Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Here are some more of our Disney Countdown gifts. If you didn't see my post about that click here.
The kids loved these. I filled the pencil cases with crayons and pencils and they had them out on the plane and during down time on our trip.
Posted by Crafting Misfit at 9:16 PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
*****THIS CONTEST ENDED AND WINNER HAS BEEN POSTED*****
Yep, I am about to bribe you! Seriously.
My son is playing in a caption contest on FB to visit a hotel he has stayed at once and totally fell in love with. He wants to go back in the worst way. He has 2 hours left to win by having people like his comment on FB.
WIll you go like it for him?! PLEASE.
Come back here and leave a comment and tell me you liked it. Then I will spend a special something to a random commenter! Remember this ends in 2 hours!!!!
THIS GOES UNTIL 8 TONIGHT. MY SON IS 22 VOTES BEHIND HELP US OUT!!!
PLEASE ALSO HELP BY PASSING THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS.
He is REALLY wanting to win this and someone has pulled quite far ahead of him! You can NOT click like on the photo. You have to go down to his comment (posted under "Rebecca Beesley Henry") and click like. His was "Do I look fat in this dress?" Please like his comment. Contest ends Weds at 8 so he is running out of time! The comment you are looking for is near the end of the comments on the pic. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. IT WILL NOT COUNT IF YOU LIKE THE PIC YOU MUST LIKE THE COMMENT! Thanks :)
GO TO THIS LINK TO FIND HIS COMMENT "DO I LOOK FAT IN THIS DRESS?"
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PS SEND FRIENDS AND I WILL GIVE YOU AN EXTRA CHANCE FOR EVERY FRIEND YOU SEND!
GO TO THIS LINK TO FIND HIS COMMENT "DO I LOOK FAT IN THIS DRESS?"
Posted by Crafting Misfit at 6:12 PM
Monday, March 19, 2012
So my inspiration for this card came from Pinterest. I clicked through and went to a really cool blog. Going Buggy is the blog. WOW. Really just amazing work. Check out the card she has there and then check out her million other fabulous projects. The woman has talent!
Well, my cousin and his wife are naming their baby Adam so I thought it would be fun to write Adam instead of "BABY."
I have a few how to like things here but it is super simple without my ranting!
|I scored it using my Martha Stewart scoring board. If you don't have one put your stuff down and go buy one. No, seriously, now. Your life just becomes simpler!|
I inked up the edges on the small blue pieces I was setting inside the card with Tim Holtz distress ink. Another must have item!
Voila, one demon possessed bear. I am still learning the use of flocking and I think giving him the beady eyes just reminded me too much of a dirty man with beady eyes. Maybe I am just weird. I will say, I bought the brown flocking powder once when it was a good deal. I said to my daughter "look we can make a teddy bear with this." I can't even tell you how long ago that was but when I needed it to do this bear I had it, therefore justifying my ridiculous stash of good deals.
As always, thanks for looking! I would love to hear how much you loved Going Buggy's blog when you visit her! Tell her I sent you!
Getting my challenge on:
Sunday, March 18, 2012
WARNING: THIS POST HAS LOTS OF PICS HERE AND AT THE END AND MAY TAKE SOMETIME TO LOAD. IF YOU WANT A GOOD LAUGH AT MY EXPENSE IT IS WORTH THE WAIT TO READ HOW I FELT ABOUT THE PROCESS ;)
So, forever I have been BEGGING my husband to allow me to paint the kitchen cabinets. He is oldschool and firmly believes paint does not belong on wood, no way no how. He would rather see nastiness then give in to his way of thinking.
I had watched videos and blogs about the Rustoleum kit. Some of it I would agree with after doing it some of it not. I will give you some candid thoughts in a bit. So we were in Lowes and my husband was in a good mood and said to just buy the kit. Now, I am NOT a stupid woman. I immediately put the kit in my cart, had it tinted, and checked out. No turning back now. He was headed out of town on business a couple weeks later and I knew I would be working on my cabinets then.
To tell you how many hours I put into this project would only depress you. They make it sound like it is a weekend project. Yeah, right- maybe if you are super talented in the area of home improvement and have some miracle trick to make paint dry a hell of a lot faster. I was at this for a couple of weeks. Granted I work a day job, a part part (yes the part is twice because I don't work THAT much) time job, raise 2 kids and husband, and have other volunteer commitments.
I tried laying a drop cloth out on the floor to do this. Then lay all the cabinets down there. I really didn't have a place in the winter where I could put them up. Yeah, don't do it on the floor. My butt is large, my legs are chunky, and the last time I did squats to exercise I cried for a week. So, doing this up down thing off the floor was a NIGHTMARE. No seriously, I had nightmares. Did I mention that I could hardly walk at work for a week? Then an important thing to remember paint drips and pools so you even get to do some steps twice. How fun is that?! yep, you guessed it- not fun at all. By the end I saw a nervous breakdown in my future. Good thing I drink wine!
Was it worth it? You tell me...
I am entering this into a linky party at Passionately artistic
Posted by Crafting Misfit at 12:28 AM
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Did you see my Disney Countdown post? These water bottles were one of the "magic" gifts mentioned in that post.
In my experience there are 2 types of people who don't throw away anything and buy random crap that is under $1 because you never know when you will need it. Teachers and crafters. Well, I am both so I couldn't pass these up when I saw them on clearance for 25 cents. Of course, that was a couple of years ago and they have been in my "to craft someday" drawer.
I used vinyl scraps and cut the letters and the Mickey heads from the Mickey font cartridge. The Disney water bottles I saw at Target were $9 each so I was pretty happy with this money saving way. My kids LOVED them. They carried them all through the airport and have used them some in their lunches since our return. :)
Thanks for visiting! I would love to see what you have done with water bottles if you have something on your blog!
Posted by Crafting Misfit at 7:08 AM
Thursday, March 15, 2012
In the days days leading up to Disney we did our countdown. On Day 10 we created a countdown calendar together. My kids LOVE crafting with me and I think it is awesome how much they get into it.
Each day we taped a new number and Mickey Ears to our countdown frame. On the inside are the ears and paper. I made it in a 12x12 frame and now that we are back we will put a picture from our trip inside the frame on the Mickey head.
Each day there was a gift with the number of our countdown day on it. Gifts started on day 9. Some gifts had Mickey heads and no numbers. Those were "magic" gifts. If the kids were "magical" that day or did something special they got a "magic" gift. Turns out that was one heck of a way to encourage good behavior before heading south!
I spent very little on the gifts. The Dollar Tree has an amazing amount of Mickey stuff! The gifts were either Disney themed or something for the trip. Here is what the gifts were (not in the right order of giving.)
* Disney word search books from Dollar Tree
* Disney night lights from Dollar Tree
* Disney luggage tags- sent to us free from Disney after booking the trip
* A journal that I made Mickey heads on (I will post on this later in the week)
* Pencil cases I made Disneyish (I will post those later this week)
* Clearance water bottles I got for 25 cents that I Disneyized (See post later this week)
* Disney yoyos from Dollar Tree
* Disney keychains that I had in a stash of random gifts I keep in a box that I buy on clearnace throughout the year
* Disney fruit snacks
* Pirate teeth candy- we were getting Pirate makeovers when we got there courtesy of Santa
* Disney candy from Dollar Tree
* Disney coloring books again, Dollar Tree
* Gum for the plane
* Stickers to use for scrapbooking the photos on our return
* Drink mix packets to use with water in the water bottles
Thanks for looking! I would love to hear from you on how you have done countdowns for fun things!
Celebrate the Occasion- must use metal- it is in a metal frame!
DYSU- they want to see our favorite color. I have different favorites for different things. However, anything in red makes me smile!
Posted by Crafting Misfit at 10:26 AM