Framed Ombre Butterfly Art & Silhouette Promotion

I realized something today that I think is kind of funny. I’m curious if you’re the same way. Whenever I decide on a room to focus on decorating, I come up with a million projects and ideas and cannot wait to get started. Then about two projects in, I’m already dreaming about the next space I want to re-do and get totally distracted from finishing the first room! What can I say… I’m a dreamer. ūüôā

So as I’m busting out projects for my living room makeover, I’m already thinking about what’s next… I think my studio/office is due for a major overhaul! The majority of my house is designed for the boys that live here… no white walls, indestructible furniture, and definitely not a lot of glass around. So I want my studio office to be a place where I can enjoy my girly things… pink, ruffles, glam, and sparkles! Okay, there will probably be rustic wood tones and maybe even a deer head included in there too, just to balance out the estrogen-fest, but I want this space to be my little escape from boy-land! Are you as excited as I am about these plans?? Oh, wait… I’m supposed to be working on my living room. Oh, well.

With spring now here and a girly, pink office on the brain, I have a fun project to share with you today that would be perfect for spring decorating, a little girl’s room, or maybe a blogger’s girly office retreat. The choice is yours!

Framed Ombre Butterfly Art |

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Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Promotion!

You all know the love I have for my Silhouette CAMEO¬ģ cutting machine, and this month I’m super excited to share another big Silhouette promotion with you! If you just recently purchased a machine or are thinking about getting one, you’ll definitely want to check this out!

Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software Promotion

This month’s Silhouette promotion features the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software, which is a MUST-have for Silhouette users, in my opinion! When you purchase a Silhouette machine, it comes with the original free Silhouette Studio software. You set the software up on your computer, and it gives you all kinds of options for creating designs to cut with your Silhouette machine. I love this program!

But Silhouette also offers the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software, which has all kinds of really cool upgrades! It has additional knife and eraser tools, rulers, file import options, rhinestone and sketch patterns, and most importantly, you can upload YOUR OWN images! I use this feature all the time! If you invest in a Silhouette machine, I think it’s definitely worth it to upgrade to the Designer Edition software too!

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Silhouette Tote Bundle Promotion & NEW Products!

Have you met my best crafting buddy in the whole world?

I call her Cammie. She’s a Silhouette!

Silhouette Cameo

I use this incredible cutting machine all the time for different projects, and today I have a very exciting deal to share with you! Silhouette is rolling out some brand new products, and you can be the first to get them with this awesome sale!

If you don’t own a Silhouette machine yet, these bundles have EVERYTHING you need to get started! And for those of you who already own a Silhouette, just wait till you see how cute these new totes are!

Silhouette Tote Bundle Promotion! Use code LOVEGROWS for exclusive discounts!

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Under The Mistletoe Wall Art & Silhouette Black Friday Sale!

There is so much awesome packed into this post, I don’t even know where to start!! First let me say, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! From the bottom of my heart, I wish you a wonderful holiday filled with lots of family, food, love, and laughter! Second, I have a winner to announce for our Silhouette Portrait giveaway from last week… CONGRATULATIONS to Ashley Outland entry #1722!

I whipped up this “Under The Mistletoe” Wall Art in just a few minutes and absolutely love the pop of gold in my holiday decor.¬†Just paint a piece of wood, add some vinyl lettering (or stencil it with paint), and hang it on the wall!

Create this fun Under The Mistletoe Wall Art to spice up your holiday decor!

As much as I would love to take full credit for this idea, I have to give a shout-out to my sister, Kristi, who came up with it! We went to visit her last weekend for Thanksgiving, and she had her house all decked out with in the most beautiful Christmas decor. I immediately spotted a super cute hanging mistletoe ball when we walked in her front door and a sign above it that read, “What happens under the mistletoe, stays under the mistletoe!” ¬†So stinkin cute! I decided I absolutely need one for my house too, so I started working on creating a DIY mistletoe ball (tutorial here!) and this “under the mistletoe” sign using Silhouette’s gold vinyl.

Create this fun Under The Mistletoe Wall Art to spice up your holiday decor!

Create this fun Under The Mistletoe Wall Art to spice up your holiday decor!

Create this fun Under The Mistletoe Wall Art to spice up your holiday decor!

I hope you enjoyed this idea! Happy Holidays!

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!

*** This giveaway has ended! Congratulations to our winner, Ashley Outland entry #1722! Thanks to everyone who participated! ***

It’s like Christmas over here today, ya’ll!! You better get your creative juices flowing and bring out your crafty side, because today I’m giving away a Silhouette Portrait to one lucky reader!

Enter to win a Silhouette Portrait Nov. 20-27 at!

I¬†purchased my Silhouette CAMEO during last year’s annual Black Friday sale, and I’ve been putting it to good use ever since! I’ve created everything from home decor and apparel to fun handmade gifts, and I keep discovering new ways to use my Silhouette machine everyday! Here’s some of my favorite projects I’ve created using my Silhouette CAMEO:

Favorite Silhouette Projects from Love Grows WildStamped Tea Towels // Etched Glass Oil Bottle // Easy Chalkboard Lyric Art // Rustic Kitchen Sign
Giant Fall Sign // Bicycle Backpack // Numbered Plate Display // Super Hero Dad T-Shirt
Fall Decorated Vases // Wedding Sign // Mother’s Day Albums


The Silhouette is an electronic cutting tool that can be used to create a wide variety of projects. Similar to a printer, the Silhouette machine plugs into your home computer using a USB cable, but instead of printing, the Silhouette uses a small blade to cut designs created in the Silhouette Studio software. The machine is able to cut through many types of materials including vinyl, paper, cardstock, chipboard, fabric, heat transfer, magnet sheets, and more!

Silhouette has two different models for different project sizes. You can read all about the Silhouette CAMEO here and about the Silhouette Portrait here!  

Silhouette CAMEO and Portrait

This is one of my absolute favorite crafting tools, and I’m so excited to spread the love and give one away! You will love playing with this incredible crafting machine! And if you’re not the crafty type, this would make a fantastic Christmas gift too!

I’ve seen a sneak peak of what Silhouette has planned for their famous Black Friday sale this year, and they are going to have some AMAZING deals!! So don’t fret if you don’t win the giveaway , because you’ll have a chance to snag your Silhouette at the lowest price of the year! Make sure to stop by next week to check out all the details!

Now let’s give away a Silhouette Portrait!

This giveaway runs November 20 – 27 and is open to U.S. residents only. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below, and I’ll notify the winner on November 28!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks to Silhouette for sponsoring this fun giveaway!

DIY Etched Glass Oil Bottle

Etching glass is a simple and elegant way to personalize decor, gifts, and more!
Learn how to create a gorgeous Etched Glass Oil Bottle for your kitchen! at #diy #kitchen

What a week it has been! Every Monday I tell myself that I’m going to get ahead of the game and get lots accomplished. Then Friday smacks me in the face, and I wonder where my very productive week has gone! Does that happen to you too? As I start planning for October, I’m trying my best to tie up loose ends in my kitchen makeover so I can finally give you the big reveal! I have just a few odds and ends left to finish the space, and then I’ll be ready to show you everything! It’s only been a couple months now, right?¬†
So after tackling larger projects like furniture makeovers, roman shades, and chalkboards, it’s nice to work on the fine details that really make a space feel complete. Like this Etched Glass Oil Bottle!
Learn how to create a gorgeous Etched Glass Oil Bottle for your kitchen! at #diy #kitchen
I got the bottle from Wal-Mart years ago, and it’s done it’s job quite nicely. When I first started learning to cook, Rachel Ray was my idol, so I wanted to have a fun EVOO bottle like she did! It stays next to my stove so that it is close at hand while I’m cooking. I thought it would be fun to add a simple label to the bottle to dress it up a bit, and glass etching is the perfect way to do that!
I used Silhouette’s Glass Etching Starter Kit and created my design in the Silhouette Studio software. I couldn’t believe how simple the etching process was! I’ve never tried it before, so I was pleasantly surprised how gorgeous the result was in literally less than 10 minutes. Maybe even 5. I was too excited to count! I just cut the design with my Silhouette CAMEO on the stencil vinyl that comes in the kit, and transferred the stencil to my bottle, making sure to remove any air bubbles. Then I applied a nice, thick layer of the etching cream on the exposed glass with a cotton swab and let the cream set for about 1 minute. I scraped the excess cream back into the bottle, and wiped away any remaining cream on the glass with a paper towel. After giving the glass a good wash, I peeled the stencil off to reveal the gorgeous etching left behind!

Learn how to create a gorgeous Etched Glass Oil Bottle for your kitchen! at #diy #kitchen
The lines were perfect, the etching was even, and it took me no time at all! Everything I needed was in the kit, which is so handy! I love the subtle detail it added to my kitchen, and I cannot wait to go etch more things in my house! There may not be a glass surface left untouched!
If you already own a Silhouette cutting machine, you can purchase the Glass Etching Starter Kit at 25% off now through October 4th! OR if you still have yet to purchase a Silhouette machine, you can snag a Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait plus the Glass Etching Starter Kit at a fantastic price! 
Click this link to get the sale details and an exclusive reader discount code!!
I love when these sales come up, because you get such a great deal! If you’re not sure what a Silhouette machine is or which one to get, I have some good information at the link above! Remember, the holidays are sneaking up on us fast, and just think of all the presents you could make with your new Silhouette machine! I LOVE mine!
Have you ever etched glass before? What would use use this kit on?
This post has been sponsored by Silhouette. I was provided with product for my project. 

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Silhouette Promotion with NEW Glass Etching Kit!

It’s Silhouette time again! Woo-hoo! Those of you who have been around awhile already know how much I LOVE my Silhouette cutting machine, and I’m so excited to bring you a great deal this month with their new Glass Etching Starter Kit!
Have you etched glass before? I have yet to try it, but as soon as my etching kit arrives I have a fabulous project planned to show you! Look for that later this week!
(Edit: Check out my gorgeous new glass etch project here!)
Okay let’s get to the awesome discount details…
NEW Silhouette Glass Etching Kit now on sale at through October 4th! Click for sale details and discount code!

CAMEO Bundle: Silhouette CAMEO cutting machine + Glass Etching Starter Kit for $269.99
Portrait Bundle: Silhouette Portrait cutting machine + Glass Etching Starter Kit for $129.99
Glass Etching Starter Kit for $29.99 (save 25%!)
You’ll need the exclusive discount code to get these sale prices, so make sure you use the code LOVEGROWS at checkout!
After you check out the rest of the post, click this link to make your Silhouette purchase! The sale runs through midnight on October 4th, and with the launch of this new product supplies may run out, so don’t wait! The last sale we had on the Stamping Kit sold out just a few days in!
I’ve been dreaming up all kinds of ways to use the new Glass Etching Kit, so I thought I’d show you some gorgeous glass etching inspiration to get your wheels turning too!
13 Gorgeous Glass Etching Projects!

Are you feeling inspired? I know I am! Glass etching is just one of the many, many things you can do with a Silhouette cutting machine, and if you don’t already own one I highly recommend taking advantage of this fantastic sale! Christmas is just around the corner you know : )

Click here to make your Silhouette purchase!

Here’s a little video tutorial showing you how the glass etching works:

Not sure what a Silhouette machine is or does?
Silhouette electronic cutting machines can cut a wide variety of materials including paper, vinyl, card stock, fabric, heat transfer material, and so much more. With the included Silhouette Studio software, you’re able to create and cut your own designs and use the fonts already installed on your computer. There are also tens of thousands of great designs available through the ever-growing Silhouette Online Store. Click here to determine which Silhouette machine is right for you!

This post has been sponsored by Silhouette.

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