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Monday, October 27, 2014

Stars and Clouds Mobile

Hey beautiful crafters!

So the daughter and I decided to make something together for her room. We went to Ppbn designs and found the perfect files. 

Moon Stars and Clouds was shaped to two variegating sizes. 

We then taped them onto some twine and strung them up from the ceiling. She wanted a fun little mobile and it came out really cute. The only thing I would do differently is go outside get a stick from an old tree branch and use that to adhere all the strings onto. It would probably be sturdier than our method. ;)

Hope you are all having a fabulous week!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Quick and Easy Halloween treats!

Hi beautiful crafters!

I'm here to share with you all a super quick and easy project for a teacher/class room gift this Halloween. 

I wanted something that I could whip up a few fairly quickly and not be devastated when they rip the boxes open, grab the goodies and throw the boxes away. YUP It happens. ;/

I used a fun die to cut out the boxes but you can use your electronic cutting machine and cut out any box really. Used a few circle dies and layered the circle and then used the ADORABLE Spooktacular Stamp set from Pretty Cute Stamps, fill with some goodies and BAM all done!



Hope you all have a super crafty day!!!

Adventure Time Crafts_AMAZING read!

I have to say my kids are enamored with Adventure Time. Although I'm not a huge fan of the show any excuse to craft for the kiddos is a good excuse to me.  So I went ahead and picked out this book from Blogging for Books for this review. The kids and I love it! It has some of the coolest crafts featuring Adventure time themes. Honestly, most of the projects can be altered to include more versatility than just being "Adventure Time" themed. I volunteer some time teaching art at the kiddos school and I will definitely be incorporating some of these ideas. I'm sure all the kids will love them!

This is a great book for all ages. I especially loved that the projects weren't singular crafts. For example, there are projects to knit, crochet, paint, shrink a dink, nail art; it pretty much covers all of the crafty base. I can't say enough good about this book. I really thoroughly enjoyed reading through it. To be honest I am currently working on the Crochet Homies Cozies pattern included in the book and I'm typing this review with my freshly painted OH MY GLOB, Nail art! Yup TONS of great ideas!!!
 
 
With Jake the dog and Finn the human, the crafts will never end! Learn how to stitch, paint, sculpt, and crochet more than 23 projects featuring your favorite Adventure Time™ characters. You'll find designs by fans just like you for plush toys, chic jewelry, crafty home decor, and stylish fashions straight from the Candy Kingdom:

* Reversible Jake/Cake Plush
* Marceline's Axe
* Bubblegum's Like-Like Sweater
* Peppermint Butler Pillow
* Oh My Glob, Nail Art!
* Fionna and Finn Hats
* BMO's 8-Bit Fuse Bead Coasters

And so much more! What the lump are you waiting for? It's time to D.I.Y.!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pretty Cute Stamps Blog Hop Time!!!!

Hey beautiful crafters!!! 

 It's that time again! I can't believe it is already Thanksgiving & Christmas planning time! UGH I'm behind, I think. 

If you are ready to get started on your Thanksgiving and Christmas cards & projects you are in the right place. We have an incredible blog hop going on and if you just happened upon my blog you'll want to start at the beginning over at the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog. If you got here from Kendra's Awesome Blog then you are in the right place. ;)

Each stop along the way is featuring the October NEW releases of the adorable and Pretty Cute Stamps you see here!

Well to get Thanksgiving (and the month of November) kicked off to a good start I made a little gift for my kiddos.

"The 6 days of giving"


Now you may be wondering why 6 days? I just made it up. I was going for 10 but then I realized a few of the ideas that I gave the kids would last more than a day. Each envelope includes a service our family can do for someone else or another family. They include hand written notes that pertain to the saying on the outside.

Gobble Gobble- "Create an entire meal for a family in need"
Thankful for YOU- "Write a letter and tell someone how grateful you are for them and why"
Happy Turkey Day- "Show your appreciation and share the Thanksgiving spirit by creating a home decor item for a nursing home or the Children's Hospital" (some of you may know that our baby boy spent some time in the Children's hospital last year. Our family has a new found appreciation for the volunteers there.)
You're such a Turkey!- "Be sure to make someone laugh today. Play, Enjoy, and be Grateful!"
Gobble 'til you wobble- "Make a desert for a family in need (brownies, cookies etc)"
Happy Thanksgiving- "Offer services to a family in need. Think raking leaves, doing dishes, vacuuming the house, etc." 

Now of course you can alter these to suit your family and ages of those offering service but these will work wonderfully for our family! 

To make everything in this set I used the Turkey Time Stamp set.

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 Gift Certificate to the PCS Store.

For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog.
For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Cute Stamps on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps Mailing List. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Friday, October 24.

ALL New Releases will be on sale through October 28 (that's my birthday) and you can save even more by purchasing the October 2014 Stamp Bundle.

Next up is Dawn's fabulous blog.

And here is the list in case you get lost along the way. ;)
Lisa: http://prettycutestampsblog.blogspot.com/
Kendra: http://www.inkinitupwithkendra.blogspot.com/
Raven: http://www.love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Dawn: http://www.dawnmercedes.blogspot.com/
Karla: http://creative-love-affair.blogspot.ca/

Thank you all so much for stopping by! I LOVE reading your comments and visiting your blogs too so please be sure to leave me a link to your blog!!! :D

Hugs & Creative Blessings,
Raven

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dear Santa,


Dearest Santa,
All I want for Christmas is...
Ink
Paper
&
Pretty Please &Thank you!

Right! Wouldn't that just be a perfect list. And if you haven't written it yet be sure to pick up a few sets of Pretty Cute Stamps for stocking stuffers, for yourself (of course) and a few as gifts. 

The design team has created some really fun projects using the uber adorable October Release. Please be sure to visit us often as we will be showcasing new stamps all week up until the blog hop. 

Without further ado, my project...


I used a really cute set that I had to create a folder and placed "project life" style cards inside. This will be gifted in a December daily kit. I can't share the rest of that kit with you just yet but hang on to your britches its coming soon. 

 The inside. 

 A close up of the cutie pie Santa. Isn't he adorable?!?!?! Love him!

 3 Christmas lists


And two extra filler cards. 

Thank you all so much for stopping by! Be sure to come on back tomorrow as another awesome project will be posted for your viewing pleasure!

Hugs and Creative Blessings,
Raven

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Getting Etchy

Hey beautiful crafters!

I've been wanting to do a glass etch project for a while now. So I pulled out the ol' Armor etch and got to work on an old Ragu jar. I can't get rid of glass; I'm a hoarder like that! 

So with the lid I just used some left over spray paint from my daughters room. Then I mod podged the entire thing and sprinkled glitter on the lid. 

Then using the Mouse Ears file and some vinyl I cut out the head. Adhered the negative and put Armor Etch all over using a pretty thick coat. I waited 5 minutes and then cleaned the etch off and voila! 


I super love this project. It would make an adorable gift if you do an orange lid and use the 

Mouse Ghost!

Wouldn't that be adorable!

That's all she wrote yall hope you have a blessed day!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Knockout Knits by Laura Nelkin

I've recently gotten back into knitting and this is such a beautifully illustrated book. The projects are adorable and I've already begun making the beaded gloves. This is my first time attempting beaded anything and the way the directions are written are so clear and precise. I have to say though my favorite part of this book is the accessories. I've scoured the internet for delicate bracelets, necklaces and the like to give as Christmas and Birthday gifts and this book takes the cake. Some of my favorites include the cuffs, the adorable fingerless gloves, the boot cuffs and the tam. This is a must buy for beginner or novice knitters with the versatility of projects available. The key at the end of the book gives such clear directions you will be knitting like a pro in no time if you are new to the game.
I thoroughly loved all the projects in this book. I would recommend to any knitter.


I received this book from http://www.bloggingforbooks.org/ for free in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pilgrim Boy

Hey beautiful crafters! I am so glad you stopped by today. I have a really fun card I made using the Pilgrim Boy SVG file from ppbndesigns.

I love this little guy I actually cut out three of them at the same time because I was going to use them to decorate our table for Thanksgiving. I may still end up doing that...I'll keep you posted. In the meantime here is a fun card I made. 


Thank you again for stopping by hope you have a beautiful Tuesday!
Hugs & Creative Blessings,
Raven

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Zombie Love!

Hi beautiful crafters!

I'm stopping in to share a fun zombie card with you all. I used the uber cute Zombie Love file to cut her out and then I used a face stamp. 


Sending Love & Creative Blessings,
Raven


Monday, September 29, 2014

BOO

Hey beautiful crafters! I am so glad to be sharing with you all a project I made using the adorable (and if you read my sneak peek post you know) and my favorite stamp set, "spooktacular". 

I made some super cute ghost earrings for my niece to wear this holiday season. 


This stamp set is currently at the Pretty Cute Stamps website. Be sure to check out the other September releases as well as they are all super!