Posts Tagged ‘ Summer ’
Do you guys know how many times a day I think to myself, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” I’m not sure of an exact number, but it’s a ton. I guess that’s a hazard of business I’m in – finding mind blowing talent on a daily basis.
So here’s a project that made me stop and have that thought yesterday from the linky party. Doodle Craft made some cute little Puff Paint bracelets! My daughter would have a blast doing this. It has now officially been added to our to do list.
But now back to the contest. Another tight race for most this week. I think that’s a trend that’s here to stay. This is one of the most evenly matched seasons we’ve had so far. You guys are just too darn talented!
And the crafter/project match up:
How was your weekend? Some friends invited us to spend the day with them at the beach on Saturday. It was out first real beach day at the Atlantic Ocean and we had so much fun. I forgot our camera and accidentally left my phone in the car so I didn’t get any pictures, but believe me, it was a blast! And since I have to have a picture for you, here is one from a 5 minute stop at a beach on the cape.
So this week’s theme is a brand new one…Summer Bounty. Remember that voting closes a day early this season, so make sure you have your vote in by Thursday night. And if you want to craft along, remember there’s the I’m Crafty! Linky Party every Thursday as well. Read more
*Project by Nancy @ Nancy’s Couture for the Summer Bounty challenge of season 12*
*Project by Megan @ The Crafty Conundrum for the Summer Bounty challenge of season 12*
First off, I’m so excited to be back for a THIRD week of So You Think You’re Crafty!
I struggled with this week’s theme a bit… mostly because to me Summer Bounty is all about the delicious FRUITS and VEGGIES (not a craft). But since this is So You Think You’re Crafty, not So You Think You’re a Fabulous Baker, I couldn’t just whip up some delicious morsels that scream SUMMER – or could I??
I found a loop hole, folks. Yes, indeed. I made a tiered cupcake stand (which, of course, doesn’t have to only hold cupcakes). And you can’t make a cupcake stand to show off without having some tasty treat to display, now can you? So I made up a batch of these Cheesecake Cookies from Heat Oven to 350, using cherries and blueberries (two of my favorite SUMMER treats!).
I made three different layers so they can be stacked in a variety of ways, or just set out separately. I love the upside down glasses … I’m thinking it could be really neat to put some flowers, ornaments, or fruit inside the glass parts to add a little extra color.
You could also use this to serve fresh fruits and veggies in the summer. Or some corn on the cob. Ok, and now I will back away from the keyboard and try to stop drooling over all the yummy foods on my mind right now.
*Project by Meg @ Mega Crafty for the Summer Bounty challenge of season 12*
When I think about summer bounty I think of one thing first- food. All the lovely fruits and vegetables that come piling in from our local farms is definitely a highlight of the season. The second thing I think about is flowers. Garden’s are bursting with blooms, gorgeous bouquets line the farmer’s market, and colorful planters seem to adorn every house in the neighborhood.
For my project this week I decided to try and combine the two and came up with the idea of making photo flower pots.
Some of my photos, waterproofing the pots, and a little Mod Podge was all it took (the real trick though was getting the photos to look straight despite being on a curved and tapered surface). And voilà
I had a living scrapbook of what summer means to me.
Although this project was about summer bounty, I think it could be a really fun way to personalize flowers for any occasion!
*Project by Erin @ Erin’s Creative Energy for the Summer Bounty challenge of season 12*
Every vacation I take to the beach I always end up bringing far too much
of the beach home with me. Trust me, I have bags of seashells from each of my beach vacations. I decided
with my summer bounty of seashells, I needed to turn them into something
beautiful. This is where Beach Angels were born.
This was a super simple beach project to make. It involved my extensive collection of seashells and glue. The beauty pictured above was a gift given to my husband’s grandmother who lives on Cape Cod. She loved it! I am honored. There will be many more made.
Now, I can just take enough shells home to make a few of these…if I don’t go overboard making them for everyone I know.
*Project by Chrissy @ There are UFO’s under my stairs for the Summer Bounty challenge of season 12*
*Project by Alicia @ The Creative Vault for the Summer Bounty challenge of season 12*
I picked up a navy striped canvas shower curtain from the thrift store for $2 and got to work on making essential pool bags for summer. The result was 4 bags and a tag to keep all of our pool gear in check. All edges are surged for a finished look and hot pink thread accents the bags throughout. With accents of neon green and shabby chic hot pink chevrons, simple bags become fun and fabulous!