I created this blog so I would have somewhere to journal and share the things I make and do. I try not to steal other's ideas. Some of what I make I have seen in homes or in stores. Or I make a spin-off of something I have seen elsewhere. I will always try to give the proper credit where it is due.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Grandkids Ornaments

This is what I made for my in-laws for Christmas this year.{ I didn't do this for my parents because they have about a hundred grand kids altogether. That would have been too much work!}
I cut a 2x2 into little blocks. Then I painted them and mod podged scrapbook paper on all sides but one. On that side I mod podged a photo of one of of the grand kids. Then I had some little hook thingeys that I stuck on the top and tied a ribbon loop through that so they can be hung on the Christmas tree.

All of the ornaments with the grand kids that I made for them. { Only one of these little cuties is mine, but there are 7 grandkids all together}

Here's a close up {fuzzy, I know} But you can see a little better the hook and ribbon and stuff I used.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Exploding boxes

These are Christmas gifts I've made for a couple of people in our families. They are called Exploding boxes. I don't have a tute on them. I learned how to make them at my sister's 'Super Saturday'.{That's a day where, once a year, in our church the ladies get together and craft all day! My ward didn't do one this year, so my sister invited me to hers!}
But what you do is get a 12x12 scrapbook paper. Cut about a 4 inch square out of each corner. Then with what's left is what you make your box out of. Does that make sense? You can add as many layers as you want. Just make sure each one is smaller then the one before. So that means, with my next piece of paper, I cut 4 1/4 inch squares out of the corners. Then you just glue your layers together.....Am I making sense? You follow? The lids are made with a 4 1/2 inch squared piece of paper that you fold and glue to fit on top if the box.....Again, it's hard to explain. I've seen tutes on these on others blogs. I'm sure you can find one somewhere...
At first look, they look innocent, don't they?

Here's what happens when you take the lid off. The sides fall open and I've added pictures all around! There are a few layers of pictures.

Here's a closer view of the layers. Again,you can add as many as you want. Just make each one smaller than the one before.

Let it Snow blocks

These are some blocks I made last year. I cut a 4x4 into three blocks, painted them blue, then mod podged some scrapbook paper on the sides. This was before I had my Cricut, so I just used a fat, black, permanent marker and free handed it! The blocks say~ Let it snow! on each one.

Here's another view. I found some scrapbook paper with a snowman on it. So I used that on the top block. You can see the snow man on the side. So cute!

Mother Teresa quote block

Here's what I made for my daughter's pre-school teacher. I painted a piece of wood,{it measures 6 ins tall and 6 ins wide}.I painted it black and distressed the edges a little. Then I just printed out my quote off my word perfect and mod podged it on. So easy!
The quote says~
We can do no great thing, only small things with great love. Mother Teresa.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

JOY Blocks

I made some cute blocks that say JOY. Very festive! I mod podged some paper onto painted blocks and used vinyl lettering. Very easy and fun! This first set measures 6 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches wide.

These are a smaller version. They measure 3 1/2 inches tall and wide.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2010 Primary birthday gifts

I was in charge of finding something to give the Primary kids on their birthdays next year. We wanted something that had the years theme on it. This is what I came up with....

I just painted some blocks and cut the lettering out with my cricut. The ones with the ribbon is of course for the girls. And the black ones will be for the boys. I think I figured the cost for everything will be around $20 total. We have only maybe 45 kids in our Primary. So very affordable, and something they can keep with the years theme on it.