Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank You Veterans!

Thank you to all the veterans and active duty military (and families!) protecting freedom and democracy for the rest of us! Happy Veteran's Day! (And thanks to my awesome friend -and Air Force wife! - Jen for loaning me this great set!)

Supplies: Stamps - Greeting Farm Hero Ian, Papertrey Ink Let Freedom Ring
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Versamark Dazzle Diamond
Paper - Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White
Other - Copics (It's been a while so I'm not sure which ones, sorry!), pop dots

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall Y'all

There's not much fall weather in Southeast Texas. We're running the heater today, but all this week we've had the air conditioner on. But we've been doing fall crafts and activities and it's been tons o' fun!

Here's a wreath I made. It's an 18 inch grapevine wreath, wide ribbon from my stash (bought last year 80% off), and felt roses and leaves. Finding the felt was the hard part. Everything else was easy. If you want make one, you cut circles out of the felt, then cut a spiral shape, and roll it up. (Betz White has a fantastic tutorial on a project using these roses so head to her site to see pictures. And, obviously, hers are far more fabulous than mine!) The leaves are just hand cut. The orange, yellow, and darker green felt are from Weir Crafts, btw. I really love how this wreath turned out!

Here's another project. I saw this tutorial from Sparkle Studio on One Pretty Thing. I loved it! I even found some of the canvases in my craft room so that sealed the deal. I'm not 100% crazy about how it turned out. (And my picture is awful, sorry about that.) Next time, I will use a glue with a precision tip for the edges and that should help a lot! It was really fun so there will be a next time. :) I think once the kids are old enough to be trusted with glitter they would have lots of fun with this!

These pumpkin cream cheese muffins are so yummy! They'd make a great Thanksgiving morning breakfast!
Pumpkin pie playdough was a big hit here. One whole hour of quiet after I made it. Unheard of! The neighbor kids all liked it, too. (I bet peppermint playdough would be fun for winter! Or gingerbread. Mmm.)
I hope you're having a fun fall!