Saturday, July 19, 2014

Family Letters

Introducing my latest design letters, the word FAMILY. I bought the letters at The Wood Connection. I sanded them a little first.
The coated them, front and back with gray acrylic paint.

Then I worked on the order of the papers I chose, to create a fluid design, but also create contrast. As you can see I chose yellow and gray as my color theme.

Put it all together and this is what you get!

I added some touches of teal to spice it up!











I added a layer of Modge Podge on top of my letters after the papers had been attached and dried for a day to minimize wrinkling.
It's available in my Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My "Quotes" Journal

I'm a lover a good quote and after rereading my More Series books and her newest one available on Amazon, I was inspired to create a quotes journal because Jay McLean just had so many quotables and having it in my Kindle notes wasn't enough. So go read her series! It will inspire you too! Start with More Than This.
 
So back to my journal.....here's the finished product. 
But it start out as this old school memo book that we've all seen (at least in America). Once back to school supplies shopping begins, I can find them for 99 cents.

My daughter hijacked this one before I could beautify it.

So it went from that to this by wrapping it in scrapbook paper.

You need 2 pieces of 12 x 12 paper that you will cut down to 9 3/4 x 12 (measure the journal 1st, that's just what mine measured as).
Those are used to wrap around the cover. As you can see I had to add strips of coordinating paper to cover the rest because the paper wasn't big enough.
 
For those strips of paper, I cut a 2x 9 3/4 for the outside and 3 x 9 3/4 for the inside. I repeated the same for the back cover.
 
Then I found the cool chalkboard stickers to use as labels. One even had a cute little Jaybird on it. And they really do work but, I had thicker chalk and it just didn't look pretty. So I used white paint pen. I'm going to look for skinny chalk the next time I'm out.

I love this scrapbook paper. It's called Be You by Fancy Pants. This page is all one print. I didn't cut and layer those strips. But it has quotes about being you, being in the moment etc.


Then I added a little washi tape with the alphabet (found in the scrapbook section of a craft store). It comes in tons of different patterns.


Then I added some red ribbon with glue.

I used a little baker's twine to wrap around the front a couple of times to tie on these charms.

I added a mini clothespin to keep my place.
And this is what I ended up with.
*** All measurements given are in inches.***

Monday, July 14, 2014

An Initial Craft For Kids

Sophia has been wanting to craft up a storm, so the other day we got on Pinterest and found a few things that she wanted to make. One craft we started with we found over at
 
We changed it up a bit but we're still happy with the results.
 
We started with a cardboard letter S we found at Joann's. She used acrylic hot pink paint to paint the letter first and let it dry.
 
Then, she glued buttons that we also bought at Joann's on top. Her idea was to use glitter glue so that if it was too thick or clumpy, it would just look like glitter.


Super easy. Pretty inexpensive. And she had fun. All I did was make sure she didn't get the acrylic paint all over herself or the kitchen.
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fit4Mom's Event

       

I recently had the opportunity to give a gift certificate to my Etsy shop to help support a fellow mommy business on a give away. Check it out! 

FIT4MOM of Arlington/Mansfield would like to give a HUGE shoutout to everyone who donated raffle prizes and goodies for our swag bags! We had such a wonderful Grand Opening event in Mansfield. 35+ moms and 45+ kiddos came to celebrate with us! It truly was an amazing morning. We are excited to be back in Mansfield, and look forward to spreading the joy of our FIT4MOM community


Special thanks to:
CopperTop Saloon for donating a beautiful fruit & veggie tray, raffle gift and coupons
6507 S. Cooper St., Arlington, TX 76001
Aqua-Tots of Mansfield for donating bags to hold swag and free class coupons
1551 U.S. 287 #111, Mansfield, TX 76063
Happy Family- for yummy organic superfood samples for the kiddos
happyfamilybrands.com

Thank you to:
Music & Movement of Arlington
Pearcingly You- Etsy
Kaminski's Creations- Etsy
Swanky Chic Boutique- Etsy
Loyal Lola- Etsy
Hey Y'all Paper & Designs- Etsy
Bridget Davet- Young Living, Jamberry
The Parlour Salon
Little MusicMaker of Mansfield
Gold Dust Vintage 
Madison Hastings- Mary Kay
J&R Roofing and Construction
Just Between Friends
Babies R Us
Chick-fil-A- Mansfield
Please show these wonderful, local businesses some support! We wouldn't have had such awesome giveaways without their generosity.
1850 Diamond St Suite 102 | San Marcos, CA 92078 US
Check our their website for yourselves here  Arlington Fit 4 Mom.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Father's Day Card

 
Check out my Father's Day Card from last year! Simple and easy!
 
I wanted to make Russell a special Father's Day Card from Sophia and since they both LOVE their Super Hero's, I knew exactly what I wanted to make....a card fit for a Super Hero.
 
I started with a double sided piece of scrapbook paper measuring 10 x 7. Then I folded both sides to meet in the middle. Next I cut out a tie to add to the front.
 

I bent down the corners to look like a collar and glued a few buttons down the middle as well.

I found a dark denim paper and glued it in the middle to have a solid background (measuring 5 x 7).

I glued the tie on the front, left side.

 
I used my Superman Cricut cartridge to cut out the Superman emblem and my Mickey Mouse cartridge to cut out the letters.
Now Sophia just needs to sign it!


Linking Up With These Great Blogs:

Alderberry Hill,      Tutus and Tea Parties,      The Rustic Pig Designs,      Or So She Says,      My 1929 Charmer,      Super Handmade Sunday @ A Cat- Like Curiosity,      Lil' Luna          Craft Geek,      Simple As That,       House on the Way,      Sassy Sites,      Mindy May's Market,   Skip To My Lou,        Sugar Bee Crafts,      Cheap Crafty Mama,      Be Different, Act Normal,   Homemaker In Heels,     The Busy Bee's,      Fireflies and Jellybeans,    The Shabby Creek Cottage,     30 Handmade Days,     52 Mantels,     The Shabby Nest,     Lovely Crafty Home,  See Vanessa Craft,     Blissful Bucket List,     Bacon Time With The Hungry Hypo,     Lena B, Actually,     Pocket Full of Pink,     Family Ever After,      I Heart Naptime,     Six Sisters Stuff,  Nifty Thrifty Things,     Homemaker on a Dime,     Under The Table and Dreaming,     Flamingo Toes,    It's Overflowing,    Ivy And Elephants,    Clean and Scentsible,    Creations by Kara,     Tip Junkie,      Love and Laundry,      Create. Craft. Love.,     Sarah Dawn Designs,     One Artsy Mama,      Tatertots and Jello,     The Grant Life,     The Hubby Made Me,     Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons,       The Chiffon Diary,     Manic Mother,     The Thriftiness Miss,     Say Not Sweet Anne,     Becoming Martha,     Too Much Time On My Hands,     Destination Craft,     The Dedicated House,      Katherine's Corner,   C.R.A.F.T.,    Fluster Buster,     Nap Time CreationsThe Mandatory MoochLamberts Lately


Saturday, May 24, 2014

And the winner of the $25 Give Away is......
 
Lori Ross-Charlton!!!!!
 
Thanks to all of those that entered!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

It's time for a give away!!!!!!
 
I'm giving away a $25 store credit at my Etsy Shop, Kaminski's Creations.Plus Free Shipping on your order.
 
Just use the Rafflecopter on the side to enter!
Check out all of my home decor items, baby gifts, kitchen towels and more.
 
You can enter starting May 16th at 7 a.m. The raffle will end on May 23rd at 12 a.m. A winner will be announced on May 24th!
 
HOME Decorative Letters
 
 
 
Baby Gift Set: Blanket/Bib/2 Burp Cloths
 
Set of 2 Kitchen Towels


Monday, March 3, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Is On the Way!

Here are a few of my St. Patrick's Day creations. Just click on the link for a tutorial.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now I just have to get my Valentine's stuff down and put up the St. Patty's Day d├ęcor before the big day arrives.