Thursday, April 28, 2011

You've Taken The Photos, Now What?

At Relief Society tonight we had wonderful instruction on how to take the best photos, and then I gave a presentation on what you can do with your photos. Below is the outline I used. We then made a coaster hanging frame. It was so fun! Thanks ladies!

Traditional Scrapbooking
 Make it Easy: Kits & Idea Books
 Scrapbook only major events (birthdays, holidays, vacations)
 Create one layout a year highlighting the events of the year
 Make Layouts to add to your traditional scrapbooking albums
 – Studio J: Create for free only buy what you want printed
 See below other sites recommended by Angie Hurst
 Print on photo printer or at Costco
 Bound Books (see suggestions below by Jessica Evans)
 Theme Books – Vacations, Baby’s First Year, Etc.
 Easy way to journal. Can be made into a bound book
 Brag Books/Vacation Books
 Calendars
 Framed Photos/Canvas Prints- Cheap way to decorate
 Holiday Décor
 Magnets – Hold artwork, homework, job charts, FHE Chart, grandma’s fridge, Etc.
 Party Invites/Announcements/Cards

Digital Book Suggestions by Jessica Evans:
Tinyprints- So cute! To die for designs, but runs on the high side for cost.
Mixbooks- Has great pre-done designs and fun layouts to create your own. Cost is average.
Artscow- Sign up for thier e-mails and you well get some great prices. Has been known to be a little harder to work with and have a printing problem every once in the while, but the prices can't be beat.
Picaboo- You actually download it to your computer, very cute start page. Prices average. Look on for great deals.
Shutterfly- The one that began it all. Super fun and easy to work with, prices are high. Sign up for newsletter and they do send out some good deals.

Digital download website suggestions by Angie Hurst:

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hormel Compleats Kids Meal Review

A friend told me about a website that you can sign up to be sent products to try and review. I love free stuff, so why not? I got a package full of Hormel Compleats Kids meals. The nutritional stats looked good and they cook in 45 seconds! I was pretty excited to let my six year old try them out and he was excited to try them!

He tried the spaghetti with meatballs first and liked them. I tasted the sauce and thought it was pretty good. Off to a good start. Well, he tried the other three; Beef Ravioli, Macaroni & Beef, and Pasta & Chicken. The verdict? We will not be purchasing them anytime soon. I tried them too just to see what they tasted like and he was right, yuck! Save yourself some money and go with another brand or go with the spaghetti and meatball variety.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Hormel Foods provided samples of Hormel® Compleats® Kids Microwave Meals for me and my family to try. No payment was given and as always, all opinions given here are fully my own.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Babies Babies Babies!

It seems like every other person in our neighborhood has either just had a baby or is pregnant! Just this past week we've had two little guys join us on the street. I only had a few minutes this morning so I whipped up these tags for their gifts. I thought they turned out super cute and matched the bag! They were so easy and fast to make. It's taking longer to post about them then it took to actually make them.

Supplies I used:

1385 White Cardstock

X5764 Pear Cardstock and Z2197 Pear Ink

C1359 Sweet Baby Stamp Set

Z1377 Kraft Color Ready Borders

Hole Punch

1512 Bonding Memories Glue

I cut out a tag shape, then used a scrap of Pear Cardstock to add to the bottom. I used the hole punch to make the polka dots using my left over Pear cardstock. I glued them on randomly with bonding memories glue. I added the Kraft Color Ready border. I stamped the "baby" from the Sweet Baby Stamp set using Pear ink.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Disney Delay

Hi Everyone!
Sorry for the large delay in posts. I've been on a week long vacation with my family. I'm back and I have a few fun things planned to make in the next week. Check back soon for new crafts!

p.s. Remember the little books I made last month? We took them on this trip as my kids autograph books. We got a lot of comments on them. The princesses thought I was very creative :-). Gotta love those princesses!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Fuzzy Sock Cupcakes!

Just how cute are these? You can whip up a batch for just about any occassion; Birthdays, Mother's Day, Thank you's, party favors, or Just Because. The socks are so yummy and soft! They are Aloe Infused Lounge Socks, soft and comfy to pamper your feet!

Cost: Only $5.00 per cupcake or FREE with a $30 CTMH order! Price includes socks, supplies for the cupcake wrapper, bag and tag (color of socks may vary)! *If you would like to bring your own fuzzy socks, the cost is only $2.00 for supplies*

Host your own Fuzzy Sock Cupcake workshop and get a cupcake FREE! Call or email me for more details and to set a date!

Don't have time? I will be happy to make your Fuzzy Sock Cupcakes for you. Additional charges will apply.