Sunday, November 28, 2010

Glitter Ornaments

Hi Crafters,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are about to put up the tree and I am in complete denial about returning to school tomorrow!

Here is one of the few projects I worked on with my time off!  I had seen a lot of tutorials on the Pledge floor wax glitter ornaments and really wanted to try it ( ).  I did it the first time with my Youth Group on their retreat a last weekend (we had glitter EVERYWHERE)!  The middle schoolers and high schoolers both enjoyed this fast and easy craft.
We used heart shaped ornaments to fit our theme (Crazy Love).  We had several colors for them to choose from.  Most of them mixed several colors together.

 This cricut green one is for one of my dear crafting friends.  We get together often to craft. I appreciate her so much!
 My sister is graduating this school year.  I have to admit I'm not sure I love the 1/2 and 1/2 but it was appropriate for the theme.

 This one I made for my mom. She loves red!  I saw this glitter color and knew it had her name all over it! The other side has the last name on it.

You didn't think I'd leave out my niece did you?!  I'm also sure you are shocked at the purple selection for her anti-pink mom!

I got a glitter pack from Michael's that had 12 different colors of glitter in small viles. I would say you could get at least 3-4 ornaments from each vile.  I have 4 more glass balls that are itching for some glitter!

My Christmas greetings are almost finished being assembled.  I'll post updates with those soon!

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Michael's Holiday Weekend Coupons

Obsessed with Scrapbooking

Click the above link for coupons for this weekend! Happy shopping.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Gift Card Holder

Hi Crafters,
Here is a quick easy way to make a gift card or candy holder. This is great for Christmas coming up but really a nice fix for ANY occasion.

Happy crafting,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My first blog award!

Pig Tails and Paper Trails gave me this award! Thank you so much. She always has such sweet comments.

We just got back from our annual Youth Group retreat this past weekend.  It was a wonderful weekend. I will post pictures of the craftiness that occurred there with 25 middle and high school students later!

Here are the terms of the Award1.Thank and link to the person who awarded you this.
2.Share 8 things about yourself.
3.Pay it forward to other bloggers that you have recently discovered.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.

8 Things about me

  1. I have a create and an expression...I'm hoping to get a cake mini
  2. I make cards for Operation Write Home
  3. I buy much more plain 8.5x11 card stock than printed 12x12
  4. Organization is key
  5. I think glitter is so pretty but I can't stand when it gets where it shouldn't
  6. I got the cricut for scrapbooking and didn't make a layout for about a year after I got it. It opened the door for making cards!
  7. I have already started listening to Christmas music
  8. I love this time of year because the holidays are wonderful and it reminds me of my wedding
I am giving this award to....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Let the good deals roll...

November is such a great month for good deals!  I am enjoying that retailers have already started discounting this early in the month!

I am even more excited about the Black Friday ads rolling out.

Michael's Black Friday Ad
High lights there 30% off coupon Thursday night and another for Friday morning including sale items
Gypsy $100.00
Cricut Personal Friday for $70.00
Cartrdiges are 60% off (ehh not too impressed with this one)

The Walmart Black Friday ad had been leaked as well but the link I had been visiting has taken it down.
Colored Expressions are $185.00
Lites are marked at $20.00 but in the fine print it says limited editions and the picture had several new titles (so maybe it's just 20.00 for those).

I really would like to know the price of the Cricut Cake Mini from Joann's.

I'll keep updating with the great deals!
Happy Crafting,

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Hi Crafters,

It is getting closer and closer to the Holiday season and I am SO excited!  I have used Shutterfly since my wedding and have always been so impressed with the quality and the price of their products.  I plan on ordering a bunch for my sister using pictures of my adorable niece. My Favorite is this one for her! My sister is a purple girl and this would suit Miss Penelope perfectly!

Here are a few gift ideas for this Christmas season...

Photobooks- I have ordered these in a variety of sizes and am always amazed at how great and professional they look.  I have several of my wedding and various wedding events that I know I will treasure forever.

Stationery- These flat cards are printed on high quality cardstock and look amazing. I have ordered a set of these for a Christmas gift that are perfect! (They are running a promo now where you can get a free 5x7 card using the promo code Card4u)

Print Plan- They have lots of options and some great deals.  I have used these in the past, especially on those years that I know I have large events (weddings, babies, etc) coming up.

Shutterfly always has great deals floating around so be sure to poke around their website for discount codes.  Also, be sure to sign up for their emails as another way to not miss out on the latest coupon!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, November 1, 2010

Crafty gifts are the best gifts

Hi Crafters,

So, I just had to share even though this was not my creation.  My friend form Crafting with my Girls had the CUTEST little Halloween gift for me Friday.  I'll let the pictures do the talking...
She tucked a little Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer in the slot inside. She used her new gypsy she won from Mixology Crafts and her Martha Steward scoreboard. Be sure to stop by her blog and see all the lovely projects she has posted.  It's been on my desk the past few days and has made me smile every time I look at it.  I have the day off tomorrow and have some crafty plans for a special birthday coming up this weekend!

Happy crafting,