Monday, March 22, 2010

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

What to do with this year supply of pretzels courtesy of Costco and my in-laws:

Well cover them in chocolate and eat them up! They aren't pretty but they were delicious! I have never made these before but it was soooo easy!

This BARELY made a dent in that giant bag so we will have to do this again :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Birthday Cards

At the beginning of each month I go through my calendar and make a list of all the birthdays. I note which I need to send a card, email a card, send a gift, or attend a party. Then I set aside some blank cards to decorate and send out. Whenever I need a free moment or have no craft for Jaden to do, I pull out the blank cards for him to color. Then as the birthday comes closer we decorate with birthday stickers from my scrapbook stash! Then I address and send out!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Leprechaun Hat

Happy St. Patty's Day! I was kind of stumped on a St. Patty's day craft that would be easy enough for my toddler and NOT a paper craft. I finally decided we could make a leprechaun hat. We used an empty (and cleaned) plastic fruit cup, some green paint, and ribbon/clover to decorate!
The supplies (although I decided to use ribbon instead of the black pipe cleaner) excuse my son, who thinks he needs to be in every picture I take lol:

Then he painted the inside of the fruit cup green:

I modge podged the ribbon and clover:
And..a cute/easy leprechaun hat:

My little devil...errr I mean leprechaun:

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

History Museum Scrapbook Page

I had a six hour crop this last Saturday. Just me, five of my fave girlfriends, lots of chit-chat, coffee, and scrapping! I completed FOUR two page (12X12) layouts, a personal best! At the crop I entered this page into the layout contest and won:
Left Side (excuse the glare)

Right Side:

Off a sketch that they provided:

Jello FAIL :)

Not really a craft I know but thought I'd share anyways! My mom sent my son this super cute silicone baking pan with little bug shapes and we decided to make jello in it!

Purple jello, my son loved watching it turn color!

And HOW can you possibly fail at making jello??? Well it wouldn't pop out into the bug shapes! So we ended up with a pretty funny pile of oddly shaped purple jello blobs! Still good though :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Scrabble Necklace-St. Patty's Day

Every Christmas on a parenting board I visit there is a craft that everyone decides to make. This last Christmas it was scrabble tile necklaces. I thought they were super cute but I didn't want to spend the money on buying a kit to make them. So I bought a few similar things at my craft store and made a few for my neices. They turned out really cute and since I have a bunch of left over supplies I thought I'd make myself a tile necklace for St. Patty's Day to make myself pinch proof!

I modge podged some cute St. Patty's Day paper onto my scrabble tile, added a little shamrock sticker, stickled some yellow around the sticker, and then covered with Glossy Accents! Now I just need to get the necklace to attach it too!

Its hard to get a good picture of these tiles but it turned really cute!

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Scrapbook Page: Silly Boys!

I was inspired to make this page from a sketch I saw online last night! The thing I LOVE about sketches is that it gives you the idea and then you run with it. There can be several people scrapbooking off the same sketch but the pages would look completely different! I made a page with my son and nephew being silly boys!

The inspiration, a sketch I found on this blog:

And my page:

Oh man I can't get this page to scan....well you get the picture...the side says boys will be boys and there is six squares on the side.....shoot maybe I can figure out my scanner and fix this :) but if you click on the picture its a little better!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Altered Clipboard

I have no idea where I got the inspiration for this but I've wanted to alter a clipboard for a long time. I bought a plain clipboard at the dollar store ages ago and its been collecting dust on my scrapbook table ever since. I finally found a use for it! Our new daily chore chart:

I just inked the top and modge podged some scrapbook paper on the bottom. The pink elastic with pink flower was off a gift I had received and it wrapped around the clipboard perfectly! I made a chore chart on Microsoft and voila: a cute way to keep track of our chores!

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