Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday Tipz


I needed to make multiple birthday cards.
I decided to use a printed pre-made note card, blank inside.
The outside had a design that I could not stamp on, but I wanted
to put Happy Birthday on it.
I decided to make 'labels' that said Happy Birthday,
and use these as stickers.
There are many sizes and shapes of these pre-made labels.
These can easily be found at big box, office supply and online stores.
Follow the instructions on the package to design the 'sticker'.
For added dimension, I colored around each sticker before
removing from the page.
I let my computer and printer do the work!

Happy Stickering!

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday Make Itz


Here is a fun and simple project made with
supplies you have on hand--wax paper and fall leaves.
This project reminds me of the leaf books
we made in grade school. We made
leaf 'sandwiches' between sheets of wax paper
to seal the leaves to keep their color.

I would use the battery powered tea lights
instead of burning candles.
Click below to link to the short how-to video.

Wax Paper Lanterns

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Freebeez


Amazon recently began a program to ship certain products for free.
(Lightweight products seem to be the most common that will ship for free.)
This is different from Amazon Prime or the $35 minimum.

There will be a FREE SHIPPING note next to the product
 if it qualifies.

For example, I needed a small rubber stamp, and
it shipped for FREE!!!!!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tuesday Tipz


Experiment with using two or more types of coloring instruments
in the grown up coloring books.
(pens, all types markers, pencils, chalks)
Remember this isn't for a grade, it is
to relax and have fun!
Color anyway you want!

--use markers and colored pencils for light and bold colors

--color with a pencil, then go over with a lighter shade of marker

--use all of one color family in different types of mediums on a page

--fill in a page with black and white with stunning results

--blend colors to make new colors

--and remember what Cratin'withSuz sayz--
      There is no such thing as too many coloring instruments!

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday Freebeez


It's time to decorate the pumpkins for fall displays.
Instead of cutting the pumpkins, decoupage with the following
free cut-outs from Martha Stewart Living Magazine.

Fake pumpkins could also be used and will last year to year.

Print out the designs on light weight colored or white paper.
Cut out design.
Used a decoupage medium to glue and seal onto a clean pumpkin!

click below for printables

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wednesday Websitz

It's National Play-Doh Day!

fun facts--Before it was marketed as a children's toy, the dough was used as a wallpaper cleaner.
              --It is one of the two most recognized 'smell's' from childhood--the other being crayons.
              --The exact recipe is a secret, but it is made of flour, salt and water.

Go to the Play-Doh website for more info:

Grab a can,  you 'knead' to be stress free!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tuesday Tipz


(I think I read this in the current First for Woman Magazine,
so giving credit for this idea to them. )

Save your fast food drink cups to hold
balls of yarn--pull working end through the
hole or straw cutout in the lid
--it will keep the ball from unraveling and rolling away!
The following is a washed frozen coke cup with
a large hole in the lid.

clean fast food drink cup and ball of yarn

Place yarn in cup with working end up.

Pull yarn through hole in top of cup.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thursday Treatz

It's Pumpkin Spice Latte Time. 
Here is a recipe from eatingbirdfood.com (click on link for more recipes)

Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 1
  • 8 ounces brewed coffee (or 1-2 shots of espresso)
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 drops of liquid stevia (or sweetener of choice)
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  1. In a cup or sauce pan, mix together almond milk and pumpkin. Cook on medium heat on the stove top or microwave for 30-45 seconds.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, spices and sweetener, place in a cup and use a frother to foam the milk. You can also use a blender - just process for 30 seconds or until foamy.
  3. Pour coffee into a large mug, add the foamy milk mixture on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Enjoy!

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Monday, September 7, 2015

Monday Make Itz

Making Memories! 

Happy Big 9-0!

We will be celebrating Granny Fran's (mom)
90th birthday on 9-11 with a week/month long celebration.

Family gathered over Labor Day weekend,
we have asked for a card shower with a goal
of 90 cards for 90,
and friends will be stopping by all week.
It is fascinating to listen to her stories of the
last 90 years, just think of all of the history
she has lived through!

Make a memory with someone this week!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday Websitz


Kevin at FreePrintable.net is at it again.
He has updated his adult coloring page website.
Check it out and get those printers humming along.
Be sure to print on cardstock if you use pens/marker/crayons that may bleed through.
Print on nicer paper if you plan to frame or give away.


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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tuesday Tipz


Re-purpose a picnic tote with different compartments
to hold coloring utensils for grown up coloring books.
Portable and easy to find just the perfect color!

(Also check out the shower totes at the big box stores. One was only $2.98)

Cratin' with Suz's Motto:
    There is no such thing as too many coloring instruments. 

Coloring tool tote! 

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