Wednesday, December 29, 2010

...Ni Hao Kai Lan Party continues...

... so there's more...

Our thank you goody bags were chinese take out boxes filled with Kai Lan ping pong paddle, jump robe, a chinese finger trap, a chinese yo yo, and some asian candy. The kids loved it.

For the cake I made cupcakes and put them on my infamous cupcake stand. That sucker somes out for every birthday and holiday. The picks were just images from Google back with a blue cardstock punched with scallop edges. They were than glued to toothpicks with ribbon tied in bows around it. The 3 candle came from the Dollar Tree, love that place!

We than played "Pin The Glasses On Ye Ye" The game is a free printable at That game actually turned out to be really fun, even some adults played... it's not so easy when you get spun around 3 times!!


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Bailey's Ni Hao Kai Lan Party!

So my little girl celebrated her third birthday asian style with a Ni Hao Kai Lan birthday party. I made a lot of the decorations and decor for her party that I would like to share...

First were the center pieces. They are just images fron Google that I copied and printed on white cardstock of Kai Lan and her friends. I backed them on red cardstock and glued them to bamoo screwers. I tied bows around the screwers and stock them in a soup can. The soup can I wrapped with the cutest asain paper I found and my scrapbook store. I think they turned out super cute and only cost me about a dollar to make.

...and what's chinese food without chopsticks. I got red ones from my local asian market for about a dollar for 6 pairs. I cut some retangles out of my scrapbook paper, added some slits, and pulled the chopsticks through. I added the three just from a scallop punch and a circle punch.

... next are these yummy fortune cookies and made. I bought the cookies and the asian market too. I dipped them in melting chocolate and added some cute sprinkles. Totally easy and totally cute!!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

My Thanksgiving Signs...

Thanks to I have some really super cute Thanksgiving signs for my kitchen. Just go to her site and print them off. I than purchased some frames from the Dollar Tree... they had an ugly gold trim so I spray painted them black. Added the pics, hung, and there you have it.

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My educational blocks...

So I wanted to make something fun but educational for my soon to be three year old daughter. She knows all the sounds of letters but I wanted her to start working on putting the sounds together to make words so I made her these blocks.

I decoupages all the side except for one with cute scrapbook paper. The blank side I spray painted with chalkboard paint. I did this with three blocks but you could make four or five blocks to make more difficult words.

So since the one side is chalkboard I just write letters in and make three letter words for her to sound out and put together. She's getting it little by little, but it definitely helps.

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Pottery Barn Wanna Be...

So like many others, I go through the Pottery Barn catalog with a dream of someday having enough money to own something from that book. But until than I am a "Pottery Barn Wanna Be". So I've just copied the ideas and made them my own. I loved their mercury glass pumpkins so I went out to on a mission to copy them. I got some ceramic pumpkins from Dollar Tree. I spray painted them white (base coat) and than silver. I used the cheap cans of spray paint at Wal-mart. And now I have some cute decorations for the middle of my kitchen island that I've had up since the begining of October and can keep them up till Thanksgiving. Totally cute!

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Halloween Spiders...

I know a little late on my post and a long time since I've post but something is better than nothing right?

So I had a Halloween party at my house and I wanted a quick decor for the kitchen island. So I got my cricut out of course.

I had cut out 6 purple spiders and 6 black spiders, all at 3 inches from the Doodle Charm cartridge. I glued some googly eyes (something every crafter should have in their craft drawers) and hung them from my pendant lighting with fishing line. I just taped the line to the inside of the light. I even taped some to the lamp itself for a different look, It turned out so cute. I was so proud of myself.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Easter 2010

So believe it or not I was actually pretty crafty for Easter... even though I'm just now posting it, about a month later. I've been kinda busy going to Disneyland and Las Vegas that I haven't had time to blog lately. But I will start again. I do want to share my Easter crafts I made though with you all!

This would be the really cute pin wheel treats that I made everyone. I got a 12x12 sheets of scrapbook paper, cut it into 6x6 squares and than scored an "X" going through the center. I cut the "X" leaving an inch uncut from the center, doing this to each corner. I punched a hole in the middle, and each left corner of the cuts. (hope that totally made sense).... I thread each hole through a brad and than through the middle hole. Punch a hole in the top of the pixie stick, attached the pin wheel and closed my ends of the brad. Wa-laa. Put it in the cute Easter basket with some grass and a candy necklace, Totally Cute!

I also made this Easter Egg basket for my little 2 year old Bailey. I took a balloon and blew it up to a good size. You than soak some colored string in some 1/2 water 1/2 elmers glue solution. I use that changing colored string. Start wrapping. You might want to brush on some extra glue to stiffen it more if you'd like and sprinkled some glitter on before the glue dried. Once it does dry, pop the balloon and cut a circle in the front. I use a plate for a stencil. Fill the egg with grass and toys, and go hide it in the yard, let them know the Easter Bunny brought it, even though you won't get any credit for making it, hehe =(

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Late Valentine....

So I know I'm a little late posting this but I wanted to get it on my blog before I pack it away. I made my daughter a "Target" altered mailbox. It's called a "Target" mailbox because that is where all the fantastic crafters were getting them from, and in the dollar bin too! So I altered mine and put some treats in it for my 2 year old. I let her open her mailbox on Valentines Day, of course she went for the chocolate first!... I also made these Valentine hearts for her as well. The hearts are made from 4 inch hearts on the Slice, the arrow is a pixie stick with photo corner punches for the end of the arrow and heart punch for the point. These were also well liked at my work!

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Cookies and Milk anyone?...

So yet again another scrapbook swap... and the theme this time, Cookies and Milk. I did this altered paperclip. It's made with circles from George's Basic Shapes on the cricut. I made a 2 inch circles in biege and than "shadowed" the 2 inch circle with dark brown. I cut with a 1/16th hole punch in the beige circle to look like chocolate chips and with a bigger hole punch I cut bite marks in the cookie. Tied with some brown ribbon and finished! I think these turned out really cute!!

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Going Bananas...

Alright so I did another scrapbook swap. I had die-cut, so I made this cute little girly monkey (the theme was girlie monkeys). It's all cute from my Basic George and Shapes on my Cricut. All circles and ovals. And than of course googley eyes and a pink bow!

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Monday, February 22, 2010

My First Blog Award!...

I won my first Blog Award.. thank you Stacy at

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Valentine's Day Picnic...

So my mom and aunt decided to organized a Valentine's Day picnic for all the grand kids really all the grand girls (hehe). We played at the park, at heart shaped noodled pasta, and played "LOVELY" (pun attended) games. Here is the banner I made, with yes, my cricut for the occasion.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Valentine Swap...

So I did a Valentine scrapbook swap with a group of ladies on line. I was in charge of twitchies and altered paper clips. A twichies is a two inch by two inch square (or circle or whatever shape as long as it's around two inches) that helps decorated a scrapbook. Mine have a diecut image (all cut with my cricut!!) and a small heart brad. An altered paper clip is just that, you take a paper clip and you add something to it. With mine I added a diecut image to the top and some ribbon around the clip. The theme was Valentines with your Kids and the colors were red and white... I will post what I do with all the swap items once I get it in the mail... so come back and take a look!

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My BATH sign....

So I wanted something for my wall in my bathroom to help bring out some of the lime greens and other colors in my bathroom... this is also right next to my living room which also has these exact colors and stripes in my curtains and pillows. So it flows very nicely. They are decoupaged onto wood letters and than double sides foam taped to my wall. I also tied ribbon to make it extra cute! And "aged" it with lime green paint. I really like how it turned out. I also framed the paper in the green and orange frames and added flowers to those as well.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

St. Patty's Day Title...

So I joined in this Scrapbooking Swap where everyone makes different parts of a scrapbook page and than you swap all your parts and you get everyone elses in return. So I had "title", meaning the title of a scrapbook page or whatnot. I had to make 12 identical titles... and this is what I came up with... I'm pretty proud of it! Used my computer to print the title and my cricut to cut out the lips. I added a little gloss to the lips with my clear accents. Can't wait to see what everyone else came up with. I'll post the page I make out of everything when I get everything in the mail.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Valentine's Bottle Treats...

This are made from water bottles filled with treats and goodies (oh but how did they get in there?). So I got some filler items at the Dollar Tree... lots of fun stuff there and filled up the water bottles I've had my DH drinking a lot of! Punch and stamped the tags and put it out all together... thought they turned out pretty cute!

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My Valentine's Candy Bouquet...

Thought I'd share my candy bouquet that I made my DH for Valentine's Day. It's all made from the Love Struck cartridge for the Cricut. I had attatched candy behind each die cut and the cute glitter hearts I got at the Dollar Tree (love that store). The vase I created by constructing four Hershey's candy bars together into a vase. I'm still thinking about adding some more curling ribbon... can't have enough curling ribbon. Hope you enjoy!

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

My Valentines LOVE...

This is the LOVE that I made for my mantle of my fireplace for Valentine's Day.

I bought the cardboard letters for about $2 each at Hobby Lobby and painted them white. It makes the background less noticeable if you don't cut the letter out perfectly. So than you pick your favorite scrapbook paper and trace the letter on to the back of the paper. Cut it out and decoupage it on to the front of the letters. Give it a good coat of decoupage on the front as well.

I decorated it with some phrases cut out of my cricut cartridge "Love Struck 2010" and some ribbon tied around each letter.


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