2/21/2017

Dollar Tree $2.00 Wall Art - Perfect for Gifts!

Hi Beauty~

I know, I am going crazy.  I am having so much fun trying to created nice looking home d├ęcor for as little as possible.  So I thought this little diddy was super cute and it only costs...wait for it... $2.00.  I know right!!! $2.00 is an amazing DIY price for such an elegant looking wall art.  This can be made so many different ways to match the style of ones home.  So here is the one I made to match with my own home.

 
Can you believe this was only $2.00?  How, you ask?  Well, of course, I made a video for you and you are not going to believe how easy this was.  These would make great wedding or bridal gifts as well as birthday or Christmas.  Ooh, this would make a nice housewarming gift too!  Holy smokes, I have to go buy more....bye!...lol  Here is the video for you!
 

 
 
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Make it a Successful Day Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti
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2/19/2017

Beautiful Dollar Tree DIY Home Decor Centerpiece

Hi Beauty~

I love strolling through the isles at the Dollar Tree and just waiting for a DIY Project idea to jump out at me.  Well let me tell you. I saw a few items that made me buy it and drive home as fast as I could to make a haul video then make the DIY Project to share with all of you!  I am showcasing the Easter Flowers in this particular version, however this can easily be changed to different flowers to make different looks throughout the whole year.  Well, without further ado...
 
 
Isn't it pretty?  I have also decided to giveaway this project to one of my Instagram Followers.  Please watch the video for directions on how to make it yourself or rules on how to win this one for yourself. 



Of course, you can always follow me on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/jeanpiersanti to see all my project before it hits the blog.
 
 
$1 Craft Supplies at Dollar Tree!

Make it a Successful Day Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti
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2/12/2017

It's Love Week - Plan With Me

Hi Beauty~

Well another week has come and gone, but this week, the LOVE continues on.  It's Valentine's Week and that means plenty of hearts!!!  This week's 365 Create Happy Planner Layout isn't any different.  I know many of you will have the same thought as I do, because, let's face it... We love LOVE, Hearts and someone special (even if it's a fur baby someone special).  So enough chatter, here is this week's Plan With Me spread.


And of course, here is the video with lot's of chit chat and planning.




I hope you like it and plan along with me.  I am in the process of creating a monthly Planner Kit, that can be purchased.  I will have that out soon, so be on the lookout for it!  Until then Happy Planning in you Happy Planner, Filofax, Erin Condren, Recollections, Dollar Tree Planner or any planner that works best for YOU!  Thank you for being a TRUE BEAUTY!!!
 
 

Make it a Successful Day Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti
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2/09/2017

LOVE is the Theme for the Week

Hi Beauty~

You only have a few more days to get your Valentine something super sweet and thoughtful.  But, if you forget and have to go last minute, then checkout DaySpring Cards.  They have eCards that can be sent right form your phone, tablet, laptop or computer for FREE.  CLICK HERE to check them all out!  I just posted this one for all my Facebook Followers!

 
Especially chosen as this is one of the verses that God laid on my heart for the week. 
 
 
 
See my Bible Journaling Video to see exactly how I created my devotional art.
 
 
 
Click below to enter the DaySpring One Colorful Year GIVEAWAY,
 
 
 
I would LOVE for a BEAUTY to WIN IT!!!  
 
Until then, enjoy 25% OFF and Free Shipping
 
 
 

Make it a Successful Day Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti
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Dollar Tree DIY - $2.00 Pedestals

Hi Beauties~

I have been having so much fun creating things out of other things :)
 
Dollar Tree makes it easy and inexpensive to for some fun trial and error crafts.  Most have been successes.  Like this quick and easy pedestal for our guest bathroom.

 
Or this one for the kitchen.  I love that it keeps the oils off the countertops and keeps any spillage in a place that can be easy transported to the sink, soap and hot water to clean up.

 
Can you believe these are just bowls and plates, but look so cute.  I know, you are a crafty beauty, so there is really no need to check out the video, but I made one for those who need a little bit of visual, like myself.
 

 
Wasn't that quick and easy, yet still gives a fun and elegant flair.  Just think of all the possibilities.  If you decide to m ake one of these on your own, please post to Instagram and tag me in it. or hashtag #beautyandthestamper.  Here is my Instagram, @JeanPiersanti  See you there!!!  Oh and one more thing... Did you know that Dollar Tree can be ordered online? I know right, me neither! Check it out!

 
Make it a Successful Day Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti
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2/06/2017

Loving the new Beautiful You Stamp Set !!!

Hi Beauty~
 
I am absolutely in love with the new Beautiful You stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  Here is the most recent card I made with it.

 
Isn't she absolutely beautiful?  Yep, I think so too, especially against the Serenity Scenes Designer Series Paper.  Rather than making up all kinds of words to explain how I made it, I just recorded a video for you (in true Jean fashion):
  

 
Didn't you just love those alcohol ink markers?  If so, here is the link to grab yourself a pack or two.
 



Make it a Successful Day Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti
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2/05/2017

What to do with this broken thing...

Hi Beauty~

I absolutely love surprises, so when Michael's puts out their $2.00 Grab Bags (Now $4.00), I always have to run down and grab a few of them.  I usually get some great stuff, then there are times when I get something I can't use like 1000 party balloons in various colors.  Yes, a pack of 10 or so could be fun, but 1000...lol  You'd think I m kidding but I am not.  Another bag had a broken candle stick, this one was a little more fun because I was able repurpose it into a funky DIY Apothecary Jar. I used some old Bath & Body Works Candle Jars  that had been used, clean out and was just waiting for a purpose!


 I love the way it turned out.  Here is the quick and easy how to video (please don't judge me on my messy craft desk...lol).



Well, what do you think?  I feel it was a nice little organizing success!  Now to come up with a DIY for a whole bunch of balloons!


Make it a Successful Day Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti
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2/04/2017

What is a Pocket Letter and How to Make your 1st one!

Hi Beauty~
 
What?! You don't know what a Pocket Letter is?  Well, then grab some coffee (or wine) and let me tell ya all about it! Basically a Pocket Letter's are a newer way to create and make pen pals.  it is sent through the Postal Serval aka Snail Mail.  Pocket Letters are a fun way to send letters and little goodies in a compartment that fits perfectly in a regular size envelope,  Want to make try your first pocket letter?  Well great, here are a few steps to help you along.
 
Step 1. Find someone for the PL’s swap (read at the end of this post to find how)
Step 2. Decide together a theme for the PL’s swap
Step 3. Prepare, send your PL and wait for your partner’s one!
 
It all starts with a 9 pocket trading card protector (AKA Baseball Card Protector Sheets). You then decorate each pocket and fill it with little goodies.  Many like to decorate each pocket with ATC (Artist Trading Card) and add some little gifts. These gifts range from stickers, washi tape samples, clear stamps, tea and a letter or a note to introduce yourself to your new pal (you may continue to swap and build a friendship, if you hit it off).  Here is my latest Pocket Letter.
 
 
And here is an up close look at each pocket.
 
 
This one is my favorite

 
Hearts always work in Pocket Letters

 
So true!

 
Project Life Cards work well too!!!

 
Isn't she just Beautiful?

 
Shameless promotion in the back!
 
 
Want to see me make it?  Well, you are in luck.  I recorded it for you.  Check out my video below, but first get some more coffee (or wine).
 


Well, how was that?  Get some more coffee (or wine)...lol

 Once you have finish, you can fold it, decorate as a gift and send in a standard 10 size envelope (although, most use large envelopes because the decorations and goodies can get a bit bulky) Especially if you swap with me...lol.
 
Janette Lane is the person who came up with this idea and us crafters jump at the opportunity to share our crafts with other crafters and artists, who we know would appreciate it.   You can find pocket letter pen pals aka swappers in various ways: You can check out Janette's website PocketLetterPals.com or Facebook groups are very popular.
 
Have you ever swap a PL? Do you already know this world? Tell me about your experience on it in comments below!
 
Make it a Successful Day Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti
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2/01/2017

Let's Get Planning...

Hi Beauties~

I have had so much fun creating with all of you!  I know many of you have asked about my planning and weekly Plan With Me segments on my youtube channel.  I have decided that since you have asked for it, I will begin to share my layout's here along with where I get my various sticker's and what not (when I remember, of course).  My sticker and scrapbook paper collection has been around for many years, so sometimes I just can't remember where I got them.  For the most part, however, I have stuck with Dollar Tree, Michael's, Hobby Lobby, DaySpring and Oh Hello Stationary for my planning needs.  I also find some of my layouts on etsy and various blogs... oh yeah... and Pinterest...lol.  So with that said, here is a picture of this week's layout.
 
https://youtu.be/yBYtljZfU3A
 

I used a scrapbook page along with some stickers I had on hand.  You can see my video below to see how I made it. 




Here is another link to last year's Planner Flip Through, so you can see my style.  I hope you enjoy planning as much as I do.
 
Make it a Successful Day Beauties!!! ~ Jean Piersanti
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