Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gift Tags

I recently participated in a local craft sale. These are the gift tags that I made & sold most of them. They were 12 tags for $3.
I used my scalloped square punch(I think it's the purple one by Marvy Uchida) to punch the Kraft paper and then cut out squares of designer paper and plain white to stamp To & From on.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Jenny Hart!

I got to meet her last week! Can you believe it? Jenny Hart from Sublime Stitching had a book signing at Crafty Planet to support her new book Embroidered Effects. I had to go, after all she is the reason I started embroidering and I LOVE her patterns. It was great, she took time to talk to all of us for a few minutes and sign her new book. I even showed her what my 6 year old daughter was working on. She seemed so genuine & sweet. I dig crafty women!
Luckily the book signing was early enough that I could still make it to Twilight at 9pm and then New Moon at midnight. What a fun night :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Birthday Gift Card Holder

My husband's sister turned 40 this week. They live out of state so we sent her a gift card to buy herself a nice dinner. I saw this gift card holder on a blog and thought it would be fun to make.
You can find the one I saw and the video tutorial by Dawn over at Dawns Stamping Thougthts. The cupcake stamp was one that we bought in the $ section at Michael's. I colored it in with my Prisma Colored Pencils and added glitter Stickles on the swirly parts for some sparkle. I added the big Rhinestone as the cherry on top!
It opens into a flap card so I stamped the message into the middle section. The gift card is supposed to go in the slot/hole on the bottom flap. I didn't have the same punch that they used in the video, so I just tried to use my small square punch instead. As you can see it didn't really go far enough up from the bottom to slide the gift card in, plus I taped it too close to the edge to slide the card in. So instead I used double stick tape and just centered it over the hole(hopefully she will never know- until she removes the gift card I guess).

The top kind of tucks behind the stamped image & holds it together when you close it all up.I really like this sentiment and it can apply to so many things, but works great for a birthday. I thought it was something different and turned out pretty cute! Who doesn't love to get a gift card in the mail no matter how it arrives?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Star Wars Birthday

This is the awesome cake that my friend Danielle made for Sophia's 6th birthday party. It's the coolest X-Wing Fighter cake ever! Can you see R2-D2 hiding in there?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Week

It was a really busy week last week doing all of the fun Fall/Halloween things that we could :)
On Wednesday I volunteered in class to help carve pumpkins, this is our table & how it turned out (One of these children got bored with cleaning out the pumpkin & when I turned around had stuck two of those big red pencils up their nose-but not the one holding the pencil...).
On Monday the class walked to the local Fire Station and learned about fire safety and got to check out the big fire truck.
The last 3 or 4 years we have driven over to my cousin's house and went Trick-R-Treating with their kids. They live in a big neighborhood with lots of houses, lots of kids and lots of candy.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Craft Project

This is the craft project that we made at the Kindergarten Halloween party. I only had approximately 8-10 minutes per group of 4-6 kids. I wasn't sure the skill level of the kids for making crafts & was advised to keep it super easy.

I remembered that someone gave me a cute little pumpkin like this a few years ago. So I made up a couple of projects and had my daughter try them all out to see which one would be the best project to do in class. This one was definitely the winner!

We used 5(seven might have worked better) Orange Slice candies, stood them on end in a circle on a piece of plastic wrap. Then pulled all four corners to the center and twisted them together, trying to keep it centered. We took a piece of floral tape and twisted it around for the stem. We had gold Pipe Cleaners on hand so I used those and cut them in half. Each child could then twist the Pipe Cleaner on the stem however they wanted too to look a vine. And if we remembered we trimmed off the extra plastic wrap on the top.

Voila, Candy Pumpkin

Kindergarten Halloween Party

I volunteered at my daughter's Halloween Party on the 3oth(I did the craft Project, which I will post). She was Darth Vader of course and all of the other girls were in a sparkly dress of some sort. Which is fine with me and all of the boys who came up to her and thought she was so cool! Here she is with Obi-Wan and Luke at the party.