As my chicks grow...

And as I find more time to get creative, I thought I would share some of my creations, as well as my time with others. Hopefully I will make new friendships and create lasting bonds over paper, adhesive, and embellishments. So sit back, relax, and let's share...have a cup of coffee, or tea, or in my case a and let's just have a blast creating, finding new projects to make together, and gathering our supplies for future endeavors!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My entry for Decorate to Celebrate Challenge #17

So, I have been very, very busy making all sorts of Valentiney goodness! As most of you know I have 5 children...what some of you may not know is that we had homeschooled them for the last 3 years...due to my hubby having some serious health setbacks, we have decided to put 3 of them in school...for a, as difficult as this has been...ON ME (lol) there are some perks (FOR THEM!LOL) and one is PARTIES!!!!! YAY!!!! Ok, they are perks for me, we have been talking about things we can do for the class parties (there are going to be 2) and have come up with a few ideas!

So, this minimailbox, from Target dollar spot, started out very plain...but, I had a customer that wanted an ELMO box and we had a blast decorating!
We used Sesame Street Characters cricut cartridge to cut Elmo out at 3 inches. We cut 2 out, one for each side. I found some FABULOUS heart paper, also at Target's Dollar Spot. Covered the mailbox, being careful to press it around the bottom of the  flag end to get the imprint of where you need to cut.
I used Elmo to help cover the part I had to cut outside the flag,as well as lots of ribbon, not only to decorate but to camouflage it!
For the other side I simply put Elmo on. Once the Elmos were put on, and before I tied all the ribbon on, I attached ribbon to the edges. I also cut paper to fit either end in the hearts as well.
One more Elmo cut out, this time from Sesame Street Font  at 2 inches and we are set. We added the name cut out of a beautiful shimmer text weight paper using Jasmine cricut cart. We used our Xyron sticker machine to adhere the letters, making it much easier since, being cut at 3/4 inch , they are VERY fragile :)
Stay tuned for another Valentine's Day project tomorrow!
Mama Hen

Monday, January 23, 2012

Back from our little break...with a few projects!

So, we put our kiddos in public school (a big decision for us) and it took a while for things to settle down to a dull chaotic roar :)
We have been very busy, but I don't want you to think I have forgotten you!
Here are a few projects that we have done lately!
This was made from a mailbox from the Target Dollar Spot! I covered the box with paper from a paper pack from the Dollar Spot as well. I used ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and edged both ends with it :) I cut Elmo from my Cricut cartridge Sesame Street Friends.
Here is another view: Used a 1 3/8 circle punch from EK Success and punched the circles from a sheet of paper from the same pack I used for the box. I tied a number of scraps of ribbon to the flag and.....tada! All done!
Check back tomorrow!
Mama Hen