Jan 202015
DIY Dr. Seuss Temporary Tattoos

Craft Lighting is when a group of bloggers share crafts that take 15 minutes or less to make. I am excited about participating in my first session of Craft Lightning. This month’s theme is Dr. Seuss. My kids are still in elementary school so Dr. Seuss’s birthday is a big event at school. I created these Dr. Seuss temporary tattoos of the Cat in the Hat’s hat, the Lorax’s mustache and green eggs and ham to bring to the class parties! They are super easy to make and [continue reading]

DIY Love You A Latte Mug

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Jan 192015
DIY Love You A Latte Mug

I have mentioned before that I love chai tea lattes. They warm me up and relax me at the same time. Just typing the previous sentence made me daydream a little! I also love puns and have wanted to make a “love you a latte” (I know you chuckled) mug for quite a while. When I found a ceramic mason jar mug on clearance for 70% off (only $1.80!) after Christmas I knew that it was time to make my mug idea a reality. I suffer from crafting [continue reading]

Jan 162015
Stamped With Love Digital Scrapbook Templates

My new Stamped With Love Templates are inspired by postage stamps. They are perfect to scrapbook the people or things that you love. My husband and I are celebrating a wedding anniversary soon. We don’t have many pictures of the two of us, but this selfie was one I took of us recently. My daughter loves LEGO Friends and we are fortunate to live within driving distance of LEGOLAND Florida. She was thrilled to have met three of the five main LEGO Friends. We hope to meet the [continue reading]

Jan 122015
DIY Butterfly Labels For IKEA BRANÄS Rattan Basket

I have had my IKEA Expedit shelves for a year and a half. The bottom row of my Expedit contains five IKEA BRANÄS rattan baskets. The baskets hold my craft supplies. I’ve wanted to make labels for them for a long time and this month’s Silhouette Challenge of “organization” gave me the nudge I needed. I wanted labels with personality. When I saw butterfly wood shapes at Dollar Tree, I knew I wanted to use them as the base for my labels. Supplies for 5 labels: 5 wooden [continue reading]

Jan 092015
Free Valentine's Day Word Search Printable

My kids love to do the word searches that are on restaurant kid’s menus. They thought I was so cool when I created the Santa’s Reindeer Word Search last month. You know I love being a cool mom so I made my kids another word search for Valentine’s Day. This free printable is only for your personal use but teachers may use it for their classroom. Click here or on the word search below to download printable PDF file. Pin It

Jan 022015
A Year In Review and Simple Starter 6 to 10 and 11 to 15 Digital Scrapbook Templates

Another year has begun and I like to summarize the old before I move onto the new. I created the A Year In Review digital scrapbook templates to summarize my year in a newspaper style format. There are two templates in this set. The first template is in the style of a newspaper front page with the year’s top story and top movies, books and songs. Here’s our front page for 2014. I completed this layout a few days ago but had to go in and change my [continue reading]

Jan 012015
Project 365: It's A Wrap on 2014

Happy New Year! As in years past, I am sharing all my Project 365 layouts for 2014. It was a year of ups and downs for my family of four but we ended on a high note and are looking to make 2015 awesome! I used my Project 365 Template Set 4 and Muted Paper Pack for all the layouts. Here are my wrap ups for my wrap ups for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. If you would like to do your own Project 365, check out my [continue reading]

Top 10 DIY Projects of 2014

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Dec 302014
Top 10 DIY Projects of 2014

2014 was a great year for Simply Kelly Designs. I had record sales for my digital scrapbooking products and my blog traffic increased 400% over the course of the year! I appreciate you taking the time to read my posts and interacting with me through social media. You make this journey fun! I love seeing what you have liked most on my blog this year. Expect more of the same and some surprises in 2015! Here are my top 10 most popular DIY projects. My most popular post [continue reading]

Dec 292014
Frequently Asked Questions About Project 365

I have been doing Project 365 since January 1, 2009. A few days ago I had breakfast with a friend. We talked about photos and I mentioned Project 365. She was interested in doing Project 365 but wasn’t sure what was actually involved. I spent a good amount of time describing it to her and answering her questions. All the questions she asked me were questions that I have been asked many times so I decided to write it all down in a frequently asked questions format. If [continue reading]

Dec 222014
Love Notes for Preschool or Kindergarten Teachers

For teacher gifts on Christmas, birthdays or teacher appreciation, I usually combine a gift card with a handmade gift. My son in in kindergarten and the students in his class are super sweet! I thought I would harness some of their sweetness into “love notes.” This project is made super simple by the use of Project Life journaling cards. There were 20 journaling cards in the Happy Edition which was perfect because there are 19 students in my son’s class. That leaves one card leftover for the cover. [continue reading]

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