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Creativity Unleashed 207

Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party.

I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.

Every week we choose our favorite projects and share them on our blogs as our weekly ROCKSTARS!

Spending My Valentine's Day (Han) Solo SVG

Han Solo on Tshirt
Valentine’s Day may be for lovers, but I know not everyone is a fan.. so this year I wanted to make sure to include all the singles in my printable and SVG valentine projects.

Who better to represent the unhitched masses than my man Han Solo!

As my project for the Cricut Craft and Create challenge I made a tongue in check valentine for all the singles. Of course, if you need a more traditional valentine, check out these other fabulous projects from the rest of the team:
Valentine's Day Outfit DIY Cat Lady Valentine's Shirt Easy to Make Heart Shaped Fabric Coasters using Cricut Maker Maze Valentine's Day Cards Valentine's Day Pun Signs Reverse Canvas Valentine Wall Art Using Your Cricut Wall Sign - You'll Forever Be My Always Cute Wooden Conversation Hearts Spending My Valentine's Day (Han) Solo DIY Valentine Pillows Heart Garland Cricut Tutorial Heart Shaped Love Card Vinyl Mason Jar Valentine's Day Sign Metallic Heart Valentine Garland Heart Shaped Trays With Princess Bride Quotes DIY Valentines Cards


Han Solo Valentine Example
I was able to simplify the silhouette and text enough to make it scalable.  Easy enough to weed, even on a small project, like this coffee cup:
HANS Solo Valentine ON CUP
Or large enough to make an HTV tee shirt. (REMEMBER TO MIRROR IF YOU ARE USING HTV!) Han Solo Valentine on Tshirt
Of course, you don’t have to make this a vinyl project, you could also just print it out as a card or printable.. I have the printable PDF available as well.  HAN SOLO VALENTINE Printable

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Creativity Unleashed 206

Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party.

I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.

Every week we choose our favorite projects and share them on our blogs as our weekly ROCKSTARS!

Clean Up Your Act: Week 2

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It is week 2 of the Clean Up Your Act Organization Challenge!

Earlier this month I joined four other bloggers (Gail from My Repurposed Life, Jeanie from Create & Babble, Debbie from Refresh Restyle and Wendi from H2O Bungalow) and we are challenging ourselves (and YOU) to get our creative spaces into tip-top shape for the new year.

On January 30 we will reveal our spaces.. and give you a chance to show off yours. Anyone who successfully completes the challenge is eligible to win some great prizes.   (You can read all the details in the kickoff post.)



 Prizes:
A Ryobi Combo Pack (courtesy of Ryobi - If you want inspiration, you should see their dream workshop setup!)  
A Homeright FinishMax Paint Sprayer (courtesy of Homeright)
A custom engraved hammer (by My Repurposed Life)
A custom printed annual planner (by Refresh Restyle)
Kreg K4 Pocket Hole Jig and Starter Screw Set (courtesy of Kreg)
Kreg Rip Cut (courtesy of Kreg)
Keyfob and Cosmetics Bag (by Create & Babble)
Your choice of "Girls with Power Tools" or "Snarky Crafter" t-shirt from my line(s) on Amazon. 
And (2) $50 Gift Cards to spend on whatever your heart desires!   



Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 
Most Dramatic Change (2 winners)
Most Creative Use of Space (2 winners)
Random Selection


Now for an update on my garage/workshop:

Creativity Unleashed 205


Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party.

I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.

Every week we choose our favorite projects and share them on our blogs as our weekly ROCKSTARS!

Clean Up Your Act: A Creative Space Cleanup Challenge

Clean up your atI have a dirty dirty confession to make.  And I am sharing it today, because I can almost guarantee I’m not the only one.

Remember this amazing garage and workshop reveal I posted a while back? If not, let me refresh your memory:


This was my workspace, everything in it’s place, and I could even park my car in the garage.

Well, like most of what you see on social media and in the blog world, that was only PART of the truth.

Sure, my garage looked like that for the first few weeks after the reveal.. but what happens when you start to accumulate stuff and just aren’t organized enough to put it all away?  I present to you (hangs head with shame) my garage right now:

Junk filled garage clean up
Yes, that is the same space.  5 years worth of stuff have piled up in there.  It has gotten to the point you can’t even WALK though it.. forget about parking a car.
Garage filled with stuff
It reminds me of an episode of Hoarders or something.  And I just can’t take it anymore!
Messy garage
It is impossible to do ANYTHING in there. I can't build things, I can't get to my workbench, I can't find anything I need to decorate for the holidays.  The kids can barely get their bikes in and out.. don't even think about using the coat rack or parking the car. 

The clutter is shutting down my ability to use the space and hinders my ability to build and create things.   

There is one thing that makes me feel better about my situation.  I’m realize I'm not the only one.  After confessing to some DIY blogger friends about the state of my garage, I learned that I wasn’t alone.

A LOT OF US have spaces that just need to be cleaned up and organized.  No matter what we show on social media, or on our blogs.. we all have things that are cluttering up our spaces.  The clutter that is hurting our creativity. 

So this month, myself and four other bloggers decided for 2018 we would tackle our creative spaces and get them organized.  We are giving ourselves 30 days to do it.   We are calling it the "Clean up your Act Creative Space Organization Challenge."Clean up your at
Today we kick off the challenge by coming clean.  We are all HONESTLY showing you our creative spaces on our blogs today. How they really look right now.   You can see the other blogger's "befores" on their blogs today:

I know we are not alone, therefore I am inviting you to join the challenge!  

Be it your workshop, or craft room, office or studio.  Whatever space you use to create things, if the clutter is holding you back.. NOW is the time to do something about it.  If you are like me, you have been pushing it off too long.

I am inviting you to share YOUR current space (no judgement or shame.. I showed you mine, now you can show me yours!)  Hopefully knowing that we are all working on our rooms at the same time, it will be just the motivation you need to finally tackle whatever mess is holding you back.

And at the end of the month, we will be giving you a chance to share your AFTER spaces.

BUT WAIT! THERE IS MORE!!!

As even MORE motivation to get the job done,  there will be PRIZES!  Yes.. you could actually win some great swag just for cleaning up your messy creative space.


Everyone who enters and completes the challenge is eligible to win one or more of these prizes, including:

A Ryobi Combo Pack (courtesy of Ryobi - If you want inspiration, you should see their dream workshop setup!)  
A Homeright FinishMax Paint Sprayer (courtesy of Homeright)
A custom engraved hammer (by My Repurposed Life)
A custom printed annual planner (by Refresh Restyle)
Kreg K4 Pocket Hole Jig and Starter Screw Set (courtesy of Kreg)
Kreg Rip Cut (courtesy of Kreg)
Keyfob and Cosmetics Bag (by Create & Babble)
Your choice of "Girls with Power Tools" or "Snarky Crafter" t-shirt from my line(s) on Amazon. 
And (2) $50 Gift Cards to spend on whatever your heart desires!   



Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 
Most Dramatic Change (2 winners)
Most Creative Use of Space (2 winners)
Random Selection

Just share a photo of your "before" space below and follow along here EVERY WEDNESDAY for updates on our spaces. (It may be easiest to just sign up by email so you don't miss a thing!) 


On January 30 myself and the four others will reveal our spaces.. and give you a chance to show off yours. Anyone who successfully completed the challenge is eligible to win.  (*some restrictions apply.)  You have until Noon EST on February to 3rd to submit a photo of your newly reorganized space to be eligible to win.



I'd love to hear more about your space and your plans in the comments below!  I'm all fired up.. LET'S DO THIS!!!


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Fine Print:
**WINNERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER AND RESIDE IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. Both a "before" and "after" photo must be submitted to be entered. Decisions of the judges are final. We reserve the right to disqualify entries that do not meet the criteria. Winners must provide shipping address within 24 hours of being notified or a new winner will be chosen. We are not responsible for lost or mis-delivered prizes.

Organizing Hacks For Your Entire Home

100 Home Organization hacks for every room in the house. Garages, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry room, craft rooms, bedrooms and playrooms. Great ideas to help cut the clutter100 Home Organization hacks for every room in the house. Garages, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry room, craft rooms, bedrooms and playrooms. Great ideas to help cut the clutter
With the new year upon us, I am sure (if any of you are like me) one of your goals is to get your house in order.  Right now I'm undertaking a HUGE garage cleanout and it feels overwhelming!  I am looking for any tips I can get to make it easier. 
** The DIY Village ** The Kim Six Fix ** One Project Closer **Practically Functional ** Blue i Style **Virginia Sweet Pea ** Pet Scribbles**Interior Frugalista**

So this month, the All Things Creative team joined forces to take our best organizing tips and DIY projects and put them together in one spot.  From organizing closets to toys, kitchen cabinets to craft rooms, there are more than 100 ideas! 


Don't miss these other Organizing Projects!

Here are a few of my favorites:







100+ Organizing Hacks for The Whole House


If you enjoyed those, here are EVEN MORE ideas: 


The Top 10 of 2017

Best of 2017Kim Six Best of 2017
It is that time of year again! When I look back and reflect on the year’s projects. This was a HUGE year for the blog, with multi-millions of page views, More than 2 million unique visitors and 140 new posts!  And that is just THIS BLOG!

In 2017 I spun off an entirely new blog (posts from that blog are not included here) and a couple of new Facebook and Instagram pages (here, here, here and here) as well as maintained all the social media channels for the original one (here, here, here, here and here.)

I focused a lot more on video (which is a huge learning curve) and tried to stay in regular contact with more than 20,000 emails subscribers.  I also started a new Facebook group to keep me in touch with other power tool toting DIY women!

I’m like a duck.. calm on the surface, but underneath I’m paddling my feet for dear life! 


Don't Miss the "Best of" Posts from Previous Years:
2016,  2015,  2014,  2013,  2012


So what resonated with all of my readers this year? It is always fun to find out!  So, let’s do the big countdown, starting at number ten!

Creativity Unleashed 204: Gift Card Giveaway


Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party.

I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.



Earlier this month I wrote about my favorite hand lettered t-shirts and how I am learning to make them.  So this week the Creativity Unleashed team got together to giveaway a custom tee shirt, the Busy Girls Guide to Hand Lettering course, along with $100 to spend at HOME GOODS! (OMG!)

   You can enter for your chance to win at the bottom of this post.

Creativity Unleashed 203: Hand Lettering Tee, eCourse, and $100 Home Goods Prize Pack


Creativity Unleashed Graphic
Welcome to the Creativity Unleashed Link party.

I’ve joined Jessi from Practically Functional, Jacque from The DIY Village, Jocie from One Project Closer, Amy from Her Tool Belt, and Mindi from My Love 2 Create as hostesses for this party.



Earlier this month I wrote about my favorite hand lettered t-shirts and how I am learning to make them.  So this week the Creativity Unleashed team got together to giveaway a custom tee shirt, the Busy Girls Guide to Hand Lettering course, along with $100 to spend at HOME GOODS! (OMG!)

   You can enter for your chance to win at the bottom of this post.

TsumTsum Display Shelf (Disney Castle Version)

MiniTsumTsum disney display shelfAn adorable way to organize and display TsumTsums. Would also work for shopkins or matchbox cars.  The building plans and video tutorial are available. It looks really easy to make! In the kids’ advent calendars this year they each received 24 new TsumTsum figurines.  If you don’t know what they are consider yourself lucky. TsumTsums are made by Disney and feature all their characters from the movies and TV.  (The majority of the ones in the photo above came from this set or this one.)

T-Shirts for Girls with Power Tools


If you haven’t figured it out yet, one of my biggest motivations for writing my blog is to inspire other women to pick up power tools for the first time and tackle DIY and building projects they have always been too intimidated to try.  It is definitely empowering to be able to tackle your own “honey do” projects around the house or even build your own furniture.

For a long time women have been treated with condescension on the male dominated DIY fields.  I am sure we all have a story of visiting the hardware store only to have the people working their address your spouse instead of you.  (When buying a saw recently the sales guy at the store actually told me "This is probably too much saw for you!" WHAT!?!?!)

Or we have had a male builder or woodworker mansplain something on social media, as if female builders were too busy baking cooking or getting their nails done to understand how how a tool worked.

I’m really proud to be a female DIY’r and Girl with Power Tools, so I wear it on my chest::
girls with power tools tee
That brilliant  design is actually custom hand lattered by my friend Jocie and I think it is AMAZING! 

 
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