Monday, January 31, 2011

Giveaway From Posh & Pampered!!

This is such a cute giveaway!!  I'm really excited about this!
Posh & Pampered is giving away one of her
"Match Made In Heaven" Charms!

When you go over to her Etsy site, you will fall
in LOVE with everything that she has for sale!

Here are a few other things that she makes:

 If you are having a girl, or know of someone who is,
this is a 
perfect baby gift!  
They are bracelets that the girl will wear at each of her milestones.
They come in a set of 3 bracelets
a bracelet for her blessing, one for her baptism and 
one for her wedding.
And, with each bracelet comes a rolled up scroll
with a scripture and a place to write the date of the event.
Such a great gift that will last a lifetime
AND it comes packaged in a cute box!

She was so nice to send me this necklace as well.  She had taken a quote
that my son had said, and stamped in on the necklace and added
 a picture of him on a frame charm, and
finished it off with a little heart charm.
 I LOVE it!  Truly a keepsake!

Like I said, you are going to  LOVE 

everything she has to offer on her site.  

Please go visit her Etsy site!  Click on this link!
Posh & Pampered

Here's what you have to do to enter the giveaway:
1 entry: Go to Posh & Pampered's Etsy site (link is posted above) and look around.  Then come back and let me know what 
your favorite item is that she has for sale on there
1 entry: follow my blog
1 entry: Put my button on your blog

Get 2 extra entries if you buy something from
Posh & Pampered!!

After doing any of these steps above, please comment on here
and let me know what you did.

Good Luck!
I will pick a winner on Monday, Feb 7th!


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Friday, January 28, 2011

Crepe Paper Wreath

Are you looking for a CHEAP and EASY Valentines project?  Here it is.  I think it turned out pretty cute.

AND, all you need is 3 things to make this!

*Crepe Paper- I used about 3/4 of a roll and it made a wreath size about the size of a dessert plate, but you can make one as big as you would like
*A piece of wire

Your first step is to cut the Crepe paper into about foot long strips.  You don't want to fold the whole roll into one bunch, because if you do that, it will be much harder to punch a hole all the way through.  That is why you take little strips at a time.  Makes the hole punching a lot easier!
So, as I just said, you want to fold the Crepe paper like this:

And when you have that piece folded, punch the wire through the middle like this: 

And repeat until you have the whole length of the wire covered
like this:
(I added some white Crepe paper as well)

When you're done, add a few embellishments and a piece of ribbon to hang it from like this:

They would be so cute in any color!!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

{Anne Franklin Designs} Giveaway on The Tootsie Wootsie!

Head on over to The Tootsie Wootsie.  
She is doing an awesome giveaway from {Anne Franklin Designs}!   
I was looking at some of the items that The Tootsie Wootsie 
posted from {Anne Franklin Designs} and
 I am in LOVE with her necklaces!!  
They are re-purposed Scrabble tiles!!

The Tootsie Wootsie has amazing projects 
on her blog that are so cute as well.  So go check it out and 
enter the giveaway!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I'm so happy that I won! Yay!


I was SO excited to learn that I had won this
beautiful ring from Vintageno35
Go check out her blog, she has amazing things on there!!


Feel free to take this!
Also, if you do end up using it,

I would   Love it if you would 
become my follower!

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Linking!!
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Home Depot Frame

This really isn't a craft tutorial, just kind of a "look what I did" post.
We recently got our family pictures taken, and of course, I had to order a 
picture that is an odd size (16x16) which, in turn, makes the 
frames that size way expensive!  It was going to be about $80 for a frame that size. 
So,  what do I do?  Head on over to my local Home Depot and buy (and have them cut for me)  a piece of Crown Moulding!  So, add wood glue, some nails and a little paint .......... but not $80 later, more like $18.... here is my finished frame!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bargain Bin Find

I found these wood triangles in the bargain box at the craft store for
.25 cents each, and thought that I NEEDED to do something with them!
I decided to make them into some cute decor for either a shelf or a table top

They were quite simple to do.  First I
painted the sides with a cream colored craft paint, then I glued some scrapbook paper onto them.  I find that the easiest way to attach scrapbook paper onto wood is with a glue stick!!  You don't need to use any specialized wood glue, just a good ole' glue stick.  It works great!

After I glued the paper on (with a glue stick!!),  I sanded
so that there weren't any rough edges.

Now the fun part.  EMBELLISHING!  I decided to make a "birthday" decoration, complete with a homemade paper candle (i'll post that tutorial in the near future) a "home sweet home" decoration, and, since I have a little boy,
a decoration that wasn't so girly, a more "macho" decoration, which is still cutsie.  Which I glued a little clothes pin to it so that I could either attach one of his pictures to it, or in this picture, I have a little card that says "Cute".

Here they are:

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Attention Bloggers!!

I am going to be having a Linky party this weekend.  Starting Friday and ending on Sunday(Jan 21-23). Please get your "craft on" and start crafting something to show at my party!  Hope to see you there!

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Love Birds Gift Bucket

I saw this bucket at Target, and wanted to make something Valentines-ey (is that a word??) with it.

I got this bucket at Target in their $1 bin for $2.50.
LOVE Target $1 bin!
Used my Silhouette Machine to cut out the vinyl

Tore a few strips of material
that I had from Christmas

And, found this filler shred at
Target as well for .99 cents

Here is the finished product:

A cute basket that can be used in so many ways
-You could take out the filler and put your Valentine's candy in it
-You could put a Valentine's Day gift in the bucket underneath the filler
-It can be just used as a cute decoration  
-Display it next to a few cute chunky wooden hearts, as a table centerpiece or, lay the hearts on top of the filler in the bucket
 (Kind of the same idea as easter eggs) 

Please let me know what you think
and.....share the love!


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Friday, January 7, 2011

Craft Store Necklace

I love the necklaces people are wearing that have the big flower on them, but they cost so much money! So I decided to make my own.  I bought all of the items (beads, string, and the flower hair clip) at the local craft store (and used a coupon - LOVE the coupons!) and began beading.  It was so easy, because I just followed my own pattern.  AND, the flower was pre-made!!  It's actually a hair clip/lapel pin that I just pinned on the necklace.  I love it, and I get compliments when I wear it.  The best part?  It cost a fraction of what I would have paid at a boutique!  Try making one for yourself!!  I would LOVE it if you would send me a picture of your necklace creations when you do!  And, trust me, it's an addicting project.  You'll want to make several more variations after you make your first one!  Happy beading!!

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Monday, January 3, 2011

A Cute & Easy Idea for Giving Gift Cards

We gave a bunch of gift cards this Christmas,
This is how we gave them.  It's not fancy, but, it's 
a simple and cute idea.  I just used my Silhouette Machine
to cut out the tags and write the names on them.

(Did you know that the Silhouette Machine
 not only cuts, but can draw as well?)  

I then inked the edges a little, 
then just punched a hole in the gift cards and used 
some material I had and a piece of brown string to tie the tags on.  
So easy, but at the same time, it looks really cute.  LOVE it!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Christmas Trees

What a piece of wood, some scrapbook paper and glue can do.

Happy 2011!

Wishing you a 
great year to come!