Stay Cool this summer!

My kids have both been in preschool this year, and each had two teachers.  Lily graduated though (sniff, sniff) and I just thought her teachers needed something special!  I went with this "Stay Cool" care package.  Not so original, but I thought they turned out so cute!  I gave each teacher a beach towel, one of those reusable tumblers and a nice gossipy People.  I was leaning toward the Star! or OK! but you never know people's sensibilities!  I made a cute little scrabook-y card with a popsicle and summer paper with the teacher's name and a note from our family.  What do you think?  What are you giving your kids' teachers this year?
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Tooth fairy pillow

Isn't she cute?!  I made this little tooth fairy pillow for my little Lily, who is only barely 5 and has already lost 3 teeth.  Snuck up on the tooth fairy here!

(And this little fairy is leaning up against the tooth fairy pillow MY Mama made me, when I was little!  Awww!  Guess where all my crafty-ness came from? )

I saw this completely adorable idea on Mmm Crafts, and she gives you a free pattern.  Loved it!  It was very simple to make.  I like her's better, but I let Lily pick the colors of buttons, felt skirt, and ribbon.  I would have picked something else, but where's the fun in that? :)

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Free 4th of July Printable and Digital Scrapbooking Giveaway!!

This free printable can be downloaded from my Google Docs here.

It's a big day guys.  You may not know this, but, this is our first advertising sponsor post EVER.  I mean, that we weren't related to/friends with before we reviewed it.  Just unsolicited coolness.  And I, Dot, am so excited!  And I'll be straight up here, I did get the product for free but these are my honest opinions.  And seriously, I'm just nice enough, that my practice for this awesome digital scrapbooking program was to make a free 4th of July printable for all y'all.  Cuz I'm cool like that. 

My Memories Suite is a digital scrapbook program.  I, however, am not much of a scrapbooker.  I mean to be!  You'd think my craftiness would translate to scrapbooking.  My Mom is Cuh-razy about scrapbooking.  But, like the glorious and wonderful Cricut (or maybe Silhouette but I've never tried it), this is not just for scrapbookers.  This is an affordable design program, which you can use for a plethora of uses.  My sis-in-law uses digital scrapbooking to make her birthday invites.  And I am thinking I'm going to use mine for EVERYTHING!!!

You knew about Picnik, right?  I fell in love, bought a membership, the ants took over, I was hopeless.  No more Picnik.  I've been thinking that I needed to ante up and buy Adobe Photoshop but I've heard there's a bit of a learning curve there and I've been too intimidated.  And it's a touch pricey.  Enter My Memories Suite.

The only playing around I've done with it was to create this printable but it definitely gave me a handle on it.  I've used those blog-to-book programs before, plus other photo book programs so it was very familiar.  But better.  Because I could use it for straight design.  And even better than Picnik, you can use any font you've downloaded!  (Hello Kevin and Amanda.  You're about to see lots more of me...)  Amazeballs.

It was a little different for me.  I think Picnik was a little more user-friendly.  But once I was even on for 15 minutes, I'd been able to figure it all out.  And I can tell you that I've tried to mimic Picnik on my Word program and it doesn't work very well without lots of previous training.  I can't do it.  But this scrapbooking software, I can do.  Maybe its just a right brain thing, but this is much easier.

So BEST PART:  My Memories Suite is giving away one more program to one of our readers!  Woohoo!  This giveaway will end at midnight next Thursday, June 14th, 2012.  The rules:  Go to MyMemories.com, browse around, and leave a comment here about one of their best products in your opinion.  2nd entry: "like" Holiday Snob and My Memories on facebook and leave a comment that you did. 

Two chances per person to get your own free digital scrapbooking software.  Bam!

And that's not all... (uh, oh, feel like a tv show announcer) every one of you crazy crafting geniuses can get $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - $20 value!  Here's your coupon code: STMMMS26229

And I'd say cut and paste that one...

Alright Snobs, it's on!!  Enter to win, buy yourself some scrapbooking software, and download my free printable!  And ya know, it's always cool to become a follower of this blog!

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http://craftomaniac.blogspot.com/,/, http://www.skiptomylou.org/, http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com/, http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/, http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/
http://todayscreativeblog.net/, http://ladybug-blessings.com/, http://tipjunkie.com/, http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/,
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/, http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/, http://www.mybackyardeden.com/, http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com/
http://www.momnivores-dilemma.com/, http://www.houseofhepworths.com/, http://nightowlcrafting.blogspot.com/
http://www.whipperberry.com/, http://sassysites.blogspot.com/, http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/, http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/, http://www.tidymom.net/, http://www.findingfabulousblog.com/


Hey Snobs!  So we have an update on our Father's Day Free Printable.  I uploaded it to our Google Docs account, available for free download here.   Hopefully this will help you download a higher resolution image!  Remember, if you like this image, we would LOVE it if you would follow us or like us on facebook.  Thanks!

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Mothers Day 2.0!

Hey loyal readers!  I am constantly amazed at the amount of hits we get when Glitta and I have seriously broken down on our posting!  But this little printable I made last year still seems to be a favorite.  Would you believe that the original post has had close to 30,000 views?  Cuh-razy.  And I don't have a new for you.  BUT.  Many people have had some trouble accessing it so I am trying a new technique that I really hope works!  I uploaded the images I have to Google Docs in hopes that they are easier to download for all y'all.  Let me know if this helps!  I am not super awesome at replying but I read every comment and my heart goes a pitter pat with each one!  Thanks in advance for liking us on facebook, following this blog, pinning the image, or just thinking we're kinda cool.    Here's some links:

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Vintage Baby Shower for Sistah

I threw a Vintage-y Diaper shower for my little sister last week and then went straight into prepping for our craft segment on the News.  And then hightailed it out of town immediately following our 4 and a half minutes of fame.  I'm trying to get all the pictures edited, so I'm just going to throw out a quick sneak peek for you guys!

 And shocking expose alert!  By now, if you saw any of our news pieces, you'll know Dot's not my real name... Bum bum baaaam!  So here's me, minus a balloon and a pseudonym, just hosting a baby shower for my sistah.
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Spring Crafts for Kids on the Cheap...

Well yes we are still alive and kicking!! Just coming out of a long winter crafting hibernation!! The sun has been shining and the kids are on spring break. Which means fun but also the question of what to do?
We took to our cupboards and scrounged up some paper plates, cupcake liners, cooffee filters, paper bowls,cups, buttons--really anything you can find and let the kids go spring craft crazy. Here is how is all turned out:
There were flowers of all shapes and colors...enough to kick start our flower gardens.

 The boys had a blast making paper plate frisbees..we had dinosaurs and pirates and just crazy colored ones!!

We had a great time and we were featured on our local Channel 2 News Colorado's Best for a segment on Fun Springbreak crafts for cheap...ours were actually free!! (the best kind of craft in our book) Check us out.

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Christmas Crafts on the CW!

Inside the studio, waiting for my turn:

The mess you couldn't see on camera :)  I just can't craft in a tidy manner!

Where do I look?  Where do I look?  Obviously that teleprompter in the middle, but I thought the camera on the left.  You just never see me look at that camera!

I have some tutorials to post this week for the crafts I showed on the segment, but tonight I only have time for the cute Christmas trees!  Now, I must first admit, that the snobs around here didn't invent these adorable trees, we saw them on Tatertots and Jello, created by Desiree at 36th Avenue.  Click here to see her full tutorial!

I added some rhinestone "ornaments" and changed up the colors a tiny bit.  We chose this craft because first, it's adorable, second, we were asked to share a craft for kids.  And this one is perfect.  It's just tape!  Here's my kids making theirs:

 The two on the left are done by my almost 5 year old, and the one on the right is by my two year old.  Pretty great!
Stay tuned this week for the shadow box tutorial and a free printable!
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We're grateful for you!

And we decided to show it!

So we made this Thanksgiving printable for you, for free!  To print the image, right click on it and save to your hard drive.  You can then print it on photo paper or order it to your favorite lab (we always use Costco) in a 5 x 7, 8 x 10, and 11 x 14.  We would also be grateful if you let us know if you like the print or use it at all!  Dot has an 11 x 14 framed and we're using small prints as favors for our Thanksgiving guests.

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More Last Minute Thanksgiving Crafts...this one is for the little ones!

Ok, you know you love them. Those messy little hands that you just can't get enough of...well maybe sometimes your fridge and windows and walls can get enough of them... but you can never get enough of their sweet little fingers. So I thought--actually I probably was talking out loud to myself while walking through the aisles of Target---I need to make those little hands into grateful turkeys so I will always remember how grateful I was.
So this easy and fun craft will use very little supplies and very little brain function. You can also have your little turkeys help out for even more fun.

Here are your supplies:
canvas (or piece of cardstock0
Paint and brush
hand (any size will do but the smaller the better!)
tulle squares (or tissue paper just like you used to use in elementary school)
glue (I used hot glue but if you have little ones help I would say go for a different glue choice)
embellishments of choice

How to:
Paint canvas if you want. Then paint the turkey (aka hand) and place into the right spot on canvas. Cut the tulle or tissue into squares and once turkey is dry, wrap the squares around a pencil and stick in place on each finger with glue until all fingers are covered like feathers. Embellish as you wish. Easy Peasy!!

Now go enjoy your little turkeys as long as you can!!

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Last Minute Thanksgiving gift/craft/decoration!

Last week I needed to come up with a cute, CHEAP, quick gift in the spirit of Thanksgiving for a friend.  I had just made a bookpage birthday wreath and it was looking so cute that I decided it could do double duty.  I don't have all the photos for a tutorial (because it needed to be done, like, yesterday!) so I will refer you to an awesome one at Funky Junk Interiors that is a similar one to mine.

courtesy of Funky Junk Interiors
And then I just threw on a cute turkey I'd made with my Cricut.  Super easy, cost nothing since I used materials I had and fast!  Hope this idea helps you out!

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December Craft Night, Good Day Colorado Special

It's time again for another craft night!  We have a super cute and EASY one for December.  The layered pedestal Christmas tree!

We had a preview of our Craft Night featured this morning (and again tonight) on our local Denver Fox news with the amazing Dan Duru and his sidekick comedian camera man, Cody White.  Here's some pictures I took of the morning (early, early morning)

 Here's the worktable with the components of this month's Craft Kit.

 My kids snuck down for some of the breakfast goodies...

So here's the deal, this month's Craft Night will be Friday, December 9th at 7pm and is open to a limited number of guests.  Please email us to reserve a spot and we'll email you a paypal request.  We also offer the kits for purchase.  They are $10 a kit, which makes one tree.  They are also available in a bulk discounted set of 10 kits for $85, so you can do your own Craft Night!  This kit includes everything you'll need to make one tree, except your glue gun, glue, and scissors. Unfortunately there is a paypal charge of $3, and any shipping charges are extra.  Email us (like usual) at holidaysnob@gmail.com if you have questions or call 720-837-6168.  We'll link up to Fox's show as soon as its up and you can see the Holiday Snobs in action!


Wizard of Oz Party for Young Women in Excellence

Halloween took a back seat this year to a fun Wizard of Oz party thrown by Dot for a church Young Women In Excellence program.  Here's the breakdown:

In Invitation, modified so you can download it and edit in your own specifics if you'd like.  I sewed rainbow ribbon across it under the "Somewhere."  This is sized for Costco's 6.5 x 7 greeting cards. 

The room at first glance with hot air balloon centerpieces:

I also made 140 flying monkeys to work as placemats and flying around the room.  And of course I included my smashed witch legs and "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" sign:

I painted a Lollipop Guild Sign and had a bucket of paper lollipops on wooden dowels (hey we were on a budget!)
Then I painted a "Watch out for Tornadoes" sign and wrapped tomato cages in wrapping paper to make some twisters.

And of course, I rounded up a vintage bike with basket for Mrs. Gulch.

We had a round up of the gang: Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion.  I made the tinman by just gluing together different cans.

We had a "Somewhere over the Rainbow" side of the room for the girls' value projects.

We decorated with tissue paper pompoms and a yellow brick road in front of the table.

We had just a dessert table for this event, with a variety of themed treats, such as these Melted Witch cupcakes (vanilla cupcakes with green frostin, topped with Thin Mints and Hershey Kisses witch hats)

We also had Ding Dongs, (get it?!):

There was also Yellow Brick Road Rice Krispy treats and a rainbow of fruit.

Here's some pictures of the drinks: Wicked Witch Repellant (Water) and Melted Witch Punch (green kool-aid with dry ice)

I just loved this punch!  Why is dry ice so cool?!  And there's a shot of me, Dot, over there on the left!  I was the mayor of Munchkinland so I wore polkadots and stripes.

Finally we had a handout to send home with girls.  Attached to the handout was a clothespin Dorothy Doll:

Our program looked like this:

There’s No Place Like our Heavenly Home
Young Women in Excellence
November 9, 2011
Conducting:  Sister  
Opening Prayer: 
Speaker:  the Wizard of Oz (Bishop) to introduce the evening and Personal Progress Program
Speaker:  Dorothy (YW President) “There’s No Place like our Heavenly Home”
Musical Presentation
Presentation of Awards:  Glinda the Good Witch (Personal Progress Leader)
Speaker: YW who had recently finished entire Personal Progress program
Closing Prayer

 Well, I hope these ideas are inspiring and help you out if you're throwing a Wizard of Oz Party or Young Women in Excellence Program!

I'd also like to send a shout out to all the fabulous websites that inspired this evening:

Linking here:
http://www.momnivores-dilemma.com/,  http://www.houseofhepworths.com/http://nightowlcrafting.blogspot.com/
http://www.whipperberry.com/http://sassysites.blogspot.com/http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/, http://www.tidymom.net/,  http://www.findingfabulousblog.com/
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