Friday, February 26, 2021

Valentine Town

I saw these super cute little houses at The Wood Connection in Layton a few months ago and thought how cute they would be decorated for Valentines. Each one has their own personality and it was so much fun creating each of them! I used Authentique Paper from their "Romance" collection in the 6x6 paper size. I adore their papers...beautiful colors and patterns and heavy enough it doesn't tear when adding it to wood projects.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Kendra's Wood Sled


A few years ago I gave my mom and Kendra both a plain wood sleigh.
Fast forward to a few years later
(this was 2019... and I am just now getting around to posting it)
and I finally got one of them painted.  
Kendra picked which colors and how she wanted it to look,
and I took it from there.
I think it turned out super cute and...
looks even cuter on the front porch of their brand new home!
Now I just need to get the other two done!
Happy December Everyone!!! 

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Miss "O"s Minnie Mouse Birthday Shaker Card

This was the card I came up with for my middle grandbabe... 
Miss "O" - She has the funniest personality
and there is never a dull moment when she is around!

I used Queen & Company's Magical Characters kit. 
 She informed me when we went and looked at the new house Todd
and I are building that she wanted her room painted pink!
Miss "O" loves Minnie and has a dress with the large pink polka dots
so I found some paper that matched. I added Q&C bling for her earrings,
pink stars for the shaker and a big #3!
I think we fulfilled the pink part for sure!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Miss "M''s Princess Shaker Card

I can't believe my oldest grandbabe is 5... how did that happen? It seems like only yesterday we were waiting for her arrival. Miss "M" loves all of the princesses... so I had a hard time deciding which one to make for her card... so I decided instead to make a princess wand shaker card instead. She loves yellow, pink and purple so I was happy that I found a cute girly background for her card with all the right colors. I stamped the Happy Birthday Princess with VersaMark stamp pad and heat embossed it with Stampendous Pear Lustre Amethyst  I used Queen & Company Lollies and polka dot epoxy dots for embellishments.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Queen & Company Shaker Cards

  The girls picked out all of the pattern paper and what dies they wanted to use.
We looked at some of the ideas from Queen & Company and then we went from there.  

 They loved being able to "load" each card with the cordinating
shakers and made sure to get just the right amount.
Miss "M" wanted to add a shell to her hair so it looked like a bow :-)

Miss "M" (the 4.5 year old) loved the idea of adding ghosts and bats and a pumpkin too.
I pulled out my old Quickutz dies... and they worked perfectly!
Miss "M" wanted to make sure that we had a ghost IN the house... 
she's has such creative ideas!

 The girls other grandparents were headed to New York for a fun-filled vacation...
so we made a card to show them how much we love them!
 My grandbabes (and their parents too) have been staying with us the past 3 weeks
while their new home is being completed. 
 It brought such joy to have them all here and hanging out with us.
Imagine my happiness when the two older grandbabes (ages 4.5 and 2.5 years)
asked if they could craft! I was doing the happy dance since
 I have not had a "crafting buddy" in years!
It's wonderful to look at things through the eye of a younger person... 
they are so smart and fearless... they don't care if the witch broom is on top of the legs...
or if the card is lined up... just right...  to them it is PERFECT!!!
I have learned so much from those two sweet girls...
and I can't wait for another craft weekend!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Pumpkin Carols

Back when I was in 5th or 6th grade we were given some mimeographed copies of Pumpkin Carols... I thought that was the coolest thing ever! I have saved those copies all of these years (all 45-ish years).  I taught the songs to my son when he was younger and I can't wait to teach them to my grandbabies!  A few years ago we had some family and friends over and we sang these and had a blast.  This year we are going Pumpkin Caroling to an Assisted Living home where my Mother-in-law is living.  It's brought lots of fun over the years and I thought maybe you all would like to have some Halloween fun too!