Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentines Day

I like to do silly things for valentines day. This year I put together a bag of small items and then I had one real gift. In my bag I have:
A bag of mini donuts saying: "Donut you know I love you a hole lot?"
Hershey kisses: I wish I could kiss you right now
Two pennies. saying: We make cents together
Container of nuts with the saying: I'm nuts about you
a whole case of Rockstar energy drinks. Saying: You're my Rockstar (These go with the real gift of a mini fridge for his office)
Home made Fortune cookies with the saying "I'm fortunate to have you in my life"
I have my picture frame of two spoons that says "Spooning since 2005"

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Olaf Valentine Door

So I admit  I saw the same saying on pintrest and that inspired me to make door decorations for my daughters classes. With Valentines Day around the corner and Frozen being such a big thing right now, this was the perfect opportunity to step up my "game" and actually make something for the class this year (I'm very behind :(   )

Using my phone as a guide I sketched Olaf onto white paper  & then glued him to a blue background. I cut out hearts and using the schools die cut made the saying "Olaf this class!"

Monday, January 13, 2014

Silhouette Cameo Fun

My friend had one before I got mine and I fell in love with it the second I saw it work its magic. I had some paper that I wasn't going to use because I didn't have a machine and made a trade with her. She had to decorate my boring old white mixer and she could have the really cool paper.
Originally I was going to do Snow White, but after fiddling with it and putting my practice one on there I decided I didn't like it. That's when I saw one similar to this on pintrest and my friend "J" was able to recreate it for me! I love my mixer now

After seeing her work her magic on my mixer I was completely convinced that this was what I had to have. I had seen the circut before I just could not justify the price for the machine plus all of the extra cartages and I got a Silhouette Cameo for this past Christmas and I couldn't be more excited. The question is: what to do now?

You can decorate your cameo. The cover for the buttons should be a free image you've received when you purchase it.

Your phone:
I took a plain cell phone case that I got for $1 on clearance and made it nicer :)

Your Computer

although, now I wish I had done something different...

I decorated the side of my daughters desks:

The both chose the characters they wanted and the quote

I re-made an old vinyl entry way saying we had.

although you are supposed to be able to print large sayings without the mat, I was having difficulties loading my vinyl. Instead I printed it out of order and in all sorts of crazy positions (saved a ton of vinyl that way). With the contact paper I was able to line it all up again to make it straight as I placed it on the wall.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Coronation Dresses from Frozen

After making the first and more popular set of dresses from the movie Frozen I figured why not make the other two dresses?

Anna's dress is actually more green but this yellow was all JoAnn's had. It's actually my daughters favorite color too, so it was OK that it wasn't  a "perfect" color match. I used a crushed velvet for the top & ribbons for the sleeves.

Elsa's I thought would be harder, but turned out to be easy once the yellow trim decided to cooperate and stay on. The cape is satin & thankfully didn't shred while I sewed it together The mittens are made from left over fleece I had from a blanket I made for my sister.. everything from here was leftover scraps.

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My other American Girl items:
school supplies
feel better kit  (Just like McKenna's!)
Gymnastics accessories
head band
Minnie Mouse ears
sleeping bags
sleeping mask
pillow dress
pet accessories
generic witch costume,
Tutu Style Witch Costume 
Scooby Doo Costume
Square Dog bed

Frozen Costumes for AG Dolls

After seeing the Disney movie "Frozen" my daughters were captivated by the characters-and who could blame them!! It was such an amazing movie so much that they decided they aren't "too old" for princesses :)  If you haven't seen it and enjoyed the Lion King, then this one is for you.

Since Christmas is right around the corner I decided I'd look through my scrap fabric and found some stuff that actually worked for both characters! Lucky me. Unlucky for me, I didn't make a pattern. I just sort of cut and went along- which proved to not be a smart idea for Anna, but it worked! I can't wait to see their faces on Christmas :)

For Elsa, I used some light blue shimmering fabric & some sheer with gems fabric. I attached the cape with Velcro, because when I tried to make it permanently attached, I couldn't get it on the doll .

Anna was harder, I already had all the fabric (except for the cape) I found  a pattern for that on pintrest and had to scale it waaaaaaay down. (it was meant for a baby)

Now, I know Anna's dress has the beautifully designed flowers all around the bottom. I am getting to that. I am waiting to see what my silhouette Cameo can do for me. Either that or it will be added by hand as the time goes. I just don't think I can finish 11 of them before Christmas between all of my other obligations.

My Other American girl Stuff:

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My other American Girl items:
school supplies
feel better kit  (Just like McKenna's!)
Gymnastics accessories
head band
Minnie Mouse ears
sleeping bags
sleeping mask
pillow dress
pet accessories
generic witch costume,
Tutu Style Witch Costume 
Scooby Doo Costume
Square Dog bed

Friday, December 13, 2013

Elf on the Shelf 2013

It's that time of the year again and our Elf, Peppermint has brought a new elf into our home. His name is Jingle Bells, or just Jingles. If I thought one Elf was mischief, two elves is chaos! Because I wasn't sure we'd be able to tell them apart, one has added peppermint stripes to his hat, while the other has sewn a Jingle Bell onto the tip (get it? it goes with their names)

The first day they arrived after we decorated for Christmas on our tree (not pictured)

Followed by brining our Lego Friend advent calendar (alternative-chocolate count down) and a note saying to let the count down begin!

They borrowed my phone, changed its ringtone to "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and added all of the free Elf on the Shelf games. They were caught playing.

Then they set up an elf help desk One candy got the girls a question answered, 2 got them a wish! (although nothing was ever answered, we've decided the elves wanted to just get candy from us!)

The following day they decorated the tree with what else? the girls socks and underwear (and toilet paper, of course!)
Then they went fishing in our sink
The original elf taped the new elf to the glass window (mouth taped, of course)
 and is shooting nerf darts at him (he is of course, blindfolded!)
We went to Grandmas and the girls were worried that our Elves wouldn't know where we were. Amazingly enough they showed up on the ceiling fan as super heros
We went to bed late that night and forgot to leave our shoes out for Saint Nick. Luckily Jingles and Peppermint were there to help the girls out!
The Elves then decided to individually wrap the girls lunches in left over Christmas wrapping, complete with joke and bow. I took this picture before it all went into the bags. The elves left a note saying " Don't worry about your lunches, we've wrapped it up for you!" They were so surprised when they opened their bags!
 Jingles got Peppermint back by playing operation on him!
The were trapeze artists
We finally got around to making the sleeping bags out of the fabric grandma got our elves. We found them the next morning camped out under our tree.

They decided to be famous cereal icons.
 Then they captured the Grinch (which is funny because that is my nickname). The "cage" is from Costco- the girls chocolate Easter bunnies came in them. I tied it to my doorknob.

I went online, found a Grinch coloring page, shrank it down to size in paint, added holes and yarn and I was done :)

They decorated our bathroom- the only room in the house not decorated. We have battery operated Christmas lights that are usually on the girls backpacks around the elves and toilet.

I used puff paint to write on the mirror and toilet-I couldn't find my window markers and I am fighting off a cold so I'm just lucky I did this..

They were confused on the Holiday and hid Easter eggs around the house

They made a Christmas list

The girls have decided these are the things Santa is bringing- I think they will be a little sad when they find out that we didn't get the Frozen Castle- too flimsy :(

After watching the movie "Elf" with Will Farrell, Peppermint and Jingles thought his spaghetti sounded good and wanted to try some for themselves
The note says "Buddy was right, this stuff is good" (yes, I purposely misspell every now and then and then)
(ingredients: pasta, a little sauce, marshmallows, jelly beans, m&ms, pop tarts if you have them-we used oreos, chocolate syrup and of course syrup!)
 They decorated our fridge like a snowman- they are on top of the fridge, but because our fridge is against the wall in an apartment, it was hard to get it all in.

Our friends made our elves some mittens, scarves and vests. So naturally our elves had to strut their stuff down the run way with the Barbies and Monster High dolls and other toys watching.

This is where I almost lost the game. Since my oldest doesn't always fall asleep before me (sad, but true) I don't move them until I get up (about 4-5am) and so they were still in her room when she went looking. I kinda convinced her that maybe they were playing a trick on us.

Here they are in the fridge building a snowman out of two cuties. I printed off an Olaf from "Frozen" because we love love loved that movie. The girls go around singing their songs all day :) Anyway I made a note saying "Do you want to build a snowman?"

The girls painted their noses with food coloring

Meygan Casillas's photo.

They began drawing pictures of each other

And they are saying goodbye. Reminding us to leave cookies for Santa


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thanksgiving nails

My daughter decided she is getting "too old" to make the turkey by tracing your hand and foot, so we came up with this silly way to do it this year. We painted her thumb brown, the other fingers fall colors.  After the thumb was dry we added the eye the beak and the little red thing that hangs down.

Her toes were similar, except we made a whole turkey on them

To get the details we used toothpicks :)

Here is some of my older stuff:
 Turkey Hair
Simple 5 minute crafts