Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Back from Disney! Yay and boohoo!


I love Disney but am soo glad to be home!  I'll have some new posts later this week.   

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Magnetic Travel Games

Here are the travel games I said I was working on from last week.  They turned out great!
I bought a game three pack from my local bargain outlet for $6.  It had bingo, two card games and checkers/tic-tac-toe.  
I also bought a few packs of magnetic sheets.  I put them on the back of the bingo cards and then covered with a cute paper.
I did the same to the checkers/tic-tac-toe board, but I had to pick which game to use.  Since my girls are still little they haven't really played checkers, so I covered that side and used the tic-tac-toe.
I added magnet buttons to the markers for tic-tac-toe.  
For the bingo markers we're just using the plain magnets.  
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Sleigh Ride

Every year it seems like I have less and less Christmas decorations.  Does anyone else have this problem?  Well I have been making some each fall to fill in.  
This was a cheapo black frame that I painted white and then aged it with a smoky glaze.  Then I just took a piece of glittered card stock as a background.  I cut the sleigh and the holly from the Christmas Cheer cartridge and the snowflakes from Accent Essentials.  The mat was a plain white so I added a white metallic paper over it and wrapped it with silver thread.  

Now I just need to find the perfect spot for it.
I'm linking to these parties.
Show and Share Day at Just a Girl.

A Little Knick Knack



Thursday, November 11, 2010

Goody Bags for a road trip

Road trips can stink when you have kids that are bored.  Yes?  So I'm trying to put together some things in a bag that they will get the morning we start off on our journey.  Because sometimes movies just don't cut it in the car.  I bought some plain red gift bags and decorated them Mickey style.

I used the cricut for the circles but I had to freehand the Mickey gloves.  Not an easy feat for me, the non-drawing person in this house.  Anything else artistic I can handle but I can barely draw a stick figure.  Anywho...I glued them on and added glitter.  I added a Disney phrase sticker on the backside and have started filling them up with coloring books, crayons, notebooks, autograph books for the characters to sign, a little toy.  Next week I will have another post on how to make a travel game which will also going in the bags.  :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Road trip blankets

As I said the other day we are taking a vacation to Disney soon, and I want to have a few things for my kiddos on the road.  Since we are driving rather than a quick flight my girls will definitely want pillows and blankets with them.  I decided to find some small throws for them instead of big blankets that will take up tons of room.  
I picked up these throws at a bargain outlet store for 7 dollars apiece.  But I wanted them to be a little more special for my girls.  I added Minnie Mouse silhouettes to them.
Soo cute!  I was worried because the care instructions say "no iron"  but I had to try anyway.  :)  I used the Cricut design studio and welded three circles together.  I ironed my fabric to my Heat N Bond.  Then  just put it onto my Cricut mat.  The glue side of the fabric down against the adhesive mat worked great.  I cut four and then decided that the Mickey logo wasn't enough.  

They had to be Minnie so I cut four bows from the Rock Princess cartridge.  I ironed them all on but I used a tea towel over my throws and images. 


 I know my girls are going to love them!
Here are the linky parties I'm joining.

Show and Tell Green











Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Be Thankful

I've been working on this project for a week or so.  I finally finished it last night.  I embroidered the words on a piece of muslin, then sewed the embroidered fabric to a pretty fall fabric and made it into a pillow.  Easy and if you don't count the time embroidering, quick to put together.  It only took me a while because I did the needlework at night while watching TV, with many interruptions.   :)  

It's not perfect but I love the homespun look of it.
Here are the parties I'm linking to.

Strut Your  Stuff





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All Thingz Related






Monday, November 8, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #35 and Cricut Cardz Challenge #50

I used the wreath cut from Christmas Cheer and used the middle of the cuts as the extra ornaments. 



Check out the other great projects at Fantabulous Cricut and at Cricut Cardz Challenge

Camera Strap

I finally made myself one of the ruffled camera straps that have been floating around the crafty blogosphere.  We're taking a vacation soon, and I really need a camera strap.   Can you guess where we are going?  :)


I just covered the old strap that I didn't use.  I put a little batting in it too.  Nice and comfy for my neck and oh so stylish for Disney.  :)