Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thankful Thursday Design Team Day

Hey Everyone! Welome back for another Thankful Thursday Design Team Project. Today our theme was to do a Back To School Note. Well, my oldest is graduated, my middle two are in high school, so that leaves my 11 year old. I didn't think he'd want a note from his mom so instead I decided to personalize one of his notebooks. My kids always have to have a composition notebook for school, so I took some of my scrapbooking paper and covered the notebook and then added some personalization to it.

My son loves horses and he even owns a horse so of course I had to use scrapbooking paper with a western theme and I put a horse from the Create-A-Critter cartridge on the notebook. I popped the horse up with pop dots.

I also added my sons name with scrapbooking stickers and popped them up with pop dots also.

Well, that's all I have for today. I hope you like my project and leave me a comment if you like. Stop back again real soon.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Rock On!

Hey Everyone!

I love joining in on blog hops whenever I have a chance and My Pink Stamper has a great blog hop once a month. It's always the third Friday of the month. This month, I didn't get a chance to join in on the blog hop until Saturday and I just got a chance to upload the pictures of my card I came up with for the challenge. This month the challenge was to show your style whatever that may be.

Well, my favorite color is purple and I also really like hot pink and neon green too. I think my style is bright, cheery, fun and sparkly. I like adding Stickles, Glossy Accents, ribbon, buttons, and diamond bling whenever I can. Here is what I came up with.

I recently got a couple of Simply Betty Stamps so I thought I would try one out and I colored it with my watercolor pencils.

I added Glossy Accents to her glasses to look like lenses and I added Stickles to her bows and outfit. I added some ribbon and purple buttons. I also added the "Rock On" stamp from My Pink Stampers Everyday Life stamp set.

Well, hope you like what I came up with. Thanks for stopping by and leave me a comment if you want. I love hearing from everyone! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Duct Tape Flower

So, I happened upon a tutorial at Roberts Arts & Crafts blog on how to make Duct Tape Flowers and I just had to try it. My youngest and I ran out and picked up three rolls of duct tape (Green for the stems, black w/flames which he chose, and pink and black zebra stripes which I chose) and straws. I showed him (he's 11) how to make the petals and he ended up making 3 flowers! He wants to make more. I made 2, one for my mom and one for my grandma.They are fairly easy to make and they are really neat to have as a decoration.

Here is my first attempt at a duct tape flower. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. This one I gave to my grandma. She seemed to like it.

Here is Grandma with her flower. I think her flower makes her just glow. She looks great for 85, huh?!

And here is Ben with the three flowers he made in the amount of time that I made one. :)

Thanks for stopping by. Definitely go check out Roberts Arts & Crafts blog. They have a lot of neat ideas on there.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thankful Thursday Challenge

Hey everyone!

Thanks for stopping back. Today is another Thankful Thursday Challenge. This week the challenge is summer reading. Make a bookmark to show how you save your place in your favorite family book! I really enjoyed this challenge. I had so many ideas that I wanted to try, but I've just been too busy. I chose one idea and ran with it.

A while ago, I saw something about making a bookmark out of a jumbo paper clip. I decided I wanted to give that a try. There really are so many things you could do to decorate a paperclip, but I didn't have enough time to do more than one. Here are the pictures.

I added three different kinds of ribbon. I actually wrapped the ribbon through the paper clip and sewed the two sides of ribbon together with just a needle and some thread. Originally, I tied the ribbon around in knots, but they flared out way more than I wanted it to. After sewing the ribbon on, I used a glue dot to stick the button to the flower.

I will tell you that it was a bad idea to do it that way and this is why..... I then sewed the button and flower to the ribbon and my needle got sticky from the glue dot. Oh well, lesson learned and it was easy enough to clean off. Anyway, that's my finished project. I hope you like it. Now it's your turn. Go on over to Crazy About Cricut and check out Jenny and the rest of the design teams projects for more inspiration and then make your own bookmark. Make sure you link your bookmark project up to Jenny's blog on the Thankful Thursday post and have a chance to win this months prize pack which is:

Okay everyone, go.... create.... be happy. :)
Thanks for stopping by.