Friday, December 13, 2013

Family Crafty Time Part 3

Somehow I didnt get pictures of anyones bottles but my own.
I need to add something to the top area...tie something around the neck of the bottle and maybe add some bells, an owl, or something.

Using Cricut Craftroom. There are so many cool Christmas images it was hard to pick what we we wanted to cut out of vinyl. 

My sister Allison wanted me to cut out a bunch of vinyl for her so I let her use the new Cricut Basic Toolset to get her vinyl off my mat. She tried out the spatula tool which prevents curling and tearing.

and the tweezer tool with the reverse grip. They take a little getting used to but I like them!

You can order this tool set from Cricut or I have also seen it at Michael's. It comes with:

Cricut® Tools Scissors with protective blade cover 
Cricut® Tools Tweezers 
Cricut® Tools Scraper 
Cricut® Tools Spatula 
Cricut® Tools Weeder 
Four interchangeable end caps

What fun project have you used your Cricut for lately?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Crafty Family Time Part 2

My mom completely surprised me by contributing a craft for us to do. I should mention that is was my mom, Allison and I and my sister in law McKayla doing these projects. Sadly Laura stayed in Utah because she was not feeling well and Julianne stayed in WA to have Thanksgiving there. My other sister in law , Tara, she and my brother went to her parents house. Arkansas is a real long way from Idaho and her parents live closer to where they live.

We were decorating Christmas ornaments.  There were lots of things to put inside the clear ones.

I put snow, cranberries and popcorn in this one

Concentrating


I love how this one turned out with glitter inside.

I used a different kind of glitter inside this ornament

Cool one my mom made. I didnt attempt to make this one. Sorta ran out of time!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Crafty Family Time Part 1

When I go to my parents house in Idaho I like to have mini Pinterest parties with my mom and whatever sisters are able to come. I call them 'mini' because pretty much everyone brings a craft. There are no Pinterest foods, decor or swag bags. Maybe someday because those parts are really fun too. Here are some random pictures of the crafting we did when I was in Idaho for Thanksgiving!

My sister Allison brought these frames

And we each got to pick one out to paint

She had lots of colors to choose from


We were not able to paint in the garage so we used the lawn instead.  It was pretty cold so the spray paint took awhile to dry.

After the frames dried my sister cut chicken wire and we used a staple gun to attach it to the frame. 

These will be turned into jewelry holders. Mine is not finished yet but when it is I will post a picture here and tweet and post this link again so you can all see the finished product.