Saturday, November 30, 2013 friday...activities...

While the world was out shopping... fighting for the black Friday deals... I was safe and sound at home crafting Christmas fun!! Eric and Melissa had driven up to spend Thanksgiving with us and Melissa was excited to do some crafting... I got on pinterest and found the most adorable barn board Santa by Megpie Designs...Here is the link if you want to make one yourself <<HERE>>.
Aren't our Santa's just adorable... They were so much fun to make!! Merry Christmas!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things....Craft Boutique

Getting the word out... a friend of mine is having a craft boutique in her home!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Here's your sign...

I have fallen in love with painted wooden signs... Thank you Pinterest for the vast amount of ideas.. I missed getting a Halloween sign done. I did manage to get one done for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I love the support my dear husband gives me... He'll stop on his way home from work to pick my up supplies.... And sending me off to play in my room!! So blessed!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Halloween Witches Broom

I never thought I'd make a broom... But since I saw one on Pinterest I knew I'd make one for my Secret Spook at work. I've been looking for inexpensive materials to make it. I looked at Hobby Lobby and Michaels and didn't find anything that would work that was inexpensive...I finally decided on the cinnamon brooms found at Dollar General!! Below is my supply list...

Halloween Witches Broom Supplies
2 Cinnamon brooms
stick or dowel for handle
wire cutters
glue gun

I found a nice stick out in our wood pile that was perfectly crooked. I scrapped off all the bark using the saw I used to cut if off the larger branch. I then used my orbital sander to sand it smooth. I trimmed the cinnamon brooms to the length that would work best with the length of stick I prepared for the handle. Placing one broom and each side of the bottom of the handle...I spread the broom out so that it went completely around the bottom of the handle. I then used wire wrapped tightly in 2 places. I used the wire cutters and pliers to get the wire as tight as I could.

I then used twine to wrap the broom to hide the wire. Tied a bow and added the tag that reads "Your New Ride"

If you don't want to make one... I will make one for you... for a price of course!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Halloween Treat Bag ***** FREE*****Printable

...looking for a fun treat bag to fill for your Halloween party? Here is a cute treat  bag that I designed for my annual Family Fun Fall Weekend!! The grand kids... and their parent will love the goodies that I pack into them!!
HERE is the ***FREE Printable***!! Click on the image to open it on its own page.. then right click and save image as a .jpg file. Open in your favorite program... and print. The final image size should  be 7x7 inches!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fun little Notebook

The perfect little notebook to make a mini memory book out of... to write someone a fun story in... add pictures and establishments for a cute mini album... I used Big Busy B's Meows and Bowwows collection!!

Ornate Gift Box

A very special box for a very special gift. This is a cupcake box I cute using my Cricut. I found the template for the bow here at the Elli Blog. I added some gold and red brocade to take this gift box up a notch!! I used Big Busy B's Meows and Bowwows Collection to create this fun little box!!

Scrappy Father's Day Card...

... have a few scraps of paper lying around? This little card can use them up. I used strips of 1"... but I have seen it done with strips as thin as 1/4". Very east card to throw together!! I used Big Busy B's coordinated collection... Meow's & Bowwows!!

Cool Little Gift Bag

....This cute little Gift Bag is made from a sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper... all folds.. no cuts!! How cute is that!! I found the tutorial at Silvey's Craftroom. I used Big Busy B's Meows 7 Bowwows Collection. This cardstock is amazing... it is double sided and very high quality!! Fun to use too!!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Library Pocket Mini Album

Sometimes you see a project on Pinterest and you KNOW you will be making day!! I saw this little mini album and within a day or 2 I had it done.... I used Big Busy B's amazing quality card stock from their Meows & Bowwows Collection. Embellished with stuff I had laying around.
     You can find the tutorial at A Cherry on Top. Have fun!!