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Katie Stilwater
Portland, OR
Besides adoring my husband and four little boys, I also love all things DIY, sewing, fashion and cupcakes. Life is short, make it cute!
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LOVE these! Thanks for sharing which font you used. Also, I would totally buy your handwriting font, too. Maybe a new business venture in the future?? ;)
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Hi Liza, the frame pictured is from Craft Warehouse but I'm not sure where Debbie got hers. :) I think it's just a generic brand that most big craft stores (like Michael's, Hobby Lobby, etc.) carry. :)
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2013 on Baby Boy Frame on a Canvas at Starburst Studio
There's nothing better than a fresh from the tubby baby wrapped in an oversize animal towel! Such CUTE pics!
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I'm still on a baby boy kick using the adorable Echo Park Bundle of Joy line. I especially LOVE the color combo! And the die-cuts that are included in the scrapbook kit make card making so easy. These only took about five minutes each. I love whipping up cute and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at Starburst Studio
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I've got another project today using the Echo Park Bundle of Joy baby boy line. This time it's a small wooden frame that I adhered to a 12x12 canvas. I love how it turned out! (This is a store sample for Craft Warehouse, you can read more about that here.)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2013 at Starburst Studio
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I absolutely LOVE this baby boy line, Bundle of Joy from Echo Park. It comes with paper, die cuts, stickers, etc. The images and color scheme are completely adorable and it was so fun creating with it. I'm also obsessed with these unfinished wood frame/shadow box thingies from Craft Warehouse.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at Starburst Studio
Well, as you probably (hopefully) noticed, I took a little blogging break for a few months. But I have a good excuse! At the beginning of February, I started working part time from home for Craft Warehouse in Gresham. I am now making samples for the store displays. It's pretty... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at Starburst Studio
Such a beautiful, transparent post. I don't comment often, but I've been reading your blog since you were in college (!!!), the only blog I check everyday. When I first saw the picture of you holding Ellerie on Instagram my heart broke and yet, at the same time, soared for you. For even though you hadn't posted it yet, I knew that look, the look of giving everything, EVERYTHING you've got to labor and then ending up with a c-section. And the look of total relief that she was finally here - safe, sound and in your arms. I prayed and prayed for you those first days! I knew what you were probably going through as I had a 45 hour labor and then c-section, horrible reaction to pain meds, terrible hospital stay, etc. But I also knew that YOU COULD DO IT! And here you are, Mama!! You DID IT! We are all SO happy for you! Thank you for sharing your beautiful story with us all.
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Yay!!! Congrats! I'm so happy for you! And I CAN NOT WAIT to see all the cute things you'll be making for her!
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2013 on we are having a... at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Hi there! I'm so glad you've stopped by! Today I'm showing you the third bracelet in my DIY black and white accessories - a trio of bracelets that I made from two necklaces. These are SO easy! (You can see the Chevron cuff here and the striped on here.) Supplies... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at Starburst Studio
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Today is the second day of my series of DIY black and white accessories and I'll be showing you how to create the super cute striped cuff. (Be sure to check out yesterday's post - the Chevron cuff!) Supplies - Cuff bracelet, black acrylic paint, "low tack" tape (like painers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at Starburst Studio
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Black and white is supposed to be one of the hottest trends for Spring so I thought it would be fun to dress up some of my old jewelry and give it a fresh take. I'll be sharing a quick tutorial over the next 3 days to show you how... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at Starburst Studio
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I had so much fun making this card! I haven't stamped in months and months (a couple of years??) so it was great to pull out my supplies and get to work on this simple thank you card. I used to work for A Muse Studio (formerly A Muse Artstamps)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Starburst Studio
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I'm so excited by this week's thrifting finds! One of our family goals for 2013 is to play more games together (NOT video games!) so we headed to Target to check out their board games and I was really shocked by how expensive they were! In the past, we've always... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Starburst Studio
This made a little teary eyed for you! :) Congrats!!
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2012 on next for e&p. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I needed quick, easy and cheap Christmas decorations and I have literally hundreds of bright colored ornament balls so I thought I would try making my own Apothocary type jars to display them in. Now, I'm sure you've seen this before as it is not my original idea at all.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at Starburst Studio
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(Iphone photo of some of our curriculum.) We've made a huge change in our family this year in that we are homeschooling for the first time! It was not an easy decision to make but now that we are 7 weeks in I can unequivocally say - I love it.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2012 at Starburst Studio
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This is the final post for the wedding on a (super) tight budget that I helped a friend throw. Again, sorry some of the pics are blurry, the church had very low lighting. The first shot is of the guest table, right as guests entered the church. I loved the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at Starburst Studio
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I love how this backdrop and dessert table turned out! Both were very simple and inexpensive but had a lot of impact! For the backdrop, I started with a PVC pipe I got at the hardware store for less than two dollars and spray painted white (it had some red... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Starburst Studio
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Well, I FINALLY have all the pics from the wedding edited and ready to go! What a treat (and a huge amount of work!) it was to plan/coordinate/decorate this wedding! And honestly, I was amazed at how inexpensively I was able to do it. I'm going to break it down... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Starburst Studio
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We're big Timbers fans around here. My hubby has season tickets and my boys love to go to games with him. (I only go when David Beckham is playing.) Isaiah is also on a competitive soccer team so it was no surprise when he requested a Timbers party to celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at Starburst Studio
The "insert green triangle" is my favorite part of this post. Hilarious.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2012 on around here. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I’m still in wedding mode this week so most of my thrifty efforts are going towards that. I went yard sale-ing over the weekend and here's what I found. It was a SUPER successful trip! Huge box of picture frames for only .25 cents a piece!! What?! CRAZY! I'm spray... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at Starburst Studio
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I just loaded some more rings in my Etsy shop! I love these pretty resin flower rings! Such a fun way to get add a pop of color to your look each day. :) Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at Starburst Studio
Yay! I'm so excited to have my glitter flip-flops tutorial featured on the Dollar Store Mom blog! It's one of my very favorite blogs so I'm super happy about it! (And if you're here from DSM for the first time, welcome! I'm so glad you're here!) Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at Starburst Studio