Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Who likes pens? I like pens! I made a bunch of those cute beaded pens, intending to keep them but I already have so many I thought I would share the love. But there is a catch! You have to visit my personal blog and wish me a happy birthday, since it's my birthday tomorrow.

So visit my blog, leave a birthday wish, come back here and let us know!
and for extra entries
blog about the giveaway or your favorite craft we have done,
come back leave us a comment with a link to your post for 2 additional entries!

This giveaway will end on september 8th, my first day of classes, at 12:00 mst. Winners(yes, plural! we'll be giving away three pens) will be announced on tuesday september 9th and will be chosen by a random number generator. Good luck!


Monday, August 25, 2008

Day 8: Not your grama's clipboard with BONUS gift idea

This is Shelice speaking. Up until now Ellie's done all the posts etc but since she leaves for college in two days you're going to be hearing less from her and more from me... at least until she gets settled. Don't worry though, we've got a few "days" saved up. If you see something you like be sure and leave a comment...we need the love!She made these, added a few of our card...pre-addressed, and a pen and gave them to some of her favorite people as going away gift (just a little self-serving, but who doesn't like to get mail :D) I'm still waiting for mine.

ps If you like the pens be sure to check back....I'd say in less than 24 hrs...


Friday, August 22, 2008

Day 7: beaded pens

These are one of my favorite things to make. It's so easy to make and everyone loves them. They're my new favorite gifts to give.
For info on how to make these adorable pens leave a comment!


Monday, August 18, 2008

Day 6: Fleece fringe blanket

So I'm off to Utah in 9 days for college! My dorm colors are brown and pink, and I wanted a blanket to match. Shelice and I went to Hancock fabrics for their sale the other day. They had their fleece 30% off so I had to get the pink and brown.
I had to wash it and then get it all lined up. When you have a big blanket you have to sew the center together so that it doesn't separate. I was just going to do a square but Shelice said I should sew one of the girls that I draw a lot, they were all over my notes in high school. I drew it on there in pencil and Shelice did all the hard work. I just cut and tied!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

And the winners are...

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

1 7

Timestamp: 2008-08-18 04:56:55 UTC

So that means mary and shelly are the winners!!! Congratulations guys! E-mail us your address at craftswithSandE@gmail.com!

Day 5: gotta garland

This was one of the first craft inspirations I found while blog jogging. I just love Anna Maria I hope you like my interpretation.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Day 4: a new diaper bag

Is this how you carry your wipes and diapers?
There's hope ahead!

Just slip them in a diaper and wipe case and...

close it! And then you're ready to go!

Our inspiration came from a diaper and wipes holder that the baby that Shelice nannies for has.For information on how to make these just let us know!


Monday, August 11, 2008


"...only gonna get, get what you giveaway..."
10 points goes to whoever tells me who sings the song and the title! But I digress...

Who likes giveaways cause I sure do, I am always on tip junkie looking for the scoop! Love her blog you should so check it out, but once again I digress(I'll try and be better). We will be giving away two sets of cards-just follow the steps to enter
1- check out day one: stamp cards!, stamp cards: part two, and day two: button cards
2- pick your favorite and leave a comment on this post

and for all of you over acheivers you can blog about the giveaway for an extra entry, just leave us another comment with a link to it!

-Winners will be picked by using a random number generator next sunday at midnight, so don't worry we won't play favorites!

Day 3: Placemat Purses

I love place mats! Well, let me rephrase that, I love cute ones! I don't like to eat on the cute ones cause then you could spill on the them, possibly staining them. And then you would have to remember not to use the side you stained, assuming that it didn't soak through and stain both sides, and that is just too much work. So I am a little wacky but give me a break!
I love this one, it's just one place mat and the straps are long enough to put over your shoulder. I made one just like this for a friend for a secret santa thing this christmas. I made this one so I could have a new scripture bag, and I think that makes 1, 2, 3..., 4, 5, 6, no just five. What can I say?
This one is made of two, and again the straps are long enough to go over the shoulder. The fringe was already on there. Shelice is going to use this as a purse.

****For instructions on how to make these purses leave a comment or shoot us an email craftswithSandE@gmail.com!


Monday, August 4, 2008

Day 2: Button Cards

I saw buttons, I saw cards, I saw ribbon and some how these made the following cards
cute quotes on vellum are included in the pack for them to chose where they go.

I couldn't resist making the YW value cards like Ellie, with my own twist

Another set of buttons rounded out my day!


Stamp Cards: part two

I have even more cards to show, I had such a blast making them. The baby ones were made by Shelice while I made more darling flower ones.In the next five months there is going to be a baby boom in our ward so Shelice thought she would be ahead of the game and make cards for when they are born.

She made adorable envelopes to go with them!


Friday, August 1, 2008

Day 1: Stamp Cards!

Love these cards, I just used the same stamp over and over! Just made a set of three and tied them together!

I loved this little girl! I got out the brown stamp pad and white cards! And since I love brown and pink I HAD to tie it with a pink ribbon!

While I was looking through what I had I found my new favorite thing.It's a watermark stamp pad from VersaMark! All I did was put this M stampon the pad and then on to the card and look at how cute it is!

Just a cute olive green card and black ink. And matching envelopes of course!

When my mom was a leader in Young Womens she bought the value stamps. I found them and then found stamp pads of the value colors. I made a set for each of my old Young Womens leaders.

Our first guest crafter, Heather, was here today and made some cards too! Just some cards, vellum quotes, and some ribbons made these cards so cute!