Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Last Day of School printables and Father's Day ideas

I just saw these graduation printables and thought they were so cute. They were found at Crayon wishes and popsicle dreams, i believe there is printable's for pre school thru 6th grade.

Cute father's day ideas...
First one comes from Nothing but country....they even have a free printable for the tag, super cute.

This next idea came from Life is just a bowl of cherrys:

So cute, you could also use the glass etching cream that is so popular right now to do the mustaches.

Next idea is from Yesterday On Tuesday
I think i will be doing this one, it will be hilarious to hear what the boys come up with to say about their dad, we tend to be jokesters at our house.There is even a free printable, yay, i love free printables!!

I also found this super cute printable print at A Proffittable Life
 I know i have heard my husband say more than one of the sayings on this printable. The one he is saying most these days is keep your eyes on the ball!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Apothecary Jars

Well there is probably no one following this blog anymore, I have decided to only post when i make something and manage to get a picture of it. It's just too much for me to keep up with doing a post everyday but i refuse to delete this blog because i want a place to store all my past ideas and i have all my links to blogs i love on my side anyway i am tired of looking at my Valentines post below and just made some cute Apothecary jars and wanted to share. Now saying that i also have to add that i hate the fact that i don't have a tutorial to go with the finished picture, no excuses i just got lazy and wanted to get these suckers done. I do however have a couple of tips.....
1. Make sure to PRIME your wood or whatever your using!! I for some unknown reason didn't and i used about a can and a half of spray paint....yeah i had a major brain fart on that one.
2. Read and FOLLOW the instructions on the glue package. I used Gorilla Glue for the first time and learned that a THIN coat is all you need...learned this the hard way.
Oh and no your eyes are not blurring up on's a crappy cell phone picture that i strangely took the time to photo shop.....go figure!

I got all my wood pieces from Hobby Lobby and i used the smaller mason jars that were not smooth, i liked the logo look. I used Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze, can't go wrong with that. And i used a glaze that was tinted black to glaze after i glued everything together.
I'm very happy with the way they turned out and i know i will be making more in the near future. If you get one or a set of these from me as a gift act excited as if you have never seen them before ;)

- Jaime

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Love Envelopes and finished felt heart wreath

I've been a busy bee around here the last week or so. I have been neglecting my family holding down all my duties as a mom and wife while finding time to do some fun Valentines crafts. Today i made these cute "Love Envelopes" or at least that's what i have named them. I plan on putting them on the boys chairs starting Feb 1st. and the hubster and I will leave the boys fun little notes in the weeks leading up to Valentines day. I'm sure there will be many other things placed in these envelopes, army men, Lego's, food, who knows but hopefully they will enjoy seeing new messages left for them. I think they turned out cute. Boy #1 had serious ideas on how he wanted his to look so it's a bit flashier than his brothers but the boys both seem to like their special Love Envelopes.I saw the idea for these over at The Crafting Chicks. For the how to on making these cuties click HERE.

I also managed to get this beauty finished. It took a bit more time than i thought it would and a lot more cutting but i really love how it turned out. The boys were really a part of this project, they noticed when i got a little further and cheered me on every step of the way. When i was all finished i was so excited and the boys were watching as i searched for the perfect spot for my time educing project. I carefully placed it on a nail on the wall where i was sure it would get noticed as soon as anyone walked through the door. I stood back to admire it and.........IT FELL and broke into 4, yes 4 pieces!! I really and truly almost started crying. I tried to watch my language, the boys were both in the room, and i just stood there in disbelief. Boy #1 looked at me and said in a very concerned voice "Mom, are you OK? That is the saddest thing i have even seen happen!"  I agreed with him and decided to pick up the pieces and see what i could do to fix it. About 15 minutes and a lot of hot glue and pins later i had it put back together. It's holding up nicely and high on a shelf where it is sure to not fall again. I am just hoping it makes it through storage when it's time to take it down. So the moral to my story is: If you make one of these.....DON'T DROP IT!
For the How to on this wreath, click HERE

Friday, January 7, 2011

Felt Heart Wreath

I am so in LOVE with this fabulous Valentine's wreath at The Idea Room. It is so cute! I will be making one of these in the next couple of weeks. I love the month of February, i love Valentines day and i love that my birthday follows close behind it. I really can't wait to get my Valentines decorations out even though i feel like i just took my Christmas stuff down. Head on over to The Idea Room to see how to make your own felt heart wreath.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Make your own "snow"

I just saw this fun craft over at Craftberry Bush. We have really had no snow here in our area this winter. We keep hearing from our families back in Utah that they are being bombarded by snow. It makes us a little sad so when i saw this post on how to make your own snow, well sort of, i thought it looked like fun. Head on over to Craftberry Bush if you want to learn how to make your own "snow."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Root Deer

I'm pretty happy with how the neighbor gifts came out this year. My neighbors know how corny I am so most of them laughed when i pointed out that it was "Root Deer." They were fun to make and i am guessing even more fun to drink!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas glitter trees

So have you ever been so excited about a craft that you can't sleep. Well that ALMOST happened to me last night. I came across the cutiest craft project over at I heart naptime and it was calling my name. I am away on vacation in Utah for Thanksgiving and as soon as i get home i am making some of these....

They have a free printable for the Christmas subway art too, they are making my Christmas decorating so easy for me this year. Anyway i thought if i was this excited about making these i better let you all in on it.Click HERE to head on over to I heart naptime for the how to.
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am not ready for this Utah snow that i know i am going to be seeing. I miss my Kansas weather already!

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