"As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness,
you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you"

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Friday, June 26, 2009

Guest Blogging at U create!!

Hi Everyone!!

I am Guest Blogging over here at U create today!! Come check it out!

Also you can find a tutorial for the Painted Glass Window that I made... over there also!!

Happy Crafting!!!

P.S. Thanks again Kari!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Name Blocks

We recently had a reception to go to... and I needed a quick wedding this is what I came up with:
I used a 2x6 for the big "S" and a 2x4 for the "miths". For the "Est. 2009" I had my husband rip a 2x4 on our table saw to the size that i that the "miths" block and the "Est. 2009" block were the same height as the big "S". Before I cut the blocks...I cut the vinyl letters with my Cricut to the size that I wanted... and then measured the block length from that. I just painted the blocks, sanded and stained the edges... then stuck the vinyl on and wrapped a scrap piece of tulle around and tied in a bow.
Very Simple...but Very Cute! Have FuN!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fathers Day Gift Idea!

What father wouldn't love a pair of new working gloves??? I just stuffed the ones I am giving with their favorite candy bars and candy!! Or...stuff them with whatever you think your dad or hubby would like!! And of course...I LoVe the tie and shirt card I saw on here ! Thanks for the idea!! Have FuN!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

FuN Water Bottle Holder!

I found this idea here...and I thought these would be perfect for when my kids are riding their bikes ...or for when we go camping and hiking this summer! I just bought my ribbon at Walmart...and the rubber O-Rings I bought at Home Depot. They came in a pack of 10. I couldn't find the same size that they suggested I ended up getting 1 1/16" x 7/8" x 3/32" and that worked too. I used a little Fray Check on the ends of the ribbon...folded the ribbon a couple of times...stitched...and I was done! Soooo EaSy!! For complete instructions on how they made theirs ... click HERE! Have FuN!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Personalized Beach Towel

My kiddos think these are pretty CoOL! I think they will get used a-lot this summer. They even love to lay them all out... in the house... and sit on them when they are watching TV.

These were fun to make! The towels I bought at Walmart (last year) for only $3. For these...I just traced some card stock letters (that I printed from my computer and cut out with an exact-o knife) onto some scrap fabric ...cut them out...and used fabric glue and StUcK them on the towel . Then I zig-zag stitched around the edge of each letter. If you don't like the frayed edge on the letters after you wash the could try using "Fray Check". I like the frayed look. Although... I did still have to trim some of the threads a bit after the first washing.

If you feel really could add flowers, or a dinosaur, or whatever your child would like!

I need to make some more of these... for when they take their baths so they don't use a new towel every time...which means" LeSS LaUnDrY "for me!! Yea!!

These would also make really cute Birthday or Christmas Gifts!! Have FuN!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cookie Dough Pie (Yummm.)

Today when I was browsing blogs...I came across this:


I am a HUGE cookie dough when I saw this I was in LoVe! :)

I found this on Big Red Kitchen !! You only need 3 ingredients to make this:

  • Chips Ahoy Cookies (original)
  • Cool Whip
  • milk

(optional) chocolate syrup

The instructions look very I think I can handle this one! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!

For the complete recipe and instructions for this yummy pie go here!!

Thanks Robin!!

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