Archives for June 2011

CJToo Crafty Designers Design Team Day!

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!!  My CJToo Crafty Designers have designed their little (or BIG) hearts out for us this time....the projects are so festive and really gets us in the mood to celebrate America's birthday on July 4th!To see more about their fabulous creation - you can visit their blogs by clicking on their names.Let's get the projects rolling shall we??..... Ms. Cheryl from Cards … [Read more...]

Mexican Casserole

I really need to get back into the habit of cooking more for my family.  For some reason I've gotten into a bad habit of quick fixes and fast food.  (shame shame, I know!!)  I like to cook -- I really do its just being a working mom, by the time I get home, kid stuff -- house stuff -- blog stuff -- yada yada know the drill!!  Soooo....I've been paying a little more attention to some of my … [Read more...]

4th of July Home Decor – Video #169

I have been totally inspired to make some home decor firecrackers because I've been seeing them all over the web. They are created using all sorts of materials and it's very interesting to see how creative we all are.  Kudos everyone!! Now....when I first started my project I had in my mind what I wanted them to "look like" and now that I am finished ---- hmm...they turned out a little … [Read more...]

4th of July Parade Scrapbook Page & Video #168

4th of July Parades (like this one) are really popular in my community -- it brings everyone out (no matter the age).... to support the community by joining in the parade with old cars, farm equipment, homemade floats, kids dressed up, marching kazoo bands, trail riders and lots more. Lots of areas have bar-b-que luncheons or dinners along with afternoons filled with fun and games. The evening … [Read more...]

Minnesota State Float for 5th Grade!

Lucky nephew asked me to help him with a 5th grade project to create a State Float for his Social Studies class.  Each student gets a choice of "state" and he chose Minnesota because he thought it would be interesting to learn about the state.  How fun!  (side note ---- I vaguely remember when my oldest son did this project when he was in 5th grade too (I think we had Arkansas though). … [Read more...]

Summer Fun Ideas for the Kiddo’s!

While I was browsing Tip Junkie's Tip Me Tuesday Link Party I spotted these adorable projects by creative crafters and awesome blogs!  I thought I'd share them with my readers for ideas.  I hope you visit and enjoy them as much as I do.  ========= Don't Lose Your Marbles at Sparkles & Bugs Creative way to reward good behavior and good choices!========== Firecracker Favors at It Is What It … [Read more...]

My Pink Stamper Design Team Day ~ June

============= Its time again for another Design Team post for My Pink Stamper.  I am spotlighting one of the newer My Pink Stamper stamp sets called Fancy Phrases.  This set is awesome as it has some wonderful sentiments, titles and words you can put together for those special occasions or just having a plain ole pool/summer party like I'm showing you here.   Card measures 4.75 x 5.25 -- … [Read more...]

Birthday Bash at Inking It Up Crazy using Cri-Kits Pens

My good friend Kassidy at Inking It Up Crazy is celebrating the whole month of June (which also happens to be her birthday month) with all of her favorite things.  Once you're finished here check out her blog to see all of the really cool stuff she is giving away as well as all of the fabulous projects she is showcasing.  I'm here today to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kassidy and I'm so happy to have you as … [Read more...]

Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day 2011!  Nothing makes me more proud to be an American than to see our flag waving proudly in the air.  Because of my love for the Americana theme -- my home is decorated in the primitive country decor including lots of deep reds, navy, off whites as well as the other primitive colors, mustard, hunter green, etc.  I love our American flag and what it stands for.  God Bless America!To … [Read more...]

Friendship Card using Car Decals

I recently participated in a card swap with some friends and wanted to show you the card I created for each of the participants.  This is what the Swap Coordinator came up with for a "theme".... Monochromatic (I honestly had no idea what this meant but did the best I could.  I should have used LOL!  It means "one color or enhancing of 2 colors"....I'm such a dud! But I learned … [Read more...]