Links Inside Posts

I just wanted to let you know that there are links to websites or pics inside the posts. It will be the pink colored words inside the post. That way you don't miss the links to click on as well. have fun reading.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blog Giveaway!

Check out the blog Getting Cricky with K Andrew. Tutorials and Giveaways.

#1--Check this blog out for a cool giveaway they are doing. I want to win so bad. I haven't won anything on a giveawy yet, maybe this is the one.

#2--They are also giving away another cool item for my Cricut. I really need to win something. Check it out here.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Costume

Kenna's costume was a pumpkin princess this year. She looked so cute. I will post pics soon as well as a short tutorial.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I've come up with the one--Crystal

I think I have figured out the quilt I would like to do for my house. I want to make a wall hanging with our family name on it. I'll probably have to design it myself, but I'm looking for some ideas online. I might even make it a mystery quilt for the BOM. I thought that would be intersting. If you'd be interested in something like this let me know. I'm going to start on it after I get the design part done and find the colors I like for my hosue. My colors will probably be red, black or brown, and one other color to match that (haven't figured out which yet, maybe a sage green). I'm probably going to use some ribbon on it and the name will be appliqued.

Are you interested in doing this with me??

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Giveaway--Lil bit of us

Lil bit of us is doing a giveaway on her blog through Tiny Token Designs. Check out the blog. Check out the etsy shop too.

Here's the blog button:


My favorite item in the shop is the ring of love.

Check them out.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Block of the Month (BOM)--Crystal

I want to start a quilt BOM group. First I will need quilters, second I will need quilt block ideas, and third I will need time to sew. If you aren't a quilter, that's alright, you should still be able to get started. I then want to get my done by next July so that I can enter it into the fair. I hope that I can get started. Let me know if you'd be interested in joining my group and if you have any quilt block ideas to share.

This one is my favorite so far. There are others I like too. This one I would to do for my daugthers room, she would love it. Very cute.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Blog Giveaway

Here is the link to the recent blog giveaway I entered.
Katie's Nesting Spot

Friday, July 2, 2010

4th of July Star--Crystal

Update: I have finally finshed this craft. I cut out some stars with my Cricut and added star buttons to the middle star and around the ribbons. Pic coming soon. I will also be entering it into the fair this week. Keep your fingers crossed.
Guess what? I won a blue ribbon at the fair. It did help that I was the only one in the category, but I did win.
Here is the door decoration I made for 4th of July. It's made out of wire and ribbon.
Here is my inspiration @ Oopsey Daisy.
My daughter took this one.

I used pinking shears to cut the ribbon for a decorative edge and less freying.
I just tied the ribbon onto the wire after bending the wire into a star shape.

It's almost done. I need to glue on some star buttons when I get some glue at the store.
Cute huh!
Here it is hanging on my door.

Linking here:

Friday, June 18, 2010

Duck Tape Wallet--Crystal

Here is the duck tape wallet my daughter made together for Father's Day.

I will update the tutorial for it later. I am a little busy and this blog is being kind of slow today.

Father's Day Card--Crystal

Here is the Father's Day Card I made for my husband this year.

Cut your card paper: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Fold in half:

Cut your contrast paper to: 3x5

Glue to the top of the card:

I used letters from a cardstock that had pop out letters (you could also use some chipboard or make your own letters using a cricut or diecut machine). Spell "Dad". Ink the sides with stamp ink. Glue to the top of card:

Grab your crop-a-dile and make holes for eyelets:

Stamp "i love u" on the top:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Another Blog

Check out the following blog. Some cute stuff here.
They are also having a giveaway for a Chilli's Gift Card.


Check out this blog.

This blog has some very cute stuff. Check it out.

a little etsy love

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Card Project--Crystal

I used my Cricut to do my first card project. I made a Thank You card. It was actually pretty easy to make. I used my Cricut Cartiridge Don Jaun to cut out the word Thanks at 2" in pink and the shadow of Thanks at 2" in green. I then cut the ribbon at 3" in yellow. I cut the blue paper at 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and rounded the corners. I cut the yellow paper at 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 and rounded the corners. I cut 3 green strips 6 1/2 x 1 1/2 and one green strip 3 1/2 x 1/4. I then stamped black butterflies onto the blue square and black flowers onto the yellow square. On the small green strips use a black marker to make dash marks along the whole strip.

I layered the piece: Yellow square, longer green strip on the bottom of the yellow square, blue square, the shorter green strips on the top left corner of the blue square, green thanks on the bottom of the blue, pink thanks on top of the green, and the yellow ribbon on top.

I then stamped two black butterflies onto pink paper and cut them out. I cupped them to have the wings stand out. I glued two of the wings together of the butterflies and placed them on the ends of the green strips. I attached each of them with a pink brad. I then glued down some star confetti at the bottom of the the card, underneath the thanks.

As I was looking at it just now, I realized I forgot to chalk the edge of the blue and yellow squares with the black ink. I would suggest it for next time.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Another blog

Check out this blog's giveaway. The blog is called Craftaholics Anonymous. It's a pretty cool blog with some fun stuff and tutorials. She also sales some of her stuff on her etsy shop. I really love the zipper items she makes. It's pretty cool. My favorite is the black zipper bracelt and zipper ruffle headband.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Gift--Crystal

Can you guess what I got for Easter this year? I finally got a Cricut. YEAH!! I've been wanting one forever. Adam and Kenna got me one for Easter. I have already used it. I made an Easter card for one of Kenna's grandparents. Next I'll be making some cards for other grandparents too. I'm so excited. I can't wait to use it all the time. I'll have to take some pictures of my projects for my blog.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Party Weekend--Crystal

This weekend I had two birthday parties to make cakes for.

First was for my nephew. I did a train cake. The cake was chocolate with buttercreme icing.

The second one was for my mother in law's 5oth suprise birthday. I did a yellow cake with chocolate frosting, fondant daisies and leave, and chocolate dipped strawberries.

They turned out great.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Another Blog's Giveaway

Check out this blog's giveaway. It's for a Cricut machine. I really want one.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Crafts for Sale---Crystal

Check out my new blog for homemade crafts for sale. Refer friends and family to some great homemade jewelry and purses for sale. Here's the address:

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I found a website that did a whole month of different ways of making crafty flowers. Here's the link to the website's flowers. They are way cute. I will definitely be making some for sure. You could make some of these and put a pin on the back to pin to a necklace, bag, or as a broach. You could also put a hair clip on the back to put in your hair or your daughter's hair.

I also found this awesome necklace I want to make which also has some very cute flowers to make.

I will post some pics of the ones I make after I make them. Look for updates occasionally.

Also I found this organizer on a craft website and I want to do something very similar. Very cute. One day it will get done, I hope.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Blog--Crystal

Check out my new blog about children.
I'll be adding things periodically.
If you have any suggestions for topics or websites to check out.
Please email them and I'll look them over.

;) Crystal