Friday, November 20, 2009
I am also teaching a Christmas Card Class during the Crop on Sunday at 4pm EST. I have been very busy working on my cards. I hope you can join me!!! Here are some sneak peeks:
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The last two projects were wood items purchased at Michaels. I intended to make them as Christmas presents (and they would make great gifts for someone to set on their desk at work.) But, I love them so much, I don't think I can give them away.
Thanks for taking a peek and have a great day!!!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
We had a party for the Brownies and here are the cupcakes that I made. Had to make them cute. Thanks so much, Kristin, for the cute cupcake wrappers. Some of the ones she sent me were from this site. So many cute things.
Also for the party, I made this little guessing game. I filled an empty Marshmellow fluff jar with an Autumn mix of candy corns and decorated it. I also used an empty icing container to make the little container to hold the guesses. The girls had fun trying to guess how many candy corns were in the jar. I was thinking you could change the papers and do this for any party/holiday.
I also made this Bingo game for them. Annabella ended up taking it to school and they used it for their class party. She loved it so much and her teacher let her call out the words (which she especially loved.) I printed the Bingo cards from this site using an already made list of Halloween words. I matted the cards on black cardstock, added punched Boo borders (Martha Stewart punch) and stamped the pumpkins in the free spot. For the calling cards, I printed an extra card on white cardstock in the largest size. I matted those on the leftover orange and black cardstock I had from creating the Bingo cards. I did laminate them to make sure they lasted. The kids used candy corns for their markers. Again, you could probably make them for any holiday/party theme.
Thanks for taking a peek and hope you had as great of a holiday as we did.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Here are some photos of Annabella. This year she decided to be a "pretty witch." Yep, that's what she called it. She also told me that if she was a witch, she would have pink hair. Her reasoning was that if the Wicked Witch of the West had a green face, she would have pink hair. It was fine with me and she looked adorable with pink hair.
We bought her witch costume and she decided to add her black and pink petticoat some time before Halloween. The witch's hat came with her costume and I added the feathers. I purchased a feathered boa and used it to embellish the brim of her hat and the bottom of the broom stick. I made the broom stick by covering the pinata stick from her birthday party with black duck tape and adding the feathers at the bottom. She was so happy with her costume.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I love the finish of the tree bark and the overall project is a really fantastic addition to our home.
Thanks for taking a peek!
The KaiserCraft Beyond the Page items are made of MDF and come unassembled. That was so helpful with this project because I was able to trace each piece onto the back of my patterned paper and cut it out. It also came with some hooks. The photo on the package didn't give an example of how to use them so I decided to make them into hooks to hold our key chains. Ed is always losing his keys in our house (and I have no idea how when he has 2 sets!) The quote in the center says, "Home is where you hang your memories." Annabella helped me pick it out so it means even more to me.
You can check out my reveal article here. I have a couple more projects to share with you so stay tuned.
We have been super busy lately. Annabella has been sick (poor baby!) I hate it when she feels bad and wish I could be the one sick. We ended up going to the doctors twice but she seems to be doing better now. So thankful she is feeling better.
School has has also been keeping us busy. We have also been doing tons of homework. I don't remember having homework in the first grade and never imagined there would be this much. She has tests all of the time, too. She had one on Thursday and 2 on Friday of last week. But, she is learning so much at school so I can't really complain too much. I am so proud of her.
I volunteered at her school a couple of days last week for their book fair. That is always a lot of fun and the kids are so excited. I remember going to book fair when I was in elementary school and remember how much fun it was. So glad my girl enjoys it, too.
This year Annabella joined Brownies and I became a troop leader. I did Brownies when I was younger and loved it. I knew she would too. The activities and values it teaches are perfect for her. She loves crafts and helping others. At first she didn't like it at all and wanted to quit. I made her give it a little more time and she now admits she loves it. She plays Girl Scouts at home which I think is great to watch.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I have been working on these layouts for ACOT using the new Basic Grey Lemonade which I absolutely love! The colors and patterns are so pretty and fun. You can check out my whole article here.