Young and Crafty Sisters: June 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pennant America Banner

I've made a total of two 4th of July decorations this year. Shame.Shame.

This one was super easy to complete. Just grab some scrapbook paper, cut some letters on a Cricut, glue it all together and string up with some twine.

Seriously. It can't get any easier than that.

I hung my banner up on the old window I re-purposed.

Sometimes you just need a quick craft!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Square Wreath for 4th of July

With school and life going on I haven't had much time to make anything for July 4th. Well I finally finished something for my front door!

I got this idea from Pinterest. The wreath below is made by Michele Made Me.

I loved everything about it. Especially that it was made out of newspaper! That screams FREE to me.

We get the newspaper ads in the mail all the time and I got some from work.

Cut tons of strips of newspaper. Then start making rosettes. Use the same technique as you would with fabric.

If you follow me on Facebook, you saw my newspaper rosettes.

At this point I was rosetted out. My fingers were burnt and it took an episode of So You Think You Can Dance and Shrek 4 to make all of those. I must be just a wee bit slow.

I then made a frame from some scrap wood leftover from the chess board that Wyatt and I made. I also spay painted the flowers in red, white, and blue. The hot glue them on the frame in a random pattern.

And here's how it came out:

I just love it!

I will probably never make another one, or at least if I do it will only have 3 rosettes.

I just love the square frame, so different then the normal circle. Yes, I bleeped out our house number. I don't want any creepers checking up on us!

Have you made any 4th of July decor?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Free for All

What a week! For my Facebook followers, you know that my Paypal account got hacked. So annoying.
By the way, I am loving being on Facebook! It's so much easier to interact with everyone. I would love for you to follow along! Go HERE to like my page :)

Ready for some features? I knew you would be:

I have yet to complete one project for 4th of July so I am loving these easy one's by Ginger Snap Crafts!

Adorable pillowcase dress by Polkadot Whimsy!

Gorgeous dresser makeover by Designed by Chance!

And the most viewed link is...

This incredible dining room table and chairs transformation by Loving Life. I am loving that fabric!

Let's keep working to reach 100 and add another feature!!

Rules: Link directly to your post of projects made by you, no Etsy shops, no giveaways.
(Please do not link up a project that you've already linked here before)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Introducing SoSoBella Designs!

I've got someone fabulous for you to meet today!

SoSoBella Designs is a fabulous stamped jewelry shop! This shop was created by a wife and mother of two. The interesting shop name comes from her two kids names combined. SoSoBella has it's own webpage, Etsy shop, and blog. (Be sure to check them all out!)
Want to see some pretty eye candy? I knew you did.

I seriously love everything about this necklace. The saying, the owl, it's just to darn cute!

Such a darling little girls bracelet!

You can even customize your order for a gift, or heck, even for yourself!

So be sure to visit her wonderful Etsy Shop and check out her very large selection! Also, don't forget to follow her blog to stay up to date on new products!


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

LeBaron Interiors WINNER

The winner of the free E-design from LeBaron Interiors is...


Ricki, please contact me at youngancrafty @ to claim your prize!

Don't forget to go check out LeBaron Interiors!

Manic Mother

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day {With a Special Project}

Happy Father's Day!

I have a pretty awesome dad myself and I wanted to make him something special for his day. My dad is an electrician. He no longer works in the field but works in an office ordering all of the parts for the job sites. Since he's still around all of that electrician stuff, I wanted to make him something with electrician stuff!

Here's how I made it:

I cut a piece of board to the length/width that I wanted. Then drill two holes to put the dowels in and glue them.

This part SUCKS majorly bad. It's time to weave. I used electrician tape in red and yellow. Let me just say, it's not easy to weave sticky tape.

At this point I was thinking, wow, I will never make something like this again!

Once the weaving was done, I punched holes in my pictures and took electrical wire to make a "hanger". I tried to make a pretty curl for more interest. I used the wire connectors (the blue things) to "hang" the pictures. Everthing is hot glued on.

I really like how it turned out and I think my dad will love it!

I used all the pictures from my sister's graduation.

I hope that everyone spoils their Dad's today and has a wonderful Father's Day!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Free for All

Don't forget to enter the LaBaron Interiors giveaway! You could win a free E-Design! Go (HERE) to enter!

Whelp, I didn't get one thing accomplished this week craft wise. I do, however, have about 15 projects in the works. Hopefully I will have some good stuff for you guys to look at very soon!

In the meantime, I've been checking out everyone's awesomeness:

I am loving this simple vignette by Liz Marie Blog!

Suburbs Mama made this adorable Shabby Apple knockoff!

From Garnders to Bergers made that fabulous headboard! So beautiful!

And the most viewed link of the week is...

A Diamond in the Stuff made this for above her bed. Simple, cheap and super cute!

If this party ever reaches 100 link-ups I'm going to add another feature.
So there will be 4 features plus the most viewed!

Rules: Link directly to your post of projects made by you, no Etsy shops, no giveaways.
(Please do not link up a project that you've already linked here before)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

LeBaron Interiors E-Design GIVEAWAY {Up to a $225 value}

Boy have I got a giveaway for you today!

Kayla from LeBaron Interiors recently opened her interior decorating business in January of 2011. She went to school for interior design and I must say she has a real "knack" for it! She is a wife, a mother, and a business woman all rolled into one.

Manic Mother
Have you always struggled with that one room? Maybe it's a weird layout or your just not inspired. It happens to the best of us! Kayla offers E-designs to help a sista out!
Don't believe that she's really all that? Well a picture is worth a thousand words...

I am so in love with gray and yellow. This would make such a calm nursery.

Modern, classic and beachy. Love.

I just love the springish pops of green and yellow!

Isn't she amazing!?

Here is what you get when you purchase an E-Design:

--Beginning Consultation
--Design Board
--Furniture/Floor Plan
--Commentary of where to buy items, where to place items, and ideas of how to revamp old items
--All within your budget.

I love that last part, all within YOUR budget!

The giveaway is for ONE E-Design! The E-Design includes all that stuff (Up to $225).
Here's how to win:

1. Follow LeBaron Interiors Blog (1 entry)
2. Follow Young and Crafty on Facebook. (1 entry)

You've got 2 chances to win and you've got until Sunday, June 19th at midnight to enter!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Introducing 1 Fine Cookie!

You may have noticed a new button hanging out in my side bar.
It belongs to a fabulous new blogger 1 Fine Cookie!

I would like to warn before heading over there to check out 1 Fine Cookie that she has incredibly cute food and you are more than likely to gain 5 lbs. just by looking at it. That being said, it all looks scrumptious!

That's Jasmin, I've come to the conclusion that she doesn't eat the food she fixes. Kidding. But seriously, she must workout for about 4 hours a day. She is absolutely gorgeous and has a love and a passion for cooking. Everything she makes looks beautiful and delicious. She is also witty, in my opinion!

Here are just a few things that I liked. You'll have to check out her blog for more awesomeness!

Just look at these adorable turtle snicker bites. Almost to cute to eat. Almost...

Such a cool idea... pizza cake. But not really cake, just pizza, stacked like a cake. Yum-O!

Umm, yes please, I will take all of these Reese's Ice Cream Peanut Butter Cups!

1 Fine Cookie also has a shop where you can get some of her yummy items all for yourself!

Like these cutie cake pops. She's also got cookies and other delicious stuff!

So please, wipe the drool off of your mouse so that you can click on over to 1 Fine Cookie! Follow along to get some great recipe ideas and visit her shop to satisfy your sweet tooth!

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