Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Holidays

Well another year is coming to an end, and as usual, my kids love going out to see the lights and enjoy hot chocolate, we love inviting friends to come out and enjoy the night with us, so my daughter invited one of her friends and we enjoyed some beautiful lights at Ethel M's chocolates, really nice and not to cold, tons of people taking pictures with santa, enjoying the beautiufl lights and moving figures, reindeer and snowmen, what a great night, hope you all have a wonderful Christmas from my family to yours.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Craft Items must have's

I'm a big crafter at heart, I love to find time to sit and be creative anytime of the day, it's very calming and soothing for me to just find a craft or have something in my head to start my juices flowing, I have way to much stuff, but it keeps me from running to the store everytime I think I need something, when all I have to do is go to my craft box,bin or closet or even the shed to find what I need, and most times I do already have it, so if your a big crafter at heart there's a few item's I have and keep close by for those crafting moments, always have a pen and paper pad to keep those notes, a glue gun and tacky glue(aleene's) you can combine these 2 glue's (hot glue and aleenes') tacky glue to any project and they form a permanent bond.
All other items would be a good staple gun, markers(sharpie markers) all colors, scissors,tape,white glue,ribbon,pipe cleaners,scrapbook paper and construction paper( a must for kids) idea books and a good sturdy table.
kids will always want to be creative along with you, mine are always wanting to join in the fun. I love it! you can craft anywhere you are comfortable, i love to craft on our kitchen table, like I said it's everywhere :) I love to craft and share my pictures where ever possible, you can also be crafty with recycled things you already have. but that another post. so either way if your big crafter or a little bit of crafter you should start small and work your way to a good tool box and stock up of some of the items I posted above. you will and can find extra things as you go along that maybe you can't live without or just want or need to have. either way it's fun, and you can gather your friends to have a crafting swap party, swap items you don't use or need, just have fun and please feel free to join this blog and or share with your friends. Thanks so much!!!!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Duct Tape Bracelet

Using duct tape for around the home repairs is a must, but don't use it just for that, use it for craft making, duct tape comes in many colors now and you can embellish a wardrobe quicker nd faster nowadays. this is a cute way to add a cute bracelet to a kids wardrobe or to a costume. I love all colors of duct tape, even this silver original color,measure your wrist, cut our strip of duct tape, fold side inward towards middle,overlapping one side, add some velcro for attching it together and this is what you get, very cute accessory.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

ATC Cards

I love to dabble with whatever comes my way, I give anything and everything a try at least once, and if it turns out good, I make a few or keep at it, and my love for scrapbooking has led me to have lots and lots of scrapbook paper, patterned,plained glitter and more, I was introduced to altered stuff years ago, cards,recipe books, journals, CD's and more, so this year I actually made some ATC's from cards, using my own of course, or making them as well. here is one I call jungle Cat, orange paint, a picture of a bengal tiger found from a magazine, and stamp I already had on hand, this is how it turned out, enjoy!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mini Scrapbook

As I sit during the day, looking around at some of the things I have that might be of use and not of use, I look at some discount cards that was in our pile of mail, as I look at it and think of what I could use it for, my mind goes into creativity mode and I make this cute little scrapbook, there's other ways of making mini scrapbooks, using cardboard from cereal boxes, plain cardstock or any kind of box you have or might be able to get your hands on. well these discount cards were expired and I didn't want to throw them away, so this is what I made, covering them front abd back with some scrapbook paper scraps that was given to me, I then decided to use my crop a dile to punch holes on one side and once my inside papers were cut down to fit inside, I then found some cute ribbon to run through the holes and make a bow and use some stickers that my daughter was given to add "Girl Power" to the front and voila, how cute. great for notes, photo's and more, you can add pages if you like, this one has 6 sheets. will add more. so don't throw away those useless discount cards you get in the mail for office max,home depot, use them for making gifts for family members for holidays. plastic cards will work as well, just need to file off the numbers and decorate as is or cover. have fun and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Home Time

My kids are very important tome, we love to laugh together, joke around together, shop together and just hang out together when we can, and it's the most important time we have which is every weekend, we love to go hang out at the park, or at the mall, just walking and window shopping, there's no wrong way to enjoy your family. no matter how you do it, it's always a fun time! so here is a few pictures of my kids enjoying what they love best, taking pictures of theirselves, my daughter on the first day of school, my youngest son playing basketball with his team, and my oldest with his beautiful girlfriend. love that family time:)

Pen Makeover

Another craft past time gone by and of course we all have those pens laying around, sometimes we have way tomany pens, and besides taking them apart and using them for numerous things, one thing I love to d is remake a pen for myself to use and carry around with me. and with something you already have at home or can find very cheap at any store is nail polish, any kind will do, I use the very cheapest I can find. you canuse it for many things besides decorating your nails, and here is a cute thing to do with those pens when your just tired of the pen you carry around in your purse or on your check book, give those pens a new look! This pen was a clear pen, and I added several coats(8) let dry in between coats and it has a little bit of glitter to it. but this is my own new decked out pen, you can deck pens out with nail decorations if you like,my daughter has one for her own. you can use stickers on them and cover with clear sealer(varnish) and your set to go. make a few, give a few, keep a few. grab some pens and get to painting!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Family Time

I thought I would share with you all on my family and what we do when we have time. and that is taking pictures, we love to get together every now and then and just flash our camera's or cell phone cameras and take fun and cooky photo's so I would love to share my favorite fun photo's with you all here. so enjoy and thanks so much for viewing and being a part of my crafting blog.
My daughter and friend hving halloween fun with masks.

Halloween Candy Jar

Another great project we love to do for these fun filled occassions, we love to get out the paints and brushes and recycled things that we have around the house. halloween is a fun night for the kids to go out into the night all dressed up and have their parents drive or walk with them from door to door or maybe go out to the malls and collect so goodies for saying "Trick or Treat" all the cute costumes and you see walking around, what a fun night. but whats even more fun is to be home after all this or before and be creative. we love to creat a cute giftable gift or even a few to hand out to friends and fmily, cute candy jars we add candy to and give. enjoy this cute craft and have a safe Halloween!!!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Candy Jar

We all love that yummy sweet candy. maybe not all the time, but having close by for those quick grabs is always a great thing, so why not put to use something you might already have around the house, a candy bowl,containers,jar etc, some nail polish and a black sharpie marker, put all three of those togeher and add a little bit of a country affect by adding a prim bow to it and you will end up with this.sit this by your couch or in the kitchen for a grab fast of something sweet, and warm your heart by knowing you made this cute jar for your little yummies. add a candle for the holidays, either way you like it will be a cute addition to your home decor. I do love my craft time!


Crafting for halloween can't be more fun than making a few cute bookmarks for those little goblin of readers who enjoy books. my daughter loves to read and she is always looking for a bookmark to keep her page place, so we are always making bookmarks and of course being so close to halloween, what better way to enjoy a little bit of fun by creating these cute adorable halloween bookmarks. a few wooden bookmarks, paint and a black sharpie marker, a few stickers and you have something like these! Enjoy

Halloween Frames

I love crafting, but love to craft for the holidays. it's my favorite time to craft besides crafting for my friends. and what better way to complete a craft, than have your kids jump in and give you a hand. of course my daughter and I always craft together, and together we do have some beautiful mother daughter crafts. here is one we did today. since halloween is all about fun and candy and a little scaryness, we made these cute frames from popsicles sticks and some cute halloween stickers and chipboard stickers. so grab your scrapbooking stickers and popsickle stick along with some dimensional puffy paint and get started. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rose in disguise

I love roses, prefer the red ones, but when crafting and creating crafts, I will take them any color, this is one of my roses made from nothing more than T.Paper(toilet paper) yes that's right! you read it right,use a brand new roll(several sheets) I make these also from party napkins(Top pic), tissue paper and T.paper. they are easy and makes a great adition to any craft, once made, you can spray it with a little hair spray to stiffen it, or spray with varnish, but not real close, will use several coats. use them on crafting objects, scrapbooking, make alot of them to add them to your home decor and more. add some shimmer or glitter to make them shine and look pretty. they work great for weddings as well. make them to add to your table setting with a box of chocolates, your guest will love them. Enjoy and Have fun.

Angel of Metal

I have a love for angels, they are very inspiring, they have a peace and calming affect on me. I love to make my own angels, create angels from what and everything I can. before throwing anything away I look at it and if I can make it into an angel, then that's what it becomes. here is my own metal screen angel, made from the metal of a screen door. I used metal cutters to cut my angel out, after tracing the pattern on using a black sharpie marker, painted silver and added a heart in the middle, using metal paint. add my ribbon and I have this adorable metal angel ornament. Enjoy

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Flower hair clips

If your like me and end up with tons of flowers and have no clue what to make, you can use flowers tops to make these cute hair clips. great for costumes, or to use on a day to day basis. add your clip and get that cute outfit on to match. an easy way to add a cute accessory to that special party dress or pant and shirt set

Wands for kids

When crafting I like to see and try new things. so when i have time i like to get together with my friends and see what we have crafted. these were crafted by a good friend of mine and given to me. you could also use these using straws for the handles, or wooden dowels. these were made with the dowels(plastic) from window blinds, wooden stars, painted your choice of colors. add ribbon, and your done. makes great kids gits or even party favors. also use tulle netting for the tops of wands. lots of fun to be had with these cute wands.

Earring Holder

I have way to many earrings and onlyhave 1 armoire to put all my jewelry in, that includes the jewelry I have been given as gifts, and jewelry I have bought and of course can't forget the jewelry I have made and continue to make. so here is one solution, I have made these in the past years as well. I have used window screen and the metal screen, but I love the different color of plastic canvas. you can decorate and color coordinate with your rooms as well. here is how one of them turned out. enjoy!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Message Board

I love to have a place to keep my messages and little notes when I'm being crafty and creative, so I remembered making these in high school using brown cardboard boxes. I've seen these made from post boards and the foam boards, so I had an extra one and here is one me and my daughter worked on for a friend of hers for her birthday. we now make these for gifts for special occassions and more. enjoy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Halloween Pumpkin

I know how kids love halloween, they can't seem to wait to get out there and get all the yummy treats they can get their hads on. but what to do with them before that? how about using cardboard to make a cute magnet or window hanging. you can use it to make alot of these or use them to hang in the window for decorations or use in goodie bags for kids to enjoy, make ghosts,blk cats,witches and more. we made a few of these cardboard pumkins for our decorations, and used them for magnets as well. use for gift tags,package toppers or anything else you like. enjoy! and Happy Halloween!!

CD Crafting

I love using these CD's, they are so much fun to use and reuse for crafting, whether it be painting, or adding scrapbook paper to it or just using sharpie markers on it to draw on. either way it's fun and a great inexpensive way to create something out of. so here's a few we created to hang on our wall to to decorate with some fun creations. enjoy!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Photo straw frame

I'm always crafting and creating things here and there, I tend to look at something and wonder" what would happen if I melted this" or what could this become. so since plastic melts and drinking straws are plastic, I decided to cut a few drinking straws up and put onto a cookie sheet and set in over to melt. and sure e nough they did. I'm since been making cards and using them in my scrapbooking and adding them to picture frames. and this is the picture frame done in straws after being melted.
they cool hard and make a cute decoration on anything. they come off the cookie sheet witha flat backing so they are easy to glue onto whatever you want to glue them too.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


I'm always creating new things, and wondering how to re-use things,like bags,CD'sboxes and more. I even keep flowers(fake) and re-use those when I can. here is a plastic bag bow with a blue carnation flower(fake) and another one using a paper towel dyed colored heart. they turned out really cute and of course will re-use, and put on a gift. it's a plastic bag that the cleaners use to cover your clothes when you pick or have them dropped off. such a fun way to re-use these bags and not have them go to waste. enjoy!

Mini Wreath

I do love christmas with all the beautiful decorations and beautiful tree's decorated. I love driving around and looking at all the decorated yards at night, the way they light up with all the beautiful colors and different themes. it's just the icing on the cake for me, it gets me in the mood for this special holiday, so at home we like to creat these cute inexpensive little mini wreaths, you cna use them for ornaments on your tree, use them for package toppers, or use for gift tags, or magnets or make a few and give as gifts. either way they are cute and easy and so much fun to do. so put some smiles on your friends face for the holidays with these cute mini(pom pom) wreaths. Enjoy!

Paint Sample Tag

I love to scrapbook here and there, since I'm out and about everyday with my kids, I'm always on the lookout for anything and everything I can use to add to my scrapbooking stash. since I try to stay on a budget, which is hard having 4 kids but I do really well at it, I look at everything at a different perpective. and since hubby is always in home depot or wal-mart, I'm going in with my eyes wide open for anything I can find. cheap or free. so this is what I ran into in the paint dept, the paint samples now come with what looks to be a tag sample, it has a square instead of a hole, and it being in different colors, I just had to grab a few and create this cute b-day tag for my daughters friends gift. this is how it looks now. so on your next outing, grab a few and get creating some cute tags. we just added stickers and used stamps for the (Happy b-day) words, and added a green ribbon. Enjoy!!!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lid Ornament

Another creation made from a lid. this is made from a plastic lid that came from my daughter plastic cup from her kids meal. we have a few colors, red,blue and yellow, easy to decorate and add a ribbon for hanging. kids will love making these for tree ornaments or give for gifts to friends. anything h andmade is a special gift. have fun making and decorating lids.

Decorative Tile

Don't throw away those left over tiles. let the kids draw on them and use for coasters or trivets to set your cooking utensils on by the stove. kids will love making these for friends,gifts or just keep for themselves. use sharpie markers, i used sharpie and some permanent markers from the dollar store. so this can be an inexpensive craft to do. have fun!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Pic Holder

I made this cute pic holder using items from around the house. I put them together and made this cute inexpensive pic holder, they can be expensive in stores, so this is way much better and fun to do. you need small clay pot,some paint and a wire pic holder, mine came from a cake that held my birthday note.and some plaster paris and some ribbon for your bow and some moss. and this is what you get.

Pinecone Craft

Use pine cones to make a bird craft, add yarn or string into each section of pine cone and add a hanger to hang and let the bird enjoy taking the yarn pieces for their nest. it will keep kids busy making these and the birds will love you for it.

Note Holder

Turn those cork pieces into note holders,decorate it to match your home decor and you have a cute handmade gift or a treasure for yourself.

Friends Door Decor

Using those CD's we get in the mail can be turned into something cute for the kids who have their own rooms. This is a CD that I turned into a wall decor or use it as a door hanger, or give as a gift to a friend. eay and fast to do and fun for kids to make.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Window Suncatcher

Another recycled craft, don't throw away those soda/coffee lids, This lid Came off my coffee and what better way to reuse it than creat a cute window suncatcher, add some puffy paint, ribbon for the edge and a flat marble stone in the middle and add your ribbon for hanging. and this is what you get.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Vinyl Plastic Bracelet

I created this bracelet using a toy that my daughter had, the toy got a hole in it and I had to create something with it because of the colors that were in this cute toy. so I cut it apart and made this cute bracelet. very easy to make and it was fun making this. I now make these, and sell these when time allows me too. but we love making them for family members and friends.

Enjoy. want to know what it's made from?

Hair Scrunch Flower

My hair scrunch flower is made from a hair scrunchie, elastic taken out and formed into a rose, added leaves and a shirt pin backing, use as a gift bag topper,magnet, bracelet,or necklace or use it to hold your hair up. either way it's a keeper for yourself or give as a gift. make alot or few. use different hair scrunchies for more variety of colors. have fun.

Drink Pouch Tote

Here is a tote I made for my daughter, it's made from drink pouches, just sewn together, a total of 8. you can also find instructions of different ones online. fun and very inexpensive to make.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Decoupaged Flower pot

Here is a flower pot I decoupaged and painted brown and yellow, I used a sunflower print napkin and decoupaged it on the pot. covered it with several coats. you canused material or paint it alone and cover with decoupage for a clear look.

Calendar Envies

In need of an envelope? these are made from a calendar I bought from hawaii a few years ago. I used another envelope as a template, size can be what you want. trace onto the wall paper and cut out and glue together, it's cheap and the post man will love yah for it :) you can use any paper of your choice, but wall paper comes in many patterns and easy to put together.

Wall Paper Crafts

These are made from wall paper samples from a book I have. who doesn't love a cute bookmark and a mini matching envelope. both made from the same patterned wall paper.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Glass marble magnets

Here are my flat glass marble magnets. one is a pic of our chow chow and other is one that says"I Love you" in gold nail polish.