January 23, 2012

Valentine's Day

Does it seem like time is just flying by? I was just recently looking over some photographs from Hawaii, and was like wow that was a long time ago! January is almost over, we sure are well into 2012! I have been spending quite a bit of time designing or rather more like projecting with Heritage Makers--storybooker.com (my personal consultant site).  Anyway I am excited to share with you some of my fun Valentine stuff I have made!! Yeah me! First I made a count down to Valentines, and I have to say I was inspired by someone else's work on Pintrest.  (been trying to link it but pintrest is down--you can find me there and see it)

Made with an 11x14 print, and used personalized card to make the number hearts. Added magnets to the hearts and back of the poster and stuck it to my fridge! Originally thinking I would put it on a cookie sheet and do cute bows and such, but love using my fridge! Count down to Valentines, here we come! Sorry about the glare, the paper is UV coated and is reflecting the light from the sliding glass door.

Then inspired by the Club HM challenge of making valentines with business cards, I created these for my children to pass out at school, at church and to their neighbor friends! They turned out super cute, if I do say so myself :) Hahhah
Front and backs to double sided business cards, creating the most unique and personalized valentines!
And on a totally other note, inspired by Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, I am doing a vegan vegetable/veggie mostly juice diet...so far so good.  This morning, was a blended frozen beet, kale and grape smoothie...not too bad. Lunch I did eat an apple, followed by freshly squeezed orange, grape, apple juice. In the crockpot, freshly squeezed and pulp added back, tomato, celery, carrot, cucumber, onion, bell pepper soup.  Aren't you just jealous!!! I bet you just are!! I feel the cleansing coming on!

January 16, 2012

Bee's 9!

Oh Where oh Where does the time go?? Really how in the world did my baby girl turn 9...ok in reality she does have one more day as 8. But she celebrated in pajamas with her friends on Friday. They had a blast painting their nails, getting their hair done, making pizzas and decorating their own pillow cases. Though I think their favorite part was sitting in a circle watching Bee open her presents of major crafts and make-uping items.  And if you can guess what this cake is (please don't let me find it on cake wrecks!) you will get a prize! Well just a great pat on the back. So start guessing!

Quick, Easy and gosh darn cute!

I was trying to come up with a simple, yet inexpensive if not FREE gift to make for my niece. I looked through my craft room and my fabric scraps. When I found the fabric I had used to make my children's pajama bottoms for Christmas, the thought "make her a blankey" came to mind. Much to my chagrin, I didn't have a big enough piece of any of the flannel to make a square blanket. So instead I cut strips the same length, and various widths and sewed them together in one long piece.  Then I sewed the two ends together, creating a fabric band of sorts, if that makes sense. It looked like a giant fabric bracelet. Then I took my iron and ironed the long strip/band/ bracelet into a flat "square", creating a front and back, all with the wrong sides together. Then sewed up the long sides, because the edges were already sewn (leaving a little arm room to flip).  Flipped it right sides out, being sure to pull the corners out and then sewed a one inch seam around the edge holding it all together. Best part, my niece loved it!!!

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