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Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark

It’s time for Craft Lightning again!   I love quick and easy crafts and there are some great ones that can be done in 15 minutes or less.   The theme of this Craft Lightning is Mother’s Day!   As a mother, I love getting little handmade gifts from my boys.

For my Craft Lightning craft, I did a Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark using Eileen Hull’s Pansy Flower die (which I am obsessed with) and Kunin Felt!  

Materials Used:

  • 12” x 18” craft cut of Kunin Premiumfelt™ (1) Violet Sky, (1) Olive, (1) Candy Pink
  • Ellison/Sizzix Die Cut Machine with cutting pads
  • Eileen Hull’s Pansy Flower and Leaf dies from Sizzix
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Buttons

How to make it:

  1. Cut your felt pieces using the Sizzix/Ellison die cutting machine, cutting pads and the flower and leaf dies.

  1. Using a hot glue gun, layer the flower petals and glue them together in the center.
  1. Glue the leaves to the back of the completed flower.
  1. Glue the popsicle stick to the back of the flower.

  1. Glue a button to the center of the flower.
  1. Using a marker, write a little note on the popsicle stick.

Now you have a quick and easy Mother’s Day gift!

I hope you liked my Mother’s Day Flower Bookmark!

Be sure to check out other great Craft Lightning Mother’s Day crafts by clicking the picture below!

Until next time………

Shop Laura Kelly – Button and Felt Heart Garland

ShopLauraKelly.com has some of the cutest craft kits put together by one of my best friends, Laura Kelly!  One of my favorite kits in the collection is the Button and Felt Heart Garland! banner
Laura is very creative and has licenses with several companies!  The kits that she has put together come with everything you need to put your projects together! kit
This particular kit includes felt hearts, ribbon, colorful embroidery floss, buttons and a needle. supplies
Instead of using my ribbon to hold the hearts for the banner, I decided to cut the ribbon into 4 inch strips and glued them together to make a little loop using Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue.  I then glued them to the backs of my hearts.  ribbon hooks
Once they were dried, I turned the hearts over and glued a coordinating color button to the front.
adding buttons
Then, I slid them onto my embroidery floss that I left together to look like a rainbow!
It also makes a great necklace!  I love it!  So, go on over to ShopLauraKelly.com and check out Laura’s cute little craft kits!

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Until next time…….

Burlap Love Wreath

It’s February and the month of Love!  This Burlap Love Wreath makes me think of Love! wreath
Materials used:
A FloraCraft Foam Wreath
Burlap Ribbon
A 12×12 inch piece of burlap
Aleene’s Collage Pauge
Tulip Soft Fabric Paint
A Tulip Paint Roller
Red Coats & Clark Embroidery Floss and Needle
White Buttons from Buttons Galore
Using Aleene’s Collage Pauge and water, I added 3/4 Collage Pauge to 1/4 water to a plastic container.  It’s the formula usually used for Paper Mache.  I wanted to stiffen the burlap a little and to help it to keep from unraveling.  Once I soaked all of my pieces, I let them dry. burlap
Using a Tulip Foam Roller and Tulip Soft Fabric Paint, I painted the 12×12 inch piece of burlap.  I then let that dry. painting
Once my paint dried, I cut out two hearts.  I basically folded the fabric in half, cutting two hearts at once.  Using Embroidery floss and a needle, I sewed the two hearts together, paint sides out.  Before I sewed the heart all the way, I stuffed it with some felt scraps that I had left over from another project.  Then, I closed up the heart by sewing all the way around. heart
Using the burlap ribbon, I wrapped it around the foam wreath and used embroidery floss to sew the end of the ribbon to the the beginning to hold it in place. burlapwrap
From the scraps of painted burlap, I cut out red circles.  Using the embroidery floss, I added the white buttons to the center of the red pieces and attached them to the burlap on the wreath.  I tied them off on the front adding just a little color to the white buttons. dotsandbuttons
This lovely wreath is now hanging on my front door!  And I LOVE that it reminds me of LOVE!!! wreath
I hope that your February is filled with lots of love!  And I hope that you like my Burlap Love Wreath!

Until next time……


Pink Button Bracelet

Pink Button Bracelet

I love dangly bracelets and this pink button bracelet is super cute and super easy!  And it can be worn in October to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness.   Finished Bracelet

What you need:
Pink Button Bracelet Supplies
Laura Kelly’s Sweet Blush Collection Buttons from Buttons Galore & More
Jump Rings (two different sizes)
Chain (sized to fit your wrist)
2 piece toggle clasp set
Wire Looping pliers (round nose pliers)

Using my wire looping pliers, I opened all of my jump rings slightly, most of them big enough to get a button on them and then connect them to another button and the rest of them only big enough to connect to the chain.  As you can see in the picture below, I connected a few buttons to make a strand or just left them as singles.  I did try to make it even, so that it would not be too heavy on one end. I also used two jump rings to connect each piece of the toggle clasp to the ends of the chains.
Putting it together
After I had all of my buttons together with jump rings, I attached them to the chain.  And then it was complete!
Finished Bracelet
Hope you like my Pink Button Bracelet. Thanks for reading, and

Until next time…………

Halloween Popcorn Blog Hop

Halloween is just around the corner and will be here before we know it!

My friend, Laura Kelly put together this cute and creative blog hop, sending out an envelope of goodies which included a popcorn box and some embellishments to go with it.  package
In our directions for this blog hop, it said:

“The objective is to create in whatever way you like best with whatever products you like to feature and simply be a part of something fun…something that connects your passion to those passions of others.”

So, with that being said, I decided to use some things I had lying around in my craft area.


I decided to make a Frankenstein Popcorn Box!

Materials used:

The Popcorn box, provided by Laura

Black Buttons from Laura Kelly’s mix buttons from Buttons Galore & More

Apple Barrel Spring Green Acrylic Paint by Plaid

Googly eyes

Black felt, purchased from JoAnn Stores

Beacon’s 527 Multi-use Glue

Mini Glue Dots

Fiskars Scissors

Black Sharpie Marker

a paint brush


1.  I painted the popcorn box green.  I did three coats (letting it dry between coats) to make sure everything on the box was covered up.

2.   I cut two strips from the black felt and then cut triangles out of one side of the strips to make it look like hair.  Then I glued it on to the top of the box using the Beacon’s 527 multi-use glue.


3.  Using glue dots, I glued the black buttons together to make them look like bolts.   I used about 6 small buttons and three larger ones for the bolt heads.  I then used glue dots to attach the bolts to the sides of the box.


4. Using a black Sharpie marker, I drew on the mouth and the stitches.

5.  Then I glued the googly eyes on.

Super easy and so much fun!   And he got filled with yummy goodness of popcorn, marshmallows and Pumpkin Spice flavored Hershey kisses!   🙂


My children love Halloween just as much as I do!  And they love popcorn too!   So when I got to making my Halloween Popcorn Box for this blog hop, they were loving it!   And since I only made one, I now have to go buy the contents to make another one, unless Laura has any extra boxes lying around!!!!  🙂

This past week, Laura sent out a special little thanks for being a part of this blog hop!   She is super sweet!     Thanks my friend!  🙂


There were quite a few other blog hoppers that joined in on this blog hop, so hop over to Laura Kelly’s blog to check out the rest of the participants!!  A special thanks to Cre8time for supporting the Halloween Popcorn Box Blog Hop!  And to Laura Kelly for allowing me the chance to participate!

Be sure to click on the picture below for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Disney (park, store, or online)!!PopcornBlogHopPrize

I hope you like my Frankenstein Popcorn Box!  I’d love to hear what you think in my comments section!!

And until next time……


Patriotic Peeps Decorated Bag


Patriotic Peeps Decorated Bag

Another addition to my I Love the USA Blog Hop projects is a Patriotic Peeps Decorated Bag!


Materials used:

Canvas Bag

Laura Kelly’s Patriotic Peeps Fabric, available at JoAnns Stores

Heat’n Bond Ultrahold 


Fiskars Scissors

First, I ironed the Heat’n Bond Ultrahold to the back of the fabric.  I then cut out the Peeps and a few of the stars and pompoms and wands!  I also cut out strips from the fabric.


Once everything was cut out, I then lined it up on the canvas back, removed the backing of the Heat’n Bond and then ironed it to the bag!


This was a super simple project, but it turned out really really cute and I am currently using it to carry around some books and other things!  Oh, and I also attached my personalized bag tag that was made for me by Laura Kelly!


Click here to go back to my original I Love the USA Blog Hop page.

4th of July Garden Flag


In addition to my 4th of July Banner for the I Love The USA Blog Hop using Laura Kelly’s Patriotic Fabric, I made addition projects.   This project was a simple 4th of July Garden Flag!  I love it and it will proudly hang in my front lawn for the 4th!!!


Materials used:

Laura Kelly’s Patriotic Fabric, available at JoAnns Stores

Burlap, also available at JoAnns Stores

Laura Kelly’s Patriotic Mix of Buttons from Buttons Galore & More

Coats & Clark Thread

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints

Coats and Clark Embroidery Floss

For the sizing of the flag that I wanted, I basically just took the measurement from a garden flag that I have.


Next, I folded over the edges and sewed them just to keep it from fraying.


On the burlap, I used a pen to write out Happy 4th of July.


Then, I painted the letters with Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints.


Next, I used Coats & Clark Embroidery Floss and Laura Kelly’s Patriotic Mix buttons to attach the burlap to the flag.


I made sure to tie them so close to the edge of the burlap so that if the burlap decided to lose a few strands, it wouldn’t fall off.


I hope you like my little 4th of July Garden Flag!

Click here to go back to my original I Love the USA Blog Hop Page!

Kindergarten days

I am all about creating memories. I am not a great scrapbooker, but I love to take picture! Any kind of props that you can add to the picture to help remember the day helps, especially if its not in a specific place. Almost a year ago, I wanted to do something for Landon’s first day of Kindergarten, so I decided to create a frame, adding the letters to say. “My 1st day of Kindergarten”. At the time, I just added a little clipboard with the school name and the date.

For the end of the school year, I decided to spruce the frame up a little bit. I changed the wording to “My last day of Kindergarten” and then I added Laura Kelly’s buttons collection from Buttons Galore & More


Supplies used:
Sign stakes
DecoArt Americana paint – Calypso Blue
Laura Kelly’s Mix Buttons from Buttons Galore & More
Glue Dots
Lime Rickey Scrapbook paper (purchased at ACMoore)

Instructions for the letters:
I enlarged the letters in Microsoft Word to about 350pt. I printed the letters, cut them out and then traced them backwards on the back of the scrapbook paper. I then cut those out. Make sure to trace them backwards or else your cut out letters will be backwards. I attached them to the stakes with glue dots, that way when it comes time for the first and last days of 1st grade, they can be easily removed!!

After school on Friday, we started the summer off right with a Strawberry milkshake from Chick-fil-a!!


We are excited for summer, even though it is only 6 weeks for us, but we have lots planned!

Until next time…..

In my addiction to Pinterest, I came upon a sign to hang outside near the doorbell letting people know that the baby was sleeping. So, i decided to make my own!


And only those that have children and dogs may get this, but as a mother of two children and two dogs, I should have thought of this with my first child. My dogs bark at everything, especially when they hear footsteps on the stairs or when the doorbell rings. And if my youngest is sleeping, it usually wakes hims.

I remember once when Landon was about a year old, someone came around selling vacuums. It was just a short time after I had put him down for a nap, and guess what? That was one of his shortest naps for a one year old. I was not in a good mood after that.

Now, I have to keep my ears open and try to catch someone coming to the door before they hit the bottom stair just so the dogs don’t bark and wake Benjamin when the doorbell rings.

Here are just a few pictures of the process. First I purchased a wooden plaque at AC Moore as well as the starry scrapbook paper. I had some things at home. I painted just the edges because the rest wasn’t going to show.

I wrote my little saying on the scrapbook paper using a Sharpie marker and then used Mod Podge to glue it down. I then used an exacto knife to trim the edges.


I then covered it with a layer of Mod Podge because its going to be outside and I didn’t want the paper to get messed up. And then added some buttons to the front!
Using small screws, I put them into the back of the wood, created a decorative wire with ribbons and buttons and then attached it to the screws on the back of the wood.


And them it was complete and ready to hang up!! I love it and it will hang on my door until Benjamin is no longer taking an afternoon nap!!