Monday, August 31, 2009

Riddle for the day -

What do you get when you combine
(raggedy stools I got at a yard sale for 50 cents!)

With THIS?
(bundle of beautiful large flowers bought for $5 at a yard sale)

You get a
(and super cheep)
FLORAL DISPLAY for the corner of you living room!

I really just LOVE how this came out! When I was out perusing the yard sales I came across these lovely gems. I didn't really know WHAT I was going to do with either of them.... I just knew that I HAD to have them for such a great price! While cleaning my craft room out on Saturday this idea was born purely out of necessity! I needed somewhere for these lovely... yet VERY LARGE flowers to go while I figured out what to do with them! While pondering this the stool just jumped out at me and said "ME ME ME.... PICK ME!" I stuffed the flowers in between the support bars that are below the missing seat and VOILA... a masterpiece was born. Guess I now know why I had to have them!! Now I can stop racking my brain to find a good use for them!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Scratch Tickets!

Oh I just LOVE this tutorial from ArtMind! I can think of SO MANY fun ways to use this!!! I can't wait! I am having a girls craft night in a few weeks and I think we are having a DOOR PRIZE!

Go to ArtMind Scratch off tickets tutorial

Swine flu got you down??

I have a little printable for you today! I made this little 4x6 graphic and thought I would share it. The Bishop of our LDS ward has been diagnosed with the 'swine flu' (H1N1 virus). The Young Women wanted to do a service for him and his family.

We didn't want to do just a boring old 'get well soon' card, so we came up with this. I ran out to the Dollar Tree near me and grabbed up a Signature Matte Kit. We are going to put this cute little piggy guy in the mat and then have all the girls sign it. We will then take it over to the Bishops house with a dinner that can be prepared at their convenience.

Ok- so I know the whole Swine Flu thing is kind of in the past. But apparently SOME people are still getting it! Anyway.. thought I would share with you, in case you need a cute 'Get Well Soon from the swine flu' card.

I made two versions... since I can't ever make decitions. I will let you decide which one you like best!

Feel free to tell your friends about this free gift but send them here to my blog. Please do not share these graphics from your own site, claim them as your own, or use them for commercial use. Thanks much! Hope you enjoy!

Friday, August 21, 2009


Yesterday I devoted my whole day to crafting! I invited friends, ate pre-made food, and shelved the cleaning. What an AMAZING DAY!!!! Wanna see what I got done!??? Then I will let you know how I did it!

Oh I am just THRILLED with how this came out! I grabbed this project up a month or two ago when I found some canvas at 50% off. I had a bare wall over my couch and these just BEGGED to come home and fill it!

Here is what I did-

You will need
1- 22x28 in canvas
2- 12x12 in canvas
2- 12x12 in canvas with deep sides
1- 9x12 in canvas with deep sides
Vinyl decal or saying
5 sheets of 12x12 scrapbooking paper
2 colors of acrylic paint that coordinate with your papers.
mod podge

I painted my large canvas one color. To get the texture I wadded up a plastic bag, dipped it in the paint, and gently rubbed the canvas in a circular motion. Then I applied my vinyl saying in the upper right hand corner 2 inches in from each edge.

Paint the edges of all your canvases. I used the same color for the edge of my deep canvases and I had used on my large canvas. For the 2 thinner canvases I used a lighter coordinating color to help show off the depth of the pieces.

Mod Podge your scrapbooking paper onto the other 5 canvases (cutting down one sheet to 9x12 for the smaller canvas)

Now hang your masterpiece and ENJOY!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Three Word Thursday


Lately I have done a whole lot of starting... and only a little finishing. I have so many projects left unfinished... some of them aren't even really started, all I did was buy the stuff.. and now it sits there, mocking me. I don't think I use my time very wisely. How do you other craft bloggers do it? I know several of you have small children at home... yet somehow you find time to craft and blog and bake and clean. STOP BEING PERFECT! lol..... Ok sorry... got distracted....

That is what happens with my projects to. I get the stuff for them (because I can strap my kids in a cart with a sucker while I shop) and then I can never find the time to work on them. Pretty soon my brain has left that project behind and I am on to the next thing that has caught my fancy. It is something I have discovered in myself, and I want to change it! I want to be a FINISHER.... not just a starter. I am going to FINISH some projects and get them up on this blog! I WILL! At least I will give it my best effort......

Monday, August 17, 2009

Halloween BLING!

Ok- So I have always wanted a cool egyptian costume for Halloween. HOW GREAT WOULD THIS LOOK WITH IT!??? I am in love....

Find the tutorial here on CraftStylish.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Hmm... Wonder if I am talented enough to pull it off!??? Probably not.... I fair better with glue and paper than fabric and a sewing machine! lol

Find it here at Sew 4 Home

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Mermaid fun!

Stick with me!! I am excited for this coming week! I am hoping to have some good blog time starting Monday... (hey.. a girl can dream right!??)

Here is a sneak peek at what I have in store for you!

I am going to show you how I threw my daughter a great mermaid party for only $20.00!! We are talking decorations, crafts, favors, the whole deal! And also I will give you the 'inside' on this chocolate chip filled surprise cake!


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ok- I SERIOUSLY DON'T HAVE TIME TO BLOG TODAY! lol.... why am I then???? I DON'T KNOW! Call it avoidance......

LOVE this necklace and the easy peasy how to! Find it on Dana's Jewelry Design. I think I have a new favorite site!! YAY!

Tonight I am throwing a crafting party! SO FUN! At least I hope it will be! Look for all the details and how to start your own crafting club later this week! Also I spent a WONDERFUL weekend at the CUTEST cabin this weekend! I have a whole week of cute cabin crafties for you!!! That will be next week when I have my life back though! LOL. LATER!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Three Word Thursday




I have LOVED doing this blog so far, and I am NOT about to give it up! I am finding however that all my great plans are requiring more time and effort than I had originally though. Well... no that isn't true. I knew this blog would take a good deal of time and effort, I just thought that I had given myself a great schedule to work it into. Life would have it though that I am using every second of my day and still coming up short! How annoying!!! Well at any rate, I am still going to do this blog and enjoy the distraction... but it will be less than I had originally planned. At least for now. Maybe I can get my life in control soon and dedicate more to it. I don't know how all you craft blogger's keep up!

Ok... enough whining.... here is a little something to keep you busy for a few minutes!

Splitcoaststampers has a great little tutorial for us on how to make paperclip bookmarks! SO EASY! I love easy.... I might even have time for this!!! LOL

I am actually starting a craft group and this is going to be our first months project. Maybe tomorrow I will blog more about that.... or next week... whenever I get to it! (right now I have a poopy bum to go wipe... don't you love potty training!)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Photo Light Box

Starting this blog I have decided that I am in need of a photo light box. I never thought that you could MAKE one! In searching the web for the best price I found several tutorial for how to make my own light box! I AM THRILLED! Here are some of the great tutorials I found!

Digital Photography School


Strobist - Includes a video

Photo by Strobist-