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Telling Time in a Royal Way

Hello and Happy Monday!  It as been two weeks exactly since my last post, but thankfully those two weeks bore some crafty fruit!  For starters I am thrilled to share with you what I cooked up for this week’s Fantabulous Cricut Challenge, Time Flies!  Make sure you head over and see what my DT buddies have created with “father time” on their creative side!  Be sure to link up a “timely” project that follows the theme that is made with at least ONE Cricut cut!

What I came up with was something that I have been needing to make for my youngest monkey or should I say princess.  I am trying to teach her to tell time and one thing I found successful in teaching time to my almost 5 year-old is to place a clock in her room when she was around 3.  Since my youngest princess’ room is pink and has a fairy princess garden theme, I decided to make a clock with a tiara and made sure all the important stuff was covered as far as glitter and it being her favorite color purple!

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I found the clock at IKEA for $1.99!  It is just a plain opaque clock.  I decided to put to use some craft paint I picked up at Home Depot over the holidays. I painted it with two layers.

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Then I dusted it with some purple glitter I had on hand while the second coat of paint was still wet. Using a dry paint brush dust off glitter from the clock face.

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Using my Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartrige, I cut a “pre-cut” on scrap cardstock to make sure the sizing was right before I cut the vinyl.

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Once I confirmed the sizing, using Oracle Pink vinyl from Experssionsvinyl.com, I cut the image at 3 inches.  After peeling off the excess vinyl and removing the inner “H” I then burnished the image onto transfer paper and placed onto the clock face.

fccb2I then used Globecraft and Piccolo Glastique Matte to fill the void area of the “H” and dusted with glitter and removed the excess and made sure to dust straggler glitter away with a dry paint brush. Of course I had to add some purple bling gems from Doodlebug Designs for the final touch!  Set aside and allow to dry and set.

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This was a super easy and fun project with a great return on time!  Be sure to head over to FCCB and join in on the challenge!

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Thanks for sharing a piece of “crafting with time on my side” pie with me!

Linking Up To: 

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Funday #5

Gotta Create:

Craft-o-maniac

Pink Cricut Link Party

Sassy Little Lady – Show and Tell Saturdays #2

Angels Homestead – Saturday Spotlight #2

Tatertots and Jello – Weekend Wrap Up

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Fit for a Perfect Two Year Old Princess

I am in the midst of a HUGE and I mean HUGE project. . . one of those projects that I am trying to keep a happy heart through, but keep asking myself, why did I get myself into.  In the end I know I will be happy I did do it, but right now I am in my own mental anguish (kind of like being at mile 15 of a marathon). What I am doing is making handmade scrapbooks (no pictures, just the base) for 14 moms in the co-op preschool I attend with my kiddos.  I did have some time last week to whip together a card for one of my hub’s fellow engineer co-worker’s sweet little girl’s second birthday.

There is a movement around here where many moms from all types of social economic backgrounds have come together on Facebook and use that platform to swap, sell or look for items (mainly toys, baby gear and clothes) that we all have instead of buying new. Since it is via Facebook and you have to be from the area and be invited to the group, it is much easier and safer than Craigslist.  I know I have padded my crafting mad money selling my beloved Gymboree collection that my youngest no longer fits into.

I found someone who was selling a huge bag of dress up cloths (Disney Princess) for only $10 that were in great condition.  I packaged up the clothes and added this card for a little gift! This idea was right up this family’s alley since they are very aware of the environment and love recycling through goods.

Thanks for sharing a piece of “recycled gifts can be a great idea” pie with me!

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Recipe:

Cricut Cart: Once Upon a Princess cut at 3.5 inches

Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots

Paper: PTI and Recollections (white)

Ribbon: Celebrate It

Recollections Gems

Ink: CTMH (close to my heart) Cotton Candy

Stamp:My Pink Stamper:  Sweetest Cupcakes

A More Up Close and Personal Look at Hello Kitty B-Day Party

Since I was limping along with computer woes last week, I decided to give a more detail post regarding the “almost death by Hello Kitty” I endured a couple of weeks ago. . .  and because I got a few more requests for more details! Ask and ye shall receive!

I actually really kept this party at a good and reasonable budget since we were going all out and doing the big Disneyland thing the next day.

Table scape:

I have glass containers I found at Home Goods that I use for these types of events.  I headed into my attic and dug through some Christmas decorations and found the fillers for them along with the styrofoam HK heads I made (I bought those online in a set 12- WAY cheaper than at Jo-Ann’s and Michael’s.)  I made the heads by cutting out felt bows and suing a sharpie to do the eyes, nose and whiskers. I hot glued the bows on.

Decorations:

The center pieces for the little picnic tables were larger styrofoam balls that I found online.  I cut out ears and bows and attached with hot glue and used sharpie for eyes and nose. I used black pipe cleaners for the whiskers (they easily stuck in the balls). I placed brightly colored M&Ms in the shallow glass bowls and placed the heads on top of it.

The outside banner and accents to the pom-pom were made out of white and pink foam.  I had my hubby cut out stencils using a print out from a coloring page of the head and bow in wood with his scroll saw which made for perfectly matched mass production. Cutting through foam was super easy and quick. I added finishing touches on the bows and attached with hot glue.  The whiskers were made out of black pipe cleaners.  I used a punch and ran it through fishing line for the overhead pom-pom decor and pink ribbon from the Celebrate It line from Michael’s.

Pin the Bow  Game:

A good friend threw out an idea of pin the bow game, so I thought about it one day and came up with  this game.  I thought of a felt board and went with that concept.  Again, using the wood stencil the hubs cut out for me, I made the bows for each kid that was invited and traced out the face on a felt white sheet.  I then attached two pieces of felt to a large piece of white foam.   On the day of the party I wrote all kids that were in attendance names on the back of the bows so we would know who’s was the closest to pinning the bow on HK.  It was a huge success!

HK Headbands:

The same good friend suggested making some kind of head bands.  So I thought up these.  I found the head bands via Ebay for $2 free shipping for 12.  I cut out ears and bows (yes, using the same wood stencil the hubs made for me).  I attached with hot glue. On the day of the party, I painted black whiskers on all the little girls and placed the headbands on their heads.  THEY LOVED THEM!

Boo-Boo Bags:

I am not a fan of cheap Chinese party favors to just fill a bag.  I decided to do something a little more personal and useful for this party and they were a  huge hit and not to time consuming.  I found the material via Jo-Ann’s online and it was $40% off and had free shipping.  I made 12 of them cutting 5 inches x 12 inches and folding in half inside out and sewing them almost shut.  After that reversing the material and filling the bags with flax-seed that I got from a bulk bin at a local store for $1 a lb.  I figured each bag cost about $1.50 when all said and done.  After they were filled, they were sown shut.  I placed them in a plastic favor bag and tied with ribbon and printed out instructions to use hot or cold on Avery labels and attached.  I made Goodie bags and added a lip gloss and some HK band aids to them.   They were a huge hit!

Party Craft:

I decided to set up a “mommy and me” bracelet making station. I found all the beads via ebay and even found HK beads! I spent no more than $8 on all the beads. I pre made packages so all they had to do was thread the beads and go.  It was super cute and a fun way for mommy and daughter to have a little time together.

Inside Banner/Cupcake Toppers:

 

 

This is my favorite thing to do for a party and like I said before in a previous post, I ordered HK die cuts via ebay and worked from there.  I found the heart garland via Michael’s on a clearance Valentine rack for $1.50 and bought two.  I used that as my base and then used Mini Monograms and Once Upon a Princess Cricut Carts to make the content and structure of the banner.  To add finishing touches I used my Cuttlebug embossing Happy Birthday folder and Swiss dots folder, stickes and ribbon for burst of color in between the rounds.  I attached the rounds directly onto the chain on the garland.

The cupcake toppers were just a bit of the same concept and cricut carts just scaled down and added to 4 inch Wilton sticks.

There you have it in a nut shell… Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “Hello Kitty on a Budget” pie with me!

I Have Been Doing a lot of Pie Making!

 . . . well at least a lot of crafting.  Outside of the already posted holiday projects I was up to my ears in crafting over the holidays.  Since then we have been batteling the stomach flu, colds and trying to get Christmas and my winter “spring” cleaning done. 

Santa was good to me this year!  I got a ton of  craft store gift cards and The Cinch.  I am still holding off on the Imagine, just becasue part of my Christmas/Birthday present from they hubs was re-doing my craft room.  So all things in moderation and I LOVE how my craft room is truning out!  Deciding to re-do my craft room in the full swing of all the projects was a bit nutty, but if you knew me, you would get that I have a VERY high energy level that does not know how to stop until my body stops me:-).

I am on the hunt for the Hello Kitty Cricut Cart that has been retired so I can do my almost 4 year old’s bithday stuff, if you know of a place I can find it, that is not going to cost a million dollars, please let me know.  I have been looking on Ebay and they are going for about $80-$100. 

So on to my projects and thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “wow no wonder I am a wee bit  Christmas Cheered Out” pie with me! 

Project 1: Idea came from My Pink Stamper’s 12 Days of Christmas

Project 2: Another idea  from My Pink Stamper’s 12 Days of Christmas for the lady that does my hair.  She lives in the “Christmas Candy Cane Lane” neigborhood and has the Charlie Brown themed house. She sits out with friends and family almost every night greeting the hundreds of people checking out the lights and I thought this would keep those sheer cutting hands warm.

Project 3: I made these cards for my nephews who were getting gift cards.  They liked them!

Project 4:  I made these pack of cards for all the ladies in our family.  I ended up making 3 in each set which came to 21 cards!  I did this kind of last minute. I used My Pink Stamper’s Sweetest Cupcake Stampset I won from a Blog Hop Challenge back in August.  I also used Once Upon A Princess Cartridge for the cupcake. All the ladies LOVED them!

Project 5: I made this for a sweet friend that got married on December 9th.  It was a very small and close wedding at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, CA.  I was one of the very few that were invited to the quiet and yet elegant event – I also made some tags for this event I posted about earlier this month.  I used a new stamp set I got from Close to my Heart, Cherish the Day! The cartrige I used was Storybook – Thank You setting.

Project 6:  My girls and I made this for my father-in-law’s birthday that was in early December.  He loves old cars, so we had fun doing some new tricks using Peachy Keen faces and Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge.

[Project 7:  Christmas cards for some bloggging buddies I have formed this year.  I used a Christmas stack from Papertreyink, Christmas stamp set from My Pink Stamper and the ortament came from Simply Charmed.

Quick Cards and Fun Cards

I am on a roll with making cards this weekend.  I made one for a friend that just got an amazing job at 3M and in this economy, that is something to celebrate and I am attending a double birthday tomorrow for a close family friend’s little girls where the theme is Princess Party. 

I have to admit I am still stuck on the faux chipboard concept I learned from My Pink Stamper, so you will see that implemented in the princess themed cards.  Plus I needed any excuse to break out my new “Once Upon A Time” Cricut  cartridge.

Used Die Cuts With A View Summer Stacker and Storybook Cricut Cartridge
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Tart and Tangy and My Pink Stamper