Keeping it Simple: January 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: THREE shirt

This past week my youngest son turned 3!  I of course had to make him a special birthday shirt, so when I saw this simple idea, I knew that I wanted to make it for him.
This is how I made it:
1) I took two different shirts.  One I got at Walmart for $1 and then polo shirt I found at a garage sale for about $.25.  It was too small anyway, so it was prefect for this.

2) I cut the polo shirt up
3) I took one of the sides and ironed fabric interfacing to it (just the regular kind you find at a craft store).
4) I put both sides together and then put a 3 on top.  I just cut the 3's out with scissors.
There are the two 3's
5) I ironed on one of the 3's.  I only did one because I wanted the top layer to be able to move.
6) I sewed the top three onto the shirt.  I love how the edges are folded over.
7) For the three, I used my CAMEO and my heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.  I cut out the word and then completely removed it from the plastic.
8) With white paint, I distressed the letters.
9) I put the letters back onto the plastic and then ironed it onto the shirt.
Here it is all done.
And now my cute boy has a fun birthday shirt!
He looks so grown up!
I did wash this shirt and the paint did just fine on the heat transfer :)




Monday, January 30, 2012

LifeStyle Crafts Winter Dies

Have you been to LifeStyle Crafts yet?  Have you been recently?  They are always getting new things in!  
Beaded Watches
This month they have some awesome new dies!  I love how well all these cut, they are great!  You won't want to miss out because they are amazing!

The first die that I used was the envelope die.  It's so fun to be able to personalize a little envelope and note!
The die even comes with a die to do a piece of paper that fits perfectly!  It also comes with a little envelope too, great for little birthday tags or other gifts.
The next die is the pinwheel.  
I'm excited to put this on a gift for Valentine's Day, it will add just the right touch.
I just love all of their box dies, they are so fun!!  This one is a pop up box die.
I'm going to fill this with some sweet candy and it will be perfect for someone special!

Go check out what other things LifeStyle Crafts has!!  Remember you can get 20% off if you use code SIMPLE!
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Motivate Me Monday #107


There were so many awesome projects linked up last week!  You girls are amazing!! I actually had a little time to go through them and here are a few of my favorites
Sesame Street Nesting Dolls by Repeat Crafter Me

Robot Valentine by Randee's Organized Chaos
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Sweater Wreath by The Creative Imperative 

Doily Shirt by My Own Road
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Bead Board Snowmen by Adventures of a DIY Mom
Shelf from molding by Every Crafty Endeavor
No Sew Skirt by Organized Living Solutions
 Sweater to Skirt by Second Chances



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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Just Me....

Lately I have realized that I am not very personable with this blog.  I'm mostly just sharing crafts and that's about it.  I have a family blog that I update regularly but I've decided that I'm going to post more about me and my family.  As long as you don't object.  I know that I love reading about other people's stories and about their lives, so maybe someone will want to know something about mine (it's not super exciting, trust me.).  So Saturdays are going to be more personal, not craft related posts.  So the first one I thought that I do some random facts about me and what makes me tick....

Here's a picture of me because it's weird to write a post without a picture.....


So here is goes.  Hopefully I won't scare away too many people.... :).  To be honest, I'm a little nervous about putting myself out there....
-I am Kaysi (that one was easy :))
-I am a mother of four cute and awesome kids, ages almost 7,5,3, and 1
-I have been married to an amazing man for 8 1/2 years.
-I am the youngest of 9 kids.  Because we grew up in the same town, when I got to high school, I got the whole "not another Newton" a lot.  I try really hard to be different, to stand out because of it.
-I'm a busy body.  I like to be busy and doing things.  That is why this blog has been great for me, it gives me something to do and always keeps my mind active.
-I can be very out going but at the same time I can be very shy.  Lately I have been more shy than out going.
-I hate taking pictures of myself.  One of the hardest things for me is having the confidence to post a picture of myself in something that I've made.
-I love chocolate.  Sometimes it is what gets me through the days.
-I am a runner.  That is what I did in high school and I still love doing it now.  I really hope to run a full marathon this summer.
-I really stink at writing.  I'm sure you've noticed it. I have awesome ideas in my head but I can not get them out with words.  Oh and I don't proof read at all, sorry for the mistakes, I'm usually in a hurry because I have one or two kids pulling at me.
-I love being with people.  If I had a choice of staying at home or hanging out with people, I would always pick hanging out.
-I don't like cleaning.  I don't like how it's a constant job.  I can have the whole house clean in the morning but by afternoon it will look like I haven't done a thing.
-I have always loved kids.  I wanted to have 8 before I got married.  That number has dropped significantly since having kids.
-I am Mormon and love it!
-I'm not very girlie.  I rarely do my hair or make-up, really I just do myself up on Sunday.  The rest of the week I'm too lazy.
-My 10 year high school reunion is this year.... that's a little crazy to me
-I'm totally a beginner when it comes to sewing.  I had someone ask for me to give sewing tips and tell what the different settings and foot pedals.  It made me laugh because I have no clue about them.
-I'm a night person.  Some days it really hard to get up at 8:00 in the morning.
-I'm a very simple person.  When I picked out my wedding dress, I remember loving it because it wasn't over the top.  It was very elegant and simple.  Plus it was one of a kind.
-I love to sing and dance, sometimes at the same time.  I used to be good at both, but now not so much.
-I love hiking with my family.
-I have a weird way of thinking.  I have taught myself to do lots of things (not so much the right way).  My family laughed at me when I told them when I count to 11 for a card game, I count 3, 3, 3, then 2 (equaling to 11)  instead of  counting from 1 to 11.  Strange, huh?
-I love all things crafty.  I might not be good at everything, but I'm definitely willing to try :).

Okay, that's probably enough for now.  If you've gotten this far, then you're awesome!  If this whole personal post thing is a ridiculous idea, please let me know.  Have a great weekend!

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Friday, January 27, 2012

My CRUISE vacation!

This month I was able to go on an awesome cruise with my family!  My parents' 50th wedding anniversary is this March, so to celebrate, my siblings and I took them on a cruise.  It was AWESOME!  This was my first cruise and it was amazing!  I so want to go back!  My husband wasn't able to make it because of work, so hopefully when we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we can go on one together!

The week was packed full!  My family loves to go, go, go!  Here are some pictures from the week:

Here is the whole group.  8 of the 9 kids, 4 grandkids and spouses.  A total of 22!

Most everyone was on some kind of diet before the cruise and most everyone lost a ton of weight.  But we left out diets in the US and ate a ton.  The food was amazing.  I especially loved the desserts, I ordered 3 to 4 every night!
We went on Celebrity, a very fancy ship.  I loved dressing up every night, it was so fun!
The first port we went to was the Grand Cayman Islands.  We went snorkeling (and saw a huge eel!).
Then we went to a place callled Sting Ray city, where I got to feed, kiss, and hold sting rays. (This isn't a picture of me)
The next port was Cozumel, Mexico.  We rented a van and drove around the island.  It was beautiful there!
I was all for holding weird things, so I held three iguanas at the same time :)
The next port was Roaton, Honduras.  There we got to hold monkeys!!  I loved this, and totally want a pet monkey now!
A group went on a shark dive!!  I didn't go, but it looks awesome!!

The last port was Costa Maya, Mexico.  We went and saw the Mayan Ruins.  They were so awesome.  It's amazing to see something so old!
All 5 of the sisters were able to make it, so of course we had to take a picture!
Several evenings on the ship were spent DANCING!!!  My brother and me used to dance (mostly swing) in high school.  Both of us were spouse-less on the trip, so we got to dance a ton and it was awesome.  I miss dancing!
The last day on the ship, we had a big party to celebrate my parents.

We celebrated their "royal wedding" and did so by playing Pinnacle ALL DAY LONG.  So much fun!  My sister put the party all together and it was amazing!!

I'm so ready to go on another cruise :).
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Scensty GIVEAWAY!! (closed)

Have you heard of Scentsy?  If you haven't, you're missing out!  

Keeping It Simple

I personally LOVE Scentsy!  I especially love their warmers, they are just so awesome!  I love the variety of them, most like you were be able to find one that is perfect for your decor!

Here are a few of my favorite warmers:
  

Plus, they have a huge variety of scents!  They are all so good and last so long!  It's amazing how long just one cube will last.  

Here are a few of my favorite scents:

Did you know that Scentsy has a entire line of college warmers?  I was shocked when I saw how many colleges they had.  I was super excited when I saw that they had University of Wyoming!!  

So of course I had to get the UW warmer!  And then I got the Camu Camu scent.  Both of them were awesome!!

Isn't the warmer great?  I'm excited to have it going and show everyone where I came from!
I put in just one cube and it lasted all day!  It made my house smell sooooo good!

Breanne is an independent consultant for Scentsy and she has been nice enough to give away the Valentine's warmer

and the scent Linger

  I know that you want to win!!

Here's how to enter:
Mandatory:
1) Go the Scentsy and tell me which warmer and scent are your favorite.

Extra Entries:
2) Like Breanne's facebook page
3) Follow KIS
4) Like KIS on facebook
5) Follow Breanne's blog

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  This giveaway will close on February 3rd at 12:00pm.  Good luck!
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