Monday, October 11, 2010

McKenna Layne Designs Giveaway

Check out the giveaway going on over at Someday Crafts from McKenna Layne Designs. They have really cute announcements, invitations and more!
Giveaway here

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fun Bag!

I absolutely LOVE this idea!
Check it out here at Positively Splendid
It looks like an easy project for me to make, and fun for my kids to play with when we are out in public to keep them quiet! I'll have to make one!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Church Quiet Book

Check out this super cute (and affordable) quiet book for church!
An I Spy bag, file folder games and paper (or coloring books) and colored pencils...
great ideas :)

A Girl and A Glue Gun has a tutorial here.
I can't wait to make one for each of my girls!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Flower Headbands

Check out the super cute headband for baby...

or for mom

You can check them out here at Shanty2Chic. So cute!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Milk Carton Packaging

I thought this idea was so cute! Definately a new way to wrap gifts!

Check it out here at A Spoonful of Sugar

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm Back...sort of!

Things have been so crazy with me for a while husband joined the Air Force and left for basic training, so I took the kids for a few months on vacation and am finally back. Also, we found out that we are expecting baby #3! And it will be our first BOY! So, while I am back to reality, it's still a crazy one. I am finally feeling a little better (5 1/2 months later!) but preparing to move to North Dakota when my husband is done with all of his training, which will be Thanksgiving as if things aren't crazy enough, and we are supposed to move before Christmas. So I am back, but may not get to actually DO much crafting, but I'll do my best. And I'll pass along any ideas I find that I like, so even if I can't do it, one of you can! Hope you all had a great summer and are enjoying the beginning of fall.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lollipop Cookies

We had a Dessert Auction Fundraiser for the Scouts at church and I wanted to make something different and fun. Then I remembered seeing these great Lollipop Cookies over at The Idea Room, so I thought that I would give it a try. Here's how they turned out...

I made mine with kebab skewers because for the auction I wrapped them in plastic wrap and tied a ribbon around them, then stuck them in floral foam surrounded by rocks in a vase. They turned out super cute! I forgot to take pictures of them so here are the ones that I had left over.

Check out how to make them here

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Blue Cricket Design is doing a give away!

Check out this awesome giveaway here over at Blue Cricket Design! It's from the Vintage Pearl, which is awesome! Love the look of their custom jewelry.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Bunny Peeps Smores

I saw this cute idea over at Sisters' Stuff that linked to instructions here. If you don't want to head over there, here's the instructions from their site.

Here's what you need:
Bunny Peeps in the color of your choice (I used all 3).
Easter colored M&M's
Brown Sugar
(Butter and Vanilla too)

Put everything in the jar and make a note to go with it with the instructions on it.
It turned out cute!
Here's my instructions that I made:
Then give it away to your friends and family (or yourself) and enjoy!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Homemade Donuts (Sort of!)

So I've been MIA lately, but I wanted to share the fun we have had making donuts!
The first time I made them was for St. Patricks Day (The green ones). The girls loved them, so we've made them a few times since.
They are super easy!
All you need is some pancake mix and water and oil to cook them in.
I used Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake mix.
I added the water, but not the amount it says. I only added enough to make it doughy. (Adding more or less water changes the texture of them when they are done, so play with it to find what you like best!) Then I dropped it by the spoonful into hot oil, and let it cook on one side, then flip it over and cook on the other side. Then add frosting (powdered sugar and milk is what I used), or cinnamon and sugar, or something else you might like. It's fun to try new ways to make them!

These are the St.Patricks Day ones. For these, I made the dough, then mixed in the food coloring, which made them swirl on the inside (which was a fun effect for the kids!). Then I dyed the powdered sugar and milk green and dipped them in.

These ones were just for fun. This time I dyed the water red before mixing the water and pancake mix, so they turned out pink. (Next time I will make them brighter though) Then when they were done, I rolled them in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.

The kids love these, and I love how easy they are! Have fun with them and try new ways to make them.

I'm linked to Whatever goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Interchangeable Flip Flops

Check out these interchangeable flip flops! They are awesome! I can't wait to make my own. The tutorial is here at Make It and Love It.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cute Scriptures

I saw this super cute idea for scriptures that Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous did.
Check out her tutorial here.
Here's mine.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gummi Candy

Today I made Homemade Gummi Candy!

It's Jello, Knox, and water. That's it! So easy!
I went out and bought a package of assorted candy molds (it has the alphabet, numbers, hearts, flowers, peanut butter cups, sports, food, party & 2 lollipop molds) because I realized that I didn't have any molds. The kids loved them and so did my hubby!

I tried a few recipes and here is my favorite (along with a tutorial) from Skip to my Lou.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Crisscross Coasters

Check out these Coasters! Lacie, at Creative Attempts, shows a tutorial on how to make these awesome looking coasters out of material...oh the possibilities!
I have some cute scraps that I may have to get out to try this!
Thanks for sharing Lacie!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Game Board Storage Art

Check this out! She's a genious over at Infarrantly Creative!

See how she turned these games into art, and storage here.



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Valentine Jars

This is so cute! I better start saving my jars! Check out the tutorial here at Trey and Lucy

She has great ideas for tons of other stuff too!
Be sure to check her out!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Monthly Bingo Cards

(found at the Crafting Chicks)

So I know that this is not a Valentines craft, but it would be great to make one for every month of the year so that you can get in all of the activities that you want to do in a month! I can't wait to make some!
Make a Bingo card, in each square put some activity that you want to do, and cover it with a sticker or something when you do it. Check it out here.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Heart Tree

Here is a super cute Valentine decoration from Inspiring Creations.

Head over here to see more.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Now that the Holidays are over, and we are back from vacation, I can get back to crafting! (No wonder I have been grumpy! I haven't had my craft time! lol!) But until I get a chance to sit down and get started, I'll just be showing some great Valentine ideas that I find. Enjoy!

Like this:

Such a cute idea! A cute card book of reasons that you love someone. This could be a fun one!