{Valentine…You A”MAZE” Me! & Free Printable}

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  My little boy will be giving these to his friends this year. I found these little maze games in the party section and then made the circle "amaze" Valentine to go with it.  I thought the saying was pretty darn cute:) VALENTINE "MAZE" Download {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.}   Pair it with a little treat sack, some conversation hearts and tie it up with twine...and you have a very cute Valentine. Ps...I left space at the bottom of the circle for you to add the name.  I love it when my kids sign their own name, rather than having it typed.     … [Read more...]

{Valentine “You Are Really SHARP!” & Free Printable}

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  This week we are making our annual homemade valentines...I am excited to share them with you...along with free printables! I love how this one turned out.  Below is the link for the Valentine download of the above image. {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.}  "SHARP!" Valentine Printable I found valentine pencils and heart sharpeners to add to this valentine that goes along with the quote...I think you are really "SHARP!"  I made these to look like mini chalkboards.  So after printing, I left a small white border when cutting out the valentines. After printing the valentines, I punched a hold on the top and bottom of the side to slide the pencil … [Read more...]

The Crafting Chicks Picks: Date Ideas

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We're back with another "episode" of The Crafting Chicks Picks--where twice a month we share some favorite tips, products, foods, traditions, etc. with you so you can get to know us better and maybe get some fun ideas in the process! I don't know about you, but sometimes it's hard to make the effort to date your spouse once you've been married for quite a few years! But it's important to spend some one-on-one time with your main squeeze to keep the love alive! So we thought we'd share some of our favorite simple date ideas and places to go (mostly in Utah) today. Hopefully they'll help give you a spark to make some fun plans this weekend. :) **We are not paid for any of these "Picks", we're just sharing things we like!** Becky likes to go to Roosters: "You can't go wrong there!" Ruth's Chris: "For a nice quite dinner out." Basketball Game: "Our first date was to an Aggie basketball game and we're still cheering for them!" > Movie Night at Home: "We love to go … [Read more...]

JessicaSprague.com Photoshop for DIYers Giveaway

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Remember the awesome Love  Always Wins banner from yesterday? Today jessicasprague.com has an awesome giveaway for you! Yes you! Learn how to make beautiful things in Photoshop, even if you're not into scrapbooking! You're a die-hard DIYer with a passion for envisioning and creating gorgeous things. You may have heard of Photoshop, but it is often in the same sentence as digital scrapbooking and that really just isn’t your thing. Jessica Sprague is offering a new class that is perfect for you – Photoshop for DIYers. You are awesome. You love making awesome stuff. Jessica will show you how to be just a bit MORE awesome with a few simple techniques in Photoshop. … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Love Always Wins with Jessica Sprague

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  EEK!  We are so excited for today's guest post! Jessica Sprague is our Photoshop hero and she's sharing a super cute project, complete with a free download just in time for Valentine's! Hello Crafting Chicks! I am Jessica Sprague and I am so excited to be here today to share with you an adorable Valentine’s Day banner that I designed just for you. Click here to download a zip file which includes the printables for the project and a full color PDF of the instructions and some extra display options. You'll have to unzip the file after it is downloaded. First, gather up all of your supplies, don’t worry – you won’t need anything fancy. • Premium Presentation Paper (PPP) or Cardstock • Color Printer • Cutting Board • Scissors • Foam Adhesive • Tape Runner • 1 1/2” Circle Punch • Baker’s Twine Second, print off 4 copies of the banner and one copy of the banner letters onto 8.5 x 11 PPP or cardstock. Next comes all of the trimming and punching. Using a … [Read more...]

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...]