Friday, November 23, 2012

Craft Us Crazy Challenge #31

It is time again!  This is the time of year when we all think about what we are thankful for! The theme for this challenge is just that  GIVE THANKS/THANK YOU and/or INSPIRE US!  If you use Inspire us don't for get to share who or what inspires you.  

I decided to do Thank You and used a wonderful set from The Cutting Cafe, who is also our sponsor this week. I can't say this enough, if you have not been to The Cutting Cafe you must visit! There is very wide variety of very creative and beautiful digi stamps!  The winner of this challenge will also receive three sets of their choice! This is an amazing prize! 

The set I used is called With Graduated and you can see the complete set here.  I love these little Thank you cards and wouldn't this make a perfect gift for someone? 

Please remember to visit the Craft Us Crazy blog to check out all the other great DT creations and to enter your own! 

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Craft Us Crazy Challenge #30

The theme for this challenge is use your FAVORITE COLOR and/or HOLIDAY THEME!  With the holidays getting closer and closer I have started working on Christmas items. I have so many projects planned this year I was excited that this challenge would really get the ball rolling for me! 

Please visit the CRAFT US CRAZY blog to enter this challenge.  You will also find all the amazing creations form the DT there!  Below are the amazing sponsors we have for this challenge. 

Sponsor - Saturated Canary
Prize details – Two digital images of winners choice

Sponsor – Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium
                             Store link
Prize details -- $10.00 Gift Certificate

Ok now for my creation! This was actually a very simple project or so I thought.  Once I started working on it there were just so many options it became over complicated for me.  I wanted to make a Christmas/Winter banner but not the traditional mantel banner.  So here is what I came up with it. I hope you like it. 

I used the Cricut to cut the shapes and used the Bo Bunny Blitzen paper for this project.  The rosettes are all from the Tim Holtz die and the beautiful angel in the center is from Saturated Canary! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Craft Us Crazy Challenge #29

The theme for this challenge is black and/or party!  Kimberly Greenlee with Stampin' Up is the sponsor for this challenge and she is offering a wonderful prize!  

                                Prize details – Party This Way Bundle
                   Stampin’ Up Party This Way Clear Stamp Set – Retired
                   Stampin’ Up Petite Pennants Builder Punch Retail 16.95

I can't believe my baby is turning FOUR years old in a couple weeks! Where does the time go?  We are in full party prep mode around here and this week I have been working on favors.  The theme of her birthday party for this year is ICE CREAM! Yes, I know...what 4 year old doesn't love ice cream.  So I search the internet for ice cream party favors and you would be surprised how many amazing ideas there are.  I settled on these adorable little ice cream cups with matching spoons.  I also found some cute ice cream shaped candy to go inside them.

Originally I thought it would be cute to personalize each one with name of the child that would receive it. But that proved to be a challenge for more than one reason.  So instead I wrapped them up in fun polkadot paper and made a tag with Isadora's name on it for each one.

When all was said and done here is what we have! A cute fun party favor that I think the kids are going to love.  Now let's PARTY!

Be sure to check out the other great creation from other design team members and to play along on the  Craft us Crazy Challenge Blog! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Skeletons and Bookmarks!

I think most kids love Halloween as much as mine, she is about to turn 4 and is more into it this year than ever. She even decided on her own costume this year! Wait for it....HULK yes Hulk.  After some scrambling and some help from the other side of the country, HULK is in the house!
Anyway, we have done some fun projects this year! Salt clay was one we tried for the first time. We used Fall and Halloween cookie cutters, baked and painted them.  She has seen me work on some things for other people and of course wanted to get in on the fun.  One thing we made together were these cute skeletons! Someone sent me these in a swap last year and I was so excited to try making them this year!  Super easy, we just cut a bunch of them with the cricut and then basically remove the center part and added the donuts! Cute right?

Here is what they look like before you cut them in half!
Here is the finished product! You can just tape or staple the donut package to the top and bottom of the cut. Fold at the joints and these little guys even sit up!
I have one more Halloween things to share and I actually made these for a swap because they were requested but my daughter love them and so we made a couple for her too! Halloween bookmarks, sure to be a hit with the kids. She loves anything she gets to help make.
Sadly, this is going to conclude my Halloween creations for this year, I really need to get into gear for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not to mention my baby is turning 4 in a couple weeks!