Friday, February 10, 2012

Gad Zooks!

I know what you all are thinking...

Is Crafty Starkie still alive!?!

The answer is yes...


We have been so SUPER busy at my home.  Well, I don't even know if busy is the right word.  It has just been crazy, weird, and busy.  We have had SOOOO many sicknesses between my husband and myself over the past several months - to name a few: bronchitis, stomach flu, pink eye, strep throat, common cold, viruses... you get the idea.  YUCKY!  Pure misery!  We also had other things going on in our crazy sickly lives.  We had some family business to attend to.  Holidays.  A super messy cluttered craft room that still needs a little help.  (sigh)  I have missed crafting so much and I am anxious to get back to it.  I have done small little projects here and there dealing with fabric paint of fabric vinyl but I always forget to take pictures so I don't have any to show you.  I still LOVE Cam!  He is wonderful and I have not regretted getting him for one second.

I would now like to take some time to thank Nicole, you may know her as Teachdanz, for sending me a very cute email.  I am so happy to hear that people actually care and wonder how I am doing and where I have been.  So thank you Nicole!  I really appreciate you taking the time to email me and let me know you were thinking of me.  I need to get back to looking at craft blogs and crafting.  I feel like I am so out of touch with things and I am anxious to see all your posts out there in crafting land.

Well I can say that I actually did take some pictures of a craft recently done.  It was not made by my hands though.  I supplied all the tools needed but all the creativity and craftiness came from my sweet nieces and nephew.  My husband and I were in charge of keeping our nieces and nephew entertained for the night.  I decided it would be really cool if they made their parents some kind of valentine bouquet filled with love notes and plenty of treats.  So, of coarse, I had to turn to my handy dandy Cam man to help me get the job done.  I think it turned out pretty great if I say so myself.  If I were their parents I would LOVE it!

Ta-Da!  Cool huh?  They did EVERYTHING!  They even chose where to stick all there cute creations in the bucket.

Keep in mind all this talent came from one three year old, two five year olds, and a nine year old.  They are so crafty aren't they?

I cut everything out on white cardstock so they could use all the creativity with their coloring!

This was such a big hit with the kiddos that apparently when my husband and I babysit we, "definitely know how to BABYSIT!!!" (insert totally cool tone of voice with a big cheesy smile)

We all know that they got to eat whatever candy I brought! (shhh... I love to spoil them... Don't tell their parents.  I am sure they do not appreciate their kids sugar high)  There was plenty of giggles, admiration for each others projects, and munching on candy.

I am so glad I get to be an Aunt.  I love it!

P.S. I found all the flower shapes and butterfly shapes on the Silhouette online store.

Be expecting some upcoming projects.  I am in the mood to get crafty!


teachdanz said...

she's back!! got my silhouette cameo for Christmas girl so now we can talk "silhouette" together:-) welcome back!!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Whew!! You have had a busy, crowded, and full life! I hope everyone is well! I love the pictures of the projects...they are adorable!

Blue6366 said...

What a great job your crafty bunch did!

Nicole said...

ABSOLUTELY I kinow the Mays and the Starkies! They are in my ward. Too funny! What a small world!
PS- cute bouquets!

krafting kelly said...

Love the Valentine bouquets! My kids would love to do something like this. Got to have the Cameo cut more white paper, throw some crayons and tape and other crafty stuff, and let them play! (Maybe I'll let them do something like this during my next scrapbook group so they stop grabbing my supplies. Movies do not win over crafting for them anymore.) Hope your family is all well again!