Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mini Book Gift

We just celebrated a 60th birthday in our family. 
The four of us all contributed to this mini book gift.  

This idea was totally inspired by the 52 Reasons book.  
It's "60 Things That Make You Pretty Great."


I used my Cinch binding machine to put this book together.  

 
 

I used mostly THIS awesome set of 7 gypsies stamps to number each page. 


We all contributed to filling out the book.  The hubs did great filling in a lot of the pages.  
The ladybug and little guy drew pictures. 

I added in some pictures throughout the book.



I really liked how it turned out.  I especially love that we ALL had a part in making it.  
We may be whipping up some of these for Christmas gifts!
{Insert panicking husband here}
;-)


Linking up HERE so check these parties out!
Tickled Pink at 504 Main

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Patriotic Flags (Child Crafts)

We've had fun with a couple patriotic crafts this week. 

 
 {fingerprint flag cards}


 {painted flag on canvas}


Here's what we did...

I taped off sections on the canvas for her to paint.

We used star stickers and she painted over them with blue.  
When it dried we peeled them off.

{she looks so focused here!}

 She was so proud of her final product!


Then we made a couple flag cards...
To make a flag card I marked spots for her to paint.  Spots with a "B" she painted blue, spots with a "R" she painted red.



Now we're feeling festive and ready for the weekend!


Linking up HERE so check these parties out!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Craft Catwalk #36 & Some Fab Features



Link up time!

Our computer crashed last Wednesday so I couldn't get features up until now. 
So check out these features and then link away!



Flag pops at Simply Designing



Family Journal at Cherished Treasures



Beautiful Wall Art at JandJ Home



Crunchy Onion Bourbon Burger at It's a Keeper



Check back this week for more features. 


Please remember to...

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


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wedding Shower Card

If you're an Etsy lover like I am, I'm sure you've seen prints like these in the shops.  

I LOVE them. 

I wanted to make one as a card for an upcoming wedding shower.  The groom's hometown is in Nebraska and the bride is from here in Illinois.  


This card is made from layers of card stock. 


I did a google search for each state image, printed and cut them out (with fine tip scissors).

 

I traced the states on white cardstock and cut them out.  I used my cricut to cut little red hearts, but you could use stickers.  I placed the little hearts over their hometowns and added a little plus sign between them.


I plan to do another project something like this, so hopefully I'll have that ready to post soon!

Linking up at THESE parties

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Gift ideas inspired by Father's Day

  I didn't post any of the gifts we made in case the hubs happened to check in on the blog. 
Since Father's Day has come and gone, I thought I'd share some of the things we did. 

Especially because these would make good gifts for birthdays, too.  

These ideas all came from other inspiring bloggers!


 Last summer I saw pictures like this floating all around the blogosphere. 

If you did a picture collage like this go ahead and link to it in the comments.






 I loved this Father's Day questionnaire from Yesterday on Tuesday.  
I liked it so much that I posted about it on Facebook.  I think this is something we'll do each year.  

Loving her response to his weight and height.  
According to the ladybug her daddy is 2 feet tall and 34 pounds.  
So precious.  

This would make a sweet grandparent gift also!  
*Think Christmas!*



Paper Vine linked this sweet gift idea up at the Craft Catwalk a few months ago.  
I knew I'd be making one of these eventually!  
It's a deck of cards turned into a mini album that holds 52 reasons I love the hubs.   





These little feet are shrinky dinks!  I had no idea they even still made Shrinky Dinks!  I found them on Amazon, but when I was in Michael's the other day I saw them there, too. (Grab a 40% off coupon and pick a pack up for only a couple dollars!)  
This idea and the poem came from one of my favorite teaching tots blogs, No Time for Flashcards.  
Just trace those little feet on the shrinky dinks and bake!  


Any of these gifts can be altered and used for other occasions.  

{And keep on linking...the Craft Catwalk is open until Wednesday morning!}


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Craft Catwalk #35



Link up time!

(If you have trouble linking up let me know and I'll link it for you!)


Check back this week for features.


Please remember to...

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







check out these fabulous features!

Prepare to be inspired!
Check this out from last week's craft catwalk...



Flag art at The 36th Avenue




Patriotic Wreath at Crafting Up My World




Love wall at at Young and Crafty




Pinkalicious themed party at The Crafty Chicka




Grilled Chicken flatbread with grilled corn-tomato salsa at Food Wine and Mod Podge




Homemade donuts at Rhinestone Beagle
My mom used to make donuts like this when we were kids! Yum!




Make your own sugar cubes at Nifty Thrifty Things




Adorable Cake Cone Sundaes at The Seven Year Cottage



Come back tonight to link up your newest projects!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Journal for the Little Ones

Have you seen the movie Up?  
I think it's just one of the sweetest movies.  
In some ways it reminds me of the way I remember my mom's parents together. 


Remember that Adventure Book they had in the movie?  
I made my own version for the ladybug to record her own summer adventures.


I alternated blank pages with pre-k lined pages.  


On the blank side she'll draw a picture of our adventure that day.  
On the lined side she'll write about it.


There's a little pocket in the front cover for her little "treasures."

I figured this would be a fun way for her to keep practice writing during the summer. 
So far it's been a hit with her.  She likes having a place for her "adventures."

You could do this with any notebook on hand.  
Or you can find the adventure book in my shop here.
Linking up here:
Tip Junkie handmade projects
and to THESE parties I love!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Craft Catwalk #34



Link up time!

(If you have trouble linking up let me know and I'll link it for you!)


Check back this week for features.


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}





Thursday, June 9, 2011

Check out these great ideas!

Here are fabulous features from the craft catwalk this week!
Check them out and get inspired.


I love what she did with a wall cabinet at 365 Days to Simplicity


Numbered benches at The 36th Avenue


Last name street sign art at Pressed Down, Shaken Together


Festive topiaries at Simply Designing



 
honey citrus balsamic vinaigrette at She is Organizing the Chaos


Helen's Mexican Lasagna at The Elephant's Trunk 






 Tutorial for an adorable tutu tote at The Crafty Chicka 



 
Washi Tape tealight at Greenbean's Crafterole 
{Another reason to love washi tape!} 


 The cutest little countdown at  The Mommy Diaries


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