Did You See? Cricut Design Space Is Now On iPhone!

Hey all my Cricut friends! Did you see the news? Cricut Design Space is now on your iPhone!

Cricut Design Space on iPhone

I already use my iPad more than my computer, and now I’ll be designing in the aisle of the craft store! {grin}  The best part to me is that you can take a picture of where the project will be and the app will overlay it so you can “see” it before you make it. Cool huh?!?!

Cricut Design Space on iPhone

Check out this video.

Hop on over to the app store and download yours! And by the way, they’re working on the Android version. No date yet, but it’s coming! {wink}

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Oh My Stars! – Free Printable Cake Topper

Two things I do a lot. One, say “Oh My Stars!” And two… eat cake! So in honor of this amazing holiday, Independence Day, I designed a pretty little cake topper just for you guys!

Free Cake Topper - Oh My Stars!  | @kimbyers and @joann_stores

And, since I had to show it to you on a cake… I made cake. {grin} My kids actually said this was the best cake I’ve ever made. I’m not sure exactly how to take that since there was no actual baking involved, but then they clarified that I make the best Rice Krispies Treats ever. {wink}

Hop over to the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores blog and download yours! And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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4th of July Picnic And All The Fixin’s with Hebrew National

Consideration was provided by Hebrew National.

Picnics every 4th of July are a family tradition around here! We go to the parade in a.m. and grill in the evenings. And since we can watch the fireworks from our yard, we pull up a blanket, prep picnic goodies, grab the sparklers and enjoy the show!

4th of July Ideas | @kimbyers

This year will be no different and my kids are already excited to play Frisbee, throw the football and smack the badminton around. Yes… I do all those things with my boys. I AM that mom running around the yard chasing them with water guns and I would have it no other way. {grin}

And so when we picnic on the 4th they expect fun mom. And that means less time in the kitchen and behind the grill. So we keep it easy with good food like Hebrew National All-Beef Franks, and fresh toppings.

4th of July Picnic | @kimbyers

To picnic our style, you’ll need:

  • Hebrew National All-Beef Franks
  • Top-split Coney buns
  • Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup
  • Gulden’s Mustard
  • Fresh veggies: tomato, pickles, red onions

Picnic with Hebrew National | @kimbyers

4th of July picnic | @kimbyers

There is nothing more important to me than my family and caring for them. That’s why I choose to feed them foods like Hebrew National. Do you ever wonder what makes Hebrew National kosher hot dogs premium? It’s all about what makes the cut (and what doesn’t). They’re choosy about what goes into their franks – using only premium cuts of 100% kosher beef from the front half of the cow and then choose the best from that. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or by-products. When your hot dog is Kosher, that’s a hot dog you can trust! I’d have it no other way for my family!

4th of July Picnic Ideas | @kimbyers

I hope you enjoy your 4th! I know on the 4th of July, for us, it’s all about family and being thankful for this amazing country that we have the privilege to enjoy because of all the heroic and brave service men and women out there.

For more summer fun with Hebrew National, visit them on Facebook.

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By the way, a few of our favorite songs for the 4th are: 

  • Beastie Boys – Fight for Your Right
  • Neil Young – Rockin’ in the Free World
  • Jimi Hendrix – Star Spangled Banner
  • Pearl Jam – Fourth of July
  • Manowar – Warriors of the World
  • Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA
  • Tom Petty – American Girl
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Critical Acclaim
  • Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back in Town
  • Guess Who – American Woman
  • Bruce Springsteen – Independence Day
  • AC/DC – Thunderstruck
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Foil 4th of July Utensil Holders + Free Printable

With only a few days to our big 4th of July celebration, I created some fun utensil holders using my Heidi Swapp Minc. Super easy to use and I love the way the foil makes them shine!

Free Printable Utensil Holder | @kimbyers

Thank you to Hiedi Swapp Minc  for sponsoring today’s ideas!

Here’s a quick pictorial of how to make your own with my “Home Of The Free Because Of The Brave” free printable and the Minc machine:

Make A Foil Utensil Holder

You’ll need:

Easy DIY:

  1. Foil – dot and stripe papers with royal blue on heat setting 3
  2. Trim – trim dot paper to 6 3/4″ x 5″ and stripe paper 5″ x 5″
  3. Glue – using 4 glue dots each, secure corners and middle (don’t glue at top, about 3″ from bottom allows you to insert utensils and napkins)
  4. Insert – insert napkin and utensils
  5. Clip – clip free printable to front (which you can also foil!!)

Want to know more about the Minc machine?

  • Minc Foil Applicator and Starter Kit MSRP is $149.00 & Minc Foil MSRP is $9.99 (foil is 12”x 10’)
  • Minc Foil Applicator and accessories are available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, as well as locally owned craft stores and online shops
  • The Minc is a fairly light weight and pretty enough to leave out on your crafting table!
  • It has the ability to accept a 12” wide sheets
  • It has adjustable heat settings that allows for foil transfer on sensitive materials like vellum, all the way to more robust chipboard and even thin wood veneer

And if you don’t have your Minc yet, you can still use my free printables to make your own!

Free Printable Patriotic Utensil Holder

Just cut along the thin outline, score at the bottom of the design and secure into pocket with glue dots.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Prep A Picnic for 4th of July Fireworks

My family loves to picnic and watch fireworks each 4th of July. So today I thought I would share a bit about our 4th of July traditions and how we keep the spirit throughout the day!

4th of July Picnic Ideas | @kimbyers

Kohl’s sponsored today’s ideas.

My hubby served in the armed forces for seven years, mostly before we met. His dad, brothers, two of our nephews and a niece did too! Needless to say, we celebrate our patriotic holidays with enthusiasm. It’s not just a picnic and a day off work to us. We truly appreciate all those who serve to make our country great!

For the 4th of July our day usually starts by attending our local parade, then we grill in late afternoon and we end with a picnic to watch the local fireworks show. It doesn’t hurt that we can see the local fireworks show from our yard! {grin}

Picnic Ideas for the 4th of July | @kimbyers

This year, I shopped for some new patriotic inspired picnic decor at Kohl’s. I’m completely in love with this Lush Red and White Stars quilt. It’s perfect for the 4th and it will look great on our guest bed the rest of the summer season. And do you love the current nautical trend? These darling anchor pillows are the perfect touch to bring that trend into my patriotic decor.

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I have to admit that I’m a huge fan of lanterns. These are solar lanterns so they can power up all day, and then light up the night when the fireflies come out to play. {wink}

Host a picnic for the 4th of July

Galvanized drink station for 4th of July picnic

Other little touches include galvanized trays and buckets for snacks and drinks. And the prettiest Americana stars and stripes napkins from Food Network.

Picnic Pup On 4th Of JulyOur sweet little Boo Boo is even getting into the spirit. At just seven months, our little shorkie is excited for her first 4th of July picnic with the family. {wink}

From my family to yours, I hope you have an amazing 4th of July weekend. And by the way, you can shop Kohls.com and pick items up in the store, or they’ll ship for free on orders more than $75. You can also keep up with the latest Kohl’s has to offer, as well as their amazing sales, by following them on facebook.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create, celebrate and decorate!

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Brunch On A Bun With Hebrew National

Consideration for today’s post was provided by Hebrew National.

I can’t wait to share my brunch on a bun recipe! It’s amazing! Just ask my kids. {grin}

Brunch Recipes | @kimbyers

Did you know that we are officially, as of this past Sunday, in summer? And what better way to kick summer off than hosting a lazy brunch for the family? We’re big on brunch in the summer. I’m up super early every day, but the kids stay snuggled up until 9 most mornings. Once up, they’re usually starving and this is my go-to fun recipe.

You’ll need:

  • Hebrew National All-Beef Franks
  • Wheat Buns
  • Hashbrowns
  • Eggs
  • Chives

Brunch On A Bun | @kimbyers

  1. Toast the buns on the grill
  2. Brown the hashbrowns – fresh potatoes are the best, but I’m not opposed to a good quality frozen hashbrown
  3. Grill the Hebrew National All-Beef Franks
  4. Fry (or poach) the egg
  5. Stack

And it’s that easy! If your family is anything like mine, they’ll gobble these up before you have your napkin in your lap. {wink}

Breakfast Sandwich Recipe | @kimbyers

Do you ever wonder what makes Hebrew National kosher hot dogs premium? It’s all about what makes the cut (and what doesn’t). They’re choosy about what goes into their franks – using only premium cuts of 100% kosher beef from the front half of the cow and then choose the best from that. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or by-products. When your hot dog is Kosher, that’s a hot dog you can trust! I’d have it no other way for my family!

Brunch On A Bun | @kimbyers and @hebrewnational #spon

For more summer fun with Hebrew National, visit them on Facebook.

Hebrew National

I hope your summer is off to an amazing start and that you slow down from time to time to enjoy the moment. And, as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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How To Make Mason Jar Luminaries for 4th of July

I love hosting 4th of July BBQs out under our backyard pergola. Nothing makes me happier than watching my kids dance around with sparklers, catch fireflies and stare in awe at the magical light show on that spectacular holiday. And because we host a celebration each year, my Americana decor grows every year. This year in addition to some amazing picnic things I picked up at one of my favorite stores, I made some red, white and blue luminaries!

How To Make Mason Jar Luminaries | @kimbyers for @joann_stores

Hop on over to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores blog, The Creative Spark, to get my complete tutorial, including pictures of each DIY step. It’s oh so easy and they’re beautiful when lit up at night!

DIY Luminary Tutorial with @joann_stores and @kimbyers

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Easy Peasy Father’s Day Balloons

Father’s Day is only a few days away and wouldn’t it be fun to show Dad how much you love him with balloons. Personalized balloons!

Father's Day Surprise Balloons | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

My boys and I whipped up a few for my hubby’s Father’s Day / birthday celebration that I shared a few days ago.

Father's Day Celebration Ideas | Kim Byers, theCelebrationShoppe.com

So easy to make. You’ll need:

  • Balloons (I used mini and regular size)
  • Vinyl
  • Cricut Explore with Design Space file (or you could use a template and scissors!)
  • Cricut Transfer Tape

Just cut, blow the balloons up, weed out the vinyl, apply the transfer tape and apply to balloons. Takes less than 10 minutes and the impact lasts for days!

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Father's Day Balloons | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

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Make An Easy Parade Shaker + Let Freedom Ring Free Printable

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My family loves parades, especially our local 4th of July parade. We live in a small town suburb just outside of a big city, so we get all the conveniences but will a small town feel. And for our little town, the parade is actually quite large. We go with our flags, and our candy bags, and this year we’re going with these fun Let Freedom Ring parade shakers I made!

DIY Parade Shaker + Let Freedom Ring Free Printable | @kimbyers

Let’s get crafty and make these little LET FREEDOM RING shakers for your parade! You can pick the Glad Press ‘n Seal and most of the other supplies at Walmart!

DIY crafts with Glad Press N Seal

Supplies:

Easy steps:

  1. Attach straw handle with washi tape
  2. Cut a piece of Glad Press N Seal about the size of the paper and wrap the bottom and sides
  3. Insert bells in top and close
  4. Tie ribbon for a little added pretty

DIY Mason Jar Lids with Glad Press N Seal | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Glad Press N Seal is also a great DIY mason jar lid! Perfect for keeping the bugs off your favorite summer beverage while you wait for the parade to start. 

DIY Mason Jar Lids | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

And the best part, it’s as simple as placing the Glad Press N Seal on the top of the jar, adding the outer screw top lid, using scissors or a straight edge to cut off the excess (won’t hurt the glass jar) and poking a hole in the center for the straw. I added a strip of ribbon for decoration on the jar, and little washi tape flags on the straws. A few minutes of crafting for a very fun outcome.

By the way, if you’ve lost the outer rim to those mason jars, the Glad Press N Seal… seals. Ha! So no need for it!

You can keep up with Glad on Twitter and Instagram. By the way, they love talking to customers so make sure you say hi!

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Father’s Day Surprise With Fudge Ganache Ice Cream Cake

We planned a Father’s Day surprise for my hubby! See, he was born on Father’s Day in 19… okay… I’m not allowed to tell you what year. Just know it was Father’s Day. {wink} So it was really a joint Father’s Day and birthday surprise. Afterwards we took him to the movies too. Lucky guy!

Father's Day Celebration Ideas | Kim Byers, theCelebrationShoppe.com

Today’s ideas are sponsored by Cold Stone Creamery.

My boys helped me plan what we wanted to do for him. The biggest thing they wanted, was for their dad to know how very much they love him. Sweet babies!

Father's Day Cake | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

After making it obvious that he is our #1 DAD, we wanted to get his favorite treat. ICE CREAM!!

And this amazing Tall, Dark & Delicious (don’t you love the name!) cake from Cold Stone Creamery is layers of moist Devil’s Food Cake, Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Brownies & Chocolate Ice Cream with OREO® Cookies wrapped in fluffy White Frosting and cascading Fudge Ganache… oh my! Let me tell you, Dad will feel very loved!

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Father's Day Fudge Ganache Ice Cream Cake

Want one for Father’s Day  or any upcoming occasion? It’s so easy to order. You can do it online at ColdStoneCakes.com! I ordered mine and picked it up the next day. They often have some right in the freezer case, but with so many flavors it’s best to order online so you know they have what you want.

Now for the Father’s Day table. It was a fun set-up. We chose blue and silver as our color palette and it was perfect for my hubby. Plus my kids couldn’t get enough of the balloons. There would have been more but I had to stop them. {wink} We also added waffle cone cups since that is our preferred ice cream plate of choice. And it wouldn’t be a party for dad without root beer, so we made some little necktie wrappers for them.

I have to admit, my favorite party craft was adding the messages to the balloons. The balloons and the #1 DAD on the wall gave it that extra special touch. My hubby really loved it. I’ll share how I did it, along with the files so you can do it too in a post on Wednesday.

Father's Day Fudge Ganache Cake | Kim Byers

Father's Day Balloons | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Father's Day Surprise | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Father's Day Surprise Balloons | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Father's Day Fudge Ganache Ice Cream Cake | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Happy Father's Day Surprise | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

You can keep up with Cold  Stone Creamery and all their amazing flavors on Twitter and Instagram. By the way, they love talking to customers so make sure you say hi!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! And Happy Father’s Day to all those amazing dads out there!!

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