Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sweet Hair Thangs...

Little Birdie Secrets recently had a giveaway from an etsy shop called Cherry Blossom Shop.  SUCH cute accessories for l'il girlies hair!!  A few of them reminded me of scrapbooking items that I already have!

{SQUEAL!} I adore the one above!!
This last one was a clip.

Monday, June 29, 2009

A few CUTE Cards...

Here are a couple of cute cards from Heartland Paper....I love how SIMPLE they are!!

Unique PaPeR Flower...

Heartland Paper has these flowers on display in their store and they were kind enough to provide the link to a great tutorial on HOW to make them! Since this is something I know my students would love, I am "bookmarking" this!
Click HERE for the tutorial.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Another Neat QUIET Book...

I have posted about Quiet Books before...but I really liked this one as well. PLUS - it reminded me of the one MY mom made for us when I was a kid! U Create found this post on Naptime Journal's blog about where she found this inspiration for her book. A lot of her ideas came from coloring books that she already had. Check out her blog for even MORE details!

What easy fun for the little ones to stay busy!

THESE pages look JUST like the one's I used to do when I was little!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Inspiration FOR Cards..

Capture the Moment has TONS of ideas for fun cards....in case you are in need of some homemade inspiration. Like I have said earlier...I am not a "Stampin' It Up" gal...I have too many interests to spend a lot of money on stamps....BUT I love to gather ideas from the fabulous cards these gals come up with! Enjoy the sampling today:

Friday, June 26, 2009

A MeMoRy Tray

An Altered State of Mind came up with this "Memory Tray." She is a VERY crafty gal and I love her take on scrapbooking. This would look DARLING on a shelf in her little girl's room!! I LOVE the "K" and the swirls around it! One day...I will be duplicating this!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Party of ALL Parties!!

Tip Junkie posted about a party that ADULTS threw...and it sounded like SOOO much fun! It was a "grown-up" scavenger hunt!! My husband's birthday is next month and this got me SOOO excited to plan something like this!! A few of the activities included sliding down concrete slides on cardboard...

...they collected a NEW clue at each stop...

...and it all ended in a HUGE "Color Fight."

SOOOO much fun!!
**EDITED TO SAY: A reader brought to my attention that Holi Colors (which is what they used in the color fight above) is bad for both our skin AND the environment. I checked it out...and she's right! I had never even heard of Holi Colors until I read about the above scavenger hunt on Tip Junkie. SO - here are some alternative solutions! There are ways to make your OWN environmentally safe Holi Colors - from plants....there are recipes all over the Internet. They used to make it naturally, but eventually companies started adding harmful chemicals in. OR - when I was in High School....for an activity before one of the dances....we all put on white T-Shirts & we each had a super soaker filled with a different color of water.....and we had a COLORED water fight! It was SOOOOO much fun and we had pretty cool tie-dyed shirts to wear! Warning - it may also dye your skin! Tee, hee!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cards for The ONES Who Teach Your L'il Ones...

Pursuit of Craftyness had a TON of ideas for cards & gifts for teachers. Here is a sampling of some of the lovely cards she had.

DAH-ling, huh!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dazzle Design?? No Kidding!!

Tip Junkie recently featured Design Dazzle in one of her posts...and I am LOVING their ideas!! They have an online store and a blog. They are all about decorating ideas for kids and teens.

What an ADORABLE diaper cake....found on the blog. She was showcasing other blogger's ideas!!

To DIE for cookies!! Seriously, this is one of my NEW favorites! Baby Showers will be a CINCH from now on with all of these ideas!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

SuPeR Cute Baby Blanket....Awww...

U Create found this BEAUTIFUL tutorial on how to make a baby blanket....

It's on Moda Bake Shop's website...and OHHHH...how I LOVE to sew straight lines! I am still leery of graduating from that stage!! (Oh, but it HAS been done before!!)

Just LOOK at her pics! They seem SO easy to follow...and the result is fantastic!!

This reminds me of another quilt that I made LONG ago.....remember THIS post..

BUT - this one is MUCH cuter! It reminds me of an antique. AND - imagine the cuddly baby that will be nestled inside! SQUEAL!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Decor for America's B-Day!!

Be Different, Act Normal found this tutorial on how to make this FESTIVE garland for the upcoming 4th of July!  I love the sharp, crisp colors!!  I read thru the directions and it doesn't seem too tricky.  Click HERE for the tutorial from good 'ole Martha.

CaRdS GaLoRe!!

Here are some recent cards from Sunny Stampin' that I really liked!!  I love the simple ones that I can easily recreate with scrapbooking paper, embellishments, and colors that I have.  Great Inspiration!!