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Serve it up in style with BACKWOOD DESIGN! When I came across Backwood Designs on Instagram I was instantly hooked. I couldn’t believe the craftsmanship, art and design of these one of a kind boards. As some of you may know, I love the ocean and my home is very coastal so I contacted them about adding one of their amazing works of art to my collection. Not only were they wonderful to speak with but their attention to detail and customer service were next to none. They specialize in handcrafting functional wooden epoxy art and custom live edge furniture pieces that are inspired by the beautiful place where they’re created in Georgian Bay, ON Canada. If you have yet to see their work head on over and take a look.

Now that I have this simply beautiful serving board I wanted to create a custom Backwood Cocktail in honor of my new board and for all the ocean lovers out there.

Serve it up in style - Backwood Design Board Party IdeaPINIMAGE

Serve it up in style - Backwood Design Board Party IdeaPINIMAGE

Serve it up in style - Backwood Design Board Party IdeaPINIMAGE


Recipe:

Serve it up in style - Backwood Design Board Party IdeaPINIMAGE

Serve it up in style - Backwood Design Board Party IdeaPINIMAGE

Directions:

Begin by adding your ice to your glass then a splash of Blue Curacao.

You will then slowly pour your Cruzan Coconut Rum and your pineapple juice.

Now you may top it of with your garnish and your ready to serve.

These are a quick refreshing summer cocktail!


Serve it up in style - Backwood Design Board Party IdeaPINIMAGE

Serve it up in style - Backwood Design Board PartyPINIMAGE

This serving board is not only stunning to look at but a wonderful talking piece at any party and or get together. Now let the party can begin!

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Be A Smartie - DIY ValentinePINIMAGE

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I wanted to come up with a quick and simple card just in time for the special day. Please note, I wanted to post this days ago however my little one has been sick for the last 3 days. Sometimes “MOM LIFE” takes over and you just have to do the very best job you can to do it all. She is doing much better today. Hope you will enjoy these lovely cards as much as I do! Now back to one of my all time favorite candies “SMARTIES“! You may remember that I received an amazing box of goodies a bit ago. Did you know that Smarties are gluten free, peanut-free, dairy-free? So no need to worry! As many of you know and have heard me go on and on about them it was no surprise that I would design a few quick and simple Valentine’s Day cards to share. Here are the two cards I came up with, “Be a SMARTIE and LOVE on me” and “Let’s LOVE on each other like the SMARTIES we know we are. You can’t go wrong with a message from the “Heart”! Did you guys see what I did there? LOL

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Be A Smartie - DIY ValentinePINIMAGE


Supplies Needed:

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Be A Smartie - DIY ValentinePINIMAGE

Tutorial:

Begin by opening and downloading your Design in Silhouette Studio located in your Library.

Then make sure to download the heart shape card design.

Once you have done that open up your design in your design window.

You will want to make any changes at this time. You can change the font and or color as well as the size.

Now you will want to send your design to your print and cut window.

Then you will want to send your design to your printer to print your design.

Next you will now want to load your card stock into your silhouette and select the proper cut settings.

Once your designs have been cut you will want to use your double sided tape to glue your Smarties onto your Heart shaped card.

Now Be a Smartie and share your LOVE with all!

*Note – If you do not have a cutting machine simply print out the heart shaped and cut it out with scissors and attach your Smarties.


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Be A Smartie - DIY ValentinePINIMAGE

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What was one of the best Valentine’s you ever received as a kid?

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“Lets Get Together & Drink About It”! Some of us may not have a Valentine’s this year but why not have a fun Galentine’s Day with your friends! You know I love a good boozy idea for Valentine’s Day. Do you guys remember “A New Kind Of Valentines – A Boozy One” from last year? It is still one of my favorites. I wanted to create a fun gift idea for a Galentine’s Day party! This concept is endless really, you can change the design of the box, add ribbon, vinyl decals and your drink of choice. What better way to start off the evening than with a few girlfriends and a boozy box to share. LOL Let’s not forget the Ghirardelli dark chocolate raspberry squares and fresh raspberries. Who’s ready for Valentine’s Day?!

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Supplies Needed:

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Tutorial:

I started out with my wooden box and wooden hang tag.

Then I taped off my design on both my box and hang tag and began painting my design. I did two coats on both.

you will then set them aside to dry.

You will begin by opening your Design window in Silhouette.

You will want to type out your hang tag message. Make sure that you measure your hang tag to ensure it fits.

Then you will send your design to print and cut window.

Now you will want to send your design to cut.

Next you will want to load your vinyl into your silhouette and select the proper cut settings.

Once your files have been cut unload your design and weed it.

You will now want to place your transfer paper on top of your design and apply it carefully to your hang tag.

Once you are done its time to assemble your boozy Valentine’s Day box.

You will want to use a 1/8″ drill bit and make a total of four holes. You will drill two holes on each side of the box a quarter of an inch down on each side and an inch apart from one another.

Then you will want to add your suede cording from one side to the next and attach the wooden bead to the end to attach both pieces and knot it together to close.

Once done you can add your Smirnoff Raspberry Mini Vodka bottles and your hang tag.

Now your Galentine’s Day Boozy gift is ready to be shared with your girlfriends!


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What is one of your favorite Valentine’s Day treats?

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P.S. I Love You - DIY Sucker Delivery PINIMAGE

I wanted to share another display and gift idea for Valentine’s Day! The idea for this P.S I love you special delivery came from this cute mail box I found at Target. I wanted to share a couple different gift ideas with all of you to choose from using my Sweetheart Suckers from CANDY CREEK LOLLIPOPS . I will say that my girls love these suckers and have had a few too many and it’s not even Valentine’s Day! My first idea was to have it be a Valentine’s Day special delivery with a bushel of suckers, notebook, colored pencils, washi tape and a heart paper clip. This would be a great idea for all your Galentines! Did you notice the notebook that says “whatever” you could add any saying to it. I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 which is one of my go to’s for just about any project. You could change the items inside the mail box to turn it into a table top centerpiece or fill it up with suckers and candy for a special Valentine’s Day candy delivery! I love the idea of hand delivering this to a friend or loved one!

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P.S. I Love You - DIY Sucker Delivery PINIMAGE


Supplies Needed:

  • Metal Mailbox – Target
  • Sweetheart Suckers – Candy Creek Lollipops
  • Notebook – Poppin
  • Silhouette CAMEO 3
  • Silhouette Cutting Mat
  • Silhouette Cutting Blade
  • Silhouette Tool
  • Transfer Paper
  • Design ID #140096
  • Rose Gold Metallic Vinyl – Joann
  • Washi tape – Michaels
  • Colored Pencils – Target
  • Heart Shape Paperclips – Michaels
  • Red, White & Pink – Crinkle paper

Tutorial:

I started out with 1 white popping notebook.

You will begin by opening your Design ID #140096 in Silhouette Studio located in your Library.

Purchase and download your design.

Once you have done that open up your designs in your design window.

You will want to measure and adjust the size of your text to ensure it fits centered on your notebook.

Then you will send to your design to print and cut window.

Now you will want to send your design to cut.

Next you will want to load your vinyl into your silhouette and select the proper cut settings.

Once your files have been cut unload your design and weed it.

You will now want to place your transfer paper on top of each design and apply it carefully to your notebook.

Once you are done its time to assemble your mail box.

You will want to use some kind of foam to suspend and elevate your suckers in your mailbox.

Then you will want to add your shredded tissue and all your accessories.

Now you can personally deliver your P.S I love you Sweetheart Suckers to all!


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P.S. I Love You - DIY Sucker Delivery PINIMAGE

Would you prefer to get flowers or candy delivered to your door for Valentine’s Day?

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Happy Friday! One of my favorite Holidays is Valentine’s Day! The main reason is chocolate, let’s be honest! On that particular day, I can get away with eating an entire box of chocolates and no-one will look at me like “hmmm” are you going to eat all that? Yes, yes I am! LOL I’m always obsessed with all the pretty pinks and hearts floating around everywhere I go this time a year. One of my very favorite things to do is help my little ones with their valentines and create a party idea for their classroom. This year, I received an amazing bucket of Sweetheart Suckers from CANDY CREEK LOLLIPOPS just in time for Valentine’s Day! Did you know that they offer sugar free lollipops? Candy Creek Lollipops are made from only the finest ingredients using old world craftsmanship. The flavors and colors are bright, clear and luscious! Some of their fun flavors are Persian lime, Watermelon, Raspberry Crush, Wild Strawberry, Georgia Peach, Italian Lemon, Concord Grape, Tangerine, Root Beer, Blue Berry Blast, Peppermint, Butterscotch Swirl and Chocolate Mint.

I created a table top display idea that would be fun for any Valentine’s Day party! I had purchased a wooden heart at Target a few years ago that I never got a chance to use so I knew I had to start there. Once I knew what I wanted to do, I got to work! Hope you like it as much as I do! You can use this DIY with any wooden shape, design, colors and candy. You could even do a small box instead of a shelf. This would not only make a cute center piece idea but a great gift idea!

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Supplies Needed:

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Tutorial:

I started out with 1 wooden heart.

I taped off my design before painting. I went with a simple color block since I wanted the wood to still show. I did two coats of paint.

Once painted I removed the tape and let it dry.

I then measured the piece of wood to fit the width of the heart where I wanted my shelf to be displayed.

Then I used a miter saw to cut the wood piece to my desired length.

Once I was done I also cut a 45 degree angle on the wood.

Then I used a pencil to mark my desired hole placement design before drilling my holes.

I then taped off the drill bit with painters tape about 5/16″ from drill tip to gauge my depth.

Once all the holes were drilled, I used two small cabinet screws to hold the shelf in place. If you have time you could always use wood glue.

Now for the heart design. You will begin by opening your Designs #119864 & #54567 in Silhouette Studio located in your Library.

Purchase and download your design.

Once you have done that open up your designs in your design window.

You will want to measure and adjust the size of your text to ensure you can still see the design once the suckers are displayed.

Then you will send to your design to print and cut window.

Now you will want to send your design to cut.

Next you will want to load your vinyl into your silhouette and select the proper cut settings.

Once your files have been cut unload your design and weed it.

You will now want to place your transfer paper on top of each design and apply it carefully to your wooden heart. This way you can see if you like the placement since you will be displaying the suckers.

Now you can add your suckers, place your heart on your easel and your are all set to “share” your Sweetheart Suckers!


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Do you have any Valentine’s Day tradition or special treat you like to endulge in?

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