Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Advent Calendar

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Barbie Picture Frames

Look what my Mom made for Emma!! These are so cute!! All you need is a picture frame, scrapbook paper and some vintage doll clothes.

Homemade Journals

I modge podged paper onto a jar for our journal jars. It took too long to do, so that's why we went with the flower jars. :)

Here's my journal :)


*Scrapbook paper

*A Cricket machine (Cut out letter's)

*Modge Podge

*Glitter Glue (optional)


How to:

1.Trace a piece of scrapbook paper on the notepad

2.Glue on the modge podge and place your traced paper on it. Let it dry and give it one more coat of modge podge.

3.Cut out a saying or just your name on your cricket machine and glue it on with a glue stick.

4. Cover it one more time with modge podge and let it dry.

5. Use your glitter glue on your name and whatever else you'd like to put glitter glue on.

I can't wait to start using my homemade journal and journal jar :) You can find journal jar questions on Google.

Journal Jars

My Mom and I are doing a 12 days of Christmas for our family and a family in need of a little Christmas cheer. I am so excited!!! Anyways, for the third day of Christmas, we are giving the family and ours a homemade journal and a journal jar. I wanted the journal jar to look really cute. So I googled journal jar and found this website: This website is great it even shows you how to make the roses :)

Have fun making yours!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Movie Buckets for Christmas

About 10 years ago, my mom started making these for us for Christmas. We each get a movie bucket with our favorite movie, treat and drinks!! We all love it so much!! :) For the children, to make it more exciting we have added a toy. This year we chose for Emma the new Tinkerbell movie and a Tinkerbell doll. For Luke's movie bucket, we go him "How to Train your Dragon" and a adorable dragon figure. My camera's batteries died on me, so I didn't get a chance to take a picture of Luke's :( His is so cute!! I will add a picture of his later. I'm so excited for Emma and Luke to get their movie bucket this year!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas frame

Cookie Sheet Advent Calendar

Here is the lovely Heather Mellstrom's Calendar!!!! She is so talented :)
And here is the also very lovely Teresa Mcfayden's calendar. Also very talented :)
And here is my calendar :) I am really happy on how it turned out!!!

I have been wanting to make this advent calendar for the longest time!!! My inspiration for making this calendar was Teresa Mcfayden and The Paper Princess Chronicles blog. Both of them made the CUTEST advent calendars EVER!!!! I'm so happy with the way it turned out :) Big thank you to both of these talented ladies for inspiring me with my calendar.


*Magnets (Micheal's)
*Modge Podge (Micheal's)
*Scrapbook paper (Micheal's)
*Jewels (Micheal's)
*Bottle Caps (I used pop can bottle caps at the grocery store)
*Glitter Glue (Dollar Store)
*Cookie Sheet (Dollar Store)
*Bell (Dollar Store)
*Santa embellishment (Dollar store greeting card 50 cents)
How to:
* Print your numbers on your scrapbook paper and place magnetic strips on the back of your numbers.
*Make a grid of 6x5 on your printer
*Glue your grid on your cookie sheet
*Glue your two half strips of paper on the top and bottom of your calendar
*Make a swag banner that says Christmas on one of them and Countdown on the other one. Glitter glue the edge of your banners.
*Cut out your greeting card and glitter glue it.
*Use pop dots to adhere the banners and your embellishment.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thrifty Christmas Gift

1. Glitter Glue ($1) You can find this at the Dollar Store.
2. Happy Holidays Snowman Sign ($1) Dollar Store

How to: Take your sign and turn it into a Glitter Winter Wonderland Sensation!!! Use Red and Silver :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Marble Magnets

*Modge Podge (Glossy)
* Glass marbles (They are by the flower stuff at Micheals)

How to:
1. Paint your marble with the modge podge
2. Adhere it to your scrapbook paper of choice or a cute picture. You could even use fabric!!
3. Let it dry and then cute around marble.
4. Last but not least adhere the magnet to the back of your marble with modge podge.

Picture one's
Copy and paste your picture on a word document. Shrink it to marble size, and print on white card-stock.

Neighbor Gift Idea

Sugar cookie mix and a cookie cutter:

Materials: Cookie mix (Walmart for a $1)
Christmas cookie cutter, hole punch and ribbon.

“Everyone needs a little extra dough for Christmas” (Print this on cardstock.)

Homemade Chipboard book



You can find this chipboard books for a real good price. I think I found mine at Target in the dollar bin. These are a fun thing to give to Grandma's and Grandpa's.