Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Domino Magnets

I found myself in need of some quick gift ideas. Then I ran across these on the CTMH bulletin board. I had to try my hand at them. They were super easy to make as well. I think I am in love with Stazon inks lol 

Quick instructions...

Stazon Ink pad
Versamark (or embossing ink pad)
Embossing powder
Modpoge or other sealer
Makeup sponge
An adhesive for plastics (I used Amazing Goop)

Stamp directly onto the domino with Stazon.

Press the stamped domino onto the versamark pad.

Apply chalk by dabbing it onto the stamped image. Do not wipe, it will wipe the versamrk off the domino. And that is what it holding the ink to it.

Press the domino into an embossing pad then cover with embossing powder and heat set.

With a make up wedge sponge apply the sealer to the the domino and let dry.

Attach a magnet to the domino using the adhesive.

See like I said pretty simple. You can add glitter or micro beads to these as well. Get creative!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Swaddle Pod

A friend was given something similar to this for her new baby. Since I have one on the way myself I was intrigued but this little number. So She sent me pictures and without anything else, I made my own pattern and came up with this. I can't wait for my little girl to be born so I can use this. I think I may do another with terry for the inside and use it after bath time. This one has a flannel shell and fleece inside. It turned out pretty good for my trial run at it. And I had never done button holes before. So I am pretty pleased with myself lol Sorry I don't have a real baby to show it off. My daughter's doll will have to do for now.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I won!

Ok, so this may not be as exciting to some of you as it is to me. But I never win anything. I have been doing the Great Diaper Hunt and one of the sponsors A.B. Baby Boutique had a great hunt for that little icon. And on their blog they were doing a drawing for a very cute keyring. Anyone who was participating in the hunt and left a comment on the blog was entered into a drawing. It was that simple, I left a comment, and I won an adorable wristlet keyring. I of course picked the Butterfly one, since it has pink in it LOL

Friday, November 7, 2008

Earth, Fire, Wind, Water

Well sort of LOL It does have water animals, fire, dragonflies (air?), shirts are made of cotton right (earth) All joking aside... This is another quilt I made. Just finished it. Again not sure if I wanna keep it or get rid of it. Why does that always happen?!  

Butterflies Everywhere!

So lately I have been taking a break from paper crafts. I found a very cool website and discussion forum called Sewing Mamas. It is a fantastic place to share ideas, tutorials, tips, and projects with other women who sew. I pulled out all of my fabric and got the sewing bug. This morning I finished up the edges on a quilt. I know it is rather basic, but I have not sewn a quilt in quite some time, so simple was the best way for me to make it, and not mess it up. It is rather girly and full of butterflies. I had planned on selling it or using it as a gift. But it is too darn cute. I am now thinking I may keep it for the baby. LOL What do you think?   

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Let's have a little Fun with Food!

Who doesn't enjoy food? And wouldn't $500 in groceries be nice? Well Prego and 5 Minutes For Mom have teamed up to give someone just that. It's a photo contest to show fun with food. And the winner gets $500 in groceries! 

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


My friend Crystal has been working on some really cute bookmarks lately. She put what she has on hand on her etsy store. If you know a reader who would enjoy a sweet little gift, check out her store. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16951104 I can't wait to see what else she comes up with!