Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
- 2 4" square costers
- Pattern paper (2-3 coordinating patterns)
- Alphabet stamps or stickers
- Number stamps or stickers
- 12" ribbon
- Decorative scissors/dieCircle punch
- Plastic coil (if you don't have this, check a local Children's Museum for a recycle store or wire from your craft stash will work as well)
Next you'll cut 1"x 1.5" pieces of cardstock or paper for your calendar. For this calendar I choose 0-3 & 0-9 for my numbers. I used a snow flake stamp with Close to My Heart Daisy White (THE best white ink ever!) and number stickers from my stash.
Now the fun part! You'll place about .25" of your coaster under a ruler and mark off every .25". This will create the guides for punching holes for the plastic coil.
After you punch holes in the first coaster use this as a template for the second coaster as well as your numbers.
After you get your coasters and numbers punched it's time to bind. Be sure you have your numbers in the correct order before binding!
Here's the finished product with one final step. So the coasters don't collapse on each other cut a .5" x 3" strip of cardstock, score .5" from both ends, adhere .5" on the back coaster, slip the other .5" behind the ribbon. (If you adhered your ribbon already, don't worry. Take an exacto knife under the ribbon to lossen the adhesive and slip in the other scored end.)
My daughter gets a kick every day out of changing the date. Just so we're sure to get the right count I bookmarked this site. She checks it every day and thinks she's big stuff for using the computer!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Right to left: Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Batman, Flash.
Now on to the costumes. We had Tinkerbell & a Rock Star! Oh what fun it was!
Now for some Thanksgiving crafts! In the Nov/Dec issue of Scrapbooks etc I found the cutetest idea - a turkey made of foam balls, buttons, paint, ribbon, googly eyes, flowers & feathers. Reanne and I made one to send to my mom. Can you guess how many buttons are on this guy? Around 150!!Since I want to make about 4 of these turkey's (hehe pun intended) I knew that I didn't have nearly enough buttons to do the heads and the bodies. So I decided to make a girl.
I think she turned out soooooo cute! Now, last but not least this furry guy was crawling around in the driveway. I couldn't help but get up close and personal with him. I can only imagine what a beautiful butterfly he'll be.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I LOVE the googlie eyes!
To achieve the scalloped edge I placed one end of my card half way into a Nestabilities scalloped Circle.