A tutorial to make these simple shamrocks using just paper strips - perfect craft for St. Patrick's Day.
A cute and simple way to display mini pictures - come find out how to make one for yourself!
Simple and quick shamrock idea - draw on mugs with markers to create the fun design. Learn the tips and tricks...
December 30, 2013
Me in my baby cuteness (I still have this dress - it's on my homemade cabbage patch doll - I know there surely has got to be some of you out there that have homemade cabbage patch dolls wearing your own baby clothes)
I don't have any pictures of me before surgery - they operated right away, maybe a day old? I have had over a dozen operations as they tweak my lip and raise my nose. Maybe one a year til I was 12, and then one more when I was 15ish. That was one interesting - my plastic surgeon wanted my upper lip to be fuller, so he used part of my bottom lip - but for the graft to work, it had to be connected for a couple of weeks. So it meant that my mouth was sewed shut except for the corners. I lived on strawberry milkshakes (from Sonic - so much more real tasting than McDs!) and heated up V8 so that it mimicked vegetable soup - anything that would go through a straw. Crazy, right?!?
So, a few recent pictures - you can see my scars, but if I were more of a makeup wearer, I think they'd be even less visible:
have you heard of Operation Smile?? straight from their website :
Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives.
We're a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.
Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life.
That's where we come in as an international charity providing much needed surgical services. Since 1982, Operation Smile — through the help of dedicated medical volunteers — has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.
As one of the most prominent children’s charities in the world and with a presence in over 60 countries, we are able to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future.
now, I want to talk for a minute about CampusBookRentals - - what does that have to do with Operation Smile? well, CampusBookRentals donates to Operation Smile with each textbook rented. And they have a new program, RentBack at www.RentBack.com
--- RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students... which is great because it makes them 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options (selling their books back at the end of the semester) ---
December 28, 2013
Just click on the title of each image below to take you to that post and enjoy the details and tutorial - -
1. Giant Picture Tutorial
4. Glass Tile Pendants
5. Side Gathered Shirt
7. Nightstands - from a desk
December 27, 2013
Working our way up to number 1.... (so keep on reading down to see which was the most viewed post out of all the new posts in 2013) - - just click on the title of each image to take to that post and all the details of the tutorial.
15. Animal Silhouettes - free printable!
December 26, 2013
I've probably mentioned this a gazillion times, but Instagram is my all-time favorite social media. I feel like I can really get a glimpse into real life of all those I follow. It's like awesome blogs but in mini snippets - - very visual and appealing and I just love it.
I'd love if you follow me there (@SugarBeeCrafts), and even if you don't have an Instagram account, you can still check out my feed here: Sugar Bee Crafts on Instagram. On my feed I post everyday things, sneak peeks into my real-time crafting, and highlights of what's on the blog that day. You don't want to miss the fun!
if you do a "best of instagram" video post on your instagram feed, let me know your handle (that's tech lingo for your name on instagram) so I can check it out!! I love seeing this sort of thing!
Here are the deals that are running: