Sunday, January 24, 2010

Would you Be Mine...

To add another little detail to my Valentie's Day display I made this very easy wooden sign.  Its a block cut off the end of a 2x4, you could use any size really.  I printed the word Be Mine on regular old paper, penciled the back and tranfered it onto the block after I painted it white.  The little imbellishment is just a diecut from my scrapbooking stash. I used ModPodge to stick it on, then did two coats after.  The final touch was a little red bow...too cute! Here is a picture of just that and then my Valentine's Day tree, mailboxes, and sign. Won't you be mine?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Anybody need any mail?

Ok, so I know its only mid January, but...I was participating in my normal walk at Target, I always stop at those little bins in the front of the store-they always have something cute right?  Then I saw and red mailboxes-yep-gotta get two for the kids.  I just knew I could perk them up and when we gave the kids their Valentines gift I would put it in there. I also thought it would be fun to every so often put a Hershey Kiss or something small  in and put up the flag stating they have mail----TOO CUTE!!! As you can see I am very excited about them, oh did I mention they were a whopping buck-yeppers one dollar! Crazy, again, LOVE Target!  I am not sure why I am so excited about Valentine's Day this year but I am.  The kids and I decorated a little tree with glass hearts in pink and red, white lights, and a red beaded garland, it looks mightly festive and fun.  I have a piece of Valentine's monkey pattern fabric as the skirt.  These mailboxes will just compliment it so well! I am working on a few other little things to complete the Valentine's display...then I must start thinking of the next one...I think Easter-ohh the ideas are coming right now! Enjoy the pictures...and get yourself a mailbox, you never know who might leave you a little gift!

Before, cute but plain
After one hour and a little magic:
The fronts (pardon the backgroud)  I used rub ons for their names, I hot glued on the ribbon, and the heart and Love pcs are from Making Memories.  I broke into my scrapbooking stash!

The sides w/out the flag (they are rub ons)

A view of the flags, had to add a lil bow!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Easy Peasy Hair Clips

My awesome daughter turns 5 in just a few weeks, this will be the first birthday she is having all her little friends over from either daycare, school, or dance class. Her theme is Tinkerbell. I am not a mom that wants to load other peoples (friends) kids up on sugar, aka: candy.  So I wanted to do something fun and rememberable!  So I am giving each girl a crayon roll in corrdinating colors of Hot Pink, Lime Green, Purple and Pink.  I also made up hair clips today, never did that before, much easier than I thought it would be.  I think I may have lost a fingerprint or two in the processes from burning myself but hey...its worth it they are super cute. And once I started it was hard to stop! Ha.  I got my aligator clips at Sally's a box of 100 for $5, what a deal if you ask me.  And I originally only saw a small pack and asked for the bulk set, so make sure you do or you will be paying $5 for 20.  Ohhh I would have been so annoyed.  Anyway, the product is super cute, and I did a few extra for Alyvia...just because I love her.   I cut a 2.5 inch circle with my Cricket and stamped the words "Lets Party" and a row of presents. 
Just because I had these cute blue felt flowersA orange sampleA hot pink and purple flower one

Alyvia's party favor #1
Alyvia's party favor #2
Alyvia's party favor #3
Alyvia's party favor #4
Happy Sunday.