Free St. Patrick’s Day 8×10 Printable Artwork

In a few more days it will be time to add a little green to your home! It’s easy with this free printable 8×10 St. Patrick’s Day sign for you to display in March! Simply print the PDF on cardstock and frame.

Free St. Patrick's Day 8x10 Printable Artwork via Ashley Hackshaw / lilblueboo.com

 

 

I love this sweet Irish Blessing! Just click images below to download the PDF.

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Random Acts of Kindness and Free Printable 8×10 Artwork

Last year Boo and I set out to spread handmade gifts across town for Random Acts of Kindness Week:

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I wanted to do it again and I was excited when Michael’s asked me to come up with a project for their blog The Glue String. The full step-by-step post is featured today here.

random acts of kindness ideas via lilblueboo #roak #quote
We set out today to hand out the canvases….venturing to the cancer center, the hospital, the fire station, restaurants, bus stops etc. I’ll share the video one day soon when I have a chance to edit.

random acts of kindness for kids #raok #quote #gift

 

I love doing this each year…..not only is it a chance to spread kindness, it’s also a chance for Boo to learn to interact with people she doesn’t know and work on her shyness.

random acts of kindness stories #raok via lilblueboo.com

And we can share quotes we love for others to hopefully be inspired by:

 

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ― Aesop

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ― Aesop #quote

All the quotes in one place:

random acts of kindness quotes (our 2014 random act of kindness project) #raok  via lilblueboo Ashley Hackshaw

 

They were pretty simple to make:

Spray Paint.

Liquitex spray paint project #roak

Write with paint pen Sharpie.

Make mini canvases with quotes #quote #tutorial #diy #raok

And since we can’t give one to everyone….for you today…..free printable artwork. Download at the bottom of the post!Free Printable 8x10 Kindness Quote via Ashley Hackshaw / lilblueboo.com

 

 

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A Frozen Winter Birthday Party and Free Printables

She’s 7! Here is my last minute “winter” party we put together for Boo’s birthday last weekend. It turned out better than I thought it would for the late start I got!

The background I made using burlap. The snowflakes I cut out of a large roll of drawing paper….as well as the popsicle stick snowflakes:

A Frozen Winter Birthday Party Free Printables with Snowflakes and Snowmen in Turquoise, Light Blue, Grey and White via Ashley Hackshaw / lilblueboo.com #frozen

 

She’s so big!

The Birthday Girl: A Frozen Winter Birthday Party with Snowflakes and Snowmen in Turquoise, Light Blue, Grey and White via Ashley Hackshaw / lilblueboo.com #frozen

 

Photo of the party table:

Desert Table: A Frozen Winter Birthday Party with Snowflakes and Snowmen in Turquoise, Light Blue, Grey and White via Ashley Hackshaw / lilblueboo.com #frozen

 

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Free Printable Valentine’s Day Art Prints

We made these cute prints for Valentine’s Day. Boo will be using them for her Valentine’s at school! Download them below:

Free 8x10 Valentines day free printable art prints via Ashley Hackshaw / lilblueboo.com

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Add a little pink and red to your home this February with these sweet printable 8×10 art prints. Print it, frame it, display it!

 

 

You can download the free printables by clicking the image below.

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St. Patrick’s Day Free Printables

St. Patrick's Day Free Printables via lilblueboo.com

 

Some of our favorite free St. Patrick’s Day printables to make the holiday a little extra fun!

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Top 10 Party Tips and Behind the Scenes

 

 

Lil Blue Boo's Top 10 DIY Party Tips and Behind the Scenes via lilblueboo.com

 

Behind the Scenes: A Beauty Salon Glam Birthday Party with Mini Doll Salon via lilblueboo.com

 

Here’s the behind the scenes from Boo’s party and some of my tips for preparing a similar party….or any party for that matter!  You can see the full original Party Post with all the pretty photos here.

The decor was actually pretty simple.

I like to set up one main food and treat table that is the backdrop of the party…..hanging different types of poms.  I bought the pink tissue poms this year but the rest of the poms are from past parties. The lanterns are great because they are large and fold flat easily. I just recycle them all and repaint them if necessary. Spray paint is a great way to get all decor to match perfectly!

 

The Decor: A Beauty Salon Glam Birthday Party with Mini Doll Salon via lilblueboo.com

 

 

I have a sun problem on our patio for early parties….so last year I bought 2 bolts of 108″ muslin to cover the entire patio and block out the sun!  We hang it from the roof (a few gallon jugs filled with water are great to keep it in place if you have a flat patio…..other wise a few nails can keep it up)….it folds up easily for storage too. The best part is that I can pin bunting and other party decor to it…..and you can create a great backdrop for photos.

Creating a Backdrop: Lil Blue Boo's Top 10 DIY Party Tips and Behind the Scenes via lilblueboo.com

I always buy generic type items that can be reused year after year. I also look for items that can be packed away easily in a large bin. I just re-spraypaint items to match the new theme.  I have large white bowls and platters that can be used with any theme. I use large paper mache nesting boxes and hat boxes to add height to the tables (just re-spraypaint them!)

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Free 2013 Year at a Glance Calendars

Jody from Knapp Scraps is back again this year with the 2013 Year at a Glance Calendars using our Choose Joy and One of Me in All Time downloads! Resize to fit your needs, print on heavy cardstock and display all year long.

2013 Choose Joy Free Year at a Glance Printable Calendar via lilblueboo.com

 

 

2013 Only One of Me Free Year at a Glance Printable Calendar via lilblueboo.com

 

Click image below to download the 2013 year at a glance calendars:

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Valentine’s Day Free Card Printables

valentine's day card free printables for kids via lilblueboo.com

 

We have rounded up some of our favorite free Valentine’s Day card printables from around the web!

 

Click “continue reading” below to see the gallery and links:

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The Office Makeover: Craft Storage (Free Vintage Label Download)

Martha eat your heart out. I labeled 70 boxes yesterday with vintage-inspired labels.  It’s part of my big office makeover. I can’t show you the office yet because it’s a disaster. Anyway, it took almost all day to organize the boxes and create the labels but I feel really organized now:

Craft and Art Supply Storage (with free vintage label printable) via lilblueboo.com

The shelves were an early Christmas present from Mr. LBB.  This area is a hallway behind my office….technically it’s a “butler’s pantry” for serving food and storage but it’s the perfect area to store supplies right off my work area.  The wall space above the countertop was just empty space.  The area used to be a huge sunken living room before we remodeled a few years ago. We added a wall at the end of the room to create the storage space.

Here’s what it looked like two weeks ago:

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DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Bags | a Free Printable

Make your own Halloween Treat bags with this free printable download by artist Stephanie Corfee via lilblueboo.com

Planning for Halloween at the last minute? These Halloween Trick or Treat graphics are great for trick or treat totes, favor bags and even t-shirts.  The free printable is available for download at the end of the post! So many ways to use them: [Read more…]

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