HOT New Online App **FREE**: The Inspiration Board

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I'm so excited to share this with YOU!  The amazing JAMIELYN NYE who created this new online app is the Creator of I HEART NAPTIME, a blog we love.  She has been working for 2 years on this, and she has been one of the biggest supporters of KID CHATTEROO, the iphone app that I launched in October '12 and i'm so excited that she is launching this amazing tool.  It's always nice to have friends to encourage and to be encouraged from.  Check it out HERE. JOIN US FOR A WONDERFUL Girl's Night Out #GNO Twitter Party and lean about ways to become inspired!  I will be in on it and it should be amazing and she is giving away an ipad mini!  COOL! Here's one of the inspiration boards that I created!  This is a conglomeration of various Valentine's projects that I have done on Crafting Chicks.  There are frames and washi tape, tags and backgrounds to pull into your board.  It's free....TRY IT HERE.  Inspire and be inspired.  The main thing I love about this is that you can make your … [Read more...]

The Sweetest Sweetheart Giveaway!!!

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With Valentine's Day just around the corner, what better way to kick off the 'month of love' than with an awesome giveaway!?!  I'm talking prizes, like a romantic 3 day vacation in San Diego, fancy-schmancy luxury bedding, and one of the coolest cameras, ever.  That's nearly $2000 bucks in prizes. Suh-weet!!! So, together with some of your favorite bloggers and companies, we give you... … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Wallpapers for iPhone and iPads

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Happy 1st of February! Here are some new wallpapers for your iPhones and iPads. They don't scream Valentine's Day, but still convey love. Click on the links below to download. If downloading on your mobile device the image will open in a new window, hold down on the image for a few seconds and then save to camera roll. From there go into settings and choose as your wallpaper. EDIT: If you don't have an iDevice, you aren't completely out of luck. Readers have let us know they have downloaded wallpapers and they work on HTC phones as well! If you try and have success on other phones/tablets let us know! iPhone 4, 4s, iPod Touch / iPhone 5 / iPad iPhone 4, 4s, iPod Touch / iPhone 5 / iPad iPhone 4, 4s, iPod Touch / iPhone 5 / iPad More wallpapers: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas … [Read more...]

Colorful Frame Gallery

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I cannot tell you how excited I am about this post today!  This project has been one that took me a little longer to work on, but it has paid off.  I am in LOVE I tell you, L-O-V-E! I knew when I started my girl's new room that I would want to add pops of color where I could.  The chevron wall was fun but I still wanted a little more.  I also loved the idea of having great uplifting sayings as well as family pictures surrounding them.  So I ran into Poppy Seed Projects and started pulling frames off the shelves and placing them on the floor.  Holly, from Poppy Seed, was so good to help me mix and match so that I could get the look I wanted.  We got everything laid out on the floor and then started deciding what colors to paint everything. Ready for some hints on colors? You'll want to choose 4-5 colors.  Having more will over power the wall.  You also want to make sure you have at least one anchor color.  An anchor color would be black, brown, or white.  A color that would mellow … [Read more...]

“Pollinate the World” Chalkboard Art poster {Free Printable}

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On Sunday I taught the ladies in our Church (the class for women is called Relief Society). My lesson was based on a talk given by Elder M. Russell Ballard in October 2012 General Conference, and I created this chalkboard art quote as a handout for everyone to take home. Elder Ballard spoke about how bees in a beehive work together to create honey, and how even though each bee only contributes about 1/12 teaspoon of honey to its hive during its short lifespan, each bee is essential to the life of the hive. They all work together as a whole, all of them contributing their small amount of honey which, added together, creates a life-sustaining food. "Work that would be overwhelming for a few bees to do becomes lighter because all of the bees faithfully do their part." He likened it to US, how small and simple acts of kindness and service that we all can perform daily really do make a difference in the world. He invited us all to "help pollinate the world with the pure love of Christ!" … [Read more...]

Printable “Put a Ring on It” Valentines in Capsules

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    "If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it...whoa oh oh!" OK a while back I had a friend that made these Valentines with the whole saying on it and I laughed and laughed and vowed that I would make some of those myself one day...ok and let's be honest, this one's to make the parents laugh and the kids will just be excited about the cute ring.  The download of the strips is available in 8.5"x11" size: DOWNLOAD HERE (8.5x11") Where did the cute supplies come from???  Please tell me you have been to the site BAKE IT PRETTY?  They have the cutest things including these beauties: BAKE IT PRETTY RINGS BAKE IT PRETTY PLASTIC CAPSULES Valentine's will be here before you know it, so "if you like it you should put a PIN in it...."  wahaaa, i'm a total nerd, have a wonderful MONDAY!!! xoxo, KIRSTEN       … [Read more...]

**NEW SERIES**: Crafting Chicks Picks: {Favorite Cleaning Supplies}

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***UNPAID*** ADVERTISEMENTS OF OUR FAVORITE CLEANING PRODUCTS! We are SOOOO excited to announce this new series that we are doing about our FAVORITES or the "CRAFTING CHICKS PICKS".  Two times a month we will be sharing some our favorite products, traditions, food, vacation spots, and much more with you.  Hopefully you will walk away with some new/fun/helpful/nerdy things that you will be able to try and love too. SO...ENJOY, and PLEASE tell us your favorite cleaning supplies in the comments, we want to know ALL of the SECRETS from YOU, our awesome readers! HERE GOES:  Why cleaning supplies?  I don't know about you, but this time of year, i'm always looking for cleaning/organizing inspiration after the cluttery/crazy holiday season so here goes. METHOD: Multi-Surface Spray-Grapfruit: "Smells so good, you'll want to clean!" FINISH: POWER UP:  "The best thing to happens to my glasses! Sparkling dishes every time!" BAR KEEPERS FRIEND:  "The only thing that keeps my porcelain … [Read more...]

Quote the Walls {Giveaway}

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**This giveaway is now closed and winners have been notified! Thank you!** It's Giveaway Thursday! :) Today we are highlighting Quote the Walls. Quote the Walls is a cute online vinyl shop specializing in turning your walls "into works of art as well as a conversation piece." Vinyl is an inexpensive but stunning way to really personalize your home. Vinyl words, phrases and letters can be applied virtually anywhere to provide the look of hand painted, professional … [Read more...]

25 FUN Crafting Chicks Valentine’s Projects

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  #1 Valentine Bingo Printables     #2 Printable BOUNCY BALL Valentines (Fixed download link)   #3 Valentine's Day LOVE TREE Centerpiece   #4 CHEVRON Paper Valentines   #5 Paper DOILLE & Candy HEART Garlands   #6 Valentine's CAKE walk    #7 Valentine Mini DOUGHNUTS    #8 Candy HEART Necklace   #9 Valentine CHOCOLATE TIC TAC TOE   #10  VALENTINE Photo Shoot Ideas   #11 Read My LIPS Valentines-Chocolate Lip Suckers   #12 Ruffled Valentine's Cupcakes   #13 Valentine CHOCOLATE Sucker How-to   #14 DIY FELT Valentine Envelopes-Pottery Barn Style     #15 Felt HEART Valentine Holder     #16 Super Star Valentines     #17 Evil Treats for the Sweetest SWEET     #18 Valentine's Plaques     #19 ROSE HEART Shadow … [Read more...]

{Valentine Bingo & Free Printable}

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  Valentine bingo for you today!  Bingo is always a hit at the class parties, family get-togethers, or family nights!  Today I'm sharing my Valentine Bingo download with you.  Grab some conversations hearts, or ju-ju hearts and let the fun begin.  Enjoy! PS...What's your favorite valentine treat/candy...I'm in love with the gummy cinnamon lips...can't go wait to grab me a few bags! Download Link: Valentine Bingo {All printables and downloads designed by The Crafting Chicks are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not alter or claim as your own. This file is not intended for resale, nor are the printed versions of this file. Feel free to link back to www.thecraftingchicks.com if you like our printables, and we’d appreciate a comment if you download.}     … [Read more...]