We have alot of talents in my family when it comes to doing some scouting things... my brother Char can build one heck of a Pinewood Derby car and has assisted his nephew in building theirs. My Dad is the best Dutch Oven cook that I know. Cousin Amy is a box oven wiz! I am apparently the Cake Bake assistant. I helped my nephew Nathaniel with his cake this year, no pictures of me... I was still in my Pj's and looking kind of rough! LOL!!!
My nephew Nathaniel working on his cake for his scout troops Blue & Gold Banquet and Cake Bake. The cake idea was one from my most favorite magazine... Family Fun. He got the hang of making stars pretty quickly. The finished product.
Directions for the Edible Excavator are HERE! He did not win a prize with his cake, but he was very proud of it and it brought $54 at the auction. (Helps when Nana is bidding on it!)
Featuring some more of Sharon's creative work today. The basket she did as a make and take t the last crop. The other candy holder was one that she gave me a while back. I love that she surprizes me with candy all the time! I am relatively sure that the patterns/instructions for both of these are on Splitcoast.
Sorry for the week long absence. I haven't been too crafty and quite honestly am in a funk. I am worried about our economy and country. The octuplet mom is making me nuts. I think I need to turn off the news, but it is like a train wreck that you can't help watching. I want the blog to be a happy & fun place and since I don't feel that way right now it has been hard to drag myself to the keyboard. Hope you understand. ******* My BS1, Babs sent me info about a crop next month and I want to pass it along to you. It is on Saturday, March 28 10 AM to 10PM Westmont Grove benefiting Beginnings, Inc $25 per person plus a toy donation (suggested shape sorter, ring stacker, wooden puzzle) Monies will be used to purchase Boppy's, carpet, and other toys at Beginnings request for babies with disabilities and developmental delays. Lunch, dinner, dessert, snacks and drinks provided. Pre-registration required. 255-7488 They are also accepting donations for a scrap supply yard sale to raise more funds. ******* Take care!
Sharon, my BS2 is my featured friend today. She sent me many things to share, but I chose this one first since it is so close to Valentine's Day! She will have to post the details in the comments section. I have to say that these little Valentine treats are just so SWEET!
So, some details on this card... it is going in the mail tomorrow...
All materials are from my immense stash of goodies.
Stamp is from the SU! set Older & Wiser. There is a sentiment stamp that goes with it. It says "did i at least get the month right?
happy belated birthday!"
It was a hostess set from two catalogs ago.
Image is colored with inks and a blending pen. Sparkley accents are from a Gelly-roll pen.
The image panel is a CM Tag Punch! I am loving that new punch!
I am getting about one registration for the crop in the mail each day. It is so much fun to go to the mail box and see who is in there each day! Takes some of the sting away from the bills that come in there!
I have a FRIEND for this FRIDAY!!! Yeah!!! I am so excited to finally have something to post for that feature! I also have a follower! I was so surprised to see that when I logged on, so I wanted to give a shout out to my follower! Hi Jessica! This is her BLOG. I don't know how you found me, but welcome!
Hope you are all doing well. If I am missing over the next few days don't panic, I am back on a six day work stretch.
For today's Twos-day Feature I have a couple of really cute, fun and EASY Valentine projects!!!
First is the U-Rock I-pod Valentine! Both of these ideas came from Family Fun Magazine, Feb 2009. The little boxes of candy hearts are available everywhere this time of year. The sample in the magazine was pink, but I am thinking that I will give this one to Travis and pink isn't his favorite color. The magazine one used mini-PB cups for the ear buds, but I liked the Hershey Kisses. Now for the best part.... the screen and scroll wheel are available on the website as a PDF download. There are two on the page, one with their choice of songs and one that you can type in your very own list of favorite songs. Get the download HERE. How super cute are these pencils. They are called "Get to the Point!" I am sure they would be even cuter if they were made with Valentine theme pencils or pens. The font I used is called Scrap Kids and was at one time a free download from ScrapNfonts.com I printed a page of them using a template for return address labels, 30 on one page. Tags were made with the Creative Memories NEW Tag Punch. I will have to feature it in a future post. It is a pretty nifty two step punch. I embellished the tags with a tiny scrap of paper on the end and tied it to the pencil with a pretty ribbon. ******* I wasn't true to the two projects from one (tool, stamp, paper) but I hope you like the projects anyway! The magazine that they came from is one of my favorites. I have subscribed to it for many years. I get so many fantastic ideas from it for paper crafting and kids craft projects and recipes and cake ideas and Halloween costumes. It isn't expensive either, just $10 a year. ******* Take care!
Nothing on ebay last week was really wowing me, so I didn't do an Ebay post last week... Hopefully today we will do much better. What do I have today??? You have heard about things going to the dogs, how about if we go to the FROGS???? A few Toad-ally awesome pages! I know, couldn't you just CROAK?? Stop it! Really! I am going to have to HOP out of my seat!!!
Seriously here are some pretty darn cute froggies made by some pretty darn talented ladies!
Hope you are all well and are enjoying our wonderful weather this week! I know that Punxy-Phil saw his shadow last week, but I have to disagree. I experienced a sure sign of spring on my way to work last night... someone (not me thankfully) hit the first stinky skunk of the season. If that doesn't mean spring is coming, nothing does!
Wow! I have been having trouble finding the time to sit and type out a post... so today you are getting it all.... How about a Twos-day project crossed with a Wednesday Sketch Challenge?
Sketch 213 from last week at Splitcoast. I did the card and I also made the Ghirardelli box. Let me say that the box was SUPER EASY and FAST!!!
These two projects came together with the help of a couple of friends. On the card, the flowery border punch was borrowed and the I Love You stamp was also a borrow! All papers are from my stash of scrappy scraps!!! ******* Sharon, my BS2, and I love to share stamped images. It is one of my favorite things to do when I am at a crop with my friends. If your friends will let you check out the stamps that they brought with them and use them to make some stamped images for use in future projects take advantage of it! My best tip, though, is to use your own stamp pads. When you go to use the images later you can coordinate the ink color better. It helps for matching and also inking the edges, since you may not have the color that you stamped the image with to begin with. ******* LINK TO SCS SKETCH CHALLENGES
I am from western Pennsylvania. Scrapbooker since 1995. Married to my wonderful husband Ken, who puts up with my obsession with much grace and patience. I have 2 great stepchildren, Travis and Melanie. I am also a cake decorator, card maker, stamper and love country music and conservative talk radio! We enjoy geo-caching and letterboxing as well.
I am Lizzyscrapsnstamps over at Splitcoaststampers.com