Wednesday, March 4, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Chalkboard and Printable

March is here and it was time to update the chalkboard. I searched and searched for an Irish blessing that wasn't too lengthy, 'cause I only have so much time to put into my chalkboard art. This one seemed to fit the bill -

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I had a devil of a time getting the blank spaces filled in on this one and had to redo it several times. But, all in all, I think it turned out nice. I do love the little paper banner that I added to the top. Really completed the look.

I find it easier to create the layout in PicMonkey first, since I really have to have the design to copy. So I thought I would put it on a real chalkboard background and turn it in to a printable - just in case anyone wanted to print one out for their own St. Paddy's day celebration!

I made 3 different versions - one with white shamrocks, one with green shamrocks and one with a frame. Hope you can use one of them!

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Just right click on you favorite and save it to your computer. I have to say that the printable was a whole lot easier than the actual chalkboard art. Thank heavens for Q-tips and my handy pencil/chalk sharpener. That does make it a lot easier.

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Hope you all are having a great week! It was 80 degrees here today but the high tomorrow is only 43! I know I don't have any room to complain, but I sure will be glad when Spring sticks around for good!

For each petal on the shamrock.
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Facebook Timeline Covers

Hope you are enjoying the First Day of March 2015! Wow! How time flies - weren't we just celebrating Christmas a week or so ago? In honor of March and St. Patrick's day, we've designed 4 new March Facebook Timeline covers for you.

Choose one to personalize your page for the month of March - 

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I've found some great Irish Blessings this week and I'll leave you with one of my favorites -

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

If you haven't already done so, make sure to enter the Luck of the Irish Giveaway. You could win one of 3 $500 Paypal cash prizes!!  

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Have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

16 Clever DIY Picks

One of our most popular Pinterest boards is our Clever Stuff board. We have everything from painted mason jars, to clever things do with toilet paper rolls and all those other things that when you see them you say "Duh, why didn't I think of that?" on it. There are so many clever bloggers out there with brilliant hacks and DIY's and this is our attempt to put all of this information in one place.

Here are 16 of our favorite pins from our board, a few are from our blog, but most are from other insanely clever bloggers. Thanks to all of the bloggers mentioned here for sharing your genius with the rest of us!

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Pool Noodle door stop to keep your toddlers safe by Diana Mattoni

Use Toiled Paper Rolls to keep your Wrapping Paper neat and orderly from DIY n Crafts

Use an Empty Plastic Container to Elevate Candles and use less Vase Filler 

This is one of my favorites and it does work! Can't believe how easy it is to peel eggs with a spoon by Made By Pinterest

This is a new find and I can't wait to try it! Wrapping Paper Storage by Chic Site

I cleaned out the garage last weekend and used this to wrangle all the extension cords we had collected over the years - worked like a charm! Thanks Real Simple

This is an easy DIY that Mr. Crafty did for me a few years back. I was so tired of wrestling with my cookie sheets and cupcake tins and he figured out how to give me upright storage in our stock cabinets! So easy and keeps them all upright without sliding all over the place. Cookie Sheet Storage

This quick trick will save your Solar Lights when the batteries die by Kathe With an E

This trick really works! Who would have thought that Windex would Remove Stains from Carpet? Shabby Creek Cottage did!

Check out our Easy Jewelry Storage using cuphooks and dowels - Easy Jewelry Storage

This adorable Softball Wreath is our most repinned Pin on our Clever Stuff Board. 
The Pinterest Project hit it out of the park with this one!

I've used this idea for painting rice to use as vase filler and plan on making red, white and blue beans to use for July 4th this year. Easy DIY by Griffiths Rated

Do you have problems with keeping your cupcake liners from being crushed? Turn a breadcrumb container into liner storage - Crafty In Crosby Cupcake Liner Storage

What a clever use of all those little pots that bedding plants come in by Garden Maine

These painted spoons would be a great shower gift and are another popular pin on our board. Christina's Adventures has an easy tutorial on making your own.

And don't forget your Emergency Supplies! Kandy Kreations has a great way to keep them handy!

Who couldn't use some of these clever ideas to make your life easier? All of them are quick and easy and I'm sure that you will find at least one or two of these easy DIY's that will work in your life!

Check out our Pinterest Board - Clever Stuff for even more easy DIY's.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week! Stay warm and stay safe!

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Luck of the Irish Giveaway

March is a special month for us at Crafty In Crosby for several reasons. We started our blog in March of 2012 and our sweet boy Ty's birthday is St. Patrick's Day! So we have lots to celebrate and thought we would join in on this huge Luck of the Irish Giveaway organized by  A Peek Into My Paradise.

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