Saturday, October 29, 2011

Craft Halloween Blog Hop

Hello fellow crafters! Welcome to the Craft Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Craft Junkie Too! If you just hoped over from Kristi @ Craftin' on my Door, you're in the right place! If you're just stopping by for a visit and would like to hop along, be sure to go to Tracy's blog to start at the beginning.

Today, we were asked to share any Fall or Halloween project with you guys. I will be honest and admit that I didn't make something special and adorable just for the hop, but rather took a picture of the very quick gift I put together for my Boo Buddie at work this week. Every day we gave them a small surprise worth $1-2, but I couldn't bare to not wrap it, or make it somewhat cute (because that's what us crafters do!!!!!). One of her "wishlist" items was tea, so I bought her a package of yummy tea, and wrapped it in decorative Halloween paper, and made a bow - first time making a bow, and definitely not as bad as I thought lol. Quick and simple!

Now, while I'm sharing....I know this is not a Halloween "themed" project, but since it was for my Boo Buddie, I figured I would share as well :). One of the things she 'wished' for was a pencil holder, so I used contact paper to personalize a little pail for her...

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is
Shawn @ Shawns Fireside Crafting Room

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Cricut Baby Shower

I helped throw my best friend a baby shower this past weekend, and I wanted to share some of the things I put together for her....

It's a boy! I forgot to take the picture after adding
the bows on the ends....she liked the banner so much,
it's going over the baby's bed :)

Her party favors...the baggies are favor bags found at
Michael's. The "Happy Baby" sentiment is from My Pink
Stamper's new stamp set called Itty Bitty-licious, which is just the right size when you're looking
for those small stamps....

And though it's not a paper craft, I thought I'd share the
cake balls I made with you guys....
I made enough so guests could throw a few in their favor bags...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Are you ready for Christmas??

I'm not ready either :)...but it is my favorite holiday of the year, and I'm starting to get very excited!!! This year, as a My Pink Stamper designer, I got to participate in a Christmas Card Swap with all the other wonderful ladies on the team! Oh, what fun!!! I mass produced 21 cards - some to exchange, some for donations, using Robyn's (My Pink Stamper) Biggie Christmas stamp set. I LOOOVEE this stamp set because it's the perfect size for your cards inside and out! My goal with the swap was to only use supplies I already had at home...and amazingly enough, I succeeded! :) The best part was getting a big package in the mail with 17 different cards from all the designers! Definitely doing this again!!!!!!

Here's the inside..

Thanks for stopping by! I always LOVE reading your comments! :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Something for the classroom....

Hello fellow crafters! I don't know how many of you out there are teachers, but I am always looking for opportunities to use my Cricut in the classroom. One of the first things I found on Pinterest a few weeks ago was a cute behavior chart that allowed kids the opportunity to move up when they're having a great day (and not just move down when they're having a bad one) and I loved it!! I took what I found, and made the wording "Pre-k friendly" and added a few visuals using my Cricut. I really love the way it turned out and thought I would share!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pinkalicous Blog Hop

Hello My Pink Friends and welcome to the October Pinkalicious blog hop! If you are hopping over from Robyn's @ My Pink Stamper, then your are in the right place! If you are just stopping by for a visit and would like to hop along, go to My Pink Stamper to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the fabulous inspiration we have in store for you today!

For today's hop, we created goodie bags! With Halloween right around the corner, and Boo Buddies coming up soon at work, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get out the sewing machine. I am totally new to sewing, as this is only my 2nd time even getting out my new toy, but it so exciting seeing the finished product! This could get addicting LOL....speaking of addictions, I found a great tutorial for these cute, little candy corn style treat bags on Pinterest (if you haven't discovered Pinterest, run, don't walk and get to pinning :)). If you'd like to give it a try, you can find the tutorial HERE (I think I spent under .60 cents for enough felt to make 4 or 5). For the gift tags, I used Cricut cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes & More, and My Pink Stamper's Yummy-licous and Spook-alicous stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Designs by Sharon

Here's the full line-up in case you get lost along the way....

Robyn (My Pink Stamper)
Roberta <---- You are here!
Tracy (CraftJunkieToo)
Angela (Simple Creations)
Renee (RockinRenee)

Michelle (Meesh's Pieces)
Carissa (Sprinkled with Glitter)
Julie (readysetstamp)
Chelle (Paper Krate)

Edna (Create With Expression)
Agnes (Flowerdisco)
Courtney (Court's Crafts)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Treats

For today's post at Craft Junkie Too, the designers were asked to make a treat box that would be relatively easy to mass produce for a classroom setting. I must admit that the easiest project would be the sour cream containers, like the ones I made for my kiddoes last year(you can see them HERE), but I wanted something new. These little containers were quick and easy to assemble, and would be a cute, inexpensive gift for anyone at school, the office, etc.

What you need:
5" x 3.5" cs rolled into a cylinder
5" x 6.5" crepe paper
5" x 3.5" decorative cs for the outside
Ribbon or twince to tie off the ends

Sunday, October 9, 2011

What's New Blog Hop - Day 2

Good morning and welcome back to the What's New Blog Hop! I hope you all had a chance to check out and enjoy all the awesome creations we had for you yesterday, and I'm so excited you're back to see what we have in store for you today. I'm been given the honor and pleasure to "kick-off" the day, so this is your starting point. If you're just stopping by for a visit, join the hop, and be sure to check out all of the awesome projects from yesterday as well.

Keeping with my Baby Shower theme, today's project is another quick, clean and oh-so-cute project...favors! I made a little cone to house two mini York mint-chocolates for the guests at my bestie's baby shower. Here's how it turned out....

Cone (hand-cut)
Tag - Home Accents cut @ 1"
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper Yummy-licious

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Crafty Tupperstamper

Saturday, October 8, 2011

What's New Blog Hop

Welcome to your last stop on the "What's New?" blog hop. If you hopped over from The Craft Tupperstamper, then you're in the right place. If you're just stopping by for a visit, and would like to hop along, go to My Craft and Chat Cafe to start at the beginning and see what these wonderful new crafters have in store for you!

My project today is an invitation for my best friend's upcoming baby shower. I've been working on these little by little - in between lesson planning, teaching, meetings, remodeling, and chasing my little man around the house - so needless to say, it had to be something simple and quick (especially because I had to make 35 of them) that could be made using supplies I already had at home. I accomplished 2 out of 3, so I'm very proud of myself! The 'quick' didn't go as well as I had planned because these little diapers are all hand cut. Soooo worth it though, because it looked clean, and simple, but still cute. Just the way I wanted!

Diaper Template (designed by Aly Dosdall)
My Pink Stamper stamps (polka-dots & Sweet Baby sentiment)

Hope you enjoyed seeing all the creations by these awesome crafters new to the world of blogging. Be sure to show them some love by following and leaving comments, and don't forget to come back tomorrow for day two of the What's New? blog hop.....starting right here at TxScrapperMom!