Melted Crayon Pumpkin Tutorial

Final Melted Crayon Pumpkin

It’s one week until Halloween.  If you are looking for a fun project to do with the kids that’s a little different than the traditional  pumpkin carving–then this is your answer!  These Melted Crayon Pumpkins are super easy and are so cool to create. The supplies you’ll want are: White or Tiger Striped Pumpkin (or … Read more Melted Crayon Pumpkin Tutorial

How to Create Dixie Cup Party Lights

Dixie Cup Party Lights

Dixie Cup Party Lights

If you stopped by our Close To My Heart Scrapbook Expo booth in Santa Clara, CA this past August, you would have seen these Dixie Cup Party Lights I made and strung across our booth.  I had every intention of posting instructions (they are really quite simple!) shortly after the event, but life somehow always gets in the way! But I decided it’s better late than never, right?!

Dixie Cup

STEP 1: Gather enough Dixie Cups to cover your strand of lights–plus 1 extra (for the template!)

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How to Make a 4th of July Pinwheel

Exotic Flower Pinwheel

Happy 4th of July!  How about making a fun and festive pinwheel?!?  The perfect DIY project for the 4th of July (or an average summer day!)

Exotic Flower Pinwheel

The key is to always start with a square.  I used Close To My Heart’s Exotic Flower Hostess Stamp Set (B1477) since it is a perfect square.  To make this project interesting, I decided to use a piece of transparency rather than cardstock.  I stamped the image using Black StazOn ink (Z888.)  Then I flipped the piece over and colored in the image using ShinHan’s Warm Grey (Z2468), Carmine (Z2448) and Marine Blue (Z2458) Markers.

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End of Soccer Season Gifts

It’s official, the Fall Soccer Season is over.  Phew, we made it!  I’m excited to have my Saturdays back as well as my Wednesday and Thursday late afternoon/evenings back, too (at least until Spring time!)  My son’s coach asked me if I could make up the End-of-the-Season Gifts for each of the players on the … Read more End of Soccer Season Gifts

Pirate Birthday Party Favors

  It’s a Pirate Birthday Party for my twins this year. First of all, I’m shocked that I’m still able to do a joint party–since they are boy/girl twins.  But more shocking to me is that my daughter is the one who chose this year’s theme!  My son was more than happy to go along … Read more Pirate Birthday Party Favors

Kindergarten Graduation

I know, I know school is just beginning so why the heck am I doing a post about graduation now?  Well, truth be told, the summer just flew by before I could even stop and think about sharing all the great ideas we did at our Kindergarten Graduation Party last spring.  But they were so … Read more Kindergarten Graduation

It’s a Girl Baby Shower

Baby Girl Diaper Cake

  For the past couple of weeks I’ve been coordinating and preparing for a baby shower for our Kindergarten teacher.  She is expecting her first child…a little baby girl.  The first thing to do was to make the classic gift…a Diaper Cake!  We were able to get several of the smaller items on her registry … Read more It’s a Girl Baby Shower

Piece of Cake with Cricut Artiste

Making fun 3-D projects truly is a piece of cake with CTMH’s *NEW* Cricut Artiste cartridge! At last weekend’s Holiday Extravaganza, we had a whole cake made up of these darling & tasty (inside there were yummy homemade truffles!) cake slices.  If you were lucky enough to attend and get a slice…congrats!  If not, there’s … Read more Piece of Cake with Cricut Artiste

Carnival Party: Fish in a Bag Soap

This past weekend my son and daughter turned 6-years-old.  I truly thought my days of being able to do a joint themed birthday party for them was going to be over by now.  I mean how can you get a totally girly-girl who loves pink, princesses and all things frilly to agree with a boy … Read more Carnival Party: Fish in a Bag Soap

Space Party Using Moonlight Papers & Cricut Artiste

Part of what CTMH wanted me to accomplish while teaching at Convention this year was to show other uses for our *NEW* Halloween-themed paper Moonlight.  One of the things I chose to do was create a Space Birthday Party which focused on the greens and purples of the paper packet.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t lucky enough … Read more Space Party Using Moonlight Papers & Cricut Artiste

Create a Space Party with CTMH’s Cricut Artiste

Create a space-themed party for all the little astronauts in your life.  It’s simple using Close To My Heart’s Cricut Artiste Collection and the My Acrylix Outta This World Stamp Set! Be sure to stop back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing my spin on using the “Birthday Boy” key found on the *NEW* Artiste cartridge.

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