September Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

September Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hello, everyone!

How is it that another month of 2017 has already gone by? It’ll be 2018 before we know it! Geez!!

September Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

I went with a slightly more vibrant purple palette for this month’s freebie! It coordinates quite nicely if I do say so myself! 🙂

I’ve been making functional printables for over a year now, so if you’re interested, here’s the freebie from last year, September Functional Planner Stickers 2016! The 2016 and 2017 theme colors are exactly the same, so if you want to use the printables together, they match perfectly.

September Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Before I give you the sticker freebie file, there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the Internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (www.pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the fun!

I’m providing you this printable in both a PNG and PDF file format.  I’ve found that the PNG prints richer colors than the PDF.  It’s up to you which file you use though!

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. PLAN!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

You can download the PDF version here, PBTT September Functional Sticker Sheet 2017.

[Related: September Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable 2016]


Don’t forget to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my printables! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see how you’re using them! :)

I’ll be back in about a month with another functional freebie!

Until then, Happy Planning!

<3 Natalie


September Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

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April Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hello Planner Friends!

Can you all believe that April begins this week?! I sure can’t!  2017 seems to be flying by!

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Here is this month’s functional freebie!

I love the periwinkle purples of April!  My version is a little more vibrant than Erin Condren’s, but still coordinates very well.

I’ve added a few new items to this month’s freebie!  I like using a habit tracker each week, so I’ve added two of them to this printable along with an additional “today” and “little bits” header.

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Before I give you the printable file, there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the stickers!

I’m providing you this printable in both a PNG and PDF file format.  I’ve found that the PNG prints richer colors than the PDF.  It’s up to you which file you use though!

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. ENJOY!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

You can download the PDF file here, PBTT April Functional Sticker Sheet.

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Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! :)

Happy Planning!

<3 Natalie

September Functional Planner Stickers: Free Printable

Hello, planner friends!

I have this month’s free printable release to share with you today!

PBTT September Functional Sticker Kit

I love the purple of September in the Erin Condren LifePlanner!  It’s such a great color for the transition from summer to fall!

Before I give you the printable file, there are a few things I’d like to say.  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

 

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, redistribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now it’s time for the stickers!

I’m providing you this printable in both a PNG and PDF file format. I’ve found that the PNG prints richer colors than the PDF. It’s up to you which file you use though!

To download the PNG file:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click “view full size”
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. PLAN!!

If you skip step 2 and don’t click the “view full size” button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

You can download the PDF file here, PBTT September Functional Sticker Sheet.

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my stickers and your planner! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)  I would love to see what you do with them! :)

Happy Planning!

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DIY Hand Embroidery – Olivia the Octopus

Hi everyone!

I have a quick and easy embroidery tutorial to share with you!

I’ve been talking about practicing the Stem/Outline stitch for a while now, and I’m finally getting around to doing it.

This project is made (almost) entirely with the Stem Stitch. IMG_9354Supplies:

  • Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray (get it here)
  • Embroidery floss
  • Embroidery hoop (4 inch)
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie
  • Fabric

IMG_9358DMC Floss Colors:

  • 552 – dark purple
  • 553 – medium purple
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Design courtesy of Doodle Stitching

This is the cute, little octopus we’ll be stitching! IMG_9362First, print out the motif and trace with your Sharpie.

Then, trace with a pencil onto your fabric. IMG_9365 Apart from her eyes, Olivia is made entirely of the Stem/Outline Stitch.

I used the medium purple floss for the body. IMG_9368I started at the top and went around counter clock-wise. IMG_9370My fabric was very thin, so my stitches are a little looser than I would like.

In the next few days, I’ll be uploading another project featuring the Stem/Outline Stitch where the stitches are much tighter. IMG_9373Olivia was so fast to stitch!

I believe it took me less than half and hour! IMG_9377I used the darker purple floss for her eyes.

You can either use the Satin Stitch or French Knots for the eyes.  Whatever you prefer! IMG_9380Olivia the octopus is complete!

What a cutie!

Happy Crafting!! Bow signature pink

Julep Maven Review & Coupon – August 2014

Hi everyone!

I recently got my Julep Maven box in the mail, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

A little background on a Julep Maven subscription:

  • Monthly box full of nail and beauty products
  • Completely customizable
  • Free Shipping and 20% off everything online
  • $24.99 a month or $19.99 with a 3-month subscription

Do you want to be a Julep Maven?! Click here!!

DSCN2751I love the bright purple color of the Julep boxes!! They are always so much fun to find in my mailbox!

DSCN2755I don’t usually make a big deal about the tissue paper inside of the boxes, but this month’s was so cute!!! I had to take a picture for you!

DSCN2757I got my August box for FREE, because I had so many Jules from referrals.

August box contents:

  • Two nail polishes
  • Gel eyeliner
  • Smartphone screen cleaner
  • Coupon

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August features “The Wanderlust Collection.”

I’m not super impressed with this month’s color selection.  The majority of the polishes are not summer shades.  I live in Florida, so I’m still in the summer mood!

DSCN2783Polishes

  • Avni – Classic with a Twist – African violet shimmer
  • Katie – Classic with a Twist – Orchid iridescent chrome

I’m not a huge purple person, but I like both of these colors.

I’m a little disappointed that I got two purple polishes this month.  They are two different shades of purple, but both purple nonetheless.

Also, Katie looks very similar to some other purple polishes I have received from Julep in the past.

DSCN2790This month’s beauty product is a Gel Eye Glider.  There were four colors to choose from, and I chose Rich Brown.

I haven’t tried it on my eyes yet, but it wrote very smoothly on my hand!

DSCN2774This month’s little extra is a screen cleaner that sticks to your phone.

I’m never going to stick this to my phone, but I did use it to clean my laptop screen.  It seemed to work pretty well!

DSCN2772The back of the card says that you can get free Jules if you download the Julep app!

I already had the Julep app, so I don’t think I qualified. I tried it anyway though!

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Here is the August quote and a coupon!

Julep has been sending out of lot of coupons lately!!  This one is good for two uses!

I need some more Ta Da! Quick Dry Drops, so I may take advantage of the coupon this month!

If you haven’t tried the Ta Da! drops, you really should! They are amazing!!

What did you get in your Maven box this month?!

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Easy Lilac Painting!

Hi everyone!!

I have another painting tutorial to share with you!!

Today, we will be painting lilacs!

DSCN2343It’s a pretty simple painting, so let’s get started!

DSCN2589Supplies:

  • Canvas
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint brushes (filbert, detail brush, and scruffy brush)
  • Pencil

DSCN2594Marta Stewart Crafts Acrylic Paint

  • Hydrangea Purple
  • Heliotrope
  • Pesto
  • Scottish Highlands

Folk Art Acrylic Paint

  • Purple

The first step is to paint your canvas.  My canvas was prepainted, so I didn’t bother painting the background.

DSCN2214These canvases came from Michaels.  If you can work with the colors then these are great!! They save quite a bit of time!

DSCN2217Take your pencil and draw the general shape of your lilacs and stems.  It’s okay if the shapes are wonky!! You’ll be painting over them in the next step!

DSCN2227 Paint the stems and leaves with the detail brush.

I used both green paints to add a bit of definition to the leaves.

DSCN2237Using the scruffy brush, dab the darkest purple paint onto the flowers.

DSCN2233Don’t glop on the paint, but a little texture is good!

DSCN2243Once you’ve finished the base coat, it’s time to paint the actual flowers.

We will be using the five-petal flower from my hydrangea and pink bouquet tutorials.

DSCN2420Using a filbert brush, paint five little petals in a circle.

If it helps, you can think of the flower as a little man.  He has a head, two arms, and two legs.

DSCN2600Using both the light and medium purple paint, add little flowers all over the dark purple base.

Overlap the flowers and let the colors mix to add dimension!

DSCN2597To dot or not to dot?! It’s up to you!

Once all the flowers have been added, you decide if you’d like to paint their centers.

I skipped dotting the centers, because I like how my flowers look with out the dots!

DSCN2343I chose to add a third leaf to the right side of my bouquet.

I have a real problem with symmetry and couldn’t handle three leaves on one side and only two on the other!!

Once your bouquet is symmetrical (or not!!), the painting is complete!!

I really wanted to add a bow around the stems but mine were too far apart!!  I will try and add one next time though!!

Happy crafting!!Bow signature pink

 

DIY Floral Monogram

Happy Spring flowers

Hi friends!!

I made a floral monogram for myself several months ago, and I promised my best friend/roommate, Kylie, I’d make her one too! Well I finally got around to making it, so I’m posting the tutorial for you to see!

Here’s the finished product! I’m quite pleased with it, and I’m hoping she will be too!

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To start this project, I would decide on a color palette.  I asked Kylie what colors she wanted, and she told me mint and black.  Well those colors aren’t available right now so I went with a blue, purple, and green palette. Sorry Kylie!! She likes the color purple, so I’m not too worried about her hating it!

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Next, gather your materials!

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You’ll need:

  • Flowers (Make sure you get more than you think you’ll need!)
  • Cardboard letter
  • Floral foam
  • Scissors
  • An X-ACTO knife
  • A large serrated knife (I used a bread knife)
  • Acrylic paint (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Metallic in Brushed Pewter)
  • Paint brush
  • Paint palette (optional)
  • Glue (I used a hot glue gun)

Now we get to the actual crafting!

First, we need to cut open the letter to create an empty shell. I used the X-ACTO knife and scissors for this step.

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Use the X-ACTO knife to cut into the letter.  The goal is to make flaps that are easy to cut off with your scissors.

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After cutting off the flaps, take out the zig-zag cardboard. Now we have the empty shell.

Next, I painted the outside of the letter.  I used two coats of the metallic paint to create the planter look I was going for.

While the paint is drying, separate the flower heads from the stems.  Some of the heads will pop right off, but others you may have to cut! When you’re cutting the heads off, make sure you leave a little stem.  You’ll need a little bit of stem to stick the flower into the foam later on.

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Once the paint has dried, measure the interior of your letter to see how much floral foam you need to cut.

My letter measured 2 1/4 inches wide.  It’s easier if you cut the foam a little smaller than the actual measurements of the letter.

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This part is tricky if you’re weak like me!  Use your serrated knife to cut the foam as straight as you can.  I find that using a see-saw motion works best.  You can try sawing back and forth, but I find that method rather difficult.  I recommend cutting the foam outside.  It can get really messy!!

After you cut the (kinda) straight rectangles, you may need to cut some pieces at an angle to fit inside your letter.  The letter “K” required quite a few angles.  The good news is the angled cuts are pretty easy to do!  Just set the foam on top of your letter, and draw a line on the foam where you think the slant should be.  It’s very easy to fix the angled cuts if you guess wrong.

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Once you have cut all the foam, set it inside your letter to make sure it fits.  If you have little gaps between the foam and the edge of your letter, you can squeeze little pieces of extra foam in there to fill it out.

This step is optional, but I like to cut the foam to be a tiny bit below (or even with) the sides of the letter.

Next, take your glue gun (or whatever type of glue you’re using) and glue the foam to the inside of the letter.

Here comes the best part! Start placing your flowers!!

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When I got to this point, I realized that I did not have enough of the little green flowers.  I went to JoAnn Fabrics to buy more, and they were all out.  I ended up having to buy a different type of green flower.  This is why I told you to make sure you have more flowers than you think you’ll need!

Once I got back from the store I added the rest of my flowers.  Some of the flowers did not want to stay where I placed them!  If you have this problem too, just add a little dot of hot glue to the bottom of the flower and then stick it back into the foam.

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Once you have all your flowers placed, you are ready to decorate with your new monogram!!  If you have any questions or want some advice, feel free to leave a comment!

Happy Crafting!!

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