Let the Good Times Roll!

Howdy friends! We had a snow-day today, it was a lazy day, the kids played and I finished yet another hat (I managed to knit everyone in my house a hat during basketball season and I decided I deserved one too:) it is a moss green beauty, I’ll share it once I decide weather to put a flower on it or not, I have a C4b that should be a C4f so I’ll have to decide if that weird wiggle of a cable bothers me or not (because it didn’t bother me enough to rip it out when I first noticed it LOL!) Speaking of hats, tonight I am sharing a fun project you can make with your kids if you are snowed in the weekend, a festive Mardi Gras Hat! Fat Tuesday is only 2 1/2 weeks away and these jester hats are easy and inexpensive using supplies from Papermart:

If Mardi Gras is not your thing you can easily adapt this idea for a birthday party or another occasion, what fun! Here are the supplies I used:

Gold Doilies

Corrugated Paper


Decorative Grass Spray

I also used hot glue but you can use a stapler or tacky glue if working with children.

It looks like we are in for another 6″-12″ of snow tomorrow so we might have several festive hats in out future, thank goodness I get my supplies in bulk from Papermart! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

And the winner is…..

Howdy folks! It’s time to draw a winner from last weeks About Art Accents stamp giveaway! And the winner is Emilie Boyd! Congrats! I’m sure you will find many ways to use that beautiful Kokopelli stamp set! Well, we made it to the beach yesterday, it was a glorious 85 degree day and the kids played and had a ball. I met one of my best friends who also has 9 year old twin girls (our twin sets have been friends since they were a few months old!) and my son brought a friend he has had since kindergarten and they were all so good. No whining, no injuries, it was a great day! I drove my kids and the boys and I loved overhearing their conversation about the recent Red Sox game and which players were best. I’m so glad they are into other things besides tv and video games. We stayed at the beach until dinner and when we came home I was exhausted, boy that lying around in a beach chair, watching the kids swim really takes it outta me! LOL! I did however, eek out enough energy to make this card:

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I stamped the geisha on purple and embossed it then painted it with metallic watercolors. I used up some backgrounds I made recently (I seem to love making background papers but never use them, must correct that!) and I also used one of those Making Memories metal tag curler tool thingies that I have had for years! I win the day!

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The stamp is by About Art Accents. I wanted to try a stamp I have never inked before (shameful I know, I hat the think how many stamps I have in the “uninked” category, one time I said I was not going to buy another stamp until I had used everyone I had at least once…ok…you can stop laughing now…really, stop.)

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I have another busy end of summer day today, the dog has her yearly checkup (and shots!) and we are going to visit my parents. Wow summer is ending fast! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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