Friday, September 30, 2011

True Love Layout




I made this layout using The Robins Nest products. Please visit their Blog to see how!

~ Michelle Cummings

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Star Wars day at Lego land

This past summer we went to Lego Land for a Star Wars day fun. Dyllan dressed up as a Jedi to show his true Jedi spirit. Here are some of the things we saw during the day....

 

 













Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kids Cuffs made with fabric scraps



Last year for Dyllan's last day of school, I used up some of my fabric scraps and some elastic to make cuffs for the kids. The rainbow cuffs were for the girls and the red/black ones, for the boys. It was such a easy thing to do and as far as I know, the kids liked the gift.
So, what do you like to make with your fabric scraps?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Kids CraftTotem Poles

Recently I was at a all day craft event held at a community center in a mobile home park. Every month the owners wife decorates the room with art she makes with the kids. I love what she did, making these totem poles. She draws the faces and lets the kids color them in.Then she layers paper plates in between them on a rod of PVC.
 This would be a great craft to do with kids on a rainy afternoon!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A "Practical Magic" Blog Party!

Today is the 2nd annual Practical Magic blog party! 
The basics of the party is to celebrate our love of the movie "Practical Magic"
I don't know about you, but I love every bit of that movie, from start to finish. 
So for the blog hop I created a special crown to wear in case I were to be invited to tea with the characters from the movie.


 Here is my crown, so sparkly and true...
Ready to wear when I have my tea...
Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog.
Adder's fork and blind worm's sting,
Barbados lime is just the thing.
Cragged salt like a sailor's stubble!
Flip the switch and let the cauldron bubble!
 My tea cup,  brimming with love spells and secret notions...or was it some Midnight Margarita's? :)
In Blender With Ice add
1 oz Tequila Premium
1/2 oz Hiram Walker Blue Curacao
1 1/2 oz Sweet/Sour Mix
Blend and Strain
Garnish: Lime Slice


 What giddy secret magic will my crown grant me?...
A wonderful tea party was had, thank you for coming by!
Lets continue on shall we?...
Visit Frosted Petunias post...to see who's recently joined the hop or take your chances by browsing the "coven's" list , located on Frosted petunias left side bar.

Happy Autumn!
Comments welcome!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Festive Christmas "Card" Blog Hop!

 This week for the Festive Christmas Christmas Card "Blog Hop", I played around with some embossing fun!
Materials used: Embossing ink pad, a cornstarch pouch, heat tool,  inks, favorite stamps, a heat proof surface such as the cork backing of a hard place mat, embossing powder/glitter, glitter glues, vintage trim, and a pencil with a unused erasure, foam tape, favorite adhesive.
Juice up your embossing pad and prime your pencil erasure. Simply rub it across a patch of carpet until it does not have a hard surface. (remember doing this in High School)? 
Rub your starch pouch on the paper, it will help deter stray  emboss granules.
Then stamp your pencil erasure into the emboss pad and then onto the paper. After 4-5 stampings, quickly sprinkle with choice of embossing powder/glitter. Continue this routine until you've done all your stamping.
Shake off the excess powder back into your container. If you used more than one color of embossing powder and they start to mix, pour it into a  baggy or other container to use on a later project. :) 
Heat dots with your heating tool and then set aside to cool while you work on the rest of the craft.
I layered my cards with foam tape, stamped the candy with embossing powder, then cut them out and added them with foam tape as well. I glittered the edges of the card layers with glitter glue and added some fabric  

and vintage trim. Including the time for the embossing, this card was made in 15 minutes, tops.

If you liked this card, please leave me a comment and then continue along on the "Hop" with the rest of the participants.  You can start with #1 or go #13 Diane W. Tuggle - she is after Me.  Some of the participants are having giveaways on their blog! 
Happy Blog Hopping!


  1. Terri Sproul 
  2. Chris Hurley  
  3. Cheryl Lindsay  
  4.  Amanda Marks  
  5. Brenda Lee Burfeind 
  6.  Angela Bodas  
  7. Becky Conley 
  8. Leslie-Rahye 
  9. Laura Fisher 
  10. The Robin’s nest  
  11. Carol Berns  
  12. Michelle Cummings  
  13.  Diane W. Tuggle  
  14.  Debra Buckland  
  15. Yolanda Anthony  
  16. Maria Chuy Soto 
  17.  Laura Davidson 

Stamp Camp "Cards" Inspiration

  
Every month I get together with a amazing group of ladies. All of them are dedicated card makers/ stampers. Usually we have a themed card swap, but this month we did something different. Each of us brought a stamp from home that we have never used and swapped it. The stamp we did get, we took home, and made a card or two with it. Then we gave the stamp and the creations back to it's owner so they would be newly inspired to use their stamp. 
I swapped out this peacock stamp from a Fiskars acrylic stamp set. And (above) is the card someone created for me!

Here are some more amazing card creations from swapped stamps!











 This next one is the one I created. :)
 Before our little meeting starts, some of the ladies bring cards and tags that have made since the last meeting and pass them around like a "show and tell"
 



See more "Stamp Camp" card inspiration here!

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