Monday, April 30, 2012

My Craft Spot Ch# 54 - Mother's Day

It is that time of the year to show thanks to all those special women that we call Mom!  This week at My Craft Spot's Monday Challenge we are challenging you to create something amazing for those special women in your lives!  Here is another one of my Mother's Day cards for this year!

I used one of the La-La Land Marci's for this card.  Isn't she cute!

The Happy Mother's Day stamp is part of the Happy Easter stamp set from My Craft Spot and I also tied on some beautiful crinkle ribbon and twine also available in the My Craft Spot shop!

Please stop by and check out the amazing work from the rest of the My Craft Spot DT and join us for our Mother's Day challenge!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!  Thanks for stoppig by today!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Made for Mom Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Made for Mom Blog Hop hosted by the talented Jenny at Crazy about Cricut and the fabulous Thankful Thursday Design Team!  Mother's Day is around the corner and so we are busy making gifts for those very special women in our lives!!  If you just came from Jenny's blog, then you are heading in the right direction!  If you are just stopping by to say hi today (thanks), make sure you hop on over to Crazy About Cricut to start from the beginning!  There are going to be so many great Mommy's Day ideas that you are not going to want to miss!

This month we were asked to share any present from our kids, or what we give to our Mom's for Mother's Day.  I have a super cute project my girls have been wanting to make for some time!  They wanted to make one to give to their grandmother for Mother's Day and even though she helped us create them, she doesn't know it is for her yet!!  We already know she LOVES it!

We made Fairy/Butterfly Gardens!  Isn't it cute?

Much of what we used was re-purposed material making these perfect projects to make during Earth Day weekend!  We started with these big snack barrels which I've been saving all year at the preschool for a project like this!  They are made with very heavy, recycled plastic which made for the a great planting container.

After the first one, we found it was easier to drill holes in the bottoms for the water when they are not cut apart.  We put Daddy in charge of this job making it a true family affair!

The girls went around the yard collecting little things to decorate their gardens.

You can see all the bits and pieces they collected.  The decorative stones also line the bottom of the container.  They were from our wedding reception.  I was glad to finally find a use for some of them!

This element was one of the girls favorites!  They said the fairies needed a table so an upturned tea cup and saucer did the trick!

Here are the girls showing off their fine work!  This was there trial garden and they are going to be making more of them today with their friends!

Now, what Mother/Grandmother wouldn't love one of these adorable little gardens?  I'm sure their grandmother is going to LOVE placing this at her house although I don't know if she is going to be able to wait until Mother's Day to get it...hehe!

Thank you so much for hopping with us today!  I hope this inspired a fun project for you and/or your kiddos!  Now, hop on to your next stop, one of our talented guest designers...

Jenny -
Amber ~
(Guest Designer) Arcy ~
Sandra ~
Cheryl ~
(Guest Designer) Madison ~
Lola ~
(Guest Designer) Lissa Marie ~
Leah Pagliaroli ~

Monday, April 16, 2012

My Craft Spot Challenge #52 - Make it Pop (using dimension)

Hello Everyone!  It is Monday and time for another fun Monday Challenge at My Craft Spot!  I love the challenge for this week!  It is Make it Pop using dimension!  I LOVE making my cards POP and here is the fun card I created for your inspiration this week! 

I used the butterflies from the Once Upon a Princess Cartridge. 

I added a some glitter for a little extra POP and cut another butterfly a bit larger to give it another layer

Be sure to hop over and check out my talented design team friends over at
My Craft Spot.  Looking forward to seeing how your creations Pop this week!

Products Used:
Once Upon A Princess Cricut Cartridge
Divine Swirls CB Folder
MME Pattern Paper
SU Cardstock
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
SU Scallop Oval Punch
SU Dimensionals
Helmar Dimensionals
SU Button

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Craft Spot Blog Hop Winner

Hello Everyone!  I'm knee deep in finishing up Easter projects so I'll get right to it!  The winner of the NEW My Craft Spot Happy Easter stamp set is...........................

Kimberli said...
Love these cards, especially the baby boy one - I may have to scrap lift that one! Thanks for the inspiration! I think Tiny Tags is my favorite of the release!

YAY Kimberli!!!  I loved reading each and every one's comments last week!  Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who visited and thank you to Kimberly for this awesome new release!  Thanks for stopping by today! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #50 - Easter Projects

Goodmorning!  What did everyone think of the Stamp Release Party last week?  My mind is still cranking with all these new ideas.  Well, it is time for another Monday Challenge at My Craft Spot!  We want to see all your Easter projects this week!  Here is my inspiration for you!

My daughter and I made these cute little pencil toppers for her classmates. 

I stamped this fun sentiment from the new MCS Happy Easter stamp set.  I cut it out with an oval spellbinders to look like an egg, added some white glossy accents, bubblegum crinkle ribbon and Cotton Candy Divine.  We added it to a little pink bucket and filled in with the pencils.

The bunnies are cut from Create A Critter, outlined, inked with a PKS Critter Face, and blushed up!

The pinwheels are created from MME Happy Go Lucky pattern paper.

We just cut a 3" x 3" piece of paper, cut a 1" slit at each corner, folded toward the center and held them down with brads.

A little close up of the details.

My daughter is thrilled with how they turned out and is excited to take her buckets to her class. 

The design team have created some amazing projects so stop by My Craft Spot this week for more Easter inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by today!