I love to have fun with paper, food, paint, music and events and just being creative in all of it. However, I don't feel the need to be a perfectionist nor a professional in any of my creations. I wish I could have a blog JUST about the art of cooking, photography, sewing, art, mothering, jewelry making, card making, dancing, gardening, deep spiritual thoughts, decorating, poetry, party planning, baking.... and the list goes on but I can't. I don't think I was created with the ability to focus on one task. I like all of these hobbies layed out before me and the freedom to pick whatever I choose depending on the mood or time I have.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Super Friend Valentine

These Valentines are so easy to make and your boys are going to LOVE them!  Warning: They may want to keep them all.

Print and cut-out these easy printables (below) and insert lollilop and tape on mask. Tie a ribbon at the end if you would like.  Or you can cut out the Superman Logo out and glue on to felt or colored paper.
Kids Crafting V-day Party for more ideas.
Superhero Valentines

Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine Pillow Gift Boxes

Looking for a creative Valentines day class treat or teacher gift box? Just stuff some candy and a note in it and send them along with your child. Or you can stuff truffles, cookie, mini soaps or chocolate and it makes a cute little teacher gift .   Also, cute Valentines day Party favor.  You can cover these with scrapbook paper for any occasion and use this idea year round.
You will need:
toilet paper roll, scrapbook paper or gift wrap, scissors and glue.

First, you will flatten the roll as shown.
Then you will trace the width of the roll onto your scrapbooking paper.
Then you cut it doubling the length so it can go around the whole roll. Glue it.
Next you will fold in the sides as shown above. 
Don't fold in the sides before covering it with paper.
I did this only for you to see a clear picture of the sides folded in.

Here you have all the fun pillow boxes embellished with ribbon and tags.  You can use this various ways here are two great examples, Love Coupons Activity or Teacher Gift

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

DIY Kindle Case

Did you get a Kindle for Christmas? Or have an Amazon gift card you want to put to use on a Kindle but don't want to spend the extra bucks on a case? This project will only take you 5 minutes to make and you will get lots of mileage on it.

Compare this Kindle case from amazon-
with this one I made for under $10.

I was at the store trying to find some Kindle accessories but quickly realized they were too pricey for my budget. So I decided to go home and make my own and I don't regret it one bit.
My first thought was to cover it with some cute fabric but our Kindle is shared between me and hubby so cutesy fabric wasn't going to work. I reluctantly left it as is. The clean black leather is much more professional if your trying to fake that your working. I am not suggesting this but if you were ever in an emergency and needed to fake working than this is the case you would need not a pink one.  Now onto accesorizing, the only accessory my husband uses regulary and loves me for buying him one is, a Kindle lamp! I purchased ours at Walmart and it cost a whole lot more than this.

Supplies you need: Grab your notepad holder, adhesive velcro, crafting glue and Kindle.
Place soft side of velcro on the backside of the Kindle and the other pc of velcro on the Notepad holder. I used my sturdy crafting glue to secure adhesive on velcro. Your now done with this amazingly practical project that you will get lots of use from. If you want to doll it up, use some cutesy ribbon on the outside.  My husband won't have any of that, so it will stay plain boring black.

If your still looking to purchase a Kindle, click on one of the Kindles above to buy now!
I absolutely love our Kindle! I don't get paid for saying this. We travel a lot and not having to lug around books or have to choose which one to take due to space has been fabulous. There are so many books to choose from and so far all of the books I have downloaded are cheaper than purchasing them in paperback.