Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A bowl full of lemons.: Silhouette GIVEAWAY!!!!

A bowl full of lemons.: Silhouette GIVEAWAY!!!!: "My new Silhouette SD machine finally arrived and I'm dedicating this week to my Silhouette creations.  I'm also giving away a Silhouett..."

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags

I am always looking for great ways to treat the kids in my son's class that involve very little sugar. I was looking on Lil Luna's blog & saw her post about GAK & Halloween playdough. Well that got my little wheels to turning & I had to figure out how to make something cute for my son's class with stuff I could find in Germany. German's don't generally celebrate Halloween, so finding Halloween stuff is hard to darn near impossible.  Fast forward a bit, my son loves my Cricut & I fear the thing since I don't really know how to use it properly. So while I was trying to find treat bags for the class treats, we passed the Cricut items & my son started his chant, "cut the paper, cut the paper." So I went on the hunt for Halloween scrapbook paper & came up with nada, nothing, zilch. So I came home & searched high & low for Cricut crafts for Halloween. I found Eleanor's blog with this cute .svg file for a treat bag & best of all it was FREE! This was so easy & simple to put together that my son even helped. I resized the image in SCAL so that it completely took up a 12 x 12 sheet of plain white cardstock. Then I took some scraps of yellow construction paper & glued it behind the ghosts eyes & mouths before assembling the bags. For the window, I just cut page protectors to fit in the space. Using double sided tape, I put the bags together & then filled with treats. My son & I made Halloween colored playdough from a recipe I've used with my daycare kids in the past & used that to fill most of the space in the bag & then added a few pieces of candy for that Halloween spirit.

I'm sharing this post at the following linky parties:  Tools are for women too! , Paisley Passions, Allie Makes

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Halloween Subway Art

This is totally not my idea, but a copycat of Jen's Spooky Subway Art from Tatertots and Jello. I loved hers & thought this would be a very easy first project for my Cricut. Since I live in Germany, I usually have to buy most of my supplies on the economy (German stores) in euros.  My German is very minimal, so it's often challenging trying to find what I need in German or finding someone who knows what I'm talking about. I wanted to get this done quickly & not have to order anything online & wait for shipping.

Supplies & cost:

canvas- 3.95 euros (about $4.50 at the time)

DecoArt black acrylic paint- already had

Americana jack-o'-lantern orange- already had

white contact paper $2.95

orange sheer ribbon 2.95 euros (about $3.50)

I pretty much followed what Jen did & copied her words & placement since this was my first time doing anything like this & I wanted it to be super easy. I had fun trying out my cricut & definitely learned some things about it. I used contact paper because it was cheap & what I could get my hands on fastest. Well here it is sitting in my bathroom window before I placed it in the stairwell outside my front door.  Don't hate on my military tile & privacy window glass. :0)


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Direction

I'll be going in a new direction with my long neglected lil bloggy. Instead of digital scrapbooking, I'll be posting some crafts & home decor stuff that I've been working on. Please stay tuned.