Archive | October, 2011

Monday Cards-More Silhouette Birthday Cards

31 Oct

Here are two birthday cards I made this past weekend:

Supplies: All embellishments: October Afternoon; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress; White Pen: Signo; card base cut with Silhouette birthday card file

I found out that Archivers was having a 40% off sale on all October Afternoon, so what was I to do but pick up some of the buttons and embellishments I had been eyeing?  🙂  The buttons are from the Boarding Pass collection, and the paper pieces are from Sidewalks.

I was actually supposed to be making a birthday card for my brother (I started with purple and yellow cardstock-Vikings colors), but they turned into these.  A little too girly for the brother, but awfully cute, and I know I will use them in the future!

Kid’s Craft Week #29-Boats and Pumpkins

28 Oct

Here is a VERY quick and easy craft we made the other day.  The Girlio was watching Sesame Street, and they were trying to build their own little toy boats to float in a tub of water.  After the show, we made our own!

Supplies used:
old coffee tins
popsicle sticks
sheet of copy paper

There wasn’t much crafting needed to make these.  I cut a slit in each of the lids, and she taped paper to the popsicle sticks for the sail, and stuck them into the lid.  Voila-our own toy boats!


In this last picture, she was trying to build a bridge for her toys to walk across.  🙂  The boats float surprisingly well-even with her small toys in them.

So, there you have it-another easy craft.

I also thought I would leave you with a few pictures of our Halloween pumpkins.  We just draw the faces on as we have maniac squirrels that eat the faces off if you carve them.  They still manage to eat a little this way, but the pumpkins last a lot longer.  🙂

The Boy “helping”

The Girlio coloring

The finished products

SO there you have it!  Have a great day!




Pinterest Thursday

27 Oct

I have been using Pinterest for quite a while now, and absolutely LOVE it.  I think they made it with me in mind.  🙂

So, I thought I would share a few of my favorites (in no particular order) that I have pinned this week, along with one that I have already put to good use.  Hopefully, they will inspire you as much as they have me!

1. Christmas Stockings

pin found here

These stockings were created with the Silhouette.  I love the happy colors used, and really, you could use something like this to put your silverware into for place settings at the table, fill them with candy for the kids, make mini ones and place them over a Silhouette-cut fireplace on a card-I have all sorts of ideas for this one!

2. Peppermint Popcorn

pin found here

This looks yummy, doesn’t it?  Think I am going to have to make this!  I also like the cute bowl.  🙂

3. Felt Chips

pin found here

Aren’t these cute?  Now I just have to find someone that can make these for me…oops…I mean the kids-along with a plethora of other foods that would look adorable in felt.

4. Christmas Card

pin found here

Love this cutout!  So many cool ways to do this on Christmas cards!

5. Quiet

pin found here

I think this one just appeals to me because it looks so peaceful and quiet.  Something I don’t really get enough of around here!   🙂

6. Cookie Monster

pin found here

This one I actually found on Facebook and pinned it myself, but thought it was too hilarious not to share.  🙂

And finally, here is a craft I pinned, and then made already this week:

Fishing Game

pin found here

This was a super easy craft to make, and what fun to have a fishing game to play!  I only made some minor adjustments to make it work with what I had on hand.  I used two paper towel rolls for the rod, yarn for the string, and attached three beads to the end of the yarn.  I glued the beads together into a little circle, and then using an old magnet I had on hand, I cut and glued the magnet to three sides of the beads.  It works like a charm!  I also laminated the fish so that they would last longer.

Then, I decided that yes, just fishing is fun, but even better to make it into a game!  I took an old hourglass timer from a game, placed all of the fish in random spots in the living room and hall, and had The Girlio try to collect them one at a time, deposit them in a bowl on the couch, and then continue retrieving all of them before the timer ran out.  I think it would have been fun to decorate the rod as well, but The Girlio just wanted to leave it the way it was.

There you have it!  Hope you enjoyed, and if you need (and trust me, you do!) an invitation to Pinterest, just let me know.

Oh, and for posterity’s sake, I currently have 2,652 pins.  Yes, I am having that much fun!  🙂

The Paper Variety Halloween Project Challenge

26 Oct

This week’s challenge at The Paper Variety is:

Our sponsor this week is:

And, they are giving away this incredible prize:

Holy moly-what a prize!  Think I am going to have to try to make time to play along this week!

Visit The Paper Variety here for all the details, and to upload your Halloween project for a chance to win.  Have fun crafting!!!

Monday Cards-Silhouette Birthday Cards

24 Oct

This project was pretty simple.  I used the Birthday Cutout Card Silhouette shape, and made a birthday card for my brother-in-law.  He is a pretty simple guy, and tends to like the simple cards I make better, so I just stuck with cardstock, and added some white pen detail.  I created the numbers myself (it comes with the number 7 only), and here is what I came up with:

The Girlio liked it so much she insisted on making one to send to grandma for her birthday.  As pink and purple are The Girlio’s favorite colors, that is what it had to be:

I am pretty impressed with her growing writing skills!  🙂

Anyway, those are the cards for today!