Favorite Finds for the 11th Week of 2010

Sorry I'm running late on posting for the week...but better late, then never!

New Find on Etsy
Loved Polka Dot Bungalow had the cutest flower creations...clips for your shoes, ruffled onesies, hair clips, shirt clips and more. Check it out...

Purse Revamp....love it!

Idea Door Bead Board Wreath Hanging
Loved this because it's totally my colors...but loved it even more because she shows you how to create this step-by-step and trust me, it's got to be cheaper then the ones I've purchased at Swiss Days (wink)!

Little Birdie Secrets
Those of you that know me and follow this blog know that I love fabric and paper flowers...and being the collector of papers and such I love them for paper crafting and scrapbooking even more. Well the very amazing Little Birdie Secrets blog featured a couple of video tutorials recently that I couldn't resist sharing.

Fabric Rosette Tutorial Video
Paper Roses Tutorial Video
Card Swap Tips
You should all know I love Sue Neal's card classes and her fun ideas on hosting and participating in a card swaps. She gives some great templates for card sizing and all her cards fit in an A2 envelope size. Check out this blog post for some inspiration!


Favorite Finds for the 10th Week of 2010

With my daughter's 13th birthday and all that was involved there, I haven't spent a ton of time collection "favorite finds" this week. So this post is short...

Cutest Flowers by Janet

These little darlings were created by my VERY talented friend Janet. Regretfully she's a little technology shy and I've yet to talk her into selling these on Etsy or a blog...maybe you could offer her some encouragement. Otherwise the only way to get your hands on any of her amazing creations is to visit local boutiques.

Covered Notebooks
These gems are sold over at the Pleated Poppy website and each covered notebook comes with a composition notebook and is removable to replace the notebook once it's filled. The book closes with a button and elastic closure and has a pocket on the inside flap for pens/pencils. You know me, I love a cute notebook!!

Tulle Corsage Embellished Tee by Blue Cricket

You all know I'm a sucker for embellished t-shirts and even more for tutorials. I hope you like this one from Blue Cricket Design.

Homemade Lunch Bags
I love the idea of stylish reusable bags to tote my lunch to work and when I came across this a tutorial titled "Kitchen on the Go" over at So You Think You're Crafty's website and love these enough I may actually make them.
Stampin Up Jewelry
I just placed an order for some exclusive die cuts and punches from Stampin Up and recently learned that they offer a jewelry making line of sorts called Simply Adored Collection. I was amazed and wished I known before placing my stinking order (maybe safer that I didn't know). Here's a link to a cute consultant's blog, Mukibug and what she did with these!!

Happy Birthday to my bestest friend Amy today!!


Favorite Finds for the 9th Week of 2010

Welcome to this weeks favorite finds...

Porch Swing
If I had a porch this is the swing that would be there! I found this on Little NannyGoat Blog and she shows a before and after picture. It's amazing how much a coat of paint and cute pillows make a project work!!

Last Weeks Blog Winner
Congrats to Tammy Blaisdell...she was selected using random.org to make it FAIR! And lucky for her only 8 people left comments...although many friends and fans contacted me directly to tell me they DO READ my blog...but apparently don't know how to leave comments for drawings (we'll work on that). Anyway, Tammy I'll drop by your cute notebooks and surprise jeweled keychain (you'll love it - or you can regift it).

Pebbles Inc Chips
I always thought it would be cute to put a bunch of chipboard pieces in a bag and call them a "Bag O Chips" or something like that. So boy was I excited to see Pebbles finally did it!! They carry these at my local Roberts Craft Store and include 70 pieces of chipboard shapes per bag, Approx. 30% of pieces embellished with glitter and shapes range in size from .25" to 4". I haven't bought any yet because I can't decide which flavor to start with....

Ruffled Headband Segment
Blue Cricket Design had a great segment aired on Studio 5 and how fun would these be to make!?! Jump over to their website to see the actual video on how you could make those.

Chiffon Flower Necklace
If you've followed my blog you'll know that I have posted about these darling bib necklaces once or twice before. But this link offers a great tutorial on how to create your own.
Knit Floral Hats
One day when I have free time I want to learn to make hats these CUTE!! Heart Smiles Etsy shop has some of the best hats with flowers on them I've seen. However, I'm totally clueless about whether they're "knitted" or "crocheted"...you'd think my mom would have taught me LOL.

Monster (aka boy) Wash Clothes
Loves these when I saw them on So You Think You're Crafty's website. They're "monster" wash clothes and what little boy wouldn't love to wash off with these clever things?

Scripture Covers
I'm always a big fan of clever projects like this one...they're cute scripture covers that you can make to hold pencils or crayons. Behind the pencil part is a pocket for a little notebook or journal. My daughter has been wanting to sew something fun and useful and I think this will be her next project. Visit the Pleated Poppy for easy instructions on how you can make this too!

Baby Lollipops & Cupcakes
Mini Me Baby Gear website has some darling gift ideas...like these lollipops. It's a Onesie & Pair of Socks made into a Sweet Lollipop! Only Quality, so you can be sure you are giving a quality gift for a special little one! What a clever way to wrap up a baby gift. And I especially loved the cupcakes (see next picture).
I figured once I came upon the jumbo cupcake liners that I could try my hand at creating one of the cupcakes. Here's my attempt. I plan to wrap it up in a cello bag with a cute topper.

Love My Cricut
Who would have thought that we'd go from buy pre-cut die cuts to making our own with a little machine called a Cricut!? But like all things in scrapbooking...we quickly become obsessed with "collecting" all the cute additions to it. And in answer to my hubby's question, "No, you cannot ever own enough cartridges!" Here are three new ones that I "must" own...eventually!

Just Because Cards Cricut Cartridge

Give a Hoot Cricut Cartridge
Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge
Melted Flower Hair Clips
If you've never burned fabrics, you're in for a treat. I'd suggest not doing it when your kids or husband are around because they'll either complain about the weird smell or want to join in. Visit The Creative Crate to see an easy tutorial on how to create these fun, easy clips.

Sizzix Lace Flowers
My interest in dies and die cut machines is increasing all the time. The amazing things people are doing with texture/embossing plates and flower die cuts amaze me all the time. This one is a great example of what you can create with a Sizzix die. Be sure to visit the original post to see some amazing close-ups!!


One of my Favorite Projects

A friend of mine asked me the other day what my favorite project was that I'd ever created and although there have been many, there is one that I still go back to years later and love! she asked me to post it, so the rest of you get the benefit of seeing this too. It's a mini album that I created with a 4x6" board book album that tells all about my daughter turning 8 years old.

So it's been about 5 years since I created this...and I don't want to redo it (good sign for a scrapbooker). What was your favorite thing you ever scrapbooked???


Favorite Finds for the 8th Week of 2010

If anything, you at least know what week we're on for 2010 by visiting me blog each week...ha, ha! I've really enjoyed doing this each week and hope that unlike me Project 365, that soon became Project 52 and then Project 12...that I stick with it throughout the year. I'm always online checking out crafty people that I should at least pass along the great things I find. And to prove that I actually have people reading my blog, I decided to offer a give away on todays post and everyone IS ELIGIBLE!

Soddered Charms
Saturday I went shopping with my mom to a darling little place in Salt Lake called Gardner Village. But what struck me was the fact that almost every shop sold these soddered charms in one form or another. They ranged in price from $20-50 (which I as a crafter I think is too much). Of course my daughter loved the New Moon inspired charms. Here's a cute shop on Etsythat has more reasonably priced charms! Just FYI...I'm going to learn how to make my own (I'm sure it will save me money...ha, ha).

Ideal Laundry Room
I love this closet idea posted on the Idea Door's blog. What a great way to sort before and after and then shut the door when needed. Oh how I wish!

Knitting: Headband Ear Warmer
I think these very hip headbands are cute, but even cuter if you made your own. But my daughter informed me these weren't cool to here because everyone at the Jr. High is wearing them...so since I don't need the free pattern, I thought I'd share it with you all.

Paper Fortune Cookie Tutorial
How cute are these little gems? And even better, they're not fattening and you can have as many as you want. I thought these would cute to make for just about any occasion. And you're in luck the Hambly Screen Prints blog has a great step by step instructions and video tutorial on how to make these.

Hair Bow Holder
Becca created this beautiful frame to hold her daughter's hair clips and bows...go to her blog to check out how cute "chicken wire" can be!! Do you think I could make this work for jewelry??

Tissue Paper Flowers & Balls
We went to a cute home decor shop at Gardner Village this weekend and my daughter asked me how do they make those. So I went a searching and found this fun tutorial on how to maek a variety of tissue paper flowers and covered styrofoam balls. Check it out on this blog!

7 Gypsies Border Punch Kit
This easy to use Border Punch Kit is great for making mini albums and adding that extra "punch" to your projects. This really cool kit has interchangeable hole punches so you have just what you need. Whether you are a huge gypsy fan or not, you will agree that this is a must have item for all of your projects. The punches are perfect for wires or rings. Super easy to use, try it out on a piece of scratch paper first for best results. By the way, I purchased this for 50% of retail off Scrapbook Steals...they're sold out, but be sure to subscribe to their site so you don't miss future great deasl on there!!

Poppyseed Temple Picture Class
My cute neighbor organized this fun Temple picture class. The finished sized is 26" x 32" and it's only $50...the catch is I have to paint it and put it together...but hey, the one I wanted at Deseret Book as over $200. Email me if you're local and want to join me to make your own Temple picture.
Now the Giveaway
Yes, I know...enough with the favorite finds you want to know what you could win for LEAVING A COMMENT on my blog. I made a bunch of these small notepads with the new To Love & Cherish Collection (not in stores yet) and I'm willing to part with a couple (ribbon color may vary). In addition, I got a little carried away shopping this weekend and purchased the cutest beaded KEYCHAINS...I only need one, so you get the other one (sorry no picture). I'll award the notepads and key chain to someone on next week's favorite finds posting (check back)!!

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