Monday, June 25, 2012


So I get back in town, and I am settling in to my craft room, aka dining room that was converted for the summer, and in walks Lisa. That girl is ALWAYS dragging me in to her grandiose schemes! Just what I need, another craft, cake, or decorating challenge.
Of course, I am kidding. Lisa and I have been neighbors since our 8 year old boys were in diapers. I have managed to craft and bake my way out of many a birthday and Christmas gift for the kids. I LOVE giving of my heart and talents. Is Chaser going to remember the cool HALO, construction, or Thomas cakes, or the Nerf gun? EXACTLY!
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Well now Chaser has an updated bedroom with a cool new accessory from Ms. Whytney! Lisa brought over this very plain, inexpensive, mass produced lampshade. 
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Lisa asked me to add a “Hockey theme.” The first thoughts we had were to cut out different equipment in colors that would coordinate. So I sat aside the shade until I was ready to Silhouette.
At first, I was looking for a puck, stick, goal etc… Then when I went looking for a goal, I found a set of players with a goal.
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Then, I changed directions… What about placing the vinyl on the INSIDE of the lamp and making silhouettes?

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I also included Chase’s name and jersey number. I made sure to reverse my images so they would look “right.” BTW, getting letters straight inside a lamp shade is horrid! Next time, any words will go along the bottom seam. The curve of the shade makes the letters curve upward.
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So here is the lamp OFF. Isn’t the stuffed Zamboni the cutest?
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And ON…
The room is not complete, but here is a look at what Lisa has done this week:
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Setting the mood at the entry
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A cubby bench with paneling, a shelf, and pegs painted in the same color, make a locker.
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And a chair rail made from broken hockey sticks. AWESOME!
Yipes, I just remembered, I said I would tell ya about Paigey’s PreK Graduation party. Yep, Lisa is keeping me busy! Winking smile I will get to writing about that…
Y’all have a great week!
Love, Whyt

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Monday, June 11, 2012

These aren’t the droids you’re looking for…

Star Wars Party, Part 2. Come on in and join the party!
The sign on the door and the Yoda canvas were made with my handy dandy Silhouette SD and a free jedi font. The poster used to be in our game room, until we downsized. And since Logan is wanting a SW themed room, the signs, and posters will be re-used!
The “Cloud City Cakes” were topped with a light grey icing, white chocolate Legos (mold from Amazon), and flags from the stickers.
The boys made light sabers from pool noodles and duck tape. I made a back drop from $1/yd WalMart fabric, glitter glue and cut outs of  a Death Star and Tie Fighters. The Jedi robe was repurposed from Mr. Whimsy’s Monk costume.
Getting the party favors, along with the paper goods, mostly just “happened.” The stickers were with the Hallmark party supplies at WalMart. Also at WalMart, I found the mini Lego sets and then after Easter, the Easter Eggs on clearance. The Star Wars fruit snacks came from Kroger.
I picked up plain goody bags, made tags in Word, and glued the tags to the Lego paper.
And then upon completion of their Jedi training, each Padawan received a certificate.
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I had so much fun planning Master Whimsy’s party! Next I will show you what I did for Pagie’s pre-K graduation!
Have a great week!
Love, Whyt

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