Five Great Ideas for Tidying your Crafting Space

Five Great Ideas for Tidying your Crafting Space   In the midst of creating projects for your home, family, and friends, it can be easy to let your crafting area get cluttered and disorganized. While crafters tend to fall somewhere along the spectrum of “all artists are messy” to “a clean space is a happy space”, there are some definite advantages to having your supplies organized and workspace clear. For one thing, you’ll be ready to go when you get a last minute note about the decorations that the PTA wants for an activity TONIGHT! You’ll also find that a tidy workspace gives you a better chance to see what your supplies are and what you need to restock. The following infographic gives you five fun and creative ways to stash your tools and sort your scraps. With tips for keeping your scissors out of the ribbons and your crayons away from your fabrics, most of the ideas can be completed using items you might already have available. You might discover that it is as fun to … [Read more...]

Scripture Art Printable


      Scripture Art Printable As most of you know I am the Primary President in my ward. It is such a joy to get to know all of the wonderful kiddos in my ward. Recently I was planning out some of our Baptism, Priesthood and Teacher gifts. Usually when I give out a gift in Primary I turn to Scripture Art Printables. Not only are they great for hanging on a wall but they are also budget friendly. If you are on the lookout for a great Scripture Art Printable then why not this one. I got the scripture form Romans 6:23!     GiftofGodChalboard (1) … [Read more...]

DIY Glitter Slime

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DIY Glitter Slime I love homeschooling my daughter. It gives us time to come up with so many fun things to do. Recently we were able to make some fun Glitter Slime for a project. She needed to sculpt some stuff and wanted it to be fun colors and that is exactly what she got! Plus this slime can be used time and time again. While making our DIY Glitter Slime my daughter decided to go with a red color for Valentines Day. It turned out perfect!   Supplies: 2 Tsp Borax 1 1/2 Cups Water 1 Bottle of Elmer’s Glue 10 drops Red Food Coloring (or color of choice) Glitter Directions: Grab a small mixing bowl and pour in 1 cup of water and 2 tsp of borax powder.  Stir the ingredients together until well blended.  Set your bowl aside.  In your medium sized bowl pour in your entire bottle of elmer’s white glue and pour in 1/2 cup of water.  Stir until well blended.  Once the contents are stirred together, add in 10 drops of red food coloring.   Mix … [Read more...]

Take a Midnight Stroll – Gift Idea from #BICMerryMarking #MidnightNavy #ad

This holiday season I will be focusing more on Merry Marking then I will on spending money. What do I mean by Merry Marking? I mean that I will be bringing cheer to all those around me with these great ideas from BIC using their awesome BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers! Today I sat down with the BIC Mark-It™ Midnight Navy permanent marker and wrote out a few notes to my neighbors and friends. I tied each note to a candy cane and I will be going around tonight to slip them onto my neighbors mailboxes. I'm so excited to show a little love without them knowing it was me! BIC Mark-It™ has lots of great Merry Marking ideas. You can click the link below to get more ideas out of their digital pdf booklet. The booklet contains inspirational ideas that you can create for your home or for your loved ones. Don't forget to stop by and get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking gifts for your loved ones today! I would love it if you showed off your BIC Mark-It™ Merry … [Read more...]

DIY Reindeer Lollipops


DIY Reindeer Lollipops As most of you know I love doing fun crafts with my daughter. With Christmas just a month away we have been focusing on fun Christmas crafts. Most recently we made these awesome Reindeer Lollipops! They were so much fun and very festive for this season. I think we will make more to pass out to the neighbors! So cute! What You Need: Lollipops  candy eyes  Red pompoms  brown pipe cleaners  Hot glue or double sided tape   Directions: First start by getting your eyes and gluing them to your lollipop. (You can also use double sided tape if your hot glue will melt the lollipop wrapper.  Then get your red pompom and hot glue that where the nose should be at the bottom in between the eyes. Let that sit and settle for a moment.  Now get your pipe cleaners and bend and twist them into antlers. I twisted one pipe cleaner around the lollipop bottom and then made two smaller ones by folding that part in half and twisting the … [Read more...]

Guillow’s Air Plane Design Studio Review & Giveaway


Guillow's Air Plane Design Studio Review & Giveaway Ends 7/26/14 Open to US   I don't know of a single child that does not love to fly planes. I overseen lots of little kids at church and every Sunday I have at least one child ask me to make them a paper airplane. Recently I was sent a Guillow's Air Plane Design Studio which I must say puts all paper plans to shame. This kit is amazing! As soon as it arrived my husband tore into it and had a plane made and flying around the house. He loves this kit just as much as our daughter! The Guillow's Air Plane Design Studio comes with everything you will to design, build and fly your wooden planes. There are over 35 parts and you can build new designs and planes over and over again to create hours and hours worth of play time. The Guillow's Air Planes are easy to build and when you twist the propeller on the plane it will twist a rubber band making the plane fly really far! The kids have had a blast soaring their planes … [Read more...]

Lemonade Stand Start Up Kit Review!


**I was sent a Lemonade Stand Start Up Kit for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Lemonade Stand Start Up Kit   My daughter held her first Lemonade Stand two years ago at the age of 6. I was looking for something to keep her occupied during a hot summer day and since she had been learning about counting money I decided what a better way to use her new found skill. After sitting outside in the sun for about 4 hours my daughter sold $46 worth of lemonade at just $0.25 per glass. Both her and I were shocked that she could make so much in one afternoon. Ever since that day my daughter can't wait for the chance to make and sell Lemonade. She loves setting up her little table, making signs and screaming “Lemonade, Get your Lemonade”. It is cute to watch her as she serves her “customers”.   Recently I saw a kit on that will help my daughter take her Lemonade selling skills to the next level. Bizainy makes … [Read more...]

BENDASTIX Kids Crafty Construction Kits Review and Giveaway Ends 11-1-13!


I was provided with BENDASTIX kits for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.  BENDASTIX Kids Crafty Construction Kits This past week my daughter has been out of school for Fall Break. I love these breaks with my daughter because we often spend the whole week crafting together. Recently I was sent the perfect kits that I knew my daughter would love to do during her break. These kits are called BENDASTIX! I had never before heard of or seen BENDASTIX. I was intrigued to see what they were all about and if they really were everything the company said. Ok to be honest I did not know how they could create a product that would bend and form anything the kids wanted to make and then come apart easily allowing them hours and hours of building fun. The kits that arrived were BENDASTIX Botz and BENDASTIX Braceletz. My daughter tore into the BENDASTIX Braceletz first and immediately made a bracelet and then a headband. As I sat … [Read more...]

Fantasy Coloring Posters #Review and #Giveaway! Ends 9/08/13!


 **I was sent 5 Fantasy Coloring Posters for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Fantasy Coloring Posters My daughter has a fascination with dragons. About a year ago I can remember that I was enjoying the sound of her playing outside. She was prancing around the backyard flapping her imaginary wings and pretending to breath fire. Since that day I have heard her play 'dragons' many, many times. In fact just two days ago she was flapping around the family room breathing fire to kill imaginary prey. She then cuddled up on the couch with me to "eat" her prey. My daughter lives in her own little world sometimes and I can honestly say that it is nice to join her in her world sometimes. Recently I was given the option to review some great Fantasy Coloring Posters. I was thrilled because I knew that these great coloring posters would include Dragons!! I could not wait for them to arrive. I knew that as soon as I opened the box and … [Read more...]

Creative Hands text-UR Foam Fibre-Craft Kits #review and #giveaway! Ends 9/6/13!


Creative Hands text-UR Foam Fibre-Craft Kits   I am a hugely crafty person and I have passed on my passion for crafts to my daughter. We are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest crafts that we can do together. Recently I was introduced to a whole new level of crafts with Creative Hands text-UR Foam Fibre-Craft Kits. These craft kits include brightly colored textured foam that will allow you to create endless creatures, places and things! My daughter is huge into texture and was thrilled with these foam kits. She was able to create to her hearts content and she sat on the floor creating item after item for HOURS! I love how everything you make is so different based off the color and texture you use. Plus you can add 3-D elements to add even more fun and creativity! The kits are priced between $2.99 and $8,99 which I think is extremely impressive considering the endless possibilities and hours of craft time your kiddos will get out of each kit. I also … [Read more...]

Easily Create and Sell Your Own T-Shirt for Fundraisers or Profit With Teespring!


**This is a sponsored post. But, all thoughts and opinions are my own and may vary from others! Teespring  Easy way to create and sell your own T-Shirt designs!   I have just found out about the amazing Teespring and can't wait to share it with you!   Teespring is a site where you can design a T-shirt to your liking for free and sell it for your own profits or use it as a tool for fundraising!   I have been involved with a non-profit organization before and wanted to create T-shirts for my team but when I found out the cost of each shirt and when I had no clue how many I was going to need I didn't go through with it. Well, with Teespring ,I could have designed the T-shirt and then started up a campaign to everyone who was interested in the T-shirt to see if they were wanting to purchase one and what exact size they were wanting to buy. If I set my goal at 20 shirts and 20 or more people agreed to purchase that shirt then the shirts would then be … [Read more...]

*FREE* Betty Crocker Newsletter – Coupon savings up to $250 a year!


Imagine being an insider at the Betty Crocker Kitchen!! Well now you can be! It's so simple - all you have to do is sign for the FREE Betty Crocker Newsletter and you are inside the kitchen!   Exclusive insiders coupons and savings up to $250 a year PLUS you also will have access to some of the best Betty Crocker Recipes! How can you refuse?!   Becoming a member for FREE will allow you to get ideas that WOW your friends and family! Want to plan a Princess party and don't know where to start? Well being a member with Betty Crocker will help you in their all in one guide to help you throw the best Princess party ever! Party Décor, games, recipes, you name it, Betty Crocker will help you!   When you sign up (for free remember!) there are also videos you can watch such as a quick guide on healthy smoothies or a video on making a gluten free marble cake! I love that you can watch a video and actually see how it's done! The video section is awesome on this … [Read more...]

Carefree Crafts Review and Giveaway + 5 Craft Kits (just pay $5.95)! Ends 5/11/13!

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Carefree Crafts Review!! My thoughts on Carefree Crafts – I was so excited to receive a Carefree Crafts Kit to review and let me tell you, so were my kids! The idea of just having the mailman simply drop off your crafts is amazing! Carefree Crafts makes is extremely simple for you or someone you know to simply start craft time! No need to get in your car and browse the aisles or spend hours on websites trying to figure out what craft to do next. You just simply open the package and everything is in the package! You receive a monthly craft kit and inside are 5 craft kits and I love that they are holiday or seasonally themed! We received the spring kit and we had a blast with every single one! This was so fun to have everything right there for you and I absolutely love that instead of glue and making a mess with that, the kit included those fun clear glue dots. The kids found them to be very easy to use as well. One of our favorite crafts out of the spring package was the bug … [Read more...]

Color Time Crafts Review and Giveaway! Ends 4/11/13!


My Thoughts on Color Time Crafts Kids love to color. Usually I run around my house saying "only on the paper" and, "We only color on paper, remember?" This was one of the first times ever that I was able to say, "Color your shirt and have fun!" My daughter is currently about to finish up her first year in Girl Scouts. She is a Brownie this year and has enjoyed every minute of it! When I seen that Color Time Crafts had Girl Scout Tee's, tote bags and pillow cases I was blown away. This was the perfect item to get my crafty daughter! My daughter was able to review a Color Time Crafts Brownie T-shirt. It came with three permanet fabric markers that would add some life to her own creation. She literally colored on this shirt for hours. She strategically planned what color she was going to put where and what designs she was going to add to this fun shirt. I loved watching her creative juices flow and now she has a custom creation she can wear time and time again. Color Time Crafts … [Read more...]

Beam N Read Review and Giveaway – 10 Winners!!


My Thoughts on Beam N Read I am an avid reader. Each night I love cuddling up in bed with a good book. The only down fall is my hubby does not like it. It is hard for him to sleep when I have the table lamp on. This has been an ongoing battle since we were married. I have tried those lights that clip to books and such but to be honest they just become more of a hassle then they are worth. Recently I was sent a Beam N Read for the purpose of this review. I was so excited to try it out because it finally gave me something that would help me to read at night with out keeping my husband awake. The Beam N Read goes around your neck and as soon as you flip the light out it starts to shine. You have the option of turning on 3 lights or 6. The 3 light option works best when I am trying to read and is dim enough for my husband. There is also light covers that help to dim the light for him. I can use the light with the regular clear cover or I can put a red or orange cover over the light. It … [Read more...]