Kid Crafts

This was a quick project I threw together while the kids were eating lunch today.

Pre-heat the oven to 265 degrees F. Cut up the crayons that my little princess loves to unwrap and break. Grouped them in some color groups in silicone mini-muffin cups and placed them on a cookie sheet. 6-8 minutes later the wax was melted and I removed the tray from the oven. After they felt cool to the touch, I placed them in the freezer for about 5 minutes to help the silicone release. Kids had a lot of fun experimenting with different ways to color with them. Only kept my 4 amused for about a half an hour, but hey, it was the quietest 30 minutes of my day!


CPR for blogs...

Yep, it's been so long this blog needs to be resuscitated. You see, the problem with having a "crafty" blog and making it public is that at some point, usually around holiday seasons or other gift giving occasions, you must be very careful what you publish. And if you are like me, if you are crafting like a mad woman into the wee hours of the morning, you frequently forget to snap those oh so important photos of the FO (finished object)! Yep... once again I fell victim to this during the handmade holiday season. Luckily I managed to snap a few photos after the unveiling and I hope to share them with you over the next few days.

Also, I've hopped back into some digi-scrapping again and I'm blessed to be a member of Nikki Painter's creative team, for her shop over at Faith Sisters. So I thought I'd share a new(ish) layout.
You know I love templates, because they just make it go even faster & help you get the big idea down so you can move onto the details of the page. This template happens to be made by TaylorMade designs over at Oscraps. The kit is Nikki's All Things Good, which has some fabulous bright colors perfect for children!


Saturday 11 a.m.

So, I haven't posted here in a while because... well I love photos. I haven't scrapped in a while because life EXPLODED on me, and I couldn't post any new photos of yarn projects because I lost the cable to download from my digi-camera for a couple of weeks. Luckily, I found it & I'll post some pics, hopefully next week.

In the meantime, it's Saturday, so I'm clicking around the net. Started at CraftStylish this morning with an interesting video lesson on resin. I've seen it before on DIY network shows, but I'm working my way through the 3 part series (between 'bouts of boys running laps through the house, which makes it impossible to hear). So far, really cool. How to make resin jewlery video

Then I went over to my favorite scrapping site Faith Sisters. I can't believe in all this weekend's IRL activities, I nearly forgot the Birthday Bash Crop. So now I'm posting your official invitation to join me.

Join Faith Sisters for our
Birthday Bash Cyber Crop!

Who: YOU are invited!
When: September 26-28th
What: Challenges, Prizes (traditional and digital,) Sales,
Chats, New Goodies and MORE!
Where: www.FaithSisters.com
Why: To celebrate our 1 year birthday!

Earn points toward winning prizes by doing challenges, purchasing digi kits from our shop, and more! Earn an EXTRA 5 Points for inviting a NEW friend to the crop and have them sign up and participate in the forum!

Now my Mac, Wacom, chocolate raspberry tea & I are going to get our scrap on.


Something I'm considering...

It's been SO long since I've done a CT. About 2 years ago I had to resign from a couple I was on because it was just too much with the 4 kids so little. My heart wants to apply, but I'm trying to decide if it would be wise. Then there's always the, what if I apply & don't make it issue???

Anyway, if you are reading this I'm sure you have similar interests & would love to be part of this online community, so CHECK THIS OUT:

Did I mention several of the ladies are not only scrapbookers, but knitters as well? I think even a few crocheters (is that even a word?).


Two for two

That's right, another page! W00t!
Credits: Paisley brush by Genevieve Sass; Guitar pick (recolored) by Sara Carling


Believe it or not...

I actually scrapped today! Being down 2 children helps a bit. Plus templates make life easy. It was for a challenge at OScraps to re-scrap an old layout. This is one of my fav photos from our wedding & the Hall & Oates lyrics are to the song that currently plays when DH calls my cell. (He made the ringtone for me, how sweet, eh?)

Template was a blog freebie a while back from TaylorMade Designs. Blue paper from Genevieve Sass.