Simple Projects Are The Best

>> Monday, November 5, 2012

I thought I would share two little projects I did a while back.  Of course it should be stated that Pinterest once again was my inspiration.  Pinterest is the worst kind of addiction.  I am either pinning things I can't afford and can only dream of OR I am pinning things that I have every intention of trying, but rarely ACTUALLY do!!

Except these two projects!!

I am always looking for ways to make life with three kids easier and this little basket project was one of those ways.  I will say it took me a little longer than I had thought it would to find 3 matching baskets that were the perfect size for my stairs.  Once I did though, it was easy peezy to finish.  I used scrap paper I had and some rub-ons to create the name tags and I borrowed my moms laminating machine to keep them nice and pretty!!  When the kids pick up around the house downstairs they can put their things in the basket and when the basket is is easy to carry everything up and put away!!

And the frame...

Well thanks again to Pinterest and Photoshop I now have this fun piece with all the important dates in our family!!  Sometimes words and numbers are much more fun than an actual picture!  It's a talking piece when people see it and then see that Thomas' birthday falls before our wedding date!!


He came first!!!



>> Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Just because I have not posted to this blog in like forever...

Does not mean I have not been crafty lately!!  Actually quite the opposite!!

If I haven't mentioned it I have the best mom ever...for many reasons, but one of them being that she is great at giving me the shove gentle nudge that I need to be crafty.  Last Christmas Santa Claus my parents bought me a Silhouette Cameo.  If for some reason you are not familiar with this amazing is a cutting system that works along with you computer.  I have officially become obsessed!! 


When we decided we are taking the kids to Disneyland for a big family vacation I started creating!!  I want the kids to do as little complaining as humanly possible for little kids, so I decided a game might help with that.

I have seen different versions of travel bingo, but I wasn't too enamored by anything I have seen, so I decided to create my own with my Cameo!!

And Voila...A quick zip through the laminating machine (courtesy of my mom) and we have a game!!

And because I am working towards the "Mom of the Year" award...

I continued creating!

I decided that their first trip to Disneyland would not be complete without an Autograph book!!  Again I was not impressed with the boring ones you can buy, so I created my own.  I got some inspiration via Pinterest which led me to Craft-O-Maniac.  I absolutely loved the Mickey Head, so I created my own using my Cameo.  I decided to make different ones for each of the kids and because I was having so much fun I made them each two.

So...what do you think??  My kids think I am pretty great, but I guess they might be a little bias!!

I have quite a few more projects to share, so consider my crafty blog....BACK!!!!


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