Archive | July, 2011

Kid’s Craft Week #16-Painting Rockets

29 Jul

This week The Girlio has been coloring and painting some white chipboard rockets we got at Michaels.  They come 12 to a pack, so plenty to play with!

She also has been making more donuts lately-we even made a smaller version (to use up some scraps.)  And, a construction paper rainbow was made.  Lots of fun crafting going on here!

So, thought I would show you a picture of the Crafty Wall of Goodness in our dining area that has all of the rockets, and other projects from the last few weeks.  I figure we should leave them out and enjoy them instead of just creating a big pile in her room.  🙂

My favorites are definitely the bright multi-colored rockets and the mini donuts.  We will probably add another string above these three, but definitely can’t add any lower as The Weebo can reach them and will either destroy or chew on them.  🙂

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

27 Jul

If you have made it here for the blog hop, you are in the right place!  If you get lost, or would like to hop from the beginning go here.

The challenge for this blog hop was to do something creative with flowers.

I decided to make a card.  My flower was created using alternating circles made from an old white t-shirt and patterned paper with a rubon in the center.

2 Hip To Be Square card

Here is another shot from the other side so that you can see the rubon in the center better.

I was going for a flower in a planter look, while also doing a clever saying.  🙂

Supplies: Patterned Paper and Letter Stickers: Echo Park; Pen: Signo; Other: t-shirt

Well, hope you enjoyed my project, and continue the hop on to Laurie’s blog!

Tic Tac Toe Challenge at The Paper Variety!

27 Jul

This week’s challenge was to choose three in a row from this tic tac toe board:

I chose: stitching, a card, and the color pink.  Here is my project:

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny; Other: thread

Instructions:  I trimmed the white flower out of a piece of patterned paper, poked holes with a needle, and stitched between the points. I trimmed the middle flower out of another piece, attached the two flowers together, and then folded a third piece of paper in half, adhered it to the first two flowers, and trimmed around them to create the card.

This is a very fun challenge (so many great options!), and I encourage you to play along!  You can check out all the details here.

Did I mention there is an amazing prize up for grabs if you enter?

Here is an example of a kit available for purchase at Freehand Scraps:

Pretty amazing, right?  So, go play, and upload your entry!!!

Summer Card Class Week 4 Additional Colors

24 Jul

Another card I made for week 4 using the additional color combinations:

I used the second to last color combination and the awesome letterpress technique Jennifer taught us to create this card:

You Make Me Smile

Supplies: Cardstock: Core’dinations; Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Bling: Kaiser; Stamp: Technique Tuesdays; Inks: Tim Holtz and Stampa Rosa; Other: Embossing Folder

Happy Embellishments!

24 Jul

This week’s assignment was to use products that make you happy.  Here is my layout:

Holy Moly

LOAD Week 4: Layout 3

Supplies: Letter Stickers, Tags, and Tape: American Crafts; Buttons, Banners, and Flower Stickers: Pebbles; Ribbon: Pink Paislee; Doilies: For the Luv of Art

The American Crafts tags and the Pebbles embellishments were ones I really have had my eye on for quite some time.  But, because they were never on sale, I didn’t purchase them.  Now that all the new products have started coming in, I thought I had better pick them up before no one had them any more, and I am SO happy I did!  I absolutely love them as much in person-so much fun to play with!  🙂

There ended up being a gap in between my journaling and my picture, so I added a flower and did some doodling to fill it in, and add some doodling in other places as well.  I also added some pop dots under the banners to give some more dimension to them.

Love my journaling this time around-really captured where we were at that moment and how the picture made me feel.  I don’t usually journal so much, but I really had a story to tell, so that was fun!  Anyway, enjoy!

Summer Card Camp Week #4

23 Jul

Here is this week’s color combination:

Here is my project:

Thanks card

Cardstock: Core’dinations, We R Memory Keepers; Patterned Paper and Letter Stickers: Echo Park; Punch: EK Success

Did a little paper weaving on this one.  After that, the plain white card looked a little boring, so I punched a heart out of the green EP paper, and adhered the remainder on top of the white card.  Then I also punched my green polka dot strip in the heart punch to make sure that the cuts would match exactly.  The bottom looked a little bare, so I added some pop dots under a punched strip of the same green paper-just to add a little without taking away from the woven heart.  Would normally outline with my white pen in places to show a little more definition, but alas, my white pen died last night.  That, and I ran out of adhesive today.  Guess a shopping trip is in order!  🙂

Kid’s Craft Week 15-Beads

22 Jul

This week, I saw a post for a kid craft using a pipe cleaner and beads to make a butterfly.  The Girlio loved the idea, so we did break out the beads this week!

Supplies: Pipe Cleaners, Scotch Tape, Beads with large holes.


1.  Take a pipe cleaner, tape one end to a table, and let the child string beads on to the pipe cleaner.

2.  Remove pipe cleaner from table, twist and fold ends together, and tuck underneath beads to hide the ends and keep them in place.  You should have a large circle of beads.

3. Make a figure eight out of the circle, and then pinch the two circles together at the center.  This will create four smaller circles (the wings of the butterfly.)  Wrap a second pipe cleaner around the center to hold the circles in place and create your butterfly, adding a smaller piece of pipe cleaner for antennae.

We ended up with this butterfly:

Then, using steps one and two, we made some bracelets.  I just measured her wrist before I cut the pipe cleaner to size.  Make sure to make these a little big as they are not adjustable.  We had enough beads left to make two bracelets for her, her best friend made a bracelet, and then we used what was left to make a smaller bracelet for her Unicorn.  🙂

We had tons of fun, and used up a lot of beads I have had for a long time.  This was a great craft!!