Chillin' wiht my Peeps

FREE file to make a super cute spring shirt

Mini Photo Frame Banner

A cute and simple way to display mini pictures - come find out how to make one for yourself!

Pony Bead Lizards

Learn step-by-step how to make pony bead lizards

Glitter Felt Hairbows

Add a little sparkle to any little girls wardrobe with these DIY hairbows!

Perfect Crisp Lines

Find out the trick to getting perfectly crisp lines on name signs

April 23, 2014

Showing Off

My last to-do before heading out to a Creative Blogger Conference (yep, SNAP) - - pick some favorites from the link party..... (didn't want to leave you hanging - features from YOU is one of my favorite posts each week)

Diy Flower headbands from Slice of Southern Pie
DIY Flower Crown | Slice of Southern Pie | The Perfect Easter Dress Accessory or Spring Craft #floral #craft #headband

Painted Curtains from The Honey Can't List:
painted curtain

Dump Truck Cake from Creating our Cozy Home:

Ruffled Lampshade from Ginger Snap Crafts:
Ruffled Lamp Shade Tutorial at #tutorial #LEDSavings #CollectiveBias #cbias #shop

Simple Spring Arrangement from Southern Scraps:

Sea Urchin Art from Paper and Fox:
sea urchin art

Knit Tank from Scattered Thoughts of A Crafty Mom:
Girls Knit Tank Top, free pattern and tutorial.  Size 3 to 8.

Paper Roses from 3 Peppers Recipes:
Paper Roses Tutorial & Cutter file form

Love Pillow from Howling at the Moon:

Spring Wreath from Second Chance to Dream:

and..........most viewed link............

the painted curtains from The Honey Can't List featured above - so cute!
painted curtains

Thanks for linking everyone!!  If you were featured feel free to grab the button:  (oh, and if you were featured on FB, or if you're featured later this afternoon, you're included - grab away!!)

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Waterbottle Vinyl - come vote!

a few weeks ago we got contacted by Expressions Vinyl to design a water bottle for them to give out to Snap Attendees at their booth.
and since we all our friends.
and we are competitive...
and all headed to SNAP Tomorrow!
We decided to have a little competition to see who's water bottle was the favorite!!! 

water bottle2

Here's the choices:

 Number 1 : Mandy from sugar bee crafts (vote for this one, right?!)
 Number 2 : Mckenzie from Girl loves glam
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Number 3: Ashley from Simply Designing
unnamed (24) 

Number 4: Kimbo from a girl and a glue gun
unnamed kim's

Enter here to tell us which water bottle is your favorite and to be entered in to win the winning water bottle (AND cause Expressions Vinyl loves you) a $50 gift certificate to their store! (that's a whole lotta vinyl!)
  a Rafflecopter giveaway

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April 21, 2014

Take-A-Look Tuesday

Yep, it's link party day!!

First, I wanted to give you a heads up - - is giving away $3,000 in Home Depot e-gift cards (150 $20.00 gift cards) and you can enter once a day (today, tomorrow, and the next day)
--amazing giveaway, right?!  You'll want to enter that for sure! - here ya go, and good luck!!

I love picking up supplies for Home Projects - - here are just a few of my favorite projects for my home:

And I know you have awesome Home Projects as well - you'll be able to put that gift card to use!  Good luck!!  Just enter by clicking that #SpringIntoSavings image above.

Also, you can get $10 off purchases of $100 or more with Promo Code: SPRINGHD

On to the link party!
Can't wait to see what everyone's been up to -  - and who will be the most viewed link - maybe you?
- - just a run down- -
  • Link to a Specific Post, not your whole blog - no more than a couple of posts please
  • Please don't link up anything you've already linked before (like something posted on a previous week)
  • Try to visit a few other people at the party  - everyone loves visits and encouraging comments!  
If you're reading this on the main page of my blog, find that "click to read more" button and it'll take you to the full post that contains the link party (that's so the blog will load faster - link parties can bog it down)...

Heat Transfer Vinyl

I would say that the thing I love to cut the most with my Silhouette is Heat Transfer Vinyl - it's what you use to make your own shirts, and it's super awesome!!
If I had to convince you of why you desperately need a Silhouette with just one project (which is hard, because it can do so many things!) I would use Heat Transfer Vinyl.  Because I use it all the time - see:

This month Silhouette is running a promotion that includes a bundle of heat transfer vinyl:
Here are the April Promo details running April 21-30:

Silhouette CAMEO
1 Heat Transfer Starter Kit
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Dark Fabrics
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Light Fabrics
$269.99 (MSRP: $364.96)

Silhouette Portrait
1 Heat Transfer Starter Kit
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Dark Fabrics
1 Printable Heat Transfer Material for Light Fabrics
$139.99 (MSRP: $244.96)

All Heat Transfer materials will be 30% off as well!

TO GET THE DEALS - - go to this special Heat Transfer Deals Landing Page and use the code "SUGARBEE" at checkout.

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April 20, 2014

Because of Him

This video is just a couple minutes long, and I love the power and the message that radiate from it.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter.  #BecauseofHim

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April 19, 2014

Project Life: Conference Printables

Let me start by saying I'm not a scrapbooker. Not paper or even digital. I am just not crafty like that! Give me some wood and tools but I'm clueless when it comes to paper. Kind of ironic with me doing the whole "printables" thing. I have had so much fun watching what people have come up with for Project Life. For me, this method of scrapbooking I could do! Not much cutting or designing because most of the work is already done for you. 

Spring is my most favorite time of the year. Not only because it's the perfect running weather, but because of General Conference! If you remember last fall I designed a 2014 calendar using my favorite conference quotes and I decided it might be fun to try designing some PL inserts. They aren't color-coordinated or anything, so if you want to use them as individual printables that works too.

Project Life Conference Printables

Project Life Conference Printables

Project Life Conference Printables

Project Life Conference Printables

I have loved posting here every month and thinking of new printables for Sugar Bee readers. While you're downloading these, I'm enjoying the warm weather with my family on a much needed mini vacay. I've been running ragged ever since my grandpa died

If you liked these printables, you'll probably like these ones:

Project Life Conference Printables

Project Life Conference Printables

Welcome Home Printable

Thanks Mandy! Now go outside and enjoy the spring!

April 18, 2014

Custom Photo Pendant

I have the perfect handmade gift for you to tackle!!  I have given this time and time again, and it's always a hit.  A Custom Photo Pendant!!

I've giving you the heads up now because you have a few weeks to go until Mother's Day - plenty of time.  I think they are the perfect gift for yourself, grandma, etc.

And beyond that, you can make some for dads and grandpas and they can hook them on keychains.  And you can use a mascot image instead of a photo and give it to teachers.  The possibilities are endless!

They are really easy to make - it just takes a few minutes. And it is very inexpensive, less than $2 a necklace.   I've written tutorials in the past:

Here's How to Make a Glass Tile Pendant (the how-to of it all)
and here's How to Resize an Image for a Custom Photo Pendant

And if you love Mother's Day Photo Gifts, here are a few other ideas...

Have a great weekend - - we're off to try out our new-to-us go kart (yep!  fun times, here we come!)

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Decorate the One Krieger Chick way {Home Decor Contributor}

Hi Sugar Bee Friends!  It's Ariean from One Krieger Chick again to share how I decorate...The One Krieger Chick way.

Wanna know my secret...Decorate With What You Love.

Yep. That's it.

I have a very signature style...ask anyone who has been to my home.  It's a little country with pops of  color, antiques mixed with current pieces...and a whole lotta ME!Decorating-the-One-Krieger-Chick-way-sharing-my-tips-for-making-your-house-a-home

If you LOVE it, it will work...

Just because it is in style or in the latest magazine, doesn't mean YOU have to use it. You live in the space and have to be comfortable.  Show off a collection or antique.  If you love it, it will fit in your home...somewhere.  Your home should be a reflection of who you are.  When people come to my home, they often tell me it is "So Me..."  or "Just how they imagined my house would look..."  I take that as a compliment.

Your Home should be a reflection of YOU...

Don't Match.  Don't buy a matching set for a Bedroom...or Living Room.  1- It's typically more expensive. and 2- It's Boring.  Mismatched pieces are more interesting and typically less expensive.  Paint a piece or combine an antique with some new pieces.  Why not? My Dining Room Chairs were bound for the trash until I gave them a unified look...One Chair Two Looks {1}

Laugh Out Loud...

Add something in each room that makes you smile, giggle, laugh when you see it.  A sign with a quote, picture of your kids, a vacation moment, a random thrift store treasure or item given as a white elephant gift...We need more to smile about!  Plus, how fun to laugh or giggle or remember a special moment in each room of your home.  It doesn't have to make sense or have meaning to anyone but YOU. Each of the photos on my Gallery Style Photo Board has a special meaning...I love that I can remember the story behind each photo whenever I look at them...Also works as an instant pick-me-up!Striped Gallery Style Photo Board

Expanding on what I just said...Add a conversation piece.  An item that gets attention, raises eyebrows, or brings on questions from guests.  This big metal "K" does all three...As does the wall of doors...Spring mantle{}

Color, Color, Color...

Don't be afraid of some color.  Most new homes are a sea of beige.  If you're afraid to paint the walls (or can't due to lease agreements)...Add bright throw pillows on the sofa or tea towel in the kitchen.  Not only will it make the room feel more cheerful, but it will make you smile.  Simply covering (boy-proofing) my bar stools made a huge impact in my kitchen.Laminated barstool cushions I

Bring the Outdoors In...

Add live plants or fresh flowers if possible.  Plants feel fresh and cheerful and make for a healthier living environment.  They will help to lift a mood...even if you're not aware of it.  Succulents are super popular right now and are super easy to take care of...I've only had one die on me and I always forget to water them.  So far so good on the Indoor Tabletop Garden I planted, although it is now in my kitchen window not on the table...
Indoor Garden with ombre polka dot pots

Think FREE...

Decorating your home and making it a place you love doesn't have to be expensive!  So many of my furniture pieces were FREE...or close to it.  No kidding!  Paint does wonders.  When I bought my first home as young single teacher, I barely made enough to cover my house payment, bills and student loans.  I also had very expensive taste...still do.  You can have an expensive look without spending much.  I shopped thrift stores and the Curb (aka other people's trash) and had a very cute home!  I still use many of those pieces in my home decor.  We've used many old doors in our current home...Partially we love the weathered look and character, but they were also inexpensive or FREE... His and Hers pillow covers made with a Sharpie!

Always a Plan B...

Don't be afraid to try something.  I cannot tell you how many decorating ideas I've tried that looked amazing in my head, but looked awful in real life. I know you've heard this before, but think outside the box.  There's always Plan B, right!  

Now that my decorating secrets are out...What are yours?

April 17, 2014

Dollar Tree Sneak Peek

I'm thrilled to be partnering with Dollar Tree to share their new Summer Fun products with you!
You guys know that I'm a fan of The Dollar Tree. Remember the fun GLOW-IN-THE-DARK RING TOSS I made in the fall from their site - so fun. And so thrifty!

Well, I have insider info and wanted to give you a special Sneak Peek - the new Summer Fun Collection
launches APRIL 21st at 8 am* (*excludes mall stores), so mark your calendars. It starts with a Flip-Flop frenzy. Be at the stores when they open because these are BRAND NEW products, only available while supplies last. Once they're gone, they're gone, so hurry in! All Summer Fun products cost $1 each, and select items may vary by store. I know I've been so disappointed when I've missed out on finding things at The Dollar Tree, so being early before they sell out is a good plan.
To celebrate the Flip Flop Frenzy, there is the Summer Fun Flip-Flop Craft Contest - - I know all you crafty readers will enter! It begins April 21 and you submit a photo of your original flipflop craft at and be entered to win a $500 Dollar Tree gift card. Score!!
--Join Dollar Tree's free loyalty program, the Value Seekers Club, for exclusive crafts, recipes, and tip ideas every month. Visit
--Learn more about new Dollar Tree products and contests as an email subscriber. Sign up for weekly emails here:

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dollar Tree via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

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DIY Confetti Balloons

Who want to take balloons to the next level - well really, who doesn't!  I have a simple idea for you today - DIY Confetti Balloons - you just need a circle punch or a hole punch and some stickers or scraps.  It doesn't get too much easier than that!  

You will need:
--fun variety of vinyl (this is a perfect scrap-buster project!)
--Circle punches

Heads up, when I buy vinyl I order it from Expressions Vinyl - they're my go-to and have a HUGE selection and the best price I've found. (that's an affiliate link, but it really is where I buy my vinyl)

On to the project!

To start, simply punch out a bunch of vinyl circles.  Vinyl confetti!!  I liked having a variety of sizes.

To adhere the vinyl to the balloon, simply peel of the paper backing and stick onto desired spot - but don't try to un-stick it, just in case.  I wanted it to look like confetti had dropped onto the balloons, so we only placed dots at the top of the balloon.  This is a great project that kids can help with - -

And that's all there is to it!

It just adds a little bit of extra fun and pizzazz to plain balloons - for a party, or a gift topper, or just because.

Have fun making your own DIY Confetti Balloons! A simple project with a fun impact - my type of project!

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