Printable Patriotic Word Search

Free printable patriotic word search. | Carla Schauer Designs

Finding a sit-down activity for older kids and teens to during during your patriotic party can be a challenge. Whether it’s Memorial Day, July 4th, or Labor Day, this printable patriotic word search is just the ticket. They’re great for relaxing a bit between yard games or killing time before dinner.   Print the pages at full size, roll up and tie with twine and a patriotic tag, and pop … Continue reading →

Scrap Fabric Picture Frame

I love color and pattern, and as a result, I have hoarded collected quite a fabric stash over the years.  It’s not just for sewing!  With teens and tweens in the house, I can count on my extra fabric pieces getting used for one of their craft projects, or in this case a colorful scrap fabric picture frame.     My daughter loves to change up her room decor on … Continue reading →

DIY Coastal Art Canvases

Paint coastal decor canvases and add beach finds for beachy home decor. Tutorial from Carla Schauer Designs

I’m a beach girl at heart.  But until retirement or I win the lottery, my art studio overlooking the ocean remains a dream.  In the meantime, I spend my days being creative in Ohio, and indulging my love of the ocean in my home decor.  With 3 canvases and a little acrylic paint, you can make custom decor that showcases your beach finds.  Since there is no wrong way to … Continue reading →

Favorite Supplies for Coloring and Lettering

My favorite supplies for coloring and hand lettering. Carla Schauer Designs

What are your favorite supplies for coloring? It’s a question I get all the time, especially once people know I designed my own snarky coloring book.  While the range of art products available can have you wandering the craft store for hours, I do have some go-to favorites that I reach for most often when I want to color pages or stamped images.     I’ve also added a list … Continue reading →

DIY Paracord Water Bottle Holders

DIY Paracord Bottle Holder. Make for fastpitch moms and teams, or with team color paracord for other sports. Great gift for sports moms! | Carla Schauer Designs

I laugh when people ask me what I’m doing for Mothers’ Day.  No fancy brunches here.  As a Mom of kids that play spring sports, I’ve spent the last 11 of them at the ballpark lined up on the sidelines with all the other team moms.  These DIY Paracord Water Bottle Holders make great gifts for moms on the go.  For those of us in the sports mom trenches, extra … Continue reading →