Monthly Archives: June 2014

Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Your Summer Party!!

Together with I love to Create, Laura Kelly put together yet another awesome blog hop!  This one is a Tie-Dye Party!  Each blogger was sent an awesome One-Step Tie-Dye Kit for 6 people and two Gildan t-shirts.  The t-shirts could be used for practicing or for the actual project.  I chose to use mine for the project, along with some other size Gildan t-shirts I had.  We had a family tie-dye party!! kit

Tulip Tie-Dye T-Shirt Summer Necklace!


I have always wanted to make a t-shirt necklace!  I love bright and bold colors so I thought I’d tie dye one of my Gilden t-shirt with nice bright Tulip Tie-Dye colors (Fuchsia, Purple, Turquoise, and Yellow)!  I am obsessed with the swirl pattern for some reason, so that’s the one I used.

dye process

After my shirt was tie-dyed, set, washed and dried, I ripped the bottom of the shirt off, cutting just the side of the shirt so that I could get a good start for ripping.  Sometimes ripping through the seam can be a little difficult.  Next I cut just under the arm and ripped it across, so that I was left with just the bottom half of the shirt.  Then I cut 5 cuts on the sides, so that I could rip them across.

first steps

Once I had my strips, I grabbed the top piece of the shirt and did the same thing, making a cut by the seam and ripping it, giving me another strip.  I made one cut on the strip so that it was open.  I then gathered all of my strips, used my cut strip to wrap around my gathered strips, so that they would all stay together.

Last steps

Then my necklace was complete!  It was long enough that I wrapped it around my neck twice and made one shorter than the other, almost like an infinite scarf!!


Dad 4th of July Shirt!

Dad’s shirt was made using the starburst method. Pieces of fabric were gathered, making sure to grab both the front and the back of the shirt and wrapped a rubber band around it.  The gathered pieces were tie-dyed with red and then the rest of the shirt was tie-dyed with blue!

Dad shirt

Big Brother’s Tie-Dye Master Piece!

Landon wanted to create something different with his shirt.  He loves how it turned out, with his favorite colors of blue, green, yellow and red! big brothers shirt

Little Brother’s 4th of July Shirt

Benjamin loves the swirl method as well, so he will be rocking his shirt come the 4th of July!!!  This kid loves to tie-dye as much as I do! Little Brothers shirt

This one-step tie dye kit is perfect for a party of friends!  It comes with everything you need…bottles with dye, rubber bands, gloves and a plastic table cloth.

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Expressionery Blog Hop Fun

One of my favorite daily things to do is check the mail.  With all of the modern technology, I could easily send a text or an email, or even a Facebook message.  But, hand written notes are my favorite.

When I received a package in the mail, opened it and found Expressionery Stationary with Laura Kelly’s designs on them, I was in Heaven!  Not only was there stationary in the box for me, but there was also stationary for both of my sons!  And there were some awesome road trip games!


Our family notecards, notepads and address labels were customized using Laura Kelly’s collection of Me & My Peeps.   And it fits us perfectly, all the way to our brown dog!!  Our dog sitter is getting your very first one, along with a Starbucks gift card as a thank you for watching our sweet Maggie while we were at the beach!  And I almost always use Sharpie’s to write my notes!


The boys notecards are Laura’s designs, Superstar and Alien Invasion!  They boys love theirs.  Landon is using his to write thank you notes from his birthday party!  Benjamin is using his to write notes to invite friends over for playdates!


A Re-Purposing Project

I love the idea of using this custom stationary for a repurposing project, so I did just that!   We were due to leave a week after receiving our Expressionery package, to head to the beach.  I decided to make the kids luggage tags for their suitcases using a notecard from each of their sets.   I cut the cards up, also cutting away their name from the bottom.  I glued their name to the top of the cutout.   Using my computer, I typed up the back of the label with Name, Address, and Phone number.  After printing it, I glued it to the back of the notecard, lamenated it, punched a hole in it and using the Plastic Worm Loops, I attached it to their luggage.

Luggage Tag



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