Thursday, October 30, 2014

PLG Giveaway: Enter to win a Silhouette Portrait!!!


As you might have seen from yesterday's post, we have jumped on the Silhouette train big time. It's down-right crazy what it can do to bust your crafting wide open. And today we are so excited to give our wonderful PLG readers the chance to win a Silhouette Portrait® of their very own! Wanna win? Of course you do. Enter below!


Have a great day!
xo, Liz and Sam

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PLG DIY: Gold Foil Polka Dot Shirt


I have been seeing gold foil shirts all over Pinterest lately and I LOVE THEM. This one in particular really inspired me, and I had to replicate because gold AND polka dots. It's like the shirt of my dreams. Lucky for me, I just got a new Silhouette Portrait which I had been dying to use, and this was just the project I was looking for. But wait! Before you close this post because you don't have a cutting machine like the Silhouette, this DIY could be done with a circle cutter or large hole punch from the craft store. Or, if you want to get a Silhouette of your own, we have a great deal you might be interested in at the bottom of this post.

What you need:
-Gold foil iron on paper // I got mine here 
-Cutting machine, circle cutter, or large hole punch // I used my new Silhouette Portrait
-T-Shirt
-Iron


Steps:
1. Cut your circles using your cutting maching, circle cutter, or hole punch.


2. Arrange your circles on your shirt.


3. Iron the circles on your shirt, following the directions for the iron-on transfer paper you are using.


4. Wear your new shirt and look and feel sparkly!


Easy, peasy. And if you want to make a shirt of your own and happen to be in the market for a Silhouette Portrait, now through the end of October you can get a bundle (which includes a Portrait machine, 1 pack of Printable Gold Foil, 1 pack of Printable Silver Foil, 1 pack of Vellum and 1 grey dust cover) for only $149.99 by going HERE and using discount code PRETTY. This bundle is regularly $213.95, so this is a great deal! Jump on it!

http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/october/?aff_id=Sr:XoIMN5oUhbxMI90NmhA&ad_id=29

Also, make sure you check back tomorrow for a chance to WIN a Portrait bundle! Happy DIY-ing!
xo, Sam

Monday, October 27, 2014

A sweater with flowers on it






A bright floral sweater is like a balmy winter day, unexpected but lovely. It's also like a baby who sleeps through the night. Now, I haven't experienced that myself, but the daydreams I have about it whilst hooked up to my diet coke I.V. indicate that it would be wooooonderful. I guess for now I'll just keep wearing this sweater in hopes that the universe will notice its whimsy and cut me some slack. Hey universe! Over here! It's a SWEATER with bright SPRINGY flowers! See? Anything can happen!!! It's me, Sam! The one with the sleep-boycotting baby?

Oh, whatever. Ten more CC's of diet coke plz, Monday.

ox. Sam

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Sweater: c/o SheInside
Jeans: c/o SheInside
Bracelets: c/o rue21
Booties: Target $35