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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Purse Explosion Box Post It Note Holder

A co-worker of mine has accepted a new position so we threw her a farewell get together.  She and I have worked together for almost 7 years so I wanted to make her a little gift.  I saw this purse explosion box at and knew I wanted to try it.  Once it was made I thought it would be perfect as a post it note holder for her desk in her new office so I just added a pen and some post its.  I think it turned out cute for my first try :)

The best part is I only used 3 pieces of paper, a ribbon and velcro (to keep it closed).  One for the box, the black for the top (I used Art Philosophy to cut the topper) and accents and the pink animal print.  I love how cute it turned out and may do some in Christmas paper if I can find some cute Christmas post it pads for the teachers.  You could easily make it a gift card holder or add some candy.  So many possibilities!  I added the Thank You from a My Creative Time stamp set but you could do any sentiment here!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a crafty day!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Youth (not high) Chairs

My 3 year old has been wanting this chair that her cousin has and so I finally broke down and spent the $40 for it in hopes she will sit it in until she is 10!  Then of course my 4 year old had to have one too...another $40.  They come unfinished so I had to stain them...I have never done that before!  I bought a water based stain and finish and it turned out fine for my first time :)  Then I used my Cricut and the Artiste Cartridge to cut their names from vinyl and then I used it as a template to paint the girls names on the chairs so there is NO confusion on who's chair is who's :)  In the end it was a great idea because it puts them at the perfect height for the table (no more sitting on their knees!).

Here are the finished chairs, the only issue was my 3 year old kept asking for her white chair back (because the chairs are so light/white looking when they are not stained), she finally got used to her stained chair :)

Thanks for stopping by to see my non-paper craft but I still used my Cricut :)

I hope you have a crafty day!

PS:  I am linking this up over at Sarah Hamer Designs so feel free to stop by and link up too!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thank You!

Last month my hubby and I wanted to go away for the night before he started chemo again.  One of my dearest friends Stephannie is best friends with a very nice lady who works at a hotel in Ocean City, MD where we wanted to go.  She got us a room and even sent us some wonderful dessert that night (strawberries and chocolate cake!).  We would have used our money to go because we wanted to go away but honestly the money we saved made a huge difference.  I wanted to make Brenda a card to thank her.  I just recently purchased the Faceless Fall 2 set from Peachy Keen Stamps and have been wanting to use it.  Why as soon as you add a Peachy Keen face to anything does it become the cutest thing ever?  I do not know!  I used my Everyday Character Assortment for the face.  I used My Creative Times All Around Everything for the thank you circle and I used a thank you sentiment from the My Teacher Rocks set for the Thank You in the middle of the circle.  I think the patterned paper is from a DCWV fall stack I had from last year.  I hope Brenda likes the card :)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a craft day!

PS:  I will be entering this over at the PK Challenge so stop by and enter too!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Girly Birthday Card

My niece's birthday was recently and I wanted to make her a cute card but not too little girly since she was turning the big 9! LOL.  I used the side stair step card tutorial over at Split Coasters.  I used Sweet Treats for the cuts and a cheapy $1 stamp for the happy birthday sentiment.  I added a ribbon and some bling.

Thanks for stopping by, have a craft day!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hello all.  I hope everyone had a great Halloween.  We just survived Hurricane Sandy.  We were very lucky here in central MD to not get much (we had worse back in July with the Derocho storm).  We actually did not lose power which is amazing for us, we usually lose it for 4 days at a time.  I think we were better prepared this time.  Unfortunately, folks to the east and north were not so lucky.  We are praying for a quick recover for them all.

This year for Halloween I made two crafts (I still need to do something for my 3 year olds preschool class but have until next week :)).  First, I made cute little bats with a fun size Hershey bar in them for my 4 year olds pre-k class because she dressed as a bat :)  I used the Artiste cartridge for the bat, a circle punch for the face and some papers I had left over from last year.  For the face, I used a Peachy Keen set called Monster Mash (I combined a mouth and eyes from different stamps in the set because I did not want my bat to look mean:)  I had my daughter write her name on the inside and I used a ribbon that can easily be slid off to keep them closed.

Here are my bats and my cute little bat (I hand cut her mask because we could not find a bat costume):


For my boys (9 and 11) I used this post from My Creative Time for inspiration and did some cute little cuts from Art Philosophy (I could cut 9 at a time versus using a die to cut one at a time) and put some pixie sticks through added a cute little Halloween sentiment from My Creative Times All Around Halloween set.

Here are those cute treats:


Lastly, for Halloween I made some costumers or parts of costumes.  For my 3 year old she wanted to be a bat and I am not a sewer so I decided to do hers out of paper.  I used the Art Philosophy for the tear drops which I then turned upside down.  I used Create a Critter for the owl which I had cut down to make into a mask and added some circles and small feathers and an elastic band to make into a mask.  She loved it and luckily it survived.  Of course she has to wear it next week to preschool because her class Halloween event was cancelled this week due to the Hurricane so I hope it makes it until then!  I also made my 9 year old sons Jayson Werth beard using a picture, some cardstock and some elastic.   Here is a picture of the two cuties:

My oldest wanted to go as the Sun Drop guy (have you seen those soda commercials, he walks around dancing which cracks my son up).  All I had to do for him was make an iron on since we did not have a Sun Drop t-shirt.  It worked ok but I did not have the iron on for dark colored shirts so it is not that visible via picture.  Here is my handsome guy:

WOW! That was a lot in a few days of work!  I guess now it is onto Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a crafty day.

PS:  I am linking up over at Sarah Hamer Designs, stop by and link up too!