Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Bucket List

Just finished our summer bucket list!

I saw variations of these all of the blogosphere last year, and I thought it was such a brilliant idea.  The summer tends to fly by, leaving all the best laid plans behind it.  At the end of the summer I always found myself thinking of all the things we should have done, but didn't think of at the time.  After seeing so many of these cute lists last year I made one too and it definitely helped us focus on the fun summer stuff we really wanted to do.  Even though we didn't get everything checked off our list, we still did a lot more than we would have done with out it.  It was a project success!  So I figured we'd give it a go again this year. 

 


I started with a 11 x13 frame I already had.  The glass had broken a while ago, but I knew that I'd find some crafty use for the frame eventually.  The only thing I had to buy was the cork board.  Since I had one of those awesome 40% off coupons, I headed over to Michael's and purchase a thick piece of cork board that fits perfectly in the frame.  So the total cost for this project ended up being $3.49! Makes me love it even more!  




I wrote our activities written on THESE little tags so that after we've done one, we can pull it off the board and put it in our summer scrapbook with the pictures from that day.  Using my Cricut I made up some 2 x 3 inch tags from cardstock. 
I stamped the bottom of the tag for some added cuteness.  




I had some cute push pins in my stash.  
(They were bought last year in the office section at Walmart.)


Do you do a summer bucket list?  If you've posted one on your blog, leave a comment with a link so we can check it out!


Transformation ThursdayA Crafty Soireelil luna link party button




Sunday, May 29, 2011

Craft Catwalk #32



Link up time!

This week I'll be posting those Father's Day ideas that I didn't get finished last week.  I'll also be sharing our summer bucket list, and featuring some of your projects!
So check back often!


Please remember to...

1.  Link to the post of the item you MADE, not your main blog.
Only family friendly content - no giveaways or shops, please.


2.  Visit some of your fellow party goers, and leave them a little comment love.

3.  Link back here.  Grab the Craft Catwalk button or add a text link.

~ By submitting your work you grant me permission to use your pictures in a feature post.  I always link back giving you proper credit~
 

{Open until Wednesday morning}

Friday, May 27, 2011

Check this out!

Thanks to all who link up each week!  Your ideas are inspiring.  
Here are a few that I just had to share...



Mounted bookcase at The Ivy Cottage





Adorable princess hat {with hairdo!} at Sew Can Do





Tree house inspiration at Three Pixie Lane





{Fun gift idea} Candy bouquet at Delightful Order




Lemon Velvet Cake at Yesterday on Tuesday {mmm...}




Perry treats at Sitting at Our Kitchen Table {It's Perry!}





Graduation cap treats at The Seven Year Cottage




Beautiful quilt at JAQS studio




Another beautiful quilt at Visions of Sugar Plums
{I love pretty quilts}



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Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Preschool Graduation and a Teacher Gift

The ladybug "graduated" from preschool last night.  

We made a chalkboard flower pot for her teacher.

That cute little pick in the plant was a free printable from Skip To My Lou

I really wanted to make THESE adorable little treats, but I didn't have time to find the supplies.  They are bookmarked for when the little guy graduates preschool!

Instead I baked some cupcakes and topped them with these "you did it!" toppers.  I made the toppers with my cricut. 


The ladybug enjoyed her night.  And of course, we took tons of pictures.



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Great idea & A GIVEAWAY

The ladybug is graduating from preschool tomorrow.

This is huge. 

It means that my first baby will be starting kindergarten in a few short months.
Big buses, big classes, big building, just plain big.
 *sigh* 
 Before I know it she'll be in junior high and in her own little world.  Until then I'm going to savor every time she says, "Mommy you're my berry best friend." 

For her graduation tomorrow I'm thinking of making some of these little cuties...


Find out how to make them from Hollie at The Seven Year Cottage.

The Craft Catwalk is open until tomorrow morning, so you still have time to link up, too!

Then be sure to head over to In Flight where she is giving away a set of my Mickey Mouse cupcake toppers and a set of my Mickey Mouse favor tags!



Sunday, May 22, 2011

Craft Catwalk # 31



Well hello there!

No, I didn't fall down a rabbit hole somewhere.  Although it kind of felt like it...this last week I became completely engrossed in a Dave Ramsey book I'm reading.   I am inspired!  But that's a topic  for another day...

Later this week check in for some Father's Day ideas
and
I'll be sharing some of your great ideas later this week, too. 
So check back!


Please remember to...

1.  Link to the post of the item you MADE, not your main blog.
Only family friendly content - no giveaways or shops, please.


2.  Visit some of your fellow party goers, and leave them a little comment love.

3.  Link back here.  Grab the Craft Catwalk button or add a text link.

~ By submitting your work you give me permission to share your pictures and ideas with a link back to you~
{Open until Wednesday morning}

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Check this out!

I have lots of fantastic ideas from the Craft Catwalk to share with you today!


I am swooning over this adorable paper doll party...





How sweet is this cart redo?!


 

Gorgeous book case transformation





Love this door turned picture frame





Love the look of this hand cut map art 





Sand footprints decor.  Love that summer feel!





cute and fun family rules banner!





A time out stool - for when they don't follow those family rules :)





Check out this shirt transformation (& the tale of a fun mother-daughter night) :)





Adorable bird bath cookies





You know all that colorful duct tape you see in craft stores now?  How about using it to make duct tape flip flops!



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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Craft Catwalk #30




I'll be sharing some of your great ideas on Wednesday, so check back!


Please remember to...

1.  Link to the post of the item you MADE, not your main blog.
Only family friendly content - no giveaways or shops, please.


2.  Visit some of your fellow party goers, and leave them a little comment love.

3.  Link back here.  Grab the Craft Catwalk button or add a text link.

~ By submitting your work you give me permission to share your pictures and ideas with a link back to you~
{Open until Wednesday morning}

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Heard of SMASH?

Have you heard about the SMASH books?  

For months I've been waiting for these "unscrapbooks" to finally be available for purchase!
Finally, they are available for preorder! {yay!}

If you haven't seen these before check out this video.  
It has a catchy little tune that I could listen to all day - just saying.
(I am not being paid or compensated for this...I'm just sharing because I love the concept!)



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Friday, May 13, 2011

Our Fairy Garden (in progress)

To make our yard more inviting for fairies we made a fairy garden. 


The hubs built the box.  I stained, painted, and distressed it.  The ladybug and I planted the greenery together.



We've just begun adding little details to our garden.



including a place to rest their wings...


and a door for the fairies to enter our yard :)



Linking up with...
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Sassy Sites!
Tatertots and Jello 
If I linked up to your party and you don't see a link back please let me know...blogger went down, I lost my original post, and I don't remember everywhere I had linked up :(

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Check this out!

Thank you to all who linked up this week! 
I love checking out all the inspiring ideas.  
Here are a few that caught my eye...






Check out this pretty lamp at A Woman's Haven




Make your own play table at Us and Them




Adorable vintage party hats at Three Pixie Lane




Love this idea for family history storybooks at Persia Lou




Owl birthday party inspiration at The Joys of Home Educating




Find out how to make lemon sugar scrub at The Craft Project




Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake bites at Sweet Little Smoothie  and  the Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites HERE


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