Saturday, January 30, 2010

Three very cute and easy ideas to give as Valentines!

Valentine's Day Sign Card
Create this card by making signs out of construction paper, doilies, and adhesive letters from an office-supply store. Photograph your child holding the signs, then tape the pictures to construction paper and fold the card accordion-style.


Just a few fun ideas for your kids to make for their classmates or for family members!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Turn Burn!!

Just have to wish my little 9 year old HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!!! I just can't believe how fast time goes by! You were just in my arms as an infant and what a gorgeous baby you were! Now you are growing into such a handsome little guy! We love you so much Turn burn. You make us all smile with your sense of humor and your silliness! Hope you have the best day today even though there is so much fog and snow!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Easy Peasy DIY Valentine Banners!!

I am loving Valentine banners!! I am also loving burlap as well as felt. Well today I got a little adventurous and decided to do some things with these two awesome fabrics! I made a really cute table runner with the burlap(I will show that later) and then I made some fun Valentine banners! I had cut some burlap V shapes awhile ago for a banner I made for Halloween and had some left over so what I did was this:
1.I took a fat quarter of red fabric I had on hand and drew the word love in big letters on the reverse side of the fabric and I drew the letters so that they were flipped so that when I cut them out they would be facing the right way(does that make any sense??)...
2.then all I did was take Eileen's craft glue and glued the letters onto the fabric!! EASY PEASY!!
3.I also had some red ric rac and I also glued some of that on the top of the banner!
4. Then I took some canvas material and cut it in a big long strip and sewed the banner to that!! It was a very fast project and now I am thinking it would be so cute to do your child's name or the word family on it and the list goes on...............

I went to this adorable blog and knew I had to make this simple pimple heart garland because I'm sure like many of you I have a TON of little pieces of felt from various projects... so I whipped up this garland and it took no time at all!! I love all the bright colors as well! All you do is take your felt and fold it in half and cut out a heart (remember making those in elementary school??) Cut as many as you want (I cut 50 about 1 1/2 inches long). Put them into your sewing machine and stitch right down the middle of the first heart and then connect the rest through their middles as well. You don't need to stop sewing until you have reached your last one!!! This is also a very quick and adorable thing to make. My kids loved coming home to a little bit of Valentine decor!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Some very cute and fun craft storage ideas!

Ok here is the deal......... I saved these pics about four days ago and have completely forgot where I downloaded them from!!! Maybe BH&G, Country Living??? Uhhh I can't remember!!! (if any of you know will you let me know?? Thanks =) Anyways, aren't they the cutest ideas!!! Love the top one... that is an apron that they simply attached with velcro to a little table to keep all kinds of art supplies in! GENIOUS! The second one is adorable too... Milk glass items to keep art items in and on a super cute tray! Just had to share these little easy and fun ideas for art supply storage!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Got Any Football Watchers At Your House????

Here are some really fun ideas for Monday Night Football or for the Super Bowl!

Football Pad

Do you have any fun football treats that you make??

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Loving these adorable and yummy ideas for Valentines!!

Came across these fun little Valentines treats and other ideas today and loved them! Enjoy!!
An easy but darling and yummy dessert!

Super easy and cute!

Don't these look delish??

A fun and cute heart cake!
Simple but sure to be loved by all!

Do you love??? I am thinking this is such the cutest idea!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Not too early to start thinking about VALENTINES DAY!

First of all I need to apologize for not posting for 3 weeks! With the holidays it got to be a little crazy and blogging was not at the top of my priority list. I had presents to buy, presents to wrap, parties to go to, people to see and places to go and family to come and stay with us! It was a wonderful holiday that I will treasure forever and ever!! But the New Year has brought some heartache to our family as well.... My sweet daughter had one of her best friends pass away yesterday due to a tragic ski accident! We loved that sweet girl so much and know she is in a better place now but we ask for prayers for the Milner family as she was the oldest (14 years old) of three beautiful girls! It is amazing how fast life can be taken. I can not imagine losing a child and my only hope is that her sweet little spirit will be with her family for a long long time! We love you MADDIE!!!
I needed to do something to keep my mind occupied so I found some things to do for Valentines Day, which is right around the corner...
Valentine's Day Treat Packages
To make these custom treat packages, cut out a picture of your child, scan it, and print onto heavyweight matte paper. Cut tags using pinking shears for the bottom edges, draw hearts, and stamp or write a message on each one. Fold the tags and tape them to cellophane bags filled with sweets.
Patterned Paper Wrap
Store- bought treats are more special when covered in pretty patterned paper. Pen a note on the underside or on a tag attached with waxed twine. Tuck gum into a card stock "matchbook" stamped with a message; sticks of gum sold in large packs often have plain white wrappers that are perfect for decorating with stickers. A lollipop adorned with a sticker and taped to a card stock heart will also be welcome, as would button candy slipped into a small paper bag embellished with die-cut scrap art (available at crafts stores).

Cute little Valentine Pin Cushions!

Fun Bath Fizzies
These make take some time but I thought if you want to take a little extra time these would be very fun to make!

How cute are these???

Hope you enjoy these fun things that your children can help you with!!