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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Hello friends. I hope you’re doing well. I’ve been waiting to share with you this incredible new product by my friends from Cricut. Last month I took a little secret trip to Utah with other makers and swore to secrecy.
LOL…But seriously,  we had our minds blown by Cricut’s new Infusible Ink. It honestly is one of the coolest product I’ve seen and I know you’re also going to love.
If you’re a Cricut user, you’re going to be blown away, if you’re not a Cricut user, this might just make you become one. I know I’m so inspired to continue making with the my Cricut.

The new infusible ink is a brand new product by Cricut that will be available at Michaels later on this week. Infusible ink is just that, ink that infuses itself to the material you’re working with.
It comes in two forms, infusible ink sheets and markers.

Cricut Infusible Ink - Three easy projects - YouTube

Cricut created a series of blanks like, t-shirts, onesies, tote bags, coasters etc. These blanks have been tested to optimize the ink and brings personalization to the next level with its vibrancy and permanence.

Today I wanted to show you some of the fun projects I created…

We’ll start with my favourite using the infusible ink markers. I LOVE this because you can create a truly beautiful custom piece and the results are stunning. It’s like magic.

These markers give you the flexibility to draw your own design on a regular piece of paper and transfer it, use the Cricut design space or even print out a design and simply trace it using the markers.

To make these coasters you will need:

  • Cricut EasyPress 2
  • Cricut EasyPress mat
  • Cricut standard cutting mat
  • Infusible Ink pens
  • Cricut Infusible Ink compatible ceramic coasters
  • Cardstock
  • Butcher paper (included in the  Infusible Ink paper package )
  • Heat resistant tape (optional)
  • Printer paper
  • Scissors
  • Cotton cloth (to wipe any lint off coaster)

  1. Print or draw out your design and outline with marker.  I drew this free hand pattern and made it a little bit bigger than the coaster.
  2. Cut around design. 
  3. Wipe coaster with a lint free cloth. This is a very important step as any debris left on the coaster will result in small unwanted spots on the coaster or surface.
  4. Place a piece of cardstock on top of the easy press mat. 
  5. Place design over cardstock, design facing up. Place coaster shiny side down over design.
    NOTE:  You can use heat resistant tape to secure design to the coaster. 
  6. Set Press to 400 degrees and set for 240 seconds.  NOTE: The tile is extremely hot, so please allow to cool prior to removing your design.

I love the way these turned out and I can’t wait to get my hands on all the different markers that are available. 

I also made these amazing coasters which I also love so much.

To make these coasters you will need:

  • Cricut EasyPress 2
  • Cricut EasyPress mat
  • Cricut standard cutting mat
  • Infusible Ink transfer paper
  • Cricut Infusible Ink compatible square coasters
  • Cardstock
  • Butcher paper (included in the  Infusible Ink paper package )
  • Heat resistant tape (optional)
  • Printer paper
  • Scissors
  • Cotton cloth (to wipe any lint off coaster)

I wanted to recreate a Moroccan style tile. I chose this SVG file rom THIS SHOP .  You can print each tile one at a time, but I decided to print them all at once. 
1. Place your Infusible Ink sheet onto a standard grip cutting mat, color side up

2. Once cut, cut out each square and weed away the negative area.

3. Set your easy press to 400 F and 60 seconds

4. Place cardstock over mat

5. Use a lint free cloth to wipe tile. 
6. Place design with infusible ink face down over tile.

7. Place butcher paper over coaster. 

Place Easy Press over tile.  Allow to cool down and remove sheet…..Ahhhmmmaaazzziinnng right? Also note how vibrant the color is as oppose to the ink sheet.

These are so pretty don’t you think?

For the last project, I made a little tote with the words ‘mom vibes’ .

Look how incredible this ink is? I also made a quick video to show you the steps. HERE 

I’d love to know what you think? Isn’t amazing?
You can check out all the various patterns and blanks HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. See you soon xo

much love,

Lucy

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Hello friends. I hope you’re doing well. The other day I took a little trip to the thrift store and I have to tell you, I think I have outgrown thrift stores. I had every intention of browsing through the aisles
but I quickly realized that bringing anything home was something that I did not want to do. It could be because we recently donated about twelve bags of ‘stuff’ and the thought of bringing more ‘stuff’ into the house
actually gave me a little bit of anxiety. I did however, picked up this little hobo bag for this month’s DecoArt challenge. I had every intention of painting this bag, however, I changed my mind last minute and instead, I made these adorable hand painted leather tassels.

I think they’re so cute and they add a little whimsy to the bag. I love that I can take them off and use them on other bags and that I can also use the little bag without them. 
I made a video of the process for you to watch should you be interested. I didn’t speed up the video during the painting process as some of you said you would rather see it in ‘real time’
I sped it up a bit towards the end because it was getting a little too long.  HERE is the video


I used Stylin from DecoArt. I love that this paint is formulated specifically for leather and fabric.
I have used it in the past HERE

and HERE

Also, can we take a minute to admire these beautiful peonies? I love this time of year!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a great day xo

Lucy

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Hello friends. I hope you’re doing well. It’s midweek and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m looking forward to the weekend so we can continue to work in the yard. Hopefully the weather is going to cooperate.
But for today, I’m happy to be participating once again in the Seasons of Simplicity tour hosted by my sweet friend Krista. This week, we’re sharing summer DIY’s and I have an adorable Anthropologie gilded octopus knock off that will knock your socks off. lol . Just kidding. As a matter of fact, the copycat version doesn’t look exactly like the original but it’s still pretty cute.


I think it’s perfect for summer and it adds a little bit of bling to your decor. 
Often times, when I’m creating a knock off , I forget to look at the inspiration photo and go off from memory and well, I guess my memory isn’t that great because it’s usually pretty different. Ha.
But how cute does this little guy look? BTW, that book is by my friend Kennesha and it’s the most beautiful book. The photography is incredible but the message is even better.
You can find the book HERE –

I made a video so you can see the process.

Anthropologie Octopus Sphere Knock off - YouTube

I love working with clay and I love the technique of using the gold leaf. I think it looks so realistic.  As I type this and see the inspiration, I just realized I could have added brown paint to make it look more like the original, but I didn’t think of it until now. Of course !

What do you think? is this something you would ever try? Or would you rather just buy it?

Here are more amazing summer DIY’s from my friends. I hope you enjoy them.

Just click on the links below the images to be taken to their posts and see what they’re sharing today. I’m blown away by all the awesome summer DIY ideas!

5 Minute Dollar Store DIY Hit Wall at The Happy Housie
Anthro Octopus Knockoff at Craftberry Bush
Summer Activities Tree at The Handmade Home
Easy Ways to Bring Colour Into Your Home for Summer at Tatertots and Jello
Rustic Birdhouse Garden DIY Decor from the Dollar Store at The DIY Mommy

DIY Shell Planter Tutorial at Zevy Joy
Painted Wood Jewelry Dish at Paint Me Pink
DIY Beach Art on a Canvas at Shabbyfufu
DIY Concrete Vase at Place of My Taste
How to Dress Up Your Walls For Summer at My Sweet Savannah

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Liberty Burlap Party Banner at She Gave it A Go
Campfire S’Mores Gift Basket Idea at Modern Glam
How to Paint a Concrete Patio at The Turquoise Home
DIY Hanging Garden Trellis at A Pretty Life
DIY Coastal Window Box at Finding Silver Pennies

DIY Rainbow Book Art at Life is a Party
DIY Tabletop Marshmallow Roaster at Sincerely, Marie Designs
How to Make a Sign the Easy Way at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
DIY Bird House at Seeking Lavender Lane
Simple Botanical Watercolour at Lemon Thistle
DIY S’mores Bar at Clean & Scentsible

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Hello and happy Memorial long weekend to my friends in the US. I typically don’t post on a Saturday but today I shared a quick video of our early summer front porch and how to make the summer wreaths.
Here is the video. -https://youtu.be/9OXAzqNwPN8

This year, I wanted to try white and green and I think that once the season gets going, it’s going the planters are going to look so pretty full of white and green.  Brody seems to agree…lol. He’s getting groomed this weekend because look how shaggy he’s looking.


He’s still adorable even though I can start to see his face get a little more mature. I can’t believe that he’s 6 years old already. 

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoy your long weekend. See you soon. xo

much love,

Lucy

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Hello friends. I hope your week is off to a great start. It was a long weekend here in Canada thus marking the unofficial first weekend of summer. Though I have to tell you that it DOES NOT feel like summer. It’s still pretty chilly outside, though today was nice and sunny so that was nice.
Today I’m happy to be joining my friends in hopes to bring you a little wreath inspiration. I wanted to make something simple and asymmetrical for the summer so I hope you like it.

I made a video which I will share on Saturday along with my front porch. But for now here are some of the snapshots of the video. I know they’re not great stills…I’m so sorry but I hope you get the idea. I used the same procedure as THIS wreath. 

They look so pretty in person…:)

Look how many gorgeous wreaths there are below to choose from….

Today I’m joined by a fabulous group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Summer DIY Wreath Ideas as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Series. Click on the links below their wreath design to see exactly how they made it…

The Happy Housie // Lolly Jane // Modern Glam // The Turquoise Home // Tatertots & Jello

Shabbyfufu // Craftberry Bush // A Pretty Life // Southern State of Mind // Setting for Four

Finding Silver Pennies // Inspiration for Moms // Life is a Party // Tauni Everett // The DIY Mommy

Town and Country Living // Paint Me Pink // Jenna Kate at Home
All Things With Purpose // Sand & Sisal

My 100 Year Old Home // The Handmade Home // Lemon Thistle // This is Our Bliss

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Hello again friends. I can’t believe that today is Thursday already. We had our first little tease of summer weather this afternoon which has motivated me to get the backyard ready for the season. Last fall we got rid of our old canopy. It was rusted and the cover was all ripped. I’m excited to receive and install a new one I ordered this weekend.
We’re also trying to decide on a new configuration for our sitting area but we’re still not too sure. But in the meantime, I’m happy to be sharing this cute succulent pot in a pot idea along with many other incredible patio inspiration from my friends below.

This is a fun trend that I’m seeing emerge in social media, so I thought I would give it a go and let me tell you, it was sooo much fun. I know I’m going to be making more of these cuties. 

Here is a video I made for you. I hope you enjoy it. I had taken a little break from making videos because I misplaced my camera battery and was waiting for a replacement to arrive.

I’m in love with this idea and I can’t wait to display this in our outdoor sitting area this summer…:)  Please don’t forget to check out these beautiful outdoor ideas below.

How to Create an Outdoor Living Space by Happy Happy Nester | Patio Makeover Ideas by Modern Glam | How to Set the Perfect Outdoor Table by My 100 Year Old Home | DIY Umbrella Cover with Pom Poms by Hallstrom Home | Succulent Pot by Craftberry Bush

A Greenhouse Update by Amber Tysl | Summer Planter Centerpiece by Clean and Scentsible | Teacup Fairy Village Gardens by Life is a Party | DIY Outdoor Projects to Transform Your Yard by The Happy Housie | DIY African Wax Print Fans by Casa Watkins

Outdoor Entertaining with Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktails and Edible Flower Ice Cubes by Life in the Suburbs

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Hello friends. I hope you’re doing well. I’m currently sitting in my hotel room in beautiful Utah. I love this place and the beautiful mountains all around.
Today I want to share a cute little gift idea which I think would be perfect as an end of school gift.
The best part of this little fairy garden starter kit are the beautiful metallic stones that I painted with DecoArt’s new metallic paints. 

Look how cute they are. 
They’re just simple rocks but they look like fairy stones.


I also made a little pond to add to the garden kit. I painted a piece of cardboard with the Peacock Pearl and added some little rocks around it.


I also made the cutest little garden gate and here is how.
1. Cut a small rectangular piece of floral foam or regular foam. 
2. Place five little twigs in a row…
3. Bend a piece of vine into a ‘U’ shape and place upside down beside the little twigs.

4. Follow the little arch by another set of small twigs. As you can see I cut them so the outer ones are smaller and they got bigger towards the middle.

5. Add two more little twigs at either side horizontally.
6. Add some moss to cover foam.

7. Hot glue some fake vine around arch. 
8. Add little flowers or some stones if you wish.


To put it all together, I placed some moss inside a little wooden box…

And added the little pond, some painted rocks, little bundles of flowers and vines…

Some little animals, little pots…

Some little mushrooms I made with clay and of course the cute little garden gate… 

I love how cute this is and I can’t wait to gift this to my little nieces. I know they’re going to love it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a beautiful day xo

Lucy

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Hello friends. Happy Thursday. I hope you’ve been keeping well. I have a cute and super easy tutorial for you today. I’m sharing this DIY tassel mirror that I made for Bella’s One Room Challenge. It’s so cool and I love that you can customize it with any color you wish.

Last week I painted this wall Salamander Green from Benjamin Moore, but it looks just as blue as the previous color don’t you think? There are certain angles on the wall where you can actually see the green but for the  most part, it looks blue…sigh.

But I do like the contrast between this amazing mustard chair and the wall. Please don’t mind that we still haven’t placed the base molding. We’re getting there…ha
And can I also point out that little table. It has a built in phone charger. Isn’t it neat? The little llama planter is from Michaels. I love it.
Here is a link to the mirror.


But back to the mirror…
I love anything with tassels so I’m loving this mirror so much.
Here is a video so you can see how I put it together –

DIY Boho Tassel Mirror - YouTube


Speaking of videos, I’m trying to grow my YouTube channel and I completely forgot what a challenge it is to grow any social media. I have to keep reminding myself that I’ve just started to focus on it and that it takes a long time.  I keep doubting myself that maybe I just don’t got it…lol

Here is a close look at the mirror….

Well, that’s it for now. I can’t wait to share this entire space with you very soon.
Sending you so much love,

Lucy

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Hello friends. How has your week been? I hope it’s been great.  Today is a special day because I’m doing my very first YouTube collaboration with my friend Julie and Chloe.
Julie has the most beautiful talent of being able to make simple look exquisite and Chloe is literally the photographer I aspire to be.
We’re sharing pretty flower arrangements and with Mother’s day in a month, I thought I would put together this adorable gift bag flower arrangement.

I really love the way it turned out. It’s very unusual but that’s what I love about it. I also love the simplicity of the bag with the little tag.  You can find three different tags to download and print HERE
I found this beautiful white bag at Solutions, which is equivalent to the Container Store in the US. Here is the link to a black one and a Kraft one.
Both of these would look very pretty as well. You could also buy a white bag and add some washi tape to the edges for the ‘Chanel’ look.

I used a mixture of grocery store flowers and flower store flowers.

Here is a link to the video showing you how I put it together.  :YouTube

Here is Julie’s gorgeous arrangement. Please Go HERE to see how she put it together.  And HERE is Chloe’s vibrant spring arrangement.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
I also want to wish you a beautiful Easter. Be blessed my friends. xo

Lucy

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