Thursday, December 27, 2012

Index-card Gift Box

Making the box

Wrapping the box


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Pencil christmas tree

Inspiration is only the first step.
Trust is the second.
Communication is the third.
Love is the final step to any relationship.
You can't hate someone you truly understand.
Know them inside and out
Even from above.
This is why arranged marriages work out.
This is why opposites can attract.

Inspired by some photo online.. The star is an ornament, the rest is scrap paper (duh!), and the stand underneath is wrinkled scrap paper, and the whole this is held together by a pencil. Figure it out.

That's all folks!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ribbon hair piece

Hair piece. It looks kinda....ehh right now, but it's cute in your hair and hey, it's cheap and easy to make, so it doesn't hurt to try! Take a ribbon, curl it, and put it into a bobby-pin. no glue or anything, just put the pin into your hair and WOOHOO! you got the cutest little hair piece in town! works with thin hair, thick hair, or..gray hair.... but here ya go!

Perfect for the holidays and beats having your little bro or sis put the sticker bow of the presents in your hair, right?
Another piece I made, but instead of adding the ribbon, I made a bow from a drawstring piece

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Scrunchie Wreath

My friend bought me a bunch of giant scrunchies and I have no idea WHAT TO DO WITH THEM! I love her, and they're beautiful, but it just....well, I don't wear big poofy scrunchies in my hair. So what do I do? Well, here's the beautiful wreath I made out of the scrunchies :)

Don't spend however much you do on buying cheap cliche wreathes or amazingly fancy wreathes that out shine your home. use this. Make a circle out of paper and tape if neccessary. Then tie scrunchies around the ring :)

Friday, December 21, 2012

My out-of-the-blue Cold

Aching skin, freezing hands, what more could there be?
Swollen throat, pounding headache, please don't you dare tell me.
Chills down my spine, stiff aching neck, I'm wearing a winter coat for cryin' out loud!
Dry sweat, heated body, I can't lose that heat.
I need it, I NEEED it,
Don't take my body heat from me.
I've become light sensitive now?
I walk like I have a neck brace?
I get to bed like I'm elderly too?
Burning pee, icy toilet seat, why oh why ME?!
I can't run because the pounding will start up
I can't shake my head or my brains will swash n' buckle over seas
I can't move my head down or the .00001 pressure change will kill me.
I can't even shiver or my clothes will let in a draft
I can't move
I can't eat
I can't even sleep
This isn't mono, oh ho, No.
This isn't the flu, God bless you.
It couldn't be the cold -- I haven't been THAT bold.
I dress warm and eat right and wash my hands whenever I could.
It started as a sore throat but this can't be all it is.
So what, you tell me what
What have I'z got, eh?

--The cold.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Store Display

Harris Teeters' display of soda!
Amazing! I'd buy that!

Forget just plain ol' soda, or advertising with polar bears and anything - all you need is a giant display, stacked sky high with alternating colors and sodas of every kind! Yum!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


From Hulu commercial....
Actually, excluding Hulu or the holiday season or anything really, I have to ask: Why would anyone trust energy drinks? Instant energy for hours? Doesn't that sound a bit unnatural? Monsters, 5-hr energy, and drinks.
I don't get it, but have fun being a caffine druggie!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Finals week!

What's this? What's this?
There're students everywhere
What's this?
There's panic in the air
What's this?
I can't believe my eyes
You must be kidding
Wake up, Jack! This isn't fair!
What's this?

What's this? What's this?
There's something very wrong
What's this?
There's no one singing songs
What's this?
The streets are lined with
Absolutely nothing
Everybody seems so happy
Have I possibly gone daffy?
What is this?
What's this?

Lyrics from What's this? from Nightmare before christmas with a few alterations :) teehee. don't know the legal rights for this but might as well put it here, right?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Water bottle Vase

A flower, not quite a rose
With just as much elegance. Nothing fancy,
but a simple touch of color
Adds life to any room
It sits
Spreading its beauty
with all who glances its way

It may look a bit plain, but add more flowers, leave the leaves on the stem and if you want, you can take away the lable or leave it on. It's the flower that takes the spotlight, not the vase (or water bottle) you put it in.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Heavens are opening up!

The Heavens have opened up
But what truth is this?
There is no god above the Mighty
There is no Power judging us.
There is only the One.

Us, the humans, the animals, the plants and the seas
It watches us, judging us,
But no, they do not control us.
There is no God.
Nature is the One we live by.
The one we talk to.
Our friend through life.

No worship, no religion.
Just peace, equality, Fairness in all the lands.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Something's up with Jack Skelly!

Jack, are you there?
what's that in the air?
Little white flakes of mystery?
Well, that's just silly.
They're delicate drops of joy!
frozen bits of holiday spirit
that can cheer up a little girl or boy.
Holiday spirit,
Something I know you have!
But I'm sorry you've discovered this so late,
Christmas is a wonderful time to make
these little things called cookies, you see?
They can look like you or me,
but you can eat them.
Please don't attempt
to fight it,
I just have to eat you now.
It'll all be over before you know it.
These are not mine, but they're soooo darn cute! Jack Skelly cookies!
All recipe and cookie creds to Cindy Littlefield!
Poem is (of course) mine :)

Hope this brightens up your holidays!
And if you're a college kid like me, this is your yummy study break!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


As promised, here are movies!

Oh where do I begin? There are sooo many good movies!

1. Nightmare before Christmas (The movie is made of little clay figures and it's musical and the pictures are pretty and it combines the two BEST holidays!)

2. The Orphanage (creepy in the ghostly way and not in the stalker-rapist way.Original, makes you think, and any ghost movie involving children usually is good. Or reallllly old ghosts and old places with history and such is usually good. If you know any other movies like this, please comment below! I'd super appreciate it!)

3. 27 dresses (Cute little love story and Katherine Heigl is in this movie!!)

4. Kate and Leopold (awwwww the guy is so sweet, the girl is so relatable, and the whole thing is just romantic!)

5. Silent Hill (Horror movie, very original, based off of a game but still original for a movie,

6. The Ward (great twist in the end, and very intriguing up until the end is revealed. One or two gory scenes, but they don't even show it. Or atleast I didn't watch those. If I can take it, I'm sure you can too :)

7. Uninvited (like Ward but with better fashion and I love the girl's hair. And it's not quite as violent. This one's more suspense.)

8. My cousin Vinny (hilarious and clever lawyer)

9. Chicago (high energy dances and music and I love their costumes. Wish I was back in the 20's so I can wear that fashion)

10 Tangled or Princess and the frog (Cute, lovely, funny, and colorful family film but sooo much better than those 90s family movies.)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Some fun reads,

Now you may be thinking - what the hell does this have to do with being creative....blah blah blah little crafts and my original work or others' works that I like and OH etc.. right? Well, technically, Books and movies are forms of art too, with writing and filming from imagination! So here are some of my faves that I'd recommend:

1. Oblivion Road (girl and I think a friend gets trapped in the middle of a snowed in short cut or local route or something...point it she and friends don't get to go home. They scavenge around for stuff, I think a guy needs to stop his bleeding by patting snow on the wound and there's some crazed murder-rapist out in the woods. I think halfway through she finds her dad, but I don't know...But the twist in the end is really good and it's an adventure story, which I know you all like, right?

2. So you want to be a wizard (harry potter in America. I think they're in NYC or some city, and it's soooooo much better than Harry potter. Or atleast I had more fun reading this than reading Harry, though Harry's pretty good too - pretty good looking! ;P

3. Poison Ink -(um...i read this awhile back... but let's try this anyway. A tatooist has evil ink which if he uses to tatoo you, the design grows and spreads and poisons your mind to act like a devil. being evil for the sake of making others miserable. The friends notice and go after yea, stuff happens)

4. Fracture ( Engaging. Lots of romance. The guy is so cute! But the plot is really intriguing and adds a hint of mystery and fantasy. Idk, I liked it.)

5.Christopher pike books like Die softly and Remember me and Neal shusterman stuff like Unwind....

I know these are all young adult and stuff, but they're pretty fun. Unless you're grown up, reading the adult fiction with wayyyyy more graphic stuff, then ok, this may be too childish for you. But these are pretty good for almost anyone.

Tomorrow I'll tell you some movies, since this is realllly long already.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ferrero Rocher Pikachu!

Cutie pie, what a cutie pie
Pika chu! Pika-
Where are my friends?
I just want a hug,
isn't that enough?
I guess I can be your little pet,
but why can't you be my pet?
Someone to play with
when I have time,
but someone I can leave behind
when I have something to do.

Seriously, this is a one time thing, I cannot make this again if I wanted to.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Map Nails
Paint nails, soak a map in alcohol, press and check. NEEEEEEED clear coat on top or it'll fade off after a day or two.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Always festive, aren't you?
Wriggling through to see the light.
But what you don't see are the stars all around you.
You're blinded.
Blinded by your own bubbly light.
Child, calm down,
and you may start to see
what's already there all around you.
Diamonds shining through you,
Filling you with such warmth
Such happiness.
This is an egg. This is broken (obviously). I broke it. This is how you break an egg.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Save wrappers, Make an Ad!

Hey, what up Croutlet Viewers? Oooh, doesn't that sound like it could be some mini store in a mall? Can't wait! Anyway, forget that, I'm here to talk about free (non-retail) crafts. So today, I decided to actually do something with the 98236563467 wrappers I saved up. I mean, who doesn't save candy wrappers? They're shiny, colorful, small and lightweight, easy and cheap to collect! Hahaha yea, so I did a photoshoot with them. Wanna bet I can make these into pro advertisements? Just a bit of touch up, brighter background, some tech savviness, and I'll be good to go!

 You'd buy these right?

Aww, aren't they just CUTEEEE? 

 Oh god - SWEET TOOTH!

Mmm, delish!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Poem: Suicide debate

To die or Not to die,
what a conundrum we have in life.
The spirits speak strongly to us, but
we do not listen
what is it?
don’t you hear them calling? The wind
It whispers, asking for your life.

It tells you your time has come, but no.
Not yet!
Not yet?

you think you have more to do on Earth,
like a family to keep happy
a community to give back to
a life to fulfill
Your soulful duty has been served.
Selfish deeds do not make for a great entry into the after life.

I was writing a title for my eng101 paper (no kidding, really?) and I couldn't think. Ok, given, it is 4:19a.m. and I've been awake since 9a.m. the day before, so I shouldn't have this energy or even be able to think. However, somehow my eyes are not burning, and my muscles are still awake. My body tells me it's bed time when my eyes burn or when my muscles are just tired. Not sore or anything, but just tired. Tonight, they're just cold, but not much else. So it's a wonder I came up with anything at all! Ok, so my head is starting to spin now, so I'll sleep. But I just wanted to share this once in a life time chance of my actually working and being wide awake up until late. Or early since it's a.m. now.