Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day! For all you Moms out there here is your project Roundup!

 Happy Mother's Day!

To all you fantastic, endless loving women who provide, care and love all your babies, little and grown! I love my Mom and now that I am older and have kids of my own I love them with all my heart too. I understand now what she went through raising me and I love her even more for it. Here is a Monther's Day Round Up for all you Mothers out there (and Grandmothers too)!

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Mother's Day Gift: 

Gift Bag Purse: For Mini Album (shown below)

Mini Album


 My Mom: Layout

In Loving Memory: Layout

Generations: Layout

Why God made Moms... according to 2nd graders...

This just got emailed to me and I thought I would share it in honor of all those Mothers out there.

WHY GOD MADE MOMS Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?

1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's mom like me.

What kind of a little girl was your mom?
1. My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my mom eats a lot
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between moms and dads?
1. Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friends.
4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mom perfect?

1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head. Photobucket
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Peacock Crafty Couture - Altered Dress, Crown, Wings & Articulated Tail

What better way to make a statement then a Peacock Couture Dress? There are so many parts and details to this Crafty Couture project I can't even try to share them all with you. This will be a fun photo heavy post so enjoy the eye candy.

The Dress

Tulip Fabric Paints, from I Love to Create were sued to distress the dress and to create a henna, mehendi inspired motif.


The Sash/pendant was created with May Arts Ribbons, Prima Marketing Flowers and peacock feathers. Held together with Helmar Adhesives.

Finished Sash/Pendant

Close up of the sash/pendant on the dress.

The Wings

The base of the wings were created with PVC piping and a custom harness so they float on the back of the person wearing them, they are not tied on in any way. Makes for a comfortable piece that is able to be worn all day without any strain on the shoulders, skin, or even back.

The harness was created in two parts. One part is very easily built into any dress or corset. This harness base is padded and can be worn all day. The second part is what the wings are build off of. This part slides into the base for a quick and easy dress/undress with the wings.

The wing decoration was created mainly with  May Arts Ribbons (some hand cut into gold feathers), feathers and Prima Marketing Flowers.

This photo is the back of the wings.

Details of the center back

Here is the front.

 The Articulated Tail

The tail was engineered with my own design. It moved freely to be fanned out like a live peacock on display then to lay down the back of the dress in a resting position like a dress train. It works with the pull of two strings. It was created with up-cycled items, netting, hardware and over 300 peacock feathers. Accented with May Arts Ribbons, Prima Marketing Flowers . 

Close up of the details on the back of the tail when open.

Close up of the top of the tail with the many smaller feathers.

The Crown

The crown consists of bits of metal Prima Marketing  findings, some Prima Marketing Flowers and a few wisps of gems on a string from May Arts Ribbons. 

Photo of the crown while adhesives were drying prior to shaping. 

The Entire Peacock Couture Creation: 

The outfit was created for Elena, from Charity Wings Art Center. She hosts a Live from CHA show every CHA event! 

The work being done over at Charity Wings Art Center is fantastic please make sure you check out their webstie and join up as a member for online classes and to help support the arts!

I hope you enjoyed this post and project details Have a wonderful day!. Have a wonderful day!

Please go vote for this project at The Craftys under Home Decor/DIY category. Don't forget to enter your project today, there are many categories!

Moon/Lunar Fairy - with articulated wings

Coordinator at Party Time Tuesdays

Monday, May 5, 2014

Happy Teacher's Appreciation Day! Cards, Gifts and Edibles! Roundup!

What a fun and wonderful thing to say thanks to those who educate the future of this country. Here are some projects that celebrate learning and appreciating those fantastic teachers!

Teachers are the BEST! Card

Today's Readers are Tomorrows Leaders - Crayon Melt Canvas

 Teacher's Altered Clip Boards

An Apple for the Teacher

Teacher Bookmark

Pencil Gift Box

 Altered Globe - Peace, Love, Hope, Joy, Happiness

Edible Gifts - Baskets of Apples

"Chalkboard" or "Blackboard" Cupcakes

 Number One Teacher
By Joanna Fuchs

I’m happy that you’re my teacher;
I enjoy each lesson you teach.
As my role model you inspire me
To dream and to work and to reach.
With your kindness you get my attention;
Every day you are planting a seed
Of curiosity and motivation
To know and to grow and succeed.
You help me fulfill my potential;
I’m thankful for all that you’ve done.
I admire you each day, and I just want to say,
As a teacher, you’re number one!

HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL YOU TEACHERS OUT THERE! Public, private or homeschooling, teaching adults, kids or special needs. We love you all!

#thankateacher #1teacher #lovetolearn
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Sunday, May 4, 2014

May the 4th be with you! - Star Wars Day

Hello Everyone! This is my 300th post! WOO HOO! It has been a long ride! Thank you all for joining me in my journey!

Days like today make me giggle. Today is the unofficial day of Star Wars, Star Wars Day! It is May the 4th...

May the 4th be with you!

 Here are a couple of my Star Wars posts from my son's Birthday party a few years ago.

The Party: Lego Star Wars Party 

(click for more party decor, food and more)

The Invitations: May the Force be with You!

 (click for more party decor, food and more)

Have a happy 4th of May! Remember tomorrow is ... "Revenge of the Fifth"

More Birthday Party Invitations I have created:

Boy Birthday Invitations:
- Minecraft Birtyday Party Invitations
- Harry Potter Hogwarts Invites
- Lego Bionicle Mask of Light

Girl's Birthday Invitations:
- Angelina Ballerina Birthday Party Invitations

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