Fabric Friday

Fabric Friday on Pretty Prudent

We have an especially fun fabric this Friday – Ann Kelle, Beatbox, Mix Tape Bright. Considering I woke up this morning with “Let it Go” ringing through my ears, I’d love to get ahold of a great mix tape right about now. This fabric has such vibrant colors and a cute, retro design. I had a friend growing up that was pretty obsessed with making mix tapes, I think I’d definitely like to make something for her with this.

To enter for a chance to win one yard of Jay-Cyn Designs for Birch Fabrics, Mod Basics, Organic, Birdie Spokes Orange tell us what song you would add to your mix tape today. Tweet, Stumble, or share on Facebook and leave another comment letting us know. Come back every day for new entries. We’ll randomly select a winner and announce right here next Friday.

Find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…

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Our Favorite Business Cards from Alt Summit SLC

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Jacinda and I just got back from ALT Summit in Salt Lake City, where we had a blast hanging together and catching up with our blogger friends. I also had the pleasure of hosting two roundtables sharing everything I know about getting book deals (that’s me pictured above, mid-animated-speech). ALT Summit is the meca of clever & creative business cards; every year they grow more elaborate and more beautiful. After the conference when I had some time to kill on Saturday morning after Jacinda left, but before my flight, I went through my pile to follow up with some of the amazing bloggers I met. The cards were so fun and imaginative that I decided to snap a few pictures with my phone and do a little post for ya, thinking maybe you would find them inspiring. So may I present our favorite business cards from ALT Summit 2014

This card from Chelsey at The Paper Mama made my day with it’s wood burnished gemstone pin. She had lots of fun shapes to choose from, and I snagged the last gem, score!
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This adorable card from Jensie Jean at Take Two They’re Small gets the point across in the most delicious way.
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I had such a wonderful time meeting Gina from Willowday at the roundtable I hosted on Friday morning (she flew in to Alt Summit in Salt Lake City all the way from Sweden!), then when I got back to my hotel room I had even more fun seeing that her business card was also a tutorial! So clever, and who doesn’t love a balloon?
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Natalie from Creme de la Craft made these elaborate and adorable notebooks out of recycled cereal boxes. I especially love that this is one of the most popular tutorials on her site, so she went ahead and made a million of them as cards. Extra points awarded because my daughter is writing one of her signature “fikshun” books in it as I work.
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Click through to check out more of our favorite business cards from ALT Summit SLC, and get inspired… (more…)

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Pretty Prudent Trend: Arctic White

Pretty Prudent Trend: Arctic White
The polar vortex might not exactly be considered a ‘trend’ per se, but the beauty of arctic white sure is. I was first drawn to this vibrant white in Scandinavian home decor. I loved how much colors popped in a white room, and how beautiful and serene the spaces looked. Arctic white can be incorporated into the home and your style in a number of different ways (yup, even just a white tee).

One thing I especially love is that this trend can hold up all year long. In the winter a white space or outfit can remain simple with a touch of sparkle to mimic a winter wonderland. In the spring and summer you can incorporate bright and rich colors with it. In the fall have fun mixing up arctic white with bold patterns and prints.

See all our favorite picks for the arctic white trend after the jump…

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How to Make Studded Shoulder Pads: The DIY Challenge on The Mom’s View


Today Kayli, from HeyKayli, and I are going to show you how to embellish a sweater with studded shoulder pads. We can’t get enough of studs, as you may have been able to tell from our studded leather gloves tutorial. While you are having fun with studs, you might want to also try using iron-on studs to make our DIY Studded Heart Sweatshirt just in time for Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to share the photos of your finished product with us on our Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest board.
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Check out more episodes of The DIY Challenge at youtube.com/themomsview.
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