Monday, June 23, 2014

50% OFF Say What??!!!

Hello Elfin Nation!
Just a friendly reminder only 2 days left to use coupon code SNAZZY at checkout to receive 50% any purchase!


Sunday, June 22, 2014

DIY Chalkboard Laptop Skin

I have been on the hunt for the perfect laptop skin, after spending hours upon hours on every site known to man and a few sketchy sites which probably shouldn’t be, I gave up, devastated with the idea my laptop will just have to suffer through the scratches and stickiness of the land of the college student back pack.

But never fret!

I simply seeped some tea and allowed my cranium to flow and

Inspiration hit!

No longer will I be cursed with the trauma of a scratched laptop and the agony of having to carry a pen and notepad to scribble nuggets of knowledge.

But the best is yet to come!

I realized the problem I had with choosing a laptop skin is that I didn’t want to pay for an expensive custom skin (I do not use a standard size macbook) and be stuck with the same design for ages!

The answer my friend is contact paper…chalkboard contact paper.

 I have been obsessed with chalkboards for as long as I can remember and I was so excited to find this product on amazon that allows me to not only doodle in class, but also prevent scratches to my laptop on treks between classes!

For this project you will need:
Chalkboard contact paper (you can find here)
A ruler
Sharpie or other permanent marker
Squeegee or old plastic card
And a laptop!

Begin by measuring your laptop

Then sketch your rectangle (or square if your laptop is funky) and cut it out

Next slowly peel back the edge to allow a little sticky to show and press firmly to your laptop

Slowly peel back more of the paper backing while smoothing the surface onto your laptop

Finish by using the plastic card to press out any air bubbles

In order to have a great chalkboard surface you must “season” the chalkboard paper by rubbing chalk all over it like I have done here:

Next erase and write whatever your heart desires!

I switch off between cute quotes and to do lists!

*NOTE chalkboard pens make the writing process much smoother and is less likely to come off while in a bag. Also the pens eliminate chalk dust!

Keep crafting as the earth spins!


DIY Painted Bobby Pins

Hello my lovelies,

Today I am sharing with you the easiest craft tutorial ever. 
Like seriously…
Buuuut it’s also the perfect craft to send any lady children or boys with longer hair down the rabbit hole of the craft world

So grab the mini-humans and let’s get crafty!
To start you will need:

Black bobby pins
Nail polish
Badda-Bing that’s it!

Simply slide the cardstock through the bobby pins as seen here:

Next apply two coats of any nail polish and finish with a top coat:

Let your creativity run wild and always be snazzy!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June 1, 2014 I Finally Made the Leap

June 1, 2014 I finally made the leap.

Not many people know that the first Sunday in every June is National Cancer Survivor’s Day. I found this fact a little late while just running through the internet searching for a morsel of inspiration and that is when I finally made the decision to do something that I have been talking myself out of for years.

I made the decision to shave my head.

This past year has been a difficult one for both me and my family. My aunt and the reason I am who I am today was diagnosed with breast cancer. This crushed me. I couldn’t imagine living in a world without this amazing woman that has always inspired me. Not only did she teach me how to use a hot glue gun and started my passion for crafting at a very young age, but she also taught me about the importance of self-confidence. This woman was always the peak of sassy, and worked every outfit, every mood she ever had. I always found in inspiring to go through life with such flamboyant confidence that nothing could get her down. I wanted to be her more than anything else. She truly is my role model and will continue to be as she is fighting through the last phases of treatment and becoming stronger each day. This woman was never a quitter and would never let doubt get a second glance.

And that was why I immediately went to a hair salon.

After some research I discovered the most prominent hair donation organization Locks of Love does not make wigs for cancer patients. Being this was the cause I wanted to support the most; I found the Pantene sponsored organization Beautiful Lengths. This nonprofit makes wigs for girls and teen specifically with cancer.

I chose to donate 22 inches of hair in 6 ponytails leaving me with about an inch left for Debbie, so that no girl has to go through the pain of feeling less than spectacular when they are already heroes for fighting such a terrible disease.