July 29, 2010

Hanging Flowers

More little detail to the girls room...

Paper Flowers

Lots of paper and time....caught up on DVR shows =)

July 28, 2010

Repurposed Belt...you'll never guess what it's made from.

Can you see what the belt is made with?Missing my little model this week, she's visiting Mimi & Grandpa.

How about now?Soda pop tabs. This took about 60 tops. If you want to attempt to make it measure the ribbon 2 times around the person for the extra ribbon to be used to tie on, if there happens to be extra cut off to your desired length.
Time to make 1 hour ~ cost $2 ribbon. plus all the sodas...yummy!

July 26, 2010

baby cards

These cards can go either way to use a the card on a gift or as the gift for "thank you cards" to all who came to the baby shower for the new mommy.

Found matching paper and got the cute little baby face (sizzix cut out) along with the square. Glued down for design I liked and then stitched around the edges with sewing machine. Then added the rubbed look with ink around the edges.

Very simple very easy.
Patterned paper 3/4 the way of the card, added a strip of matching ribbon on bottom then I used a tag (stamp is from Stampin' Up)
. If you don't have stamps use embellishments.

It took me longer to find the papers I wanted to use then to make the cards. I make a dozen of each design. Better made in quantity, then one at a time.

July 23, 2010

easy to make birthday card

Super easya little detail......ribbon, staples, paper, and chipboard.

and the best part...CASH for the gift!
$7 for a 7 year old
Time to make:
10 minutes
FREE well $7 (heehee)

July 22, 2010

Girls Bulletin Board

More decor for my little girls room
Old bulletin board covered with old fabric that had batting (that I started to make a small quilt but didn't like the way it turned out, so reuse but hide it!)
Flowers from my wedding boutique, Brown ribbon, pink buttons from my collection, and pink brads cut the backs off the hot glued everything down.
Don't look to close I originally thought I was going to make the board like the girls quilts but realized I didn't have enough scraps to make it cute. Therefore that's why there is a cut in the fabric. Thank goodness the girls don't mind and things will cover mom's mess up.
Time to make 45 minutes ~ Cost just the pink brads $2 had everything else at home, but my guess if you didn't have the thing on hand $15

July 21, 2010

Heave you hear of Executive Homemaker?

What a fun site....and thru the end of July they are giving away prizes plus free printable.
You have to check them out.

Executive Homemaker

I just got an email from them about the Christmas In July. If you are interested in finding out more you better hop on over to see what all the fuss is about.

July 20, 2010

Blog make over

Everyone needs a make over,
so we thought the blog needed a change too!
Let us know what you think.
Do you like the change?
Should we keep it or change it again?

July 19, 2010

Little finger fun

Bubble Art

Oh so cool!
check out this fun activity for your little ones.
Found it at The Lovely Paper Shop
Click here for the direct link to the most recent post.

July 13, 2010

Composition Book

Cover up that ugly composition book
Add a little something extra.
(split notebook into 3 sections. Used one of the notebook pages and covered front and back of it with scrapbook papers, added tab)
a little extra fun stuff on top.

Supplies: Composition book
coordinating scrapbook papers
decorations for the front
Mod Pog

July 12, 2010

Nail polish is it a kids toy or not?

Do you have girls who like painting nails but they just don't sit long enough for them to dry.
Try this....

It looks like a normal nail polish bottle but it has a secret.
It's dried out! Old nail polish bottle that the polish was getting sticky and not spreading nice so I changed it. I shook the closed bottle really well (since there was only a little nail polish left) then opened up and left it open for a few days for it to dry. I even left a little on the brush so my girls think its really coming out. Fun pretend nail polish!

July 8, 2010

Giveaway at Little Birdie Secrets

Oh you have to check it out Silhouette Giveaway over at

Click here to check it out

Here is one of the fun things you can make

July 7, 2010

Note Pad

Easy and cute.....plus cheap to make
Can you tell what I used?
I clear picture frame on its side.
Cost $1 each (frame, had the scrap papers on hand) ~~ Time 10 minutes

July 5, 2010

Painting for fun

Finger Paints

I love Internet! I came across this wonderful sight The Idea Room

Finger Paints
1/2 c cornstarch
3 Tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
2 c cold water
food coloring

must have:
storage containers
How To Make:
In medium pan, mix all ingredients together to make the finger paint. Cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes. (Tip: I would cook it about 5 minutes less). Keep stirring the finger paint mixture until it is smooth and thick. After the finger paint has thickened take the pan off the stove and let the mixture cool. After cooling, divide into storage containers depending on how many colors you would like. Add a few drops of food coloring to the containers. Stir the coloring into the paint top determine the shade of color. You're ready to paint! Cover tightly when storing.

Original idea for Finger paints found here

July 3, 2010

Proud to be an American!

I love the USA!

I've been wanting to make another wreath for my door and with 4th of July coming up I thought it was the best time.

when to the dollar store and got a wreath and some ribbon (cost $2)

came up with this.....like it but not loving it.
Then added this!
made with wire, beads, and letters cut out with my cri-cut.

Happy 4th to everyone!

July 2, 2010

4th of July - Streamers

Fun and easy
wooden Popsicle sticks
curly ribbon

10 minutes to make

July 1, 2010

mail box bag

My girlfriend and I have been racking our brains to come up with some ideas for her daughter for girls camp for her secret sister. This is what I came up with.

Things you need:
decorative paper to cover mail box
2 - 12x12 papers (to assemble the box)
2 eyelets


Cut a 1 - 12 x 12 paper in half
Mark edges:
1/2 inch for glued edge
7 inches for large side (front/back of box)
4 inches for small side of box
1/2 inch for glued edge

mark and fold to create the box
Mark 2 1/4 inches from bottom up to create the bottom of the box
Mark and fold
cut up on the folded marks (up to 2 1/4 inch mark)
on one side of the 6 x 12 paper cut off the edge (shown below)
On the opposite edge of that same 6 x 12 paper make small cut on the outer side of the paper 1/2 inch in.
On the short side of both papers find center and attach eyelet
feed ribbon thru the eyelet and tie off. (I used tape to hold down since it will be covered by some paper).
To create flap for door - - take second 12 x 12 paper and cut strip, 12 x 7 (maybe a littler smaller to fit inside the 7 inch (large edge) to create the flat that is used for the door.
cut 2 - rectangles 4 x 5 1/2 (to be used on the small sides where the eyelets will be used)
cut half circles on top of the shorter edge to create the round edge for the box.
take both papers and cover eyelet with small edge of second paper. Attach with glue. Do same thing for the other side and the small edges (1/2 inch edges - See pictures below)
To attach bottom fold in small edges, glue then large edges. This will create a solid bottom.(picture of door flap)
added small piece of ribbon to use to pull open the flap. (attached with stapler)
And that's it so cute, fun but a little challenging to make. I think next time I might just use the bottom of a cereal box or cracker box and cover with paper. =)
Cost = nothing had everything on hand ~ Time to make: 1 1/2 hours. I really had to think this one out to make sure it turned out the way I wanted it too.