Sunday, January 29, 2012

Celebrate Theme Blue and Gold

One more request for photo cubes- Celebrate Theme.  Here are all of the printables...

This and other B&G cube themes can be downloaded HERE with Dropbox

I hope that is useful to someone :0)
Happy Sunday Night everyone! 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Western Theme Blue and Gold Prints

I had a special request for western themed prints for the  Cub Scout Blue and Gold Photo Cubes.  The lucky lady found me at an unusually free moment, so I thought I would make the set up real quick.  I decided to put the files on Google Docs for download just in case anyone else needs the files.  You can check out the posts from last year to see what I do to make the photo cubes HERE and HERE...or just wait for my post on our Angry Bird photo cubes in the next couple days.   
Basically, print these files like photos, cut them down to the 3x3" squares they are, and modge podge them to blocks cut from a 4x4 beam.

 I use these blank prints to plug in the scout's individual photos on one side of the cube, and the den's group photo on the other. 
I hope you enjoy the printables!!!  Let me know if you have any questions at

You can download this and other B&G Cubes HERE with Dropbox

Great Outdoors Photo Cubes

I have had many requests for these prints the past couple weeks so I thought I would put Google Docs to the test and see if they can meet my file sharing needs :0)
Here are the Great Outdoor Blue and Gold Banquet photo cube printables dated for this year.  Feel free to follow the links and download the files.  You can see what I did with them last year by looking at these old posts HERE and HERE.
Basically, print these files like photos, cut them down to the 3x3" squares they are, and modge podge them to blocks cut from a 4x4 beam.

I put this label on top.  

The Cub Scout Motto is Do Your Best.  

I used for the photos.  I plugged each boy's photo in and mod podged it to one side of the photo cube, then put the den photo on the other side.  We love this idea and plan to keep it going as long as I am around.  I think it is a great way for the boys to remember each year they were able to participate.
Let me know if you have any questions!!!

You can download this and other B&G themes HERE with Dropbox

Angry Bird Printables

I am burning the midnight oil these days getting ready for our Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet.  Here are a couple of the printables I have worked up for the various Angry Bird needs we have.  I don't have anything made up yet, but here are the printables.  Above are the little birdies and pigs that I plan to use when making the napkin ring-like thingies.

And This are labels for the photo cubes {Finished product to be shown off shortly}.

These are tiny pigs I am using for the centerpieces.

And these are slightly bigger piggies for the bean bag toss game.

These are the biggest piggies.  I was going to use these for the bean bag toss game, but now I think they might be too big.


and this are for the blocks that are part of  the centerpieces.

These are the faces found HERE for balloons, I just shrunk them smaller to fit either small balloons or the foam balls {only $.98 at Walmart} I am using on the tables.

These and...

These are the birdies I am using for the beanbag toss.

OK, wish me luck.  Now to take all these hours of printable-making and turn them into actual things.
Have a Great Weekend!!!

You can download all of these files HERE from Dropbox! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ToolBox Tuesday: Paint Storage

OK folks, what I am about to show you will literally STOP YOUR HEART.  It is that exciting....OK, Maybe not, but I LOVE it!  This rotating acrylic paint storage rack has made my crafty life much easier and CLEANER!

This "Cadillac" of acrylic paint storage systems is totally awesome.  It will hold 80 bottles on one side...

Swing it around, and you can hold another 80 bottles on the other side!!!
Before this rack found me I was storing my paint in various plastic boxes.  I could never tell what color I was grabbing.  Now, I just look at the bottle, little paint-colored bum just hanging out there for me to see.

It occured to me a few years ago that I needed a rack to hold my growing number of paint bottles.  About a week later, I went to Goodwill and, would you know it, there was a wire acrylic paint rack sitting in the isle.  It was as if it saw me coming and hopped off the shelf in anticipation!  And it was only $4!!! 

 I have searched and searched the internet to give you a source you can buy one from.  All I came up with were a couple of forums that send people to Micheals to buy one of theirs.  Apparently Micheals and Hobby Lobby both sell them and you can get yourself one at either location at a discount using the in-store coupon.  Lfalduto from Paper Fashions said she saw them at Micheals for $35.  With her 50% off coupon it made it only $17.50.  There you have it.

Now for your favorite part of ToolBox Tuesday, the part where I show you what this tool is good for.  I have already shown you pictures of the rack in action... 
Holding paint :0)  So now I will show you a couple things I have made with this paint the rack is holding :0)

Birthday Trinkets, posted just last week...

Thanksgiving Centerpieces, Cut out on my band saw...

Fake Make-Up I made for my 3 yr old and her friends...

The wildly popular Gratitude Trees made as centerpieces for Super Saturday 2011

Play Food, a project available for Super Saturday

These Family Blocks I made for myself {finally} :0)

The Guitars for Dad {Father's Day}

More Clippies than I would Like to Mention!!!

various Baby Shower Supplies like the cake pop stand above, the baby blocks below, or the baby name sign below the blocks...

This Snowman, need to make another one so I can have one!!!

Whatever Cake Parts I might decide I the handle of this violin.

I used my paint to decorate these wooden Play Shoes cut on my Band Saw.

Hey, look!  There is our Guest of Honor, Mrs. Paint Rack, next to Madison!  How is that for a tool in ACTION!

We used the paint to make these New Baby Welcome Do-Dads to hang from trees...

and most important of ALL, our Count Down to Edward!!! blocks.  Hey, that reminds me!  I need to get these back out.  The movie will be out on DVD in...1.2...8.9..17 days!!!  Yep, February 11th Ladies!  Get your camp chairs ready :0)

So, now that I have my hand dandy paint rack I no longer guess what bottle is coming out of the box.  I don't have to search through box after box to find the color i am looking for, and I can have my whole collection sitting next to me as I paint, making my painting sessions much more enjoyable and lazy {I felt the need to throw that last -honest- part in there} since I am not constantly getting up to look for paint bottles.  Now to make a cover so that I don't dump half of them out on the floor when I am transporting the rack....I guess that can wait a little longer.  I am a little too distracted by Edward's picture to remember what I was talking about.  

Have a great week everyone!  I will be back soon with Valentine wood crafts and Angry Bird Blue and Gold prep!!!  Yay!  I do love coming up with new stuff :0)

Novelty Print Quilt Pattern

I have had a hard time finding good quilt patterns for novelty prints the past couple times I purchased them.  I made up this pattern so tha...