Saturday, June 30, 2012

Craft Wars {Family Style}

My daughter begged to play Craft Wars after watching TLC's Craft Wars on the DVR I came up with our own version.

First I gave the assignment.  The troops would have to create a monster using a paper bag and whatever supplies they could gather in five minutes.

Next they had 15 minutes to create their monsters.  I decided to add a one minute break in the middle to gather any additional supplies they might need.  Here are the troops hard at work:

My youngest daughter:

My oldest daughter:

My son:

We even put my mom to work!

After much excitement and the countdown courtesy of the oven are the final results:

Points for crossed eyes and drawing skills.

Points for evil red eyes and hair sticking up.

Points for working with extra equipment in his mouth and free form drawing.

Points for hair accessories and making a puppet.

And I guess my mom wanted extra credit for doing the back of the bad as well....

So you can see my dilemma.  All very talented contestants.  In true mom fashion--I called a tie.  And then we went on to melt some plastic in the oven.  But I'm saving that craft for another post.

Until next time,

Friday, June 29, 2012

Crochet Scarf {and my CTMH haul}

Well, I can imagine it seems like I've just been sitting on my behind not getting anything done.  But contraire!!  I did crochet a scarf for a friend in the hospital, and I did manage to order some scrapbooking goodies!!

Let's talk about the scarf first.  Just look at this yummy yarn.  It's Yarn Bee Danielle "camino".  A beautiful heathery ombre...

I had intentions of making a prayer shawl for my friend, but time and yarn constraints changed those plans.  So instead I opted for a prayer scarf.  I found the scarf pattern on Ravelry.  Here's the LINK to the free pattern.  I had just a bit of a problem working the border, but I did my own thing and I think it worked out pretty cute.

It's one of those scarves that looks all curly when it hangs around your neck.   I was really excited about this and can't wait to do another one.  Here's a picture of it laid out flat. 

So now.  On to the CTMH haul.  Since June is THE time to buy stamps I had to load up on those.  (Buy two get one FREE for the month of June 2012).

Here's a dinosuar set (D1505 Roar!) that I knew I had to get for my son.  He is so into them right now. And the alpha set (E1023 Varsity Alphabet) I just fell in love with because it looks like collegiate letters and I was envisioning all the graduation, monogram, and birthday cards I could make.

Now looking at the next two sets you think to yourself  'is she planning a cross country motorcycle ride?'  but the answer would be no.  I just think that US map (D1503 Adventure USA) will come in handy sometime and dad has a bike (C1483 Born to Ride) so I know there will be pictures of the kids on a motorcycle to scrapbook soon.

These next stamps are just so fun and versatile.  I may use the wreath stamp (C1473 Remarkable Wreath) in my Christmas cards this year.  And the little tire swing hanging from a tree??  Stop it!  So cute.  (D1467 Trees and Things)

Now this is a Workshop-on-the-Go kit.  These are a really great way to get some paper, embellishments and a stamp set for a really great price.  And I ADORE the little seahorse and turtle in this set.  (G1036 Footloose WOTG)

I saw these adhesive-backed pearls and nearly squealed.  They are a quick and easy way to add a little something special to a layout or card.

I have been pining for some baker's twine for a while now.  It's all over the place and when I saw that CTMH carried it I was in scrapbooking heaven!!

Last, but not least, I ordered inks in all the colors that CTMH has come out with since I left them last time.  Lovely lovely colors!  I can't decide my favorite, but I love Lagoon and Pear SO much!

Can't wait to dig in!!

Monday, June 25, 2012


I just got my shipping confirmation email regarding my CTMH order.  I am so excited to see the new stuff.  Hopefully it will be here within the week!

Stay cool,

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Just put in my first order!

This time around anyway!  I have been so busy with life, that my CTMH business was pushed to the back burner.  But I needed to make an order this quarter so I set aside the time and did it.  Wasn't too hard to pick out things I wanted!!   :)

Now is the perfect time to place an order.  With Stampganza going strong, you can get a FREE stamp set for every two you order.  So of course I decided to snag some new stamps, beautiful embellishments, and lovely paper packs.  While I was at it, I snagged the Stamp of the Month for a mere five bucks!

I can't wait until it all comes in--I'll share pictures of the goodies when they arrive.  And hopefully have some new art work in the near future!

Talk to you soon,