Find me on Pinterest!

I’m on Pinterest now.

Well, I’ve always been on Pinterest, but I just recently turned it into a business account and started putting all my Quinto Creations Etsy listings and videos there.

It’s fun!

Check it out:

Quinto Creations on Pinterest

Follow me and let me know you found me through the blog!  I’d love to follow you back and see what sort of fun things everyone else likes to pin!

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Another Christmas Pinterest Project

We’ve been working on another Pinterest Christmas Craft to get ready for Christmas.

This time, we looked to this pin for inspiration.

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Another trip to Joann’s found us buying a bag full of popsicle sticks and various acrylic paints.  The paints were each less than a dollar and the bag of popsicle sticks had to be less than $5.  The colors of paint I purchased were brown, green, red and white.

We spent one morning painting popsicle sticks.

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To prevent color mixing and a huge mess, I let her paint with one color at a time.  I would just give her a few popsicle sticks at a time and it was up to her how many she wanted to paint a particular color.

In the end, we had a relatively good number of each colored popsicle stick.  We let them dry for a few days.  It wasn’t necessary for it to dry for a few days, let alone overnight, but I wanted to stretch the activity out over the days to keep her interest.  We also had family over the next day, so working on them the next morning was not possible.

When it came to assembling them, I initially thought I could use my Scotch Quick Dry paper glue.  I don’t know if it was the paint or the popsicle stick, but it just didn’t work.  We didn’t have any Elmer’s glue since I thought the glue I had would be sufficient, so my daughter couldn’t do any of the assembling herself.

I decided to use my glue gun.  That definitely meant that my daughter had to keep her distance while she simply told me what she wanted me to make.

In the end, we made a reindeer, Santa, and a Christmas tree.

I found a bottle of gold fabric puff paint that I used for the reindeer antler, the buckle on Santa’s belt, and the top of the Christmas tree.  When it dried, with looked amazing!  Added bonus: the glitter does NOT flake off!

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I’m going to add a bit of twine to the top of each of shapes so we can hang them on our Christmas tree.

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Christmas crafting 2014 – Toddler edition

This year, my daughter is old enough to have some fun with Christmas crafts.

Naturally we looked to Pinterest  for some holiday inspiration.

We came across this project.

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Click here to go to the pin’s actual website.

It’s a super cheap craft.  We went to Joann’s to purchase all the supplies.  All together, even without a coupon, the total cost of this project was under $10.  What a deal!

My daughter had a great time.  She’s three, so anything that makes her sit down and concentrate for over 15 minutes is a good thing.

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In the end, we made two candy canes with plenty of supplies left to make more.  We will definitely sit down and make more of these during the Christmas season.  They are a great ornament to hang around the Christmas tree.

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Goals for the new year..

2013 was successful for Cutie Q Cards n Crafts.

  • I was able to challenge myself into getting into a blogging schedule.  I was able to create enough to have content on my blog as well.
  • I found lots of success with my facebook page and the interaction is really starting to pick up.
  • I was able to provide some friends with some awesome crafts, especially party banners, which I LOVE to do!
  • I opened the Etsy store to custom orders found on Facebook and found some success in that.
  • I started scrapbooking

2014 will continue to be full of changes.

  • I want to start blogging 3x a week (Mon, Wed, Fri)
  • I want to continue improving my photography skills for my cards and other crafts
  • I want to boost inventory into my Etsy store and not limit it to custom orders from Facebook
  • I want to improve my blog page
  • I want to scrapbook at least 5 pages a month
  • I want to do a craft fair
  • I want to sell at least once a month on Etsy (that isn’t a custom order)
  • I want to start making videos
  • Continue my 2014 card making challenge, challenging myself to a specific number of cards that I need to make a year

That’s  A LOT to try to accomplish in one year, but seeing how much I accomplished this year, I know I can do it.

I hope everyone had a great 2013 and will have an even greater 2014!  Maybe everyone’s new year be full of love and blessings.

What are your crafty goals for 2014?

 

My daughter’s Lalaloopsy 2nd Birthday Party

The birthday party is said and done.. I’m so glad I did the Lalaloopsy theme!

It was such a fun theme to do! I highly recommend this for any little girl’s birthday party!

The dessert table was so much fun!

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I made the banner and the buttons.  I bought the table cover and the dangly decoration at Party City.

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The cake design was something that I found on Pinterest.  The original pin can be found here.  A friend of mine recommended her cousin to do it.  I think he did an absolutely FABULOUS job for so much less than what a local bakery was going to charge me.

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The rest of the desserts were from my coworker that does these sorts of goodies as her little hobby business.  She did an awesome job playing along with the theme.  She made cakepops shaped like little spools of thread, rice crispy treats that looked like paint brushes, and cookies that looked like buttons!  Her pineapple cakes were colored to resemble quilts and those little brownies were sheep with marshmallow wool!  So cute!  So yummy!

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I was approached by a follower of my FB Page and Instagram account about my need for a pinata for the party. At the time, I had just finished a trip to Party City and they were all out of Lalaloopsy pinatas with no idea of when they would get a new shipment.    Always willing to buy “handmade,” I’m so glad we got in contact and I had the most amazing pinata I’ve ever had!  I was so hesitant to get it beaten and opened, but we did.  I ended up salvaging the “2” and keeping it in my daughter’s bedroom.

In front of the pinata are the party favors I made from inspiration found on Pinterest.

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Because I had a billion things to do PLUS watch my little girl during the party prep, I made my brother in charge of button placement throughout the room.  I think he did an awesome job adding the dangly decorations and buttons in just the right spots.  He’s artistic by profession, so I always trust his judgement.

The party was a huge success despite my daughter being under the weather.  All the hard work paid off!

When possible, I try to shop with small businesses.  They always try to add that extra touch of love and care to their products and it always shows!

I hope you enjoyed this little picture tour of the party room.

My next project?  Thank you cards!

Are you planning a theme party?  Leave me a comment if you have any comments or questions!  I’d love to help you out!

Party favors

Pinterest to the rescue again!

This time, with the party favors.

I absolutely fell in love with this pin.
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View the original pin here.

View the blog article this pin came from here.

Although I really LOVED this particular pin, I needed to keep things relatively simple.

I went to Party City and bought all the things I wanted.  I also found a bunch of Lalaloopsy markers in the $1 rack at Target.
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I took each cup and put a few items in them…
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Each cup received one pencil, one marker, a tattoo, and a little bottle of bubbles.  If I wasn’t so hesitant about having so much litter, I would have put some of that pink paper filling to make it look full.  I just don’t want to be sweeping up all those loose pieces of paper, and the kids are also going to get candy from the pinata, so they will have more than enough fun stuff to take home.

I wrapped the cup in some clear cellophane wrap and tied it up with some purple ribbon.
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In my head, I was picture them being much fuller, but I’m still pretty happy with the results..

So you tell me…

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Did I nail it?!

Nailed it!

Pinterest.

Yes.  I’m a pinner.

My daughter is having a Lalaloopsy birthday party and where else am I supposed to go for ideas?  Pinterest, of course!

I pinned this and knew I had to try to incorporate the buttons onto the wall..

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See the original pin here.  See the blog entry which the pin originates from here.

I knew I had to do those button plates.  I’m probaby not going to string them together like that.  I plan on having them around the walls… I think it will be cute.

I started off with my supplies:
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I purchased the colored plates at Party City.  I bought the 20 pk of plates and used 10 of each.  I think 30 plates total would be enough.

In order to make punching holes easier for me, I cut my black cardstock into 1 3/4 in strips.
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I just punched down the strip until I had enough circles to put four circles per plate.

I put four circles in the middle of the plate.  I glued them down with my Tombow Mono Multi Glue.  Using liquid glue gave me time to move the circles into place before the glue dried.

I did three different colors to match the birthday banner I made:

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I think I nailed it!  I can’t wait to put them up in the party room!