Friday, February 18, 2011

My Baby is Turning 9!

How did that happen?!?! seems like just yesterday
she was my tiny little baby!
Sienna (my youngest) and I had fun making this candy card to give her tomorrow for her Birthday.

Remember these?
I got one as a kid from a friend and loved it!
Hope that she does too:)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

And Yet Another Version...

I decided to redo the invitations for my son's birthday party...again:) I really liked the ticket idea, but wanted to simplify them. Here is the newest version. I think this version is more fun and appropriate for his age.
Go here and here to see the other versions.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Another Auction: Over 1,500 Grams of 11/0 Seed Beads!!!

I'm going to auction off one more
very large lot of TOHO 11/0 round seed beads.
This time around, I listed a bunch of "fancy" colors!
Good luck!
This is an awesome lot of beads!
Here is my listing on Ebay:
Don't forget to check out the beading patterns
on the left side of my blog!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Gumball Machine Valentines

I finished the gumball valentines that I designed.
I think they turned out really cute.
Hope you like them too!
Here is the tutorial and free printable,
so you can make them too!

But first...
living with ThreeMoonBabies | drilling holes in gumballs
Here is a tip for poking holes in gum balls,
so you can string them to make jewelry...
or whatever.
Use a small drill bit!
Drill through one side,
then drill through the other side.
The drilling can be done by hand
with just the drill bit and not using the drill.
Another tip...
start with a very small drill bit and gradually
enlarge the hole by stepping up
the size of the drill bit.
This will help you drill through
the gum ball without cracking it.
Hope this information helps!

Here is the valentine tutorial:
(aren't they cute!)
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Get the PDF to print the bottom part of the valentine here.
You can print it on any color paper card stock that you wish.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Put gum balls in a bag, about 10 of them.
I used fold top sandwich bags for the gum balls,
but you can also use plastic wrap or other small clear baggies.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Tie the bag closed.
I tied the bag with yarn,
but any string would work.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Gather the end of the bag and tape to
the back of the printed portion of the valentine.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Trim the end of the bag,
so it looks nice and doesn't hang
past the end of the valentine.
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Turn over...
living with ThreeMoonBabies | gumball machine valentines
Hope that you like them!
** (p.s. You can use any candy in place of the gumballs.
they would look really cute with M&Ms too!)**

Blank Gumball Valentine (printable without message)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Gumballs on the brain!

It all started when I saw these cute gumball necklaces...
image from

Then I got an idea for
gumball machine Valentines to make
my kids to take to school this year
(I hope to share them soon...
if they turn out...and I can find gumballs!).
I did some searching on the web to see
if my idea had already been done.
I didn't see it, so maybe not?
I did find this super cute idea for
"The Ultimate Handmade Gumball Machine".
It would make such a wonderful Teacher's gift
for Valentine's Day or any time!

image from

I also noticed,
while searching for gumball Valentine's Day ideas,
that most of the gum themed messages said
~I "chews" you!~
(just like in the picture above)
So cute!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Auction: Over 1,000 Grams of 11/0 Seed Beads!!!

I'm trying to clean out my stash of beads...
and make some money to sign my kids up for t-ball/softball!
It's very expensive to sign up 3 kids:)
If you love to bead...
this is such a great deal!
***P.S. if the winning bid goes over $50.00, I will refund the full shipping price of $10.95 via PayPal. FREE SHIPPING if the bid goes over $50.00!!!

and if you love to bead...
You should also check out my beading patterns
on the left-hand side of my blog.
Happy beading!