipated. ; )
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Finishing the paper. I ran out of the rolled paper and so I asked the cute sales girl if they had any copy paper in the back. Thank goodness because it filled in some holes and added to the look.
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Hanging the bike wheels with clear wire and then added some tulle.

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This was such a fun project to work on! If you are in the area check out the Shabby Apple shop at the Fashion Place Mall and pick yourself up something pretty too. Hopefully everything will still be hanging and have not fallen down.
I will put together a tutorial and show a closer look on how to make the flowers.
SUPPLIES:
TIM HOLTZ CARDSTOCK | DEAR LIZZY PATTERNED PAPER | AC CARDSTOCK

Gold Cameras + Heart Bags

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When you have a can of gold spray paint all is right in the crafting world. Amanda Rydell from Be Crafty workshop sent me this adorable project. She found the cameras in the frame section at Target and painted them gold. She’s a crafty genius.

Next, she stamped the bag using a heart from my Dear Lizzy stamp set and pink and gold stamp pads. Then she layered a tag with a Dear Lizzy project life card and adorable flower from Maggie Holmes.
I am literally running to Target today, with a can of spray paint in tow, to snag a couple cameras… so don’t beat me to them!

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PHOTOS + CONCEPT: AMANDA RYDELL | DEAR LIZZY PRODUCTS | MAGGIE HOLMES FLOWER

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Magnetic Clipboard: DIY

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Wanna get more organized this new year? Whip up this darling magnetic clipboard and you won’t forget something at the store or run out the door late to an appointment. You can thank Ann Marie later. ; )

With a new baby in tow, it’s getting harder and harder for me to commit important dates + lists to memory (it used to be so easy!). That’s where this DIY chipboard clipboard comes into play! Here’s how I made it:
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Gather your favorite sheet of patterned paper, a decorative clothespin, a sheet of chipboard, a solid tape runner, and a handful of magnets.
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Determine how large you want your clipboard to be and trim your sheet of patterned paper down to the appropriate size.
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Adhere the trimmed sheet of patterned paper to the chipboard.
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Using a heavy duty paper trimmer or an xacto knife, trim off the excess chipboard. Now you have your clipboard backing.
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Flip the clipboard backing over and adhere the magnets to the corners of the sheet.
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Place the clothespin at the top of the clipboard and start adding memorabilia!
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Now that I have a designated landing spot for all of my family’s important information, I’m feeling more organized than ever before!